So, I just received an iPad 3 (?) this week. I bought a refurbished model that came with the Retina display and Siri.
Pros: It was in the neighborhood of 15% off, which is super. Plus, it came with a 1-year warranty, the same length of warranty as a brand new iPad.
Cons: None yet – still works & that’s great.
I started reading about the iPad. Obviously it has a rechargeable battery, which will eventually need replacing.
Pros: It’s supposed to work at 80% efficiency for 1,000 charges. Each charge can last in the neighborhood of 7-10 hours (of use) – my estimation.
Cons: A replacement battery is $99 – a little less than 1/5th of what I forked out for it.
I picked up the following app’s right away: Garageband (for composition), Pages (for writing), Keynote (for making short animated videos), and Procreate (for drawing / painting / illustrating).
Pros: The apps store is pretty good and the apps were affordable.
Cons: Not quite sure how Keynote & video-making go hand-in-hand, but I’ve seen it done, so that’s exciting. Pages also seems a lot harder to use, especially since Siri only works when connected to the Internet.
So far I’d like to say that I enjoy it. However, I did order three things from Apple, and only 2 have shown up so far. It’s odd (on one hand) that you can order three separate things from the same online seller, yet receive them each in a different shipment. On the other hand, it isn’t difficult to understand that different companies manufacture different things – why hold them all at a central facility? Why not make the product and then ship it directly to the consumer. That makes sense, even though the consumer may have to be home to receive a package on three separate occasions.
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