What I learned in 3 months of using iPad Air

Buying tablets remains a controversial issue to this day. Some say that the tablet is no longer needed, since the diagonal of the screen of smartphones allows you to view content without problems. Others think differently and argue the purchase of a tablet by the fact that a modern tablet can easily replace a computer on trips and, in general, takes user mobility to a new level. I confess that when I bought a new iPad, I didn’t fully understand why I needed it, but over time everything changed.

Experience using iPad Air for 3 months.

Why do you need a tablet

In 2021, we spend most of our time behind the screen. At work, we write reports in office programs, in our free time we flip through the news feed. There was a time when I never used any other device other than a smartphone. It covered most of my tasks without any problems. But as soon as I bought a MacBook, everything changed.

The realization suddenly came to me of what it is to watch content on the big screen. YouTube began to play with new colors, reading the text began to bring real pleasure. But the trouble is that you can’t always take a laptop with you. As light as a Mac is, it’s not designed to be portable.

On a laptop, you can’t watch a movie while lying in bed, it is inconvenient to view text with it, since the user will somehow be chained to the desktop. Apple’s trackpad is cool, but I still haven’t mastered photo editing applications on MacOS. So I decided it was time to buy a tablet.

It is almost impossible to use a laptop as shown in the picture.

I think that everyone who is thinking about buying a tablet, the first thing that comes to mind is the iPad. It’s not even that it fits perfectly into the Apple ecosystem. It’s just that Android tablets are nothing more than an enlarged smartphone. The solution from Cupertino gives a truly new experience.

Which iPad to choose

After I decided to buy an iPad, another question arose: Which one? At the time of purchase, Apple offered several product lines. The iPad Pro is the guru of all tablets, an engineering giant that, in the right hands, can be a powerful machine to work with. The bezel-less iPad Air is an advanced, unknown to a wide range of users. The only thing I knew was that for the first time after the Pro line, a frameless screen appeared in it. Next up is the most classic iPad that’s good for day-to-day use, and the Mini is a very playful toddler. Despite its size, it has enough power for any task. The idea reminds me of the iPhone 12 Mini – the only compact device in the lineup.

Latest iPad rulers.

Based on what Apple offered, logically, it was necessary to take the classic version. I did not plan to draw or do professional work in editors on the tablet. Video editing is more convenient in Final Cut Pro. But I chose Air. Why? It’s just that recently Apple has been moving its tablets as far as possible from devices on macOS, and I was extremely interested in how it would end.

Will Cupertino kill the MacBook Air line and put an iPad with a keyboard in its place, or vice versa, will give the Air new opportunities, slightly limiting the functionality of the iPad Pro. In all honesty, we understand that Apple tablets now have so much power that they can perform absolutely any task.

The best tablet for watching movies

The first thing after the purchase, I subscribed to AppleTV + and started watching TV shows. Before buying a tablet, it seemed to me that it was more convenient to find a script than to take it to bed and watch a movie. I was wrong. iPad is awkward to hold, and the kickstand in the case is not stable enough. But it’s still better than taking your MacBook Pro with you, whatever one may say.

iPad on the bed is not as comfortable as you might think.

Then I downloaded Instagram, Twitter, and a couple more content viewing apps. Not to say that here the tablet gave me a radically new experience. It’s just that many of the things that I did on the phone have migrated here. “But now the phone will last longer” – this is how I justified the first time buying a tablet for 55 thousand rubles.

How to make iPad a second monitor

Later I learned about the SideCar technology, which allows you to turn the iPad into a second monitor. That’s when it all started. Now I have clearly divided all tasks into three devices. On the Mac, I did work where a physical keyboard was needed, everything related to the picture and image I transferred to the iPad, and for everything else there is a MasterCard (phone). If you are also thinking about using a tablet with a Mac computer, we have an article for you where we tell you how to do it.

iPad is very convenient to use as a second monitor.

Later I came up with the idea to overclock the device and squeeze the maximum out of it. Then I went to the App Store, looked at the best photo editing and drawing applications, bought myself a ProCreate, and with it bought an Apple Pencil. This is the car! I wrote in more detail about my experience with the Apple Pencil earlier.

Photo editing on iPad is very convenient. The functionality of ProCreate allows you to cope with literally any task at hand. Photo on Instagram – please, make a beautiful picture for AppleInsider.ru – no problem. In parallel with this, my wife took up sketching and mastered the construction of interiors of apartments and houses. And in SideCar mode, the second monitor is now also touch-sensitive. You can easily use the computer software on the iPad screen and edit everything right there.

Apple Pencil для iPad (It’s revolution, Johnny)

Gradually, I began to understand that it was not worth exchanging for the classic version of the tablet. Have you seen the Apple Pencil charging with it? I’ll show you friends. This is just a nightmare. Plus I really liked the Touch ID sensor in the power button. Now you don’t have to move the tablet in your hands to unlock it. Well, and a frameless screen, where without it.

Do you use an iPad? Do you think the classic version of the tablet is enough for basic tasks? I propose to share my opinion in our Telegram chat.


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