iPhone 6 (Martin Hajek 010)

We’re living in a multi-device world. Taking into account the never-ending stream of both existing form factors and new-category products, small wonder that the line is blurring.

I’m of course referring to ultra-thin notebooks, smartphones, tablets and wearables that perform functions of smartwatches, fitness trackers, health bands and what not.

But do we really need all this hardware in our lives? And even more to the point, can anyone in today’s multi-screen world safely do without owning all types of mobile gear?

That’s the question I’d like to pose in today’s poll. Assuming you have enough spare cash lying around somewhere, would buying a notebook, a tablet, a smartphone and a watch benefit your mobile computing, do you think?

Of course, Apple fans should interpret this poll as asking whether they’d be willing to spend their hard-earned cash on a MacBook, an iPad, an iPhone and a rumored iWatch.

If you’re outside the Apple fold, replace “a notebook, a tablet, a smartphone and a watch” with “a MacBook, an iPad, an iPhone and an iWatch” and you’ll be good.

Cast your vote below.

FYI, as evidenced by latest comScore data quoted by Fortune, most Americans do on their smartphones what they did on their computers.

Your thoughts are much appreciated.

Feel free to argue with us and tell others how you voted, and why, by sharing your personal insights and experiences down in the comments.

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Send us your submissions to tips@iDownloadBlog.com and we’ll consider them for future polls.

Concept renders courtesy of 3D artist Martin Hajek.

  • Rigs101

    I have a Mac a iphone miss my iPad but I wouldn’t get a iwatch just not my type of thing

    • Carol James

      So I see no need for me in person to get all other devices that in the basics bring me the same possibilities but on other different size displays.

  • Derik Stroisch

    I voted yes because I already have all of them. do I use all of them all the time.?no I’ll be honest the watch was a spontaneous buy and I rarely wear it. I have nicer watches like my Nixon watches (yes multiple) that I prefer to wear rather than my Pebble watch.

    • Kevin Osborne

      I’ll buy your Pebble from you. 😉

  • I only need my Mac, an iWatch, and my iPhone. My MacBook Pro is light and portable, so I don’t mind carrying it around the house or taking it to places. I also need the increased power of a MacBook Pro, since I can do multiple things at once on the same screen. If I were to get an iPad, I’d probably just use it for Netflix and Twitter.

    • That’s literally all I use my iPad for. I read news in Reeder, check Twitter and watch on demand services such as Netflix. My iPad is a content consumption device if I want to do any work I’ll do it on my MacBook. My iPad is an iPad 3 though and although slow and sluggish on iOS 8 it’s still going strong…

  • David Gitman

    Well I do have everything. But I am not using everything all the time

  • DroidGuy360

    Yep. As long as none of them are apple products, I’m good.

    • jgr627

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  • jgr627

    I voted yes, I have everything but the watch and I def will be getting it if ever released

  • Repiuk

    I own a MacBook Pro an iPhone and an iPad. From those I never use my iPad. So I will not be a person to buy all. I go through the day basically with my iPhone and some days my MacBook Pro.

    My iPhone is my main device for reading, email, surfing the web, calling keeping my agenda up to date and playing games.

    Although the screen is small the device helps me efficient enough through the day. So I see no need for me in person to get all other devices that in the basics bring me the same possibilities but on other different size displays.

    • TwinSon

      Describes me to the letter. I can do basically all my daily tasks as well as some entertainment value from my iPhone. MacBook Pro is what I go to when I need a bigger screen or to do some homework.

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  • Jonathan

    Yes, If I had the money.

    • Abi Manyu

      you could sell your kidney…

      • Jonathan

        I kinda need my kidney right now.. Can I sell yours?

      • Abi Manyu

        sorry you can’t…i’m selling mine to buy MY iDevices…
        try asking your mom, dad, or brother/sister… i’m sure they can spare you one kidney to buy Your iDevices…

      • Jonathan

        Eh, they kinda need them too right now.
        What’s your house address? Maybe I’ll try and break in when you’re sleeping to borrow yours. =)

        *cough cough*

      • Abi Manyu

        really? have you try asking your aunts/uncles, nephews, nieces and other relatives… or you can also borrow that kidney from one of them…
        i live in Germany, come to this address and find me. Kammerstr. 89, 47057 Duisburg, Germany.
        Btw, where do you live? Just wondering about the way people borrow something around there… or maybe it just the way your parents teach you?…

      • Jonathan

        Seems legit from image. Got a spare plane ticket? 1st class preferred.
        I live in the US. I’d love a visit from a stalker! I’ve never met one in real life!

        8199 Golden Mall Cheektowaga Massachusetts, 02280

        We usually borrow by asking with the mouth. It’s called words. You probably learned it at the age of 2.

      • Abi Manyu

        of course its legit. Well, you can always rent your mom/sisters/nieces to some people there and buy your 1st class ticket… since they won’t let you sell their kidney maybe they’ll allow you this one… please go and ask again…

        that’s how people usually borrow something…, i guess you’re just a special case then… or maybe it was your parents teaching you at the age 2 to break in someone’s house to borrow something… great parenting btw…

      • Jonathan

        Sorry, they’re all needing one to fly to Hawaii.
        My parents also taught me to smash guitars against elephants when I’m angry. Works quite well. Never had to hurt a single human.

      • Abi Manyu

        then atm i got no more idea to get you your 1st class ticket…
        so your parents didn’t only teach you to break into people’s houses but also to be animal abuser?? where did they learn to be parents, in psycho school? now i kinda feel sorry for you…

      • Jonathan

        Yep. We’re all crazy somehow, someway.


      • Abi Manyu

        i’m truly sorry to hear that… and it’s a really bad news for hawaii…

  • felixtaf

    Yes, Notebook, Tablets and Phones, But no watches (smartwatches).
    Yes, each has its purpose!

  • TwinSon

    I gave my 3rd Gen iPad to my dad for Father’s Day in anticipation of grabbing a new one this Fall, but honestly I’ve hardly missed it. I’ve got my 5S and I just bought the refreshed MacBook Pro 13in about 3 weeks ago. The main reason I bought my iPad was for entertainment but I’m a full time student at Arizona State and I work full time, so I don’t have a lot of time to sit around. I’ll grab the new iPhone (5.5 if they have it) and those two will be more than enough for me. I may grab the iPad Mini refresh though, we’ll see.

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    iPhone? Hell yeah! iPad? Sure! MacBook? Always welcome. iWatch? No freackin’ way, thank you.

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  • Byron C Mayes

    A watch? Seriously? The time is everywhere, including my phone. I haven’t worn a watch regularly since the crystal on my last one broke back in 1998. I keep a fancy-looking pocket watch around for those extremely rare occasions that I want a stylish accessory, but even that is all show.

  • nazcorp

    How about this – when a touch-screen Mac is released, let’s say 12-inch and running OS X, then I won’t need anything but that and my iPhone – maybe an iWatch. Honestly I am soooooo hoping this year is the year we see OS X being on a tablet.

    • I doubt it. Maybe an iPad Pro is coming but it’d mean some serious changes to OS X which is predominantly designed for keyboard and mouse…

  • I could see myself buying an iWatch as an impulse buy although my next Apple product purchase will likely be an iPod…

  • Enrrique510

    I have always had an iPhone I love it because well everything is still made more for it and I use it to customize with mostly tweaks so it is JB. I have my iPad Air for more bigger picture my eyes have been getting worse with my Astigmatism and I use it for college as well, and it is JB as well. I have a Macbook Pro for my more Hard-drive/cloud storage and as a XBMC Hub for my TV and of course it also runs . I also have just purchased the Fitbit and well honestly I cannot see myself without them I may forget a lot at home but never my Gadgets.

  • leart

    I currently own iphone 4s/4, ipod4, ipad1, maybe i pass this year release, but the temptation to get a bigger iphone is very strong

  • InfinitePlusOne

    If I had the money I would have got all. But currently I’m gonna stick to Nexus 7 & and my old dell laptop. Get iPhone 6. Maybe not a watch coz I lose them easily.

  • Steven Honey

    don’t really need another iPad right now…will be getting the iPhone6 and Apple TV if they release a new version and a watch depending on the style and price

  • n0ahcruz3

    iPhone 5.5 media and communication and a Laptop for work and education purposes. Thats it. Rest are waste of money for me.

  • James Gunaca

    Yes, but not in that order!

  • JayDee917

    I have all of these except a smart watch. But I will definitely buy the iWatch once it’s available for notification purposes, mostly because I’m in class and certain professors HATE when you pull out your phone.

    Although I must admit, I rarely use my laptop since I bought an iPad. I do most of my real work on a desktop computer.

  • Edvard Rølvaag

    Yes, I’m a apple-geek. Of course!

  • Nick Jones

    Im cool just with my MBP 15, Ipad3 (That I’m now just using it to tether and PLEX) and 5S(That will be upgraded to the new IPhone in September), as for a smart watch, I don’t think so, I’ll stick with my Dumb Rolex 🙂

  • Arthur Larin

    I own a Macbook, and iPad, and an iPhone. I do use them all for different purposes and they all turnout to be productive but I would have to wait and see Apple’s approach to the smart watch before I make any decision on that.

  • I’d only buy a Surface Pro (Notebook, Tablet n Digitizer Drawing Board in 1) and a SmartPhone. IMO, SmartWatches just aren’t justifiable for what they offer over a SmartPhone. I wear a standard digital watch to work though…

    • n0ahcruz3

      I completely agree with you. Surface pro 3 is more functional than an ipad or any android tablet right now. A true laptop replacer. A smartphone and a surface pro(tablet+laptop in 1) is a good productivity combo. Im one of those people who refused to buy a tablet/ipad. Phablet will be enough if i want a bigger screen then laptop or chromecast mirroring.

    • Gary le

      But the iphone 6 will be too big to use for excercising so I think the iWatch will be useful in giving you the important health related info in the gym right?

      • I usually just put my iPhone in my arm band when at the gym…I keep track of my workouts just using the notes and clock app.

  • blu

    I have a laptop (an old Gateway that does everything I need), an iPad 2 (mostly for my kids) and a PC (which I use occasionally still) and my iPhone.
    No need for an iWatch (or any watch for that matter). No need for a Macbook either.

  • MacGuru17

    Yes, I use all of them pretty much every day, and I’d probably use a smart watch too. I use my iPhone all the time, my iPad mini during school to keep track of my homework (and of course after school to watch videos and read, mostly) and my MacBook to type essays and do research, or just to watch videos when I’m at home.

  • Decio Arruda

    Macbook and iPhone are all I need. Plus, I’m one of those people who actually owns a “real” watch and no other information other than the time is that important to me that i’d need extra functionality.

  • Cameron Chao

    I’d buy anything that is shiny and made by Apple.