The ipad in 3 months

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flyguy206, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    How many think they will be using their ipad more then their main machine in 3-6 months
  2. undrpsi macrumors regular

    Mar 28, 2010
    Gastonia, NC

    I imagine the iPad will be my main 'net' computer from Saturday on. I have an iMac and a MBP and the ONLY thing I can't do on the iPad is open and edit my Canon 5D raw images. I have probably 6500 saved pics spread across three computers and two back up time machine drives. I will probably find a way to store my favs on the iPad but will have to play with iPhoto and see how that works with it.

    I can't freakin' wait till Saturday...
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    I would venture to say that those who access info via their computer will be using the iPad more than their main machine.

    However, those who enter information on a routine basis will still use their main machine the majority of the time.
  4. frank.deale macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2010
    It will probably be my main "computer" during the warm weather months when I am out and about a lot during the daytime.

    During the winter I am not likely to use it much at all except when going to meetings and events.
  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    It's already going to be my main machine on the weekends and during bedtime.
  6. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
  7. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    Probably won't have one in 3 months if the competition has one out that supports flash. LOL Sorry just being honest...I really don't own most devices more than 3-4 months always upgrading. Iphone was the longest I ever owned...3 years before finally switching to Android and wow never realized what I was missing so now i'm back into my upgrade cycles. iPad will be fun for the next few months though!
  8. yyy macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    That's a great question. Say you want to go online and you see both the iPad and your MacBook on the table - which one would you choose? You can take the iPad you've just bought but what if you need to type a long mail message? What would you do if you happen to visit a Flash website? What if you want to chat with someone while browsing or video-chat with a friend?

    If you've got access to both machines, why would you choose to limit yourselves by using the iPad?
  9. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    I have a 17" MacBook Pro and the kids have a 20" iMac. The iPad is a gift for my wife. I think it will be exactly what she wants in a computer. She'll use it for books, news, magazines, email, web, recipes, photos, maybe TV. She's a technophobe but I think a small handheld device like this with a simple interface that she can carry from the couch to the kitchen to the bedroom will be something she'll feel comfortable with. And of course she can be the first one in her book club to have the "it" ebook reader. Aside from that, the kids & I will probably be stealing it from her for the first month until the novelty wears off. So to answer the OP's question, I think the intended recipient will be using the iPad as her permanent computing platform from this point forward.
  10. thejakill macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2005
    I think the ipad will mostly replace my iPhone usage (lazy boy browsing, before bed, bathroom).

    I still need regular computers, but I can see myself using them less. The ipad will replace a lot of my airbook use, too. It's 2 years old now and the battery ain't what it used to be.
  11. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    i imagine i will sell everything i own, and just live in the ipad.
  12. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    If I find myself getting along nicely with it, using it often out and about, then my next computer will probably be an iMac. If not, then I'll wait and get a MBP next spring-ish.
  13. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    who says the only thing you can do with an ipad is browse the web?

    If you want to do a video chat with a friend, start up the Macbook.

    If you want to check your email, unlock the ipad. If you want to use any one of 150k+ apps, unlock the ipad. If you want to read a few more pages of that ebook, unlock the ipad.

    If you want to do some photo editing, start up the Macbook.

    As you can see, each has their purpose and strengths. There are plenty of things you can do with an iPad other than visit flash based websites. Many of which, likely have an app anyway.
  14. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    My iPhone already took a good chunk of my Laptop computing away, almost completely taken away any of my "Out of the house" computing. I'd expect the iPad to take the rest of the out of the house computing, and seal the Bed/Living room couch/Casual Web browsing. I will have to see, but I would expect the iPad to take a good 80% of my computing time. Considering 80% of my computing time is on the internet, its not really that hard to believe.

    For example, what I am doing right now, replying to this thread. That would be on my iPad. ;)
  15. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    That is exactly how I feel - Macbook Air only gets used on business trips, emails and surfing from iPhone.

    Hopefully iPad will open option to do more work with iWorks etc
  16. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    The ipod touch became a more versatile device than I thought it would be, I use it for email quite a bit, as well as basic web browsing and alot of other tasks. The larger screen on the iPad opens new doors, I can probably do more web browsing than I did before away from the desktop... I love Outlook for my email, but I think that might be getting used less... unless I need to download a pdf to my computer, my guess is you probably can't do that with the iPad. The games I have on my iPod are waste time games... like when I am standing in line or something. My desktop has funner more in depth games that I would rather play on there, although I would love to see more compelling games on the iPad in the future, it only wets my appetite for games a little. I love my iPod for when I go biking or workout, I will like the iPad for other reasons, I don't see myself mounting it to my bike, although the compass might come of some use :).
  17. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    I think so, but only because I will be using it for my daily commute (3 hours). And there's no way I spend 3 hours on my home computer after a long day in the office.

    I will still use the iMac for more complete multi-tasking activities, but will use the iPad for reading the news, emails, books, that sort of thing :)
  18. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    iPad will be able to save, open PDF no probs, Jobs confirmed this!

    iWorks even allows you to create PDFs on iPad via Pages (save to PDF)
  19. yyy macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    I meant that since the MacBook can be used for a lot more common tasks than the iPad it better be used as the main computer. Otherwise you'd find yourself switching between 2 devices all the time.
  20. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK
    I definetly will browse more on the iPad and check facebook on it instead of always open up the laptop.

    The main reason that I want to buy one is that I'll carry it to Uni for word processing and probably the calendar.

    But what IF iPad could work WITH your Mac? You know what 'am sayin'?? :D
  21. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    It will probably become my main internet browsing machine, and the machine I use in the living room while watching TV. Since my main use of a computer for work is coding, I don' think the iPad will replace my mac any time soon. It could possibly replace it for web development if something like Coda is released for iPad (And I have some kind of keyboard...I am hoping a third party makes a small foldable one like the ones for the old palm devices...)

    I am also hoping for some kind of music creation app like BeatMaker for iPad. I have the iPhone version but the screen is just too small to work with.
  22. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    Very cool... the iPod doesn't do this though.
  23. AndrewS macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Bourbon Country
    I concur with lazy boy browsing and before bed - amen to those.

    The bathroom is really the new frontier that the iPad is racing toward with reckless abandon! (I am totally serious about this) Netbooks/laptops aren't right - gotta hunch and crane your neck too much and potentially too much time to wake from sleep. You need instant on depending on what was for dinner last night. Netbooks can be too narrow with high dunk potential and laptops are too big and hot - especially when they'll be resting on bare skin.

    And I even measured the distance from mid thigh to mid thigh to be sure the iPad would set perfectly between my legs while on the can without slipping in.

    Nothing like "quality time" ;)
  24. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    depends on how many sites move to html5, either way I'll probably use it more than my macbook

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