iPad Any of you sold your Ipad and miss it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by raccoonboy, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    I find my Ipad useless nowadays. I spend most time on my PC because it can do more eg. download movie, music, easier to type.

    Then i spent like 1 hr on my Ipad every night just swiping around to see what can i do with it. Play some games but most ios games like you knew, freebies with huge iap, boring.. you can't advance in a game without paying more and more and its not even that entertaining. Web browsing, i did that on my PC so there is not much left to look for.

    I wanted to get a handheld gaming device so should i sell my Ipad? Have it over a year but find very minimal uses compare to other i know.

    Anyone sold their Ipad for same reason and regrets???

    Thanks for input.
  2. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
    i had an iPad 2 and sold it because i wanted to make a profit, but i really missed it. it makes a place into your couch and web browsing heart, once it leaves theres a void where it once was.

    needless to say now i have 2 iPads. :rolleyes:
  3. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
  4. gatearray macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    Sounds like you enjoy your PC to "download movies, music" because it's easier to steal content through torrent websites on a computer versus an iPad. After all, you can watch movies and listen to music all day long on an iPad, millions of people do.

    Then there are the games you clearly don't want to pay for, either. Do you buy any software or media for use on your PC?

    Don't bother answering, I already know the answer and I'm not coming back. Sell the iPad. :)
  5. triple-tap macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2013

    sounds like you need a hug. you know what they say about assumptions....
  6. raccoonboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Thank you for your insight. Too bad you are not coming back because i'd like to explain.

    My ipad is 16GB, can't hold many 4 gb movie from Itune. I also owned an Iphone so i do spend quite a lot on games, content, app as well. I mentioned that its not worthed because i did bought it and dissatistied. If you dont want to come back then why post me a question in your answer????

    If im cheap, dont you think a handheld console would cost me more on software??? Anyway, like i said .. thanks for your insight. next time i hope you pay more attention to the actual question.
  7. eggersj macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2008
    The only thing about the ipad 4 I sold is the solid feel. BUT that equates to weight, which is one of the many things I love about the iPad Air.

    So happy with the air. Love it!
  8. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    As I use my iPad daily, I have no intention of selling unless it's to upgrade to a new model. Oftentimes, I'd even use it as a 3rd screen when I'm on the PC. :p

    I've been tinkering with Android since I want SD card support but short of the Nexus 7 (which doesn't have an SD card slot) the tablets just aren't there yet.
  9. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    I feel you OP. I bought an iPad 3 when it came out and a iPad Mini when it came out but both times I just ended up returning them. I would find it was too much overlap having an macbook air and an iPhone, and I would just sit there thinking about how much money I spent on the iPad to do the same things I do on my iPhone, just on a bigger screen. When I need to do more heavy stuff I can easily do it all on my MBA, and it's so light and thin it's super comfy to just have in my lap, or watch movies on it while lying in bed. Plus with a laptop I don't have to hold it up in front of my face for 2 hours while I watch a movie. I can just let it sit on my lap. The iPad is definitely nice for some things and offers a different experience, but I just can't justify it. It is definitely a luxury item when you already have a laptop and an iPhone.
  10. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    4GB movie? thats a lot. I put 1GB movies into 16GB iPad 1 while back on my trip to east coast. And I enjoy watching movies on my bed..Can you put your desktop PC on your bed and watch some movies? Probably not. That is the reason I am not going to sell my iPad if I use my rMBP a lot. :apple:
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I own a Mac, Windows laptops and customized PC's i've built. Yup, i'm a techno geek, probably becuase i've around computers since the 80's as a service tech for major computer companies.

    The iPad and tablets in general are a different breed and are generally consumption devices that require minimal to no maintenace, quick start up and are easy to use. They don't have what a PC or Mac can offer but with some tablets you can add a keyboard and touchpad. The Surface Pro is a PC inside a tablet.

    For me tablets are great and I use them everyday to check my email accounts, web browsing and light gaming as well as watching live TV.
  12. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    OP, I don't think you'll miss it if you don't find it very useful. Might as well sell it and put the money towards something else you need/want ;)

    I haven't sold my iPad but I wouldn't really miss it if it were gone.
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I passed on the rMIni and Air after trying both and kept my 1st gen Mini with cellular. I'm not missing whatsoever the ones I tried and didn't keep.

    If anyone misses them, there were reasons why it was sold or not kept. Just focus on those instead.
  14. burgman macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2013
    Yeah full of unicorns and porn :D
  15. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    I bought the iPad mini at launch but I didn't find much use for it. At $329+tax, I couldn't justify keeping it. Thanks to Apple's extended holiday return policy, I was able to return it for a full refund after owning it for two months.

    There were somethings that I really liked about having a tablet, but I didn't regret returning it. The only reason why I own one now is that I bought a refurbished model after the iPad mini with Retina Display came out. I still don't use it much, but it's easier to swallow at a lower price. Is it nice to have? Yes. But I went a year without the mini and if I had to do it again it wouldn't really bother me.
  16. cedunn21 macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Nashville, Tennessee
    I've sold my iPads in the past but I always end up getting a new one.. After 2-3 months I really miss it. Currently love my Air :)
  17. csixty4 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Somerville, MA
    This question's pretty timely. I sold my iPad to PowerOn at the beginning of the month and shipped it on the 3rd. So far they've received it but haven't audited it, so I'm waiting to get my money and buy a new one.

    I thought this time would show me that I don't really need an iPad, but it's actually shown me how frustrating it is to do everything on a phone. I'd almost rather ditch the phone and try to find a way to carry an iPad Mini with me everywhere.

    My 11" MacBook Air is pretty much just for software development, but I've tried using it to fill in. Reading just isn't as comfortable with a keyboard in the way, and I miss the touch interface for casual use.
  18. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    I'd never sell my iPad (well, unless I wanted to upgrade). It's too useful. I read lots of pdf documents, which doesn't work so well on a lap top. Before I had an iPad, I'd print them out and put them in ring binders. Now I have an extensive library that fits in my pocket and goes everywhere with me.
  19. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    Yeah, I've been without an iPad of my own for about a year now. Miss it a lot. I never was in to games much but I loved some the adventure games on the iPad and may buy an Air for that reason. Kindle HDX, Android suck for games, IMO. I've had both and they can't compare. The Kindle HDX is really only useful for watching movies. For any other reason, the iPad is much better.
  20. xxstatic macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    Yes, I was an original owner of the 1st iPad, sold it to buy the 2, sold the 2 not long after...not sure why I did sell it but tried to replace it with my Note 2, and currently Note 3, just got the Air...boy I sure missed my iPad.:)
  21. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    No possible way I would sell my iPads. Keep one at the Lazyboy and another on the bedroom dresser for late night email checks. My laptops seldom are used anymore.

    I do not watch movies on my iPads as my HDTV does movies WAY better. :p
  22. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yeah I rely on my iPad's too much as an email client. It's the best of the best and I have all my Hotmail/Outlook/Yahoo/Gmail accounts on the iOS Mail App.
  23. Mechayoshi macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2014
    The Mushroom Kingdom
    A jailbroken ipad can do most if not all of that stuff. Sounds like you don't want a tablet in general.
  24. iWeekend macrumors regular

    Nov 28, 2012
    Definitely like the ease of "quickly checking Google" on the pad.

    Wife likes reading on the ipad.

    ...nope, not selling.
  25. pmontanarella macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2012
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    I sold a 3rd gen iPad at the beginning of 2013 because, like you, I didn't think I used it much. Turns out I missed it very much and bought another one within a couple of months. Some things I used it for, found myself wanting it for, and now use it for (if that makes sense):
    • Reading
    • Light browsing
    • Movies/TV Shows/Netflix
    • Occasional Light Gaming

    Hope this helps,

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