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iPads, who has one?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by joe17, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Im starting to save up my money to buy an apple ipad for Christmas. Does anyone have an ipad? Do you think it is worth the money? They are pretty expensive but they are soo neat!
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    How could you type with an i-Pad?

    Or are they just for reading...

    A lurkers luxury.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Here is an interesting review. Guess I'll keep my laptop PC
    Not a Max i Pad
     
  4. phasianidae

    phasianidae Songster

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    Quote:go for it iPads are so awsome! i have an iPod touch right now. someone should make an app for this website.
     
  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    I thought about getting one there great (I want to say toy but that's not quite the word for it!) but I refuse to pay another data fee. I just really feel like it should be optional like the iPod! We already have 4 iPhones and that's $30 data fee a month per phone. So i'll stick with my laptop!! [​IMG]
     
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:If you've ever messed with an iPhone it's basically the same thing just alot bigger!! Everything on it is touch!!
     
  7. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
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    If you only use it on wifi (like I do), there isn't a data fee.

    I love my iPad and used it all through school for taking notes and everything. It's not a standalone device - you need to have a real Mac as well, but if you already have a Mac in the house, you'll be fine.

    I love my iPad. It's great for travel and for reading and for taking notes and for the fun apps which are unlike anything else. I really wish it wasn't a closed system so I could program on it, but other than that, it's really fun. I'd totally get one if you can afford it.

    If you're just looking for a reading device, I highly recommend the Kindle. If you're looking for a real computer that's highly portable, but still a real computer, I recommend the new macbook Air, which is what I'm typing this on now.
     

  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:So they have it where you don't have to get the data service now?? When we looked into buy one it was mandatory you had to get it!! Ha, learn something new everyday!!
     
  9. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    No, of course, you don't have to get the data plan. If you just use it at home or on other wifi networks you don't need it. They can't force you to buy a plan. Personally, I could not live without the 3G. I actually use it as a GPS all the time. When I ended up in the ER with my son, I used Skype to make calls on it because I left my cell at home. It has gotten me out of a lot of jams. Paying the fee for the plan irks me though. I think $30 a month is too much, but that's what it is, so we pay it. I wish it had a camera. I hope the next generation has one.

    The only thing I don't prefer it for is reading. I am not a big fan of the backlit screen for reading so I don't use it much for that. I much prefer my husband's Kindle, which I have taken over because he kept breaking them, for reading. LOL Otherwise, it's a godsend.
     
  10. phasianidae

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    Quote:Good information exept you don't have to have a Mac, it can be most any computer as long as you put iTunes on it
     

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