iPadOS

Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share

3 October 2019

The new iPadOS resuscitates the iPad

Just last week I waxed poetic about Apple Arcade. To truncate my musings, I loved the new addition to the brand, but found a few misses with the concept. (Namely, why not merge it with Apple+ and Apple Music?) Since then, I installed the new iPadOS onto my five year-old iPad Pro (that’s pushing the lifespan of any Apple device for me).

Holy hell, I am blown away.

For the longest time, theiPadOS iPad felt under appreciated and underdeveloped. Most, including myself, likened it to a massive iPod Touch or iPhone. Which it was. All the same apps and no difference in the process. Just a larger screen.

Along the way, I pined for an experience like Microsoft had been offering with its Surface. I longed for a computer-like experience, one with a keyboard and mouse. (Hell, an annoying touchpad would do too.) But dammit, Apple was simply not giving me that.

Then came the iPad Pro, minus the new iPadOS. With a specialized keyboard and pencil. I gave these my best shot. But alas, it still didn’t cut it.

Apple now treats the iPad like its own entity, not a larger version of something else. And the new push has paid off, with sales up 22%. That marks the iPad’s largest increase in six years.

The new iPadOS is revolutionary for the iPad. Just wish it didn’t take so long to finally get here.”

The new iPadOS will just make those numbers rise

With one fell swoop, my iPad became the all-in-one device of which I had been dreaming. Now, I can use a Bluetooth mouse with it. This alone is a game changer for me.

Beyond that, the new iPadOS allows users to download and upload files with ease. Works seamlessly among apps (as I would with multiple programs on a MacBook).

If I need to connect a thumb drive, I can do it.

If I need to take quick notes with an Apple Pencil, the new iPadOS works like a charm.

Heck, if I need an extended desktop on a separate monitor, I can do that too.

In short. The new iPadOS is revolutionary for the iPad. Just wish it didn’t take so long to finally get here.

See more posts in the following related categories: Apple

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Marketing during COVID-19: A primer

  Marketing during COVID-19   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 6 April 2020 Marketing during COVID-19: A Primer So much is uncertain these days. And uncertainty often gives way to fear. That’s what many brands are feeling right now and why marketing...

NFL free agency at least provides a distraction

  NFL free agency   Tom Dougherty, CEO - Stealing Share 18 March 2020 NFL free agency at least provides a distraction Things are certainly in a strange place. People continue to be holed up and will be for the foreseeable future. All the while, a crazy NFL...

Share This