Did you buy for yourself or someone else (kid)?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by imutter, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. imutter macrumors 6502

    imutter

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    I hope this is the right place to start this thread.
    I bought Ipad2 for me. I have not enough funds available for my child at this moment who has an pretty impressive laptop anyway.
    He is a iphone junkie so and I know he will try to snatch "My new toy" . We are only 3 in my family and we have iphones.
    I myself got it more or less because iphone is sometimes just to small for me.

    I wondered so how many got their children the ipad (or handed down Ipad1) and what ages. I also wondered how many have Special needs children with the ipad and what a difference it made in their lives?
     
  2. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    I gave my ipad 1 to my 5 year old son, waiting on apple to send me the 2
     
  3. TurtleGrrl macrumors newbie

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    If I like the Ipad 2 I might buy a one for my daughter, who is six. We will let her use the two, since I have already found some pretty cool apps for kids. My husband doesn't like the idea of her having her own "toys" yet.
     
  4. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    I believe in giving my son every advantage I can to learn and succeed in life. Nothing at all wrong with a child having an ipad.
     
  5. thisyearsgirl macrumors newbie

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    I bought one for my 80 year old grandpa! I still have the first iPad, won't be able to upgrade for myself until at least the iPad 3. But now I have to load it up with apps and ship it to him and hope he can figure out how to use it!

    Also, re: kids -- my 2 year old nephew was given an iPad by his grandparents-who-aren't-related-to-me for Christmas. My sister was iffy about it, but I think they use it for learning games and whatnot, and I'm sure he'll use it for some sort of interactive reading when he's a little bit older.
     
  6. TurtleGrrl macrumors newbie

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    I would love to give my daughter every advantage in life, but I can't afford to send her to a better school, and I worked during her early years, which many people would cringe at. But I would not be able to think about buying an ipad or an ipad2, because the promotions and opportunities I gained during those years have put us in a place where we can afford to buy things.

    Basically I can't give her every advantage, so I have to pick and choose what I can do. $600 is over six months of music lessons.

    My husband’s concern is more that we have noticed that my daughter has little understanding of the monetary value of things, and less respect for her belongings. I understand this is our fault, and we are working on correcting it.
     
  7. FireSokar macrumors regular

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    I ordered mine and the wife's online and me and my 2 yearold waited outside bestbuy for a 4 hours for the iPad 2 for him. Alot of people were suprised we waited there for him instead of me. Felt pretty good in the end, glad we waited for him to get one and not me. Makes his good attitude he had the whole time worth it.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Bought an iPad 2 for myself, giving my original iPad to my 13 year old daughter.
     
  9. dagored macrumors 65816

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    Good for you. That is a compliment. I know how things get misunderstood at times on these forums.
     

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