Saw my first wild iPad today!!!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Orange™, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
  2. ACbc macrumors member

    May 14, 2007
    Ive only seen one in the wild so far (mind you i have one at home that i'm typing on right now). It was at a chipotle. Some dude had it in the incase case/stand and he was reading what looked to be an instant paper feed while chomp in on the burrito. I have to admit. Even though I own an iPad I thought it was so freaking cool to see one out in public. :)
  3. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    i find it so strange that so many ipad's have sold, and i've yet to see another person with one.:( i bring mine out quite often, no need to bring the macbook anymore.
  4. jobsfnby macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2008
    I saw my first wild iPad at school where one of the teachers had it out in the hall next to his macbook just workin away. It was suprising to me cuz this was only a couple weeks after they shipped.

    Almost everywhere I being my iPad I get the feeling everyone around me is trying to get a look at my iPad and what I'm doing...anyone else feel that way?
  5. gucciipad macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    ur right. Ive only seen the ipad in public once on an airplane on my way to maui. Its shocking knowing how many ipads were sold.
  6. lokerd macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2010
    Yeah...other than the one other teacher at my school who I share Mac stories with, and my trips to the apple store in Houston, I have yet to bump into an iPad in public.

    I take mine almost everywhere...and I usually get it out of it's bag at some point where ever I am.
  7. Pared macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2007
    It's because of where you guys are.

    In NYC, they're all over the freakin' place. People are using them in the subway to read already.

    Hell, I've seen the same thing in Vancouver.
  8. bigjara macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Im in florida and i've yet to see one. Im in an engineering college, so i expect to see a lot in the fall. Our school gave out free iPod Touches for the honor students. I wonder if they are going to give out iPads.
  9. MacSiggy macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2008
    I haven't seen either. I haven't taken mine out of the house yet, I don't want people to think I'm showing off....which I would be of course :D
  10. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    Manchester, UK. Mine's the only iPad I've ever seen (it was delivered; I've never even seen them in the shops).
  11. john_satc macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2005
    B'ham Uk

    Also in manchester...take mine out every day and yet to see anyone elses. Get a lot of people getting a nosy though and asking questions.
  12. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I had a layover in Chicago while flying home and they have little tables with power outlets to charge phones, laptops, etc. on and while I was charging my iPad, three other people with iPads were doing the same thing. It was interesting to see the cases, apps, etc. they had. There was a group of people watching us, drooling. That is the first time I have seen one in the wild.
  13. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    The only iPads I've seen in the wild are at airports. I think I counted four or five last week.
  14. ranguvar macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2009
    Yeah, I saw my first wild iPad just yesterday. It was a misty, rainy day and I took a long walk in the wood. Suddenly, just in front of me, an iPad appeared from behind a tree and briefly examined me. It then quietly hushed over the trail and disappeared in the bushes. I stayed mesmerized for a long time. It was a somewhat of a National Geographic moment.
  15. Orange™ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Yeah, I saw it at a graduation ceremony. It killed me because a 4 year old was using it, what a lucky bastard to such awesome toys. When I was his age, I had a toy truck LOL!!! :eek:

    They look HUGE in public too. In fact, I thought it wasn't the iPad after a few minutes because of it's size but since there is no competition and it was in fact a multi-touch device, the chances of it being anything else is slim to none.
  16. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Manchester, UK
  17. rockafella macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2010
    I've had a couple of wild iPad encounters since I first got mine.

    First one was in the train to London. I booked my seat with a table and the guy that sat literally across me was playing around with his iPad. What a coincidence! Took mine out when the train departed and we had a good conversation about it lol

    I encountered twice at St. Pancras station, one time at Starbucks and the other at another coffee shop.
  18. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    I've seen two around these parts. One was a guy reading with one at a cafe. The other was a woman in the bow of a canoe, reading something on her iPad while her husband/boyfriend paddled her along the local river on a really nice spring day. I couldn't believe that she would even bring her iPad on a river trip let alone be happier staring at its screen rather than the wonderful scenery around her.
  19. noty macrumors member


    Sep 7, 2005
    I think part of the reason some of us aren't seeing many iPads out and about is because it's just not the kind of device that people take everywhere with them.

    I've had mine since launch and haven't taken it with me anywhere once. Meanwhile my iPhone goes everywhere I go. I pretty much use my iPad as my around the house laptop while my Macbook Pro now stays on my desk hooked up to a monitor and multiple external hard drives.
  20. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    I've only seen one out and about, and it was another mom of a special needs kid at OT... But tonight at dinner we had the staff all gawking! :D
  21. GinoDotCom macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2010
  22. vw195 macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2008
    Ive seen one other one: at my daughters college orientation
  23. AZ-GT macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Twice, once at the bank and once in a coffee shop.
  24. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Had a guy sit next to me on the train yesterday, and we both flipped out our pads at the same time. Had a good chuckle on that one.
  25. BigdaddyMBP macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    Hey I was using my iPad on the way to Maui back in May (12th from LAX to OGG)....

    Were you on that flight? United?

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