iPhone 4 to 4S or iPad 1 to 2?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lara F, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    I know a fair amount of MR members have probably done both upgrades this year. I'm curious which one you preferred the most and why?

    I know this won't receive the most traffic in this board, but I figured it'd be best to post in a non-biased location. ;)
  2. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad2 that I upgraded at launch from an iPad1. I suppose you're kinda in a tricky spot, being that 4S has just released and next year we'd probably be seeing iPad3 and iPhone5.

    I was personally planning on holding off on upgrading to an iPad2 and wait out for the iPad3; however when I made the jump, I never looked back. The upgrade was significant for me. I am able to 'use' the apps without crashing, for one. I also use my iPad2 heavily (when I travel, I just take my iPad2 and a keyboard in lieu of a laptop) so I may be a little more sensitive to these changes. :confused:

    Both are great buys in my opinion. While I would love to get an iPhone 4S, I'm strapped for cash after purchasing a new MacBook Air, and my iPhone 4 does everything I need/want it to do (except for Siri, of course) right now, so I think I'm holding off until 5.

    If I was in your shoes, I may be more inclined to buy an iPad2 than an iPhone4S. I don't know...personally, if I buy my iPhone 4S now, I'd have to sign up for another 2 years with AT&T, and if/when the iPhone 5 comes out next year...well, I would be paying another early upgrade penalty for it. As for the iPad2, however, there will still be a decent market for it even when the iPad3 rolls around (I sold my iPad1 at a good price and used the fund to pay for my iPad2), so my vote goes for the iPad2...by a very small margin.

    It's a tough choice for sure ;) Best of luck!
  3. madmaclove macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2011
    I agree hayloo. iPhone 4 does everything I need/want too. not thinking about 4s. I updated ios 5 so it feels like a new iPhone to me :) But excited about ipad3.
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    ipad 2, at least you can see a difference there :D
  5. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Tried our Siri at my phone store and personally wasn't very impressed. Being out of the US means quite a few features don't really work. :( Probably won't be upgrading anytime soon.
  6. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    iPad 2 is a major upgrade. Iphone 4S is just a nice upgrade but but won't make a huge dent in potential productivity. I'm still on the iPhone 3GS and will upgrade next year to the iphone 5.
  7. AA786 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2011
    I agree with Vantage Point.
    The iPad 1 to 2 is a much bigger upgrade than the iPhone 4 to 4S. I've had both iPads and found the iPad 2 immediately felt like a big upgrade both in feel and performance.
  8. ahbdesign macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Tricky tricky! but I'd vote for iPad 2! The 4S is nice yes but not a big enough jump over the 4, and with iOS 5, the 4 is a very good phone. So, go for iPad 2! ;)

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