iPad: Six-months later
Roughly 6 months after Apple releases the iPad, and many of us bought them, I'm curious to know how it's working for you?
Better than you hoped? Worse than you feared? Different than you expected?
Here's a bunch of our editors and writers sharing their thoughts, but please add a reply below and let us know yours!
- 10-26-2010, 05:51 PM #2
- 10-26-2010, 11:00 PM #3
Wow, has it only been six months? I had to check. It seems like it's been much much longer. I almost don't remember what it was like without it. The iPad has changed the way I get my daily information. All my email and 99% of my internet use is delivered via the iPad. I use my iPhone far less too. The battery has been a pleasant surprise.
- 10-26-2010, 11:20 PM #4
For me it's better than I expected. My laptop now collects dust but like guiness said, it's all about the apps and thankfully there are some excellent devs out there. I think the additional features of IOS 4.2 will make it even better.
There are three of them in my house, so yes we love them.
- 10-28-2010, 08:24 AM #5
- 10-29-2010, 09:59 AM #6
- 10-31-2010, 12:13 AM #7
I have changed the way I do life..lol. I have pretty much switched to e-books (granted on the Kindle app) moved my calendars completely to the cloud, and use it for pretty much all my entertainment and business needs.
I still say its only an 80% solution. I still can't edit complex excel workbooks, and I still require my laptop to get much of what i need on and off the iPad.
Looking forward to the next revision. Hopefully with a filesystem that accessible and some kind of SD slot. More RAM is always nice too.
- 10-31-2010, 06:00 PM #8
It's exactly what I expected when I first intended to buy it. I use it for web browsing, email and tweeting whenever I'm somewhere bored out of my mind. It has since now expanded with different apps and games. I have never been a mobile gamer but Words with Friends was the first on tho land me hook, line and sinker. I've got the camera kit but haven't used it much with my camera after getting photogene I was able to do alot more on the iPad. The best part is I can now leave my laptop at home four days out of the week. I'm excited to finally get 4.2 for folders and multitasking.
- 11-03-2010, 01:56 PM #9
- 11-05-2010, 11:00 AM #10
No doubt that iPad is really a great innovation, although I finally had mine way later than the others. I'm starting to 'get to know' other iPad applications, but I think it's already 'killing' my laptop. Everything that I basically need is already in my iPad. So far, I'm satisfied.
- 11-08-2010, 04:35 PM #11
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- 12-11-2010, 02:22 PM #16
- 12-14-2010, 04:32 PM #17
- 12-14-2010, 05:14 PM #18
It's been great. Like some others on this thread, I've found new reasons to like it more every day. I'm glad I waited until the end of April to get the 64GB 3G version. Worth the wait. Many others who rushed out to get the WiFi-only version are regretting it now. I also got in right under the wire for the unlimited 3G plan ($30) with AT&T. So long as I never cancel it, I should be able to keep it. Honestly, though, I haven't used near 2GB of data anyway, as I'm usually at home on WiFi with it. Still, nice to have when/if I travel.
- 12-14-2010, 05:17 PM #19
- 12-14-2010, 09:45 PM #20iPhone Nanite
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ipad 3G 64g suddenly does not wake up
my fairly new ipad does not respond. For no obvious reason the ipad does not wake up to pressure on the main button. Docking with the charging cable doesn't bring any response. Totally dead ! If anyone has any idea of what goes, please let me know. Contacting Apple expert support is only available during waking hours. I have a phone appointment at 10:00 am december 15th.
- 12-14-2010, 10:10 PM #21
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- 01-17-2011, 12:20 AM #25