Still Using iPad 1

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleRocks2011, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. AppleRocks2011 macrumors member

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    I've been collecting Apple Devices for the past few years. One device that I got my hands on was an iPad 1.

    Previously, I'd had an iPad Air 128GB. It was fine, until I got an iPhone 6 Plus, and then the iPad was redundant.

    The other day, I was updating my iPhone, and I wanted to check out some Netflix, so I fired up my iPad 1. I've realized - this iPad ROCKS! It feels amazing. Not only that, it's just fast enough for basic web browsing and Netflix. Not much else. But this is the kind of uninterrupted experience that I LOVE! In the end, I think my iPad 1 and I are going to be best friends! And to think....I bought it on eBay for $120!

    Is there anyone else out there that's still using their iPad 1?
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    We use an iPad 1 to stream videos while I cut my kids hair.
     
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    My first Apple device is iPad 1. Still running iOS 5.1.1 well, and most apps at that time also works well.
    Now? Uh, even my games don't support iOS 5.1.1 anymore.
     
  4. masotime macrumors 68000

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    The only way your logic works is if the iPad 1 is somehow better than the iPad Air.

    Are you sure your iPad Air was really redundant?
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    iOS 5.1.1 is better, for some of us guys. This alone is enough for that "logic" to work.
     
  6. masotime macrumors 68000

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    How does iOS 6+ make the iPad Air suddenly "redundant"?
     
  7. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    iOS 6 does not make iPad Air "abundant", it is iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    In that case, the iPad 1 would be equally redundant.

    What I don't understand is why the OP is excited about iPad 1 being a great Netflix device, because iPad Air is an even better Netflix device than the iPad 1.
     
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I came into the game a little late with iPads.

    My first one was / is the iPad Air.

    I use this more than my MBA.

    I say if a device currently fits your own usage wants and needs then all is good. :)
     
  10. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Probably because iPad 1 runs iOS 5, which is snappier than what iOS his iPad Air runs currently, like, iOS 9.
     
  11. boogiedout macrumors member

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    We've been using the iPad 1 since it was released. I originally used it for university, worked really well, then my wife took it over when I got an iPad air2. It's still going strong. My wife uses it for Netflix, YouTube, Safari and her emails. It still rocks!
     
  12. joschlichting macrumors newbie

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    My wife still uses my iPad 1 to watch Netflix while on the treadmill, that device is unbreakable. We had iPad 1, 2, Air and now IPP 9.7 and they seem to last forever. Never had any Apple Care for them or needed any repairs.
     
  13. nbourbaki macrumors member

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    I took mine out the other day and it's still working great. Great screen, battery is still good, great device. I don't use it much anymore. iOS 5.1.1 limits it's usefulness, but it's built like a tank. Stood in line for hours on launch day and I was really worried that they'd run out before I got mine, but I got it. Launch was far better organized when I got my Air 1. Now I just order my Apple gear online.
     
  14. eltoslightfoot macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have an iPad 1, and it kinda sucks. It works as a recipe book in the kitchen, and that's about it. In every other way it is WAY slower than my iPad Pro, and way slower than my iPad 4.
     
  15. ibookg409 Suspended

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    I felt the same way when I charged up my original iPhone from 2007 the other day. What an awesome device. Feels awesome in the hand. I had to use it as my phone when I was waiting for my iPhone 6 to be delivered in 2014. That device is crazy slow by today's standards. It was a frustratin 2 weeks waiting for the 6+ to deliver.
     
  16. Channan macrumors 68030

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    Your answers are all over the place.

    If an iPhone 6 Plus made the iPad Air redundant because of the screen size, then it also makes the first gen iPad redundant because it has the same sized screen.

    If the first gen iPad makes a great Netflix device, then the iPad Air makes an even better Netflix device because the screen is higher resolution and higher quality, as well as the iPad Air being overall smaller and lighter.
     
  17. bufffilm, Jul 17, 2016
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    bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Let's not over-analyze this.

    I think the OP meant that he rediscovered his love for the iPad 1. Not that it is better than his Air, or made it truly redundant, or anything else that people have commented on after that.
     
  18. Channan macrumors 68030

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    There's definitely nothing wrong with appreciating something worse for less money, but it is strange that he finds the iPad Air redundant, yet the first gen iPad is perfect for Netflix.
     
  19. ibookg409 Suspended

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    I have a hard time using the slower, older devices now. After using a 4GB IPP the iPad Air (now being used by my wife) is pretty slow. And she is still using her iPad 2 at times, which is painfully slow.
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    In all honesty, I get a little offended every time people insist that the plus-sized iPhones make their iPads redundant.

    The iPad's larger size and form factor actually make it a completely different experience than even a 5.5" phone. At the risk of overusing a cliché, the iPad always felt to me significantly more personal than an iPhone. Yes, you can and should carry a phone everywhere with you, because it is simply more portable, but the smaller screen always made it a chore for me to use, even at the "plus" size.

    If you are willing to invest the time in it, and carry-it-everywhere portability is not a significant factor, any iPad is a significantly more pleasant experience to use than a plus-sized phone. In particular, the iPad mini is often a good tradeoff for a small amount of screen size for considerably more portability.

    Regardless of the version of iOS. IMO @Shirasaki is being unnecessarily pedantic over the version of iOS, which the OP never even mentions in the first place. I'd be the first to agree iOS 6- is very snappy, but that was years ago. We need to move forward. Unless you're one of those people who still believe the abacus and typewriter are superior to calculators and laptops....
     
  21. Teon macrumors regular

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    Because IOS as Android makes it more beautiful but not faster.
     
  22. eltoslightfoot macrumors regular

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    I guess I don't understand. iOS 9 feels incredibly peppy on my iPad Pro.
     
  23. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I don't get offended, but I feel the same way about tablets. Even the largest phones can't replace the smallest tablets for me. That's why I don't care for large phones. I'd rather have a smaller phone that's easy to use one handed and is still capable of everything a larger phone can do, even if it's slightly more unpleasant to use for extended periods of time.

    I'm still always going to own an iPad, so iPhone SE + iPad combo works perfect for me.
     
  24. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    $120? I wasn't even able to give away my old iPad 1. I couldn't find any takers for it, even free.

    I have to admit I didn't bother with eBay though. My mistake. Will have to give that a try. It has a small dent, but heck, it's worth a try :)
     
  25. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    I like the case design, and my needs for an iPad might actually be basic enough to warrant an iPad 1. But I've been using a retina screen for a while, so it would be tough to go back to a basic screen.

    I wouldn't mind a 12" Pro for art, but I don't think I could justify buying one anymore.
     

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