When you need a camera at Wimbledon you should reach for your...iPad?

The simple question; would you take your iPad to a major sporting event like the Wimbledon Championships? Better yet, would you use it as your go-to camera to capture the memories of said major sporting event? My own answer? A categorical no to both. How about you?

I've been following this years Wimbledon quite closely — a British player doing well helps — and noticed an increasing amount of folks in the crowds on the televised courts holding up an iPad to take a photo. The same people who likely also had a smartphone with a much better camera in their pocket. That's without even getting to the point that holding up a 9.7-inch tablet to take a photo just looks plain ridiculous.

So, am I being a little old fashioned here, or is the notion of taking an iPad to a sports event to use a camera something you guys agree with? Why else would you need your iPad at the Wimbledon finals? I'm really curious to get your collective thoughts on this!

Richard Devine

Editor at iMore, part time racing driver, full time British guy. Follow him on Twitter and Google+