If you were allowed to keep only one device, would you give up iPhone or iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Goldfrapp, Mar 28, 2011.


Which one would you give up?

  1. I'd give up iPhone. I'm willing to get a cheap phone or use iPad as a phone or whatever.

  2. I'd give up iPad. iPhone as a phone, portability are very important to me or whatever.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
  2. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2010
  3. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
  4. Moyank24 macrumors 601


    Aug 31, 2009
    in a New York State of mind
    I love my iPad, but it's really no contest. My iPhone is much more portable and I use it a lot more often. I'd be lost without it.
  5. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    Why would I be forced? I guess if someone was going to force me, I'd crack 'em over the head with my iPad. If that didn't work, I'd use the iPhone as an equalizer and crack 'em on the chin. Then, I'd go buy a new one of each.
  6. ravenas macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    I don't even own a smartphone let alone an iPhone. (Cell phone plans / data caps are outrageous from most carriers here.) Does an iPod Touch count in this contest then?

    For portability the Touch/iPhone wins hands down, but for usability the iPad dominates. All that lovely screen real estate makes for a much better user experience. I loathe typing on the Touch (why no landscape keyboard?) and web surfing is utterly painful. No I do not want to zoom in 3x just to see where the next page link is. The speaker on the Touch is a toy. The iPad1 was a portable TV/radio/phone in any room.

    When my iPad is handy, I use it exclusively (unless I have my laptop). My Touch gets relegated to playing music in the background on the iHome speaker.
  7. MadDragon1846 macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2011
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    Lol same here! I love my iPod touch (typing on it ATM), but I'm soo looking forward to getting my iPad. This tiny screen does my eyes in. XD

    (hopefully my iPad will turn up today, I'm trying not to get too excited just in case it doesn't lol)
  8. Q Bert macrumors regular

    Q Bert

    Mar 7, 2011
    Chicago Burbs
    I dont know about you but my iPad can make and receive calls so I'll give up the iPhone hehehe
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Tough choice, since I use the hell out of both of them. But I'd probably have to give up the iPad (as long as I could replace it with an 11" MacBook Air).
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    iPad a luxury item
    iPhone a tool to help me with my job.

    The answer is a no brainer, give up my iPad. Looking at the results of the poll, this is the consensus as well
  11. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    iPhone, no contest. The experience of using iPad is too good to give up, even compared to an iPhone.
  12. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I could never give up my iPad. I'm actually considering getting a "regular" phone when I renew my contract. I'm holding out to see what iPhone 5 brings us.

    Since I got my iPad, I have use my iPhone almost never for anything other than calls and letting my kids play some games.
  13. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    You need to clarify if you mean people can buy a different type of smartphone.

    Technically the iPhone can do all the iPad can, but the iPad cannot do all the iPhone can, so if you could only own/carry one piece of tech, then obviously you would select the iPhone as otherwise you would have no means of communicating on the go.

    If you mean, keep an iPad and then buy, say a HTC Desire HD, or Galaxy S then it's a different scenario.
  14. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Same here. No contest. iPhone is a necessity and iPad is a nice to have.
  15. ravenas macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    This is what I do. I have a cheapie LG Rumor Touch from Virgin Mobile. Gives me the ability to make phone calls and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for texting, but I almost never use it anymore.

    Between Google Voice giving me unlimited texting and voicemail transcription available anywhere and the $30 a year unlimited Skype Out calling, my Touch and iPad (as well as laptop) become my default communication devices. Only service I pay for to enable that 24/7 is MiFi service.

    I keep toying with the idea of a smartphone for the built-in GPS functions and Google's integrated features with Android, but then I look at those expensive monthly plans AT&T and Verizon offer and I change my mind.
  16. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    No contest for me. iPhone is my lifeline. iPad is a convenience.
  17. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Wow, for once an interesting poll! iPad is swell and all, but iPhone is the Mac daddy.
  18. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2011
    Exactly. Not everyone is willing to admit the iPad is a luxury item, but if someone ever took your iPad then every one of us has at least one computer to go to and life goes on.

    I love my iPad but I don't "need" it since it's too big to take everywhere and the places I use it there's already a computer nearby. But that can't be said for the iPhone.
  19. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Keep the iPhone. It's more portable than the iPad and has more functions as well.
  20. ghostlyorb macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    Virginia, USA
    I need my iPhone a lot more than I can use an iPad. iPhone=need;iPad=want.
  21. thefreeagent macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2010
    New Mexico
    Actually, you definitely can. 3G iPad + Line2=fully operational phone on the iPad....unlimited voice, texts, and whatever data plan your carrier provides....it works great!
  22. leenak macrumors 68020

    Mar 10, 2011
    I don't have an iPhone or any smart phone. I think a cell phone is important to me but see no reason I'd need an iPhone.

    I love my iPad though so you could rip it out of my cold, dead hands.
  23. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
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    I would easily give up my iPad in a second. I love my iPhone, use it all the time. It's portability/convenience can't be beat.
  24. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    definitely ditch the iPhone, assuming I'm allowed to get a dumb-phone so I can still make/receive calls & texts!
  25. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    Well if I had to, I guess the iPad would go because of the phones portability. Maybe as the weeks pass, I would change my mind; who knows?

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