Tried an iPad today

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

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    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

    Jan 28, 2008
    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

    Feb 25, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    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

    Sep 19, 2009
    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

    Jan 6, 2009
    for me the ipad is the best casual browsing device ever for home and short trips. this case is perfect in my opinion. 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

    Sep 19, 2009
    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


    Sep 28, 2007
    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

    May 13, 2010
    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


    Nov 27, 2007
    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

    Jul 1, 2010
    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


    Nov 19, 2008

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


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    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

    Jun 21, 2008
    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

    Jun 21, 2008
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
  16. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    Wow, that case is nice.
  17. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    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

    Jul 10, 2008
    That case is OK I guess but the Waterfield case is nicer looking and has more options.
  19. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2010
    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

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


    Jun 15, 2010
    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

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    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

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

    May 4, 2009
    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


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

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