Us Apple fans can sometimes come across as arrogant and superior. All PCs are seen as inferior and Steve Jobs is referred to as the 4th person in the Trinity!
This post is not intended to be like that.
I’m enjoying my iPad as a great device and wanted to share my reasons why I think it’s so fantastic. I could give many more, but here are 3 reasons that stand out…
1) It just works.
Firstly, Apple products come fully charged out the box. So all I had to do was plug it in and within 30 minutes it had already synced with my iMac and iPhone and everything was set up. All my contacts, my calendars, my email accounts, browser bookmarks, password settings, photos, music, apps – literally everything!
2) It just feels right.
The iPad 2 is small and thin. Very thin. It easily fits into my handbag or can be carried in your hand. I was a bit apprehensive about the typing experience on the tablet, but I have been so surprised by how natural it feels. I can type equally as fast as on my laptop, and the hand gestures and motion controls feel so intuitive a child could pick it up (just ask Mackenzie!). The screen is bright and beautiful, and the entire form of the device is elegant and simple – an absolute pleasure to use.
3) It’s very convenient.
Sometimes I like to keep Klem company when he’s watching TV, and now it’s easier to do, even during the football season which I’m not a fan of. Now I can browse, email, work on my blog, etc. while sitting on the couch with the occasional “great game!” comments that I throw out to hubby. When I find a recipe I want to try it’s so easy to bring it to the counter, prop it up and away to my cooking. Travelling with it is a dream. It takes up no space at all (remember it can fit in my handbag?) and I can do everything on it that my laptop could handle. I can watch movies, view my photos, reply to emails, stay connected with my social media with no issues. With iCloud I can share so easily between platforms, it’s all automatic, I don’t have to think about it. And even better is with all this constant use, the battery life is incredible – over 10 hours and still going strong!
Of course I could talk about many more advantages of the iPad – like the gift it is for those of us who regularly communicate in social media. I could talk about the thousands of applications that enhance the device and personalize it for every user. I could talk about the dream it is to read books on. The list is endless and that’s a good thing!
Oh yeah, eat your heart out Mary Poppins because I’m betting my list of favourite things will out do yours anyday!!