I have a choice between iOS devices, so I have questions.

Discussion in 'iPhone, iPod & iPad' started by ilman, Aug 28, 2013.

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Which should I choose?

  1. iPhone 5

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  2. iPad 4

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. iPod Touch 5

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Older iOS device (please comment)

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  1. ilman
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    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    Howdy to all. If anybody here doesn't know (which I'm assuming is everybody), I'll be having my birthday in half a month. That means that I'll have to gift myself a present(well, yeah, my parents will help me with 200 levs or so, but for an iOS device that isn't much). I'll sort everything out in spoilers, so the whole thing looks less messy.
    Why I don't want an Android
    So, current possibilities are:
    1. Getting an iPad 4 32 Gigs(since it's the same price as 16 here, don't know why).
    2. Selling my LG Optimus 2x(the ROM of which I recently fixed) and getting an iPhone 5 16 Gigs(sadly, thare are no other versions with more memory).
    3. Getting an iPod Touch/iPad Mini, which I think would be the worst possibility.
    4. Getting an iPad 2(iPad 3 is just a 2 with Retina, so it can go fuck itself) or an iPhone 4/4S(the only difference between the two being the a bit faster A4X and Siri, which I can easily install on a Jailbroken iPhone 4).

    My opinions

    And that concludes my huge opening post.

    For those who've played TWEwY:Solo Remix

    Oh, and the site I'll be buying off of will be http://novtelefon.com/ for anybody interested. Warning:Bulgarian ahead. Prepare your Google Translate in advance,
     
  2. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

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    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Wait, so for development, you would rather buy not only the devkit, but a Mac to RUN the devkit. Hell bro, if you REALLY don't want Android your better jumping on the WP8 wagon.
     
  3. ilman
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    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    You can't develop an iOS game on Windows? OK, Apple's officially a lot more retarded in my opinion now. Looks like I'll have to be using Unity in that case. Thanks for letting me know.
    Seems like mobile phone OSs won't like me until I either learn Java(possibly never), Google improves its NDK and SFML gets Android support(which will take ages) or Apple releases a Windows SDK(by knowing Apple, that'd absolutely never happen).

    Ok, in that case scratch App development off the list. Still enough reasons to get an iOS device.
     
  4. Originality

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    My opinion... you've got a phone - you don't need another phone. That also rules out the iPod. You've got a laptop, so you only need iPad if you want portability/battery or iOS apps.

    If note taking is all you want, then the iPad Mini might be the best choice (smaller screen but better portability - battery life is same-ish). If you want something a little more powerful for running apps/games, then iPad 4 is a better choice. The main downside is how limited the iOS market is, but then that's what your laptop is for.

    I personally got an iPad 2 on launch day, even though I've got PCs and laptops and Android phones (I have an iPod Touch and iPhone 5 too for that matter) and I make use of it nearly every day.
     
  5. ilman
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    ilman Gbatemp's Official Noise Eraser

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll get the iPad 4, since a portable typing/coding/drawing device will simplify quite a number of my trips.
     
  6. Joe88

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    I know I wont change your mind but I'll try and rebuttal some of your points

    multitasking:
    not sure if you messed with an android phone/tablet recently but pretty much they all multitask fine, even the lower end ones (assuming at least 1GB ram) have no problems with it
    if you get a samsung device you get true multi tasking
    http://imageshack.us/a/img208/1165/axkq.jpg
    or to the extreme end
    http://s21.postimg.org/jnn64ubw7/Screenshot_2013_09_06_23_44_44.jpg

    games:
    I wont beat around the bush here, ios does have more games but for the most part they actually share alot of the games
    why not just play the ds version of twewy via drastic?
    russian dancing men, dev said he would bring it to android if the game did good enough on ios, this was 2 years ago though, so dont know if it didnt do that great sales wise or if he just didnt bother