MBA + iPad owners, are you update to iPad 2?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Simple question, if you own MBA and iPad, will you guys update to iPad 2 or you feel that both products are not necessary and going to get rid of one of them? Please share your thoughts.
  2. double329 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2008
    I just did. I sold my iPad 64GB 3G+wifi and got the MBA 13" Ultimate for now. Most likely will get iPad 2 when it's out.
  3. Apollo73 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Seriously, what are they likely to do to the new iPad? A facetime camera? Whoop-d-doo. Your Macbook air already has that.
  4. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Probably up the ram, high res screen, front and back camera, lower the price, make it thinner, increase the screen size...this will make the 11" Air a hard sell. But there's things my Air can do that the iPad won't be able to do Bc at the end of the day, the Air will always be a notebook computer.
  5. Apollo73 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2010
    Exactly. Such as being able to actually type, run flash (install click to flash on chrome for best of both worlds), being able to do stuff without hoping that maybe one day an app will come out for that, etc. The iPad is a consumption device, so if that's mainly what you need it for, it's pretty good.
  6. Xil3 macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    Run flash? Who the hell cares about flash - it's an outdated **** technology. It's also a huge drain on the battery!
  7. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    As did I. The Ultimate is so good Ditched my 2008 3.06 iMac for it.

    As for iPad 2...MBA and iPad complement each other perfectly, I can't wait! :)
  8. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    I just picked up the 11 inch MBA last night and my iPad is already feeling a little redundant. I know they're two different devices, I mainly used my iPad for web browsing and email. I prefer the MBA more (for those tasks) because it's like an iPad (size), but it's a full computer.

    I think this only goes for the 11 because the 13 feels like a regular laptop to me, that's why I didn't even consider it.

    To answer the question, I probably won't be picking up the iPad 2 unless it has some killer new feature. I wish Apple would re-skin iOS for the iPad like what Google is doing with Honeycomb. The icons work on the iPhone, but in my opinion it's starting to look silly on the iPad.
  9. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    I kind of agree, but I don't think it's going anywhere any time soon. The competitors are trying to use flash as a feature on their devices. Apple should just stop acting "childish" and allow it on the iPad. That would take a lot of air out of RIM and all the other soon to be tablet makers balloons.

    Of course Apple doesn't need to do this because the iPad is going to dominate no matter what. We should have the option to install flash because it still is a big part of the web. Maybe they will with the iPad 2... ehh probably not haha :rolleyes:
  10. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    sold iPad1, will buy 2 when it releases. If they double the ram that alone will be worth the upgrade imho,
  11. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    All depends on what the new features on the iPad 2 are. If the main hardware upgrades are the camera and minor improvements to the screen, then I have no real reason to upgrade. I think the bigger question is actually whether I'm going to get the next iPhone ...

    To be honest, my significant other uses the iPad 1 a lot more than I do. The only times I ever use the iPad now are occasionally while sitting on the toilet (graphic, but true).
  12. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Is that you Steve?
  13. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Good question

    I was wondering this very same thing. With both the ipad and the Air would I feel the need to pick up and iPad 2? It really depends on what this latest model brings as far as spec's and functionality. Facetime front camera? Eh. Back camera? Silly. Higher res screen? Meh. USB Port? Uh uh. So unless Apple surprises me with some other feature that hasn't been reported, I feel like I will be passing.

    I think the LION OS upgrade will be more of what I will be excited about in 2011.
  14. kevfree macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    No, I have the 11.6" Air and an iPad currently. I will not be upgrading to the iPad 2. Nothing rumored to be added to the iPad 2 is worth the upgrade for me.
  15. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    LOL! I'm not even an Air owner, and I can PROMISE you that no matter what they do to the iPad2 (in the realm of reality), NOTHING will make the 11.6" Air a "hard sell". Some people will always want a physical keyboard and full version of OSX in a small package, and they'll ALWAYS buy the air.
  16. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Yep, exactly. No way I'm getting an iPad 2 (although I am totally prepared to eat my words as soon as I see it in person). The MBA is pretty much perfect for my needs aside from the battery life. All it needs, for my usage patterns, is iPad-like battery life. I'm sure we'll get there in a few more years.

    The reason is simply because I have an iPhone already, which covers most of the things for which I would use an iPad, and the MBA is light enough for me to carry everywhere. Not really sure where the iPad adds some significant utility. But this is not to write off the tablet form factor altogether. I think what I'm looking for is what many of us wanted before the iPad was announced - full OS X running in an iPad. The day that happens - and I have no doubt that that day will come - is when I drop my hard earned cash for another iPad.
  17. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Got myself an 11" air, but likely will give it to my sister and pick up an iPad 2. It's just an awesome device for hospital rounds and quick referencing.
  18. Bakari45 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Yeah, it’s going to have to be some serious upgrades to the iPad in order for me to consider buying the iPad 2. I already feel there’s a little too much overlap between the iPad and the Air. Apple needs to somehow combine the two machines into one.
  19. nataliamck macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Lisburn, Northern Ireland
    I just recently bought an MBA 13" and the reason I went for the bigger one was because I already had an iPad so it seemed silly to get the smaller one.

    So since I want to distinguish between my iPad and my MBA I reckon I will sell my iPad and buy the iPad 2 when it comes out.
  20. bmat macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2004
    East Coast, USA
    I will. Serve completely different purposes for me. Before I used to carry a bigger laptop and an iPad now the air makes it a lot lighter.

    iPad I can carry around easy at work. In conference rooms, etc. Fully integrated with work. Any improvements to speed will make it even better.
  21. AMDGAMER macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
  22. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    I love my current iPad and it meets all my needs. I don't see myself upgrading until at least iPad v3.

    Sent from my IPad.
  23. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    concur 100%...
  24. psirix macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2009
    Detroit, MI
    Same here... plus, the iPad is a decent investment and for not even having the device for a year I don't see the need to waste money on this release.
  25. foiden macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2008
    It all depends on what iPad2 has to offer. If there is not enough updates to warrant it, I'll wait. If there is a significant update, then I'll probably plan on it. No need for 3G, just the Wifi will do. If they keep the price down to 500 or less, then it'll be easier for me to do such an upgrade. Still, it comes down to features. Are there enough feature upgrades.

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