1. 025899's Avatar
    Why is it that I "must" have the latest and greatest iPhone, but I can let the iPad get 2 or 3 generations old before I "need" a new one?

    Rhetorical....Just wondering how people feel about when their devices are outdated.
    05-01-2014 06:32 PM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    i want new everything all the time lol...
    05-01-2014 07:05 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore

    Lots of us feel the same way

    Lastest phone. Tablet can wait
    05-01-2014 07:59 PM
  4. RavenSword's Avatar
    I think it's because a phone is something that's usually always on our person, so we use it more and want that experience always better and better.

    A tablet is something you only use at certain time in the day.
    kataran and Speedygi like this.
    05-01-2014 09:58 PM
  5. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I am exactly the same way. Must get the latest iPhone 6 when it launches but my iPad 2 can wait, even though I probably use it more than the iPhone currently.
    05-03-2014 04:55 AM
  6. boovish's Avatar
    I still have my gen 1 iPad. But of course, I did buy a White TouchPad and then the TouchPad Go.
    05-03-2014 10:31 AM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    You only use the Tablet for reading, movies and web browsing mostly, that's why...
    05-05-2014 10:59 AM
  8. rayz336's Avatar
    My phone is with me all the time and my iPad is generally for media consumption so it doesn't need to be the latest and greatest
    05-05-2014 11:02 AM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    Also, people are probably paying for an iPad outside of the necessity that is the iPhone, and thus don't see a need to put extra expenses per year because of that.
    05-05-2014 11:47 AM
  10. williamsbh76's Avatar
    i want new everything all the time lol...
    Damn straight!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    05-06-2014 08:21 PM
  11. smelton3's Avatar
    i want new everything all the time lol...
    How true...both iPhone and iPad have to be the latest.


    Sent from my AT&T LTE iPad Air. White in color of course. Or my iPhone 5s. Gold of course.
    05-06-2014 10:37 PM
  12. 025899's Avatar
    Nice to see a fair split between everything new and having new phone/old pad.

    I always want a new phone, but I can almost never justify it. I got a friend at work with an iPhone 3 Jesus. He uses it to monitor the security cameras in his home, Twitter, Facebook (I think), company email, private email, a little gaming, plus phone, internet, and text. We make about $150,000/year, so it's not money.

    I wonder how much of the new phone drama is ego driven. I don't do anything on my phone where retina display would be a deal breaker. I don't need the fingertip unlock. I'm not going to take any mind blowing photos, so I don't need a better camera. As I'm getting older, I do want a bigger screen if I can get it. And I have a great appreciation for extra RAM. RAM is the only reason I got an iPad 3 this month to replace my fist gen iPad.

    In theory, I could probably go skip every other phone. Maybe skip two models.

    In reality, I can't do that. I'll pay the $250=500-whatever just to get that one new feature.
    05-08-2014 01:18 AM

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