Watching the keynote yesterday and...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scraggles, Mar 8, 2012.

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Is your FAVORITE device for email-ereader-gaming-web browsing the iPad or something else?

  1. iPad hands down.

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    33.3%
  2. iPad for email/web browsing other devices for other situations

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    50.0%
  3. iPad for gaming other devices for other situations

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    0.0%
  4. iPad for e-reader other devices for other situations

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    16.7%
  1. scraggles

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    I'm going to quote that new guy on here quick...

    "when we asked iPad users who had a notebook, a desktop, and a smartphone their favorite device for email they responded: iPad. For browsing the web: iPad. We asked iPad users who also had an E-reader what their favorite device was for reading books they overwhelmingly said: iPad. We asked iPad users who had a portable gaming device and even a gaming console their favorite device for playing games. Their response: iPad. In fact for so many activities they responded: iPad'

    I have a huge problem with that. Since yesterday I asked a dozen or so people and included myself in the same questions.

    Absolutely none of them said 'iPad'.

    I personally enjoy my iPad at work for watching netflix. I however strongly prefer my TV for netflix. Games. I'd DEFINITELY prefer my PC or Xbox. Email... typing on any tablet is not natural and I would NEVER type more than a 2 or 3 sentence email on my ipad. As for an E-Reader? True book enthusiasts stronly dislike any backlit "e-reader". My girlfriend has read hundreds of books on her kindle. She couldn't make it through 1 childrens book on my iPad comfortably. The strong lighting bothered her even when the brightness was turned down.

    It is pretty sad how full of themselves Apple is. Yes, they made some great items... I enjoy my iPhone and I'd find it hard to go to any other phone. However my ipad is simply for convenience. When I don't want to get up to go to the desktop.

    They also stated that 'It is hard to imagine life without the ipad'. No it isn't. Its quite easy. The iPad was a huge waste of money for me. Friends and family have stated the same. It has been a 600$ novelty for them and ultimately they would rather have their money back. I essentially spent 600$ to watch netflix movies... when I could have just used the damn laptop I always have with me.

    I personally find it amusing how Apple plays us for fools each and every year with the new ipad.


    Edit: I made a mistake with the poll. It should also have an option for 'I always prefer other devices to the iPad'
     
  2. Hondamaker

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    Think of the amount of people you asked or polled compared to the number of people, the vast number of people, Apple polled. What you think happened with those numbers? C'mon, scraggles. Unleash your mind and embrace the inevitable result.
     
  3. scraggles

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    I agree entirely. However 0/12 chose their iPad for anything.

    11 out of the 12 I asked have more than iOS device. They LOVE their iPads/iPhones. However it is a complete falsity that anyone thinks their iPad is their FAVORITE for doing any single task. As a whole some people said "well, for everything, when I'm on the road the ipad is more convenient."

    I believe that maybe Apple brought some well known execs into a store, which they are known to do.. and had those execs ask the questions. No one would turn to steve jobs and tell him 'well, honestly I prefer my laptop.' The intimidation alone is a problem with an honest answer. 2nd, I bet they asked the question IN an Apple store. Where everyone is a huge fanboy and wouldn't go against their religion if their life depended on it even though Apple isn't really revolutionary at all. Just ask Xerox.
     
  4. Hondamaker

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    Scraggles, you'll eventually see the light and come over to the dark side
     
  5. Hondamaker

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    Or ask IBM:


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  6. Josh Yates

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    I don't agree with what Tim Cook said regarding this as well. I'd MUCH rather play games on my Xbox, watch movies on my TV. However, I LOVE surfing the web with my iPad along with email. It's a GREAT in-between device. I utilize it in my workplace as it has replaced paper for me in so many ways. I would prefer to read books on a Kindle, but I have a hard time justifying the expense of a Kindle when I have an iPad that does it all...and does it just about as well. I've never had a problem reading books on my iPad even though a Kindle is easier to use (mainly because of weight).

    When he said that, I rolled my eyes...just like many people did, I'm sure.
     
  7. iphonewarrior

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    The iPad hands down... :)


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  8. |3are

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    Well I don't have an iPad yet, but I have a feeling I'll at least prefer it for e-mail and web browsing. I hardly use my old macbook anymore, both because it's old and slow and because the battery on it is dead and I have to leave it plugged in for it to work. Even in my house, I read and write tons of e-mail on my iPhone, and it's probably not nearly as nice to use as the iPad considering you can use the iPad like a true keyboard. I've had an iPhone since 2008, so typing on a virtual keyboard is about as second nature as typing on a real keyboard.

    The gaming point I'll give you. Engadget made that point in their liveblog of the event, that all the true gamers in the audience cringed when they heard Tim Cook say that most people prefer to game on their iPads. It is nice for more simple games, even some complex ones -- it's amazing to me the quality and demanding games they can easily run on iPads these days. Still, though, I game on my desktop far more than even doing simple fighting or sports games on my iPhone to pass the time.

    However, most people aren't hardcore gamers. A lot of people aren't near their home PCs and consoles a lot of the time, but they are around their mobile devices. It's pretty easy to see how non-gamers would spend more time gaming on their mobile devices than anything else.

    Really, the same goes for a lot of this stuff. It's why Tim said Apple is focused on the post-PC world. Even ultra-portable laptops aren't as portable as the iPhone and iPad. TVs and PCs are stationary. Human beings aren't. They go to work or school, they travel, they go out for lunches and dinners, etc. You're not going to be watching movies on your TV when you're on an airplane, or the train or bus for that matter.

    Would I rather watch videos on my TV? I suppose, but the iPad is a great alternative for the numerous times I'm not near my TV. Plus, I can't wait to see how awesome movies, pictures, web browsing, etc. look on the new iPad screen. I'll happily plug in some headphones and stare at that thing all day long.
     
  9. Zanthe

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    tl;dr



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  10. |3are

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    Then why comment? Thanks for that lovely contribution to the discussion.
     
  11. jaydoc1

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    Realistically, if my iPad and laptop are sitting next to each other, I grab the laptop for almost everything. Reading? The iPad. Going on a vacation? The iPad. Email? Laptop. Word processing? Laptop. Surfing? As much as people like to protest, a complete surfing experience still requires a Flash-capable browser-laptop.

    The iPad is a jack-of-all- trades master-of-none. It is supremely portable, however. Otherwise the best tool for the job is usually a different device.
     
  12. DVision

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    I don't quite understand your problem with it as an e-reader. If the back light bothers you why don't you just change it to night view? To each his own, but I use my iPad for everything including helping out family with their PCs with apps like Teamviewer. And if I want to go to a Flash sight I just use Splashtop! Problem solved! I could understand not wanting to type a novel on the iPad (although it is possible), but for email, it's ideal! I for one rarely use my laptop now. The thing is so big and clunky!
     

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