Apple devices combo

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by raptorstv, Oct 25, 2012.


Best Apple devices combo...

  1. iPhone5 - mini iPad - MBP 15"

    6 vote(s)
  2. iPhone5 - mini iPad - rMBP 13"

    14 vote(s)
  3. iPhone5 - rMBP 15"

    15 vote(s)
  4. iPhone 5 - MBA 11" - iMac 20"

    4 vote(s)
  5. iPhone 5 - MBA 13" - iMac 20"

    8 vote(s)
  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    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 :D
  2. macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2012
    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.
  3. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
  4. macrumors 68040


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    None of the above. Not even close.

    iPhone 5 + iPad 4 + rMBP 15"
  5. raptorstv, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    i hate the large ipad... so useless, i sold my ipad2, i rarely ever used it... too heavy and feels awkward


    dunno if i should burn so much money..
  6. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    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.
  7. macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    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.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    I like to occasionally play games, that's the biggest issue :(


    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
  11. macrumors G4

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Then why do you have MBA + iMac among the choices?
  12. macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    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.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    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 :apple:TV.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    The setup in my sig works great for me, although soon I will get a laptop too, an Air probably.
  16. macrumors newbie


    Oct 24, 2012
  17. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    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.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    May 16, 2011
    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.)
  19. macrumors 6502a


    iPhone 5 - iPad 3rd Gen - 2010 17" MBP

    I'm going to be really sad if Apple doesn't come out with a rMBP 17".
  20. macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2011
    iPhone 4S 64GB
    iPad Mini 64GB LTE
    MBA 13" 256GB
    Appel TV 3

    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":)
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    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.
  22. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2011
    Thanks guys! I think I will just go with:

    iPhone 5 + mini iPad + rMBP 15"


    i have an xbox360 already... so I guess appleTV wouldnt be useful at all
  23. macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    iPhone 5 + 11" MacBook Air + 27" apple display
  24. macrumors member


    Nov 30, 2012
    iPhone 5
    iPad Mini
    13-inch Retina Macbook Pro
  25. macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2010
    iPhone 5 Black 64GB, iPad 4 White 64GB WiFi, 15" Retina MacBook Pro (maxed specs).

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