Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Just retired

This is a discussion on Just retired within the New Member Introductions - Site Assistance forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; I'm in the market for a new ipad with retina display. I would like to get away from my pc and use the ipad to ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By col.bris
  • 1 Post By giradman

Thread: Just retired

  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    284408
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    5

    Just retired

    I'm in the market for a new ipad with retina display. I would like to get away from my pc and use the ipad to manage and edit photos, do searches and maybe read books. I'm not sure if I should get it with 16 gb or 32 gb. Also, do I need cellular?

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Administrator
    Member #
    198647
    Liked
    81 times
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    4,220
    Welcome aboard!

    Will you have access to wifi points if you need to access "data" - if not, you might consider cellular service so that you have access as needed to email, etc...

  4. #3
    Administrator
    Member #
    1596
    Liked
    335 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Brisbane , Queensland Australia
    Posts
    5,312

    Just retired

    Welcome on board. I would recommend a minimum of 32 gb iPad for your needs. Lots of photo editing software available for the iPad......

    Colin, Australia.

    Administrator


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    Barçamad likes this.
    Cheers Colin,
    Administrator
    Brisbane Australia
    Certified Apple Product Professional
    _____________________________


    iPad User Guide
    Forum Rules. Please Read.
    Hacking Section Rules

  5. #4
    iPad Guru
    Member #
    49414
    Liked
    467 times
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    3,128
    Quote Originally Posted by barleeharvest View Post
    I'm in the market for a new ipad with retina display. I would like to get away from my pc and use the ipad to manage and edit photos, do searches and maybe read books. I'm not sure if I should get it with 16 gb or 32 gb. Also, do I need cellular?
    Hi Barleeharvest - welcome to the forum!

    I bought my first (and still only) iPad2 in spring of 2011, retired at the end of June the same year - I support the recommendation for the 32 GB model (even double that if you plan to put on a LOT of music & videos) - plenty of excellent photo apps (nothing perfect so you may want a few?) - the iPad can certainly replace many of the functions of a desktop computer (of course, depending on your needs which I've found have become simpler in retirement - no 'job-related' responsibilities) - e.g. when my wife & I are 'on the road' (once or twice a month now), I take only my iPad for our email/web browsing needs (along w/ a BT keyboard) - I bought the Wi-Fi option only, so our out of town stays are virtually always where Wi-Fi is available - if that is your situation, then a cellular plan may not be needed? Good luck & hope to see your posting - Dave
    The OB likes this.

  6. #5
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    284408
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    5
    Hi Dave,

    Would you believe I just read. Your "thread"? Wow, there's a lotto learn!!! I too am recently retired and got my iPad for travelling and just to make life simpler and easier. I did get the 64 gb with cellular. I take tons of photos, now that I have the time and because, I always think I need more space! Thank you for your note.
    Any further advice? I'm currently inquiring re security for my iPad. What do you have.
    Cheers
    Barb

  7. #6
    Moderator
    Member #
    235421
    Liked
    616 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    3,655
    Quote Originally Posted by barleeharvest View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Would you believe I just read. Your "thread"? Wow, there's a lotto learn!!! I too am recently retired and got my iPad for travelling and just to make life simpler and easier. I did get the 64 gb with cellular. I take tons of photos, now that I have the time and because, I always think I need more space! Thank you for your note.
    Any further advice? I'm currently inquiring re security for my iPad. What do you have.
    Cheers
    Barb
    Hi Barb, re your security point. That's one of the nice things about owning the iPad. You don't need to worry about security or any of that "virus protection" stuff that, so far, is the peace of mind we enjoy about our iPads. The iPad operating system is a closed system that operates on individual applications ("apps") that are carefully vetted for you to download from the App Store.
    I think your choice of 64 gb cellular is an excellent choice where you take a lot of photos.
    Regards, Andrew


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    Please come back to say whether a member's assistance solved a problem. Others may be helped by that.
    Check out the rules~ http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rule...ease-read.html
    iPad3 64gig black, much unused PC Win 8.1 Pro, Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, Electrolux refrigerator (cool version)

  8. #7
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    284408
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    5
    Hi Dave, Thank you for your response, that's such good news. By the way, what is taps talk?

  9. #8
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    37823
    Liked
    748 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Posts
    17,132
    Quote Originally Posted by barleeharvest View Post
    Hi Dave, Thank you for your response, that's such good news. By the way, what is taps talk?
    Hi Barb,

    Tapatalk is a forum reader app, quite a few folks here use it for accessing this forum, personally I use our own forum App, it just suits me but if you follow multiple forums then apps like Tapatalk and Forum Runner are excellent.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Texas Retired New Member
    By Texas Retired in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2012, 07:07 PM
  2. Retired old guy
    By Tom Choate in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-18-2012, 10:06 AM
  3. Hi, I am absolutely new at all this. I am retired, older than most of you.
    By raystall in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-21-2012, 07:39 AM
  4. Retired web programmer
    By koderkev in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-22-2011, 01:31 AM
  5. New to iPad.........Newly Retired
    By SterlingT in forum New Member Introductions - Site Assistance
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-10-2011, 11:58 PM