anyone else thinking twice about buying an ipad after the news on iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 191185, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. 191185 macrumors newbie

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    I was pretty much set to buy an Ipad with 3g, not having unlimited doesn't bother me, I read that 96% of customers do not exceed 2Gb a month, and even if I do, its only 10 bucks.. most will be on wifi anyway


    After seeing everything the Iphone 4 has to offer, now I'm looking at the ipad in a whole new way, now i'm expecting those features on the ipad before I buy it ... I know there is a never ending update game you play when you buy technology , but I dunno,


    was anyone else ready to buy an ipad, but now will just wait it out a year until the ipad has the iphone 4 features ? or most of them
     
  2. iDisk macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 4 will be released for the iPad in the Fall (probably around the iPod Music event) which is in September. Also the iPad will get better features for it screen size, to my knowledge it will get the ability to print..... Apple wouldn't release iWork apps and not give users someway to print them out.
     
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    Look at the iOS video event keynote. Steve already said these features are coming to the iPad
     
  5. 191185 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't see the iOS keynote from where I'm sitting, and I forgot to memorize it,

    do I need a new ipad for these features ? or will the features be avalible via download and $10 cold hard cash ?
     
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  7. willcodejavafor macrumors regular

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    Not at all,

    I don't see the iPad competing with the iPhone and the most obvious reason is that one can make calls and the other cannot. For me the iPad is more about using my laptop less.
     
  8. 191185 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't mean competing, I just all of a sudden "have to have" features I never even knew existed, like facetime, and retina resolution, and the 30X harder glass, . . all of a sudden I "have to Have" this on my ipad.


    right now I only have a 2g itouch,
     
  9. skunk macrumors G4

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    I've just sent my iPad back and I'm waiting for the phone. The iPad doesn't do anything I can't do with the iPhone, a Macbook or an iMac.
     
  10. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    Since I got an iPad my iPhone has turned into a bulky phone with a bunch of features I don't use.
     
  11. 191185 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so what are you saying ? that I should not get the iphone 4, and wait for the iphone2, and have a regular phone with no data plan ?
     
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  13. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    He's saying the iPad is a better experience than the phone. iPhone 4 will still be awesome, I'm pre ordering as soon as I can but still the ipad is an awesome platform that is more enjoyable to use than the small iPhone screen.
     
  14. 191185 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I meant to say Ipad 2, not iphone 2.
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Nope.

    We bought 2 iPads (wifi/3g) and I'm upgrading to iPhone 4.

    Different devices with uses for each in certain situations.
     
  16. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Yes they are! There aren't any minor league IOS devises. Well I take that back. The iPod and the wifi only ipad are minor league devices because of the lack of 3G. But when comparing the iPad 3G and iPhone......they are in the same league. The iPhone is the coach and the iPad 3G is the player.

    It seems a little backwards but the iPhone I guess will get the good stuff first and it will coach up the iPad. The iPad will perfect what it was taught and give the fans a much better show than the iPhone did. Plus the iPad will learn some extra pitches the iPhone couldn't learn, things like PAGES, KEYNOTE, and NUMBERS?

    Being that facetime is an open feature, keeping the iPad is worth it. Other platforms will eventually adapt to facetime and users will be able to use it regulary. Skype is already showing interest.

    iPad owners have to learn how to be patient.
     
  17. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

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    Oh for gods sake, how many times must it be said that retina display isn't coming to iPad anytime in the near future as the tech requirements can't be met yet? Common sense folks, it's not that hard.

    30x harder glass (actually thirty times harder than plastic which the iPad dosen't have) matters... Why? The iPad isn't a pocketable device so doesn't need it and tieback is aluminium anyway.

    The ONLY feature announced that will be coming to iPad 2 is facetime. Oh and maybe the gyroscope too. That's it. If you feel that's worth waiting nearly a year for then fair enough but there's really nothing in iPhone 4 that's gonna be game changing on the iPad.
     
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    Two different things.

    If you can only get one of then maybe if I were you I would go for iPhone 4 if you don't have an iPhone yet. If you have a 3GS, then buy an iPad.

    Other advice, if you are more on the go: iPhone.

    If you want more an entertainment system for media, and browse web, mail that floats around your house iPad WiFi.

    If you want an entertainment system that you can carry on long journeys iPad 3G, for a more portable one to stay in the pocket iPhone 4.

    Maybe think a bit which one will you use the most.
    Say a bit more of what you do and what computer/mobile you own, maybe we can help to make up your mind.
     
  20. jarvijarv macrumors regular

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    I'm getting both to fulfill my mobile media needs. I already have the iPad and will upgrade my 3G (2yr contract expires in July, 2010) to the iPhone 4. Here is how I break it down:

    iPhone 4 - calls, camera photo/video, and music (iPod)
    iPad - internet, reading, games, and movies
    both - emails, facebook, apps
     
  21. Maziar macrumors 6502

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    I currently have an iPad 64GB Wifi and i am going to get iPhone 4 too,because IMO they are in different leagues,even though they both run iPhone OS.
    iPad is superior in reading pdf files,ebooks,presentations,watching movies,web surfing and gaming because of its bigger screen,whereas iPhone does everything that you expect from a phone like taking pics,HD videos,music,vid etc.
    So i think of these 2 devices with completely different usages.
     
  22. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I'm not saying you should or shouldn't do anything. You asked what others were thinking.
     
  23. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe not but on the iPad, it justs look better and is more convenient.
     
  24. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I've made phone calls on my iPad, just sayin.
     

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