Sorry, but the iPad is indeed a computer in every sense of that term.Originally Posted by Wolfpuppies3
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I bought my iPad 2 to serve as an extension of my MacBook Pro, but after 14 months, my MBP is now an extension of my iPad.
That's because my software needs are pretty basic and the 3—5 functions I can't perform on my iPad I can still perform by remotely logging into my MBP from wherever I am.
Maybe you should make a list of the software you need and the computer functions you currently use and check to see which ones you can't perform on an iPad. Then check to see if you can still use your iPad to remotely log into your current computer in order to complete them. That's what I did, so I knew that I'd still need my laptop before I bought my iPad.
I totally agree it is a computer 100% The iPad has replaced 90% of my requirements The MacBook primarily is used for iTunes main storage We sort out playlists for syncing. The other use is backup for 6 iDevices. The iTunes library is synced to original Apple TV as well as a second new Apple Tv I have replaced my quoting and invoice program on the laptop with quick sale on the iPadOriginally Posted by AQ_OC
It is obvious that it is being used as a replacement for mainstream home computers under $700 as it is killing sales in that market Just my 2 cent worth
As it stands right now,I'm almost completely free from my laptop when using the iPad. The only thing I need it for right now is to store my iPad backups.
iCloud backup doesn't store apps. I have several apps that are no longer available in the app store and aren't in my purchased list. They have to be stored on my computer and transferred to my devices as needed.Originally Posted by Somerled
Your actual iTunes "backup" does not store apps either. iTunes stores them in its library. Yes, you have to reconnect or sync to get the apps back. Trust me, using the iCloud and syncing to iTunes works and it works well.
Actually the backup you make on your computer does contain the actual apps. That's why iTunes on my computer contains several apps that are no longer available in the app store and no longer appear on my iTunes app store purchased list.Originally Posted by Somerled
Ok, the BACKUP is not the same as the storage location of where the apps are located on the actual computer. The BACKUP is the settings and data, not apps. the apps are recopied from the iTunes library on the computer. when I restored mine, I had to go in to the sync in iTunes and recheck the the apps no longer available in the App Store. This has nothing to do with "purchased list" but with the actual app file on the hard drive of the computer - not in the backup file of the iPad.
2 completely different things here.