Return likely?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aaleck, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

    Aaleck

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    Here's my three cents on the iPad. I kind of wanted to tell someone so I thought I'd tell all of you fine people.

    When I watched the keynote of the unveiling of the iPad I wasn't really impressed. I really didn't see a need for it in my life that I'm not getting from my Macbook Pro and iPhone. When I went to the Apple Store and saw one and played around with it my geeky-impulsive-buy mode kicked in and my fiance allowed (she was suppose to say "No!") me to buy one. So I bought the 16GB wifi version.

    After a week or two wait from Apple.com I received it in the mail and to be honest I still wasn't all that "wow'd" about it. I'm not saying it's not a great piece of technology all I'm saying is that it doesn't really fit me. The app's (games mostly) are expensive. The same games I have on my iPhone for $0.99 are $4.99 to $9.99. So after buying the device and then some accessories to protect it then some more to just to fill one page with some decent games you're looking at $700-$800 (depending on the accessories and apps you buy of course) just for a device that you just use "for fun" (again from my point of view). Also it's very awkward to hold. I mean, just laying in bed on your belly holding the device to watch some shows on ABC is fine but throw in trying to eat dinner or move around, forget about it. Though I'm sure I could probably get a stand for it or something but I don't really like those cases. I prefer something that doesn't add bulk. (I had a Incipio Feather pre-ordered). I also find typing really awkward and find that my Macbook Pro works much better laying on your back in bed with your knees up.

    So I think I will return it or re-sell it. I think I would much rather wait for the next iPhone.

    Sorry if there are tons of these out there. I wanted to share with people that know something about the product.

    /end rant
     
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  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Why? Is this a cry for help? I returned a shirt last weekend. I didn't post a message I was about to do so, I just did it.
     
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  5. Aaleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I knew this was coming.

    You didn't have to read it. :)
     
  6. scottness macrumors 65816

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  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I can emphasize with you. The other day I returned the long awaited Body by Victoria bra. I was simply not wow'ed and I wanted to be. Really, I did.
     
  8. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    I found that having the Apple Case helps a lot. It gives you two nice angles for using the iPad, one is more like a stand (good for watching shows or when you want it as a digital picture frame), and one is a smaller angle that's good for typing. It also doesn't add much bulk.

    And yeah the Apps are expensive (I've spent over $100 on apps now), but some of them are quite nice and I don't think of them as the same as phone apps anymore (some of them are more like computer apps which are easily more than $0.99). I want to get another iPad (a 3g one) so that I can be using the apps on more than one iPad to feel like I'm getting twice the value for what I pay.
     
  9. scottness macrumors 65816

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    You should have posted pics with and without the bra for us to judge. :eek:
     
  10. Neous macrumors member

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    you really returned a bra
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm really a nice person so I wouldn't subject anyone to that.
     
  12. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Sure, but you already pulled me in w/ the title & I thought you might have a point or question but you never did. It was just you rambling to yourself...maybe like you were trying to convince yourself not to keep it or to return it. I couldn't really tell which.
     
  13. ClemTiger0408 macrumors 6502

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    Dear Blog,

    Sooo many people will find this interesting.

    XOXO
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That made me LOL!
     
  15. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    I know that you're looking for support, but I want to emphasize you're omission of empathize.;)
     
  16. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  17. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    We aren't on a t shirt forum, so its not even a relevant argument. For the price of the iPad one could buy every shirt in the store you returned the shirt to.
     

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