Losing interest in the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Ffosse, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Nipommu, Jan 4, 2019
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    Nipommu macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    holy **** that escalated quickly

    i don't like the ipad....plus i have cancer
  2. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I like it, what it can do etc. the high amount of tech on it, even the home button. My having cancer is just incidental but I prefer the size and weight of the iPhones. I don't know what I was doing buying one back in 2017 as it hasn't seen much usage.

    Last night I loaded up some YouTube videos and watched them consecutively - I think about an hour. I enjoyed the experience but it was nothing like using my phone. Even the screen quality I wasn't able to tell the difference between it and 2 iPhones.
  3. naturalstar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    True confession: I sleep with my iPad.

    With it being my reader, it’s what I have with me when I fall asleep at night. Now that I’m done with grad school, I’m on my iPad more than on my laptop. I’m also traveling more for work and it’s better to carry my personal iPad and work laptop than two laptops. Those two use case changes are what led me to want to finally upgrade my Air 2.

    And so far, I’m loving my new 11” Pro. My interest in my iPad has only increased.
  4. Nipommu macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2011
    I have times like that with my ipad but the love for it comes back after a while. Looking for different uses in different scenarios is always a challenge but once you find something new you can use it for you'll love it again. For instance I started to use my ipad while looking for a new job, I would look up things on my laptop and other information on my ipad simultaneously. Its not much but i enjoy using it like that which I didn't before. Look for more ways you can use your ipad.
  5. Kiimora macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    London UK
    The iPad is my “go to” device at home as well as my travel companion; the device is in a league of its own and will not be relegated for another device, even if I bagged a MBP

    The 11 is by far the best of the bunch:)
  6. Macintoshrumors, Jan 4, 2019
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    Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2016
    I looove my pad and use it every day. I’m using it as we speak. The ipad is pretty much one of our (i guess my young generation) lifetimes inovative products that will be around for decades. I mean it’s ultra portable, you have access to instant information and can make a living using it as a tool. Apple is prorvidnt products that’s can make ones life better if they choose.

    Also, i really don’t understand why people are apologizing to op for the ipad not working out for him. Wtf?
  7. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    Said a prayer for you, friend.

    iPad minis are great for people who prefer small phones. When I get home I put my iPhone se on a charger and my mini becomes my go-to device until I leave home again.

    If I liked having a large phone, I might be less compelled to use an iPad mini, depending how big the phone is and if it has most of the same features. But I’d still use my 12.9 Pro for drawing. If I didn’t draw either, then yeah maybe I’d lose interest in iPads. I also prefer my tv over my iPad for shows and movies.
  8. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I do stuff like that too in my studio, sitting at a big worktable and using the iPad Pro to look at quilt block design details or alter my own, and the mini iPad to check fabric inventories, read assembly instructions in quilt books or make project notes about cutting sequences and fabric selections.

    I'll often also have a laptop open at the same time looking at fabric vendor sites or going through emails from them on sale items. It's a different way of [almost] multitasking, and it's easier for me to work that way now than just to flip around in multiple desktop setups on a 13" laptop. It's like picking up any one of three "books" spread out on a table at any time instead of piling them up together and deciding which one to consult next... and in some situations now I'm finding Handoff a wonderful feature of the newer iOS and OS combos, since that has the effect of flipping to another "desktop" of my laptop when I would usually require that function.

    Anyway that way of working has turned out great for me. I realize that would not be everyone's cuppa tea and of course not everyone would or could elect to spend on the extra gear. Whether I should have spent it or not is debatable but it's done and I've no regrets. The stuff I have all feels like the right tools for different jobs. And yeah, Apple must smile when they see me show up in their store...
  9. fish09276 macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2011
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    I'm exactly the same way. I love my SE but have an XS and XS Max which I can't decide which to leave the Sim card in. I swap constantly. I LOVE the SE for its ease of handling, but not the best for reading news in the doctor's office. Wish I could have the same Sim card in all three phones and just take the right phone out with me each trip. I can't justify using the XS phones just for WiFi as I'm paying $100 monthly payments. A bezel-less SE would be perfect. A screen size almost like the 7, which would be perfect except for the useless bezels. As far as ipads, I keep buying the big new ones and go back to trading for the mini 4. I can hold it one-handed in bed.
  10. Applefan2015 macrumors member


    Feb 22, 2015
    Having a iPad give me the chance to give my iPhone a break, otherwise I would be charging it every day :D

    It’s also good for watching films / YouTube etc, and as I have a iPhone / iPad stand which helps me not having to carry it for for as long as I’m using it ;)

    If apple did a bigger screen than the 12.9” I would happily buy that
  11. Ffosse, Jan 7, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019

    Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    It's great for You Tube videos and other films as the screen is so good (10.5" Pro).

    I've resurrected mine and it has a new life mainly as a You Tube viewer. If I was into reading it makes for a superb ereader but my concentration is gone. I've gone from quite disliking it at the beginning of this thread to quite liking it now. I use it as my main Calendar and everything is synced to my phones. And I'm using it more for email. It feels brand new although it's from June 2017; there isn't a mark on it and I have the silver colour with a pollen case from Apple. More than likely I was using my XR so much that I wanted to play with something new (to me). I can remember paying £619 for it.

    I can't/won't use the pencil with it - it seemed like a good idea at the time but I dislike the pencil.

    I probably would sell it under normal circumstances, but I can't be bothered and I don't need the money so it will fall under the to be donated banner when my time comes.
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    There's a lot of truth in this; it's all about what your interests are.
  12. kingston73 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2015
    Same here (10.5, not 11 for me) but I could see if I did have a mac using that more often. My wife has a mac air and barely ever uses her mini anymore.
  13. MacCheeseLai macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2014
    I love my pro and use it more than my mb. I am considering buying the 11 for school because to be honest the 2017 12 inch pro is getting to be too much of a hassle to lug around. It’s heavy, it doesn’t always want to fit in a bag and I can get a pretty sweet deal on an 11 with my school discount.

    As for the phone-Max, I don’t watch that much media on it because I like the bigger screen of the 12’.
  14. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    Newsflash: No one is really reading on a phone. It's likely most consumers do no long form reading, whatsoever.
    Yet people are totally locked into their phones: facebook, snap, texting. The iPad offers little to these users
  15. secretk macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2018
    Very valid point. I unfortunately have no time reading for fun. I read for work. In theory I liked the idea to use the iPad for reading as I can annotate with the pencil. In practice I don't do it because it causes neck strain. It seems that for me is better to read from monitor that is in vertical position than on an iPad that is laying flat on the desk. I can use stand for the iPad but then I don't find it comfortable to use the pencil. And if I won't use the pencil it's better to use the bigger screen that I have for my computer.
  16. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    Newsflash: I was referring to reading on the mini 4, not a phone.
  17. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Interestingly enough, there are plenty of discussions on MobileRead regarding reading on multi-purpose devices rather than on dedicated e-readers.

    I've read on my flip phone and Sony PSP (w/Bookr). Reading was the primary reason I got the original iPhone. Now that e-ink readers have frontlight, I prefer reading on my Paperwhite. While avid readers might prefer their dedicated devices, I expect plenty will read on whatever device is on hand.
  18. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I read on my iPhone when I get round to it due to having over 1000 books on Google Play. Customisation options are very good.
  19. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    I like the size of the e-ink kindle devices for long form reading—smaller than an iPad mini, bigger than a phablet—the biggest it can be while still able to comfortably grasp it with one hand. But I don’t want a dedicated e-reader; I would rather have an LCD e-reader that can do a ton more when needed, so I opt for the iPad mini (since I don’t like phablets). Also most of my books reside in the app formerly known as “iBooks”.
  20. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    I like a Paperwhite Kindle too especially outside in summer. But like you I tend mostly to use the iPad mini for reading books. I find one-handing it in a Speck case pretty comfortable. I did often read books on my SE because I could usually get the font set to where I could take in a whole "page" without even moving my eyes, just literally thumb my way through the thing.

    Doesn't quite work that way for the XR so I find myself using scrolling mode or just reverting to iPad mini for books and mostly just reading news on the XR.
  21. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2012
    I like the dictionary and the option to search a term on Wikipedia within the app.
  22. legacyb4 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Sucks about the cancer; good luck on treatment...

    I didn't have interest in the iPad until I picked up an 11" with keyboard/pencil; that's been a game-changer as I haven't touched my aging 2011 laptop in nearly a month now.
  23. Kiimora macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    London UK
    The iPhone actually replaced the kindle since it got bigger 5 yrs ago ish, hence I read on my max on work commute
  24. AutisticGuy macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2018
    I currently have the 2nd generation iPad Pro. While I have extensive computing devices (too many), my iPad Pro generally gets most of my usage. I use it for pretty much everything. However, over the last few days I find myself almost exclusively using my Mac Book Pro because I've been extensively updating my resume to get a new physical therapy job. I *could* do my resume with my iPad, but it'd be too much of a hassle since my resume requires a lot of text formatting, etc.

    Over the past year and a half I've used my iPad, I've decided it's too large for me though so I'm deciding what I'm going to do. I've visited the Apple Store and I've got to admit, the XR seems like it'd make a pretty good iPad replacement. It feels awesome in the hands. I almost religiously use my iPhone in landscape mode and the lack of bezels on the top and bottom of the device makes it so much easier for me to reach the screen.

    Your thread has me thinking.......

    I'm sorry you are sick! I hope you feel better, if that's possible...
  25. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    I know my 12.9 is my journal, coloring book app (to relax my mind), tv, productivity, banking. I love it. Best product in 3 years I’ve bought.
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    I agree I think the MacBook Pro is still great for work. My iPad is more for entertainment but I use the iPad wayyy more more.

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