iPhone or iPad?
|Poll: Which are you waiting for: iPad, or the next iPhone?
Total Votes: 38
|Im skipping the iPad so I can get the new iPhone.||
|Im getting an iPad, so Im not buying the new iPhone.||
|Must Have Both!||
|Ill decide after both are available.||
|Im not buying either.||
The iPad launch is only weeks away, and if history is an indicator, updated iPhones will be available in June or July. Are you planning on buying both, only one, or sitting out this round?
Getting an iPad is already going to happen, the wife has said so
We both have iPhone 3Gs, but unless the new ones are greatly improved over the 3GS we will probably wait until next year. More important to me is getting a new MacBook and I will jump on that when the new models hit the street.
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I need to wait and see what the iPad can do before I decide there. We’re getting one at work since we’re going to develop an app for it and it needs to be “tested,” though I think it will end up in the boss’s briefcase soon after the testing. :)
My phone contract is up in August and I’d like to get an iPhone so I’m not carrying two devices, but it’s still too expensive for me. I don’t rely on mobile data, so wi-fi is enough for me, so mandatory data plans are a waste of money. We’ll see what happens this summer.
i guess I needed a “maybe” choice in the poll.
Less is More (more or less).
iPad: I want one but I want to play with one before I decide.
iPhone: I want one but am locked in year 4 of a 3 year contract and have to wait until 2011 before I can get one.
Not sure how this will shake out.
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That’s spooky - Geoduck said almost precisely what I was going to say.
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The form factors of either the iPhone and the iPad is not ideal as a PDA, a reader, and a media/game player. For reading and typing and portability, a model size should be in between the two. I wish the iPad had a model that was pocketable and had a built-in camera and mike. I will closely watch some upcoming Android devices that appear to offer that.
If the new iPhone has an A4 chip (or similar), then I will really want one.
I don’t see the need for an iPad, since my MacBook does more (and I’m a programmer, so I’m not the right end user as I need to write programs on the go). I want an eBook reader, but I’m still looking around for that. I like the Kindle’s epaper display, but the iPad does so much more. Does anyone know how easy the iPad display is in the eyes vs. epaper? LCDs don’t usually dim enough to match lower ambient light, and that bothers me when I read for hours.
Finally, my wife (unlike Sir Harry Flashman’s) says no to the iPad, which means I’ll only be able to argue for iPhone or iPad and not both. I clearly prefer the iPhone.
(I have the 3G version, so doing the every-other-year upgrade means I should get this year’s.)
As an app developer (Attendance), I’ll probably get an iPad to at least make a version that fills the screen. Other than that, the iPad doesn’t excite me that much. Yes, I’ll use it for email/browsing while sitting on the couch instead of a laptop, but I likely wouldn’t purchase one just for that if I didn’t have another reason for getting one. As others have said, the iPad is designed for geeks/developers like me who want more functionality. I’ll probably at least wait for the 3G model since you can buy coverage on a month-to-month basis (i.e., I might take it on vacation instead of a laptop - would ensure I do less work on vacation since I can do less with the iPad).
Since I’ll be spending money on an iPad, I’d like to skip this year’s iPhone, but so far I haven’t held off. Fortunately, my wife and I are on a family plan so I can get one each year at the subsidized price and my wife is quite happy with the previous year’s model. This year there would need to be something very compelling to make me get one (more than the 3G vs. 3GS differences).
I just got the iPhone 3GS last year, and I usually keep my phones for 2 years. Coincidentally, my contract is for 2 years! So I’ll get the iPad this year, and the new, new iPhone next year.
I"m going to wait to get an iPhone, but, hoping that it will become available for the Verizon network in the near future. AT&T just doesn’t have good coverage here, and Verizon does, its the only reason for me to stay with Verizon, or I’d be with AT&T.
The iPad just has not excited me much. My iPod Touch seems to serve me pretty well.
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I’ve got the iPhone 3G model (16GB), and skipped the 3G S because I was less than a year into my 2-yr contract when it debuted. I’ll be at about 18 months into my contract when the new iPhone comes out, and being able to add video and better picture-taking to the device (a la 3G S) will make it a definite upgrade. I’m sure there will be new features on top of video that will make the upgrade even more tempting, but this being Apple, we won’t know what those are until Steve shows us.
Like others, I’m waiting to actually try an iPad before making that decision. I’m thinking it might be particularly useful as a day planner replacement, and I’m surprised more people haven’t talked about that. I still use a paper Franklin Planner, and imagine an iPad would be the ideal replacement, with so many extra features on top of it. Let Franklin-Covey make a killer planning app for the iPad, and I just might be on board.
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