When the iPhone first came out, my boss at the time turned to me and said, “You going to get one of those fancy new iPhones?” I responded, “Not until they get MMS and can replace my old iPod.” When they introduced the 3G, it came with almost enough storage for my entire library and MMS was on the way, so I bought in, then upgraded to the 3GS a year later. This year, I probably will keep the 3GS unless it’s something really spectacular.
Which is pretty much how I feel about the iPad. I want one, I really do. But I just can’t justify the price tag for what I’d really need. That’s because I’d want at least 32gb of space plus 3G, putting me anywhere from $729 to $829. That’s almost a grand for an iPad, and since that’s pretty close in price to the Mac Mini home theater setup I’ve been dreaming of, I’m not sure if I’m willing to plunk down the money for a Gen 1 iPad. That said, I have been looking at other options which would negate the 3G, but that’s for another post.
So what about you guys and gals? Who’s pre-ordering one, what model, and what are your plans? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll discuss them in a future post.
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I plan on pre-ordering the 64gb 3G model. I am fully aware that this is a Gen1 product and missing a major piece of functionality, namely the camera. That said I still will be ordering one because of the functionality offered by the larger screen. My reasons are primarily driven by the fact that I am visually impaired so having my existing iPhone apps on a larger screen is enough of a motivator to buy an iPad. In addition to that, the iPad will serve many purposes in my home as well, thanks to the slingplayer, and ip camera apps it will allow us to effectively have a small TV or baby monitor in whatever room we need.
I sold a kindle and a macbook air to “justify” the expense of this device.
I def plan to buy one to replace my MacBook at work. At the moment my business, my payroll and accounts are done via an internet accounting site (kashflow.com). So Safari will be fine for processing payroll and inputting transactions, invoices etc.. The other apps I use for my business are Pages (for letters) and Numbers for my spreadsheets. My spreadsheets won’t be that heavy duty so I am confident that the newly created iWork package for iPad will allow me to sell my MacBook and replace with an iPad. Also I will only get the 16gb model as what with all our data migrating to Cloud based, I will be streaming data rather than having to store it on my hard drive/flash drive. They are already apps out there for the iPhone that will of course work on the iPad for streaming your home music collection, and with DropBox, I can access all my movies, photos, documents online. I’m ready for it…