Do u use iOS as your only device?

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  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Do you use iPhone or iPad as your primary/only device ?

    I've got Macbook Pro Retina, but I'm on the edge as most of my work can/probably be done 99% on iOS only (The only exception would be a restore would still need a computer), but since I have Mac mini, that's not much of a problem.

    Your thoughts ? I have tried this one, but fell back to using a Macbook Pro for some reason, however i only tested for a week which is probably not long enough anyway.
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Work: Desktop PC
    Phone: iPhone 6+
    Tablet: iPad Mini
    Workout: iPod Nano
     
  3. Alphazoid macrumors 6502a

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    On vacation yes
    At home i need my Mac.
     
  4. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    What work do you do that you feel you could do all on an iOS device?
     
  5. boast macrumors 65816

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    The HDMI out adapter would not support my 27" ultrawide display, so no.
     
  6. ThisBougieLife macrumors 65816

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    I primarily use my Windows desktop, followed by my MacBook Pro. I don't currently own an iPad, but I am replacing my MacBook Pro with an iPad and I will get an iMac soon. The tablet/desktop combination works best for me. I need the power of a desktop, but also the portability and convenience of a tablet.
     
  7. east85 macrumors 65816

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    I tried it for about a month and was pretty successful in completing tasks on my iPad. Not going to lie, I was genuinely surprised by what iOS could actually accomplish. It really is true that there is an app for that, in most cases anyways. Now instead of being idealistic about things I've just come to accept that depending on the task it can often times be easier on an actual Mac, so I incorporate that into my workflow when it saves me time and makes my life easier. Different tools for different jobs.
     
  8. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502

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    If i am away from my house, then yes the iPhone 6s is used. When at home. The iPhone gets plugged into the charging stand and the Mac Pro is used
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I think I'm of the generation of people who will spend most of our lives with the laptop form factor. I have used various Macs, PCs, and Tablets in my life, but the laptop is easily the most versatile.
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Personally: Yes, iOS suits all my needs.
    Professionally: No, I use the hardware/software provided by my employer.
     
  11. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    At the most, I would like the idea of iOS replacing my portable needs. But iOS is not nearly matured enough yet to do everything I'd need. And I still use a desktop, which I don't see iOS replacing at all.
     
  12. Huntn macrumors G5

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    No. The iPad is no good for serious word processing. I use it mostly for casual endeavors including browsing and forum messaging, reading, and very casual gaming.
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    I used the original iPad through 2011 and 2012 as my main device.
     
  14. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    It's true that different tools for different jobs makes sense. There's just no way I could do my job from a tablet. A desktop PC is still the easiest and streamlined way for us to accomplish what we need to do.
     
  15. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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