To all you iPad haters....

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mjmar, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    Don't judge until you actually try one. I was very unsure about it until I held it in my hands in best buy. I bought the 32gb model, and it's beyond stunning. The screen is georgeous and about 50% of the websites that I use are already video capable for the iPad. Obviously more sites are going to be switching over too. iBooks is great. I already downloaded a free book that I'm reading in school. It's just all really cool. I can't wait until more apps start coming out. This is all only going to get better!
  2. zenntench_oni macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2005
  3. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    I could not be more happy with mine!

    Simply a stunning piece of hardware!

  4. v66jack macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    London, UK
    Whatever you do there will always be people who don't agree, complain or just hate. Some people just like hating stuff, being grumpy and don't like change
  5. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    I'm sure it is all those things, however, I really wanted the device to be a stand alone with full blown OS X and USB ports, etc. etc. I wanted it to basically replace the macbook air. It's something I guess I'll need to get over as obviously it's just wishful thinking. In reality, at this point it doesn't offer me anything more that my laptop and iphone can't do.

    We aren't all haters... that is a very closed way of thinking of things, some of us have a different perspective and don't feel the device is worth the money at this point. How would you like it if the 'haters' called you a blind consumerist?
  6. MegaDell macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    The IBook store has like, 60k books. When you exclude all the genre's you don't even read, that's a pitiful selection.
  7. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    It's definitely wishful thinking. Affordable price, laptop components in a thin slate without overheating, and a keyboard and mouse designed OS for your fingers? Yeah, what a dream.

    The iPad isn't about a list of what it can do. Netbooks can do more than iPads. There, I said it. But the things iPad CAN do are enormously better than netbooks.
  8. Diversion macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I used to brush the idea of the iPad off so easily when It was first announced because it's a oversized iPod touch and I just bought a iPad today and still think it's a oversized touch but the experience using it is so much better because of it's beautiful screen. Websites feel like websites now versus when I try to surf on the iPhone.. Apple is just taking an already good lightweight os and capitalizing on it and there's nothing wrong with that.

    People want a real computer tablet, sure... But you won't get the weight or battery life of the iPad. You unfortunately have to decide what your needs are before buying an iPad.

    For me, it's the luxury of laying on the couch or bed and using the iPad to do what it does best. I'm not looking for a windows7 tablet.. It's just overkill and unoptimized for a clean touch experience.

    P.s. Typed this on my iPad.. Still using backspace a lot to fix errors. Lol
  9. MegaDell macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Like what?
  10. MegaDell macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    That fact is, with the ipad, it's a bit too big to enjoy holding in one hand, you're gonna want to use two hands, maybe even lay it down on a table/your lap. At that point, IMO, the weight issue becomes moot. Because, it's not like, unless you're using a 17 inch DTR behemoth, laptops weigh all that much.

    But that's just me.
  11. Velin macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    No USB. No multitasking. No dvd drive. I breathlessly await to hear what the iPad does "enormously" better than a quality netbook, or Mac's laptops.

    Hint: surfing TMZ while lazily propped in your couch is nothing to brag about.
  12. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You americans are lucky. I need to wait untill the end of April :(
  13. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    fyi, netbooks don't have dvd drives. :)

    but I'm "with you" on your other points. but you left out the number one complaint of potential customers--no Flash on the iPad... :)
  14. sectime macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    Not sure what your saying but I will not miss my 15 inch MBpro cooking my legs
  15. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    I think I'm beginning to get it now. If you mention the things the ipad can't do you are automatically a hater. We best not do that :rolleyes:
  16. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    The iPad is better (and FASTER) at browsing through your photos, reading your email, watching movies, reading news, reading books. Of course, you can do all that on a computer running windows 3.11. But it is all about the experience. Just like how internet absolutely sucked on smartphones before the iPhone came with Mobile Safari and changed everything. You want to tell me that reading a book or a newspaper on a netbook is better than on an iPad?

    You can go babbling all day long about how the iPad doesn't have feature X (just like the other morons did about the iPhone when it came out), but the "few things" it does, it does WAY differently and a lot more naturally than anything else out there.

    With your way of thinking, we would still be gaming on a C64. I mean, after all both the C64 and the PS3 can do gaming, right?
  17. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    Ok....this is sad........

    I feel blessed to have one in my hands.

    Simply amazing....... and I'm glad I'm part of this event!

    Other than THOSE words, I'm speechless!
  18. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    View and interact with content. Period. Netbook is unwieldy and not a streamlined touch interface. This is a new interaction paradigm optimized and streamlined for this purpose. The supposed 'advantages' of the netbook are things I would be using a -real- computer for in the first place, not some crappy, gimped, ill-conceived 'netbook'.
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Microsoft says not on the iPad. :D


    And? Of course there will be tens of thousands more. Give them a chance. iTunes launched with under 100,000 songs.
  20. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    True, but they have USB ports, and $34 will get you an external DVD drive that works over USB.
  21. dave1812dave macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    indeed. I almost bought one for my netbook, but decided it's not a "must have" for it. since my netbook isn't great for video, there's no burning need for it to have a DVD drive. I can load all apps via the network or a thumb drive, so a DVD drive isn't essential for me.
  22. ipadtruth macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2010
    Finally Someones Writing From Experience Omg!!!!

    "the last time there was this much excitement over some tablets the commandments where written on them"

    Yes I own an iPad and spend hours on it everyday

    Many of you, whether in favor or against, havent really experienced all the ipad can be. Don't forget that the iPad can be jailbroken! First of all, for everyone that doesnt know jailbreaking allows you to customize your device as well as get apps that arent available in apples app store. Second, to all the haters who believe that jailbreaking a device will somehow screw it up or give it a virus... You are stupid and will never experience the true potential of your device. Sure, some people blame thier fried device on jailbreaking but some times you buy a lemon lol. Jailbreaking seems like a good scapegoat but theres is no evidence that it has wrecked any devices... Last months Mac Life magizines top article was "10 reasons why you SHOULD jailbreak your device". Do the research... Jailbreaking is as safe as ever and sure it does void the warranty but if you restore your device apple cannot tell that it was at one time jailbroken therefore warranty is still valid. My 1st generation iPod touch (ya my first generation touch still works) has been jailbroken for years and my ipad has been jailbroken since the day i bought it. Ok now that we've cleared that up let us hear about the wonderful qualities of jailbreaking. As for running multi apps and having folders for apps, for apple, these features pre-date the iPad and I was able to have both functions the day I bought it which was the end of may. Including many other small features (like a dock that drops from the top of screen when I hold the sleep button for a bit that allows me to change brightness or switch from wifi to 3G ect... and a selection of my favorite 4 apps without having to leave the app I'm running) the thing that I hear the most is no flash on the iPad! This is a myth! I've had adobe flash on my iPad for almost a month now. Now it's not perfect as some things still won't work but hey, 80% of flash is better than none!
    I've heard people complaining about how limited the ipads connections are (USB ect.) well I have iTunes on my iPad, as in I no longer need to hook my iPad up to a computer in order to transfer files, thanks to being jailbroken. I connect to my home computer or any computer with ease and transfer files back and forth. Pffft who needs USB if everything is wireless?
    I can't remember who it was but some smartphone is able to send out a wifi signal to other nearby devices... Yes lol you guessed it! Been doing it on my 3G iPad for quite some time now.
    Another myth about ipads is that AT&T got sole coverage. Any sim card from an iphone can be cut (yes cut lol with scissors) down to a smaller size to fit in the iPad which is already set up to work as a cell phone.
    Another myth is that jailbreaking is illegal. No it's not lol you cannot get in any legal trouble for jailbreaking your device. Now what I'm about to tell you on the other hand is probably quite illegal, I would estimate I have about $2000-$2500 worth of apps that I got for free. How you ask? Once jailbroken you can download a program called installous which let's you download apps from the app store for free :eek:

    That's enough about jailbreaking. Let's look at some of the games I have on my iPad: madden NFL '11, splinter cell, EA skate, need for speed, grand theft auto: chinatown, avitar, call of duty WaW nazi zombies, iron man 2, prince of Persia, FIFA soccer'11, resident evil 4 just to name a few. And these aren't cheap iPhone games either.... All these are iPad apps! Some games even have online multiplayer and for me, Since I got my iPad all my ps3 has done is collect dust. As for music... Wow lol I have a few friends that are dj's and their is literally nothing they can do that I can't...the only difference, my iPad cost $800 and thier DJing equipment cost well over $5000. I could go on and on about the many music apps I have but just trust me....there is no competition.

    As for the weight, when I first held it I was amazed at how light it actually was! Compared to a laptop (which at the time was the only thing comparable) it is very light. Now the new tablets may be lighter but at what expense to durability? I'm ruff with my iPad and I don't mean like how some people are ruff with their laptops, I mean how kids are ruff with... Well everything lol. If I drop my iPad (which I do fairly often) I'm not worried it's gunna break or get cracked. That's the amazing thing about apple... They build things for real life situations. Another tablet may be $200 cheaper but if it breaks when I sit on it or my kid decides to throw it down the stairs I'm screwed! Obviously Not everyone has kids that throw their devices down the stairs lol it's just an example of the strength and durability. It's back shell is metal unlike the competition... Plastic, really???? Now who knows maybe it's super durable plastic I dunno i haven't tried any other tablets yet so I'm not gunna hate.

    As for the glare... For $60 you can buy the invsa-sheild (not sure on spelling) which eliminates all glare and protects the screen from ANY scratches.

    As for performance... I have over 5500 songs and 20G's of video on top of my 192 apps (someofwhich are 500-800Mb each) and my iPad still runs 100% smoothly and everytime I click something it is instantaneous. Most people do not understand frictionless operating largely because it's never been available on this level. I hope all these new tablets are everything they say they are, i hope they are as user friendly as ipads, I hope they get apps that are comparable to ipads because frankly iDoubt that any of these new products will be half of what the first generation iPad is now... Let alone the new one coming out very soon.

    Lol I still find that funny 'more RAM' hahahahaha. Have you ever used an iPad? Or even an apple product? They don't need insane amounts of ram to run perfectly, in fact I think they should lower their ram just so they aren't embarrassing the competition. Haha kidding of course... Apple is right where it wants to be. Right now apple is a monopoly in the tablet game, when (or if) another company comes out with a device that threatens the ipad then apple can just lower the price! You think for some reason that apple will stand by and let these other companies beat them at there own game? Even if you hate apple you must respect what they are doing. The iPhone/touch/pad is by far (my opinion obviously) the coolest leap forward in technology for our generation. Computers and cell phones were good ideas but were never perfect... They were always flawed in big ways... Never have more people flocked to a single model of phone than the iPhone. FACT: more iPhones were sold in the world in 2009 than any other companies ENTIRE line up.... Which means.... iPhones outsold EVERY samsung phone world wide combined.... Every Nokia phone world wide combined.... You can hate it or love it but numbers don't lie...

    Maybe I'm biased to ipads cuz I own one... Almost everything that I've written has been fact not opinion about the iPad I own and use everyday... Please, someone, from experience using the device they are defending and claiming will 'kill the ipad', top that with another a tablet. I think we've reached a point in time where if you must wait for things to load, during a full days operating, for more than a combined time of 1 minute , it's garbage and miles behind apple. If you ever waited for a webpage to download or have seen that stupid hour glass or things similar too it.... Your living in the past! waiting is soooo 20th century lol. iPad to my knowledge is the only truly frictionless multi-touchscreen 3G HD with built in speakers and a 10 hour battery on the market... I don't think apple set the bar with iPad either, the second best tablet will set the bar where as apple will sit on it's throne (as usual) not paying attention to what garbage the 'competition' releases. I could give my grandmother, who thinks voicemail is rocket science, an iPad and she could figure it out. Take other devices, with their 200 page instruction booklets and completely useless interface and compare it to an apple device... My iPad came with a one page card that points out the volume, home, and sleep button... That's the apple instruction booklet, and to tell you the truth I think it's more than anyone needs :)

    I dare anyone to find something their laptop/smartphone/tablet can do that my iPad is incapable of doing. Obviously aside from its lack of camera ability, although if its really important you take pictures with your ipad then you can buy a cord that connects to your iphone and projects the camera to your ipad, i havent tried any of the ipad photo editting apps (yes lol many do exsist already) but just from looking at them and reading reviews it isnt hard to believe that the ipad photo software will rival the software professionals use. So far every thread I've read (and I've read a few) lists all the things the iPad "can't" do and so far ive done them all with ease. Remember, all jailbreaking an iPad does is over ride all those many many many restrictions apple put on thier devices. It let's you be free to do whatever you want to do WITHOUT comprimising security.

    I would take a bullet for my iPad and have never had this kind of love towards an electronic device, But if another company releases a tablet far superior to the ipad then I will no doubt buy it! I'm not biased to apple... I just know a good thing when I see it. And I hope you all enjoy your 'tablets' as much as I will my iPad. The only thing I'm worried about when it comes to my iPad is that I'll die of old age before being able to FULLY experience everything the iPad has to offer.

    Sent from my iPad :)
  23. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Um, so download the Kindle app. Or the Nook app. Or the Borders app. Or just use your own epub books on Stanza.
  24. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    IPad hating was soooooooo last June. There are much nicer gadgets to be jealous about now.

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