1. felface's Avatar
    i need help i'm trying to decide between getting a 13-inch MBA and getting my 3gs fixed (round 200) or wether to get an iPhone 4s and an iPad 2/wait for the 3 i'm gonna spend roughly the same amount HELP
    11-16-2011 03:22 PM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Try to figure out what you want to do first, and then see whether you need a Mac, or you can cope with just an iPad. I can't do any of my work on the iPad, although I love it for email, browsing, games, etc.
    11-16-2011 05:01 PM
  3. thebignewt#IM's Avatar
    I have a similar choice to consider. My wife as the iPad2 and now an iPhone 4S (2 days old). She loves the Pad, but it's 95% browsing. I can get an excellent refurb 09 MacBook for $600 (4gb RAM, 160gm HDD). Decisions decision. I agree it depends what you do on it.
    11-16-2011 05:08 PM
  4. felface's Avatar
    I am going to be doing some heavy typing but thay can be acheived on a iPad i've found it fine so far i love my iPad for games and browsing and email like steve jobs R.I.P said 'they need to be better at several things' and it is i'm sorta leaning towards the 4s and waiting on the three
    11-16-2011 05:31 PM
  5. noaim's Avatar
    I am going to be doing some heavy typing but thay can be acheived on a iPad i've found it fine so far i love my iPad for games and browsing and email like steve jobs R.I.P said 'they need to be better at several things' and it is i'm sorta leaning towards the 4s and waiting on the three
    keep in mind an ipad cant be used to restore your iphone or sync the iphone.. I would say if you dont have a computer to get one!
    11-16-2011 05:46 PM
  6. felface's Avatar
    One word iCloud but i do also have a family which sometimes i sync stuff off
    11-16-2011 05:48 PM
  7. felface's Avatar
    *family iMac
    11-16-2011 05:49 PM
  8. noaim's Avatar
    One word iCloud but i do also have a family which sometimes i sync stuff off
    if something gos wrong and you need to restore the phone you cant do this via icloud..
    11-16-2011 05:53 PM
  9. felface's Avatar
    Yes you can go through setup process and restore to the iCloud backup but i do have FAMILY IMAC which occasionally sync things off
    11-16-2011 05:55 PM
  10. thebignewt#IM's Avatar
    If you already have a Mac and no iPad consider it unless you need the HDD space or run big graphics. For messages, movies and web and looking at pix it's fine. I can get a Pad or Macbook for the same price is my dilemna (and we have one Pad).
    11-16-2011 05:58 PM
  11. cardfan's Avatar
    It wasn't apparent in your OP that you already have an ipad and iMac.

    I'd go for the 4S and worry about anything else later. But it sounds like you already know what you want to do.
    11-16-2011 06:02 PM
  12. leharris22's Avatar
    Depends on what you want to do with the Macbook/iPad. If you do a lot of word processing and run many programs (and/or need a lot of memory/storage), you'll probably still need the Macbook. If you don't do a lot of typing and run a lot of programs or need a lot of storage, you could always just buy a keyboard for the iPad and use the iPad as your main computer. It really depends on what you're going to do with the Macbook/iPad.
    11-17-2011 07:52 AM
  13. felface's Avatar
    I am going to be doing some heavy typing but this needs to last me for a considerable amount of time so while it would be nice to run some programs i guess i could use the ipad
    12-04-2011 07:00 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    Right now I have the first iPad. Love it for browsing web, reading magazines and newspapers, games and email. I am waiting on the 3. If you are looking to do heavy typing then I would go with the MacBook air- I use mine for work stuff. I tried to use the iPad and its just not the same as a laptop for work stuff.
    12-04-2011 07:44 PM
  15. felface's Avatar
    This needs to be my all in one device in need gaming web mail and the ability to occasional heavy typing
    12-05-2011 04:52 PM
  16. felface's Avatar
    Cos i cant have both 4s and iPad 3 and MBA so i need to pick and while i have a family iMac i want to use this as little as possible and i have a need for the regualar stuff web surfing mail gaming and needed help deciding thats why i posted this thread for ideas and for the tipb nation to help in my dilema
    12-05-2011 06:24 PM
  17. phreddyl's Avatar
    What kind of gaming? Like app gaming? Then go with a iPad plus a case that has bluetooth keyboard. If u are doing heavy typing you will need that. Neither the iPad or MBA will replace the iPhone. A phone is a phone.
    12-05-2011 07:43 PM
  18. felface's Avatar
    Yer there are only big games on the app store no small games (like whale trail cut the rope etc.) i'll be doing that alot
    12-06-2011 02:33 PM
  19. phreddyl's Avatar
    Yer there are only big games on the app store no small games (like whale trail cut the rope etc.) i'll be doing that alot
    I don't know what you are saying
    12-06-2011 08:17 PM
  20. cardfan's Avatar
    Cos i cant have both 4s and iPad 3 and MBA so i need to pick and while i have a family iMac i want to use this as little as possible and i have a need for the regualar stuff web surfing mail gaming and needed help deciding thats why i posted this thread for ideas and for the tipb nation to help in my dilema
    It doesn't sound like much of a dilemma. You've got a broken iphone 3GS, an ipad, and a family iMac.

    Sounds like you already have your "all in one" device in the ipad. Sell your broken iphone. Get an iphone 4S. Worry about rest later.
    12-07-2011 12:37 AM
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