How many people still use their ipads ?

dayloon

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Apr 19, 2005
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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
 

shakenmartini

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Apr 29, 2008
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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.
 

jb1280

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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.
 

shellbryson

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Dec 28, 2006
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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
 

appleguy123

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Apr 1, 2009
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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.
 

silverblack

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Sorry OP, you don't get to call yourself a gadget freak when you waited this long to want an iPad.
 

muddy cleats

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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).
 

danpass

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








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.
will remote desktopping work for you or is it an ergonomics thing?
 

aelalfy

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May 2, 2010
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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
Hi,

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.
 

RaceTripper

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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.
 

blackNBUK

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Feb 19, 2010
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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.
 

StuartL

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May 22, 2010
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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.
 

ecks618

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Jun 1, 2006
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I use my iPad way more than my MacBook pro 13" and they are both brand new.
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.
 

OGDaniel

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I use my iPad and iMac about 50/50 even now. Listen to everyone, if you buy the iPad, it will not go unused.
 

electric

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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.
 

kutsushita

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May 9, 2010
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Houston
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!
 

epi117

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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
 

yegon

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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.
 

Tulipone

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Jan 30, 2009
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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.
 

JeromeOD

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Sep 22, 2005
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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.