Why can't people just admit the iPad 2 is still just a big iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Calidude, Mar 9, 2011.

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Isn't the iPad 2 just a big iPod Touch?

  1. Yes, it's a big iPod Touch.

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  2. No, it's how a tablet should function today.

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  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    I've read all the reviews and none of them seem to say this obvious fact.

    It's a big iPod Touch. That's fine if you want that, but if you want a tablet, you should wait for the iPad 3 with iOS5 because thats when Apple will start rolling out features and hardware that would actually let a person BEGIN to replace a netbook in terms of functionality.
     
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  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    What part of the iPad 2 doesn't begin to replace a netbook? I'm certain it will run iOS 5 as well. We also have zero concrete details about the iPad 3, so I'm not sure what your point is. I'm not saying that the iPad 2 is the most amazing device ever created, or has infinitely more uses than the iPod touch, but I think you're making a bit of an overstatement. I've played with my dad's iPad, and it actually does have several advantages over the touch (which I own two)
     
  4. taeccool macrumors newbie

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    Everybody has their own choice to judge what they want/need.

    If ipad is a big ipod touch to you, then it is.
    To me, it's a nice tablet pc.
     
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  6. OMEGA PUNK macrumors newbie

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    Because its not, Simple as that. . .
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    It's funny, I remember the first time I used an iPod touch, and my exact thoughts were 'Man, I'd love to have a big one of these.'
     
  8. iserian macrumors 6502

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    Op has a point especially given that the pad 2 has the same crappy cameras.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yes, it's a big iPod Touch, AND it's how a tablet should function today.
     
  10. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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  11. Rm.237 macrumors 6502

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    Winning!
     
  12. Prolif1k macrumors 6502

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    /close thread
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Why can't people realize that the iPad is more then a big iPod touch???

    (See what I did there?)

    Op it's obvious you don't own one. The screen real estate offers a huge increase in usable functionality. I say useable because even though you can do a lot of the same things on both devices it's a lot more practical and easier to do on an iPad.

    That being said it's obvious that you started this thread for a response and shame on me for giving it to you.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well, people pee in both.....:p
     
  15. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    Let's think of this scenario.

    Me: Look at my new pool in my backyard, it's great. I can swim around, enjoy the sun and stuff.

    Jerk Friend: It's just a big bath tub. You spent money on this thing?

    Me: (incredulous) No it's not. It's a swimming pool. It's heck of a lot bigger than a tub. Look I'm swimming in it.

    Jerk Friend: It's just a big bath tub. Why can't you admit it? Yeah your 52 inch plasma? That's also just a big 20 inch monitor. Just admit that. It's the truth.
    ----
     
  16. danielveeee macrumors regular

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    lol everybody loves to hate on the ipad... yet everyone would love to have one
     
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  18. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    you fail to see the big picture...
    With bigger screen, there will be apps that can take advantage of larger screen. Obviously, people just want to talk crap about iPad.

    Why not just say Motorola Xoom is a just big Motorola Droid X?
     
  19. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    and I guess that makes all the competetors wanna be ipad touches without all the benefits of the Apple Ecosystem of apps and interface, simplicity and following.


    One of the big advantages of the iPad is that it isn't a Netbook. I see zero value in a Netbook now that I have an iPad. I mean, what good is a Netbook compared to a laptop?

    This whole thread is dejevu.
     
  20. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    lol, no.

    It's how APPLE says a tablet should function today. Have some critical thinking.
     
  21. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    try to think of the iPad as a tablet ... and your iTouch as an iPod
     
  22. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    ^^ spot on. both fighting to be an iPad :D
     
  23. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, because it doesn't have the same functionality.

    However, the iPod Touch and the iPad have the same functionality. The only difference is size.
     
  24. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Amen, brother.
     
  25. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    No, if Apple wanted to come up with a tablet they would have. They created the iPad to be exactly what it is. Now the competition is trying do the same while at the same time trying to figure out what people like about this iPad that they, the competition, don't even understand....yet they are trying to build something just like.
     
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