View Poll Results: Do you want a iPad?

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  • Yes, But I'm not getting it

    27 13.11%
  • Nope!

    63 30.58%
  • Yes, I'm getting it!

    81 39.32%
  • Maybe..

    35 16.99%
  1. whmurray's Avatar
    whmurray speaks for me.
    Thank you.
    02-01-2010 05:26 PM
  2. lungho's Avatar
    You do not kid me. I know "Average Joe." He is a friend of mine. You are no Average Joe. Average Joe likes toys as much as any of us. He has a budget for toys. I was there when Joe bought his first washing machine, freezer, television, air conditioner, microwave oven, and personal computer.
    LOL...and Dave Ramsey was there to console Joe when he got head over heals in debt from trying to keep up with the Jones'.
    02-01-2010 06:28 PM
  3. Crunch's Avatar
    I'll make one prediction. Once two more months will have passed, at which point the WiFi+3G+GPS version will be available, there will be a lot of people checking out the iPad at an Apple store, and once they see that gorgeous IPS screen, once they feel it in their own hands for the first time and use that demo version, it won't take too long for at least half of those people to start salivating over the idea of having one for themselves, and buying one on the spot. (or running to an ATM because you thought it was a good idea not to bring enough money in an attempt to abstain haha...)
    02-01-2010 07:53 PM
  4. iEattehberry's Avatar
    I can't wait to get my iPad! As another post on here states, I'm sure that Apple held out due to iPhone 4.0, and it is kind of interesting that the 3G iPad launches in March when the next iPhone is thought to be held. I can't wait to see what features are unvailed. Like others have said the iPad announcement was just hardware. I mean, even in the keynote Steve looked like he wanted to share more. Those are just my thoughts though. I can't wait for the games this thing will have!!
    02-03-2010 02:30 PM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    Anyone else see the NY Times article that suggested that the iPad is not just a toy for big boys but that it is also a great toy for tiny tots. Touch again. Seems that tiny tots are really good with their fingers.

    The article failed to note that toys are always one of the first applications of new tech.
    02-03-2010 04:53 PM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    I have no real interest in one, were it more open, closer to a Macbook than an iPod Touch I'd be quite interested, but with the same limitations as my iPhone sans phone, I'll pass.
    02-03-2010 06:36 PM
  7. Jayj0705's Avatar
    I will be pre-ordering the iPad as soon as it is available through the Apple store. *As an early adopter I know that I will be a test guinea pig for apple but, that's the price that I pay for being apple fan. * I do feel that the iPad does have great potential with apps like iWork and future jailbreaks. *I do own a iPhone 3gs and currently share a netbook with my girlfriend. *I have been planning on buying a laptop but, the portability and the future potential is something that I can't overlook. *The thoughts of playing tv through slingbox and using miwi from my iPhone for tethering on such a large screen is a dream come true.... * * *
    02-03-2010 09:56 PM
  8. markviduk's Avatar
    No, I'll buy a smartphone and a netbook
    02-03-2010 11:08 PM
  9. iquinn's Avatar
    I will be pre-ordering the iPad as soon as it is available through the Apple store. *As an early adopter I know that I will be a test guinea pig for apple but, that's the price that I pay for being apple fan. * I do feel that the iPad does have great potential with apps like iWork and future jailbreaks. *I do own a iPhone 3gs and currently share a netbook with my girlfriend. *I have been planning on buying a laptop but, the portability and the future potential is something that I can't overlook. *The thoughts of playing tv through slingbox and using miwi from my iPhone for tethering on such a large screen is a dream come true.... * * *
    Great post. I agree with you all the way. I want it NOW lol.
    02-05-2010 06:10 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    I will be pre-ordering the iPad as soon as it is available through the Apple store. *As an early adopter I know that I will be a test guinea pig for apple but, that's the price that I pay for being apple fan. * I do feel that the iPad does have great potential with apps like iWork and future jailbreaks. *I do own a iPhone 3gs and currently share a netbook with my girlfriend. *I have been planning on buying a laptop but, the portability and the future potential is something that I can't overlook. *The thoughts of playing tv through slingbox and using miwi from my iPhone for tethering on such a large screen is a dream come true.... * * *
    I have been planniing to buy this device since the rumors started. Admittedly I will be buying with Apple dollars (I own a little AAPL stock at $12 and sold some at $200-). I bought 8 iPod Touches for children at Christmas. I expect to buy some iPads for Christmas next year.

    An iPad or a Touch comes with free Stanza and a library of 50K classic books. I do not have any other option to get so much value for the dollar.

    The NY Times suggests that an iPad is a "Child's best friend." I believe.
    02-05-2010 08:56 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    When I entered school, I had a slate. A few years later, I had rationed paper. Paper was a little more available by high school because it was subsidized by the state. By today's standards books were scarce.

    Nothing so magical as the iPad could have entered my head. Imagine The Project Guttenberg library, an up-to- the minute encyclopedia, and the Internet for $500. Of course I will buy one for myself. More important I will buy them for children. Please join me.
    Last edited by whmurray; 02-06-2010 at 10:26 AM.
    02-05-2010 09:16 PM
  12. Crunch's Avatar
    I'm getting one on a "why not" basis. Even if I end up hating it, so what? You know?
    02-06-2010 12:25 AM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    I'm getting one on a "why not" basis. Even if I end up hating it, so what? You know?
    That's the spirit!
    02-06-2010 10:28 AM
  14. cardfan's Avatar
    I have been planniing to buy this device since the rumors started. Admittedly I will be buying with Apple dollars (I own a little AAPL stock at $12 and sold some at $200-). I bought 8 iPod Touches for children at Christmas. I expect to buy some iPads for Christmas next year.

    An iPad or a Touch comes with free Stanza and a library of 50K classic books. I do not have any other option to get so much value for the dollar.

    The NY Times suggests that an iPad is a "Child's best friend." I believe.
    I'd been toying with the idea of getting my (will be 4 yrs old in June) kiddo a multitouch monitor and hooking up a cheap PC for her. But the apps and things you can do are limited.

    This iPad seems more like what i want for her. She knows the iphone UI. I can even get a bluetooth kb to teach her typing hopefully.

    My main concern (as with my old iphone) is her dropping it.
    02-08-2010 07:32 AM
  15. whmurray's Avatar
    I'd been toying with the idea of getting my (will be 4 yrs old in June) kiddo a multitouch monitor and hooking up a cheap PC for her. But the apps and things you can do are limited.

    This iPad seems more like what i want for her. She knows the iphone UI. I can even get a bluetooth kb to teach her typing hopefully.

    My main concern (as with my old iphone) is her dropping it.
    Just keep her on the carpet.

    Read the thread on this forum, "How many times have you dropped....."

    When my goddaughter was the age of her children, her favorite toy was a balloon. "Balloons pop." Toys break. It is in their nature. Children drop things. It is in their nature. No toy lasts forever; few make it to the attic.

    I suspect that, simply because they have less mass, iPods are less likely to break when dropped. They also cost less. It is certainly a little more fragile than a Wii. However, I have observed that our tolerance for the risk of breakage of a toy depends in part upon whether we think of it as an "adult" toy.

    My niece gets anxious when I let her children play with my iPhone. She says "They might break it." I say, "It is my risk and I can afford it." My, then eighteen year old, brother dinged my brand new car. I could afford it. Indeed my test as to whether I can afford something is "would I let someone else use it. If not, I cannot afford it.

    Every family's risk tolerance is different. I hope this post raises your's enough to get your child a Touch or an iPad.
    Last edited by whmurray; 02-08-2010 at 10:57 AM.
    02-08-2010 10:55 AM
  16. cjvitek's Avatar
    I had said yes, but I am not getting it. However, I may not use some funds from school to purchase one.

    Chris
    02-08-2010 10:59 AM
  17. whmurray's Avatar
    I had said yes, but I am not getting it. However, I may not use some funds from school to purchase one.

    Chris
    Amazon has pilot programs to provide text books as e-books. One will be able to have an iPad and all one's text books as e-books for less than the text books in paper.

    Watch this space.
    02-08-2010 11:11 AM
  18. Crunch's Avatar
    Apple has been, and will continue to, cost me quite a few bucks in 2010. I switched from the BlackBerry to the iPhone 3GS, at long last, and I'll be getting two of the iPad's, including one for my girlfriend's dad. I love this guy. He's 81 and loving his iPhone 3G, and was just showing off his new case for it tonight. He simply must have one.

    Hopefully before then, the MacBook Pro's will refresh, and I'll sell my ThinkPad W700 so that I can afford a 17" WUXGA MBP, which will hopefully (pretty pretty please, Apple @#$%^&*) sport an IPS screen. The new iMac's now all have IPS, and even the upcoming iPad will get it, so why not the MacBook's? I'll do it either way, though. Lenovo has been pi**ing me off for too long now. Or is it Apple's marketing machine running on all cylinders that has broken me after ten years of nothing but ThinkPad's? The basis for this purchase shall be "you only live once". Done.

    Then, I guess it'll be another iPhone (or two) this summer. At least I'll be saving money on the iPod's, as both my iPhone has - and by then, my iPad will have - an integrated iPod already. So I'll have two iPod's? How is this saving me money? Am I overspending? Pheww!....They're good.
    02-09-2010 04:21 AM
  19. Dyvim's Avatar
    Apple has been costing me quite a few bucks as well over the last 2 years. It least I no longer feel the need to buy iPods (rendered obsolete by iPhone + iTunes streaming around the house). But yeah, I'll be on the hook for a new iPhone come June and at least 1 iPad. At least I don't think I need a Mac this year, but that's only because I got a mini last year and a MBP the year before.
    02-09-2010 06:29 AM
  20. buz13's Avatar
    Maybe....but I don't see any GPS functionality......big mistake if that is true.
    02-09-2010 09:34 AM
  21. cardfan's Avatar
    My initial reaction on seeing the ipad was less ipod touch sales.
    02-09-2010 09:34 AM
  22. whmurray's Avatar
    Maybe....but I don't see any GPS functionality......big mistake if that is true.
    Some ambiguity. See the report at

    Apple's New $499 - $829 iPad: GPS, Map, Navigation Features
    02-09-2010 10:15 AM
  23. Heckenschutze's Avatar
    I'm not sure about this Ipad. I like the size, but basically its my iPhone...but bigger. Basically the same features. I think I will wait for a newer model.
    02-10-2010 04:36 PM
  24. eejits's Avatar
    I don't think I'll be getting one in the near future but the one person I think it would be really useful for is my dad. Great big display, great for sharing and displaying his photos. He'd be able to e-mail and surf the net from the comfort of his chair. I think the iPhone screen would be too small for him.
    02-10-2010 04:50 PM
  25. Crunch's Avatar
    It will certainly make cloud computing necessary, or at least a good option, so as to keep all of my computers in sync (iPhone, iPad, laptop, and whatever else the mailman may bring this year ).

    Suddenly, iDisk and MobileMe makes sense to me. But at $69-$99 a year? It's not a huge deal and the convenience may very well be worth it. Apple's marketing mechanisms of generating cash are working in tune together beautifully.
    02-11-2010 04:31 AM
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