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I will not order the new iPad Air, I will not order the new iPad Air…

I will not order the new iPad Air, I will not order the new iPad Air, I will not order the new iPad Air, I will not…

*breaks down, puts up old iPad on eBay*

Him: OMG, Frank is gonna spend all his money on yet another overhyped Apple product, somebody stop him!!!

Frank (imitating Scotty): But KEPTIN, I have to do it, the new iPad is 0.5 pounds lighter!!! If I don’t get it, my whole geek could blow!!

Him: STOP IT, IT’S NOT WORTH IT!!!! THERE ARE OTHER PATHS, LIKE THE NEW SURFACE PRO!!!

Frank: *foams at mouth* Must… Get… Apple… Must… *convulses into seizures*

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12 Responses to I will not order the new iPad Air, I will not order the new iPad Air…

  1. Maeve October 23, 2013 at 1:58 PM #

    Need help here Frank. What do I buy? I need something for all my books (nook &kindle) on a single device. Should I get an iPad or a Surface (and we’ve already my technological cluelessness, so let’s just leave it alone)?

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 2:21 PM #

      *points and laughs at technological cluelessness* HA HA!

      If Kindle were your only need, I’d normally recommend the Kindle PaperWhite instead of an iPad. The Surface has a really poor form factor when it comes to just reading books. I found the landscape size to be awkward and it’s too heavy too hold for simply reading e-books, and it’s not really built for that purpose. But since you have Nook books you’ll need to convert them to a Kindle supported format for use on a Kindle. However, with the iPad this really simplifies things as you would just need to download the Kindle app for your Kindle books and the Nook app for your Nookies. Easy peachy, no messy conversion process needed.

      So for you, I’d suggest an base iPad Mini, either 16GB or 32GB, with wifi only, $400-$500 respectively. I would stop by an Apple Store first and use both the regular size iPad and the Mini, as you may or may not prefer the smaller 7 inch display size of the Mini.

    • Maeve October 23, 2013 at 2:25 PM #

      Is apple coming out with a new mini? should I wait for one?

      (I inadvertently used the term “thingie” to one of my tech today. He hung up one me.)

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM #

      They just announced the brand new Minis yesterday, it starts shipping November 1st, so it should be in Apple stores first or second week of November.

    • Maeve October 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM #

      Thanks! I guess I can wait a couple more weeks. When does your new toy arrive?

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

      I haven’t bought the iPad Air yet, but I did buy a new MacBook Pro. Don’t ask me how much I paid for it though, I already passed out once today.

    • Maeve October 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM #

      Here – i’m sending you some virtual smelling salts. Do you have any blood left or did THE MAN drain you dry?

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM #

      The man can’t keep me down, due to my wheeling and dealing to cut the out of pocket cost of getting a new MacBook from $2,400 to $800.

      BooOoOoooOYAH

      Farley Dancing

    • Maeve October 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM #

      You are OUT OF CONTROL, Frank!

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 3:39 PM #

      Well when it comes down to it, I can spend all my time making money..

      …or I can spend all my love making time…

      But if it all fell to pieces tomorrow…

      Would Apple still be mine??????

    • Maeve October 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM #

      Take it to the limit, Frank! ONE MORE TIME!

    • Frank Swift October 23, 2013 at 4:02 PM #

      Of course, I’ll need to find a highway first, and someone needs to show me a sign… ;-)

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