Will The iPad Be Your First Apple Product?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bowlerman625, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    I was wondering if for anyone purchasing an iPad if this will be your first Apple product? I'm especially curious if you are getting one and do not already have a Mac, iPhone or iPod touch.

    If so, what is your reason for getting one and how will you mostly use it?
  2. pound4pound30 macrumors 6502


    Nov 22, 2009
    nope. I have a iphone 3gs and a 27" iMac and a few differnt iPods.

    I just love apple haha
  3. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    Nope, I bought my current Apple products in this order:

    1. iPod Shuffle '07
    2. Mac Pro 2.8 8 core '08 (My first Apple computer)
    3. iPhone 3G +dock '09
    4. iPad16gig Wifi-only '10

    So the iPad's not my first, but I'm still fairly new to them :)
  4. One Love 1867 macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2009
    Sheffield, UK
    I've owned various different iPods and a Macbook since around 2006 or so. Right now I have a Mac Mini and an iPhone 3G.

    Looking for the iPad to serve me with more mobile computing needs on the go, but have no need for the extra power/bulk from a full laptop anymore.
  5. skunk macrumors G4


    Jun 29, 2002
    Republic of Ukistan
    More to the point, what is your reason for being on this website?
  6. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2010

    If I get one. Yes this would be my first Apple anything (windows PC, Sandisk MP3, Cheap LG cellphone).

    I was thinking of getting an E-reader when the iPad was announced. Scrapped that and now want a multi purpose tablet, with the iPad as leading contender.

    Since I was looking for an e-reader(comics/novels/pdfs), that would be the number one activity I have in mind. Next would be net tablet. Apps will decide beyond that. Workout tracker would be good. Controling my HTPC with it would be awesome...
  7. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    I started with an Apple II in the last century.
  8. epi117 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2010
    I have never used a Mac (love windows 7) but i used the iphone (4 in the familiy) and pre-ordered 2 ipads.
  9. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Nope, I've already got an iMac (2008), iPod touch (used to have a Classic, Mini), AirPort Express (two of them).
  10. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    My first Apple  product was a G5 rev B iMac back in 2005. That promptly started an ongoing love affair with Things Apple, and shortly after that I bought my first iPod and a Powerbook. When the intel switch happened, I bought the first-gen Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro. Right now I've still got that Mac Pro, a Mac Mini that I bought a couple of months ago, a 17" MBP and a first-gen MacBook Air. When the iPhone launched I was in line for it in 2007, in line again for the 3G and the 3GS, and am planning to be at the Apple store bright and early on Launch Day for the iPad. I like my shiny Apple  products and usually am an early adopter.
  11. ClassicII macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    No but my guess is this will bring a bunch of new comers to the apple club.
  12. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I am guessing people in his same situation? I used to lurk for about a year here before I bought my first iPod.
  13. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2008
    Westland Michigan
    Nope, Just love new toys, reason for being on the web site is to learn about the new things, and learn more about the things that I already own. This web site is a great way learn a lot more and not just about apple products, and How other companies try to copy apple. :)
  14. Alicia4065 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2005
    Nope, already have:
    Ipod classic 160gb had previous ones before this though
    Ipod Touch 2nd gen 32gb had 1st gen 8gb which I passed on to Mom
    Shuffle 4gb
    Ipod Nano 16gb blue 5th gen had a 2gb Nano which got ran over:eek:
    Ibook G4
    MacBook 13inch Aluminum unibody, stays home hooked up to 23in HD monitor and dual boots to Windows 7

    Now waiting on 64gb WiFi Ipad and when you can pick up the Wifi + 3g will have that one too.:D

    If Verizon ever gets the Iphone will ditch the Blackberry and Eris for it.
  15. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Not first Apple product.

    First came iPods (with reluctance I might add)
    Then iPhone 3G for myself and my wife (with anticipation!)
    Last Christmas I got my wife a MBP ... and I loved it too so ...
    Last Spring I got a Mac mini ... which has since become a living room media computer because ...
    I got a 27" i5 iMac last November ...
    and now have an iPad on pre-order

    In conclusion ... this kool aid tastes great!!

  16. Spudracer macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2009
    Not our first Apple product. We have drunk the Kool-Aid and it is good.

    1. iMac 20"
    2. MacBook Pro 17"
    3. 1GB Time Capsule
    4. Time machine running on both computers
    5. Airport Wireless N Router
    6. Two iPhone 3G's
    7. Four iPod Nano's of various vintage
    8. One iPad (on the way)

    I'm happy to pay the Apple tax. Their stuff works and does everything that we need at home including running Adobe CS4. My wife and kids have no problem with the very simple and elegant user interfaces on all the devices. I spend almost no time on maintenance and zero time screwing with antivirus S/W or malware. Our iPhones hold over 600 business contacts and help me out every day with cheap and useful Apps that give me flight info, train schedules, subway maps, LinkedIn connectivity, maps, music, and email accounts to mention a few. iTunes database keeps track of it all painlessly including purchases of music, movies, apps, and now print media. There simply is no comparable experience for the consumer on the planet. Why shouldn't Apple get paid for their innovation? It makes my life better every day.
  17. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    I am getting so tired of the Kool-Aid cliché. How many people really understand its meaning (origin)?
  18. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    First Apple product I've been interested enough in to pre-order and to register a forum account to kill time till it arrives.
  19. Alfuh macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Are you satisfied keeper of all things culturally relevant? :rolleyes:
  20. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  21. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    i doubt it, even the base wifi is sold at hefty price compared to the ipod. It's not an easy impulse purchase like a nano or something like that
  22. The Mad Hatter macrumors 6502a

    The Mad Hatter

    Oct 12, 2004
    "Will The iPad Be Your First Apple Product?"

    Nah man, I've been running with Apple since the "rainbow" days. My first Mac was a LCIII back in the early 90s. Been in love with the platform ever since... and NO I didn't drink any Kool-aid, I just preferred the product/OS over using a IBM-compat/Windows machine.
  23. mullman macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2004
    My first Apple product came as a result of my IBM PCjr's 5.25" floppy failing.
    I borrowed a friend's Macintosh Plus and was amazed at it's simplicity and how much more efficiently I could work on it.

    Soon after I bought a broken Plus and repaired it's power supply for my own use.
    I made great side money in college fixing old broken Macs.

    I revisit PCs from time to time, but I find Apple a much more cohesive solution as they make the HW & SW.
    I just works with minimal headache.
  24. CanonicalKoi macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2009
    Where the trilobites roam free.
    Nope, it'll have a couple little Apple friends to trade stories with--the MacBook Pro I'm typing this on and my iPod Touch. And could somebody hand me a glass of that Kool-Aid...it looks insanely great! :apple:
  25. MacBookProJoe macrumors regular


    May 7, 2008
    Seattle, Warshington

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