What do you use your iPad for?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bristleworm, Jan 14, 2011.

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What is your primary use of the iPad

  1. Playing Games

    13.3%
  2. Watching Movies, TV-Shows, etc.

    20.0%
  3. Listening to Music

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Working

    13.3%
  5. Something else I'll elaborate in the thread

    53.3%
  1. bristleworm macrumors 6502

    bristleworm

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    One of the things that make the iPad a great product is its diversity. You can use it for about anything you want to do.

    So here's my question. What is its primary use for you?
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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  3. bristleworm thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I realized I forgot that option right after I created the poll. There's no possibility to change it now is there?
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Nope. Major defect of the poll function. On the other hand, it might mess up the poll results if we were able to do that. For instance, I'd have to somehow be able to change my vote from "Other" to "Reading."
     
  5. OmegaRed1723 macrumors 6502

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    I use mine for just about everything: web browsing, emailing, streaming radio, and watching movies/tv shows with Plex. My main laptop (an older MBP) died a few weeks ago, and I'm not planning on replacing it anytime soon. I'm a content consumer, not creator and the iPad suits my needs almost perfectly.
     
  6. robby001 macrumors member

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    Love using mine to read with. Best thing ever.
     
  7. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    No 'multiple' option? I would say yes to all of the above. :D
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The question is what is your *primary* use. I too do all of the above with my iPad, but the thing I do more than any of the options listed is reading. I'd say over half my time on the iPad is spent reading, and the rest of the time is evenly divided among music, videos, games and work.
     
  9. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Reading and Web browsing in equal measure (33% each) - rest is split between pics, movies, games, iWork etc
     
  10. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    All except for videos, I tend to not have much chance to watch video on the ipad, but I work on it, use it for music, email, browsing, VNC/RDP via VPN tunnel.

    I also use it for the odd game.
     
  11. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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  12. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    Web Browsing, reading the news and things like that mostly.

    I donate plasma here at college so I always use it there and watch movies on netflix/hulu+.
     
  13. BrennerM macrumors regular

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    Web browsing is number 1 by a long shot for me. I also do all of the other things mentioned but not as much as web browsing.
     
  14. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Reading scripts, reading books, email, web, movies/tv.

    Goodreader FTW.
     
  15. choco macrumors member

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    mainly for taking notes, web browsing, and reading.
     
  16. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    Mostly reading -- Instapaper, Flipboard, Kindle & iBooks.

    Sometimes for games.

    A few times a week I whip out my Bluetooth keyboard, connect to a server with iSSH, and write some code.
     
  17. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    Oh god, all of those
    It's such a wonderful versatile device :D
     
  18. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    no one has mentioned porn yet? you are all liars.
     
  19. Shoechick macrumors newbie

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    All of the above plus I just did a 45 minute yoga class today and 30 minute pilates class yesterday. Freaking love it
     
  20. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    Web browsing.

    I use a Kindle for ebooks.

    It's a good combination.
     
  21. csnplt macrumors 6502

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  22. maflynn Moderator

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    I think a multiselection poll would be better. I think most people use it for Games and work, or a mixture of the other poll options.
     
  23. Gordon Gekko macrumors regular

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    Stock Trading, Watching Videos, Email, Web Browsing, and Playing We Rule:)
     
  24. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    web, reading, games, showing off my ipad to others!
     
  25. Maagus macrumors regular

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    - Singletasking (i.e. doing things when I need to focus in a distraction-free environment like outlining my ideas etc.)

    - Reading ebooks

    - Reading web (coincides with singletasking)

    - GTD and planning (Things, iCal, mainly iCal is so similar to paper diary that is is great to use)

    - taking notes

    - document storage (when I am going for a meeting to work or to a client, I only throw my iPad to my bag and go, all necessary documents that will be discussed are always with me)

    - watching movies and tv shows in bed

    - interact with web (it is much more pleasant on the iPad than on classic computer)
     

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