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Get iPad or Wait?

View Poll Results: Get iPad or wait for IPAD 2?
Get the iPad! 2 4.88%
Wait for the iPad 2! 39 95.12%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll
01-28-2011, 03:26 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Location: Longview, Texas
Posts: 451
Get iPad or Wait?

I have been wanting an iPad for about 364 days or so now ..

I finally am about to get one, and I want opinions. I'm sure you have opinions.

I want this to read books, and run iDOS and everything else, camera's and such on the iPAD 2 do not matter.

I'm upgrading from a 3rd gen touch.

Rixx

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Last edited by Rixx; 01-28-2011 at 03:28 PM.
01-28-2011, 03:52 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 2,539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rixx View Post
I have been wanting an iPad for about 364 days or so now ..

I finally am about to get one, and I want opinions. I'm sure you have opinions.

I want this to read books, and run iDOS and everything else, camera's and such on the iPAD 2 do not matter.

I'm upgrading from a 3rd gen touch.

Rixx
i would say wait for the ipad 2 it was confirmed(possably) that the screen resolution will be higher than a hd tv. I would say wait i think you'll be much happier with the latest technology... also stock up on itunes cards the ipad apps are pretty expensive

01-28-2011, 04:21 PM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 975
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireball926 View Post
i would say wait for the ipad 2 it was confirmed(possably) that the screen resolution will be higher than a hd tv. I would say wait i think you'll be much happier with the latest technology... also stock up on itunes cards the ipad apps are pretty expensive
Ill second that Ive been using app shopper to pick up ipad apps that are on sale (like ea's .99 christmas sale and world of goo's 50% off sale) so i have some good games when/if i get an ipad
01-28-2011, 04:22 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,074
If you must, wait for iPad 2. Buying an iPad now would not be that disimiliar from buying a PSPgo.
Personally, I think the iPad is a bad investment. An iPod Touch would be a bad investment too if it cost $100 more.
To each his own.
I've purchased almost every new tech known to man. But the iPad to me is a no go. It's like a poor man's laptop/MacBook.
01-28-2011, 07:15 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 780
If you've already waited a year then wait a little bit longer. Think how mad you'd be if you bought it now and then the iPad 2 comes out in summer is in 2x as good.
01-28-2011, 07:16 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,913
wait
01-28-2011, 07:56 PM
#7
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
Posts: 7,681
Agreed. Just wait for the iPad 2. Its only about 2-3 months away.
01-29-2011, 07:11 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 873
I gotta say that I considered waiting... Earlier this month I got an iPad. Loving it, but am still using my iPod touch for music, podcasts on the way to work, and a game or two for breaks at work (call center). I got mine at target which has a 90 day return policy. I'm considering returning my iPad to get the ipad2 when it comes out.
I'm battleing with my conscious on this.
01-29-2011, 08:04 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 289
The ipad was probably one of the best purchases i have ever made. It has completely pulled me away from my consoles. There is nothing like sitting up in bed playing amazing games. Satelitte radio, Hulu, Netflix, iBooks, surfing the web, email, facebook, twitter, there is next to nothing that u cant do on the ipad. It is truly amazing and its a purchase i doubt u wud regret. But i also agree that if u waited till now u might as well wait for the ipad 2. I personally am eagerly awaiting its release.
01-29-2011, 08:31 PM
#10
I’m in the same boat—can’t wait for my first iPad! But I will

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireball926 View Post
i would say wait for the ipad 2 it was confirmed(possably) that the screen resolution will be higher than a hd tv. I would say wait i think you'll be much happier with the latest technology... also stock up on itunes cards the ipad apps are pretty expensive
The iPad 2 will not have a higher-res screen, almost certainly. Because it’s not practical yet (from cost, GPU and other standpoints) and because the leaked evidence and insider reports strongly point to such a display existing in EARLY stages, but not expected to be for sale until 2012.

But something will be different, so may as well wait a little longer and find out what A bit thinner, lighter, and faster is what I’m hoping for, and maybe a slightly better (but not Retina) display. And you may not be interested in video calls or Augmented Reality now, but it’s not bad to have the option!


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Originally Posted by SirAwesome View Post
Ill second that Ive been using app shopper to pick up ipad apps that are on sale (like ea's .99 christmas sale and world of goo's 50% off sale) so i have some good games when/if i get an ipad
Me too. I have built up a HUGE library of iPad apps and games, which I can’t play now, but one day...

I did the same before I got my iPhone. I had a good 100 apps in my iTunes, which loaded to my iPhone as soon as I plugged it in.

I also get a lot of Universal apps and simply don’t install them on my iPhone (to save space); they will await my iPad as well.

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Last edited by Adams Immersive; 01-29-2011 at 08:35 PM.