Apple iPad, Buy or Wait?

Cannot decide whether buy the Apple iPad now or wait for the next generation iPad? This article might help you to make a right decision.

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Your votes

Previously, I created a poll “Will you buy the Apple iPad?” on the Apple iPad post and here is the result:

Poll Result: Will you buy Apple iPad

The votes for “Yes” (39%) and “No” (38%) is almost the same, where the answer “No” has 1 more vote. 24% is undecided.

What to consider before buying iPad?

If you already have a smartphone and a computer, iPad may be an additional device in your living room or bedroom. The touch screen user-interface made iPad a more convenient gadget than a netbook.

Admit it, it would be “very cool” to sit in StarBucks and surfing web by “molesting” Apple iPad’s display screen. :)


Buy iPad NOW if…

  1. you are fine with those “cannots”
  2. you have some extra money to spend
  3. you want to be the coolest person in StarBucks!
  4. you cannot wait!


iPad a disappointment

[via LiewZY]

However, you must not bother that iPad…

  1. Cannot listen online radio in the background while you are surfing website (no multitasking)
  2. Cannot play your favorite FaceBook games (no Flash)
  3. Cannot take photos (no camera)
  4. Cannot make a call (no phone)

Else, you might need to pray for a better iPad (2nd Generation) in the future. Apple said nothing about iPad ver2, of course.

We expect future iPad will have multitasking, camera, and can make phone calls. How about Flash? I don’t think so..

Will I buy iPad or wait?

I have iPhone and iMac, I want to have a gadget for web surfing, emails, video and games, which is light & thin that I can throw into my bag and go. It is also a device that I can backup/upload photos taken by my DSLR.

I have been trained by iPhone for single tasking. I don’t play Facebook games. 100% Flash website is lame and I do not visits.

My iPhone can take photos and make calls, iPad doesn’t need to do that. Though I wish iPhone can share data with iPad wirelessly…

Seems like Apple iPad is what I want? No hurry. I can and have to wait (iPad only available Internationally 2 months later).

I will wait for the local pricing of the iPad and give it a hands-on testing before decide to get it or not. Hopefully, better iPad 2nd generation will be announced while I am still waiting. ;)

Frankly, my ideal Apple iPad is something like a MacBook Air without keyboard.

Ideal Apple tablet
(image via BitterWallet)

What do you think? Tell us in the comment.

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