Ok, so I think my friend has a huge case of iPad envy! I bought my iPad for use in school. She has talked about buying one ever since she saw mine, but whined about the price.
Then, our school had a tablet for sale in the bookstore. It's an eGlide something or other, using Android. It's a cheaper tab, and it's not the best. There are some nice tablets on the Android OS but this one needs some work. I think she realizes that she shouldn't have purchased it. She can't take notes with it like I can with my iPad and half the time, she can't get the unlock screen to work right.
So, ever since she bought her tablet, she's been really snippy when mine is talked about. Not many people in my program have an iPad and I get asked about it all the time. She gets really crabby when this happens. She also keeps making comments about how "Apple sucks" even though she's never owned an Apple product. Ever. And we happened to be watching TV together when the announcement about Jobs came on - which she was ecstatic about, even though it's not like Apple is going under or something.
At first, it was kinda funny. But now it's getting irritating. Whenever my iPad can't do something - like play flash - it's because it's a "piece of c**p". But you better pretend it didn't happen if her tablet can't do something! Now, I'm starting to get irritated. I paid $750 for my iPad and it is NOT a POS! It does pretty much everything I want it to - especially since I JB it. The lockscreen also works EVERY time. I'm just not sure how to deal with this. It's so childish and dumb, but she keeps doing it - in front of our classmates, no less - and I just wish she'd knock it off. We're grown-ups, we have kids, and we're nursing students. We should be more mature than this.
Have you ever dealt with iPad Envy before? Do you ignore it or say something? I just thought the whole thing was too funny and I had to share!