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Old 31-12-2012, 15:30
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Out of curiosity, what can an iPad do that an iPhone (4) cannot, apart from providing a bigger screen?
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Old 31-12-2012, 15:53
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Old 31-12-2012, 15:59
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Well if the iPad is a cellular version, then you can FaceTime of 3G.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:10
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Out of curiosity, what can an iPad do that an iPhone (4) cannot, apart from providing a bigger screen?
Nothing really. You can't make calls or send texts from even a cellular enabled iPad.

However, and iPad is a great device for web, email and games.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:25
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Nothing really. You can't make calls or send texts from even a cellular enabled iPad.

However, and iPad is a great device for web, email and games.
As I suspected.

I use an iPhone which came as part of an upgrade from my phone provider, and it is fine for the web and for emails (I don't do gaming) and just wondered if there would be anything to gain from a tablet (iPad would have been the obvious as I am used to the iOS, even though my PC is Windows) but it would seem that there would not. I would only have been using it around the house.
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Old 31-12-2012, 17:35
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My first and only smartphone is the iphone 4.
About 3 months ago i bought the ipad 3.

If i didnt have either right now, id go for a normal/cheap mobile phone (no inet), and get the ipad 3.
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Old 31-12-2012, 18:25
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Out of curiosity, what can an iPad do that an iPhone (4) cannot, apart from providing a bigger screen?
"apart from providing a bigger screen"? That's the main thing, though. An iPad (or other tablet) is far superior to an iPhone (or other smartphone) for games, browsing, videos, etc. because of the larger screen.
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:11
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My first and only smartphone is the iphone 4.
About 3 months ago i bought the ipad 3.

If i didnt have either right now, id go for a normal/cheap mobile phone (no inet), and get the ipad 3.
ipad4 you mean? came out 2nd november
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:28
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Out of curiosity, what can an iPad do that an iPhone (4) cannot, apart from providing a bigger screen?
Not much it can't even make phone calls
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:29
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"apart from providing a bigger screen"? That's the main thing, though. An iPad (or other tablet) is far superior to an iPhone (or other smartphone) for games, browsing, videos, etc. because of the larger screen.
Exactly. You can actually watch tv or a movie on the iPad (or any other tablet of course)..it's not really feasible on a Smartphone. Same with browsing, much easier to navigate pages. Different experience entirely in my opinion.
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Old 31-12-2012, 20:05
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Apple market the iPad and iPhone as diverged devices.

Its why I bought a Tab 2 7 3G.
At the moment Google and Samsung do not try to make Android into a diverged platform.

And obviously when using the same chips its probably simpler to just leave the phone system working.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:15
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ipad4 you mean? came out 2nd november
No, the "New iPad" is its official name, people slang it as the ipad 3.

ipad
ipad 2
new ipad (3)
mini ipad

I personally wouldnt give the ipad mini a slang name of ipad 4.
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:05
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No, the "New iPad" is its official name, people slang it as the ipad 3.

ipad
ipad 2
new ipad (3)
mini ipad

I personally wouldnt give the ipad mini a slang name of ipad 4.
Actually, I thought it was....

iPad - released April/May 2010
IPad 2 - released March 2011
New iPad (3) - released March 2012
iPad with Retina Display (4) - released Nov 2012

The iPad Mini is then basically a smaller iPad 2 with added Siri, also released Nov 2012
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:22
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Exactly. You can actually watch tv or a movie on the iPad (or any other tablet of course)..it's not really feasible on a Smartphone. Same with browsing, much easier to navigate pages. Different experience entirely in my opinion.
In addition, the screen simply being physically bigger isn't the only advantage. A number of apps are specifically designed to take advantage of the iPad's extra screen size, with extra functions, different menu layouts, more options etc.

Some simple examples. Firstly, the YouTube app. On the iPad, the categories are on the left of the screen, and there's a search bar at the top. On the iPhone you have to go into menus to see these options. Also, my kids play an educational game where there are jigsaw puzzles to complete. On the iPad there are 12 pieces to the puzzle, on the iPod/iPhone version there are only 6.

Even using the settings menu is easier. On the iPad, tapping a category on the left of the screen, opens all of the options on the right. But on the iPhone/iPod when you go into a category you get all the options, but the categories are then hidden. It makes it harder to find things sometimes.

Overall, I find the iPad a sleeker, easier experience.
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Old 01-01-2013, 13:34
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Actually, I thought it was....

iPad - released April/May 2010
IPad 2 - released March 2011
New iPad (3) - released March 2012
iPad with Retina Display (4) - released Nov 2012

The iPad Mini is then basically a smaller iPad 2 with added Siri, also released Nov 2012
You are correct. I think The_One must be hung over.
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:38
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Actually, I thought it was....

iPad - released April/May 2010
IPad 2 - released March 2011
New iPad (3) - released March 2012
iPad with Retina Display (4) - released Nov 2012

The iPad Mini is then basically a smaller iPad 2 with added Siri, also released Nov 2012
Except that the iPad 3 already had a retina display. The four was just a tweaked version of the 3 as I understand it, bringing its processing power up to the required level for the high resolution.
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:41
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Except that the iPad 3 already had a retina display. The four was just a tweaked version of the 3 as I understand it, bringing its processing power up to the required level for the high resolution.
Correct - loads of info here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPad#Model_comparison
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:42
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Except that the iPad 3 already had a retina display. The four was just a tweaked version of the 3 as I understand it, bringing its processing power up to the required level for the high resolution.
Oops, I see that "iPad with Retina Display" was how the 4 was marketed. I'll shut up now. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:44
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Oops, I see that "iPad with Retina Display" was how the 4 was marketed. I'll shut up now. Move along, nothing to see here.
You were right though iPad 3 & 4 had the same screen - the latest iPad just has a better processor
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:51
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You were right though iPad 3 & 4 had the same screen - the latest iPad just has a better processor
... And the Lighning connector, and front facing camera.

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile...rences-1106685
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Old 01-01-2013, 14:55
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Actually, I thought it was....

iPad - released April/May 2010
IPad 2 - released March 2011
New iPad (3) - released March 2012
iPad with Retina Display (4) - released Nov 2012

The iPad Mini is then basically a smaller iPad 2 with added Siri, also released Nov 2012
My ipad is the ipad 3, aka "New iPad", i am exactly correct in what ive said...

I didnt know they re-released the iPad 3 (with retina display) when they released the iPad Mini.
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Old 01-01-2013, 15:24
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My ipad is the ipad 3, aka "New iPad", i am exactly correct in what ive said...

I didnt know they re-released the iPad 3 (with retina display) when they released the iPad Mini.
Oh yeah, I realise that. I have the same one. I was just making the point that there's some confusion re: what an "iPad 4" is.

Apple's marketing doesn't help matters.

They didn't re-release the iPad 3. The 4th generation iPad (called "iPad with Retina Display" for added confusion) had the same screen as the iPad 3 but with double the processing power, new thunderbolt port, etc.
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Old 01-01-2013, 16:14
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The iPad naming system is a total dog's breakfast IMHO. Consumers are in some cases buying 'the new iPad' thinking it's the latest model.
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Old 01-01-2013, 16:28
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Yup. Apple really messed up with it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 17:02
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Apple market the iPad and iPhone as diverged devices.

Its why I bought a Tab 2 7 3G.
At the moment Google and Samsung do not try to make Android into a diverged platform.

And obviously when using the same chips its probably simpler to just leave the phone system working.
What do you even mean by any of that?
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