I'm thinking about returning the Ipad today :(

Discussion in 'iPad' started by boulderbobo, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. boulderbobo macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    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:

    • look
    • size
    • weight
    • feel
    • interface
    • concept

    • 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?


  2. tiguk macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    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.
  3. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008

    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.
  4. Jody macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2005
    Slow is not a complaint you can use with the iPad... seriously.
  5. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    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?
  6. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

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

    Apr 29, 2005

    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.
  8. boulderbobo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    If you have not used one.....
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008

    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.
  10. boulderbobo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    Yes compared to the Macbook pro.

    Thank you. How about uplaoding pics to a forum?

    Customers service tells me it can't be done.
  11. fishepa macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2009
    The iPad is not a MacBook Pro.
  12. tiguk macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    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!
  13. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    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 :(
  14. paulyras macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2006
    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.
  15. fishepa macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2009
    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.
  16. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

    Sleazy E

    Nov 24, 2009
  17. firteen888 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2008
    Something is certainly slow, but I don't think it's the ipad :rolleyes:
  18. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    This thing is fast. I don't know what your talking about willis
  19. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    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?
  20. bytethese macrumors 68030


    Jun 20, 2007
    Cranford, NJ

    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.
  21. Dmich116 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008

    How do you even compare the speed of an iPad with a core 2 duo in the Macbook Pros? seriously wtf
  22. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
    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.
  23. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    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.
  24. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    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.

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