Long-time iPad owners: how much do you still use it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Phrasikleia, May 16, 2012.


Long-time iPad owners: How often do you still use it?

  1. Constantly throughout the day, most days of the week.

    243 vote(s)
  2. Several times per day, most days of the week.

    185 vote(s)
  3. Once or twice per day, on average.

    63 vote(s)
  4. A few times per week.

    24 vote(s)
  5. A few times per month.

    5 vote(s)
  6. What, you mean that thing collecting dust over there?

    7 vote(s)
  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    This is a question for those of you who have owned an iPad (of any generation) for at least six months. In other words, for people who are well past the novelty period and have settled down into a regular pattern of usage.

    It seems that a lot of people I know ultimately decided that their phone or laptop (or both) were more convenient for certain tasks, and they find themselves using the iPad less frequently than these other devices. None of them say they regret the purchase, and they do still use their iPads, but not as much as they thought they would.

    How has it worked out for you after having an iPad for at least six months?
  2. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    Over the period of a year I find my MacBook Air getting less use.
  3. Big Dave macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    Crestview, Fl
    Every time I use the restroom. Other times I either use my iMac or Macbook.
  4. Blakjack macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2009
  5. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    Every day. Several times a day. I'd use it more, but I have a job :)
  6. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    I don't use it as much as I used to, but I use it regularly. I have no regrets about my purchase, though if I were buying a new one I wouldn't go top of the range again. However the iPad has become indespensible for me.
  7. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Had it for over a year, and I'm surgically attached!
  8. DollaTwentyFive macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    Bought the original iPad on launch date. Purchased iPad 2 and latest generation on launch day as well. Use it constantly throughout the day and, if anything, my usage has increased over time.

    My MBA pretty much stays connected to the Thunderbolt display. Most of the portable stuff I can do from the iPad. Some complain about typing on the iPad but I have never had any trouble with it.
  9. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    Owned the original 2 weeks after it came out.

    Been using an iPad (got the 3 on launch day) multiple times a day ever since, less on vacations and weekends outdoors.
  10. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Dying to hear from those who answered "constantly". Pretty sure you're not.
  11. Ipadfever macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    They probably are the ones with the "perfect" screen
  12. Mainsail macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2010
    I purchased the original on launch and sold it recently to buy the iPad 3. I use it everyday. Basically, I rarely touch the family MacBook...just to do maintenance and store photos.
  13. dmillar74 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2011
    Livonia, Michigan
    All the time

    I rarely use my MacBook pro now. I carry my iPad with me everywhere and use it often daily.
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  15. 184550, May 16, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    I use mine a couple of times a week for email/ reading the NYT app on the couch. I've had all three generations and I've used them all the way. It's nice to have for trips; better than hauling around and worrying about a laptop.
  16. AppleDApp macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    I use an iPad as my mobile computer. During the school year I used it everyday for taking and reading notes. Now that summer vacation is here I enjoy the outdoor. I'll use my iPad when I'm in bed or in my living room.
  17. bhonder macrumors member


    Feb 24, 2010
    I could call it my brother.

    I use it at work and home. During vacation we use it for booking hotels and plan routes with gps assistant.
  18. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
  19. lilatheflirt macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2012
    I've had my iPad2 for about 8 months now. I use it everyday.
  20. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
    I'm wearing mine out. I do a lot of web surfing and note taking. I'm always on this thing. The only time I'm away is when I'm sleeping or at work.
  21. _Matt macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2005
    Until the battery dies. Oh wait, the battery never dies. So I use it pretty much all the time.

    My MacBook Pro is getting very dusty in the corner.
  22. rkahl macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2010
    Do either of you own the new iPad?
  23. BustedVisaCard macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2012
    All the time.

    I bought a HP laptop back in October last year. I used it less than 10 times from October to March of this year. Only reason I bought it was because it was aluminum, $400 (old model, on sale) and it would be good for creating excel sheets, and when I could not use the iPad for specific tasks (like flash sites, or ordering online at some sites). One day, it froze on the first black boot screen. Always froze. Could not hit F2 to get into boot options - nothing.

    Either way, never really needed a laptop until I moved to a new apartment where my current internet is through a 4G USB card.

    iPad is an amazing device.
  24. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I only use it a few times a day since I got my MBA 13" right after Christmas. Before that, I used it more than my MBP at the time that I had.
  25. TyroneShoes2 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    USAToday app every morning with coffee (and Bailey's), Notepad app every day at work, Virtual Pool HD and Orbital apps several times a week, and several times a day for other stuff, internet, etc. I'd use it more but I do most internet at work (mostly FOR work) and I still have a new MBA and an old Mini (I use the iPad for about 85% of what I do on OS X/iOS, however).

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