What the Majority of People do on a Tablet ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheRealAlex, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    the Review on the frontpage has some good observations But lets do the math. What the vast majority of people do on a PC or Tablet.

    -Business or Personal Email
    -Microsoft Office for Work School or Personal. (Note Full Microsoft Office is free on the 9.7 iPad Pro NOT on the 12.9 or any Surface Tablet larger than 10 inches.)
    -Internet Browsing
    -Apps there are so many Apps now its better to have a Tablet than a PC
    -Shopping online
    -Social Media
    -Music and Video Editing the iPad Pro is literally the best tablet for this

    Given that a $500 ish software suite which is the defacto worldwde standard is free on the 9.7 iPad Pro it really places the 9.7 Pro in a category possibly above the 12.9 Pro

    Did I miss anything ?
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Work on music with Logic Pro and my hundreds of gigs of sound libraries (That I paid quite a bit of money for and plan to be able to use).
  3. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2015
    Movie or TV shows. Everything else I do on my 6s Plus.
  4. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000


    Apr 4, 2011
    • Games
    • Web browsing
    • Movies/TV Shows
    • Reading books
    • Online shopping
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    I don't know that the majority does Office type stuff on a tablet as opposed to a laptop/desktop. I feel like the average tablet owner uses their device mostly for web surfing, media viewing/entertainment, social media and communication (ie. emails, messaging, video calling).
  7. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    I agree with what Steve Jobs said when the original iPad came out, that the iPad has to be better than the iPhone for some things and better than the MacBook for some things. And I totally agree.

    It's the best device to read on. News articles, textbooks, and comics.

    It's very nice to watch videos on. Bigger than the iPhone but easier to hold comfortably in bed or on the couch than a MacBook.

    As a student, it's invaluable for note taking. I currently use my iPad Air 1 and a stylus to take notes with, but I am looking forward even more to use the new iPad Pro 9.7" to take notes on. It will be really nice to switch from handwriting with the Apple Pencil to the Smart Keyboard. Additionally my school has those tiny desks in big lecture halls. My MacBook Air doesn't fit on the desk so it would have to go on my lap. The iPad can easily fit on the desk.
  8. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    Nice point, after reading Steve Job's book by Walter Isacson and other articles studying Jobs. His outlook on Computing as a whole was they Computers were Cars rather automobiles. Sounds silly but thats Your first line of text.

    Some cars are good at Racing, sometimes we need Trucks to haul garbage, or maybe we need a simple cars for daily driving. And other automobiles for many other tasks. While there are Many different types of cars/automobiles there just a few Categories. aka Car, Truck, SUV etc.

    Point is the way the computing world has been up until recently is one PC does everything maybe a faster PC for games or a slower one for simple tasks.

    Thats not what Steve Jobs wanted. He envisioned different PC's/Devices to do different things a Phone would be great at Social Media and connecting, a Tablet would be great at Entertainment, and schoolwork, etc and a larger tablet would be great for Artists and Proffesionals. And a Mac would be great at Many other things. I really think we are embracing a Steve Jobs world slowly but surely.
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  10. psionicsin macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2011
    Metro-Detroit, MI
  11. AliMacs macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2014
    I bought a few just to use solely as an animated picture frame. I use 3M tape to mount on my walls. Looks ultra-pimp.
  12. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    It's tougher when you're not the majority of people. It has value to me as a markup tool and digital sketchbook. The challenge is deciding whether those particular benefits are worth the cost as an "additional" instead of "replacement" device. leaning towards yes, but with a very VERY healthy dose of indulgence.
  13. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
  14. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    You Tube
    Other media streams like Amazon, Netflix etc.

    And with a bit of luck when I get my iPad Mini, online shopping purchases using Touch ID.
  15. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Juist curious, why the 9.7 and not the 12.9? Desk size shouldn't be a problem, the footprint of the 12.9 isn't that big?!
    But I can affirm that writing notes and switching to typing is easy. I've seem some journalist/reviewers mock the folding Smart Keyboard but I haven't had any problem switching from keyboard to writing and back. And it takes 1 or 2 seconds.
  16. sflomenb macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2011
    Wouldn't the 12.9" Pro have about the same footprint as my MacBook Air (which doesn't fit on some desks)?
  17. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    No. The iPad Pro doesn't have feet
  18. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
  19. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    I mainly use my tablets for:

    * Storing and reading PDF documents
    * Light word-processing
    * Reading books
    * Streaming movies + YouTube (usually while doing another work on computer, and before I fall asleep in bed)
    * Watching movies (again, in bed. Or during flight.)
    * Some browsing
    * Some gaming
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    Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
  21. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    My main apps by order of importance...

    Reading on Kindle App
    Web Browsing with Safari & Chrome
    Sketching with ProCreate (and the Pencil)
    A little Office365 work (Word & Excel & Outlook)
    Writing fiction on Storyist with Smart Keyboard (hopefully)
    The occasional game
  22. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Why do people use chrome? Does it have any advantages over safari?
  23. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I will soon be doing almost all my personal computing on my 9.7" iPad Pro. I was resistant to this idea at first but the 9.7" model changed my thinking. After practicing some new workflows on my iPad mini, I have discovered that I no longer need my Mac. (I still have a work machine and my wife's MBP if I were in a pinch for some reason.) I will be using my iPad Pro for:

    Composing Word/Pages documents
    Posting to Medium
    Podcast recording (and listening!)
    Streaming TV/movies/music
    Work--my company now supports iPad for all of our internal software as well as giving us access to Office 365 on our personal devices
    Reading books/magazines/news

    In doing some digging around there are only a couple of small things in all my workflows where I can't rely solely on my iPad. They are very minor, but as far as I can tell, not possible in iOS: recording audio from my browser, and downloading my RINGR recordings.

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