Does anyone else feel like a douche, using their iPad?

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  1. jayem1234 macrumors regular

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    I would take my iPad almost everywhere I went if I didn't feel like such a jerk for doing that. Every time I whip it out in public I feel like I'm making people believe that I'm just showing it off to brag that "I have an iPad." What's worse is that I'm in college so the student to iPad ratio is probably around 2000/1. Not good. I would love to be in the library reading a book off of it, but I just feel like an ass. Does this happen to anyone else?
     
  2. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Where do you live? 1955?
     
  3. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    No. And I mean NO.

    The only thing I would sweat about is getting mugged.

    As a matter of fact, the opposite is more real. People will think you are affluent and well educated.
    But perhaps your college is strange, no? :D
     
  4. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

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    I did in 2010 when they came out, but not these days, everyone had one tucked away somewhere at home.
     
  5. tyler.frost92 macrumors member

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    iPads are cool don't get me wrong, but when I see people in class with them it does look kind of douchey. But just around campus or at the library I wouldn't worry about it. But that's just my .02


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  6. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Lol nah - I carried mine around all the time. Will carry a mini around even more.

    I do think people who use their iPads as cameras are funny though :p
     
  7. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Hmm, the word "douchey" perhaps is telling :D

    Yes, people who use this term often should not own iPads. It's official :D
     
  8. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I don't feel at all douche-tastic. Took it with us to bar and grill on Tuesday with an outside area, used it to keep up with email, gen up some development docs, it was all good.
     
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  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    +1000

    When in doubt drugs should be the first choice :)

    Self flagellation is a close second

    ( just kiddin)
     
  11. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Only those who would label you a jerk for doing this are jerks.

    You paid good money for that thing. Use it to the max!

    Just don't go taking photographs with it in public, mmkay?
     
  12. mantan macrumors 68000

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    I read the title and my first thought was...'there's an app for that??!!??'
     
  13. J71 macrumors member

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    Only if you use it as your shopping list in the supermarket. ;)
     
  14. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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    This x 1,000,000! I've been to two weddings and a Baptism in the past 3 months and while everyone else at the church and at the reception were snapping photos with iPhones, DSLRs, point-and-shoots, i saw a few people bust out an iPad to take photos and video. It was pretty weird and just drew attention.

    Other than that, iPads out and about seem normal to me.
     
  15. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    You are fine.

    Over half of my graduate class have an iPad or some form of tablet.
     
  16. craftytony macrumors regular

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    Wow really? My sister attends college in downtown chicago and said pretty much everyone at her school are using ipads now
     
  17. aznsmith macrumors newbie

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    That's unusual for the student/ipad ratio to be that low in your college...I would think it would be at 4/1. By the time I graduated from college in 2009, almost everyone at my university had the latest electronic device...our student union book store was an authorized apple retailer.
     
  18. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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  19. tann macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes I feel like this, especially in a lectures. People around me will have a laptop sometimes, sometimes they have a Nexus 7 or similar smaller android tablet.

    Most of the time I feel weird because I know, if they wanted to, they'd be able to see what I was reading/playing because the iPads screen has really good viewing angles lol.

    I don't like people watching me!
     
  20. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Baseball games are great - sat next to a couple and the chick was taking pics and videos with her iPad the whole time...was odd! lol
     
  21. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Context is everything.

     
  22. bri1212 macrumors 6502

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    Dude, Maybe you should see your Doctor? Your in college, isn't it time that your juevos dropped? I use my ipad on the metro, on the bus, in the library, in my classes, and I do not feel like a jerk. I feel like I am using the right tool for the job. Get a grip on reality. What do you care what anyone thinks? Is the ipad a great device? yes! Then use it proudly.
     
  23. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    put on a privacy screen protector and you are fine :)
     
  24. hkfan24 macrumors regular

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    lmao!
     
  25. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    He must drive a DeLorean to class.
     

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