iOS device usage

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Samtb, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

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    Do you use your iOS devices a lot more than your laptop/desktop for personal use? (I.e. ignoring work uses)
     
  2. smooth macrumors 6502

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    Yes. My iPad is my main device. When I am at home, I almost exclusively use it. When I'm not home, it's my iPhone. My MBP is mainly my media hub, though I take it off the charger once or twice a week to drain down the battery.
     
  3. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

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    Yep I use my iPad a lot (several hours) during a typical week. In the same time frame I might get on my Mac mini for 30 minutes.
     
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I have two iPhones and three iPads and that's it (no desktop machines) and I have been happy with this setup for a while. I doubt I'll buy a desktop machine since my iOS devices seem to work perfectly for everything that I do.
     
  5. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    By media hub do you mean you store media on it?
     
  6. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So do you think this is the case for the vast majority of people these days? That they use their mobile devices a lot more than their laptops or desktops at home? Are people buying them alot less for home use?
     
  7. smooth macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I download some TV shows to it which I stream to my television. iTunes is the main storage for music and apps for my iPad, iPhone and kids devices.
     
  8. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    Laptop? What's that? Oh!!! The thing I haven't touched since I got my iPad!
     
  9. FumbleDuck macrumors member

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    5s - shooting photos, odd bit of web browsing and note taking
    iPad - photo editing, music creation (ideas/scratchpad), browsing
    rMBP - serious music creation, development, anything involving lots of typing

    I dont watch movies or listen to music on any iOS device. I use a Sandisk mp3 player for music as it has physical buttons and a display (which is infinitely preferable over touchscreen).

    I find I use my laptop probably less than 50% of the time compared to the iOS devices.
     
  10. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Despite having an Ipad Air, I use my PC more for games, internet, email, Office, consuming multimedia, editing multimedia, and general productivity. I've gotten annoyed by the freemium/free-to-play model for one iOS game, realized I can get a much better version for Steam. I do basic image editing on PC (which I'm sure isn't that bad, but I haven't gone through with this as of yet), and Office documents are a breeze on a desktop. Last but not least, I'm a hobbyist computer programmer, and it's REALLY nice having a real life keyboard, and 26" monitor.

    I use the Air mostly to play a card game (Ascension), and I'll "pre load" web pages so I can view articles on the go (I don't have cellular model, and some places don't have wifi). Much nicer than on an Ipod Touch 5 (never mind the tiny screen, but the Safari pages often reload and won't be accessible without connection when this happens), and my 5" Galaxy s4.
     
  11. TechFann macrumors member

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    The same with me. I only use my laptop now for storage of music, photos, etc. and the occasional time where I need to write a paper or create a PowerPoint, etc. everything else is done with my iPad or iPhone.
     

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