View Poll Results: Are you happy with your iPad

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  • Yes

    323 94.44%
  • No

    19 5.56%
  1. ifarlow's Avatar
    A pain? Plugging it in doesn't take any real effort, and you can do something else while it syncs. So I still don't see the problem.
    04-13-2010 11:06 AM
  2. west3man's Avatar
    A pain? Plugging it in doesn't take any real effort, and you can do something else while it syncs. So I still don't see the problem.
    By that standard, NOTHING is a pain.

    Just some examples that matter to me: It takes too long, doesn't charge while syncing, and requires tethering my device to my pc instead it being autonomous.
    04-13-2010 11:15 AM
  3. rijc99's Avatar
    By that standard, NOTHING is a pain.

    Just some examples that matter to me: It takes too long, doesn't charge while syncing, and requires tethering my device to my pc instead it being autonomous.
    I agree about the stupid need to tether to iTunes to sync podcasts. Why can't iTunes on the device sync and download podcasts?
    04-13-2010 12:38 PM
  4. ifarlow's Avatar
    By that standard, NOTHING is a pain.
    No. By that standard, plugging in an iPad to the computer isn't a pain.

    Just some examples that matter to me: It takes too long, doesn't charge while syncing, and requires tethering my device to my pc instead it being autonomous.
    So, your points are:

    1. It takes too long,
    2. The iPad doesn't charge while plugged in, and
    3. Tethering means the iPad isn't autonomous.


    Well, if you use wireless sync, then:

    1. It will likely take longer,
    2. The iPad still won't charge, and
    3. The iPad still won't be autonomous because it will still require the PC to be on for syncing.


    So what was the point again? Oh yeah... a reason to complain. Got it.
    04-13-2010 04:10 PM
  5. west3man's Avatar
    No. By that standard, plugging in an iPad to the computer isn't a pain.



    So, your points are:

    1. It takes too long,
    2. The iPad doesn't charge while plugged in, and
    3. Tethering means the iPad isn't autonomous.


    Well, if you use wireless sync, then:

    1. It will likely take longer,
    2. The iPad still won't charge, and
    3. The iPad still won't be autonomous because it will still require the PC to be on for syncing.


    So what was the point again? Oh yeah... a reason to complain. Got it.
    Not really. While I see how you drew some of those conclusions, there are some dots you aren't connecting.

    It is unfortunate that you've taken this combative tone and assumed that I have nothing better to do than pay hundreds of dollars for a device so that I can complain on a message board. Otherwise, we might have a productive conversation.

    Maybe you're having a bad day, today, and we'll have that productive conversation some other time. I don't know, but I am going to fight my knee-jerk reaction and just wish you a good day.
    04-13-2010 04:18 PM
  6. akg8r's Avatar
    I love the ease of use, the screen size, the whole touch screen feel, the apps that have come out for it so far are pretty good. Love the updated OS compared to what's on the iPhone right now.

    I don't like the fact that took the weather app out and the calculator app. I use those quite frequently on my iPhone and which it was on the iPad as well.

    Back to the things I love:
    the iBook app the store is amazing but wished the prices were a few dollars less.
    The upgrade to the iPod
    The calendar upgrade
    The ABC app. CBS where are you??
    04-15-2010 09:26 PM
  7. Ascendo#IM's Avatar
    Great device, perfect for browsing on the couche!
    04-15-2010 10:31 PM
  8. ifarlow's Avatar
    On the couche? Are you French, perhaps?
    04-16-2010 06:52 AM
  9. jexner325's Avatar
    So far I am very happy with my iPad. I was originally skeptical and was not planning to buy it; I have an iPhone 3GS and was having a hard time justifying the cost. But after checking it out at an Apple store I was amazed at how much can be done on it. Sure if you need hardcore capabilities (i.e Photoshop, complex spreadsheets) it may not fit your needs. But for just casual web browsing, quick emails, games, books, this is a cool device. I was considering the 3G but I utilize this much like my laptop; I use it while watching sports at home on the couch or at Starbucks. For me, it didn't make sense to spend the extra bread on something I won't utilize. The only dissappointment for me if I had one is the inability to easily print from the device. I was really hoping this may be a laptop replacement but it really can't be as you really have to be able to sync it with something.
    04-17-2010 12:25 AM
  10. sbrianw's Avatar
    Howdy y'all!

    I like it! Can't really see any deal breakers yet, but Pages does have a few kinks in it. I didn't expect it to be a laptop replacement - but maybe a really large pumped up iPod touch. For those of us who are blind as a bat, the bigger screen helps. It's a great web browsing and e-reader device, which was what I was hoping for.
    04-17-2010 11:10 AM
  11. sbrianw's Avatar
    Oh - one thing...and this might be a stupid comment... I wish there were other means for data synching. I wish I could just load a document on the pad via USB rather than loading it through iTunes and synching it via Pages. Maybe there will be some sort of adapter sold soon.
    04-17-2010 11:13 AM
  12. JohnH59's Avatar
    Oh - one thing...and this might be a stupid comment... I wish there were other means for data synching. I wish I could just load a document on the pad via USB rather than loading it through iTunes and synching it via Pages. Maybe there will be some sort of adapter sold soon.
    You may have to have Pages first, I'm not sure. But, you can drag and drop Word and Excel files in iTunes. I think it's at the bottom of the Applications tab. I had already purchased Pages before I noticed this.
    04-17-2010 01:47 PM
  13. BriDroid's Avatar
    I received my reassurance email from Apple that my 3G iPad will still be shipping "late April", so I'm looking forward to browsing the web on a larger screen when I'm laying in bed. I usually use my iPhone for this task -- rarely does the MBP come out anymore for just surfing due to its size and heating properties
    04-19-2010 01:30 PM
  14. jasonact's Avatar
    I spent some time with an iPad at the Apple Store the other day and noticed a couple of things. First, the on-screen keyboard will take a little getting used to and I look forward to being able to sit down more naturally with my new iPad to find the most comfortable position for typing. Second, even in the short time I used it at the store, I noticed that the predictive text works fairly well on the iPad and I was a better typist if I concentrated less on hitting exactly the right key and focused more on tapping as close as possible and letting the iPad correct my mistakes.
    I'm hoping to get mine soon, but when I played with the iPad in the Apple Store a couple of weeks ago, I realized that the placement of the keys is a little different than on the iPhone. (I don't remember exactly which buttons messed me up, but I think having the numbers on the top row, which makes sense with the large screen, was the problem.) That really threw me, and I know it will take some getting used to. Also, I think the Delete button being in a different position was difficult.

    I think the iPad's arrangement makes more sense than the iPhone's, but after using the iPhone for almost 2 years, I guess I've just gotten used to it.
    04-21-2010 05:28 PM
  15. BriDroid's Avatar
    I'm hoping to get mine soon, but when I played with the iPad in the Apple Store a couple of weeks ago, I realized that the placement of the keys is a little different than on the iPhone. (I don't remember exactly which buttons messed me up, but I think having the numbers on the top row, which makes sense with the large screen, was the problem.) That really threw me, and I know it will take some getting used to. Also, I think the Delete button being in a different position was difficult.

    I think the iPad's arrangement makes more sense than the iPhone's, but after using the iPhone for almost 2 years, I guess I've just gotten used to it.
    I bet it won't take long to grow accustomed to the iPad keyboard -- It's more like a laptop keyboard than your iPhone's keyboard, of course. I remember being a little skeptical of the iPhone's touch keyboard when I first got it back in 2007, and now I'm much faster with it than any smartphone physical keyboard I ever had. I'm very interested to see how quickly I adapt to regular use of the iPad's keyboard.
    04-21-2010 05:35 PM
  16. mcgentile's Avatar
    Well,after I got got my 2nd one I was. I had my premier one for two days until I tried to run a video and it froze after a couple of minutes. I took it back,started another video that froze after about 10 seconds in front of one of our Geniuses and got another one that seemed to be frost proof!
    Last edited by mcgentile; 04-27-2010 at 07:45 PM.
    04-27-2010 07:43 PM
  17. Eulinne's Avatar
    I love mine it's one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have the wifi version no AT&T service where I live. I haven't had any problems and it does everything i expected it to no disappointment here.
    04-30-2010 07:10 PM
  18. west3man's Avatar
    I just got the 3G version. It was a lil shaky for a while, there, and I'm still annoyed that iTunes and a computer are so essential to using the device, but we're off and running, now, with AT&T.

    It's worth the thirty bucks just to know what the thing can and cannot do.

    I may tell the tale of Best Buy's screw-up, later. Later.
    04-30-2010 07:38 PM
  19. nroldan83's Avatar
    I will be happy once i get it... I cancelled my pre-order my mistake and now I have to wait 5 to 7 days for delivery :-( ...... So it will be here next friday... but Im traveling that day and not coming back for 5 days.... :-(
    05-01-2010 04:34 PM
  20. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I love my iPad!! Stood in line outsidenthe north Michigan Ave store in Chicago for less then five minutes, walked out with my 64gb iPad in under 15 minutes!!!
    05-01-2010 07:00 PM
  21. czechmark's Avatar
    A lighting internet browser. Great for viewing photo images. A convenient portable library for eBooks, User Manuals and other Tech References.

    My initial unit stopped charging after 10 days but the Apple Store provided a quick exchange.
    Last edited by czechmark; 05-02-2010 at 01:57 AM.
    05-02-2010 01:53 AM
  22. Fairoasis2's Avatar
    Absolutely thrilled with my iPad. My MBP is jealous.
    05-02-2010 10:40 AM
  23. jhamilton3's Avatar
    So happy that I sold my perfect condition 2009 MBP and bought a new iMac.
    05-02-2010 03:09 PM
  24. west3man's Avatar
    So happy that I sold my perfect condition 2009 MBP and bought a new iMac.
    This confuses me on so many levels.

    EDIT: I think I get it. Is an iMac a kind of desktop Mac and you iPad is replacing a MacBook Pro, which is a laptop?
    Last edited by west3man; 05-02-2010 at 03:23 PM.
    05-02-2010 03:14 PM
  25. deadp1xel's Avatar
    This confuses me on so many levels.

    EDIT: I think I get it. Is an iMac a kind of desktop Mac and you iPad is replacing a MacBook Pro, which is a laptop?
    Yes he's saying he doesn't need it due to the iPad. I agree my MBP will sit until I need to sync lol
    05-02-2010 03:28 PM
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