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

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  1. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    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.

    http://theurbangeek.com/2010/04/12/how-the-ipad-changed-my-life/

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Mine's more like:

    Before:
    Macbook - 50%
    iMac - 25%
    iPhone - 25%

    Now:
    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

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    Before:
    iMac 60%
    iPhone 40%

    After:

    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

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    Before:
    iMac - 50%
    5 year old Dell 17" with 33 lines running vertical that won't die - 50%


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

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

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    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

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    PRE-iPAD:

    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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