If I Have An iPad Do I Really Need An iPhone???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sethrogenisg, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. sethrogenisg macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    Hey all, so here is my question for you..

    I am currently a resident in medical school..

    I just upgraded my phone this morning to a blackberry torch (as I have mostly used blackberries since the iphone 2g) and I have an iPad..

    I use my iPad everyday and carry it with me on rounds to take notes and use the medical apps that I have purchased..

    The blackberry seems great to carry around and use mainly for emails and the new torch seems like a nice improvement for some web browsing etc..

    My question is should I keep the torch or get rid of it and use my upgrade for the iPhone 4 and sell my iPad???

    Please tell me what you think of your phones and if that might be a good idea for me..

    Thank you!
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    IMHO they're for different things. The iPhone is pocketable, go-anywhere, so if you have any apps on your iPad you think you'd like to use when you can't carry the iPad itself (or have seen any other iOS apps you think might be useful out and about) then an iPhone would be useful for you. OTOH the iPad is much better for some apps because of the larger screen. Personally I'd have both ;), but if you're happy with the Blackberry and don't have a need for any of the iPhone's other functions / apps on the go then I'd keep that.
  3. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    I have both and love both. I wouldn't give up either although I am admittedly using the iPhone more, but that may be because it is newer.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I feel the same
    Have both, use both
    Love the new phone
  5. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    +1 more to the "have both, love both, wouldn't want to replace one with the other" set.
  6. Centient macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2009
  7. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    I just upgraded to the iPhone 4 from a Bold, and the new iPhone makes it look like a steaming POS in comparison. Sure the email is simple and instantaneous with a bb, but everything else about it is obsolete now. I'm already proficient with the iPhone's touchscreen keyboard, and can type just as fast as I could with the physical one of the Bold (I'm quite surprised by this actually).

    From the reviews I've read of the torch, its a device whose specs could have been competitive 2 years ago. The processor is slow, interface is ugly and laggy, and the resolution of its screen is absurd by today's smartphone standards.
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
    i have both and wouldn't give up either. i do, however, get much more use out of the ipad.
  9. sethrogenisg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    Ignore pile? Why are people on here so obnoxious?

    Did you ever think there is more than one person with a blackberry??
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    How many threads are you going to start on this same subject?
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Oh, come on, you're not fooling us. Not too many people use two/three periods at the end of sentences. You're one insecure doctor.
  12. sethrogenisg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2010
    And you are one big loser that needs a job..

    Why do you find it necessary to sit and post all day on macforums? why dont you go get laid, maybe you wouldnt be so salty..
  13. psherman42walla macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    He's not a doctor, he is just, "currently a resident in medical school."

    Ok, maybe we are a little mean. But seriously, just go back the iPhone 4, and wash your hands because you don't want your patients to get berry germs on them. Do you?
  14. Nrwrit3r macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2010
    This surprises me.

    Many people have both?? I use my iphone and then laptop...I guess it makes sense if you're making rounds to use an ipad but honestly I would never use an ipad at home...laptop is so much more capable.
  15. trssho macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    My opinion, I have both, is that the iPad is a bit unnecessary if you have an iP4. I own 2 lap tops, and awesome PC, and an iP4. The iPad, while I do use it, is simply excess. I really got it for the Zinio app for magazines, and it sucks, as it takes 45 minutes everytime I sync. I am rambling....... Good bye!
  16. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Ditto! I just love my iPhone 4. The iPad though is really handy to read the e-books and PDF's, watch some iTunes shows while on the elliptical, watch Netflix movies, etc.
  17. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I also have both and use both, they overlap some but they are enough different that I get plenty of use out of each.
  18. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Seriously, this guy can't stop.
  19. dmorris01 macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2010
    No. Get a Droid, it compliments the iPad well, except you can't share apps. I would avoid buying an iPhone altogether until Apple sees fit to make them operate as advertised.
  20. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
    ditch the torch and get a 16gb iphone 4, i dont think u will need 32 given that you have an ipad as well. trust me, the ip4 is well worth it 100%, and i came from the bb 9700
  21. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    All the medical students and residents I know use PC Tablets with OneNote.

    A lot of that is what others were saying about the iPhone until about a month ago when the iP4 went on sale... especially the resolution part.
  22. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Add me to the +1 group...

    With many apps now being offered with universal compatibility, there is little reason not to look at the iPhone 4 as a companion to the iPad. The issue really for some of us is the dual unlimited plans. With my original iPhone I had only used 3gb of data in the 3 years I used that phone. May have to wait a month or so to see how my data use goes and decide on the unlimited on the iPhone.
  23. firewater macrumors regular

    May 22, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I use both at the sametime:D

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