View Poll Results: Now or Later?

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  • The hell with waiting, Buy it Now!!

    40 63.49%
  • Wait for a better deal and/or 2nd gen!!

    23 36.51%
  1. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    Should i buy it now or should i wait and see a price drop and/or 2nd gen??
    05-10-2010 07:14 PM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I am definitely waiting. I'm not sure there will ever be a price "drop" though. I highly doubt it's going below $499, though the capacities may increase next gen.
    05-10-2010 08:20 PM
  3. bconley007's Avatar
    i doubt a price drop will occur anytime soon. you wont see a price drop til next gen comes out next year...i say go for it
    05-10-2010 08:37 PM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    i doubt a price drop will occur anytime soon. you wont see a price drop til next gen comes out next year...i say go for it
    Not even. Apple said themselves that with the iPhone the price started high and then went low. With the iPad, they started low. One of Steve's major points on the presentation. The iPad will NOT see a price drop next year, it's already priced really reasonably.
    05-10-2010 09:04 PM
  5. deadp1xel's Avatar
    Lol apple doesn't do price drops the only reason that iPhone got a decrease was because Att picked up the tab via subsidy.
    05-10-2010 09:27 PM
  6. Crunch's Avatar
    Lol apple doesn't do price drops the only reason that iPhone got a decrease was because Att picked up the tab via subsidy.
    MacBook Pro's entire line: price reduced. 17" MBP was Core 2 Duo and started at $2,499; New 17" MBP is Core i5/i7 and starts at $2,299.
    05-10-2010 10:56 PM
  7. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    The iPad will drop in price next year I'm sure but probably only by $50 per unit. I say buy it now and then when the new one comes out sell the original one to someone.
    05-10-2010 11:49 PM
  8. Ftspyder's Avatar
    get it now and sell it when the next one comes out
    05-10-2010 11:56 PM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Price aside, you can always wait for the next model. If it follows Apple's release schedule, there would be a new one around this time next year. Then again, just like a new iPhone, you can always wait one more year to get the newer model.

    If you keep doing that though...you'll never buy anything!
    05-11-2010 11:56 AM
  10. Big Dookie's Avatar
    To me, the joy of actually getting to use the device for a whole year before finally upgrading to the newer model far outweighs the benefits of waiting. I'd say go for it.
    05-11-2010 12:07 PM
  11. steven_butler1986's Avatar
    Even though it's in its infancy, this is a fantastic device. You won't be disappointed.
    05-15-2010 05:50 PM
  12. pat3ck's Avatar
    I'm with the majority, you should buy it now.

    Don't worry about some issues that will come up as they will surely fix that with their updates.
    05-16-2010 09:49 AM
  13. west3man's Avatar
    Should i buy it now or should i wait and see a price drop and/or 2nd gen??
    This doesn't give me a lot of information to work about your needs or wants so,...

    Buy it now. I made my purchase more or less by accident and haven't regretted it overall - mostly because the supply has been so funking low. I would rather own it and then get rid of it than go through the headaches many have faced waiting on the inventory to jump when I REALLY want it.

    I wont lie to you, though. Depnding on the types of devices you are used to, this thing's "mono-tasking" could drive you nuts. I am used to my Pre's multitasking so may have bothered me more than an unjailbroken iPhone user.

    If I couldn't use my phone to instant message people while doingn something else on the iPad, I would have had a much more negative experience with it.

    I am HIGHLY anticipating the (pseudo-?)multitasking update.
    05-16-2010 10:08 AM
  14. VLennert's Avatar
    As far as I understand it, we will all get the multi-tasking software update later this year. That solves that problem.

    In the 2nd generation models, they'll prolly add more memory and a camera. I can live without both of those.

    I don't think the price will go down. They've already started these things really low for what they do, I don't think they can go much lower.

    If you can live without a camera and more storage...then get one now. I, personally, already own 3 cameras and I could care less about the storage...I have the 32 and that's enough for me for at least the next few years.

    The only other up in the air for me is the ability to print direct from the iPad. Jobs said that its coming, but I don't see the printing option becoming available till generation 3. I can live with no printing for now (I just cut and paste or use the cloud). I do plan on upgrading mine in generation 3...but it works wonderfully for me now.
    05-16-2010 12:47 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    As far as I understand it, we will all get the multi-tasking software update later this year. That solves that problem.

    In the 2nd generation models, they'll prolly add more memory and a camera. I can live without both of those.

    I don't think the price will go down. They've already started these things really low for what they do, I don't think they can go much lower.

    If you can live without a camera and more storage...then get one now. I, personally, already own 3 cameras and I could care less about the storage...I have the 32 and that's enough for me for at least the next few years.

    The only other up in the air for me is the ability to print direct from the iPad. Jobs said that its coming, but I don't see the printing option becoming available till generation 3. I can live with no printing for now (I just cut and paste or use the cloud). I do plan on upgrading mine in generation 3...but it works wonderfully for me now.
    I don't know if they even will add a camera. I feel like it would be hypocritical at this point. Maybe in two generations if they find that there's a new need for a camera, but I don't think they'd add it on the second gen after they saw no reason to have one in the first gen. It would be good to use with alternate reality apps though.
    05-16-2010 02:40 PM
  16. alled's Avatar
    As far as I understand it, we will all get the multi-tasking software update later this year. That solves that problem.

    In the 2nd generation models, they'll prolly add more memory and a camera. I can live without both of those.

    I don't think the price will go down. They've already started these things really low for what they do, I don't think they can go much lower.

    If you can live without a camera and more storage...then get one now. I, personally, already own 3 cameras and I could care less about the storage...I have the 32 and that's enough for me for at least the next few years.

    The only other up in the air for me is the ability to print direct from the iPad. Jobs said that its coming, but I don't see the printing option becoming available till generation 3. I can live with no printing for now (I just cut and paste or use the cloud). I do plan on upgrading mine in generation 3...but it works wonderfully for me now.
    I want to wait.
    05-17-2010 06:03 AM
  17. GinoDotCom's Avatar
    It's nice to have a new product of a new kind when it's first released. This type of launch doesn't happen all the time.. the fact that it's a first gen model and it's pretty bug free and resonablely priced.. Apple made it real hard for you to sit around and wait for a second gen model when the ipad that's out now is pretty neat from all different angles.
    05-17-2010 01:17 PM
  18. afwriter's Avatar
    I wouldn't expect too much more from the second gen iPads other than a camera in the open slot that's already there and memory upgrades. While there's a lot that people think could be in the second gen iPad, based on Apple's history with the iPhone, it's more likely you see features added slowly over time to milk the most out of the product line -- and Apple's bottom line.


    Later,

    Don!
    05-17-2010 03:10 PM
  19. DocGo's Avatar
    I say, buy it now. I initially thought this will be "just a big ipod touch". Now, I use it everyday and it has replaced my HP MiniNote. I do look forward to the future generation iPad, but then, every year, there's always going to be a new one coming. So go and buy and enjoy the one that is out there now. It is really a good product.
    05-18-2010 06:30 AM
  20. whmurray's Avatar
    My answer would turn on whether or not one is an iPhone user. The value to an iPhone user is so great as to be irresistible.

    The iPad has no greater fan than me, but for others it is a tougher question. I gave one to a friend who was not an iPhone or mac user and the value was relatively low.

    If you are not an iPhone user, buy an iPod touch now and an iPad later.
    05-18-2010 06:22 PM
  21. MobiCoder's Avatar
    Is the iPad really justified in it current state as anything but a status symbol? As a competitor to the Kindle for it's library, yes but besides that I'll need a lot more for me to go and get it now verses second or third gen.

    Then again if they load the Adobe CS5 on it I'll be first in line. oh oh or xCode, designing apps on the system it meant for. oh well one can dream.
    05-20-2010 10:08 AM
  22. whmurray's Avatar
    Is the iPad really justified in it current state as anything but a status symbol? As a competitor to the Kindle for it's library, yes but besides that I'll need a lot more for me to go and get it now verses second or third gen.

    Then again if they load the Adobe CS5 on it I'll be first in line. oh oh or xCode, designing apps on the system it meant for. oh well one can dream.
    One "justifies" tools, not toys.

    If one wants a tool, one might well wait. If one wants a toy, get on with it.
    05-20-2010 10:52 AM
  23. west3man's Avatar
    One "justifies" tools, not toys.

    If one wants a tool, one might well wait. If one wants a toy, get on with it.
    Some are convinced that it is a toy. Some are convinced that it is a tool.

    I think it is a combination of the two and costly enough to warrant justification for those who aren't entirely made of money.
    05-20-2010 11:32 AM
  24. whmurray's Avatar
    Some are convinced that it is a toy. Some are convinced that it is a tool.

    I think it is a combination of the two and costly enough to warrant justification for those who aren't entirely made of money.
    If one is not able to decide whether something is a tool or a toy, asking other people what to do is about as good a way to make a decision as any.

    The opinion of others is fairly clear in the poll above.

    Who wants to bet me that it helps?
    Last edited by whmurray; 05-20-2010 at 06:22 PM.
    05-20-2010 06:19 PM
  25. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    to the OP....so what was the decision?
    05-20-2010 06:21 PM
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