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henry2

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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone
 

Shirasaki

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Hmm, I assume you still need to make a phone call occasionally.
Other than that, iPad screen estate is perfect for web browsing, video watching and game playing (certain games though).
 

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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone
I hate to bring iPad to hospital....
Anyway..I just got one I would keep iPhone and iPad.
 
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TheRealAlex

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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone
iPad Pro 9.7 is the future I see so many people with bulky laptops and I'm like why?
 
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rui no onna

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iPad Pro 9.7 is the future I see so many people with bulky laptops and I'm like why?
Because the bulky laptop likely costs $200-400? I reckon most folks don't have an unlimited tech budget and if one cannot afford both an iPad and PC/notebook, I can understand prioritizing the laptop for productivity. Excel for iOS is impressive but it's missing quite a number of features compared to the full desktop version.
 

Zimmy68

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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone
Dude, why did you borrow your kid's iPad when you already own one?
I see all these posts from you about how you love your iPad and iPhone 6s.
You wouldn't be trolling, would you?

Nah...
 
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henry2

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First off I'm not trolling and second off if you check the SoCalled dates on the iPad post there about three years old plus given the fact I got rid of my iPad first generation model when I got the 6 plus phone it now in my grandkids hands

But the fact is I'm looking to go back to the iPad for the bigger screen set up instead the 6 plus size screen
Plus given the fact I'm going to be living at the va for a few months I'm looking for a set up that I can use more inside the room when I'm in recovery mode
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Because the bulky laptop likely costs $200-400? I reckon most folks don't have an unlimited tech budget and if one cannot afford both an iPad and PC/notebook, I can understand prioritizing the laptop for productivity. Excel for iOS is impressive but it's missing quite a number of features compared to the full desktop version.
I get a monthly paycheck from Beening semi retired because of some medical issues from my time in the military
Most of the time I worked as contacts specialist personal on test programs for the military at diff places from Fallon field Nevada to Yuma Az areas and few places in between

The job in the world is take something out and make sure it's work for people in the military
 
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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone


No.

Ok, I'll blather on if you insist :D The iPads are not a replacement for an iPhone, not if you want to continue to make calls or send messages to anyone who doesn't use iMessage.
They are however an excellent companion device that offer much more in terms of use and flexibility, depending on your use scenario of course. That's what it boils down to, what you do and don't need and what you'd prefer.


I couldn't be without both. My iPhone is my most used device on a daily basis ever. But my iPad and especially since getting the 12.9" Pro, lets me create, consume and entertain myself far more than the iPhone could ever hope to.
 

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I do not like hospitals either but without, I would have died many years ago with a busted apendix, not to mention several motorcycle accidents.
I hear you! I'm glad you're okay. I agree that ipad is wonderful at hospital...just hate having bloods or feces from someone's else on ipad...(examples). That's where i'm coming from.
 

960design

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My kid was letting me use her iPad Pro model when I was in the hospital and I really like it .Most of the Time using it for watching movies and YouTube videos & playing card games and keeping track of books and other plus music etc
So I'm wondering about buying one so is it worthring swapping over to a iPad from a iPhone
iPad Air 2 would work nicely for you as well and they are only about $379 - $399 right now. Should be good for about three more years. I would only recommend the Pro if you really like the Apple Pen and drawing right on the screen. For that you'll have to shell out another $99 ( pen ) and start at $599 for the iPad Pro. So $399 Vs $698.

I had an iPad Air 2 and picked up an iPad Pro w/ pen. I really like the pen for notes and sketching ideas, but not sure it was worth the extra price yet.
 

Night Spring

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I hear you! I'm glad you're okay. I agree that ipad is wonderful at hospital...just hate having bloods or feces from someone's else on ipad...(examples). That's where i'm coming from.

Er... If you are in a hospital where other people's blood or feces can get on your personal belongings, then you need to switch hospitals ASAP, and call the Health Department down on that hospital. :eek:
 

pat500000

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Er... If you are in a hospital where other people's blood or feces can get on your personal belongings, then you need to switch hospitals ASAP, and call the Health Department down on that hospital. :eek:
LOL...it's an example. Hospitals are not cleaning compared to hotel.
 
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