I'm thinking about returning the Ipad today :(

boulderbobo

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Apr 7, 2010
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Am I being premature? Am I being too critical?

Some background on me.

I love Apple products. I use a 3GS Iphone. I love the phone and hate ATT service. It sucks!
I love my Macbook pro!
I have used the 64G Ipad extensively for about 3 days

I have a love hate relationship with the Ipad. I keep comparing it to the Macbook pro. But it works more like the Iphone. :confused:

Love:
  • look
  • size
  • weight
  • feel
  • interface
  • concept

Hate:
  • slow speed/performance
  • can't attach pics to emails, forums, etc...(I know there are work arounds but come on?)
  • did I mention how slow this thing is?

Please do not flame me.

I am NOT slamming Apple here. I am just seriously disappointed in the Ipad's performance.

What do you guys think?


TYIA-

Bob-
 

tiguk

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Jun 12, 2008
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I think you're in the minority if you think it's slow.

I haven't seen one yet myself (in the UK), but ALL the reviews I've read have mentioned how blindingly fast the device is. You're the first I've seen say the opposite.

And you can't attach photo's to emails? Are you sure? You can with the iPhone.
 

Bodhi395

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Jul 23, 2008
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SLOW??

Have you actually used an ipad? Mine is blazing fast, a whole lot faster than my iphone and faster for alot of things than my macbook.
 

Jody

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Feb 22, 2005
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Slow is not a complaint you can use with the iPad... seriously.
 

samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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You most definitely can attach emails. Go to your photos. Select a photo and hit the curved arrow (share) just like on the iPhone.

And slow? What exactly is slow? In reference to what? Are apps running slow? Is browsing slow? What is slow?
 

Mitchrapp

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Apr 2, 2010
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Who cares. Return it then, do you think someone here can change your mind? Another In a long list of useless threads. No offense ;).
 

dcsatt

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Apr 29, 2005
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Am I being premature? Am I being too critical?


Hate:
  • slow speed/performance
  • can't attach pics to emails, forums, etc...(I know there are work arounds but come on?)
  • did I mention how slow this thing is?



What do you guys think?


TYIA-

Bob-

Slow? Really? What exactly are you referring to? Slow? I don't get it.

As for attaching pics to emails, again, I'm not sure what you mean. You can email pics from the photo app. You can copy and paste pics into an email message message...um...I mean, there are several ways to skin a cat. These things are not "work arounds." They're actually more efficient than using an "attach" function.

So, perhaps you haven't allowed yourself to recognize the potential.

And, if you REALLy wanted to return it, you wouldn't be posting your "dilemma" here. So, KEEP IT and enjoy it. Guilt free. Just remember, it is not, and was never supposed to be, a MacBook or MacBook Pro.
 

boulderbobo

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Original poster
Apr 7, 2010
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I think you're in the minority if you think it's slow.

I haven't seen one yet myself (in the UK), but ALL the reviews I've read have mentioned how blindingly fast the device is. You're the first I've seen say the opposite.

And you can't attach photo's to emails? Are you sure? You can with the iPhone.
If you have not used one.....
 

eawmp1

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Feb 19, 2008
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Who cares. Return it then, do you think someone here can change your mind? Another In a long list of useless threads. No offense ;).
This.

Do you want us to talk you out of returning it? Do you want us to reaffirm you decision to return it. Grow a pair, make a decision, and stand by it. Don't whine on here and waste bandwith.
 

boulderbobo

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Apr 7, 2010
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Slow is not a complaint you can use with the iPad... seriously.
Yes compared to the Macbook pro.

You most definitely can attach emails. Go to your photos. Select a photo and hit the curved arrow (share) just like on the iPhone.

And slow? What exactly is slow? In reference to what? Are apps running slow? Is browsing slow? What is slow?
Thank you. How about uplaoding pics to a forum?

Customers service tells me it can't be done.
 

tiguk

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Jun 12, 2008
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If you have not used one.....
What? I'm not allowed to comment?

I merely said that I haven't seen any reviews agreeing with you, and some helpful advice on the fact you can actually attach emails on an iPhone.

Did I say you were wrong? No.

Wow. People ask for comments, then criticise you when you give them!
 

Dr Kevorkian94

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Jun 9, 2009
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the worst im returning my ipad thread ever 1. its not slow at all 2. ur a r-tard if u cant figure out how to attach pics to an email 3. wtf its not slow:mad:

not trying to be mean u just made me SAD :(
 

paulyras

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Dec 3, 2006
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If you have not used one.....
I've got one. It's fast as hell. Exactly what aspect isn't fast? Responsiveness? App loading? Safari page loads? All of those are lightning fast for me.

About the only thing I use that is really laggy and annoying is the WSJ app. That said, I'm sure that will change with an update and says nothing about the iPad itself.
 

fishepa

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Mar 9, 2009
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Thank you. How about uplaoding pics to a forum?

Customers service tells me it can't be done.
It really sounds like you need a full Netbook to do what you want, or a Macbook. I would just purchase one of those so you can be happy.
 

ngenerator

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I sold mine on Amazon for a nice lil $200 profit. I love it, but I'm just going to buy another one in a few weeks anyways. I just don't understand the need to start a thread, say that you're doing this, asking for thoughts, and then freaking out when people start giving them.

Why can't you do the normal thing and just leave without posting a goodbye letter? That's what a blog is for.

Are you trying to see if someone will talk you into keeping it?
 

bytethese

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Jun 20, 2007
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Something is certainly slow, but I don't think it's the ipad :rolleyes:
+1

Seriously, I have the iPad a few days now, nothing about it is slow, even compared to my 13" Macbook Pro (why you would compare an apple to an orange is beyond me tho). I'm actually impressed by how fast it is loading webpages, the transitions, etc.
 

Capt T

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Mar 20, 2010
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If you find it slow try a reboot. Can't hurt. I ask the same thing what is it slow in comparison to? Since most every one finds it fast, and if you would like to keep it maybe get a genius appointment and talk to them about it. Barring all that you have 14 days to decide if you want to keep it. I would try to play with it a little longer if you are unsure since you have another week. If your mind is made up though by all means return it.
 

Ride9650

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Jun 29, 2007
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Used one just yesterday, no way its "slow"

and why are you comparing it to a laptop?
Its not a laptop, and wasn't meant to compete with a laptop.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Guys, c'mon. The iPad is not blazing fast - it's merely fast enough. I love my iPad and would not return mine for the reasons OP gives, but let's face fact, the iPad could stand a beefier processor to render non-optimized photos and websites, and probably will get one next year and we'll all be commenting how slow the original iPad feels.

That said, I'm sure the speed is kept down to keep battery life up and I think Apple chose the right path if that is the case. I still look forward to the day when web pages on the iPad render as fast as on my computer.