I DoNot Like my friends right now!!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iphonegeek786, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. iphonegeek786 macrumors 6502

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    So I was talking to my friends about the Ipad. They were like its just a big itouch (there not very tech savvy if you know what I mean). They made me feel stupid even thinking of buying it:(. I see potential. But is it worth it in my position?

    1.I'm a freshman in high school.

    2. The school gives us laptops to take home and use anytime.

    3. My brother has an iphone.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I am sorry, but what does your brother having an iPhone have to do with anything?

    Don't get one because it is "cool"
    Get one only because you find it useful to you (if you do), regardless of what your friends say

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    How do you have $500 if you just started high school?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you really argue with your friends over stuff like this?
     
  5. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    What, you mean just like many of the fools on this forum are? Here's a suggestion. Why don't you make the decision based on what you feel rather than letting others persuade you any which way.
     
  6. cjthebest macrumors member

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    I don't know what those three things have to do with it, but anyway... The iPad can do a lot more than an iPod Touch. Although it is not as portable, it has a larger and more functional screen. The iPad also has a 10 hour battery. It also has the option for 3G, so you don't have to worry about WiFi. There are more apps that can be used (iBooks, iWork, etc.) Finally, the iPad has a more powerful processor. Honestly, don't listen to your friends, they don't know anything. And, when you are walking around with your iPad they will be so jealous.
     
  7. CaCohen0509 macrumors regular

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    Hey, i'm a sophomore in High school and i like to keep up with technology especially apple stuff. i have an iphone 3GS and imac, i really want an iPad, not just because its cool, but because i like to read and have a replacement for this ***** netbook (HP Mini 311 Hackintosh) and my friends also do the same exact thing, Make me feel like an arse for even wanting the damn thing. But they didn't stop me at all. :D
     
  8. iphonegeek786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the support. I will wait for the second revision. I have always wanted a device that is a "golden device".

    Great technological hardware that looks and fuctions better than anything that is out now.
     
  9. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Only thing that matters is what the babes think anyway (assuming you swing in that direction)

    iPad could be a serious babe magnet (even has connotations to certain anatomical areas)

    Just don't tell the dudes and just wip it out for the babes (the iPad that is ;) )

    Of course then again they also could laugh at you also and then we would have a problem i'm afraid :(

    But cheer up and worry about going broke like the rest of us.
     
  10. CaCohen0509 macrumors regular

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    i was thinking about it but really the only thing that gets at me is the no camera on the front.

    i know that it might be hard to hold in place for some *stupid people but cmon that would be perfect tablet. i would really get to me though if they add it in any sort of second generation

    +1
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    Actually it is a big ipod touch (note, there is no such thing as an iTouch).

    Are you planning on using it instead of a laptop? I'd say if that's the case, its not as good as a solution as a laptop and since your school is giving you a laptop, it makes even less sense to spend the $$ on something that will not work as well as a laptop. Don't get me wrong the iPad is a great tool, but apple is positioning it between an iPhone and an laptop, meaning that its abilities is sub par to that of a laptop. Its great at light note writing, light surfing and some other work, but a laptop is a better tool for school work.

    What does your brother have to do with your buying decisions?
     
  12. bossxii macrumors 68000

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    Money aside, if you do not have a primary computer, buy one of those first. This device is NOT a replacement for a laptop/desktop. You may be able to get by with it, but it's not something I would recommend as the "only" computer device you have for high school and/or college.

    BTW make a few notes of the statements your buddies made about the iPad and date it, seal it up in a envelope. In about year you can open it up and read them their comments back to them as they are playing around on their iPad 2.0, or used 1.0 they just bought on craigslist. :)
     
  13. iphonegeek786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wanted to buy a MacBook pro but the price at my age would not be a good decision. The Ipad came to mind the possibility of new kinds of apps.
     
  14. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Well, if you want a "golden device" that has functions "better than anything that is out now" it won't be the iPad. It doesn't support Flash, and if you're in high school I can only assume you watch a lot of streaming video and visit sites with Flash navigation and animation. Also, 75% of video online is Flash - currently.
     
  15. ukyo229 Guest

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    you don't like your friends right now because they think the ipad sucks and you get the impression they think you are an idiot.

    then you come onto some forum, and ask totally random people if buying a $499+ product is ideal for your needs.

    yeah.... good luck through life
     
  16. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'd say that 75% is available in flash. Of that 75%, though, there is a lot greater portion of it moving to HTML 5 (YouTube for instance and Vimeo). As the way I see it (and many others), Flash is being transitioned out, slowly but surely, to HTML 5.
     
  17. iphonegeek786 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was kind of harsh man.
     
  18. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    Next time, please post a relevant subject.

    "I DoNot Like my friends right now!!" tells us nothing about what your post is about.
     
  19. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    Get new friends

    Seriously, real friends don't judge you based on your possessions. I know you're all of like 15 years old or something, but better to learn now than later.
     
  20. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Life lesson number 2, it's a harsh world out there.
    Life lesson number 3 a complete stranger will more times than not be brutally honest.
     
  21. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    I did not know there was teen drama over the iPad. Honestly no need to create a thread about this, who give a **** what your friends think. Buy whatever you want unless all you care about is what your friends think about you, also you seem a little sensitive. They don't like the iPad but I don't see how that can make you feel stupid about buying one.
     
  22. brendanspah764 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem. I was talking to my friends about the iPad, and one friend wanted it until I told her that she could not install Photoshop onto it. She wouldn't've needed it since she has a good HP tablet working fine with Photoshop but she was also mad that it didn't have any DVD drive or multiple USB ports. That is when I just started cracking up!
    I was surprised she didn't know all that stuff since I have been talking about the iPad since December.
    All my other friends keep bashing it and saying that it is not worth the money... I just rolled my eyes and went along with my business and pretended that they never said any of those hurtful words.

    The iPad is going to be a hit! Everyone was the same way with the iPod, Macbook Air, and the iPhone when it came out... Although no one thought it was cool at the beginning (unless you are a MacRumors/Apple Fan :) ) they did become must-have items. It will happen the same with the iPad. 110% sure
     
  23. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  24. 3N16MA macrumors 65816

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    You guys are so sensitive.
     
  25. WytRaven macrumors 6502

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    It tells us exactly what his post is about.
     

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