An iOS Voyage of Discovery with iPad Air 2
So it finally happened – I now have an iOS device. The backstory is that I received an email that, in my opinion, was a kind of a dare although they called it a challenge which is very PR of them. The “challenge” is to see if I could use the new iPad Air 2 to do ALL my work on for 7 days. I am allowed to use my mobile phone for calls as no one on this planet should hold a tablet to their ear. Ever.
For some iOS users, this may sound trivial. However, since I have never owned any Apple iOS device (besides my iPod), I am not sure just how do-able this challenge is for me.
I can assume that the basic tasks like email and web browsing should be painless. The real challenge is going to be with apps that I use for my work and for my Blogging & YouTube. I am not a big touch-screen typer and prefer an old-school keyboard for anything beyond the odd Instagram or Tweet, so how will I cope having to run spread sheets and documents? This is going to be interesting…
The specs look really good – but we all know that devices have to be much more than about specs. For me being mobile is important and therefore battery life is critical. The iPad Air 2 has a 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery which is meant to give me up to 10 hours of web time on Wi‑Fi, watching video, or listening to music and 9 hours of surﬁng the web using cellular data network.That should do the trick even when I am out all day. It is also light and portable weighing in at 437 grams so maybe my back will thank me for not having to lug around my laptop bag everywhere.
As I write this post on my laptop for the last time for a week, my anxiety revolves around having access to my documents which at this stage I am still not sure how to go about it. I know veteran iOS users rave about iCloud but I don’t have that luxury. So wonder if Dropbox and Google Drive work ?
iOS Voyage of Discovery
So over the next 7 days I will be sharing my experiences (the good, the bad and the ugly) via my social network. You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and watch me struggle/ succeed/ overcome my own challenges within the foreign Operating System.
I will post questions when I get stuck… please feel free to laugh but even more importantly feel free to help !!!
On the plus side, I am really looking forward to giving the device a fair chance. After all, Apple’s iPad one is still in circulation it was just THAT good so I can only assume this version is on a whole new level.
So as I install iTunes and I nervously watch the battery of the iPad Air 2 reach 100%, I know soon it will be time to shut down this laptop and begin an iOS voyage of discovery.
wish me luck !