How bad was your iPad Canibal - Effect ???


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 15, 2006
A400M Base
Hi folks,

I want to ask anybody that already had a good apple computer at the time they purchased a new iPad. I want to know, did your new iPad purchase made your existing apple computer put out of work. How much of an impact in terms of daily use had your new iPad purchase on your existing computer?

I ask because I just ordered the new iPad 3. (Yeaaahhaa!) So far, 100% of my workload and internet surfing goes to my Macbook Pro that is connected on Apples 27' Cinema Display. Will my MBP have to claim for unemployment benefits once the shiny new iPad3 will arrive??

What was your experience ???


macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2011
I use both my Mac and my Ipad. Since i like to type on a keyboard the ipad will never put my MBA out of place ;)

So don't be worried, you will see that you use both of them!


macrumors 6502a
Use Macbook at home, iPad away from home.

I have a Macbook that I use for my desktop. I used to take it with me when I felt the need for internet. Since I got my iPad, I take it with me most of the time (my iPod if I don't want to carry much). My last trip to relatives, I took the Macbook as I always do, and also the iPad. The Macbook never got out of it's case. I take lots of photos and prefer to do editing on the Macbook, although I am getting used to the iPad for that. I prefer an actual keyboard and am thinking of getting an Apple bluetooth keyboard for the iPad. Looking for a case that will hold both.


macrumors 65816
Oct 4, 2011
I use both regularly. My iPad is mostly for consumption and quick checks of my email. Otherwise I read books & magazines, sketch and do the occasional google search.

The rest of the time in on my MBP. My determining factor
Is wether the task at hand will take me 5 mins or less.


Moderator emeritus
Sep 8, 2010
My iPad did have an effect on my iMacs use, but not too much. I can spend more time on the couch or recliner surfing, tweeting and doing email, where I would otherwise have had to stay at my desk for.


macrumors 68030
Mar 11, 2009
Basically almost most of my web browsing and email moved to iPad. It also became THE portable device. My MBP became MUCH more stationary since i got the iPad :D


macrumors 6502a
Apr 11, 2012
My Macs don't get used at all in the bathroom or on the throne. I still do use them quite a bit though. Unless I'm just browsing or reading a book, I'll probably be on a Mac.


macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2008
West Suburban Boston Ma
Mostly I bought an iPad for reading books - when you get older, it's harder to read the smaller type they seem to print all books with these days. I can increase the font size and it is MUCH easier to read.

I take the iPad when I travel - has 3G/4G, so I don't have to worry about wi-fi being available.


macrumors 68040
Sep 3, 2011
I used to use my notebook every day... mostly for web browsing... and my desktop occasionally. Now I use my iPad every day and my desktop occasionally. I have no use for the notebook anymore.


macrumors 6502
Jul 2, 2008
I still use my MBP, it just has its uses. Sometimes using the full browser of a computer beats using a iOS device at times.

However, my MBP does not leave my desk, I use the iPad whenever I want to move around the house and use a device.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 17, 2011
My 13" MBA gets a lot less use for consumption - iPad 3 is the preferred mode and gets 75% of my time.