Hubbers Poll: Will You Be Buying an iPad?

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  1. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 14 years ago

    Dear Hubbers,

    With the recent buzz about the new iPad, just wondering if you'll be jumping on board to purchase this new techno-gadget?

    I have been an Apple junkie (iMac, iPod, iPhone) user for several years now and am absolutely dying to get my hands on the new device. I can see myself blogging much more often with a tool like that because I will likely always have it with me. I can also imagine using it to take notes in my classes, keep track of my bank account, stay on top of my e-mail etc. Yes, those are all things I can do on a notebook, but there's something very fresh and exciting about it doing it "Apple style" with a tablet style display.

    So what about you...? Will you be buying an iPad when they become available in April?

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i'm actually considering one. mostly because i wanted a Kindle but this seems so much better so why not...

    2. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm waiting. HP is coming out with a device like the iPad with additional features missing from the iPad. Besides, I never like to be the first to buy new technology, there are so many issues with them that won't be discovered until they get a good number out in the marketplace. I'll wait until they address those problems and come out with the next revision.

      1. 07Angel01 profile image60
        07Angel01posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I know I don't need one, and right now definitely can't afford one, but yes i definitely want to get one.  I'll probably wait until the price drops a little.  I don't own any apple products, but I absolutely love them!

        1. profile image52
          emily107posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          the same to you.

    3. SimeyC profile image88
      SimeyCposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Nope - gonna wait and see what Amazon do to the Kidle, see what HP and Dell bring out and then take a look at Google's effort - by then the iPad v2.0 will be I'll make a choice then!

      I have the Kindle at home so that's all I need so far, along with the two PCs and Laptop!

    4. questionpaper profile image80
      questionpaperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      mostly an iPad I would buy!!!

  2. Happyontheinside profile image72
    Happyontheinsideposted 14 years ago

    nope; I can barely afford food :p

  3. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 14 years ago

    smile sorry to hear that Katie... maybe Santa will bring you one!

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I'll wait until there is a PC version smile

    1. profile image56
      C.J. Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      There is a way to install windows on Mac laptops. You can use VM ware to run a windows enviroment on an IPAD.... … pod-touch/

  5. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 14 years ago

    Just more stuff that I do not really need , so no !

  6. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 14 years ago

    No - a waste of money.  I am lucky enough to already have all the technology that I need.

  7. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago

    The iPad is a great concept, and I can see it's usefulness, however the price is still a little too high, so I might leave it a while before I buy!

  8. Going2Oahu profile image60
    Going2Oahuposted 14 years ago

    I have a friend that's a music major and he says he'll buy it if they develop a sheet music app. He wants to have all of his sheet music on the device and be able to turn pages with a swipe. I can see that being very useful for a musician!

  9. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    so, who's buying an Ipad??   I have an Ipod touch, don't think I will...

    1. natken profile image60
      natkenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i have a ipod touch as well what size is yours?

  10. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I don't plan on buying one. wink

  11. mod2vint profile image61
    mod2vintposted 13 years ago

    nope, bills come first.

  12. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    I read this today if anyone is thinking about buying one … c_ev=click

  13. AnswerRack profile image61
    AnswerRackposted 13 years ago

    Would be nice how much are they and where would be the best place to get one.

  14. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 13 years ago

    No, I'd rather buy another camera smile

  15. Shadesbreath profile image78
    Shadesbreathposted 13 years ago

    Nope.  I see ZERO need.

  16. Ign Andy profile image58
    Ign Andyposted 13 years ago

    definitely not, I prefer netbook. But I won't buy netbook either.

  17. CMHypno profile image84
    CMHypnoposted 13 years ago

    No, waste of money

  18. SummerSteward profile image60
    SummerStewardposted 13 years ago

    My mom bought me one!! I am super excited! She is starting to take an interest in my writing and thought this would be handy for me. Also I am about to hit the road for a couple years in my pop-up and she wanted to make sure I would stay in touch! I can't wait for it to get here!! Yipee!!

  19. Devon S profile image60
    Devon Sposted 13 years ago

    No..........Not ready to jump onto the band wagon. I'm going to wait until the dust settles. Way to pricey at this point.

  20. ceciliabeltran profile image66
    ceciliabeltranposted 13 years ago

    got one, its a dream!

  21. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 13 years ago

    No...I am still having too much fun with my PSP

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    philip carey 61posted 13 years ago

    The iPad has its place. It's not nearly as good as the Amazon Kindle for reading books, though. And that would be something I need it to be good at. The E-ink is hard to beat for readability. It's more something you have laying on a table by the couch and reach for to quickly look something up. I feel like walking to my desktop computer isn't all that much of a chore, so I don't see myself getting an iPad. I do like Apple's products though. I have the iPhone and an Apple desktop computer, both of which I'm very happy with.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, the Kindle is so easy to read outdoors and it's so portable. You hardly notice you are carrying it.

  23. Christene profile image60
    Christeneposted 13 years ago

    My husband loves his. (So does my daughter LOL)

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      christene, how old is your daughter?

      there will be a preschool version coming soon, supposed to be released in mid-June or later. I found one with a very over inflated price on pre-order. don't fall for it.

  24. Dobson profile image76
    Dobsonposted 13 years ago

    I am what they call a PC, so an iPad is not in my future. I am not sure how I would ever use it anyway.

  25. Daniel Carter profile image63
    Daniel Carterposted 13 years ago

    Yup. As soon as I can earn some money for one. Probably around Christmas time. I'm a mac guy. ipad, from what I can tell will be great for my needs.

  26. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    Nope. My dad got one from work, and I teetered with it. It's not all that great.

    If you are getting one, wait until next year when the second generation is released. The rumor is 2nd generation iPad will come out in 2011. It will correct all the missing parts to the first generation. You'd be wasting your money buying the current one when the updated one will come out in about a year.

    Personally, the HP Slate is going to have more features and a cheaper price. It'll be out next year, as well, and I'll be buying that one. It has double battery life, more outputs, 2 cameras, and tons of other goodies.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to check out the HP slate...

      1. Whitney05 profile image83
        Whitney05posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Definitely do that. To me, it's a better deal because it's HP meaning it won't be nazi-tech system. Apple only uses apple programs, and if it's not an apple program (Adobe for example) they won't use it because it gives consumers more room to go outside Apple, causing them to lose money.

        Oh and I was wrong, it's this year releasing in June. I keep forgetting

        I believe it has multi-tasking capabilities. It has a bigger screen but is the same size, so the border is just thinner.

        I'll probably be selling my HP mini I bought last year and is still virtually brand new when I get the Slate. My boyfriend and I will both be getting them. He likes the fact that it has 1 gig RAM, SD card slot, comes in 16,32, or 64GB, with 1GB RAM, and the optional bluetooth. He's planning on using his as a large iPod basically.

        (Q) you can turn the iPad horizontally and type with a bigger keyboard.

        1. profile image57
          (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, but don't you have to put it on a flat surface to type with two hands? Hard to see unless it's perched on an angle.

          1. Whitney05 profile image83
            Whitney05posted 13 years agoin reply to this


            The day my dad got his, he was laying in the bed, with his knees bent typing on his iPad which was turned horizontal and leaning against his knees in front of him. The iPad was basically in the air against his knees and holding the horizontal keyboard.

            All devices are going to be somewhat hard to see unless at an angle, doesn't matter what brand or type.

  27. profile image57
    (Q)posted 13 years ago

    The iPad has had very bad revues so far. Who would want a unit that can only do one appy at a time? No multi-tasking No USB port? One handed typing?

  28. Greek One profile image62
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    sorry, I not very techie..

    Isn't an iPad a personalized sanitary napkin from Tampex?

    1. profile image0
      sarahsherlockposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Like it! I'll remember that one smile

  29. climberjames profile image59
    climberjamesposted 13 years ago

    I would be making the purchase if I had the cash!

  30. jossecarr profile image59
    jossecarrposted 13 years ago

    Well as long as it can support all my online faxing, call forwarding and voice mail service needs.Then I'll go for it.

  31. TheGlassSpider profile image66
    TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years ago

    Nope. Don't need it...don't have the money for it.

  32. skyfire profile image79
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    What's the point in it if ipad lacks in multitasking and if not suitable for writing.

  33. bytecoders profile image67
    bytecodersposted 13 years ago

    Definitely not, don't have the money but if I had it I would not buy one.

    I don't think I will buy an iPad like other Apple products. I don't like Apple restrictions because they are abusive and don't respect your freedom.

    I also think that is expensive for what they are offering, but that's what you should expect from Apple's products.

  34. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago


  35. fdoleac profile image61
    fdoleacposted 13 years ago

    Waiting for next generation.  Like most new tools, too many issues.

  36. profile image52
    theipadtesterposted 13 years ago

    Working hard for one !!If I am able to get the grades I have promised my dad , then yes I can be a proud owner on one but if i dont then...Bad luck !!

  37. skisy profile image89
    skisyposted 13 years ago

    No way, my iPhone covers all my portable needs. The iPad is just too big and clumsy for me. If I need to document writing, etc... a notebook or netbook suits me absolutely fine.

  38. danatheteacher profile image63
    danatheteacherposted 13 years ago

    Tooooooo expensive. My android phone will just have to work for now! I'm petrified that I would break the thing. Although, if money was no obstacle, I would own one in a second!

  39. AndroidSuperFan profile image62
    AndroidSuperFanposted 13 years ago

    Nope. Getting an Android tablet instead.

  40. profile image56
    C.J. Wrightposted 13 years ago

    With the IPAD, I think Mac has now reached my price point. I'm going to get one after the Chrismas rush.

  41. john@patatusfoam. profile image61
    john@patatusfoam.posted 13 years ago

    No desire for it, rather wait for something android based.

  42. Mikeydoes profile image45
    Mikeydoesposted 13 years ago

    big nope here.

  43. webtoys profile image60
    webtoysposted 13 years ago

    I would rather IMac than IPad

  44. dbrooksadmin profile image60
    dbrooksadminposted 13 years ago

    To be honest, I cant see the point of the iPad if you already posses an iPhone. It seems to basically provide the same functionality on a large screen, minus the phone capability. For the price, I would much rather buy a fully functioning laptop.

    Having said all that, I will probably end up being completely swayed and buying one once I get to play with one.

  45. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 13 years ago

    The only apples I will ever buy come from the greengrocer.


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