Is the iPad future proof ? Will it continue to reign supreme ?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by iPad 2 is cool, May 31, 2011.

  1. akintomide

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    It will be a good idea to use my ipad 2 as a mobile phone as well. I haven't even tried that aspect with FaceTime and Skype. Is any one on the forum ready to call me on FaceTime or Skype? The Tablet is taking over from Laptop. Many people who own iPad spend more time on it than on their laptop. If it is possible to answer a phone call direct from your tablet then it will make it more popular. The next gen iPad may incorporate phoning capability.

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    I have read the forum rules a few times and I don't think that would be allowed (this is not really a social networking site). You can simply login to skype using your current credentials and you current contact list will be there. Also with FaceTime you can simply phone anyone in your contact list with an iPhone 4 or a mac using the app. It really is that easy. Remember that FaceTime will only work with a wifi connection, skype and viber will work over a 3G network also. This is what I spend at least 2 hours a day on my iPad doing.

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  3. akintomide

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    Hmmm. I am already breaking the rules this early? Ok. That is fine. Thanks. It is enough to know that people are already using the facility.

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  4. SweetPoison

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    You have not broken any forum rules. Yes, there are definitely some that think IPF is a social networking site ~ trust me. But now the rules are chat specific.

    Who you choose to chat with on your iPad thru Facetime or Skype is not in our rules.

    IF you are in violation of our rules we will let you know. No worries.:)

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  5. Vigor

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    I think any good tablet device has its own merits, in another words, people will have more choices for mobile devices. But iPad does a great job to balance and compact different aspects of using, if it can maintain the advantage, it certainly the first choice for most people :ipad-front:
     
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    Thanks for the clarification SP. As you can see, in this thread I am trying to keep it on track with regular infusions of topic based content, who knows how long I can hold out!!!

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    I fully agree, competition also drives innovation forward and hopefully prices downward.

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  8. G.P

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    There's always going to be a looming threat on the horizon, a tablet that out-specs the ipad, and so forth. But those who have invested in other Apple products, are more likely to stick with IPAD because of the Apple ecosystem, how everything syncs together, familiarity, ease of use, money invested in Apps etc etc... there's a lot of factors that will keep the Ipad as the likely standard for tablets going forward.
     
  9. china_cat84

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    In my opinion, specs aren't the end-all, be-all of what makes a computer. Specs aren't everything! Look at PCs and Macs - most PCs out-spec most Macs. They have more RAM, more storage, supposedly faster processors, etc. but that doesn't mean the PC is faster or better - sometimes just the opposite. Specs just make the device look better on paper - hence the need to try it out in person!

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  10. G.P

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    I can't quite tell if you're agreeing with my point or not, but let me clarify: I'm not touting specs. I'm saying that people will continue to flock to the IPAD, even if it's 'outspec'ed', for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the power under the hood.
     

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