1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Roughly 6 months after Apple releases the iPad, and many of us bought them, I'm curious to know how it's working for you?

    Better than you hoped? Worse than you feared? Different than you expected?

    Here's a bunch of our editors and writers sharing their thoughts, but please add a reply below and let us know yours!

    http://www.tipb.com/2010/10/22/ipad-6month-table/
    10-26-2010 01:35 PM
  2. guinness0514's Avatar
    think my love for the iPad has grown over the last 6 months.... It's all about the apps really.... Same with the iPhone....the hardware seems to become new all over again every time that " killer app" comes out :-)
    10-26-2010 06:51 PM
  3. 70gsrick's Avatar
    Wow, has it only been six months? I had to check. It seems like it's been much much longer. I almost don't remember what it was like without it. The iPad has changed the way I get my daily information. All my email and 99% of my internet use is delivered via the iPad. I use my iPhone far less too. The battery has been a pleasant surprise.
    10-27-2010 12:00 AM
  4. Bluesoftail's Avatar
    For me it's better than I expected. My laptop now collects dust but like guiness said, it's all about the apps and thankfully there are some excellent devs out there. I think the additional features of IOS 4.2 will make it even better.

    There are three of them in my house, so yes we love them.
    10-27-2010 12:20 AM
  5. MobileMania's Avatar
    I am loving it day after day after day. The APPS has been so great and I could not imagine life without my iPad. One thing that I am not liking about technology, most of the people in the house now talks via ym 80% of the time.
    10-28-2010 09:24 AM
  6. SteveP's Avatar
    I have waited this long so I guess I'll wait another six months for iPad Next Generation.
    10-29-2010 10:59 AM
  7. combatdoc's Avatar
    I have changed the way I do life..lol. I have pretty much switched to e-books (granted on the Kindle app) moved my calendars completely to the cloud, and use it for pretty much all my entertainment and business needs.

    I still say its only an 80% solution. I still can't edit complex excel workbooks, and I still require my laptop to get much of what i need on and off the iPad.

    Looking forward to the next revision. Hopefully with a filesystem that accessible and some kind of SD slot. More RAM is always nice too.
    10-31-2010 01:13 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It's exactly what I expected when I first intended to buy it. I use it for web browsing, email and tweeting whenever I'm somewhere bored out of my mind. It has since now expanded with different apps and games. I have never been a mobile gamer but Words with Friends was the first on tho land me hook, line and sinker. I've got the camera kit but haven't used it much with my camera after getting photogene I was able to do alot more on the iPad. The best part is I can now leave my laptop at home four days out of the week. I'm excited to finally get 4.2 for folders and multitasking.
    10-31-2010 07:00 PM
  9. Dexter923's Avatar
    I've only had my iPad for a short time but I can't imagine anyone wanting anything smaller to work with!
    I am extremely pleased so far!!
    11-03-2010 02:56 PM
  10. gailey's Avatar
    No doubt that iPad is really a great innovation, although I finally had mine way later than the others. I'm starting to 'get to know' other iPad applications, but I think it's already 'killing' my laptop. Everything that I basically need is already in my iPad. So far, I'm satisfied.

    Cheers!
    11-05-2010 12:00 PM
  11. theipadlifestyle's Avatar
    while i haven't had one for 6 months yet, i still use it just about every day, more than i thought i would.
    Last edited by theipadlifestyle; 11-08-2010 at 06:30 PM.
    11-08-2010 05:35 PM
  12. apu's Avatar
    I'm still in love with it .... protect it obsessively.

    Want cover do you'll use ?
    11-11-2010 04:53 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    much better now that we have 4.2.1
    11-23-2010 02:15 PM
  14. ipadmaster's Avatar
    I have had my iPad since the day it came out and I still love it, and now even better cuz of my ZooGue.
    12-08-2010 02:13 AM
  15. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I still can't get it to work. It doesn't do Flash.
    12-08-2010 03:53 PM
  16. c-way's Avatar
    I have had mine for about 4 months and I really love it, use it for work, personal stuff and just for fun. Happier now the update has happened with multiple tasking, but only downside is lack of flash player I can imagine life without it, but don't want to!
    12-11-2010 03:22 PM
  17. wayneo's Avatar
    I'v had my iPad since launch and I'm still loving it. It's much better now having 4.2.1 and multitasking. It's a great device that you can pick up and use to surf on the couch.
    12-14-2010 05:32 PM
  18. impaler's Avatar
    It's been great. Like some others on this thread, I've found new reasons to like it more every day. I'm glad I waited until the end of April to get the 64GB 3G version. Worth the wait. Many others who rushed out to get the WiFi-only version are regretting it now. I also got in right under the wire for the unlimited 3G plan ($30) with AT&T. So long as I never cancel it, I should be able to keep it. Honestly, though, I haven't used near 2GB of data anyway, as I'm usually at home on WiFi with it. Still, nice to have when/if I travel.
    12-14-2010 06:14 PM
  19. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    See I only took my wifi only iPad out once, and that was to Mcdonalds. (I connected to their free wifi network) After that I never really bothered.
    12-14-2010 06:17 PM
  20. dme#IM's Avatar


    my fairly new ipad does not respond. For no obvious reason the ipad does not wake up to pressure on the main button. Docking with the charging cable doesn't bring any response. Totally dead ! If anyone has any idea of what goes, please let me know. Contacting Apple expert support is only available during waking hours. I have a phone appointment at 10:00 am december 15th.
    12-14-2010 10:45 PM
  21. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar


    my fairly new ipad does not respond. For no obvious reason the ipad does not wake up to pressure on the main button. Docking with the charging cable doesn't bring any response. Totally dead ! If anyone has any idea of what goes, please let me know. Contacting Apple expert support is only available during waking hours. I have a phone appointment at 10:00 am december 15th.
    Normally you would create a new topic and not "hijack" the thread, but you know who gives a crap. Welcome to the site.

    You said "docking with charing cable" did you try charging it with the included power adapter?
    12-14-2010 11:10 PM
  22. fantasyfreaksports's Avatar
    wow! just six months!
    12-22-2010 02:54 PM
  23. andrewp23's Avatar
    im getting an ipad very soon but my cousins got one and he lives with us so i use his a lot and i havnt been using my laptop at all. Its got everything you need email fb TiPb
    12-23-2010 04:02 PM
  24. Yankeexpress's Avatar
    While the iPad is used for podcasts and web surfing, I still use the MacBook for downloading, storing music & videos and keeping the iPad and iPhone organized. They compliment each other very well.
    01-09-2011 08:06 PM
  25. Theb787pilot's Avatar
    I love my iPad it is so amazing. I don't regret getting it at all.
    01-17-2011 01:20 AM
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