🎵 for my commute today provided by bestcoast
🎵 for my commute today provided by bestcoast
I got the Space Grey WiFi 256GB model. I also got the Keyboard Folio an the Pencil. Initial thoughts after spending an evening setting up and using it. Further thoughts and photos to come.
The build quality is great. As expected from Apple. I love the the slight throwback to the squared off design on the iPhone 4 & 5. It feels more industrial and less stuck up than previous iPads. Functional rather than snooty.
Coming from a 1st gen Pro, the screen on this is a revolution. 120Hz plus the colour gamut. Whoa boy. I know people have seen this already on the 2nd Gen, but it’s suuuuuuper impressive to see in the flesh. Add the edge to edge design and it just looks fab.
Forget the Keyboard folio haters. This thing is super thin and adds a great deal of functionality. I can type at full speed on it as well. I prefer it to my MacBook Pro Keyboard. The only thing I hate is the cloth finish. I feel like it’s going to stain eventually like my 1st Gen did. I hope it doesn’t eventually die due to poor design like my 1st Gen.
The performance makes it effortless to use. This thing is crazy smooth. Everything I’ve tried on it has been like butter to coin a Steveism.
2nd Generation Pencil makes it a much more appealing proposition being attached to the device and charged. I’m no artist but I do like to write out thought sometimes when planning projects or on conference calls. I use Linea when I’m auditing or sketching out network diagrams whilst on site-visits for my day job
Battery life seems great. I’ve set this up from scratch, installed all my apps and have had videos playing the background as I noodle around and the battery has only just hit 80% after 4 hours. Quite good considering I’ve basically had the screen on and been hammering the WiFi the entire time.
The cable they give you with the charge is suuuuuper stingy vs the old Pros. 1mtr is fine for a phone. Not fine for a ‘computer’. In my living room I can no longer use my iPad on the couch whilst plugged into a nearby socket as the cable is just too short. Even more annoying is the fact the cables are the same price in the online store. Both £19! Come on Apple!? The ‘little touches’ are what I used to love with Apple (extension power cable with the Pros, longer cable with the iPad Pro, spare nibs with the pencil for example) and these little considerations are just becoming more absent with Apple. They’re sadly missed.
Beef & Dark Beer Chilli 🌶 😋
Big hit with the kids!
Easy to make as well and lots to freeze afterwards.
Recipe courtesy of epicurious.com
My bronze blood donor card arrived for doing 5 donations so far.
Here’s to many more!
🙄 Yes Macrumours. Big SSDs and a metric shedload of RAM continue to be expensive What is the point of posts like this?
I’ve bit on the new iPad Pro. All in on a 256GB 12.9 with pencil and keyboard folio. Rocking the OG 2015 Pro at the moment so will be quite the upgrade. Especially in screen tech. I use my iPad almost exclusively as my personal device nowadays. If I didn’t need a laptop professionally, I would totally just go ipad only with how the ecosystem is now.
Current status 🐱
I like my deserts like I like my waistline. XXL 😏
We’ll see Viennetta. We’ll see
High tea 🧐 ☕️ 🍰 Celebrating @jennycraney birthday.
2 things will survive the apocalypse. Cockroaches and these whack ass solid metal BT patch panels. And they’re both nasty 😜
Donation no5 in the bag 💉
My new socks have avocados on them. This makes me irrationally happy. 🥑😍
Discovered CyberChef by GCHQ this week. A Swiss Army Knife for data analysis this week.
Used it in auditing to bring a bunch of different MAC Address formatting in-line. Tip of the iceberg of what you can do with this tool. Amazing app 👍
Homeward bound 🚂 🍺 🛌
☕️ 🚂 🌅 & 🎵
Best use of the iOS measure app so far.
Measuring exactly how big this big ass fish from the local chippy is 😋👌
What a wasted platform for gaming the Apple TV is.
Gaming is still something that appears to happen in spite of Apples involvement rather than being encouraged. Shame. The ATV could be such a good little gaming box with the right push. Plus crossplay with iphone/ipad.
Mine & family kids all collecting the Sainsbury’s Lego cards.
Just gone through and numerically ordered all the spares because it makes my weirdo brain feel good to put them into order…😊🧠
Pro “Being a human at work” tip.
Say you have remote workers that collaborate over tools like Slack or Teams.
If you ask a question or have a problem and they help. Say “Thank You” at the end.
They’re humans. Not some AI assistant you can ignore once you get what you want.
I think I’d believe Apples “We want you to keep your phone for several years” speech at the keynote was more earnest if they hadn’t then instantly discontinued every iPhone X specific accessory such as their official cases now the XS & XS Max are out. 🤔
St Lucia’s brand of synth pop is very much my jam. What a delight to find 🎧
Here 👏 We 👏 Go 👏
My (now out of warranty) AirPods are busted yet again. Low volume on the left unit (it was the right last time).
I love the convenience of them in some situations but for £160, the build quality and reliability just aren’t there…
Wonder if I could get s Kickstarter going for visiting every Premier Inn in the U.K. and reviewing the cooked breakfasts… 🤔