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. Tramain's Avatar
    Title says it all, Do you want a iPad? Will you be getting one? Thoughts?
    01-27-2010 03:12 PM
  2. msm0511's Avatar
    I'll probably get one, but I can't help but be a little disappointed.
    01-27-2010 03:16 PM
  3. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Don't really have a use for it.
    01-27-2010 03:18 PM
  4. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    I was really hoping for more pc functionality. It's great that it runs the existing apps but unless some of the apps (Facebook) make some major changes so that users get access to some of the features not currently available (games), they're still just semi crappy apps on a bigger scale.

    I also want to be able to read/edit/compose documents, spreadsheets, etc.
    01-27-2010 03:47 PM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I hate carrying things with me as it is. I think carrying my iPhone is enough thanks

    Oh, and my iPhone fits in my jeans pocket!
    01-27-2010 03:53 PM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I want it and hell yeah I'm getting one. Luckily I started saving money when the rumors started swirling since I figured if it pans out I'll buy it if not I'll buy a 3Gs. So I've got my cash ready and waiting, it solves all the things I wished were better on my iPhone except the ability to be in multiple apps or atleast to get back to an open app when finished with one. The keyboard is bigger so typing with it should be sweet, browsing the web should be easier than my netbook and about the same size and weight.
    01-27-2010 04:04 PM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    I am certainly getting one.

    However, unless I can use it as an access point, I will not be getting the AT&T 3G. If I can, then it will save me about $30/mo. Otherwise I will continue to use my Verizon MiFi. May go ahead and get the adapter and decide later when to sign up for service. The ability to sign up on a month by month basis is a good deal.

    I love the UI and the new apps. At the price, I will probably buy the iWorks apps.

    I am also interested in whether or not it will run Skype or TruPhone.

    Note no camera. No SD. No external storage, No replaceable battery.

    There is no price on the web site for the KB dock.

    Another proprietary power supply.

    Air Sharing Pro, DropBox, Ignition, and Air Mouse will really be cool on this device.
    Last edited by whmurray; 01-27-2010 at 04:43 PM.
    01-27-2010 04:34 PM
  8. Brickman's Avatar
    I might get one. I t had some very compelling things for me. Keynote with the ability to run a Projector! No need for my Laptop anymore.

    I will give it a few months on the Market to see exactly what it will do before I jump in. Plus I want to see what 4.0 brings first.
    01-27-2010 04:39 PM
  9. DarkBosskee's Avatar
    Disappointed but will wait till more info and if new updates reveal more things about it.
    01-27-2010 04:43 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    Disappointed but will wait till more info and if new updates reveal more things about it.
    What were your hopes and expectations?
    01-27-2010 04:44 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Would I like one sure, do I need it with my Macbook Pro, iPhone, Nexus One, etc... nope. My girlfriend is getting one though.
    01-27-2010 04:45 PM
  12. whmurray's Avatar
    If you are in doubt, www.apple.com/iPad may help.
    01-27-2010 04:46 PM
  13. DarkBosskee's Avatar
    What were your hopes and expectations?
    First of all waiting if and when Verizon will have it. Since its service is greater on my area then AT&T. The other thing is more info about textbooks and what publishers will support it.
    01-27-2010 04:50 PM
  14. jglowe74's Avatar
    iPhone 3GS is FANTASTIC! Have a new-ish HP Pavilion as main PC. But the old-a$$ eMac in my basement is on it's last leg. It's primary function is email, facebook & internet browsing. So in lieu of purchasing a MacBook (which is pricey), or a netbook (which is a boring sudo-capable laptop), I'd say a high-end WiFi only iPad would be worth considering.

    That's why I vote as a strong Maybe...leaning more towards no. I have to save $$$ for that new 18-200mm lens. iPad might just have to wait.
    01-27-2010 04:51 PM
  15. thinkTwice's Avatar
    This or the iPhone won't show up on verizon. Apple/AT&T will continue their monopoly. When iPhone 4.0 os and the next gen iPhone are released, don't expect any other carriers.

    You can make calls on this. Google voice.
    01-27-2010 05:06 PM
  16. JustinHorn's Avatar
    @thinkTwice The iPad isn't locked though, it's just no other carriers in the US support the worldwide standards except for ATT. Tmobile is a close second, but their frequencies are not compatible for 3G (at least is the case with the iPhone communications chip).
    01-27-2010 05:24 PM
  17. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    I voted maybe but the more I read and think about it, I'm probably more of a "No" vote.

    I think I'll pass on this 1st generation model and see what the next version offers. Maybe I'll get one when I can do more than one task at a time. Something that truly does fill the gap between PC and iTouch.
    01-27-2010 05:29 PM
  18. ScottUrman's Avatar
    I'll probably wait for the next generation model, if then.
    01-27-2010 06:01 PM
  19. Shangraham's Avatar
    We'll definitely be getting one. I just don't know when. We have a couple big purchases to make first. But iBooks alone makes it worth it to me. iPad has huge potential.
    01-27-2010 06:01 PM
  20. whmurray's Avatar
    @thinkTwice The iPad isn't locked though, it's just no other carriers in the US support the worldwide standards except for ATT. Tmobile is a close second, but their frequencies are not compatible for 3G (at least is the case with the iPhone communications chip).
    Since broadband cards are branded/proprietary, it is effectively locked. That may actually be harder to fix than "un-locking." I seriously doubt that putting a T-Mobile SIM in the iPad will make it work on T-Mo. In any case, early adopters will have to take a chance.
    01-27-2010 06:11 PM
  21. whmurray's Avatar
    We'll definitely be getting one. I just don't know when. We have a couple big purchases to make first. But iBooks alone makes it worth it to me. iPad has huge potential.
    Don't you love that iBook Reader?

    Of course, I will install copies of B&N, Kindle, Stanza, and eReader for the iPhone/Touch/Pad. While these readers will not look as good as the iBook, they are better than the Kindle or the Nook, and each has access to libraries that the others do not.

    Let's see the Kindle match that.
    01-27-2010 06:23 PM
  22. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Since broadband cards are branded/proprietary, it is effectively locked. That may actually be harder to fix than "un-locking." I seriously doubt that putting a T-Mobile SIM in the iPad will make it work on T-Mo. In any case, early adopters will have to take a chance.
    It is not a hardwired 3G card, it works just like the iPhone that needs a SIM. In the presentation today they said that it is not locked. The issue is that in the US there is only one provider that uses the same technology as the rest of the world and that is ATT. Tmobile is close, but they use a special frequency for their 3G radio which makes it EDGE only for the iPhone / iPad. But if Tmobile was running the same standards as ATT you would be able to pop in a sim and be on your way with tmobile.
    01-27-2010 06:40 PM
  23. lungho's Avatar
    Seems like Apple's technical evolution doesn't follow the natural path. First, release an oversized portable tablet. Next, shrink it down to the size of a credit card and call it an iPhone.

    I'm not rocket scientist by any means, however I honestly don't get what was going through Job's head with this concept.
    01-27-2010 06:57 PM
  24. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Seems like Apple's technical evolution doesn't follow the natural path. First, release an oversized portable tablet. Next, shrink it down to the size of a credit card and call it an iPhone.

    I'm not rocket scientist by any means, however I honestly don't get what was going through Job's head with this concept.
    There was a bigger demand for a good handheld computer / phone. So you use the iPhone to build up the company name as well as building up the app store. Then you introduce the iPad which probably has a smaller audience, but with 140k apps ready to run on it already there is a lot going for it.
    01-27-2010 07:24 PM
  25. lungho's Avatar
    There was a bigger demand for a good handheld computer / phone. So you use the iPhone to build up the company name as well as building up the app store. Then you introduce the iPad which probably has a smaller audience, but with 140k apps ready to run on it already there is a lot going for it.
    Ahh, now I see the logic and can understand it. That's a good answer. I told you I wasn't a rocket scientist.
    01-27-2010 07:49 PM
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