Yall got me confused as ****!

Dextor143

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 28, 2008
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First it was AT&T vs verizon. Ohh AT&T is much better, I am going to get that...No wait Verizon is free hot spot plus they are running with AT&T as well..Then Verizn LTE is faster than AT&T...Then it was over heating...Then it was yellow tint, Bleeding, Retina display...

Calm the hell down. I have been reading all these threads since Friday and trust me, I am about to go return my iPad 3 thinking it is not that big of a deal and iPad 2 can just serve me good.

I mean ....Lets be honest, what is so good about it? I am also an apple fan boy and been using apple products since 2006. This is my first iPad and you know why? Caz I think, I can do just about everything with my iPhone and it is much easier. I bought iPad 1 and returned it thinking about buying iPad 2...When iPad 2 came out people started the same kind of thread that it is not that big of a deal. Same old stuff.......bla bla

Now here is the bigger picture.. I just read that yesterday that the new iPad with 32GB LTE cost apple $360 and they are selling them for 100% profit of $720..........(I always knew they have higher profit margin but never thought of 100%).


In conclusion guys, I really dont know if I should keep my new iPad or return it. I mean I ended up getting the white 32GB LTE verizon but not sure if I really need the LTE. I use straight talk with my iPhone so using AT&T and verizon doesn't really matter to me (although I have read enough of horror stories of AT&T).
 

soco

macrumors 68030
Dec 14, 2009
2,832
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Yardley, PA
Why are you so concerned with the opinions of others? You have it in-hand right? Judge it for yourself and either keep it or return it.

Don't worry so much about how it makes other people happy or unhappy. It's your product and your use-case.
 

GoCubsGo

macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
35,743
142
The "I'm an Apple fan boy" statement used to offset someone's apparent dissatisfaction with an Apple product is similar to someone starting every statement with "Honestly ..."

Really, either you want to keep your new iPad or you don't. It doesn't make you less of a person or a supposed fan boy if you return it. Buyer's remorse sets in for a lot of people. It's a great device (I love my iPad 1) but it's a costly device when compared to the competition's. Some people get caught up in the ordering process and when they've finally had a chance to use it, the cost benefit to them shifts.

If you're letting what you see on these forums be your guide then I seriously suggest you return it and save yourself the headache. These forums do not represent a large percentage of total iPads sold but you're obviously affected by every negative post.

Oh and the sky is falling so wear a hat.
 

deeddawg

macrumors G3
Jun 14, 2010
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Now here is the bigger picture.. I just read that yesterday that the new iPad with 32GB LTE cost apple $360 and they are selling them for 100% profit of $720..........(I always knew they have higher profit margin but never thought of 100%).
Do you seriously think this? Do you understand business cost structures?

By the logic above, software companies are the place to be, since they make infinite % profit! When people download the software, there are no materials costs, so it's nothing but pure profit! :rolleyes:

Even if the parts cost is accurate, where do you suppose the money comes from for the factory tooling, assembly lines, office buildings, stores, employees, advertising, iOS development staff, R&D costs, allocation to fund customer service and warranty replacements, etc. Some magic money tree in the lunchroom at HQ?

I'm sure Apple is making profit on the iPads. But it'll be a small portion of the difference between the materials cost and the sales price and anyone who thinks about it for 30 seconds would realize.
 
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hcho3

macrumors 68030
May 13, 2010
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So u want us to tell u which iPad to buy?

Wait until next year. I am sure apple will release iPad 4.
 

Stealthipad

macrumors 68040
Apr 30, 2010
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First it was AT&T vs verizon. Ohh AT&T is much better, I am going to get that...No wait Verizon is free hot spot plus they are running with AT&T as well..Then Verizn LTE is faster than AT&T...Then it was over heating...Then it was yellow tint, Bleeding, Retina display...

Calm the hell down. I have been reading all these threads since Friday and trust me, I am about to go return my iPad 3 thinking it is not that big of a deal and iPad 2 can just serve me good.

I mean ....Lets be honest, what is so good about it? I am also an apple fan boy and been using apple products since 2006. This is my first iPad and you know why? Caz I think, I can do just about everything with my iPhone and it is much easier. I bought iPad 1 and returned it thinking about buying iPad 2...When iPad 2 came out people started the same kind of thread that it is not that big of a deal. Same old stuff.......bla bla

Now here is the bigger picture.. I just read that yesterday that the new iPad with 32GB LTE cost apple $360 and they are selling them for 100% profit of $720..........(I always knew they have higher profit margin but never thought of 100%).


In conclusion guys, I really dont know if I should keep my new iPad or return it. I mean I ended up getting the white 32GB LTE verizon but not sure if I really need the LTE. I use straight talk with my iPhone so using AT&T and verizon doesn't really matter to me (although I have read enough of horror stories of AT&T).
Why would you ask us to make the decision for you. :confused:
 

bobobenobi

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Feb 4, 2010
202
0
I don't understand how people like the OP actually survive. If they have zero foresight when it comes to electronics purchases, one has to assume other parts of their lives are as chaotic. How do they finish school? How do they hold down a job? How do they succeed at anything?
 

EdMan

macrumors 6502a
Oct 17, 2011
544
193
Michigan
Whatever profit Apple makes on the iPad is their business. As long as I find value in their product, what I'm willing to pay for it is all relative. Apple has always had a premium priced product as the value their devices brings to people lives allows them that option. If their products sucked they couldn't make money and the market would put them out of business.

If the OP does not perceive that value it's simple, don't buy it. Their are other options out there. Only you can make that choice, not a forum full of tech geeks.
 

aka777

macrumors 6502a
Mar 13, 2012
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I find that once I used a cellular Ipad, the iphone became practically useless, considering how small the 3.5 inch screen really is.
 

itommyboy

macrumors 6502a
Feb 26, 2009
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Titletown USA
I heard the black one is faster and gets you laid more...you may want to return it. ;) Dude you have been sucked into the marketing hype vortex. It's what Apple really does the best. Macrumors and the fanboys on these boards pile it on even more. You're not all fanboys, just many of you - you know who you are. Yeah yeah let the flaming begin I don't really care about this stuff anymore - like I used to - and so glad I don't.

OP in all seriousness the one thing many of the legit posters around here will constantly drop - and is so true - still rings through and through. If you need it, buy it now. If you don't, don't. Sounds to me like the iPad 1 or 2 would suit your needs just fine, but in the end it only really does come down to what YOU want and what YOU need, nobody else.
 
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ThatsMeRight

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Sep 12, 2009
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One small thing: they don't make a 100% profit. Their profits are definitely extremely high, but you are forgetting about Research & Developement costs (even the smallest adjustment to a product costs money), shipping, packaging, etc.
 

dukeblue91

macrumors 65816
Oct 7, 2004
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Raleigh, NC
How some of you people make it through daily life is beyond me.

Dude man up and make a decision and live with it, who cares what other people think or what they prefer.

Oh but I need some real help.
I'm going to take a dump and don't know if I should use the white or blue toilet paper? What do you think I should do?
 

Dextor143

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 28, 2008
425
35
USA
It has nothing to do with how I work, how I live and etc.

When I know something, I really know it. iPad as I mentioned, I never owned one therefore came to this thread to see how people are doing. There are many people who called themselves tech guru and did the same thing of returning the iPad of AT&T and replacing it with Verizon.

My main concern was,

* Does the retina really make the difference? to be honest, while I was waiting for my new iPad, I played with iPad 2 and trust me, it looked really good. I do photography as well...just for fun. Do post editing on my Mac and love. When I saw the keynote and saw the way they edited photos using iPhoto. That was the key feature that got me into it.


* As far as keeping or returning....I am still not sure.
 

bobobenobi

macrumors regular
Feb 4, 2010
202
0
I'm going to take a dump and don't know if I should use the white or blue toilet paper? What do you think I should do?
I have to get dressed to go to work. Should I wear my blue pants or my black ones? If I wear the blue ones can I also wear black shoes? Oh no, what should I do about socks? I see people talking about socks online so I bought a lot of them without knowing what to do with them.

After I get dressed, which route should I take to get to work? There's a lot of traffic on the highway so I might want to go that way. I've heard there's a more direct route though, so maybe that way would be better? Someone said there might be construction on a street near here, so I'm not sure what to do.

I'm so confused!
 

Dextor143

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 28, 2008
425
35
USA
I have to get dressed to go to work. Should I wear my blue pants or my black ones? If I wear the blue ones can I also wear black shoes? Oh no, what should I do about socks? I see people talking about socks online so I bought a lot of them without knowing what to do with them.

After I get dressed, which route should I take to get to work? There's a lot of traffic on the highway so I might want to go that way. I've heard there's a more direct route though, so maybe that way would be better? Someone said there might be construction on a street near here, so I'm not sure what to do.

I'm so confused!
You got jokes!
 

maril1111

macrumors 68000
Mar 14, 2010
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Denmark
It has nothing to do with how I work, how I live and etc.

When I know something, I really know it. iPad as I mentioned, I never owned one therefore came to this thread to see how people are doing. There are many people who called themselves tech guru and did the same thing of returning the iPad of AT&T and replacing it with Verizon.

My main concern was,

* Does the retina really make the difference? to be honest, while I was waiting for my new iPad, I played with iPad 2 and trust me, it looked really good. I do photography as well...just for fun. Do post editing on my Mac and love. When I saw the keynote and saw the way they edited photos using iPhoto. That was the key feature that got me into it.


* As far as keeping or returning....I am still not sure.
For most people especially ones that are coming from an ipad 1st gen or are 1st time buyers its worth it, for the 2nd gen its not as much difference but still worth it.

I would keep it or you could send it to me for free if you feel like it my birthday is coming up soonish. :D
 

taipan61

macrumors 6502
May 18, 2011
373
0
corner starbucks
2006? Fanboy? far from it, a real "fanboy" has been using apple since "Lisa" or the IIe.
although in reality at that age that would make them a "fanman"...LOL (i started with IIe)

on the point of your post, if you're happy with your purchase keep it,
if it has a "yellow" issue, an "overheating" issue, or the visible sidelights i would return it for a new unit as it actually has a fault that apple does recognize, if it's just buyers remorse-return it and repurchase when you feel more comfortable with it

ps i went with ATT for what it matters

my .02
 

drenline

macrumors 6502a
Aug 8, 2010
744
5
Someone is just mad that Apple made enough iPads to go around, so it's not as special of a feeling to own something everybody else can get their hands on...

Yes, go return it.