Won't open my MacBook anymore, almost always browse on my iPhone instead.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applecultvictim, May 27, 2009.

  1. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    man I can't wait for the mac tablet!!!!

    Anyone else here find they have moved over their browsing to their iphone?

    Despite the small screen I love it, like I said cone on mactablet!!!!
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    If you don't want your MacBook, I'll take it for free. :)
    Naaa, But I will hopefully get a Mac Book some day.
  3. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    Same here. Between my iphone and the touch, I don't like using my ibook for browsing online as much anymore.
  5. bjquach macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2008
    You're not the only one that does that. I only use my mac for projects or gaming now.
  6. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2009
    Hey guys thanks all for the replies! Nice to hear other people are doing it too, ESP. For me the past couple of months, guess apple is prepping us all for the mactablet! Let's start saving money so we can afford it!!
  7. Rusalka macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    If I'm laying in bed, I'm definitely more likely to reach for my iPhone than my Macbook

    Which is strange considering the Macbook would probably be faster, but the phone is just so damn convenient
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The phone loses it's luster after a while. I use it here and there to browse but still prefer my MBAir over it. The iPhone has replaced the need to bring a laptop with me everywhere I go, that's for sure.

    I would never consider the release of an iPhone to be Apple's way of prepping us for a tablet. :cool:
  9. jake36wi41 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    I tend to use my MacBook when I'm using the iPhone for other apps that can't be closed, at the moment I'm streaming a baseball game on the MLB app for example.

    It's great to not have to drag along the MacBook on weekend trips! Love the freedom the iPhone provides.
  10. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    1920 x 1200 24" screen
    Full sized keyboard w/ number pad
    Wireless mouse
    T3 internet connection
    TV tuner running in the background ( Currently watching Venture Brothers)
    Leather Steelcase Leap Chair + Ottoman


    I think I'll keep using my desktop to browse the internet ( while at home)
  11. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    I very rarely check my email on my laptop, but surfing the web on the iphone is amazing but still prefer my 15.4 screen for the net
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I still use my MBP quite frequently but I have found that I handle most of my emails via the iPhone.

    Browsing (thanks to my poor eyesight) can get tiresome on the iPhone if I do it for very long. I generally need to remove my eyeglasses to read the web page and when I do that, I can't see anything else :confused:

    All in all, I'm pleased with the iphone's web browser but some sites either by design or because they're buggy don't render as well on the iPhone as on my MBP. For instance, espn, has specific iphone web pages that make the reading better but I get less information and navigation is a lot harder. Other sites that rely heavily on flash fail to come up as well.

    In general, its a great tool to surf the web in a pinch but I cannot see using it over my MBP.

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