A Graph of Device Usage Pre and Post iPad. Would You Agree?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iPhoneHome, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2007
    So this graph is not scientific at all but I did my best to estimate. I found that my MacBook Pro usage dropped from 60% to 20% post iPad arrival. My iPhone dropped from 30% to a measly 10%. Let's not even talk about the iMac... I think I saw it shed a tear the other day... Anyway the full graph can be observed in the link.


    I'm really interested in your experience and how your device usage has changed or altered thus far. Thanks.
  2. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Apr 2, 2010
    San Francisco
    I can see the drop off take place initially due to the newness factor of the device and it being preferable tool when compared to the iPhone. What will most likely happen to make usage go up after the newness factor wears off is that people will be connecting to their systems remotely through the iPad. As a productivity tool it outshines the iPhone / iPod Touch devices but is pale in comparison to a MacBook or a desktop.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Mine is similar to yours, though not quite as pronounced.
    Pre iPad:
    iPod touch: 35%
    MacBook: 45%
    blackberry: 15%
    Mac mini: 5%
    Post iPad:
    iPad: 50%
    iPod touch: 20%
    MacBook: 15%
    blackberry: 10%
    Mac mini: 5%

    I prefer to browse the web on my iPad for most things. I don't want to take the hike down to my home office in the basement when I don't have to. The iPad is no bulkier than a magazine and has amazing battery life. For typical daily use I know I can count on it. Some of the increased usage is "newness" but most is due to the convenience this form factor provides.
  4. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Less for me on the iPhone all around.

    I have always found the iPhone a liitle small for web use, and the iPad really highlights that now.
  5. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I don't really think its having that effect on me, I'm still using my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini on s regular basis. I am, however, sitting in my kitchen typing on my ipad right now.
  6. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    For web surfing, which is probably 75% of my non-work computing, the iPad has almost entirely replaced my MacBook Pro, iMac, and iPhone. It's the best, fastest, easiest web browsing device I've ever used. Waiting for the desktop and laptop to wake up from sleep seems painfully long to me now.
  7. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    For me, probably 95% of the time I would be on my iPad. Whenever I get on my laptop or desktop, it would be to download stuff, burn dvd's, or sync music to my iPad. So yeah, for those of us that doesn't need to produce things on a computer, the iPad is perfect.
  8. FunkyJunk macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2007
    Leesburg, VA, USA
    Mine's more like:

    Macbook - 50%
    iMac - 25%
    iPhone - 25%

    iPad - 80%
    Macbook - 0%
    iMac - 10%
    iPhone - 10%

    The iPad ate into all three to varying degrees. I haven't even opened my MacBook since the iPad came out, and it used to be far and away my most-used device.
  9. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    iMac 60%
    iPhone 40%


    iPad 70%
    iMac 20%
    iPhone 10%

    I'm not counting my Mini since its an HTPC and used solely for that so that usage is still the same.
  10. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    iMac - 50%
    5 year old Dell 17" with 33 lines running vertical that won't die - 50%

    iMac - 28%
    iPad - 70%
    5 year old Dell 17" with 33 lines running vertical that won't die - 2%
  11. Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    Pretty much this. If I had a tabbed browser, it'd probably be even better.
  12. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    My MBP usage will go to zero as I'm retiring it to use the iPad as my primary computer. Currently I'm probably:

    25% iPhone
    74% MBP
    1% iMac (it's my household's central hub for media storage/syncing)

    After my 3G gets here, likeliest scenario is:

    15% iPhone
    5% iMac (until the iPad gets better file management, printing, etc. tools)
    80% iPad
  13. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009

    iMac = 80%
    iPhone = 20%

    WIFI iPAD:

    iPad = 70%
    iPhone = 15%
    iMac = 15%

    3G iPAD (estimate):

    iPad = 75%
    iMac = 15%
    iPhone = 10%

    So yeah, the iPad has definitely taken over as my primary device. Right now, I have to rely on my iPhone when I'm out and about unless I'm in a WIFI area. Once I get the 3G version of the iPad, however, I'll need the iPhone even less, though it will still come in handy for quick and portable needs. The iMac is still the device I use for lots of typing or doing things the iPad can't do (video conversion, etc).

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