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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:50 AM   #26
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i have iPhone 4S 64GB version,iPad 1St Generation 64GB Version wifi,iPad Mini 64GB version Wifi,ipod Classic 160GB,iPod Nano 7 Generation 16GB,
I use them all equal.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 AM   #27
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Op, it may sound cliche but your answer is in your computing needs.

Our teenaged daughter lives on her Air and it's just easier to use for her school work.

My wife lives on her Air too and rarely uses her iPad which would fulfill her needs better than half the time. She thinks the Air is just more convenient to stream movies from plus there are better Chinese translation apps available for the Air than on the iPad.

I generally only need email and the ability to read so I rarely use my Air. It mostly comes along as a back up device when traveling otherwise I live on my iPad and phone.

Our iMac is never used any more. As a matter of fact, the portability of the Airs and iPads has nearly rendered our home offices obsolete.

Edited for one last comment: optical drive. Our daughter does a lot of graphic design and other digital artwork on her Air as a hobby and the software she uses with her Bamboo Tablet is not available for OTA download. This presented a small challenge since the only optical drive we have is on our iMac (and I don't believe the new iMacs even have optical drives). This might be a consideration for you to lean toward a Pro.

It's also a slight commentary to companies wanting to work off the Apple platform...pls ensure your software is available OTA.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:18 AM   #28
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I have an iPhone,ipad, and MacBook Pro..and I use all 3. I think the only one that gets the least amount of use would be the laptop only because I tend to do most general stuff on my ipad or phone. My phone is all about phone use/txting/music. The ipad for all my web browsing needs and My laptop gets it work out for heavier processing requirements. I can't picture myself without these devices. Maybe I'm too dependent on technology but they serve me well and love that I can pick up where I left off with any iMessage convo or with the use of icloud pick up any web browsing on any of these devices.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:27 AM   #29
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I agree, it's what you are going to use them for.
Now having the MBA there's only one thing I really use my iPad for, and that's as a backup for photos straight after a shoot at someones house. I then import these to my windows laptop into lightroom when i get home, and this works well.

The MBA is so fast at every day stuff, and instantly on, that the versatility of the small screen when out but being able to hook it up to a 24" screen when at home can't be matched by the ipad.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:03 AM   #30
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Use my MBA for everything: iOS, Android and Windows development. Run both 10.8 and Win 8 on it, only limitations I have found is the small (256GB) SSD, but use an external HDD for all my media etc. Hoping to buy a 27" Thunderbolt display in the near future to make working on projects for long spells of time a bit more comfortable. The Air takes everything I throw at it, and don't really have any complaints about it at all.

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Never touch either of these, even when I am at home, other than using the iMac for storing movies etc. The MBA has replaced both, the speed eclipses that of the iMac, and massively outclasses the iPad in terms of usefulness. Probably update to a new gen iPad or iPad mini in the future as nothing beats the iPad on long journeys and flights.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:14 AM   #31
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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.
I also have a 360 and PS3. Also, almost every vintage game system in storage. Having Apple products doesn't mean you can't have other brands as well
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:21 AM   #32
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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?
Going iPad-only is doable if you don't do serious graphics/video/music stuffs...and if you buy/rent all your medias (movies/music/comics/etc). These are the reasons i stick with my computer and leave my iPad on the coffee table most of the time.

The rest, such as 'office' documents, internet or even casual photo editing is fine with the iPad.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:38 AM   #33
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:39 AM   #34
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Depends what you use everything for. My iPad gets the least use of the 3 but I like it. The phone is the phone.. daily communication device. What I do on the macbook cannot be done on an iPad so that's an easy one. If you can get away only needing an iPad everyday and want to save some cash, go for it. If you don't even need a mac, get a cheap PC.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:21 PM   #35
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I also have a 360 and PS3. Also, almost every vintage game system in storage. Having Apple products doesn't mean you can't have other brands as well
I never implied that lol. Well I'm middle class so just having an iPhone is almost pushing it lol I could see myself having a macbook and all this other fancy stuff if my brother wasn't such an irresponsible idiot and I didn't have a lot of polo.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:38 PM   #36
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I've got an iPhone 5, my wife has an iPhone 4S, my daughter has an iPhone 3G (with no SIM, and it was a gift from a friend), and we've got an Apple TV2. I will be getting an iPad mini for Christmas.

On the computer side, I'm a PC guy, and I build my own machines, so that will never go to the Apple side. That is, unless Apple can build machines like I can build for similar prices, which I highly doubt, considering my latest build is a Core i5 running at 4.5 GHz with 16 GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, 4.5TB of HDs and a GTX 460, of which the grand total was about $700. Granted I reused some parts from my previous machine, but that's part of why I love it, and why no manufacturer will ever match my own builds in price.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:56 PM   #37
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:59 PM   #38
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I have all 3 and each serves a purpose...writing papers on an ipad is hard but web broswing is not. Writing papers on a mbp is easy but not as portable as a ipad... I bring my ipad to school most days because its eaiser to carry but sometimes i bring both
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:18 PM   #39
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:49 PM   #40
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:55 PM   #41
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I currently have a MBP 13" and an iPhone 5.

The only reason I'm considering an iPad Mini, is because it looks like a great couch companion.

If I had to choose between an iPad and a MBP, I'd go MBP every time.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 08:58 PM   #42
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All integrated. Love it when someone sends me an iMessage, and can respond on every device but ATV3.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:08 PM   #43
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See my Sig. I need a laptop, mostly to manage media nowadays and for writing long docs.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:18 PM   #44
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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.

I have An iPhone5, Macbook pro, Apple tv3, And an iPod or 2. It's all about the ecosystem for me. When my products all work together I find that it just makes my life a little easier at times. I also have a PS3 and a Sony TV, But if apple had a television set I would definitely buy it to fit in my ecosystem. I dont think i'd be getting rid of my ps3 though.. Unless the apple television set also had a built in gaming console... but thats just me dreaming.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:26 PM   #45
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My work pays for my Apple products, after a year they are given to us and we purchase all new work computers. Our director likes to make sure we use every dime of our fiscal budget.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:55 PM   #46
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This thread was asking what you have and what percentage of use they were getting between the devices

Most people just listed what they have
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:00 PM   #47
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This thread was asking what you have and what percentage of use they were getting between the devices

Most people just listed what they have
Ok, I have 5 devices. I use them all equally 20%.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:46 PM   #48
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Between the wife and I we have an 11 inch MacBook Air, 1 iPad mini, and each have an iPhone 5. We are very light users and could pretty much get by with iPads and iphones, but there are times when we use the MBA. She uses it more than I do for pics etc. at one point we each had a MBA, iPad and iPhone but it was overkill so downsizes to what was necessary. If u don't use computer much, just get a cheap dell laptop or netbook when u need to use it that 25% etc.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:53 PM   #49
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 10:58 PM   #50
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32GB White iPhone 3GS
64GB White iPhone 4S
64GB White iPhone 5

32GB wifi + 4G iPad 3

6GB iPod Mini
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