Switch Vs 10.5 Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Zen warrior9, Mar 20, 2017.


Nintendo Switch or 10.5 iPad

  1. 10.5 iPad

    11 vote(s)
  2. Nintendo switch

    9 vote(s)
  1. Zen warrior9 macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015
    I am a in a bit of a conundrum. with rumors floating About the new bezel-less iPad, That seemed like a easy purchase, However with the lack of a press event, and the success of the Nintendo Switch, I am completely torn, and don't know which to purchase. And now the iPad might not be released until September. I hope there is a Press Event Soon!
  2. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Ther entirely different devices . If you want a ultra portable tablet get iPad if your only gaming get a switch.
  3. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    What would you do on a switch? Play games? No thanks..

    The tablet would be much more useful.
  4. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Keep in mind the cost though I'm surprised your comparing these items there just not really comparable
  5. Kate. macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2009
    What do you plan on using it for? Keep in mind: the Switch doesn't even have a browser at the moment. If you need Internet, email, social network, steaming, etc., you want the iPad. If you want a console that can play Nintendo games and not do any of those other things, go with the Switch.
  6. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2013
    Buy yourself a switch now, get your Zelda on, then buy the 10.5 iPad later this year. Problem solved!
  7. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    The very success of the Switch is a good argument for getting it. It should be easy to sell if you decide you don't want it anymore.
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Possible event coming soon. This main page article was just posted.

  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Seems like two pretty different things. It's like asking if you should get a new TV or a new fridge... Well, maybe not that different, but the question is, do you want a game console or a tablet?
  10. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Hmmm, should I buy a banana or a coffee cup? :p

    Given Nintendo's history with game consoles why not wait? There aren't THAT many games available for the Switch, there are some design issues that will most likely be addressed in the 2nd gen and along with that a price drop.

    Is there a reason you need to spend money ASAP? :confused:
  11. sorcery macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2016
    Ring of Fire
  12. OneSon macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2013
    Completely different devices.

    iPad - I view this as a device that is optimal for web browsing, reading, and occasionally watching videos/NETFLIX. I think if you're a serious about gaming though then it's not up to much.

    Now the Switch, that's got the potential to be a seriously good gaming device. I mean seriously good. The Nintendo 3DS is pretty damn good so if Nintendo really support the switch then it could be brilliant. I'd never expect to see particularly good tablet like abilities on the switch though. You'll get a measly YouTube app but that's about it.
  13. madgibbon macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2013
    I have a 9.7 Pro and Switch, like other have said they are very different devices. If you're after an 'all round' device go for the iPad it's far more flexible and there are some very good games. You could always get a controller for a more console like feel.

    However if gaming is your priority then the Switch wins by a large margin. There's no game for iOS that comes anywhere close to Zelda. There are a few games available for iOS which are like Fast RMX, but again nowhere near as good. But the Switch will only play games, nothing else, that may or may not change in the future. Plus the Switch has a very limited catalog.

    If I had to sell one though it would be the Switch as iPad is more useful.
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    All I can say is lots of luck trying to get a Switch.
  15. iOSpecialist macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2016
    If you just want to game then get the switch.

    If you want to do anything else on your new device, get an iPad.

    You really can't compare them as devices that can do similar things, or else you'd be lying to yourself ;)
  16. giggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2012

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