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jake_the_fake1 said:

Bad Idea...I'll give you an analogy to illustrate my point, your a free range chicken enjoying your freedom but it's not as easy since sometimes it rains and sometime it's too sunny, so you choose to become a battery chicken, you are limited as hell but hey now you don't need to worry about the rain or sun.

The key thing is, Android gives you a lot of freedom in what you can do with the device, a freedom you'll notice is lost when you enter the restrictive OS in Apple devices. I would first suggest to try another Android device as different manufacturers have slightly different versions of android which may be more stable...different as in overlay and certain key features and themes these manufacturers have customized android with.

Please keep in mind, Apples OS is made for none technical people who for the most part struggle using a simple windows machine....apparently having options and freedom is too much to deal with or even bother to learn (yes this is what I was told by an Apple user at work), Androids freedom and options is what power users like about Android, it's also why Android has basically taken over the market...I mean come on it's 2013 and apple devices still can't run simple widgets on the desktop...even TV's from 2009 could run widgets.

In any case, your decision, your money, but I hope you think about it and make the right choice for your self.

Sorry but that is bull. I use and Windows and have been using it perfectly since I got my own XP PC.

I got an iPhone and it is extremly simple OS and its fun to use. Will I get an iPad to replace my current Windows 8 laptop? Hell No. I need it to download movies/tv shows on my 500GB+ HDD. 

If you're like me, a pirate, then WIndows is the perfect OS For it. If you buy all your media, then maybe an iPad can be an alternative.



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Just get a iPad mini if you want an iPad, cheaper and far lighter and it does the same thing and it don't seem to get very hot like iPad 4 does. I won't convince you to get another Android tablet, although Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are pretty good in their own right.



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ethomaz said:
wick said:
Have you used an iProduct before OP?

I used to own an iPhone and an iPad 2

They are very restrictive and closed.

That is a good point to be discussed.

What are these "restriction" / "closed" things you found in iOS? Because I can do everything with it and plus there are apps for everything (way more than Android).

I think you just don't like iOS because everything the iPad and iPhone was design for it do amazing.

I agree iOS is amazing for what it does. Despite some limits to customising your screens (something i don't really bother with on Android anyway) and stuff like that. But I just wish iDevices came with SD card slots and more camera functions out of the box like special effects and a built in photo editor, then it would be perfect



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Kinda on topic:



ethomaz said:
wick said:
Have you used an iProduct before OP?

I used to own an iPhone and an iPad 2

They are very restrictive and closed.

That is a good point to be discussed.

What are these "restriction" / "closed" things you found in iOS? Because I can do everything with it and plus there are apps for everything (way more than Android).

I think you just don't like iOS because everything the iPad and iPhone was design for it do amazing.

Watch Flash video

True Multitasking

Side load apps

Use a file manager

Load files through USB

Different launchers

Set default apps

That's just a few off the top of my head ;)



 

 

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You are telling a gaming forum that you are going to trade your Android tablet for an iOS tablet?... Well, I guess you knew what you were getting into. Good luck with that.

OT: I have an iPad 3. For certain things it really does work well. I would say it works better than most Android tablets, too. Just don't think that you are going to stop using a Laptop. Because you aren't. It just doesn't work that well.



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Laurel Aitken said:
jake_the_fake1 said:

Bad Idea...I'll give you an analogy to illustrate my point, your a free range chicken enjoying your freedom but it's not as easy since sometimes it rains and sometime it's too sunny, so you choose to become a battery chicken, you are limited as hell but hey now you don't need to worry about the rain or sun.

The key thing is, Android gives you a lot of freedom in what you can do with the device, a freedom you'll notice is lost when you enter the restrictive OS in Apple devices. I would first suggest to try another Android device as different manufacturers have slightly different versions of android which may be more stable...different as in overlay and certain key features and themes these manufacturers have customized android with.

Please keep in mind, Apples OS is made for none technical people who for the most part struggle using a simple windows machine....apparently having options and freedom is too much to deal with or even bother to learn (yes this is what I was told by an Apple user at work), Androids freedom and options is what power users like about Android, it's also why Android has basically taken over the market...I mean come on it's 2013 and apple devices still can't run simple widgets on the desktop...even TV's from 2009 could run widgets.

In any case, your decision, your money, but I hope you think about it and make the right choice for your self.


The bolded is BS. Apple OS is made for people who like Apple OS. I have a Windows PC, a linux laptop, a Android Cellphone and an IPad. All of them are great devices. Point is, you can enjoy Apple OS even if you are a tech guy. And as a tablet, is a great device.


This is one of the more hilarious fallacies of people who "think" they're tech people.

I work in web development. A HUGE portion of my fellow developers use iOS products. Plenty use Android as well.

The thing to take away from this is that professional tech people (the people who actually make MONEY through networking and computers) by and large view their devices as nothing more than tools. They choose the tools that cater to their specific needs... And sometimes, that's iOS. I use plenty of iOS products and I can't remember the last time I was frustrated with the "closed ecosystem". My iPhone and iPad do the tasks I require of them in a stable and pleasing manner. Others may find the same of their Android devices (and I plan to pick up a new Nexus 7 for Android testing when it's released).

The point is: choose whatever device performs the tasks you need for the price you find acceptable.

And for the love of God, stop it with fanboy bullshit about what "real tech people" use because if you say such an asinine thing, you probably don't know many "real tech people". 




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To OP: I think that's a great idea, I'm upgrading my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iPhone 5 and iPad 4 on May 4th, exciting times :)



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TomNinetyTwo said:
To OP: I think that's a great idea, I'm upgrading my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iPhone 5 and iPad 4 on May 4th, exciting times :)

The iPad 5 and iPhone 6 are probably going to be released within 3-4 months. Upgrading in May probably isn't the best idea.




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rocketpig said:
TomNinetyTwo said:
To OP: I think that's a great idea, I'm upgrading my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iPhone 5 and iPad 4 on May 4th, exciting times :)

The iPad 5 and iPhone 6 are probably going to be released within 3-4 months. Upgrading in May probably isn't the best idea.

It's my birthday then so I dont have much choice :), Im quite confident we won't be seeing a new ipad anytime soon though.



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