Which tablet should an iphone 4 user get?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Davidio5, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Davidio5 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    Orangeville, ON
    i have an iphone 4 and i am thinking about getting a playbook or an iPad 2. which tablet should i get?
  2. iLucas macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011
    Its really up to you to decide. You haven't told us really what your uses for the tablet is. Since this is an apple forum, you will probably get a lot of people saying the iPad 2. I myself have an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4 and I like my iPad with my iPhone. I haven't used a playbook, but other people here have them.
  3. Davidio5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2011
    Orangeville, ON
    well i would be using for mostly internet browsing and watching online videos
  4. Satori macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2006
    I'd have a look at the reviews of both and see which appeals most to you.

    However, one advantage of an ipad is that many apps can be used on both your idevices.
  5. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    iPad 2 has a larger and better screen so probably would be better for those 2 things.
  6. iLucas, Apr 24, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011

    iLucas macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011
    If thats all your doing, then I think you would be happy with the iPad 1 unless you have to have the latest and greatest. You can get an iPad 1 for $349, saving you money and satisfying your wants.
  7. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    Isn't that more of a disadvantage, having 2 devices to use for the same apps?
  8. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    Keep it in the family... go with the iPad. It's up to you as to which one...
  9. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Really? A Play Book?

    Did you even bother with reviews?
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    This is a no brainer, get an iPad 2

    The playbook is crap
  11. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Getting a Playbook would make more sense if you had a BlackBerry, since it seems like you can do more with it if you "bridge" it with your BB handheld.

    But you got an iPhone. That means none of the apps you already have will work on it, you won't be able to get your e-mail on it, and syncing your stuff on it will be kludgey at best.

    Better to get an iPad.
  13. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    theres a lot of functionality built into the playbook that you need a blackberry to utilize...you'll be missing out if you get one while you have an iPhone
  14. Jookbox macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2002
    I'm pretty open minded about tablets and I think the ipad 2 is probably the best one out. Things may change in the future.
  15. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    I have i4 and iPad 1 32GB suits me well. Picked it up a few weeks ago from Verizon store for $399. Would have to shell over 50% more for iPad 2 in same capacity, for cams and upgraded RAM/CPU/GPU. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice update, but for what I do, it's not going to be 2x/9x better cpu/graphically. I'm not a hardcore gamer.

    Considered selling to keep up with iOS5 when it comes out but Apple isn't going to totally shaft first gen users like the 3G/iOS4 fiasco. Way too much of a customer base to annoy, and the product is 12 months old but still way ahead of competition.

    I've considered reselling mine and getting the base 16GB iPad 2 but I think when I need that extra storage, I'll be slapping myself and wondering why I needed all the other specs bumped but capacity reduced to half and pay an additional $100 ($499 for 16GB ipad 2 obviously)

    Curious to see what iPad 3 has to offer. And if I somehow fell into an iPad 2 I wouldnt be mad at all haha. and it might be a while before iPad 2 bootrom is exploited for JB (probably what iPhone 5 will have too).

    Without JB, I don't like my iDevices nearly as much (but they're still great either way).

    AppleTV in particular. All I do is netflix that's stock. All I do that's not stock (most useful) is XBMC. it's a dream.

    XBMC on ipad is awesome too.

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