What should I buy, iPad or Iphone 4g?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by neuxao, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. neuxao macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    Please can some one help me decide what to get. In the Iphone 4 I would not have internet contract. So I would use the WIFI only. Right now i have a BB Bold thats a reason why im thinking more on getting the iPad.

    Can anyone please recommend me what is the best apple product to get?

    PS. im a college student :)
  2. thewireman macrumors regular


    Nov 6, 2007
  3. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    First of all it's the iPhone "4"

    Second of all, If you already have a phone and a laptop, there really is no need for an iPhone 4 and/or iPad.
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

  5. neuxao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    seriously guys... i would like to get some good advice :rolleyes:
  6. TRAG macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2009
    Louisiana, USA
    Well honestly, if you have a BB Bold and a laptop, I'm guessing a MacBook, then you really won't see much of a gain by having either, especially the iPad. I'd consider getting an iPod Touch if I were you. They now look great and do pretty much the exact same thing. I want to say they have the same amount of RAM as an iPhone 4, but don't quote me on that. :)

    But as I soon found out after having an iPod after a few months, having an iPod Touch and a phone could become a hinderance. Once I started to use great apps, I wanted to have data connection all the time, instead of only Wi-Fi. So that's when I sold it and got an iPhone. Keep that in mind! If you're considering an iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod Touch, you may do better getting the iPhone. At least with that route, you'd always have a data connection via 3G and Wi-Fi.
  7. neuxao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    thanks a lot! yeah i have also a Mac book so thats why im not sure if getting the iPad, but in the other hand the iPad is ver thin and not heavy so i can carry it around the college. With my laptop some times is heavy.

    thanks again!
  8. nightfly13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2008
    Ranchi, India
    I vote iPad 3G

    While traveling for 6 weeks with all 3 (MBP, iPad, iPhone 4) I found I used the iPad 90% of the time - excluding calls/texting of course. As a couch browser I really love the iPad, and having such a great browsing experience anywhere with 3G is phenomenal for me, a game-changer.

    I take my iPad out with me often when I'd never dream of taking my MBP. Half the time I don't end up pulling it out, but it's not a big deal to have it slung over my shoulder, and when I need to look something up, kill 10 minutes gaming (although the iPhone 4 is pretty much just as good here) or show someone family photos, the iPad shines... and the battery life awesomeness means I never have to second-guess myself about using it for extended periods - unlike my iPhone 4 where I have a niggling concern in the back of my mind that I could regret using for something frivolous and I might need it for calls later.

    iOS is great, the apps get better literally every day and it's the wave of the future, if you'll forgive the cliché. Deciding which one (iPad or iPhone 4) depends on your lifestyle.

    I have to say, the retina display is a bigger deal than I thought it would be - LOVE it, hate my wife's 3GS display and can't wait for a retina display iPad.
  9. TRAG macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2009
    Louisiana, USA
    Well why don't you tell us why you want an iPad?
  10. neuxao thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    the main reason to go to classes and not be worried about the weight. also because I really like the applications and the comfort of having access to the internet instantly. those are the main reasons, the last one is because i really enjoy technology stuff :)

    thanks again for the anwsers!
  11. riam macrumors regular

    May 7, 2010
    Mty, Mexico
    if most of the time you use your Macbook for mails and browsing and photos, the ipad is great for that, get it and you will stop using your macbook, you will use it 20% of the time. Ipad is Great
  12. Maziar macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Love both

    I have both and love them, and use them for different usages. iPad is better for web-surfing,watching vids and reading books whereas I use my iPhone door taking pictures/vids, and listening to music and of course phone functionality.
  13. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    If this is what you want a device for then I say go with the iPad. The iPhone would not be very useful for viewing or taking lecture notes.
  14. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    I have both and I use them in total different situations. I prefer to use my iPad when on the couch, watching TV or something like that but when I'm 'out in the open' I prefer my iPhone because it's more handheld.

    Browsing on the iPad is a beaty.
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  16. xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Did you just roll your eyes at me? XD

    You have a Mac Laptop and unless it's a 17" monster, it shouldn't be a problem toting it around. You get a lot more done with a conventional Laptop.

    You already have a BB so you really have no need for an iPhone 4.

    Unless you have a serious case of Gadget Lust you really do not need an iPad and an iPhone 4.

    Just my $0.02

    And FYI, I drank the juice. I'm as Pro Apple as they get. But when friends an family ask me if they should get Apple Product "X", I always ask them what do they do and have right now? And, will Apple Product "X" do it better for you? And let them decide.

Share This Page