How many people still use their ipads ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dayloon, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. dayloon macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2005
    Stafford, UK
    How many people here who purchased their ipads on launch day still use them as much as they did ?

    I'm a bit (well ok, a lot) of a gadget freak and I've resisted the urge to buy an ipad...until i saw one at a local Apple store. Now i want one. Badly.

    What's concerning me though is it one of those things which i really want but won't use after the novelty has worn off ?

    Decisions decisions
  2. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2008
    I use mine daily.

    The bigger problem is that I don't use my $3200 17" MacBook pro for anything other than work related stuff.

    I now rarely surf the Internet on my MBP. I read most PDFs on my iPad, I now do the initial writing of documents either in pages or evernote in my iPad. I only use my MBP to do final editing and formatting, where a desktop computer is easier to do these sorts of things.

    All in al, my iPad is fantastic and significantly simplified the type of device I carry with me everywhere.
  3. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    I actually find myself using it more and more frequently as I become more comfortable using it for myriad tasks. I am starting to resent the fact that I have to bring my MacBook Pro on longer work trips for certain tasks.
  4. shellbryson macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2006
    Every single day, along with my MBP. I tend to use the iPad as a research tool while I work on the MacBook.

    For example today I was writing from a cafe with no free wifi. So I turned off my MBP wifi to save battery, and used the iPad over 3G for research, surfing and tweeting while I worked. Perfect companion tool.

    During the week, I use my iPad every day at work for taking notes in meetings, or keeping notes while working on projects. I use the excellent Evernote app so that I can keep the notes in sync across my iPhone, MBP, MacPro, iPad etc
  5. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I use my iPad way more than my MacBook pro 13" and they are both brand new.
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    For me the novelty of the iPad wore off as soon as Safari 5 came out. The speed of it on my Mac made me love it more than the iPad. I use the iPad for less than 20 minutes a day now. It's back to the Mac for me.
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Sorry OP, you don't get to call yourself a gadget freak when you waited this long to want an iPad.
  8. chrisiw macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    Isle of Wight UK
    I have not used my 13" MacBook since getting my iPad, its great I find, I use my iMac for the more complicated stuff;)
  9. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
    I have not used a laptop since I first bought it use it about 6 hours a day
  10. muddy cleats macrumors member

    muddy cleats

    Sep 5, 2007
    At this point my ipad is my primary browsing device. Also since I sold my 3GS 2 weeks ago and my new phone won't be here until the 7th I've used it serviceably as a phone ( with skype enabled calling and google voice).
  11. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I've used it less than before because of my iphone haha but it certainly has its place :D

    will remote desktopping work for you or is it an ergonomics thing?
  12. aelalfy macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2010
    Berlin, Germany

    I bought my iPad a week after it came out in Canada. I'm very much enjoying every moment of it. I even am in the process of selling my Macbook Air. this is a really good replacement for school and home. But the only worry I have is with apple. They left out many important things with their first release and put them in their iPhone 4, making developers design apps that use these features. this is annoying me, so I hope they don't decide to bring out Rev B anytime soon.

    Thank you,
    Ahmed E.
  13. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Agreed, I waited almost a week after launch to get one and it almost required hospitalization. :D
  14. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    I use my iPad most of the time, and barely use my uMBP other than for work and home finances. I might even use the iPad for home finances if there was a iBank version for it.
  15. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2010
    I've had my iPad for just over a month now and I'm still using it every day. It's become the first choice for most of my "casual computing"; surfing the web, reading RSS feeds, dealing with email, watching YouTube and playing games all get done on my iPad. My MacBook is now my work computer and the syncing hub for my media.
  16. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
  17. StuartL macrumors member

    May 22, 2010
    I still use it every day too.

    My iPhone (3GS) has gone back to being used primarily as a phone. I find myself using my laptop a lot less too.
  18. ecks618 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2006
    I'm in the same position. Got both at the same time and only use the 13" for work. As more iPad apps are released that replace conventional apps (word, excel, ppt, etc) I find it a hassle to even turn on the MBP.
  19. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    I use my iPad and iMac about 50/50 even now. Listen to everyone, if you buy the iPad, it will not go unused.
  20. electric macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Hardly ever

    I sometimes run across it at the house and think, oh yeah, I have an ipad. It's too uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time. Not being able to use more than one app at time is really hard to accept on a device this big. I remember DLing Pandora, playing it and then clicked the home button and was like WTF, you've got to be kidding me.

    Maybe ios4 will change my mind but by then apple will come out with an ipad that makes mine obsolete.
  21. kutsushita macrumors regular


    May 9, 2010
    I use my iPad at work constantly and while on the go as well. Really the only thing I ever use my uMB(which was just bought in February so it's practically new) for is playing games on steam!
  22. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
    My wife was heading to San Fran on a trip and (retard me) I offered her my ipad so she would not have to drag along her big laptop. I have the iphone 4, but it doesn’t compare the screen is so small, i miss my ipad, been using my regular pc and it sucks for recreational browsing
  23. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Everyday since the day before the UK launch (it delivered early :)).

    My mbp is rarely unhooked from the mains these days. My only beef is, since getting an iPhone 4, the lack of fast app switching is beginning to grate.

    That said, the one-app-at-a-time element of the iPad does have the positive side effect of improving my focus - I do less flitting about than on a computer, good for concentration, although that's hardly a great selling point.
  24. Tulipone macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2009
    Huntingdon UK
    I flogged my MacBook as it didn't get used. If I need some power I use the iMac. Not sure that I want an iPhone 4 as happy with the 'old' OS after upgrading my touch.
  25. JeromeOD macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2005
    My mbp has been opened about three times since I got the iPad. The iPad is ridiculously good. Since I got it, my right wrist that operated the laptop trackpad has completely lost all the RSI symptoms I was getting. Touch interfaces rule.

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