Ipad buyers remorse already?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yankintx, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. yankintx macrumors 6502

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    Just a simple yay or nay as to whether you would purchase your Ipad again. After a couple weeks playing with it, I would.
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    a. your thread title is misleading
    b. it's been covered in many threads.
     
  3. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    I would buy it again. In fact I wish I had two of them because my girlfriend spends a lot of time using mine.
     
  4. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    I don't have my iPad yet, but after using the WIFI version a friend owns I do not regret the preorder at all. I consider it a lot like asking someone who bought the iPhone 2G in 2007 if they regretted buying an iPhone without the App Store or a lot of the features we have now.

    No, because there is nothing else like it on the market. :D
     
  5. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I probably would not repurchase and in fact have been debating whether to return this one before the cut off date or not. Cant use wifi at places like Panera or Starbucks and even when home and I try to use ipad to watch youtube videos, they pause and stop because of the connection I guess.
    Love the size of the ipad, but isn't working as well as I would like for $500.
     
  6. r0k macrumors 68040

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    If I thought I could send Apple a message they would actually listen to by taking mine back, I'd take it back today and wait for a version that handles files without third party software or jail-breaking. I'm happy with most aspects of the iPad but I lost a half an hour yesterday as I was leaving to go to a meeting because I couldn't get the budget pdf files loaded onto my iPad without trying a half dozen workarounds.

    I never should have had to spend that much time and energy on such a mundane task.

    I got to my meeting a half hour late and it turns out I didn't need all the details in all the files but I was glad I had them with me. I was able to take notes in the meeting reasonably well. Overall I was happy to have my iPad with me. But the file handling limitation will only grow and get on my nerves more with time. I've already sunk about $15 in third party workarounds plus $20 to buy Pages and Numbers. While I was disappointed when Apple didn't mention file handling at the OS 4.0 preview, I was encouraged that they mentioned attachment handling. I have to wait until November to find out how well they do this. So do I walk around with an imperfect iPad, grumbling about this or do I take it back and pick one up in November if I'm happy with what they eventually do with OS 4.0?

    So that's my buyer's remorse. It revolves around my desire to show Apple some "tough love" in the area that is most likely to get their attention, when I fill out the survey about why I returned my iPad. Now if only I thought I could really do without one 'till November. :eek:
     
  7. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same exact boat. I think I am going to return mine as the wi-fi disconnections are starting to really bother me, as well as YouTube taking as long, if not longer, to buffer as my iPhone. I was really expecting YouTube to function like my iMac.

    If I didn't have Wi-Fi issues, I would deal with the YouTube issue, but I'm concerned that there really hasn't been any solid communication on this being software related that can be fixed with a firmware update.
     
  8. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    I'd buy again, without a doubt. But I'd make sure it was 3G.
     
  9. mullman macrumors 6502

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    Definitely buy again.

    Or probably buy a 3G and give this one to the wife. :)
     
  10. KJ500 macrumors member

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    When the 3g version finally comes out I might buy it and give the one I have now to my kids.
    The folks at the Apple store had no real idea when the 3g pad would be out so I got the wifi version.

    LOVE IT! No complaints!
     
  11. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    Use GoodReader + Google Docs. Could hardly be easier (save having access to the file system)

     
  12. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Yes I would and how many threads do we need like this.
     
  13. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure it's not a hardware or wifi reception strength issue. We have several networks here and only have iPad disconnections on one of them.

    Not only do I have no buyer's remorse, I'm planning on buying at least one more for my wife and maybe one for the kids eventually, so they'll stop asking to use mine all the time. :)
     
  14. undrpsi macrumors regular

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    +1

    I mirror some of r0k's pages/file managment beefs. WHY can I open any Office doc but only the newest version of Pages (OSX) ? I can't open 08 Pages docs???? Er..Why? Why does Pages (iPad) break ALL formating? Grr..it's not very useable in it's current form. It's more like the "Notepad" app in windows...not even the better "Wordpad" version. :mad:

    Aside from that...it's damn near perfect. I don't have any of the other issues or they aren't applicable to my use. I got the 64gig model and would gladly buy another...if I had the $$$ :rolleyes:
     
  15. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Yes, but if you're at work (or wherever) and don't have iTunes loaded on your computer of have access to WiFi, then you're screwed. Apple should allow us to have a central file storage space where you can place files in and out via USB, email, or whatever.

    Nevertheless, the poster you quoted should have known about these limitations beforehand. And he's silly enough to be using this for anything work related (read: important). The iPad is stream-lined to work with iTunes only and is not a stand alone device and is not a computer replacement.
     
  16. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    Not only would I definitely buy it again, I am actually doing that. Buying a second one for my wife.
     
  17. Jmacman78 macrumors 6502

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    I was so hesitant to buy one until I got to try it out for myself and I am really glad I did. Everyone I show it to now wants one.

    I would definitely buy it again.
     
  18. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm...I need to find a good thread with some useful information. I have a router that's crippled by Verizon - maybe that's the issue? I tried checking the Verizon FiOS boards but don't see anything there. It's not a wireless N network, so it should be unrelated to the band issues.

    I really want to keep it, but it's frustrating right now.
     
  19. robotkiller macrumors 6502

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    AirShare HD - it allows the ipad show up as a wireless networked drive. You simply drop files into it. The Airshare app will read PDFs and allow documents to be opened by Pages (or other relevant third party apps). It also will read your email accounts and pull attachments from there as well. It's well worth the money.
     
  20. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    I am 100 percent sure you will be seeing a software update in the next few weeks to address the Wifi problems.
     
  21. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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    I have decided to get the 3G when its out and give my Wifi to the wife and kids. My kids really enjoy using it and its hard to get it away from them. I also havent had any Wifi issues, although I have not taken it out of the house yet.
     
  22. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    My god you can't figure out how to get files on this thing and load an excel spreadsheet, or use third party programs to access your files? Try mobile mate.

    Sounds to me as though you have no idea how tomuse a sophisticated piece of equipment and should return it!
     
  23. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    Since when can you not have WiFi at Starbucks and Panera Bread? I do not understand. There have been a number of posters on these forums that have used their iPad at Starbucks. With Starbucks you can get a "free" starbucks card and load some money on it to make your purchases. I've had a starbucks card for a number of years and keep 10 to 20 dollars on it for coffee, etc. Once you have registered your card online and set up the WiFi in the store you get 2 free hours per day. I have not personally used Panera Bread's WiFi but everytime I go into the one near me there are at least 6 to 10 people using their laptops. If the requirement is that you have to make a purchase, so be it, thats just common business sense.
     
  24. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure what they are talking about, I have used my iPad at a Starbucks as well as a Panera Bread. Panera does not require a purchase, at least the one I was at didn't.

    I have yet to see any of this WiFi issue, using the speedtest.net app I was getting fiber speeds through my wifi connection at home. I haven't experienced any issues with wireless, in fact I seem to have more wireless issues on my MBP than the iPad.
     
  25. Tallgrass macrumors member

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    I've had zero problems connecting or otherwise, and would buy again.
     

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