Tried an iPad today

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mac2x, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    #1
    OK, so I had to take my MBP to the "Genius" Bar for a bad optical drive, so after I was done (they ordered the part, and I'll have to take the machine back later because I needed it), I tried an iPad 3G.

    I must say it's a nicely made device; very hefty and solid. Screen is amazing. But as cool as it is, I can't get over the fact that you can't slip it in your pocket. :( So I'll be getting an iPhone 4 once it goes to another carrier.

    Anyone else feel this way about the iPad? I mean, it's a really cool device, but I want pocket portability.
     
  2. pondie84 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2008
    #2
    If they made it small enough to slip into your pocket someone else would be posting on here asking why it's not large enough to do x, y, z.
     
  3. bhsu21 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    #3
    If you want pocket portability than the iPhone 4 will be perfect.

    But what I like about my iPad is that you can carry it out if you want. It's like carrying a book almost. Not as heavy as a laptop. Also when you want to use it, it comes on right away. I rarely completely turn off my iPad. The standby time is great. So I can get on, do what I want, and then put it back on sleep mode.
     
  4. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    #4
    Quite true, unfortunately. :rolleyes:

    Yeah. I want a phone too, so... :D

    Do you guys who carry your iPads around out on the town use a case of some kind? Gravity is sort of all encompassing. :D
     
  5. AR15MBP macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #5
    for me the ipad is the best casual browsing device ever for home and short trips. this case is perfect in my opinion. http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.aspx?sku=TSS177US iphone fits the bill for day to day info needs, being at work, etc. with that large glass display, i'd be hesitant to take it out on the town too much, given how useful an iphone can be.
     
  6. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    #6
    Hey, that's a pretty slick little case. I'd get one if I ever got an iPad. I do like the increased screen real estate over iPhone/iPod touch.
     
  7. ditzy macrumors 68000

    ditzy

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    #7
    Every divice has a trade off. The iPhone/iPod touch is more portable. The iPad has more screen real-estate. Personally I find the iPad far more useful, the amount that I use my iPhone has probably gone down by 50%.
     
  8. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    #8
    That's what iphone 4 is for. Apple ipad is almost like netbook/laptop replacement device. It is luxurious device for people to do email, web, and games. Iphone 4 is not going to another carrier. Stop assuming.
     
  9. silverblack macrumors 68030

    silverblack

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    #9
    Steve Jobs knew that he couldn't make everyone happy by just designing one form factor, and so there are the portable iPhones/iPod touch format and the larger iPad format. Apparently, some of these people are still complaining... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  10. Ganges macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    #10
    The problem is that the Iphone is too small for any real web browsing. They really got it right with the Ipad's size. Any larger, and it would be as bad as a laptop to lug around, any smaller, and the usability factor takes a nose dive. It's right dead center of where it needs to be, and it's as small as it can be, and still do what it promises. The best thing about it is that it's not a stupid cellphone, as I hate cellphones!:mad:
     
  11. bornblind macrumors 6502

    bornblind

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Alabama
    #11
    [​IMG]

    You can put it in your pocket. LOL sorry I had to:)
     
  12. Hammie macrumors 65816

    Hammie

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Location:
    Wash, DC Metro
    #12
    I don't mind the size of the iPad and carrying it around. As a matter of fact, I use my iPhone so little, my wife and I are considering getting rid of them when our contract expires next summer.

    My son uses my iPhone more than I do for some of the games I have on it.
     
  13. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    #13
    They each have their strengths and weaknesses....

    iPhone is great for it's fit in pocket portability, it's ability to look something up online quickly, and of course for playing music... But I would HATE watching a movie or trying to read a full book on a screen that size (although it can be done...)

    iPad on the other hand, while not AS portable, is still more portable than a full MacBook, is great for videos, both stored and netflix streamed, and when you surf the web you get the full web sites, not the mobile version... Plus it's a bit easier to write responses to forums and such on the iPad than the iPhone.

    I have both, and use them as such... Movies and books on the iPad, music on the iPhone, serious surfing on the iPad, quick lookups on the iPhone.
     
  14. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    #14
    Yup, I have that bag and it works great... iPad in the main compartment (always with screen facing away from the other pocket!!!) and in the other pocket I put my sprint overdrive, the charger and cables for the overdrive, and a small set of ear bud headphones... Even with the incase silicone cover I have on my iPad it still fits nice and snugly in the targus bag. Most bags can't handle the iPad if you have a cover on them at all...
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #15
  16. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    #16
    Wow, that case is nice.
     
  17. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

    JohnnyQuest

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    #17
    It's like carrying a book around. Or a hefty magazine. It's a really slim and portable device. Obviously it's not pocketable, that would defeat the entire purpose of the iPad. You would have to decrease screen size dramatically, and it really would be an iPod touch with two more inches of screen. Useless. I love that I can read books on it, magazine, browse the web like on my MBP, etc. I have an iPhone as well, but the iPad definitely has a use for me.
     
  18. WLS macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #18
    That case is OK I guess but the Waterfield case is nicer looking and has more options.
    http://sfbags.com/products/ipad-cases/sleevecases-ipad.php
     
  19. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    #19
    There is a high chance I drop my iPhone once its contract ends now because of the iPad. It is infinitely more usable and convenient then the iPhone has ever been.
     
  20. Dooger macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    #20
    Nobody calls you, huh? Keep your chin up dude.
     
  21. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

    Ciclismo

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    #21
    I'm getting an iPad because (amongst other reasons) I have a TON of readings for Uni this semester. The screen on a cell phone, even the 4G with its insane resolution, is too small to use for reading online journals for extended periods, especially as many articles I need feature graphs.
     
  22. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Location:
    Hilo, Hawaii
    #22
    Before the new iPhone 4 high resolution screen came out, I would have suggested an iPod Touch -- it's really a "pocket sized" iPad I hear. :D

    With the new iPhone screen, the choice is pretty clear. The screen looks awesome.

    That said, I like the bigger form factor with the iPad, I think it's the perfect size. Even if they had an 5" or 6" (between iPod Touch & iPad) sized device, I'd still go with the current iPad size. It's very comfortable to type on, and great for sharing photos and such with people. I also like reading, and watching video on it.

    I can do those things on my (older) iPhone, but I don't enjoy them as much. I can read a few pages on the train, or waiting in line -- I might catch a YouTube video or watch trailers -- but for more than that, I'd rather have the iPad's big screen.
     
  23. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    #23
    Clearly you need a overly expensive smart phone to receive phone calls huh? Tard.
     
  24. Dooger macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    #24
    Touched a nerve there chief? Obviously you're correct, when it comes to making calls and texting, the iPad is indeed "infinitely more usable and convenient" than an iPhone. Apart from the fact that it's four times heavier, won't fit in your pocket, and has a battery life of 9 hours it beats the iphone in every department. And I'm supposed to be the "Tard" here.
     
  25. Ingster macrumors 6502

    Ingster

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    #25
    if you wat an ipad but you dont have big enough pockets try scottevest they have clothing with ipad compatible pockets! :D
     

Share This Page