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View Poll Results: Best Apple devices combo...
iPhone5 - mini iPad - MBP 15" 6 12.77%
iPhone5 - mini iPad - rMBP 13" 14 29.79%
iPhone5 - rMBP 15" 15 31.91%
iPhone 5 - MBA 11" - iMac 20" 4 8.51%
iPhone 5 - MBA 13" - iMac 20" 8 17.02%
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Apple devices combo

It's been a month since I got my iPhone5 and I'm enjoying it more and more everyday... I'm thinking of going all Apple for phone, tablet, and computer as well... I need you guys' recommendation for the best combo
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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We are an all apple family, but our setup is a bit different then most I would assume.

2 Iphones - one for the wife and one for me
1 Ipad 3 - This is used for browsing the web, cooking, and other casual uses.
1 Mac Mini - This is our digital hub and my wife's work computer.

Along with monitor, mouse, keyboard, Ipad accessories, speaker system, and Iphone accessories we are in for less then $2000 for the entire setup.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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20" iMac? Welcome to 2009.

Why not the 27"?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:46 PM   #4
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None of the above. Not even close.

iPhone 5 + iPad 4 + rMBP 15"
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:48 PM   #5
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None of the above. Not even close.

iPhone 5 + iPad 4 + rMBP
i hate the large ipad... so useless, i sold my ipad2, i rarely ever used it... too heavy and feels awkward

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20" iMac? Welcome to 2009.

Why not the 27"?
dunno if i should burn so much money..

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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i hate the large ipad... so useless, i sold my ipad2, i rarely ever used it... too heavy and awkward

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dunno if i should burn so much money..
It's not really necessary to get three devices just because. I do just fine with an iPhone 5 and the big iMac. You should decide whether you'll actually get some use out of a tablet or a laptop outside of your iPhone 5.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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really tough call b.c it depends on the person. I personally would want the iphone 5 ---mini----Air. I have zero need for a desktop or high end laptop.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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i hate the large ipad... so useless, i sold my ipad2, i rarely ever used it... too heavy and awkward
I've found the opposite to be true for my needs.

I love my iPad 2 bc I don't have to lug around a laptop 95% of the time; it does what I need it to do, and I don't have to squint to read/surf etc. as I do with my iPhone. For me, personally, the iPhone 5/iPad Mini combo is redundant.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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where is

iPhone 5
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:11 PM   #10
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I've found the opposite to be true for my needs.

I love my iPad 2 bc I don't have to lug around a laptop 95% of the time; it does what I need it to do, and I don't have to squint to read/surf etc. as I do with my iPhone. For me, personally, the iPhone 5/iPad Mini combo is redundant.
I like to occasionally play games, that's the biggest issue

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i don't see the need for 2 computers, it's not really efficient in practice as I don't always have the files saved in the same computer... I only want one primary computer
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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i don't see the need for 2 computers, it's not really efficient in practice as I don't always have the files saved in the same computer... I only want one primary computer
Then why do you have MBA + iMac among the choices?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM   #12
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iPhone 5, iPad with retina, 27" iMac

Don't need a Macbook, iPad far more portable.
I would personally load the iMac up with external storage for media.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:24 PM   #13
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iPhone 5, iPad with retina, 27" iMac

Don't need a Macbook, iPad far more portable.
I would personally load the iMac up with external storage for media.
I'm with you on this. I plan on copying this configuration once my MBP dies. Although, I'll be getting the 5s, as that's where I am on the upgrade cycle. I rarely use my MBP other than as a media server for my iDevices and TV.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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You need an "other" catagory in the poll. I have iPhone 5, 1st gen iPad and 2011 13" macbook pro. I would like to upgrade the ipad but it still works great for our families use which is light gaming (mostly kids games like P Vs Z, temple run, cooking games) internet use and the kindle app(my wife). Actually thinking about getting my wife the mini for the kindle app because she spends alot of time reading with it and that would free up the iPad for the rest of us. Although since both my kids now have an iPod touch and I have the mac book pro we don't seem to use the iPad as much as we use to. All in all this combo seems to work for us.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:28 PM   #15
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The setup in my sig works great for me, although soon I will get a laptop too, an Air probably.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:30 PM   #16
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throw an apple tv in there lol
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:31 PM   #17
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Just iPhone 4S and 13" MacBook Pro for me.

Had an iPod classic but trimmed down my music collection a little and sold it after I upgraded to the 64GB 4s.

Owned various iPads at different points in the past but sold them because they really didn't serve much purpose. Seemed like a waste of $400 just for a device I was using only to surf the web occasionally and read the news. Though I was considering the iPad mini until apple announced the price.

No need for a desktop either since my MacBook Pro takes care of everything and is portable.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:32 PM   #18
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I have an 11" MBA, ATV 2, and an iPad 1 I barely use.

IMHO The 11" MBA is much more capable than the ipad which is why I got it and never looked back. I have the iphone for whatever apps I use (mostly games or to read news etc.)
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:32 PM   #19
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I'm going to be really sad if Apple doesn't come out with a rMBP 17".
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:33 PM   #20
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I think personally is best setup...may add Mac Mini Later on if I ever see my self running low on space/require more powerful CPU...Also having an iPhone 5 + iPad mini...kinda pointless...I would hav gone with iPad 3 or 4 if I had the iPhone 5...instead of iPad Mini...but I wont be getting iPhone 5 and so its the best way to balance the screen sizes....3.5"-7.9"-13" and Apple TV 3 to 40"
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:37 PM   #21
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I'm with you on this. I plan on copying this configuration once my MBP dies. Although, I'll be getting the 5s, as that's where I am on the upgrade cycle. I rarely use my MBP other than as a media server for my iDevices and TV.
For me a like having the mac book pro instead of an iMac because its portable(I like being on the computer while on the couch alot) but I can hook it up to a larger display if I need too.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:45 PM   #22
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Thanks guys! I think I will just go with:

iPhone 5 + mini iPad + rMBP 15"

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throw an apple tv in there lol
i have an xbox360 already... so I guess appleTV wouldnt be useful at all
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:48 PM   #23
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 06:58 PM   #24
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 07:00 PM   #25
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