View Poll Results: If limited to one, which would you buy

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  • iPhone 5

    36 66.67%
  • iPad 2

    17 31.48%
  • Neither

    1 1.85%
  1. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    12-08-2010 08:57 AM
  2. toneofark's Avatar
    Everything must be run by her huh?
    If you want to avoid an unnecessary (read: preventable) headache, yes.
    12-08-2010 09:42 AM
  3. Jellotime91's Avatar
    @ChrisGonzales90

    I just don't think Apple will be so quick to adopt a technology that nobody even understands or would be able to use anywhere yet. It's useless right now.

    Also, "cats in a box" is a saying. If you put 2 cats in a box together who don't know eachother they will likely start hissing and scratching at each other for no reason.
    12-08-2010 10:15 AM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    Neither, the iPhone 4 is great and I don't need an iPad.

    I don't get all this NFC talk for any phone. Is NFC the new jargon for RFID? Does any place use it outside of Japan? My debit card has it but I've never used it.

    Unless the iPhone 5 comes with a brain implant it can't have that much over the 4 at this time. A 2MP pixel facetime camera, more RAM, and a new antenna are probably it.
    12-08-2010 10:32 AM
  5. jdavis530's Avatar
    Iphone 5, hands down.
    12-08-2010 10:44 AM
  6. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    Simple answer for me...iPhone 5!
    12-08-2010 11:54 AM
  7. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    If you want to avoid an unnecessary (read: preventable) headache, yes.
    There you go! Someone's got it!

    @ChrisGonzales90

    I just don't think Apple will be so quick to adopt a technology that nobody even understands or would be able to use anywhere yet. It's useless right now.
    True, but the same could be said for almost any feature. What general consumer is going to know what HDR photos is?



    Neither, the iPhone 4 is great and I don't need an iPad.

    I don't get all this NFC talk for any phone. Is NFC the new jargon for RFID? Does any place use it outside of Japan? My debit card has it but I've never used it.

    Unless the iPhone 5 comes with a brain implant it can't have that much over the 4 at this time. A 2MP pixel facetime camera, more RAM, and a new antenna are probably it.
    That will be iPhone 20
    12-08-2010 12:09 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    True, but the same could be said for almost any feature. What general consumer is going to know what HDR photos is?
    But HDR can still help people in their day to day life. NFC won't do anything for 99% of people, and people will be scared to use a feature like that because of credit card security and crap.
    12-08-2010 01:03 PM
  9. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    But HDR can still help people in their day to day life. NFC won't do anything for 99% of people, and people will be scared to use a feature like that because of credit card security and crap.
    OK, your acting like NFC will be the only feature added to the iPhone 5.

    But your right. People will be throwing a fit. They threw a fit when I worked form Target and asked for their ID since I couldnt sell them that M rated game, cough meds or the wine. Its like, Target doesn't give a damn about you. Its just a system set up so we can sell these things legally. (ie; sell the wine to 21+)

    Not to menton "Big brother" is always watching
    12-08-2010 01:33 PM
  10. grajasekar's Avatar
    I'd go with an iPhone 5. I don't really feel the need for updating for just a few upgrades from the current iPad. But more so cos I love devices that are more mobile and that I can use on the go.
    12-08-2010 02:12 PM
  11. slide's Avatar
    I can't really think of what can be improved in my iPhone 4, but if the ipad 2 has retina display -- I'm there!
    12-08-2010 07:45 PM
  12. Petra Systems's Avatar
    iPad2 definitly
    12-09-2010 10:18 AM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I can't really think of what can be improved in my iPhone 4, but if the ipad 2 has retina display -- I'm there!
    That's not feasible. It would need a 2400x1800 resolution. So unless you want the iPad to start at $2000, you don't want retina display on it.
    12-09-2010 10:33 AM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    That's not feasible. It would need a 2400x1800 resolution. So unless you want the iPad to start at $2000, you don't want retina display on it.
    To be honest, i've no idea what it would cost apple or the performance hit it may take with that resolution. I just know they have no huge NEED to increase resolution yet. Maybe once compeitors' tablets flood the market? Right now, there's no 10" pad worth looking at.

    But it would definitely be pretty sweet and a must buy (for me) when or if it does happen.
    12-09-2010 10:45 AM
  15. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Again, people. a "retina display" is just Apple using fancy words for what the indrestery calls "High resolution display" There is no such thing as a "retina display"
    12-09-2010 10:45 AM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Again, people. a "retina display" is just Apple using fancy words for what the indrestery calls "High resolution display" There is no such thing as a "retina display"
    The qualification for a retina display is that it is past the threshold of the human eye to distinguish pixels within a 12" distance. It must have a ppi of over 300. On a 10" display, that would be 2400x1800. Jobs made the reason why it's called a retina display pretty damn clear.
    12-09-2010 11:44 AM
  17. cardfan's Avatar
    Again, people. a "retina display" is just Apple using fancy words for what the indrestery calls "High resolution display" There is no such thing as a "retina display"
    And yet, my iphone 4 has a "retina display" :P

    Whether its a marketing term or not, apple created and sort of defined it. Basically, it's when you have such a high resolution that you can't see the pixels. 330ppi for a 3.5" screen held a foot away qualifies according to Apple.

    It's not simply "high resolution" as your "indrestery" calls it. No other phone meets this mark.

    Any bump in resolution for the ipad would likely have to be 2048x1536. There's a reason why Apple went with 960x640 for iphone 4. The ppi for the ipad then would be 263. Still not quite "retina" as apple defined it but i'm sure they could squeeze the definition (after all, its Apple's creation) a bit and say you don't hold the ipad as close to face.

    According to Block, http://gdgt.com/discuss/if-ipad-2nd-...a-display-bcj/, to be true retina (as defined by apple for iphone), it'd have to be "2560 x 1920 pixels, or the same 330 PPI as in the iPhone 4." I'd have to agree with him that we're nowhere close to seeing that yet.
    Last edited by cardfan; 12-09-2010 at 12:20 PM.
    12-09-2010 12:13 PM
  18. slide's Avatar
    The qualification for a retina display is that it is past the threshold of the human eye to distinguish pixels within a 12" distance. It must have a ppi of over 300. On a 10" display, that would be 2400x1800. Jobs made the reason why it's called a retina display pretty damn clear.
    I think it's even higher than that - about 2600 x 2000. Barring some new tech, this will not be part of iPad 2 due to cost. AFAIK, no Apple display achieves this level of rez.
    12-09-2010 12:19 PM
  19. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I think it's even higher than that - about 2600 x 2000. Barring some new tech, this will not be part of iPad 2 due to cost. AFAIK, no Apple display achieves this level of rez.
    I calculated it months ago, at a 4:3 aspect ratio 2400x1800 gives 303ppi at 9.7". And given apple's liking for even numbers I think they'd pick that number if they could. iMac 27" is 2560x1440 just FYI, and it's only shorter because it's 16:9.

    "True retina" is a silly idea. The point of retina display was simply to go above 300, not to hit 330. iPhone 4 is 326.
    Last edited by Jellotime91; 12-09-2010 at 01:02 PM.
    12-09-2010 01:00 PM
  20. slide's Avatar
    OK, then misunderstanding. My thought was what was the res needed to equal the iPhone 4 in the iPad 2's display which would be a bit higher. It makes little difference. If the iPad 2 were to have 300+ ppi, I'd upgrade for sure unless there was some drawback. I really enjoy reading on my iPhone.
    12-09-2010 01:19 PM
  21. Jellotime91's Avatar
    OK, then misunderstanding. My thought was what was the res needed to equal the iPhone 4 in the iPad 2's display which would be a bit higher. It makes little difference. If the iPad 2 were to have 300+ ppi, I'd upgrade for sure unless there was some drawback. I really enjoy reading on my iPhone.
    Yeah the more I think about it the more I know I dont want to buy an iPad unless the resolution gets upgraded. I don't like using iPads because the resolution is so crappy compared to my iPhone.
    12-09-2010 01:21 PM
  22. thinkTwice's Avatar
    Given that both devices will most likely be released next year, which device are you more likely to buy?

    (If you could only chose one of the two.)
    I'm quite happy with my iPad, I feel like it's more of a laptop and thus it doesn't need to go through that manic evolution cycle where your brand new gadget can feel like an altair in 13 months.

    I'm looking to replace my droid and the Verizon iPhone is at the top of the list, right now there really isn't anything new on the Verizon Android side- and android evolves even faster; less than a year in and the droid felt old.

    Now if Apple and Verizon fubar it yet again, then I'll tough it out with the droid another year so I can qualify for the 2 yr dealio. And if the iPhone still isn't on Verizon, well then I'm staying with Android. I have my iPad and macbook to keep me happy with Apple products.
    12-09-2010 01:21 PM
  23. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    And yet, my iphone 4 has a "retina display" :P

    Whether its a marketing term or not, apple created and sort of defined it. Basically, it's when you have such a high resolution that you can't see the pixels. 330ppi for a 3.5" screen held a foot away qualifies according to Apple.

    It's not simply "high resolution" as your "indrestery" calls it. No other phone meets this mark.
    Still, my point stands. There is no such thing. Its just fancy words. PERIOD. I agree it is a nice display. Best in the industry but there is no such thing as a Retina display outside of Apple.



    I'm quite happy with my iPad, I feel like it's more of a laptop and thus it doesn't need to go through that manic evolution cycle where your brand new gadget can feel like an altair in 13 months.

    I'm looking to replace my droid and the Verizon iPhone is at the top of the list, right now there really isn't anything new on the Verizon Android side- and android evolves even faster; less than a year in and the droid felt old.

    Now if Apple and Verizon fubar it yet again, then I'll tough it out with the droid another year so I can qualify for the 2 yr dealio. And if the iPhone still isn't on Verizon, well then I'm staying with Android. I have my iPad and macbook to keep me happy with Apple products.
    The incredible HD will be coming to Verizon soon. Think of it as the EVO on Verizon. Great if you like the large screen. Hopefully battery life will be better then the EVO.

    Granted I think we will see a iPhone on Verizon in 2011, but for me at least, it will have to have some pretty killer features for me to cancel my two year and switch. Plus my area does not have LTE yet, but we do have wimax. I don't see be switching if its just an iPhone 4 with a CDMA chip, and a speed bump, plus iOS 5 will need to have something worth switching.
    12-09-2010 01:53 PM
  24. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Still, my point stands. There is no such thing. Its just fancy words. PERIOD. I agree it is a nice display. Best in the industry but there is no such thing as a Retina display outside of Apple.
    There is no such thing as Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It's just fancy words.

    This could be a new meme. lol
    12-09-2010 02:00 PM
  25. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    There is no such thing as Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It's just fancy words.

    This could be a new meme. lol
    I was never fond of that Cereal. Actually I'm not fond of Cereal at all.
    12-09-2010 02:07 PM
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