Do you find you use your laptop less since you got an iPhone?

wineandcarbs

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Do you find you use your laptop less now that you have your iPhone?

If you're browsing the net do you ever choose to use your iPhone over your computer?
 

DavieBoy

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Maybe a tiny but.

If it is for a sports score or info I can get from a app quick like "Chase" or "IMDB" then I will use my phone rather then open the macbook but for real web searches I still use the macbook.
 

basesloaded190

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Actually i do. I can check most of the things i do with my laptop now with my iphone. Don't get me wrong i still use my computer all the time, but less now that i can do most of that stuff without having to get off the couch or while im on campus :p
 

trainguy77

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I don't own a laptop. However, I was planning on buying one for university. Now that I got an iPhone I don't feel the need to buy a laptop to complement my mac pro. I find the phone does most things I need it too while on the go. Such as trading stocks, calendar, movie info, directions, email, as well as the odd RDP connection.
 

alphaod

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No.

And only if I don't have my laptop with me (or I do have my laptop, but didn't bring my data card).
 

robj

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I think that iPhone cannot replace laptop. You can use to check email of see the latest RSS news. But when you need to browse something in the internet you need a big screen device, and perhaps flash

Maybe a TabletPC could really replace a laptop, i'm not totally sure though.

So, the answer is, NO :)
 

thelatinist

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Yes and yes. I am not saying I don't use my laptop, just that there are frequently times when I would have pulled out my laptop to google something or check a score or email but now my first reach is for my iPhone. Some nights I don't even take my laptop out of its bag. There are also places and times where in the past I would have toted my laptop with but now can rely on my iPhone to keep me connected.
 

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I'd have to say yes iPhone has taken over email, news and quick stuff. Laptop is basically use for photography, and websurfing.
 

QCassidy352

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Well I don't currently have a laptop, but my iphone has removed all desire to get one again. And yes, I sometimes use the iphone when I could use my imac, though not often.
 

fireshot91

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Not really. I mean, for the quick check of something, I pull out my phone. But if I'm showing something to another person, or browsing on the couch....it's the laptop.

But I still use my laptop more than my phone (Other than talking/texting), for computing needs.


Desktop>>>>>Laptop>>>>>iPhone.
 

BlackiBook

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No.... I find that I still use my laptop the same, the only difference is now I don't get anything done at work! We can't bring laptops but no one has said anything about iPhones! :D
 

Steve686

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Since I have all my email accounts on my 3GS, I tend to check them only on the phone since it's with me all day whereas my MBP sits at home alone.

I usually clean up my computer email about once a week.

Browsing? At home always MBP, but away from home, obviously 3GS.
 

agkm800

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Definitely Yes. I don't have to turn my notebook on to check emails. Also, I spend less time with my PSP as well.
 

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Do you find you use your laptop less now that you have your iPhone?

If you're browsing the net do you ever choose to use your iPhone over your computer?
No. I still use my laptop just the same, I'm just online more often now.

Nothing can replace a larger screen (there's no replacement for displacement in this case)