RMBP cannibalizing iPad?

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  1. appleisgod macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else shunned their iPad since receiving their rmbp? I'm pretty much to the point of selling mine, just seems somewhat lacking when your laptop now has a retina screen yet can also do the things a personal computer should be able to accomplish. Any one else?
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    They are different devices for different purposes. Kitchen paper towels don't cannibalise the use of toilet paper in my house.
     
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    In a related news: is the iPod cannibalizing the iMac?
     
  4. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    I don't really see how the retina screen warrants it as an iPad replacer
     
  5. Mashuri macrumors member

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    Yup. I have forsaken my iPad in favor of the rMBP. My wife now keeps it for herself.
     
  6. appleisgod thread starter macrumors regular

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    At least I'm not the only one.
     
  7. bozz2006, Jul 31, 2012
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    I'm sure the rmbp cannibalizing the ipad is a problem that Apple would welcome in heartbeat. A $2200 product "cannibalizing" a $500 product would be a good problem to have.
     
  8. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Nope. The Ipad and iPhone carry my music, movies, and photos to share on the road. I use the Ipad to do email in airports and cafes...not a laptop. The rMBP's SSD data is inbox, calendars, reminders.....and the rest of that SSD space is for collecting photos in the field. Those photos will be moved to external drives back home.
     
  9. largefarrva macrumors 6502a

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    Count me as one of the one's that barely uses their iPad anymore since getting the rMBP. You're definitely not alone OP. :)
     
  10. cstm macrumors regular

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    I still use my aluminium unibody late 2008 macbook more than the retina :rolleyes: But the retina is actually lighter! that's pretty good.
     
  11. Lvivske macrumors regular

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    yes. the portability and something-like 10hr battery life means i take it with me around the house, so grabbing a tablet is just a waste of time, and a poorer experience

    the rmbp is glued to me now.
     
  12. jbud72 macrumors member

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    I was also glued to my iPad before I got my rMBP. I've had every iPad and love them, but since getting the rMPB, it's all I want to use. It's so much smaller (and therefore bearable) and portable than the cMBP's, and the screen is beautiful. Maybe it's just the newness of it, but I currently have little interest in using my iPad
     
  13. jaziCo macrumors regular

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    Guilty as well!
     
  14. rrm998 macrumors regular

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    Well said!
     
  15. wethackrey macrumors 6502

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    That begs the question which device is which paper product in your scenario? :) And, as a bachelor, I'm not sure that's true in my house. Sometimes it's whatever paper product you can find. Explaining why I try to but TP by the case lot. :)

    Truthfully I don't find that my use cases have changed with the release of the MBPr. I still use my iPad when I'm on the go and for content consumption (WSJ, news, Netflix, etc.). I use whatever device is handy to read email. If the MBPr is nearby I use it to compose email. And the MBPr is definitely my work appliance. That hasn't changed.

    Other than reducing a buyer's available disposable income, in my segment of the market I don't see the MBPr cannibalizing the iPad or vice versa. I would imagine the MBPr is taking a chunk out of MBA business though.
     
  16. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad is more of a media device. I have a slingbox I use to watch TV/sports with on the iPad. I watch MLB.tv and MLS live on it too. I also use it to surf the web and do other things when not using my laptop.

    I use my iPad in tandem with my laptop and TV on many occasions.
     
  17. dmccloud macrumors 6502a

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    While some people might be putting their iPads down in favor of the rMBP, I honestly doubt that it's putting a dent in iPad sales/usage across the board. Now if the question was if the rMBP is cannibalizing sales of the cMPB, you'd have a better point of comparison. Both variants of the MBP target the same type of user, whereas the iPad really targets a different user.
     
  18. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    Not in any way what so ever. I think you're still in the honeymoon phase. My iPad sits on my coffee table and 12 feet away is my computer desk. When I get an email, I grab my iPad. Read a book, iPad. Take to work, iPad. Etc...
     
  19. theSeb macrumors 604

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    That is indeed the point of my comment. You can get away with substituting TP and kitchen towels for either use, but TP is not great at being a kitchen towel and kitchen towels are not great at being TP. Even though they are similar, they serve different purposes, much like a tablet and a computer. You can use a computer for stuff best done on a tablet and vice versa, but it won't be a brilliant experience.
     
  20. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, what if you use 1 sheet of Bouty the quicker picker upper vs a few rounds of toilet paper. The paper towel could be a money safer and cleaner whipe on your budget. :D

    Sorry back to the subject.
     
  21. sireShonBohn macrumors regular

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    At first, yes, after awhile, not so much. rMBP is the work machine, iPad is the games and media machine. I love the iPad because it's easy to kick back and relax with.
     
  22. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Oh wait, you save money now? :rolleyes:

    Sorry back to subject.
     
  23. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    Quit stalking me!
     
  24. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Wait .. Who begins first? I think I'm the one who supposed to say that?

    So yeah, Quit stalking me!
     
  25. wethackrey macrumors 6502

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    Well you missed the point of MY post, which was that, as a bachelor, sometimes you're lucky to find newspaper when you need TP. :) I do agree with your point, BTW.
     

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