1. tadpoles's Avatar
    In most locales he can have a laptop in less than 4 hours should he develop the need. They don't seem too hard to come by.

    from Elegance
    07-22-2015 04:53 PM
  2. GraphicMac's Avatar
    I know a LOT of people who have absolutely no want or need for iPads or computers of any kind at home. They have computers at work for the rare need for a full-on computer.

    As big a geek as I am, I have an iPad 2 that still runs great after a few years of use by my son, and I simply can't find a single use for it. Nothing. The iPhone can do an amazing amount of things. And you would be surprised how much of what you don't care about, when you can't have it anyway.
    07-23-2015 07:04 AM
  3. tadpoles's Avatar
    I want to get another Macbook Pro but I know I have no real need for one and that I do most everything on my phones. My bf doesn't understand my geekiness and desire for electronics.

    from the Elegance
    07-23-2015 09:43 AM
  4. Flow39's Avatar
    I feel like certain professions need a computer whereas others don't. If I were the person in the OP's situation, I know I'd still use a Mac and iPad along with an iPhone.

    Being a Computer Science student, I need a computer because the iPad doesn't offer XCode, Netbeans, Android Studio, etc. which would make it hard to write code for classes. I need to have an OS X or Windows machine to do things for CS, but I can see people who's professions don't require a Laptop/Desktop, and therefore don't use one.
    07-23-2015 11:20 PM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    I feel like certain professions need a computer whereas others don't. If I were the person in the OP's situation, I know I'd still use a Mac and iPad along with an iPhone.

    Being a Computer Science student, I need a computer because the iPad doesn't offer XCode, Netbeans, Android Studio, etc. which would make it hard to write code for classes. I need to have an OS X or Windows machine to do things for CS, but I can see people who's professions don't require a Laptop/Desktop, and therefore don't use one.
    The person discussed by the OP has a computer at work, just not at home.

    from the Elegance
    07-23-2015 11:54 PM
  6. lightning8888's Avatar
    I can relate to the nephew . Turning on the computer at home is the last thing I want to do after sitting in front of one 8-9 hours per day. Strain on the eyes all day and end up at the end of the day all bug eyed and fatigued. I find myself relaxing with my iPhone in hand reading news , listening to music and whatever else I find the need for all on my iPhone 6. Just more convenient and can go just about anywhere. For those who can relate whoever came up with the special lighting for office buildings that have cube cities need to go back to the drawing board ...those lights are rough on your eyes when you look at a computer all day, they are having an opposite effect from design.
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    07-24-2015 04:58 AM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I find myself using my MBP more and more these days. It's not that I can't do everything on my phone, but certain things I just prefer to do on my laptop. Forums are a good example. I pretty much disappeared off forums when I was using phone only. I find that Safari, Dolphin (my Android browser of choice), or apps on either platform just don't get the job done. Sure, it's possible to be active on various forums via phone, but for me it's not an enjoyable experience. I also need a computer to store music/photos on. I also have an external drive to back up my music and photos. I've already lost all my hard copies of music and family photos that span my lifetime due to my apartment burning down. I've become paranoid about having digital copies, and copies of those copies everywhere.
    07-24-2015 09:57 AM
  8. tadpoles's Avatar
    I find myself using my MBP more and more these days. It's not that I can't do everything on my phone, but certain things I just prefer to do on my laptop. Forums are a good example. I pretty much disappeared off forums when I was using phone only. I find that Safari, Dolphin (my Android browser of choice), or apps on either platform just don't get the job done. Sure, it's possible to be active on various forums via phone, but for me it's not an enjoyable experience. I also need a computer to store music/photos on. I also have an external drive to back up my music and photos. I've already lost all my hard copies of music and family photos that span my lifetime due to my apartment burning down. I've become paranoid about having digital copies, and copies of those copies everywhere.
    I can definitely understand that view. I'm sure there are a lot less typos too when using a real keyboard. I like using my phones simply because they're even more mobile. When I get my new laptop I'm sure, however, that I'll be on it a lot.


    Sent from the Elegance
    07-24-2015 10:04 AM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Sometimes I feel this way with my iPad. Now that I can receive phone calls and SMS on it, I could use my iPad and my iPad only all day and never pick up my phone or laptop. This is for home and work.
    07-24-2015 03:53 PM
  10. JobSteves's Avatar
    I use my phone 95% of the time.

    The thing with the computer is that it's a chore. You have to sit down, pull it out, open it, turn it on, wait for it to boot up, and then you're pretty much forcing yourself to be stuck at it for a certain period of time.

    With the phone you can pull it out wherever you are, Use it for a second, and then put it away.
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    07-25-2015 12:46 PM
  11. Flow39's Avatar
    I use my phone 95% of the time.

    The thing with the computer is that it's a chore. You have to sit down, pull it out, open it, turn it on, wait for it to boot up, and then you're pretty much forcing yourself to be stuck at it for a certain period of time.
    Not if you use a Mac, especially one with an SSD
    07-25-2015 02:45 PM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    Not if you use a Mac, especially one with an SSD
    An SSD is just going to reduce the boot time. The reason a phone is so great is that it's so quick and easy. Due to its size it can be with you everywhere.

    from the Elegance
    07-25-2015 02:50 PM
  13. Flow39's Avatar
    An SSD is just going to reduce the boot time. The reason a phone is so great is that it's so quick and easy. Due to its size it can be with you everywhere.

    from the Elegance
    I know, I was just kidding. A phone definitely is more convenient, I can agree with you there.
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    07-25-2015 02:51 PM
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    07-25-2015 02:54 PM
  15. Wayne Simon's Avatar
    I just purchased a rMBP to go along with my iPhone 6 and Apple watch. I am an IT professional and I take my rMBP everywhere I go and it's just as fast to boot it up as it is to use my iPhone 6 and it has so much more capability. I did run into the same boot up time issue when I had a Windows laptop but the rMBP is a dream come true as far as ease of use. And thats not even counting my morning coffee and browsing time where I can take phone calls and get iMessages directly on me rMBP. Maybe for some doing things just on the iPhone is fine but I prefer the additional screen size and full keyboard of a laptop for most things. Even play Cash of Clans on the laptop instead of the iPhone!
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    07-26-2015 06:11 PM
  16. JobSteves's Avatar
    An SSD is just going to reduce the boot time. The reason a phone is so great is that it's so quick and easy. Due to its size it can be with you everywhere.

    from the Elegance
    Exactly what I mean.
    07-29-2015 12:04 AM
  17. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I would still want a MacBook Pro or an iMac. I have a 6 Plus and I still don't want to watch movies, create docs, etc., on it.
    07-29-2015 08:10 AM
  18. tadpoles's Avatar
    I would still want a MacBook Pro or an iMac. I have a 6 Plus and I still don't want to watch movies, create docs, etc., on it.
    I guess I'm spoiled. Unless I have to be outside the house I want to watch movies on my home theater. I don't travel for a living. Even in my home office we have a 47" Sony entertainment and such. I feel like watching movies on phones and tablets just isn't very satisfying.

    from the Elegance
    07-29-2015 08:36 AM
  19. sting7k's Avatar
    My nephew is 25 years old, has masters degree in business, good job, makes plenty of money just told me he got rid of his MacBook pro and Ipad and does EVERYTHING on his Iphone 6. He said after college he doesn't write papers anymore, he sits in front of a computer all day and doesn't feel the need for anything more.

    I think it is refreshing to have a young person find the perfect device that fits his life. I know all of our needs are different and for some tech stuff is a hobby, but it speaks volumes about how well built and effective the iphone has become. I on the other hand have EVERYTHING that Apple sells.. Ipad Air 2, MacBook, Apple Watch, Iphone 6+..and want more!!!
    Break down of my personal computer usage;

    iPhone 6 - 80%
    Macbook Pro - 15%
    Windows Desktop - 5%
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    07-29-2015 09:12 AM
  20. sting7k's Avatar
    I use my phone 95% of the time.

    The thing with the computer is that it's a chore. You have to sit down, pull it out, open it, turn it on, wait for it to boot up, and then you're pretty much forcing yourself to be stuck at it for a certain period of time.

    With the phone you can pull it out wherever you are, Use it for a second, and then put it away.
    And then just when you finally get it going and your browser open...Flash Player/Java/iTunes/Adobe Reader all start hounding you to update.
    tadpoles and JobSteves like this.
    07-29-2015 09:16 AM
  21. Quis89's Avatar
    I'm not sure it speaks to how great the iPhone is as much as is speaks to our individual needs. I personally can't do everything on my iPhone. But modern technology has made it so many of the things we previously needed a computer for we can do on our phones. Progression is great.
    08-02-2015 02:22 PM
  22. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I'm not sure it speaks to how great the iPhone is as much as is speaks to our individual needs. I personally can't do everything on my iPhone. But modern technology has made it so many of the things we previously needed a computer for we can do on our phones. Progression is great.
    I think that is very true. With cloud services growing the way they have and how apps are being developed, you really can get along without a laptop if you are resourceful. I haven't needed a laptop since the iPad 2.


    Sent from my iPad Air 2 using Tapatalk
    08-02-2015 02:27 PM
  23. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Look have fun playing devils advocate all you want. It's better to have something and never use it, than to need something and not have it. Again an iPhone is not a replacement for for a computer
    Ok, you are willfully ignoring the OP:

    His nephew HAD a MBP and an iPad as well as his iPhone 6. Based on that, and his experiences with all 3 devices, he determined that his needs out of the office could best be served by his iPhone 6, so he got rid of the other 2.

    ... Or are you going to dictate what his nephew needs, having never met him nor know anything about his life?
    08-02-2015 02:56 PM
  24. Evilguppy's Avatar
    I'm not sure it speaks to how great the iPhone is as much as is speaks to our individual needs. I personally can't do everything on my iPhone. But modern technology has made it so many of the things we previously needed a computer for we can do on our phones. Progression is great.
    The only reason why I don't do everything from my iPhone is my astonishingly bad close up vision, lol. I mean I see well enough up close to view my phone comfortably but when editing files the iPad screen real estate is just nicer.
    08-02-2015 02:58 PM
  25. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Ok, you are willfully ignoring the OP:

    His nephew HAD a MBP and an iPad as well as his iPhone 6. Based on that, and his experiences with all 3 devices, he determined that his needs out of the office could best be served by his iPhone 6, so he got rid of the other 2.

    ... Or are you going to dictate what his nephew needs, having never met him nor know anything about his life?
    Why not? Maybe I'm right
    08-02-2015 03:00 PM
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