I have 600 bucks. So the question is: iPhone 4 or iPad?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JennaLDS, Jun 7, 2010.

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iPad or iPhone 4?

Poll closed May 23, 2011.
  1. iPhone 4

    57 vote(s)
    78.1%
  2. iPad

    16 vote(s)
    21.9%
  1. JennaLDS macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I wanted the iPad really bad, and still do, but the iPhone 4 kinda blew me away. So what to do with the money? Its one or the other. I have an iPhone 3g already- 8gig in black.
     
  2. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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  3. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 4. Wait for the 2nd Gen iPad. Thats what I'm doin.
     
  4. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    They're not comparable and if you think they are, perhaps you should re-evaluate the reasons why you are looking at each device.
     
  5. JennaLDS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I know this. What I am asking is what to spend my money on. I can only afford one. I have a PC and an iPhone 3g.
     
  6. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't matter if they are comparable she can only afford one.

    It's like saying should I get a new dishwasher or microwave? They aren't comparable but if I can only afford one, I can only afford one.
     
  7. jontucker macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you simply split the money in half, giving you two lots of 300. Then add another 300 to each half making two lots of 600.... then you can buy both.
     
  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Buy 3 iPhones and go nuts then.
     
  9. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    Me personally?

    An iPad. The iPad has revolutionized the way I view computing. I could see if this would be your first iPhone, but seeing as you already have the 3G and the 4.0 OS upgrade on the 21st will give you 85% of the functionality that the iPhone 4 has.

    That being said, the iPhone 4 is going to be hot, hot, hot, and I can't wait to get my hands on one come the morning of the 24th.

    Any chance you could pay cash for the iPad and put the iPhone 4 on plastic and pay it off quickly? :D
     
  10. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Uhh...obviously you evaluate which function you value the most. The question that the OP is asking is implying which brand of "dishwasher" she should buy.
     
  11. JennaLDS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, I dont use credit cards. They get me in trouble HAHA! I think I am leaning more towards an iPad because I can get some school books on it for my Legal classes, and all my scriptures for church. I have them all on my iPhone but the screen is so small.
     
  12. v66jack macrumors 6502a

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    If you asked yesterday i'd say iPad no doubt.

    Today I'm not so sure
     
  13. old-school macrumors 6502

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    What he said.
     
  14. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    This is the reason so many Americans have so much debt.

    I vote for iPhone 4. I have a MBP and at first when i saw the iPad, I almost bought it right there, but the next time i saw it, I was like "wow, this is cool, but its really nothing special (IMOIMOIMO)." Its not convenient to take everywhere, and I think simply because of that it's not worth it...See sig for my answer ;)
     
  15. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    How about looking into what you can possibly sell the 3G for to help subsidize the cost of your 4?
     
  16. renewed macrumors 68040

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    iPhone. The first thing I got was the original iPhone. Then a MacBook. Then the iPhone 3G. Then the iPad. Then the iPhone 3GS. And now the iPhone 4 will be coming June 3rd.

    The iPhone started it all and so that is my suggestion.
     
  17. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

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    No, the reason why so many Americans have so much debt is because they have little to no self control.

    She didn't quantify her statement, so I don't know if it was a case of she had to wait a month or two to have the money saved up, or if it would take her a year to do it.

    Used wisely; plastic is a good financial tool. In some senses, it's a lot better to do that than use cash (a la extended warranty on products through CC company, 0% financing etc.)
     
  18. asleep macrumors 68040

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    If you want to carry a man-purse around, iPad.

    Otherwise, iP4.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Someone needs to pay more attention to screen names.


    OP: It seems as though you want something with no relevant need for either seeing how you could buy an iPad over an iPhone or vice versa.

    And no one calls them "legal classes". ;)
     
  20. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I call it "bathroom time"
     
  21. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    Why is it "Americans" have so much debt? lot of snobby people here. If there were Americans bashing other countries in every other post here there would be an uproar.

    Btw get the iphone....an 8gb 3g? thats gotta be painfully slow at this point plus it doesnt support all of the os 4 new features.
     
  22. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    Starting Balance 600
    Buy iPad 16GB Wifi -500
    Sell 3G +200?
    Buy iPhone 4 -300 (if upgrade eligible)
    Ending Balance ~0

    Work a few extra hours for all applicable taxes :)
     
  23. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I'm American. Born and raised here, and I have never bought something that I couldn't buy outright. I never said all Americans are in debt, it's just that there's a much larger percentage than other countries.
     

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