Rants In Our Pants

CHART: Should You Buy an iPad?

To buy an iPad, or not to buy an iPad? Our magical, revolutionary chart will help you decide.

By (@JRRaphael)

April 2, 2010

Get ready for your world to be flipped upside down.

Apple’s iPad hits stores this Saturday, and — if Steve Jobs is to be believed — our lives will never be the same.

Its universe-altering nature aside, though, is the iPad right for you? That’s a tough question to answer. But we’re here to make it easy.

We’ve painstakingly researched and developed this magical, revolutionary iPad decision-making chart. Just answer each question and follow the appropriate path.

And be sure to take our official Apple fanboy quiz next. It’ll change your life forever. *

* As much as the iPad will, anyway.

iPad Chart

All done? Here’s your next step: Quiz: Are You an Apple or Android Fanboy?

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  • Hai

    Hmm, maybe there should be an iPad app that automatically makes this chart.

  • ChrisInAStrangeLand

    I'm going to buy an Android powered ipad equivalent with a 3G radio an an SD card slot for $330 less.

    • Joe

      Right. So where is this imaginary equivalent for $170?

      Please provide a URL so we can make fun of what you consider an equivalent.

  • wanksta_4_life

    Those of you that are constantly tweeting/facebooking about the iPad.. please do us ALL a favor and get the iEelSlap application for the iPad.


  • aninterestedcanadian

    Lame, lame, lame.

  • markyhearts

    Brilliant – very funny, the best

  • Darr247

    Choices are supposed to be diamonds… who taught you how to make flowcharts… Apple?

    • Joe

      lmao good point

    • We figured this was fine for our purposes. But not to worry: It's been corrected for the version that'll appear at FlowchartEnthusiasts.org.

  • Hedera Segnis

    ZZZZZZzzzzzz. Droll sarcasm is literally worse than the Holocaust. Perhaps some of the processes could have been remotely clever if the authors had used different shapes for the fundamental architecture of the chart, or if they simply used OmniGraffle – which came pre-installed on my latest MacBook Pro – instead of a random copy of Photoshop Elements 7 that was lying around.

    • We considered using breast shapes, but we got distracted while searching for a proper model.

  • This one would make an excellent poster. Is there a larger version

  • nice poster to describe apple's ipad

  • nice poster to describe apple's ipad

  • The Pope… From TV

    My computer speakers won't play the sound that comes out of my car stereo. It turns out that that makes them comparable to Communist dictators since they won't do EVERYTHING you want. Probably because they were bought with the understanding of what is and isn't possible with them.

    Maybe on the iPad box Apple shouldn't have told customers that it does everything, and just let consumers decide for themselves if Apple's products (especially since it's so comparable to the iPod Touch) based on quality are worth purchasing. …Oh wait, that's what Apple did?