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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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What do you have?

Just wondering which devices you guys have. I have an iPhone 4S, iPad 4, Apple TV, and no computer. My old desktop PC died a couple of weeks ago. The reason I ask is because I'm torn between an iPad and a rMBP. I bought an iPad 4th generation a little less than a week ago, and I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should keep it, or return it and buy a rMBP. Do any of you have all 3? (iPhone, iPad, MBP) and if so, do you use each equally or does one fall behind and make you wish you could still return it?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Just wondering which devices you guys have. I have an iPhone 4S, iPad 4, Apple TV, and no computer. My old desktop PC died a couple of weeks ago. The reason I ask is because I'm torn between an iPad and a rMBP. I bought an iPad 4th generation a little less than a week ago, and I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should keep it, or return it and buy a rMBP. Do any of you have all 3? (iPhone, iPad, MBP) and if so, do you use each equally or does one fall behind and make you wish you could still return it?
you have no computer and an iPad??? I would say to get a refurbished macbook from Apple and keep the iPad.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:23 PM   #3
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u definitely need to a get a computer.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:30 PM   #6
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you have no computer and an iPad??? I would say to get a refurbished macbook from Apple and keep the iPad.
Yeah. I was trying to see if I could do without a computer, and just use an iPad. I'm slowly realizing I was wrong to think that. The iPad is still amazing so I don't know if I should keep it AND buy a computer, or return the iPad and use that money towards a MBP.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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I have an iPad Mini, an iPhone 5, and a MacBook Air and they get equal use. But lately my iPad Mini has been getting more time.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Yeah. I was trying to see if I could do without a computer, and just use an iPad. I'm slowly realizing I was wrong to think that. The iPad is still amazing so I don't know if I should keep it AND buy a computer, or return the iPad and use that money towards a MBP.
well think, do you really need a retina macbook pro? Can you do with getting one of these? http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
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retina MB's are pretty expensive, so I would keep the iPad and get yourself a more affordable machine.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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As a family we have in-use an iPhone 5, two 4s, three Mac Book Airs, two iPads, one iMac, and honestly I don't know the count but a few assorted nanos and iPods.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:42 PM   #11
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As a family we have in-use an iPhone 5, two 4s, three Mac Book Airs, two iPads, one iMac, and honestly I don't know the count but a few assorted nanos and iPods.
You guys must be freaking rich, however all that apple stuff would just get on my nerves lol.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:43 PM   #12
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well think, do you really need a retina macbook pro? Can you do with getting one of these? http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
No, I don't need a rMBP, I just want it. Are refurbished trustworthy?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:45 PM   #13
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You guys must be freaking rich, however all that apple stuff would just get on my nerves lol.
I don't think we are, but I know I work my butt off.
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No, I don't need a rMBP, I just want it. Are refurbished trustworthy?
It's apple. You're pretty much getting a new MacBook. Same new packaging and everything.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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In our house we currently have:

iPhone 5 32gb
iPhone 5 16gb
iPad 3 LTE 32gb
3rd Gen iPod Nano
6th Gen iPod Nano
New Mac Mini i5

We also have various accessories to go with each and two HP laptops that are rarely used.

The iPad fills most of our computing needs except for my school work. I use the Mac Mini of that.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 AM   #16
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Return the iPad and get a MacBook it's way better than an iPad trust me
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:38 AM   #17
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:43 AM   #18
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An ipad is just not a substitute for a computer...If confronted with a choice, I'd buy a Mac and let the ipad go....Many people have tried to go down the ipad only route...It just isn't realistic.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:48 AM   #19
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I have an iPhone 5, iPad 3 and rMBP. I use my iPhone and rMBP the most and the iPad 3 gets hardly used at all anymore except for reading books or surfing the internet when watching TV. My rMBP gets almost as good battery life as the iPad so I don't think I'd buy an iPad again at least for a few years.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:49 AM   #20
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In the house (7 people) we have:
3 iPhone 5's 64GB in use
3 iPhone 4S's 32GB in use
1 iPad 4's 64GB 4G in use (More coming soon)
5 iPad 2's 64GB 3G in use
2 15" rMBP in use (1 coming soon)
3 15" MBP in use
2 13" MBP in use
1 Macbook Air in use
2 iMac's 27" in use
1 Mac Mini in use
2 Time Capsule in use
A bunch of our old MBP's, iPhones, iMacs, iPads, iPods currently not in use.

Might seem like alot, but everyone has a laptop, iPad and iPhone. Between the iPad and MBP, I would definitely suggest the MBP every time.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:59 AM   #21
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Man you guys are freaking rich... or liars, either one lol. But don't you get annoyed at having all those apple products? I don't know where I would be without my ps3.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:17 AM   #22
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Me and gf each have an iPhone. Since getting the iPad, we began fighting over it every night. So I end up buying a rMBP, and then we were fighting over that and no one wants to use the iPad. So I would recommend getting the rMBP.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:47 AM   #24
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Hi OP,

I currently have the iPhone 5, original iPad and 11" MacBook Air 2012.

My iPhone sees the most usage among all my devices. Simply because it is the only device I have with me all the time. I use it to chat, surf the web, check and response to mails/forums/social network, read books, listen to music, play games, take notes/pictures and a whole lot more.

I use the IPad only on weekends, it acts as an electronic chord sheet when I am playing the guitar.

My MacBook Air is there for work, photo and video editing, banging out long essays, watching movies, playing world of Warcraft, diablo 3 and Starcraft 2.

Personally as an iPhone user, I would pick the Mac over an iPad. Hope that helps. 😃
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What do you have?
I have a Mac Pro for heavy workloads, though I'm looking to upgrade it whenever Apple releases a replacement, if ever.

My MacBook Pro is my workhorse on the go; great computer.

I have replaced by iPad 3 with an iPad mini; I like the portability, though I do wish Apple used a retina display, going from using the iPhone, the MacBook Pro, and the iPad 3 to the mini, everything looks a bit blurry for a few moments.

And I have 2 iPhone 5s, one black, the other white, for travel and US-only, respectively.


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Just wondering which devices you guys have. I have an iPhone 4S, iPad 4, Apple TV, and no computer. My old desktop PC died a couple of weeks ago. The reason I ask is because I'm torn between an iPad and a rMBP. I bought an iPad 4th generation a little less than a week ago, and I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should keep it, or return it and buy a rMBP. Do any of you have all 3? (iPhone, iPad, MBP) and if so, do you use each equally or does one fall behind and make you wish you could still return it?
I would get a computer. The iPad is not a computer even though Apple wants you to believe it replaces one.
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