All iPads Do you carry your iPad out of the house?

Does your iPad leave the house often?

  • Yes

    Votes: 162 76.8%
  • No

    Votes: 49 23.2%

  • Total voters
    211

v0lume4

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Original poster
Jul 28, 2012
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Hello everyone! And Happy (late) Thanksgiving!

I have an iPad 2. The nearly 10" screen is priceless for me around home. After taking a trip to the local Apple Store today and seeing the (beautiful) iPad Air AND iPad mini, while holding the mini I thought "this thing is small enough that I'd carry it everywhere!" Then it made me think about my iPad use. I use mine around the house 90% of the time. I carry it on vacations with me for my travel computer. It's also wonderful for camping and hiking because I enjoy using it for music. Aside from that, it stays at home.

Does your iPad (any size) leave the house often?
 

Ipadlover29

macrumors 6502a
May 28, 2011
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Hardly ever leaves the house unless I go on a road trip or fly somewhere. I use my s4 once I leave the house.
 

v0lume4

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 28, 2012
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ATT
Bought iPad on day 1 and have been grandfathered through iPad 2, iPad 3, mini and now rMini.
Ahh. I was grandfathered into unlimited data until I got the iPhone 5. I figured it was the jump from 3G to LTE that gave them "reason" to change on me. Orrr... That's just Verizon for ya. :rolleyes:
 

FrankB1191

macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2013
722
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Pennsylvania
My iPad 4 never left the house, but my Mini did. I bought an Air on launch day, and take it with me quite a bit. I bought a Retina Mini a few days ago, and carry that everywhere. The Air is much more portable than the older iPads, but the Mini will fit in my pants pocket.
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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I've had iPads 1-3, mini, and now the Air. With every single one, I've used the iPad on my commute to work on bus or subway, almost every day. Also, most weekends, and on evenings when I go out, I usually bring the iPad with me. Living in NYC, I go everywhere by public transit, and the iPad is great for reading while on trains and buses, looking up maps, checking prices while shopping, etc.
 

shortcut3d

macrumors 65816
Aug 24, 2011
1,112
15
With iPads 1-3 they never left the house or hotel room, etc. The iPad mini 1-2 go with me to work or whenever I go out alone. It's just rude to use an iPad out with another person.
 

1rottenapple

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Apr 21, 2004
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Yes why else buy an LTE ipad if I left it at home. It helps me not use the battery on my iphone if I bring the ipad. I know first world problems.
 

v0lume4

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Original poster
Jul 28, 2012
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My mini follows me everywhere.
I wish I could say the same about my iPad 2! It isn't following me anywhere, it's me dragging it! :p

I'm kidding. It's funny how we consider the iPad 2 heavy when it was the "lightest computer ever" two years ago.
 

JGWolven

macrumors regular
Oct 10, 2013
232
5
My Air goes everywhere that I go for extended periods of time. Bring mine to work every day.
 

neutrino23

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Feb 14, 2003
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SF Bay area
When I travel on business ( a couple of times a month ) the iPad goes with me. I use it on the plane, in the hotel, in the car for maps (as a passenger) and in front of customers to give presentations.

At home I'll take it with me if I know I'll have some downtime such as when the car is being serviced.