Are iPads getting boring?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NIKKG, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. NIKKG macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone actually using these things daily? I got me the ipad LTE 128gb 6 gen and after having it a couple months, its kinda gets boring and I hardly use it. I play maybe one game on it (War Robots), and maybe surf the web a little, but other than that I don't do much else. I prefer using my Note 8 since it's easier to surf using one hand.

    Apple really needs to make iOS alot more useful on the ipad or add other features to spice things up, I'm now actually thinking of selling it. It's basically just a big iPhone, they need to make it more like a real computer. I just don't see the point of having ipads anymore if you got a big phone unless Apple adds some features you can't get on a phone.
     
  2. Richard8655, Sep 28, 2018
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    I spend a lot of time on my iPad. It manages everything for me... investments, contacts, calendar events/appointments, notes, books, PDF files, world news/finances, communication (email, Google Voice) and of course some entertainment. I couldn’t imagine doing all this on the tiny iPhone displays. The 9.7 size is perfect for me. It frees me from sitting and being anchored in front of the desktop. It’s portable and not cumbersome like a laptop.

    So for me, not boring at all. It’s actually indispensable in my daily life.
     
  3. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040

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    I use mine to watch TV, play games, work, read books, do homework etc. I may not use it everyday but it’s an amazing tool.
     
  4. Mark Holmes macrumors member

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    Yes. It is. And if someone at Apple would use their imagination and the full power of iOS, I imagine bringing my IPad home, using a usbc cord to attach an external monitor, and using it with a trackpad; preferably my iPhone laid flat, and a Bluetooth keyboard and making it a full on computer that I can also take with me as a simple tablet. Their vision seems limited when it comes to the iPad.
     
  5. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    Boring? For me, not at all. I use my 10.5 iPP daily for reading books & news, general Internet browsing, some games, watching videos, email, etc. I have absolutely no desire to do any of that to any significant degree on a phone, irrespective of its size.
     
  6. tivoman macrumors newbie

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    I use my iPP 10.5 more then I use my MBP. Of course each device has a different use.
     
  7. Dualvansmommy macrumors member

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    No, it isn’t boring for me. I have a small phone still, 6s by comparison and have no desire to do a lot of things on my phone that I can on my 10.5 iPad Pro.

    I use it daily to read longer emails, browse news, watch my tv shows/movies, read books, track my spending, online billing, FT with family and friends, and use it as my recipe during cooking. I also use to do my meal planning, grocery shopping, etc and shop online. Priceless.
     
  8. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    I haven’t turned my computer on in 2 weeks. I use my iPad everyday, though. I mostly just use my phone when I’m out of the house. At home, it’s all about the iPad. But if they could add even more functionality, I wouldn’t be opposed to it.
     
  9. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    I think the boring part is you Op. you simply don’t have a use for an iPad, so sell it. Or put some time into finding great apps and discover how indispensable an iPad can be. I have two and do almost everything on them, work and play, don’t use my MBP much, and phone just as a phone.
     
  10. Starship67, Sep 28, 2018
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    I don’t think technology products get boring. However I do think people get boring. People who get bored with a device really don’t need one, or they would be doing something productive with it and therefore not becoming bored.
     
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    rgarjr macrumors 603

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    maybe not boring, just not much hype about it. I use my iPads everyday, definitely better than using the small screen of the iPhone. iPhone is great for portability (carry around everywhere) but can’t compare to the big screen of the iPad.
     
  13. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    It’s boring cause there is no new iPad Pro. If we ever get a bezel-less iPad with Apple Pencil two, Face ID, Super-Retina display, Improved Sound, BT 5.0, and an A12X processor... then it’ll get mind blowing...


    But that’s a big IF and probably not going to happen because we want it, (when has Apple made something when fans want it?) :/


    K.
     
  14. kristalsoldier macrumors 6502

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    I average anywhere between 4 to 6 hours a day of SoT on my IPP 10.5. So, no, I can’t say that I am bored with it.
     
  15. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is SoT?
     
  16. kristalsoldier macrumors 6502

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    Screen on Time
     
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    i use my ipad most of the time a day at home. i could say i use it 75-100% and macbook 0-25%. sometimes opposite way, depending on what im doing...
     
  19. mrex macrumors 68040

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    i dont want to get a bezeless ipad. current bezels works great.
     
  20. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    Just sell it then. You bought a computing device without a need for it in your life as a mobile phone seems to cut it for you.
     
  21. Steven. macrumors regular

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    Daily 3-4 hours, for work, social media, news, movies.
     
  22. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816

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    Even if I didn’t use my ipad for creative things like drawing, video & photo editing etc...I’d still use it everyday for lesiurely activities like surfing the web and watching netflix on. It’s so much more enjoyable than doing stuff like that on an iphone. Even the larger ones. Don’t get me wrong, the large iphones are great and convenient for always with you travel. But after awhile, even the ipad mini is more enjoyable to surf the web on than the largest iphone. At least for me. I guess the iphone xs Max is the new ipad mini tho since it looks like Apple is gonna discontinue the mini.
     
  23. 00sjsl macrumors regular

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    Boring is good. It means there not catching fire, giving data to fraudsters or starting wars. We could do with some governments as boring as an iPad.
     
  24. kazmac macrumors 604

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    I use it for drawing, watching movies, surfing the web, and tv and forum posting. It is great when I do not want to fire up the iMac, but I still prefer macOS.

    Boring? Nah, I would rather have a stable iOS than new features I will never use.
     
  25. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    I don’t use it as much as my mba but love being able to just grab it and go. For me, the attached keyboard is a must. I didn’t appreciate the iPad experience until I bought the Smart Keyboard. I use it when I want to roam around and don’t feel like taking the laptop.
     

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