iPad iPad Retina 128GB $929

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NewAnger, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    So who's crazy enough to spend that kind of money on an iPad? Just saw them in the store this morning. I personally would buy a computer insted at that kind of money.
     
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    ericrwalker

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    Someone who doesn't need or want a computer, but needs space for files, music or other media. i.e. porn :D
     
  3. darngooddesign, Feb 26, 2013
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    I wouldn't buy one of the 128GB iPads. It is too expensive in my opinion.
     
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    wlossw

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    I picked one up for the wife. She was complaining that she wanted all her photos and music stored on the iPad, and ran out of room on her 64gig model. She also hates iTunes Match for some reason...

    It bothered me a lot that I could have bought a macbook air 11"... but whatever... better than a Louis Vuitton purse ;)
     
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    TyPod

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    I agree. At around that price, a MBA seems much more tempting to me!
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Well, I think an iPad is a very different machine then a MBA 11. I actually have both and the MBA sits for 20-30 days at a time unused. I love the way I interact with an iPad. It is just my preferred computing experience.

    About the OP's question, I think it is targeted to a couple of small groups: mobile content creators and people who keep a lot of video with them. Not necessarily porn, it is better to get fresh content off the net anyway for that. Lol. Maybe an amateur porn film maker? Lol
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    a powerful desktop an a ipad 128gig would be better than jsut having 1 laptop i think. ipad is getting to the point where it functions almost as well. especilaly if you have the logitech bt keyboard atachment / dock
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    ^ agree. I have an iPad 3, MBA 11 and an iMac 27. MBA is often the odd man out and by far the least used.

    But as with al these options, your workflow and requirements make a big difference. If I had more mobile requirements I might have a MBP 15 with retina and no Air or iMac
     
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    danpass

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    The price is too high for me but $829 for 128/cell would have me thinking hard about it.

    but I'm an iPad Mini guy now so we'll see what the Mini2 options out at :D
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    I travel a lot. And to some places where wifi isn't available (overseas) and also have some really long plane rides. So I have a bunch of movies, TV shows, books, audio books and music plus pictures. It can be a month or more before I get home to add more movies/TV shows.

    I have a hard time with just 64 gigs at times. When the next iPad comes out I'll be getting the 128 model. For me it's much easier than one of those wireless hard drives that stream. Keeping my travel load down and simple is a necessity.
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    Price & capacity are the very reason some vain Apple fans will buy them. Bragging rights and the "look at me" factor is as important to them as it was to Steve. When out in public, the Narcissistic characteristics
    of many Apple owners is highly visible.
     
  13. macrumors G3

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    Well your Psychology 101 diagnosis might be accurate if the iPad said 128GB on the outside, but as it stands the 128GB iPad looks exactly the same as the 16GB iPad.
     
  14. macrumors 68040

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    The best bang for the buck IS the 128GB iPad and the Wifi model is $799. :)
     
  15. macrumors G3

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    It bears mentioning that if you buy through AT&T they knock $100 off the price of your iPad if you sign a 2-year contract. This also includes adding it to your existing plan for $10/month so that 128GB iPad would be $829.
     
  16. macrumors 68020

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    And from 30" away an iPhone 5 looks like an iPhone 4 or 4S except to those who are obsessed with iPhones. If you've been around much you understand exactly what I mean. If you're new, it will reveal itself in short order. One word comes to mind. Insecure.
     
  17. darngooddesign, Feb 26, 2013
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    And from really far away all cellphones look the same...so what.

    An iPhone 5 looks different from previous iPhones while all iPad 4s look the same regardless of how far away you are. Someone who is only concerned with looks will spend their money on an expensive ipad case, some other custom coloring, custom etching, etc, but not a bigger drive that does not change the way the device looks.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Oh the beauty of this :). I predict this moving into the touch and a discontinuation of the classic.
     
  19. Giuly, Feb 26, 2013
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    Giuly

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    The problem solves itself once the 16GB gets dumped and they become $100 less expensive across the range.
     
  20. macrumors G3

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    The deal doesn't make as much sense if you hardly have the data activated, like only if you travel, because the cost of your contract is more than the $100 you save, but if you would have data on each month then its a $829 for the iPad.
     
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  22. macrumors 65816

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    Dude you aint never lied...Louis Vutton, Gucci, Prada. Mad Crazy $$$$

    Nooooo they better not I already have an ipad let alone 800-900 bucks for another one just to get the big gigs..
     
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    If I traveled a lot id look hard at getting one but not at that price.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Never go full retard.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.

    What's the first question an Apple fan asks you when you show them which iDevice you have?
     

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