In what order should I make my Apple purchases? Any advantages or disadvantages to buying an iPad now and waiting on an iPhone 4s till July? Should I swap the order?
My lovely wife (so amazingly lovely) has given me the green light to upgrade my iPhone and snag an iPad. She has basically said that I can get one for Christmas and one for my birthday in July. I've got an iPhone 3Gs that I've had for two years or so, so I'm up for an upgrade through AT&T.
I've been over to MacRumors
, and they believe that a new iPad model should be coming out in a few months. I know there's no really predicting Apple release cycles, but I've never really followed it at all, so I have no feel for how much I should be listening or waiting for the next gen.
As for usage purposes, my intention is to use the iPad as a lightweight, portable laptop substitute to read research PDFs (I'm a grad student), along with just general surfing/movies/games. My phone is fine at the moment - not too slow, not bogged down, and nothing majorly wrong with it. Are there any other products I should be looking at? I'd like to stick with my iPhone, but if you can think of another tablet, I'd definitely take a look at it.
I know this is the epitome of a first world problem, but what would you do, given this situation? Snag the iPhone 4s right now and wait on the new iPad to catch the newest of both models? Buy the iPad2 now because the bugs have been worked out?
Thanks in advance for the help.