Returned ipad - miss it already!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Alectric, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Alectric macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    Typing this with my old IBM Thinkpad and missing my iPad. I purchased the wifi for the wife, but she now wants the 3G. I have two on order, a 32 and 64. The 64 is of course for myself.

    I know I will probably get a (you created a tread just to tell everyone that you returned it) but I don't care. I miss it, and I thought I would let you all know. I find myself reaching for the Thinkpad's screen as though its the pad.
  2. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    I can relate. My 5 year old is using mine now, and I had to use my Mac Mini to read email, check MacRumors, write this, etc. Two weeks ago I was debating getting an iPad, and now I'm thinking I need a second one (with 3G) so the kids can use one. And yes, they use it for educational apps/games.
  3. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    My advice is to not use a computer for the next two weeks. Now that I have been using my iPad for two weeks, it would be tough to use anything else regularly and be satisfied with it.

    My once fun iPhone doesn't seem that fun anymore.
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I actually find my iPhone to feel even better than before now. It's an odd feeling.
  5. Alectric thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    My iPhone is the only thing thats getting me by (engadget ect. until the 3g shows up), but typing in a thread is just to much for the phone.
  6. jazz1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA

    From Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:

    I hold it true, whate'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.

    I held off for a 3G and never had the iPad (except for store demos). So consider yourself lucky..."Than never to have loved at all." ;)
  7. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    When it comes to Apple products, "Ours not to reason why... Ours but to BUY AND BUY! Into the Valley of Silicon, spent the $600." - Charge of the Credit Card
  8. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

    Nash Bridges

    Apr 2, 2010
    San Francisco
    Have you sought out any professional help for your iPad withdrawal yet? Reminds me of the 90's when the OJ Simpson Trial ended.
  9. Alectric thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    No. The iPhone is keeping my sanity in check. When I start to withdrawl, I just pull out the phone and all is better.:p Its just that everything is so much bigger, faster and just more enjoyable in every way on the Pad. Oh poor me!:)
  10. philipk macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2008
    Same here.

    I returned mine on Thursday to wait for 3g or to see if I really need the iPad.

    Two nights and I can't wait to get it again with 3g.

    It proved that it served a purpose for me.
  11. rtay macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    i havent missed mine so much. there are times when i wish i had it, but i carry my laptop at almost all times when i am at school, and missed how easy it was to take notes with and have everything i need with me. im still undecided on getting the 3g, holding out for the slate, or getting a mb pro. ill probably end up getting a tablet and the 13 incher pro, but it would be nice to have that 5-900 for a 15 inch macbook.
  12. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    I agree. I thought the iPad was so much better than the iPhone, but now the iPhone feels small (in a good way) and new. It makes me like the iPhone even more (and I didn't think that was possible).
  13. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz or Dr. Oprah would say it's unhealthy to love the iPad and iPhone like we do.........I say the heck with that thought!!!!!! Both are pretty amazing devices if you ask me. Where were these things 15 years ago?
  14. Alectric thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2009
    I said the same to the wife and I was telling a friend that I have no buyers remorse. If I miss the pad this much, it was a good purchase and well worth the money.
  15. IbisDoc macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2010
    I wonder if the folks at Apple are second-guessing the decision to stagger the releases of the two iPad models by a month. Doesn't make sense to create a situation that promotes returns.
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Them thinkpads are good stuff. I miss my old work thinkpad.
  17. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    I think it was more deliberately so that people's reviews of the iPad would be very positive, instead of facing potential issues with AT&T's 3G service.
  18. gillybean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I had planned to return the Wifi but I like it so much that I think I'll just get a 3g too (and give the Wifi to my wife if I don't use it as much), so by staggering the release they got an extra sale from me.
  19. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    its always a sad day when someone lets go of an iPad:(

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