Still happy with my original iPad (first model)
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No. I don't even have one of the first generation ones. I believe they're somewhat similar to when you
purchase a new car. When you buy a new car, the car goes down $1,000.00 as soon as you drive
it off the lot. When you buy buy an new I-Pad/Cell-Phone/etc, the item becomes obsolete within
6 mos. to a year within purchase, or until the new model comes out.
Yes, I plan on buying one.
Although it will mainly be used by my wife who has never used a computer!
She says she's finally ready to take the plunge and use one....in case you're wondering why she never used a computer before, it's a combination of reasons both physical and technical related. I'm hoping that she will enjoy using it and be able to make good use of it.
I've been watching iPad's until now. The high-res display convinced me that now is the time. Along with the Verizon one having a sim card so that I can use it in Europe, etc. My iPhone 4 doesn't have this, and it seems like it would be useful to be able to use this while traveling. By the way, I love it, it's kind of like a big iPhone, much more usable in a lap, but doesn't fit in a pocket. I also have a large laptop (17") that's really powerful, but basically a desktop replacement so that I can work remotely, other than from my home. The large laptop tends to crush my lap *smile*, but it's very nice to be able to have the iPad in my lap for email (work and personal), and for playing games, etc. I don't think that the iPad will replace laptops, especially the ultrabooks like the MacBook Air, and the Windows ultrabooks, but there's a place for it as a very portable, lightweight device with great video. And for out-of-the-country travel, too.
Loved my iPad 2 for e-mail, web, viewing sports not on TV - used a Kensington Keyboard Case.
Problem- it was useless for an active EXCEL user. So gave it to my son (30 year old college student - after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Marines). He loves it.
I went to a MacBook Pro 13" and it handles EXCEL like a pro. Able to "duplicate" my iMac software and setup through connecting my Time Machine which is on an external hard drive - had to get a couple of licenses for some software, but quick to set up and is now my travel computer that the iPad 2 did not fulfill. Storing active EXCEL workbooks in Dropbox lets you mve back and forth with ease - travel or to a different room - your data is there on both machines.
So - if you are looking for e-mail, photos, web surfing, music - iPad is great and beautiful.
If you want to do computations or word processing, a small MacBook Pro does a fantastic job.
Decide your use then pick your device.
Had the iPad 1 and it revolutionised my media consumption and my work production. I skipped the iPad 2 so was due for an upgrade. And Apple has not disappointed. I can't wait for more apps that take advantage of the retina display. It is so much faster than the first gen iPad. So if I had an iPad 2 I might not have justified it but this significant upgrade for me made it a no brainier.
I am going to need a reader of some kind not sure which yet as joined the reading site which is worthy only thing is when I down loaded to laptop it ended up on 25 different sites thankfully I only tried 1 to see how it worked 1 book 25 sites overkill now until I get a reader of somesort will just have to wait & try rest out in process of moving so look into more & try & get more understanding of how everything works so be patient I will get there if we can get to where we are going at least this time have had aboyt 5hrs sleep. Need to get ready for todays step then will take from their.
if you want to buy something you need to have the amount of money to own it..but i don't have the money yet. and they sell it too expensive here in Suriname. and i am also a student so it's gonna take a while too collect the money to buy it. but i really need one i rather own a i pad than a blackberry.
The only thing I like about the Apple iPad III is the camera. 100% of my music is stored in iTunes, but I rarely purchase anything from them. I think I could use Microsoft just a easily. The interface they use is very easily damaged. My wife and I both have iPod's. I leave mine in a Bose iDock and my wife uses hers at work and at home. Hers no longer works in the Bose or USB port type device because the interface on the iPod itself is damaged. What do you do when the battery dies? I here you can send in for repair, but doubt very seriously it is worth the shipping cost. Worst of all the CPU performance in my mine in no way commands the price tag they want. The internal storage be minimum of 128GB. I just feel I am being sold a load and I am expected to say thank you.
I have the iPad2 and don't see that much difference to run out and spend $499.99 for a better looking display.
I have heard the New iPad is faster, but my neighbor just bought one (Their 1st iPad) and I don't see any difference in speed.
That display is nice, but not a $499.99 nice.
I will stick with the iPad2 until the iPad 4, 5 or 6 comes out.
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