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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:03:57 PM
So my dh hit the buy button. But only after he had it engraved.

It says "Heidi Lastnames's frak'n ipad. So say we all." Not sure what that will do to the resale value, but it will make me laugh every time I see it!



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I bought a little cheap netbook last semester and it works ok, but I really like the app I have on my phone that records lectures and lets me take notes. It's super useful, but frowned upon by many professors who allow tablets and notebooks but not phones in class. The one who did let me use it was awesome and I loved all the things it allowed me to do. Plus you can get a key board.

I already have an iphone, so I have apps, and everything invested in apple already.

But I feel so irrationally cranky about the ipad mini, the lower resolution screen and most of all that damn new charger crap. Which I realize if I stay with Iphone I will have to deal with anyway.

Should I just plug along until next fall when they release all the latest and greatest? Should I just do it?

I can't quite put my finger on my hesitancy on this purchase. I have that vibe that I'm going to get screwed and in six months the upgrades will be so phenomenal that I'm just going to be really angry instead of happy with what I have. A chance you always take with Apple to be sure. But I also really think that a tablet suits my needs better.

Should I look at something else? Anyone have had more than one and can compare for me? Anyone want to sell me on the ipad mini? Or the ipad? Or whatever?


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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:08:22 PM
Are you trying to decide between the mini and the regular size? I'd always choose the regular i-pad. I don't like the smaller screen and honestly would lose something small.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:10:51 PM
I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?

All of the pc's and laptops in our home are Macs, but I can't see spending several hundred dollars on something with less functionality than a laptop.

I'm not being snarky, either. Does anyone care to enlighten me?

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:11:30 PM
I love my iPad Mini. I would say get it. It will be worth it and you won't regret it. Everyone who has a regular iPad is in love with my mini... saying it's the "perfect" size. It's fantastic for carrying around and I've really seen an increase in productivity since I got it.

BUT... you have a lot of negativity about the iPad so that actually changes my answer to no, because I don't think that people should buy something they aren't sold on. I'm sorry you think you're going to get screwed. Not sure how you would, but if that's what you think then you should pass on it now.


I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?

All of the pc's and laptops in our home are Macs, but I can't see spending several hundred dollars on something with less functionality than a laptop.

I'm not being snarky, either. Does anyone care to enlighten me?
Fair question. One I asked at first as well. It's increased my productivity. Because I have documents going back and forth to my mac and the iPad, I can work in the field without a cumbersome laptop (i.e.: standing versus sitting). Or take notes at a business lunch. I can also show clients my portfolio in a much easier fashion on an iPad than on the mac. Honestly, my iPad is an extension of my mac and my workflow. My iPhone is as well, but this is just another extension of that flow.

Does that make sense?

ETA: It's also amazing in the kitchen because I can wall mount it out of the way unlike my laptop. I use electronics for some of my testing and development.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:14:54 PM
I personally would not go with the mini, at least not right now.

I am one that loves the regular iPad size, but realize that many find it cumbersome to tote around (since I use a bigger bag, it's not a problem for me).

But I COULD NOT go back to the standard def display of a mini.

So... I would either go with the current Retina display iPad (which undoubtedly will have upgrades in a few months, but unlikely to be anything earthshattering) or wait until the mini comes out with Retina.

I would regret getting a mini now, after being used to Retina display on both my iPad and iPhone.

I've said it many times here - the iPad is the single most useful piece of technology I've ever owned. I am not exaggerating to say it has been lifechanging for me in terms of productivity and organization. I adore mine. I think everyone should have one. Does it do EVERYTHING? No, what it does, it does brilliantly. But I, for one, am not charmed by the mini.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:22:43 PM

I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?

All of the pc's and laptops in our home are Macs, but I can't see spending several hundred dollars on something with less functionality than a laptop.

I'm not being snarky, either. Does anyone care to enlighten me?

I also have a laptop and am quite fond of it. For longform writing, photo editing, file management, etc. - it's what I use.

But there are a lot of things that are just *better* on the iPad. Reading. Marking up things you're reading (I am forever annotating PDFs). Note taking. Journaling. Outlining. Mind mapping. Task management. Browsing the web. All things that I used to do on my laptop all the time, but now do almost exclusively on my iPad.

My iPad is thin and light, but powerful. It slips right into my purse - no laptop is going to do that. I can take it anywhere and so much on it. When I travel for business, I no longer take a laptop - just my iPad and my Origami workstation (for when I want to type something longer).

When the original iPad was released, I thought it was cool, but didn't think it was for me. Then I won an iPad 2 in a writing contest and since I had it, I decided to use it. I quickly fell deeply in love LOL.

COULD I do most of the things I use my iPad for on my laptop? Sure. But the experience is very different and better on the iPad in a lot of areas. I guess it's something you have to use - for a period of time - to start to see how fundamentally different it is from a laptop.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:24:03 PM

I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?




I don't have an iPad but I do want the mini next month for my birthday, so I'll answer for myself

I have a widescreen laptop, I love it at home, but not so much for on the go. It's big and heavy. I want the mini so I can take video of my dd when she is showing or training her dog. I also want it so I can work on my 4-H stuff in the car or at the fairgrounds without having to lug my laptop with me. I did take my laptop to the fair last year and at the end of a 12 hour day, carrying that one more thing out to the car with the dog, the kid and all their gear does make a difference.

My dd just got a Kindle for Christmas and took it to the judging we were at yesterday. I thought about taking my laptop, but decided not to due to the size. The size of the Kindle was great, it could go in a smaller bag and we didn't have to worry about carrying a laptop around with us


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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:24:48 PM
If you have the extra cash, why not go ahead and get the regular iPad if the screen is a concern? It has the retina display and is a good viewing size. I think the iPad mini is sooooooo cute and it feels great in your hands. I really would like to have one as a pocket iPad to carry around with me. I love my regular iPad and use it a lot at home and if I go out of town, but not for things like doctor visits, etc. Do you have a Best Buy near by? Maybe you could go compare the two side by side. I think that the mini will be perfect for what you want it for. I don't think that you would regret buying it.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:26:39 PM
I don't really need the mini. I use a timbuktu messenger bag for school, and carry the Acer Aspire One in it all the time, plus all my other junk. Huge difference from the ancient ThinkPad I had previously. So that's not an issue.

I think it is the display that is bothersome to me. And I would go with the Ipad with the retina display. I just wonder what they will do in just a few months, but I suppose I could just sell it if I really wanted to upgrade since it won't be very old.

Heartcat, I haven't seen the mini yet in person. But I have heard complaints about the screen. My sister has the ipad 2 and it's ok, but I do prefer my phone screen. My mom and my bil both have the Kindle Fire HD's and I love how those look, but it just isn't practical for what I need it for I don't think, and I already have a regular Kindle.

I really love my iphone, so I can't quite figure out what my deal is right now. I realize I probably sound nutty.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:26:50 PM
Thanks for answering my questions, busypea and Dori

I bought a Macbook Air a few months ago, but it is definitely not as portable as the ipad. Maybe we need to add to the Mac collection in our home....

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:28:25 PM

Do you have a Best Buy near by? Maybe you could go compare the two side by side. I think that the mini will be perfect for what you want it for. I don't think that you would regret buying it.


That's actually a good idea. I can get to one this week and do that.

I have a headache from a head cold, so I'll blame my inability to think of that on my own on that.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:30:32 PM

I've said it many times here - the iPad is the single most useful piece of technology I've ever owned. I am not exaggerating to say it has been lifechanging for me in terms of productivity and organization. I adore mine. I think everyone should have one. Does it do EVERYTHING? No, what it does, it does brilliantly. But I, for one, am not charmed by the mini.


All of this. I do almost everything online on my iPad, as well as utilize so many apps that make my life more organized and fun. Much of it I don't like doing on my iPhone because of the screen size, and a laptop is still too bulky and awkward for me to haul around. The regular iPad is the perfect size for me. On the rare occasion I need to do something on a computer that I can't do on my iPad, we have a nice, powerful desktop at home I can use.


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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:30:35 PM

I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?


I have a laptop and a netbook that I carry around for school because it is so much lighter, but there seems to be so much more options as far as a tablet goes for classes these days, and I really like how much lighter it is even in comparison to my little net book.

Really we just have too many choices, and my house has 3 desktops and 2 laptops and a netbook. So ridiculous. So lets add more!

(Besides my dh is a PC guy so that's what we use at home, but I love Mac)

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I LOVE my iPad (3rd gen). I use it strictly for surfing the web from the couch so to speak. My intent was not to use it to store movies, music or lots of pictures. I have a laptop & camera for that.

I have a 15" MacBook pro but its too big and bulky to drag all over the house.

I also have an iPhone but the difference in screen size from the iPad vs the iPhone = HUGE!

I know you have the funds but if you haven't already checked, look at buying refurbished from the Apple Store. That cost savings may help you pull the trigger faster!



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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:39:00 PM

I really love my iphone, so I can't quite figure out what my deal is right now. I realize I probably sound nutty.
Not nutty at all. That is a lot of $$$ no matter which one you choose and you don't want to make a decision that you will regret later. The latest iPad (big one) has a great look on the screen. Better than the iPad 2 that I had before getting this one. You can probably also find the iPads at Walmart and maybe Target, if either of those are close to you. Do you have an Apple Store in your local mall? They could answer any questions you might have. You will love using iCloud and having photos taken by the phone and some apps sync on your iPad automatically.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:46:09 PM

I have an honest question for ipad users: Why not just buy a laptop?


I just wanted something light and user friendly I can carry around. DH has a massive top of the line bells and whistles laptop (IT geek) so if i need some laptopy functions like Word I can use his. The iPad I can just grab and go. I also have the keyboard cover for it if I am doing some substantial typing. I also adore the apps and being able to watch movies on Netflix, and read, and play games with one tap of the screen. It's a different experience that a laptop just can't provide. However, I would not get it if we did not have DH's laptop. An iPad is a supplement, not a total replacement for one.

Raindancer - I highly recommend the full-sized. I have an iphone and the mini is just too small. The regular size is the perfect middle between a laptop and phone. And fyi, Apple now does financing. Not having to pay a huge chunk all at once maybe will push you over the edge =)

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Are you thinking about taking notes directly onto the screen using a stylus? If so, you might consider getting a regular sized Ipad. I have one that I used when I was taking Anatomy and Physiology last year. I had a app where I could use the camera to take a picture of a model and then use a stylus to label the picture of whatever it was that I was studying. It was truely a helpful tool for me to use. However, I found that the end of the stylus was so big and round and bulky that it was really difficult to just do the labeling. I couldn't imagine doing that or taking notes with a smaller screen.

Also, Ipads have great resale value. If you get something now and decide you got shafted when the next uprade comes out, then it is very easy to re-sell it on a place like Craigslist or Ebay.

When I got my Ipad2 the Ipad 3 with the retina display came out about four or five months later and then a 4th generation and the mini came out last fall. Sometimes I think it would be cool to have a mini but I so much love the one that I have I really don't miss having all the latest and greatest bells and whistles.

You also might consider buying a used or refurbished one instead of a new one. That way you could save a few dollars if you decided you want to upgrade later.

Whatever you decide, just know that you will love, love, Love it! I love mine way more than I expected I would. Even though it was a very expensive purchase I don't regret it one bit.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:49:16 PM
Last comment: Don't be bothered by the new adapter. It's AWESOME.

Yes, a bit of a hassle because our house right now has two iPhone 5s (so Lightning adapters), two iPads & one iPod touch (all 30 pin adapters). My bedside alarm has a 30 pin dock. We just bought two Lighting adapters & keep one permanently on my bedside alarm (I dock my phone every night) and the other is right next to where we charge everything and we take it on and off as needed, depending on what we are charging. It's not a big deal at all.

And the new adapter is SO much more user-friendly. No more futzing with it, not getting it plugged in all the day, trying to put it in backwards, etc.. The new one is WAY better.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:49:34 PM
I have a 3rd Gen iPad so I understand what you are saying. Ultimately what helped me pull the trigger was remembering that Apple updates their OS regularly. This means I get most, sometimes all, of the new features without too much lose on the new generation until it will be time to upgrade, whenever that is. Then I just did it. Ad yes you can resell to get a new one if that helps at all. Will almost pay for itself down the road!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:55:36 PM
I've been coveting an iPad since they were first released but like you, just couldn't pull the trigger. I have a laptop and I have a 3rd Gen iPod Touch. When I finally bought one just before Christmas, I got a 3rd Gen refurbished iPad wifi + VZW 3G directly from Apple. You would never know it's not completely and totally brand new. And the cost difference between the refurb'd iPad3 and a brand new iPad4 was about $150, so I felt better about the decision I'd made, plus that meant I didn't need to futz with new cables.

Just something to consider.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 4:56:37 PM
I am a Mac girl all the way now. But I just bought a Kindle Fire on Black Friday.

I primarily wanted it for an e-reader, but I use that thing all. dang. day. I don't like the size of the iPad for what I wanted, and didn't want to spend the money on the mini either. I have a laptop and it's a bother to drag it around.

I love the Kindle, there are tons of helpful and free apps. I didn't need a camera, so I am good.

I just got my first iPhone though. LOL. It's a 3G. I just got it unlocked. I am really moving up in the world.

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Don't ever buy 1st gen Apple products, it just pisses you off when they come out with the new improved version 6 months later.

I bought an iPad and ended up giving it to my DD, who loves it. I figure between my laptop, iPhone and Kindle Fire, I don't need another anything.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:04:47 PM
DH was the same way. He had all of his Christmas money plus all of mine (I knew he wanted an iPad and the only way for us to afford one was to combine my money with his). He broke down and bought one, didn't open it for 2 days because he felt sick spending so much money on a gadget (when he has an iPhone, the thought that should have been enough for him).

But now he LOVES it. He's doing inventory for his business on it, and so much more. He won't let me or the kids touch it, but we have the Kindle Fire HD that he bought me for Christmas to share. I keep reminding him that I paid for 1/3 of the iPad, but I still have yet to lay a finger on it!! Oh well, as long as he is happy!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:13:21 PM
I bought the iPad2 in December and I must say I love it! I was fiddling with the mini and it felt a lot like playing on my kids kindle fire. The fire isn't my favorite so for a few bucks more I went with the iPad2. I'm the type of person that can't buy something HUGE online if at all possible. I have to do that kind of transaction in the store.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:15:47 PM
Ok so dh can get a discount through his company, so do I go wifi only? Or should I add the data plan with Verizon? I do t even have a clue
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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:17:53 PM
I got the Wifi + VZW 3G just so I had the _option_ to use the VZW cellular service if I ever needed it. I already have a VZW cellphone, but the rate to add the iPad to that plan was out of control. Instead, I signed up for a new VZW account directly from the iPad and purchased a per-paid 1G of data for 1month for $20. I paid for one month just to see how it works and then before the end of the month, you can set it not to renew and then turn it back on and pay for another 30d of service whenever you need it.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:17:57 PM
In my case, I'm out in the field quite a bit and need something on the go. The Ipad is perfect for that. At the office I have my laptop and desktop with all the added programs.

I just needed the portability of a pad.

I can't use a MAC as most of my programs require work arounds that I don't have time for.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:20:32 PM
I didn't get a 3G and there are times I wish I had it. But it's usually when I'm at work and I have full internet at work. I mainly use it at places with wifi anyways so the wifi is plenty for me.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 6:43:03 PM
I really, really love my iPad (original but I'm planning to replace it when the next new model comes out). I'd much rather have this than a laptop as it fits in my purse, on my kitchen counter when cooking, etc. Like the PP, I have a desktop computer at home for the things that don't work so well on the iPad.

I've never had a laptop and this was always meant to take the place of one for me, and it does, beautifully.

As for 3G, yes, I have it and use it regularly. Lots of places still don't have easy-access wifi. Hell, I was at a SIL's house the other day, her DH wasn't there, and she didn't know the password.

I think it was an extra $129 for the 3G model, but then there's no contract for the data. You can always activate it only when you actually need it, like when you're traveling or whatever.

I would be heartbroken if you took away my iPad.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:29:13 PM
Oh thanks for that info about only activating when you need it! I'm going to go that route then. My dh is goin to order it tomorrow for me and then *i* am not technically responsible
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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:36:53 PM
I honestly had no interest in an iPad fbefore I was bought one in June. I have a nice laptop, a real good pc and just couldn't see a need for an iPad.

I LOVE it! I rarely get my laptop out now. I take my iPad around the house with me doing chores - listening to music, or watching something in YouTube or watching catchup TV . I love the size and the clarity of the screen and also love to view my photos on it.

I have a little Bluetooth keyboard and do use it, but to be honest I have no problem with the touchscreen keyboard .

I had the same disinterest in an iPhone- until I was bought the iPhone 5 for Christmas. Oh my! Never dreamt I could love a piece of technology so much and between the two devices I am in heaven.

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I don't think you will regret the purchase. I have the iPad 2 and honestly, love it so much, I am not tempted by the newer generations. I got dh 3 for Christmas. His does have a great picture but I still love mine.

Both of ours are wifi only. There have only been a few rare occasions that I have been frustrated not having wifi. And recently my daughters' dance studio added wifi which was the place I missed it the most. I debated with dh's getting the 3G but on top of the pad costing more, I didn't want to add to our monthly bill.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 7:45:52 PM
I felt the same way.....until I purchased it. Now I can't live without it. I got the one with Wifi and I added tethering to my phone. I've only had to use the tethering once. Best purchase ever!
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I bought myself the retina display iPad the Saturday after Christmas. It was an impulse purchase. We were at the Apple Store buying my dd an iPad and when I looked at them I couldn't resist.

Last Christmas both my dds got the Kindle Fires. I wanted one so bad but didn't get one cause I already had a Nook. When the girls both got the iPads this year I knew I'd be wanting one too so I bought it. I wanted the mini but they were out of stock.

I haven't put my iPad down since I got it. It's awesome to surf the net on, read a book, organize pictures. I love it!

I even started using the calendar and I've synced it up with my iPhone 5.

The crazy thing is now we have 4 iPads in the house!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:28:39 PM
I love my iPad mini...it's the perfect size for me. I have a 4 year old son who's on the spectrum, so he and I share it.

I also have a regular Kindle Fire(not HD), and I much, much prefer my mini.

I understand why you're holding back though. I would definitely check them out and wait for the one that you know that you're going to love. I wouldn't like the size/price of a regular iPad, so when the mini came out I knew that was my chance to get an iPad.

Hope you have a great semester at school!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:31:21 PM
glad you are getting one! you will love it at school.

watch out about the bluetooth keyboards...try them out BEFORE you buy. I HATE HATE HATE the soft touch keyboard but the keyboards that are similar to my MAC I can "tolerate" but I've also become very good at using their keyboard so I don't use my squishy keyboard anymore...it's the one that is soft.

so try before you buy.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:34:43 PM
I actually lay in bed some nights while playing on my iPad, thinking about how it's my favorite gadget in the world (and I'm a photographer with a sweet camera )

We have three of them. All are with wifi, no 3G. Reason being we also have iPhones and I personally would never carry my iPad out and about.I just don't have the need. I use my phone for everything I need on the go. So when I do take the iPad away say, on vacation, I just use the internet available through the hotel. No big deal.

As for the poster who asked why we don't get a laptop, I have no want or desire for one. Totally different gadgets IMO. I use my iPad to read mostly, surf FB, play on Pinterest and check e-mail. I don't do any heavy typing so no need for a full keyboard. Again it just depends what you need it for. For me, I prefer working on my MAC and don't need a laptop.

SillyRabbit
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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:43:31 PM
Funny your DH is ordering it cause mine did the same thing when I ordered my Ipad. I was hmming and hawing and saying "Do I really need this?" DH got up, came over, and clicked the sumit button. Then he said "Done."
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Posted: 1/7/2013 9:45:11 PM
Regarding wifi vs 3G: how much data do you have with your iPhone plan? I get 6gb, and I am a heavy user and yet usually only use close to half that in a month. So what I do with my iPad is use wifi when available and when it's not I connect it to my phone's hotspot. So it uses the data from the plan I already pay for. I didn't have to pay the extra for the 3G iPad and pay for a separate iPad data plan.

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Posted: 1/7/2013 10:16:25 PM
I still have unlimited data on my phone thru Verizon, I don't know how to use it as a hot spot?


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Posted: 1/7/2013 10:18:17 PM
I received an ipad mini for Christmas and I love it! The screen is only 1.7 inches smaller than a regular ipad, and it is so light and thin! Love it!

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Posted: 1/7/2013 10:54:45 PM
My husband bought me the iPad 3 - three weeks before the announced the new one. I was annoyed with the 6 month turn around cycle this time. The same thing happened when he bought me the original iPad - though that was a year after it was released and kind of expected.

I've bought two of my kids the iPad mini and I seriously want one for myself - I wont pull the trigger - but I like the size - it's perfect for reading and apps.

I would buy it

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Posted: 1/8/2013 12:44:34 AM
I'm a PC girl though I once had an iPhone 3GS.

I debated which tablet to buy for the past six months, at least. I haven't allowed my new iPad mini out of my hands since I bought it about 30 hours ago.

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Posted: 1/8/2013 7:35:05 AM
For those of you who have the mini do you have the iPhone and notice a difference with the screen res?

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Posted: 1/8/2013 7:43:18 AM
I have the Mini and the 4S. I haven't noticed a difference. I noticed that stuff like Temple Run seems more intense on the Mini... but that could just be the size more so that the resolution. I've been watching a lot of Netflix on my iPad (only place I watch it) and I think it looks fantastic. But temple run is really the only comparison that I've done since I've played it on both.

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Posted: 1/8/2013 8:44:59 AM
Thanks grinningcat, I have the 4s and I'm going to go check them out today in person before we take the plunge
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Posted: 1/8/2013 9:23:42 AM

For those of you who have the mini do you have the iPhone and notice a difference with the screen res?


I have a 3rd Gen iPod Touch and a new iPad 3 with the retina display and I will say, the display on the iPad 3 is *stunning*. I'm so glad I went with the iPad 3 and not the iPad [2] mini.

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Posted: 1/8/2013 11:46:06 AM
I absolutely love my mini! Lucked out and found one about 2 weeks ago. We only had older iPads - so no retina display. I have a Nook Tablet. My husband has the Kindle Fire. I tried the Nook HD (had trouble downloading my books), tried two Asus Nexus 7 tablets (had problems with both).

I have my Nook app, Kindle app, etc. on the mini. It is only WiFi. For what I was wanting to spend, it is perfect. I love the size. Love, love, love it

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Posted: 1/8/2013 12:42:22 PM
Busypea --


(I am forever annotating PDFs)


I'm about to plunge and get an Ipad, but one of the reasons I want it is so I can go paperless when I'm recording -- I can use dropbox to send my pdf scripts to the Ipad and read them from that in the booth...

BUT I really need to be able to mark them up during live sessions -- when the client wants to take out a line, then put it back, then add a word, then add more "smile," etc. I want an annotation app that is 100% stylus-based, so I can mark it up like I would a paper script with a pencil -- AND be able to erase the markups, when the client changes his mind ten minutes later...

Can you recommend a PDF Annotator app that does all this?

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Posted: 1/8/2013 12:42:38 PM
raindancer: sorry to hijack, but what app do you use for your notetaking?
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