I went and did it...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wrkngclasshero, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. wrkngclasshero macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD
    I ordered an iPad.

    I was in the Apple store yesterday for a router issue and I have been on the fence about the iPad. Specifically holding out for the front facing camera that will likely be in rev 2.

    However, after seeing facetime on the iphone 4, the camera in the iPad did not seem like such a big deal (because the phone implemented it so well I saw no need for the ipad camera).

    Anyway, the missus and I were in the apple store and (just for $4!ts and giggles) I asked about the availibility of the 64gig WiFi model, and they were out. A nod from the wife later and I was put on the wait list and was told that usually it takes less than a week to fulfill an order.

    I know not as exciting a story as leaving with an iPad, but the decision to purchase was a very long time in the making. On the plus side, I did leave the store with a new Extreme Base Station and an Apple iPad case :D.

    Well that is my story, thanks for reading and my next post will hopefully be from my iPad.

    Have a week! (2 cool point to anybody who can name that reference)!
  2. Doylem macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    You won't regret your decision (apart from putting in a bit of overtime, perhaps, to pay for it...). Some folk are complaining that it's not as powerful as an iMac, or Macbook, etc... but, hell, that's not the point. What the iPad does, it does very well. And using it is just a delight. You'll enjoy it, I'm sure... :)
  3. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    The ipad is amazing and you wont regret your decision. It is the favorite device in my house, and I have several apple laptops.

    BTW, I hope that you got the Apple branded case. It really does add so much functionality to the Ipad. Only problem is that they have been quite scarce.

    Keep us updated with your initial impressions when you finally get your Ipad.
  4. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
  5. wrkngclasshero thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD
    I did indeed get the apple baranded case. I think that primarily I will be using the iPad as an e-reader (lots of comic books), and movies (400+ for the :apple:TV already) for my 2 hours of daily public transportation commuting.

    Regarding the not as powerful as iMac or laptop. I think that folks that say that, aren't looking for an iPad in the first place. I see this as something to compliment my iMac not replace. However I do see it freeing up the MacBook a bit for my wife (she will be happy with that). :)
  6. 3goldens macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
  7. wrkngclasshero thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD
    This just in...Somebody posts something snarky on the Internet, full story at 11! ;)
  8. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Sevierville, TN
    Too funny. Same stuff just in a different sequence. First came the Apple case, then the iPad and 2 days later the Airport Extreme (darn FIOS).

    I also ordered from the Columbia store. It took 2 weeks. I'm still on the wait list at Towson and it's been over 2 weeks. I know of someone who was only on the wait list at the Annapolis store for 2 days. Oh well, I'm sure you will enjoy it when it arrives.
  9. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida

    Hey, you walked out with a CASE.

    That itself makes it newsworthy!!!!!!!!

    you will enjoy it!! :D
  10. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    Thats great! :D

    You'll enjoy it :) Obviously it's not as powerful as iMacs or Macbooks. or infact any computer, cause its not meant to be a computer! 256MB RAM might not sound alot, but it uses what its got very well!

    Get stocked up on iPad apps :)

    Enjoy ur iPad :)
  11. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
    Cant wait till mine gets here! Fedex is saying July 14 is the big day :)
  12. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    This is a cool story! I'm also holding out, not necessarily for rev 2, but for October when I start grad school and move to Europe. The only reason I'm not getting one right now is that I'm saving as much as I can. I'll indulge later in the year.
  13. miamijim macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2010
    I just could not hold out....

    Had mine since day 1 and I love it, as does my wife and my two year old son.

    It is by far the most amazing piece of tech I have ever used, and for all those that say it is not a computer I disagree. If you set it up correctly as in have air video, air sharing and work suite apps, it actually becomes a fully functional extension to your existing computer. I consider mine to be an extension to my iMac, and that gives me the ability to do all my writing work and school planning on the go. (teacher not student)
  14. toolbox macrumors 68020


    Oct 6, 2007
    Australia (WA)
    Got mine the day it came out, it is awesome. Good purchase.
  15. mward333 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2004
    You definitely won't be disappointed. Enjoy your new iPad when it arrives!
  16. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    ROFL! I didn't understand what you meant by $4!ts... typo?
  17. wrkngclasshero thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD
    "sh*ts and giggles"

    Means just for the heck of it...
  18. josefalero macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    SModcast. Touche
  19. Alphasilver macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2010
    Took me a little while to decide to take the plunge. Kept asking myself if I really needed it and what all I would do with it, but now that I have it I don't regret it for one second. Once you use it for a while you really realize the potential of the device...
  20. wrkngclasshero thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD

    Nice catch. By the way this is my first post from my new iPad!:D

    had it for ten minutes, my, wife picked it up for me as a surprise. So far so good, still getting used to the typing.

    My comic book collection looks insanely good!!!!
  21. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  22. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    I am enjoying mine immensely. I watch all of my John Lennon videos and listen to all of my John Lennon albums on it...:)

    Glad to have a fellow Beatle Fan onboard!

    "You don't know what you got, until you lose it"...Dr. Winston 'O Boogie
  23. PCClone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 26, 2010
    How was this a very long decision/process when the device is only a few months old?
  24. wrkngclasshero thread starter macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2008
    Columbia, MD
    The iPad was announced just under six months ago (1/27/2010), and was pseudo-public knowledge for a while before that.

    While I will concede that the term "long" is subjective and very long may have been a bit of a hyperbole, I think that one woud be hard pressed to consider that a short period of time, especially for deciding on something as trivial as a frivolous :apple: purchase.

    A quick update on my ipad experience so far:

    Pros: As I alluded to earlier, my comic books look far better than I hoped.
    Web surfing is quite nice
    Screen is very sharp
    Apple case keeps is somewhat discrete
    comfortable in the hands

    Cons: FINGERPRINTS!!!!

    All in all, I am very happy with my (moderately timed) decision.

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