one thing the ipad doesn't replace

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  1. laokai macrumors member

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    is an iPod. At least not for me yet. I haven't plugged a set of headphones into mine once. Actually really like the little speaker---have watched a few TV shows using the speaker. Can't see really using it for listening to music w/ headphones on the go, though. Might have to sell my Touch now and buy an iPod to complement the Pad.

    Ironic?
     
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. I'm sure some will disagree, but I rarely use the iPod app. Sometimes I will let an audiobook play over the speakers while I'm cooking and don't want earbuds in with my iPhone, but it's not really the same. Still, they had to include that functionality.
     
  3. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

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    The iPod Touch IS an iPod. So you're going to sell an iPod that does loads of stuff and replace it with an iPod that isn't as good. The only advantage I can see at all is that if you got the Nano then you could save some pocket space as the device is a lot smaller.

    I have a Nano for running, and use my iPhone as the regular iPod all the time.
     
  4. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I was confused as to why he was selling his iPod touch for an iPod, when the iPod touch is an iPod! It's right there in the name!
     
  5. laokai thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, guys, I do know that the Touch is an Ipod. Thanks. I just don't need the functionality of the Touch much now that I have a Pad. Plus, I was never super happy with the Touch as a music device---prefer my daughter's Nano for just listening to music.

    But what I'll probably do instead is trade my Touch for an iPhone, esp if Verizon finally gets it soon.
     
  6. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, get you now.

    I think an iPhone is a great companion to the iPad. I still use my iphone for listening to music and podcasts in the car and when I'm outside the house and don't want to bring my large ipad. Also, you can get rid of your current cell phone and be more simplified!

    I do wish you could sync your iphone with your ipad, instead of just with a Mac. I know that won't come for a long time though, since it would make the ipad quickly be a real laptop replacement and take sales away from Apple's Macbooks.
     
  7. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Yep. Will still be using my ipad nano for music on the go.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I can see his point. If you hardly use your iTouch for anything besides music because you have the iPad, why wouldn't you sell it and buy a much higher capacity iPod classic, or a much smaller iPod nano.
     
  9. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    The iPad excels at productivity and entertainment, where the iPod Touch struggled. It was really a challenge to play games and use most apps on the 3.5" screen.
    The iPad now fills that void. Finally the iPod Touch will be used for what it is really designed for, playing music.
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I have never felt that my iPhone fails at playing games.
     
  11. ngenerator macrumors 68000

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    I've found an iPad doesn't replace a good old fashioned rolled up newspaper to swat bugs in the house. The stupid convex backing pushes the air (and thus, the bug) out from underneath as my iPad slams delicately against the wall. It's annoying
     
  12. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    My iPad doesn't replace my wife very well. My wife earns more money and the sex is better.
     
  13. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    The iPod feature with headphones is just like the iPhone or iPod. Sound quality is excellent. It's not really an iPod replacement. But when on a long flight, it's nice to have. I recently was on a cross country flight. Watched a movie that I had loaded, then went to iPod for tunes. Saved the battery on my iPhone.
     
  14. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    It is a lot more entertaining to play games on a 9.7" screen than it is on a 3.5".

    Do you remember when cell phones were just "phones"?
     
  15. ashVID macrumors regular

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    Actually, this brings up a fabulous point and something that I think Apple will address in a future firmware/OS update. The iPad needs the ability to sync with iPhones/iPods. iPad can hold most your music and then sync what you want to your pocket device. Nobody really needs to carry around 1,000s of songs for daily use. Sync what you are in the mood for, and you can change it on the go. I'm not going to work out or go jogging with my iPad. I'm not going to take it with me on the subway/cab/car ride to dinner.



    ash =o)
     
  16. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    From the iPad you could get money using the stock apps, sex using safari, and I'm sure there are apps that will get food delivered to you too.
     
  17. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68000

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    My iPad won't let me organize my photos. I have to do that in iPhoto on my MBP. Was hoping I could at least organize on my iPad and sync changes back to my MBP. :(
     
  18. radiohed macrumors regular

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    This makes perfect sense to me. I am getting a 3g iPad :D, so for simply listening to music, an iPod nano is the perfect device. The iPad will be the better device for everything else.
     
  19. magpie maniac macrumors 6502

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    I do most of the cooking, my wife makes more than I could ever make, and the internet doesn't come close to replacing sex with a real woman. :p
     
  20. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPhone, so I didn't even put my music on mine.
     
  21. vini-vidi-vici macrumors 6502

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    I still carry the iPod touch with me for portable things. I have "things" on the iPod touch, but haven't bothered with installing that on the iPad. My "to do" list needs to be in my pocket.

    I subscribe to a lot of podcasts... The iPod touch is better for listening to these because I can plug headphones into it, and walk around with it. I can play them on the iPad, as the speaker makes it work kind of like a radio - it's loud enough. but, it's just as easy to plug my iPod touch into my stereo. Plus, I don't sync the iPad very often, so it doesn't usually have the latest podcasts I'm interested in.

    Anyway, I use the iPad a lot, but for different things than the touch. Mostly, I use it for surfing, and doing quick e-mail checks. Basically, anything of length I need to read is far better on the iPad, and it's a lot quicker (and more fun) than going to my desktop or laptop. Plus, I've found a few games I like...
     
  22. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    iPod Classic is still the best iPod. Reasonable amount of space and you don't have to be looking at it (and using two hands) to operate it.
     
  23. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I concur that the iPad doesn't replace the iPod. I don't even store any music on my iPad. My iPhone; however, does replace my iPod. I think the combo of iMac, MBP, iPad, and iPhone covers the entire scope.
     

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