Upgrading to the iPhone 5 is a complete waste ...

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  1. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    ... if you have an iPad 3 already???

    Since getting the iPad it has completely changed how much I use my iPhone. I am mostly on my iPad whenever I am at home, school, or work since its so compact and the logitech bluetooth keyboard makes it a great laptop replacement with its instant on capability so its always ready to go at moments notice. The retina screen and battery life on the iPad is simply amazing :eek:

    Is it even worth it to upgrade to the iPhone 5 (from my 4s) if you have an iPad that you take most everywhere with you?

    Anyone else out there with both an iPad and iPhone 4s feeling the same way? :confused:
     
  2. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i'd argue its a complete waste regardless of an iPad if you have an iphone 4S.
     
  3. Big.Mac.Daddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you say that? If I didn't have an iPad 3 that I use heavily then it wouldnt even be a hesitation on if I'd buy the iPhone 5.
     
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Actually no, I don't carry my iPad with me everywhere (it just isn't feasible). But my iPhone is a "computer" that is ALWAYS ON ME, no matter what, at the ready to send a message, surf the internet, look something up, or get notifications from my boss to get to work on something(ugh).
     
  5. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Or are you just a tad bit upset that you purchased the ipad 3, and boom.. here's the iphone 5?
     
  6. Blueline29 macrumors 68020

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    Well, an iPhone is a heck of a lot more portable than an iPad, in the sense that one can be shoved into a pants pocket and the other can't. Well, at least not in any of my pants. ;) I love my iPad 3 but will absolutely get the iP5 because my phone is with me pretty much 100% of the time and the iPad I tend to use more around the house. And I doubt I'll ever get used to shooting photos with the iPad. Talk about ungainly.
     
  7. Mikekan macrumors regular

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    I agree, when I bought the ipad3 I stopped using the iphone except for making calls, the small screen just looked tiny....Now with the bigger screen I am in the same dilemma as you...
     
  8. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    I have an iPad 3 and will buy the iPhone 5 hey both have their different uses. So no it is not a waste.
     
  9. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    I also have a motorolla startac somewhere. Between that, my cd Walkman, and super Nintendo, I have no idea why I'm upgrading.
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    No, completely disagree. You don't need to upgrade if you already have the iPad 3 and a 4S, but it's up to the individual user. Doesn't mean it's a waste for anybody. If you want the 5 and would use it, then get it.
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    The pattern of these threads cannot be a coincidence. Just admit who you are.
     
  12. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Because ur phone and iPad are 2 separate devices. I have an iPad 3 and a 4S, and I'm pre ordering the 5 tonight. I love browsing on the ipad, but it could never replace my phone. 2 totally seperate devices. One could never replace the other. I take my iPad a lot of places, but not everywhere. My phone is with me 24/7 and it is very convenient.

    Sounds like someone is trying to justify his not being able to upgrade.

    For someone who posts negative posts constantly about apple, it's a wonder you still hang around here. :confused::rolleyes:
     
  13. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    I guess it depends if you ever leave your house.
     
  14. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I disagree completely. I've currently got an iPhone 4S and a third generation iPad but I'm most definitely getting an iPhone 5. As much as like my iPad and use it a lot both at home and on the go it's not as portable and I don't always have it with me. I always have my iPhone and the user experience will be significantly better then on my iPhone 4S with the bigger screen and faster CPU/GPU.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Last time I checked the iPad is simplified tablet computer whereas the iPhone is… I don't know, a phone?

    I don't see how they conflict. Also you can't really put your iPad in your pants pocket.
     
  16. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Last time I checked, I can't stuff my The New iPad in my front pocket.

    If you can afford an The New iPad, you can afford the iPhone 5. It's $199 for cripesakes.

    BJ
     
  17. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Threads like these are made by folks who typically upset because either they can't afford it, or they used their upgrades/money on the previous version.
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Not in this case.
     
  19. Big.Mac.Daddy, Sep 13, 2012
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    Big.Mac.Daddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you Mikekan, I was wondering if there was anyone out there who felt the same way :)

    I still use it for situations where I don't have wifi for my iPad, but for most of the time I do and for those moments I don't the 4s seems to work good.

    Is it really worth it to upgrade from the iPhone 4s to the 5 if your not using your phone as much anymore and you'd have to add a line to upgrade? :confused:

    Need to make a decision before midnight tonight
     
  20. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    allow me to rephrase.

    Folks want their smartphone to be a smart computer.
     
  21. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Exactly.

    And why would you provide yourself the best tablet experience on Earth and deliberately deprive yourself of the best phone experience?

    It's like saying you own a Learjet yet drive a Toyota.

    Pointless.

    BJ
     
  22. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Talk about a waste.

    This has to be one of dumber postings.

    On the other hand, if someone thinks it is not the best fit for him/her, then fine. For some people, a combination of Ipad and a flip phone would be just fine.

    For many others - it just is not gonna work.

    But to make a statement that is a complete waste is.... well a complete waste of words.
     
  23. Big.Mac.Daddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it conflicts because before I got the iPad I was on my iPhone CONSTANTLY I'd even use it over my desktop at home to browse the net... BUT...

    Now that I have the new iPad my iPhone usage seems to have decreased significantly. While the iPhone 5 is an amazing piece of technology and the best smartphone out there I am just trying to figure out if its worth it for me to upgrade to it by adding a line versus simply keeping my 4s that I don't use as much as I used to because of my iPad 3.

    I guess I am not alone since Mikekan has the same nagging feeling :(
     
  24. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Have a Verizon LTE iPad 3. Not always with me. Want LTE in my phone too. Done.
     
  25. applesith macrumors 68030

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    I have an iPhone 4 and iPad 3. Orderong iPhone 5 tonight. Tomorrow I will be getting a cake and I will eat it too!
     

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