You know you're addicted to your iPad when...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by karilynn, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. karilynn macrumors regular

    karilynn

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    Let's talk about something other than the touchpad... :rolleyes:

    How do you know you're addicted to your iPad?

    Here are a few of mine...

    -I'm obsessed with wiping the screen down
    -I tried to touch my iMac monitor to open a program the other day
    -I named my iPad :p
    -Every single hobby/interest I have, I've tried to find an app for it.
    -I've been losing sleep because I can't seem to put it down and go to bed (how pathetic is that?)
    -I have more accessories for it than I do for myself

    So, what are some of yours? :D
     
  2. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

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    My gf woke up in the middle of the night once and said, "Why are you holding your ipad?".
     
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    My iPad is quite nice, and yet it's nothing as compared to my Apple computers. My favorites are my MBP, MBA, Mac Pro, now those are the real deal.

    I've got nothing against my iPad, it's just another way to browse the web, it's handy but nothing that special for my uses.

    Yet that said, for those who only can afford one Apple device, I can see where they like to view it as a computer than can replace any laptop or other device they cannot afford, don't have a need for, or don't know how to use.

    This is the brilliance around Lion, it will take the fear away for many and introduce them to other Apple devices like laptops.

    iPads do have some nice accessory keyboards available through third party companies.
     
  4. karilynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hahaha! That is hands down the funniest thing I've heard all week. :D
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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  6. Skika macrumors 68030

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    You accidentally pinch to zoom on real magazines and newspapers :eek:

    Happens to me a lot :eek:
     
  7. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    You even use it in the restroom.

    And when you leave you try and make it not obvious that you brought it in with you
     
  8. karilynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    ;)
     
  9. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    -I'm obsessed with wiping the screen down
    -I tried to touch my iMac monitor to open a program the other day
    -Every single hobby/interest I have, I've tried to find an app for it.
    -I've been losing sleep because I can't seem to put it down and go to bed (how pathetic is that?)
    -I take it to the bathroom
     
  10. NTeggerdine macrumors member

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    Guilty!! I also make sure my iPhone 4 case and my iPad case or smart cover matches my outfit I am wearing
     
  11. iphonsteve4ajob macrumors regular

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    haha...that is awesome. Too lose sleep because you're playing with you iPad is real brand loyalty. :p
     
  12. Aaron from KY macrumors member

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    Me too! I tried to scroll an article once and was like oh no o_o
     
  13. Odbxl macrumors newbie

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    This is my favourite !
     
  14. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    miniConvert opens Smart Cover.

    miniConvert closes Smart Cover.

    miniConvert opens Smart Cover.

    miniConvert closes Smart Cover.

    x infinity.
     
  15. karilynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    You guys are awesome. I love these.

    I'm learning how to type really fast on the iPad keyboard and the excitement is too much. I am the slowest texter ever on my iPhone because I never got good at typing on it. The fact that I am excited over being able to type on the iPad keyboard like it's a regular keyboard is how I know I am truly addicted to the thing.:eek:
     
  16. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

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    that is a sad list of stuff. wow.
     
  17. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I'm no longer addicted, the first week I couldn't put it down, after that it has become a device I only use while in bed. I hardly play any games on it, I've only finished Rage HD, and there are only a few games that I really enjoy out of the 120 I've got..
     
  18. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    Haha, me too... I actually sold mine. It's a big iPhone, that's all. The magic wore off.

    Basically, it would take a lot for me to buy another tablet. Like...

    1. I win the lottery
    2. Software gets better
    3. Tablets get cheaper
     
  19. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually got rid of my MacBook after I bought an iPad. Now I have an iMac, iPad and iPhone. I was about to buy my dad (78 yrs old) one because he had an old desktop and 99% of his computer usage was web surfing and email. What spoiled it is that he went out on his own and got a cheap laptop, didn't tell me and by the time I found out he couldn't return it.

    What's great about these and other devices is that everyone is going to use them in different ways.
     
  20. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    you want to get other people ipads and convert them to apple more than they want to
     
  21. karilynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's funny because that is exactly what I did and those are the exact same products I have now. I sold my white MacBook to a friend and bought an iPad. :)
     
  22. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

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    ...when your self esteem level correlates with the percentage on the iPad's battery.
     
  23. karilynn thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just asked my coworker to babysit my iPad while I went to lunch. :eek: yikes! what is happening to me? :confused:
     
  24. SvK macrumors 6502

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    ...WHEN YOU CAN'T TAKE A DUMP WITHOUT IT.

    SvK
     
  25. 66775, Aug 26, 2011
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    I actually face timed a colleague of mine (he has an iphone 4) that was sitting about 10m from me, instead of getting up and go there.

    Maybe because I'm genuinely lazy, maybe because his face looks nicer on my low resolution screen, maybe because he has a dead-horse breath...or maybe I got used to doing that on the iPad.
     

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