First off, lets try to keep this civil. The teenage-level battles on this forum and ca.com are getting old.
With that said, this is a simple poll. Its about time i start modding out my new truck.
-Alpines new 8in navigation unit (INE-Z928HD)
-An Ipad 3
Pros of the alpine
-Everything is inclusive
-steering whell control integration will be easy
Cons of the alpine
-it will be a fairly boring and straightforward install
-it wont be that unique (navi's are pretty common)
Pros of the ipad
-it would be completely removable
-it would definitely be unique
-although not inclusive, i will be able to have all the features that the navigation unit would offer
-it will eliminate the need for my ipod, which is what i play all my music through
Cons of the ipad
-Its going to be a challenge to get steering wheel controls to work. I think i have it figured out though
-it will require using external processing, which i dont mind doing
-no CDs (i dont use CDs at all, but in case i ever did, i wouldnt be able to)
Both units will require custom dash modifications due to their size. Alpine wont be making a dash kit for my truck, at least as of yet (toyota tundra)
Alongside of the units will be a complete install of course (amps, deadening, etc), but that is a mute point for this poll.