A Few Thoughts after one Week with my iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AldoRay, May 26, 2010.

  1. AldoRay macrumors member

    May 16, 2010
    My opinions only, feel free to disagree....

    I bought a 3G 16 mg on the Apple Store, arrived about 8-10 days after ordering....

    The workmanship on my iPad appears to be flawless, it is impressive to hold and touch without evening turning it on, a number of people I have shown it to have also commented on that....

    I really like the Apple case, where the front cover flips over to hold it in typing position or stands it up.....

    Having no connectivity issues like I have seen reported....

    A lot of the Apps made just for the iPad suddenly quit when I am using them, especially the news readers, probably because I spend so much time on them, but all of them, the NY Times, USA Today, AP have quit on me at least once. I am guessing this is to be expected because they are all version 1.whatever and they had to write these apps for a device they couldn't touch....

    I have now taken off any apps for the iPhone only, can't stand the way they look on the iPad, I can wait until the updates....

    Video on this thing is beautiful.....

    I have read on this site where a lot of people say that you don't need an iPad, they are right, you don't need it..... But Wild Horses couldn't drag me away from it now....

    I can't type or spell to save my life, but the spell checker/auto corrector/guess which word I am trying to type thing, it is amazing....

    The keyboard in the landscape mode is a lot larger than I thought it was going to be......

    Finally, I have read a lot in the media where they say it slots somewhere in-between a smart phone and a laptop, and that it can't replace a laptop...

    They are right, my iPad with the hardware and software on it now cannot replace a laptop, however, I can see the day, (and sooner than most of us would have thought) that it will be able to quite easily.

    Oh-and thanks to all the people that post so much helpful information in this forum, I have learned much from you guys, (and gals). Be well.
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Sounds like you are happy with it in general. Congratulations. :apple:
  3. cas85 macrumors regular

    May 4, 2010
    thanks for posting some real impressions. glad you're happy with it!
  4. hydrokayak macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Lancaster, NH
    I almost feel like OS 4 is going to be a step in this direction. With the introduction of multitasking, we're going to be able to do more with our devices than before. I honestly won't bring my laptop some places I used to. It's just no longer needed.
  5. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    I'm just happy that with other countries getting it we'll have a s**t ton more people playing with it and developing apps for it :) There's going to be so much stuff that other people will be able to bring to the table now that it's going to be in 9 (i believe?) more countries.
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    thanks for that write up OP. good to know :D there are a lot of people slammin' it, but i think it will be great
  7. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    i think this is the 2nd time ive seen you say this in a thread. what is the use of saying such a thing? it will likely get you a time out.

    you have something against the ipad lol? or positive comments in general?
  9. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2008
    Just consistency. I have the same comment for negative posts. If people are going to jump on posters for posting negative impressions by saying 'Nice blog post' or 'Why should we care about your views' etc. the same should apply to 'positive' impressions.

    I'm not a believer that every use needs to post their impressions of the device. Perhaps there could be a sinlge 'User impressions' thread. Then I could post mine in there tomorrow or sometime after rather than needing to start up a whole new thread.

    But thanks for your feedback.
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    ok i can def see your point and agree that there probably are a few too many of these threads going around - but saying "thats nice dear" does seem a bit derogatory and "cocky", if you will, which is why i approached you about it :)

    i agree - one centralised thread.
  11. techkidd4400 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2007
    I agree with everything the original poster said. With regard to the iPad apps crashing, I have noticed that as well and it does seem odd and unexpected since iPhone apps rarely, if ever, crash. I wonder if this is the result of a rush to develop or port apps to the iPad?
  12. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I would say that's a highly likely scenario.
  13. spammerhamster macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    Too bad it guessed wrong with "even" ;)
  14. scubasteve03 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    Have you tried restarting your iPad after installing apps? I will have a rare crash every once in a while especially after installing apps. Good luck, and I'm glad you enjoy your iPad. Don't let these rude people get on your nerves. They get off on being hateful to people for no reason.
  15. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2009
    Sheffield, UK
    What difference does it make?

    It's quite obvious what the thread is. The clue is pretty much in the title. If you don't like it, or feel that you don't need to read anymore impressions threads, then don't open it.

    You're not obligated to post in every thread you open, whether you do or don't like it. The OP's topic was of alot more interest and use than comments like "that's nice dear". Infact they were a hell of alot more interesting than this post too but.. whatever!
  16. AldoRay thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2010
    That one was actually my fault as I had inadvertently switched off the auto proofreader!
  17. AldoRay thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2010
    Thank you for saying that, that was pretty much what I was thinking. I thought the title of the thread clearly indicated what the post was about and if you are tired of reading posts like that then...... Hello!
  18. sinophilia macrumors regular


    May 7, 2008
    A nice set of first-week impressions, I got my Italian iPad a few hours ago and I'm already ready to sing its praise!
  19. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Same here. Now if only Ballmer were to announce at WWDC that MS will develop an iPad version of MS Office app. Wouldn't that be something?
  20. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    Nicely put. You know, come to think about it, there's almost no gadget that you truly NEED. I still know people that don't even own a computer and they are doing just fine.

    But if wild horses couldn't drag you away from it, then obviously you're getting more than your money's worth out of it. What more justification does one need?

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