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robobbiebob
April 5th, 2010, 02:06 PM
So is anyone planning on getting an ipad or have an iphone or ipod

Does anyone thing the ipad is pointless?

Discuss:

Theodore Bruno
April 5th, 2010, 02:13 PM
iPad is pretty pointless. Overpriced, no flash, usb, or multi-tasking. Why not just get a netbook or a tablet PC?

I have an iPod Touch, and it does what it does, nothing too special, I guess. I find it funny that Apple thinks that and their other touch stuff can be better then a DS or PSP in terms of handheld gaming.

TrinityLimit
April 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM
^ he's got a point..

i think its completely useless. Its not even portable like a Ipod Touch o_o
i wouldnt want to be walking around with that thing. i'd probably just use my money to buy a tablet xD

Lady Gaga
April 5th, 2010, 02:56 PM
"Just what it says. You can talk about anything here so long as you follow the rules. You'll find the latest and greatest here as well as general conversations."

Your not an mod dont try and pretend to be one.

And you're not one either son =/

Anyways, I have an iPhone, and seriously, best phone ever. Though, I agree, the iPad is pretty pointless.

robobbiebob
April 5th, 2010, 02:59 PM
And you're not one either son =/

Anyways, I have an iPhone, and seriously, best phone ever. Though, I agree, the iPad is pretty pointless.

I know im just sticking up for my thread

I couldnt afford an iphone so i had to buy a sciphone instead lol.

Starrmyt
April 5th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Am I really the only one who thinks the iPad is actually useful?

Sure, its a giant iPod Touch, but I like that. I want my iPod Touch to be that size, to view videos, the internet, hell, even eBooks.

The problem is, people are trying to make it a comparison to a tablet. Its not. Its not Apple's new tablet. Its Apple's eReader. Think about the Amazon Kindle. It reads books. $430. The iPad does that and everything the iPod Touch does, for only $70 more. :D

Plus, have you seen the iWork interface for the iPad? Its amazing! [that's basically Word, Powerpoint, and Excel] And that's what people really wanted from it, and Apple gave it.

Now of course there are flaws. The biggest of which are the lack of a camera, the lack of USB, and the lack of Flash. But otherwise, I think its a really good innovation for Apple. Plus, the touch screen is alot better than the iPod Touch.

:/

shookie
April 5th, 2010, 04:15 PM
I've gone through my fair share of iPods in the past...the one I have now is a 2 year old 3G Nano and I rarely ever use it.
As great as the iPhone is, it honestly has way too much stuff on it for me. I really only text and my Nokia does that just fine...heck, the LG phone I had for over three years worked fine too, until it died. I've also heard that AT&T's service is terrible, and the idea of being stuck to one service isn't exactly my cup of tea.
The iPad seems really cool, though. I could see using it for school purposes and to watch movies when I'm bored, but I'm not going to scramble to get one for a long time, if at all.

Yamikarasu
April 5th, 2010, 05:03 PM
The iPad is one of those things that... wait... what? I haven't decided if I even want one yet. It's shiny and glossy and... shiny. Yeah. But it's expensive. :/

Saltare.
April 5th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Probably none of them.

I don't need a phone that has an app for that.

I don't need a music player that is $500

I don't need a square that lights up that you can touch.

I'm happy with my Vista, my MP3 Player and my Verizon Wireless LG Dare.

WriteThemWrong
April 5th, 2010, 05:45 PM
just about everything apple sells is overpriced or overrated. you could find a mp3 player for easily $100 less than ipods, the only reason apple charges so much for their products is their customer service which is excellent btw but for electronics, unless you are clumsy and break stuff easily, go for something else

Living Desert
April 5th, 2010, 05:56 PM
I considered purchasing an Iphone once, but I decided to buy my first car instead...

Team Fail
April 5th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Probably none of them.

I don't need a phone that has an app for that.

I don't need a music player that is $500

I don't need a square that lights up that you can touch.

I'm happy with my Vista, my MP3 Player and my Verizon Wireless LG Dare.

I like the "I don't need an app for that" thing. That's my new saying from now on.

As for the item I want, well, I want an iPad. Yes, it lacks USB and Flash, but my desktop can do that, so why use it on a portable. It's not like I'm going to die if I don't have YouTube with me. I'd have one because It's user-friendly and state-of-the-art. Also to brag to my friends. It really sucks that it's coming out in the US first, then Canada. :(

PSI-Claus
April 5th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Yeah, I don't need a fancy device to listen to music. My mp3 player is enough. Besides, my music library is just about 130-ish. Enough for a 2GB mp3 player.

Aero Blitz
April 5th, 2010, 07:05 PM
I find the iPad to be a waste of money, for the same price I'd rather buy a netbook, where you can multi-task, and actually have USB ports.

As for me, I have an iPod Nano 5g.

loliwin
April 5th, 2010, 07:07 PM
lol someone magically moved this thread. :D

Okay, the iPad doesn't look that bad. Sure it looks like an iPhone, but it looks like I would use it at home than on-the-go. So it may be my iPhone for home. :D

reyzn
April 5th, 2010, 09:27 PM
I don't think I'll ever get the iPad, like many have said before it's expensive, doesn't have USB ports and it just looks awkward to me. The only apple thing I have is my iPod lol, and mine is extremely outdated.
I would consider getting an iPhone because I'm really interested in the apps.

countryemo
April 5th, 2010, 10:47 PM
I have an ipod, i guess i somewhat like it.

OMG an Ipad? a freaking huge ipod xD

Maybe i'll get one when
-More cheap
-When its really outdated xD
(when theres a touch screen hologram computer. lol!)

Yusshin
April 6th, 2010, 12:17 AM
I have a pink, 4GB iPod from four years ago :] and I still can't manage to fill it up past 1GB. There's absolutely no good songs out there; it's all trash, sex-related stuff with a lot of cussing and sexual themes. Gross.

Shiny_Latios
April 6th, 2010, 01:26 AM
I have a G1 iPod Touch and an iPhone 3G

I still use my iPod as that holds all my music whilst my phone has all my apps, however my phone is getting slow and tired and I cannot afford to go onto the next iPhone that comes out so am looking at a HTC Desire, which at the moment is pretty much of the best phones (specs wise) on the market and for £15 a month I can live with it.

I like the iPad a lot but cannot justify needing one, I already have a laptop and desktop which can do more than the iPad, the nice thing with the iPad would be being able to browse the web downstairs without worrying its going to die any second, like I have to with my laptop (3 hours on the power saving setting) and when I'm not using it have it charging but also a digital photo frame, but thats about it, no point.

Engadget had an article on the iPad being quite good for work, but only small things like doing a quick survey with people and using iWork to jot it all down in a spreadsheet but they wouldn't do it for a massive spreadsheet when they do huge number crunching for example modelling a possible business idea.

I can kinda see workers in the future using one with in house apps with the 3G models taking down data and transferring it almost instantly but $529ish for a 3G model for one person and then $299 per year for the ability of the in house apps, seems to pricey at the moment.

Apple do well in making you want something even if you don't need it but this time it hasn't worked properly on me, see what they do next year with the iPad G2

WonderGirl
April 6th, 2010, 05:54 AM
Apple products are overrated IMO. I don't know about the Mac computers, but I have an iPhone 3G and it's not as great as people say it is.

I also have an iPod shuffle because I like small things that you can take around with you, and it's good.

CrashSmAshley
April 6th, 2010, 12:11 PM
I have an iPhone, so no need for an iPad. iPad does seem a little pointless to me though...

PokemonRockstar
April 6th, 2010, 12:14 PM
IPad most pointless thing made this year, i dont any Mac products as they can't do the simple things in life.

Yusshin
April 6th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Interesting fact about the iPod:

The inventor of the iPod originally proposed the idea to the Phillips, another electronic company specifically known for their televisions. They rejected it, said it would never sell, and they're now kicking themselves in the butt.

WriteThemWrong
April 6th, 2010, 07:04 PM
i just remembered a funny joke about the ipad from snl: Hey look apple invented a thing that does the same thing as all its other things :)

chikorita125
April 6th, 2010, 07:23 PM
i have neither but would want to get an ipod

Eпvy
April 6th, 2010, 07:27 PM
My opinions:

iPod - Expensive, but not bad. I bought my 30GB iPod Classic/Video back in summer of 2007 and it has been perfect for me ever since.

iPhone - I like the idea of it, but I'm a big texter and a touch screen keyboard just doesn't work for me. Never seen the appeal in touch screens anyway, just another gimmick to get all of your money. In a way it's a bit more of a pain to use. But of course "it looks cool" and that's all that matters to the general public. (Let me just say that I'm not just faulting Apple here. Everybody has jumped on the touch screen bandwagon.)

iPad - I'm not really into this. But if people find a use for it, good for them.

ThatTrainer
April 8th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Had a 3G nano. looking to buy another one.

pokejungle
April 8th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Soooo... now the iPad is getting multitasking! Anyone change their opinions on it?

I think the iPad is ridiculous personally, but I do have an iPod Touch (3rd Gen) and am excited for some of the features in the iPhone 4.0 SDK.

Gerri Shin
April 9th, 2010, 06:35 AM
I own an iPod Touch and I absolutely love it. My only complaint is that the screen is too small to use for reading or web viewing. I'll be getting an iPad for this reason and so I can get internet while visiting relatives. (I have a basic phone and cannot afford the AT&T switch and monthly bills for iPhone, but I can handle the prepaid plans for the iPad)

Blaze The Hedgehog
April 9th, 2010, 12:52 PM
I have the iPhone, and it does do what it's designed for if your a music lover, however the battery does drain pretty quick, so if your also into videos/movies, the iPod Touch is more your taste. As for the iPad, it really doesn't appeal to me so I can't really say much about it.

But really, If you want to carry around an all-in-one device, the iPhone is the way to go. But like Gerry said, the data rates mean your cash will get munched pretty fast unless you're on a monthly plan like myself.

Ambellina
April 9th, 2010, 01:01 PM
I had an old chunky nano. I ran out of room & currently have a touch. I love it, exceptt for the fact it won't work with my 360 at all. I honestly don't see the point in owning an ipad. Ever.

Blaze The Hedgehog
April 9th, 2010, 01:09 PM
I had an old chunky nano. I ran out of room & currently have a touch. I love it, exceptt for the fact it won't work with my 360 at all. I honestly don't see the point in owning an ipad. Ever.

Strange. My touch works fine with my 360. The only thing it doesn't do is charge.

Click Here
April 9th, 2010, 02:07 PM
I currently have a Touch. Awesome in my opinion, many things to do when bored. But I'd think I'd rather have the Classic.

コナンくん
April 16th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I had a iPod Nano 4 Gen. but I sold it to my cousin.
Yesterday I got a iPhone 3G, not a 3Gs since I've heard terrible stories of that, and the 3G is cheaper. :3 so basically my iPhone is my iPod xD
screw iPad. xD

Jamais
April 17th, 2010, 12:23 AM
I don't see the need for an iPad, as it seems like it's just an over-sized iPod touch. I currently have a iPod Touch 2G, but I probably wouldn't even have that if I hadn't bought it from my sister for $10. I don't really have that many songs so there's more room for apps, although I hardly have any of those, either.

Haza
April 17th, 2010, 04:31 AM
Guy at the apple section said that the iPad was basically a big annoying Ipod Touch haha... so I got myself an iPod Touch yesterday.

Ziraider
April 17th, 2010, 06:59 AM
I believe Ipod and all the crap is over rated i use microsoft stuff lol.

Eeohnex
April 21st, 2010, 03:56 PM
I personally have an iPhone and an iPod Touch and they are just amazing, they do a pretty nice job. I don't see why Apple, after bringing out pretty good stuff, it brings out the iPad, they just killed it.

Guy at the apple section said that the iPad was basically a big annoying Ipod Touch haha... so I got myself an iPod Touch yesterday.

You should have waited, as the new iPhone is coming out this summer/fall, I'm sure they are bringing a new iPod Touch from the rumors I've heard.

EmeraldSerenade
April 21st, 2010, 04:00 PM
i... have an ipod touch. i don't need a bulky ipad... its not even portable!

Relith
April 21st, 2010, 04:33 PM
I have an Ipod Touch, and I used to have an iPhone, but it fried on me, somehow.

TB Pro
April 21st, 2010, 06:09 PM
iPod Touch ftw. seriously though, that thing does EVERYTHING. except call. damn.

Tree_x
April 21st, 2010, 06:20 PM
I-pad I will pass seems how do i say not needed?
i own a Ipod 16 Gig Nana the new Gen with the Camcorder only apple product i am ever gonna buy!

Alistair
April 21st, 2010, 07:10 PM
I've been considering getting an iPod touch for application development, but it's in direct competition with the Creative Zii. One thing I really don't like about the iDevice series is that it's a closed environment. While true, you do get support from Apple, one thing that the Zii promises besides an amazing mobile processor is openess. I can develop applications on it in whatever environment supports Android, or I could even use Creative's own Plaszma platform. That said, the iPod support is quite tantilizing. Plus, cost-to-entry is a bit cheaper.

Haza
April 22nd, 2010, 10:09 AM
I personally have an iPhone and an iPod Touch and they are just amazing, they do a pretty nice job. I don't see why Apple, after bringing out pretty good stuff, it brings out the iPad, they just killed it.



You should have waited, as the new iPhone is coming out this summer/fall, I'm sure they are bringing a new iPod Touch from the rumors I've heard.

I actually have Tmobile so I can't get the iPhone anyway but I wanted one. I don't mind if there is another touch coming out because the one I have seems to be perfect.

Yusshin
April 22nd, 2010, 11:17 AM
iPhones aren't very private, either. The government is allowed by law to turn on your phone and eavesdrop on you with a valid reason (or, so they say "valid"). The only way to avoid it is to remove your phone's battery, and you can't remove an iPhone's battery.

Much prefer iTouch + normal phone, for privacy reasons. Though, as said earlier, I'm quite content with my 4GB Nano.