Now I Have an iPad

Post date: May 5, 2012 12:49:03 PM

In my last post, I shared how I learned from my dad about looking past marketing, packaging and other B.S. in order to make the best decisions with spending money. I closed by saying that I have held out on buying an iPad because I didn't need one. I could think of a thousand things I'd rather spend money on than one of these.

I say one of these because I'm typing this post on it. My boss must have seen that last post, or perhaps nature or God was working in mysterious ways. The very next day after I posted, she sent me a message to tell me that she never uses her iPad and sees no need for it, concluding that it would be better off with me. (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU if you are reading this one)

Now that I have had it for a few days, I do see it's value. That doesn't mean I would have rather spent my own money on it though. While it is an awesome communication and entertainment device, I don't think it's a must have for every household. 

My HTC Droid Incredible that I got for free with upgrade (well I got the replacement for it on eBay for $80 after it shattered) does just about everything the iPad does and fits in my pocket. These are strong arguments against dropping minimum $500 on one of these aside from the larger screen. 

These are a few things I like better on my HTC Phone :

My iPad lock screen posted to Twitter.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy the iPad"s large screen and massive selection of applications. In addition to choosing from more apps, iOS users tend to get the most popular ones well ahead their friends on Android. I remember seeing friends on Words with Friends and Instagram a year before I had access to those apps on my phone . That argument alone may be enough to sell you. 

Bottom line is that I'm more than happy to be able to choose from either. I'm glad my phone is Android so I can continue to share with ease, and I'm glad to have an iPad in order to have access to the hottest apps and to see what my daughter sends me in emoji characters. ✌

Yes, I hate it. Yes, I must have one.


5/5/2012 8:47:21 Jamie I love my android phone, but I also love my iPad.  I just don't think the android tablets are ready for prime time yet.  

I agree Jamie. I told my UniWar friends that if I had to choose, I would pick both.