Things i love and things i hate about my new ipad3

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by pahfoh, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. pahfoh

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    Love! Keyboard, display, apps- especially the AP news reader, portability, easy interface, ebooks are AWESOME!!!, camera and video

    Hate!! Browsers, pain in the butt contact and favorites import, inability to save email document attachments, no multitasking, useless for work -fun toy but will never replace my laptop, editing text-placing curser mid word, email app, short charging cord

    I'm a new apple customer and this was my first apple product so I really wasn't sure how I'd adapt. I got the iPad to replace my old Sony ereader and old kitchen laptop for surfing and messing about. This works great for both. The learning curve was pretty shallow as everything was fairly intuitive. I didn't know about the apple inability to download files so that's got some learning to overcome. Having to go through iTunes is a real pain.

    I'm not having any of the overheating problems I'm hearing about and the battery life is Pretty good.

    All in all, I'm very happy with my new baby but I'll stick to my windows laptop for anything business related.
     
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  2. seneca18

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    Hey there, glad to hear you are pretty happy with your iPad. I agree, I don't and wouldn't use my iPad for business purposes. However, there are many who do and apple is really trying to market it to businesses now. Have you tried any other web browsers besides safari?
     
  3. kitkat3709

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    Besides the yellow screen on the first one I swapped out, I love everything about my new best friend. No issues whatsoever. And I always keep my IOS devices on a case, so no heat issue and no complaints about weight, WIFI signal or anything. Happy Apple Camper.

    Sent from my IPad 3rd Generation 64 GB LTE Black :)
     
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    Hi Pahfoh :) I've been a lifelong Apple products user, so my learning curve was much smaller. However, like you I wondered if he iPad can replace a laptop for business and in short no.

    Though it does get very close. After using the iPad for some time it does get easier to use as a daily "business" machine, because you find workarounds and apps to make it work. I'm with you on the multitasking though, that was the most frustrating part I had to get used to at first, as I'm so used to doing three things at once on my desktop and laptop machines. It does get easier as you get used to using it and ironically I do find myself sometimes tapping my wifes MacBook forgetting its not a touch screen.

    I'll be interested to see if you still feel the same way in six months?
     
  5. Seadog

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    iPad is not a laptop replacement. It was never intended to be. It is more of an extension of your computer, but can replace a laptop for certain activities. The statement about hating the camera..what do you hate about the camera? The camera as a feature is very limited in use, but many people find it handy. If people do not like a feature, it is more helpful to determine why, and is there a fix? For example, holding the camera to take pictures is not easy, but a case might make a difference.
     
  6. pahfoh

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    Seadog, I love the camera! It is so easy to use and takes amazing pics.

    Regarding the browser, I use the diigo browser. Very much like chrome and much better than safari but still not great. Will just take time, I'm sure.
     
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  7. Kaykaykay

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    I like my iPads a lot, but there's no chance they will substitute for a computer for my work uses. Everyone's job requirements vary, of course.

    Even without substituting, iPad is very useful and fun, I find. I wouldn't recommend one for everyone, but I think the learning curve is easy. You'll probably be offering tips and help to other users in no time.
     
  8. Patrizia_NC

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    I own a PR company and my laptop had not left the house since I started buying iPads. It has totally replaced my work computer. There are a handful of things I need desktop for but with apps like splashtop even that has become less frequent.
     
  9. Amp1216

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    An IPad is a mobile device and home device no will never have some of the stuff you need for business but it's very easy to bring with you when your going some where witch is great
     
  10. Kaykaykay

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    If you're using Splashtop, doesn't that mean you're still using a computer, just in conjunction with iPad?
     

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