1. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    I just got an iPad. Never thought I would.

    At least it isn't a Windows phone like the others on the show. I guess I need to keep up with Claire.
    02-28-2015 05:51 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Have fun with it...
    02-28-2015 06:10 PM
  3. taz323's Avatar
    Congrats, enjoy.
    02-28-2015 06:16 PM
  4. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    Being an avid Blackberry user its a challenge to get used to the swipes and this keyboard.

    I'm sure I'll get there in due course. It's a regular iPad mini 16 GB wifi version. I spent sometime looking for the sd card slot...but alas. 😄
    02-28-2015 06:48 PM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    02-28-2015 06:50 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your new iPad.
    02-28-2015 08:20 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Congratulations on your new device
    02-28-2015 08:32 PM
  8. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    I don't think people are getting the satire here.
    Algus and FrankUnderwood like this.
    03-02-2015 08:32 AM
  9. Scatabrain's Avatar
    It goes with your MacBook.


    Sent from my iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk
    03-02-2015 08:55 AM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I saw you playing Monument Valley on it the other night, Mr. Underwood.
    FrankUnderwood likes this.
    03-02-2015 02:21 PM
  11. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    That is an addictive game. I was hesitant to try but I read the description and I just had to play.

    Truly addictive. I hope Claire gets a chance to play.
    BreakingKayfabe likes this.
    03-02-2015 05:56 PM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore
    03-02-2015 07:01 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Make yourself at home and enjoy the site! And you can stop looking for the SD card slot. None of us have found it yet.


    Sent from my ancient iPhone 5 (no longer trustworthy)
    infinite_loop likes this.
    03-02-2015 09:27 PM
  14. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I use everything out there. For tablets though, I just really love my Mini and can't see myself replacing it.

    So enjoy!
    03-02-2015 10:19 PM
  15. HAWK's Avatar
    Welcome
    03-02-2015 11:01 PM
  16. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Welcome! I use my iPad daily. For me it is probably my most used portable device by an order of magnitude. Now i've moved countries, it is my only lifeline to iMore and the intermawebz.
    03-03-2015 06:02 PM
  17. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Frank I hope others become acquainted with you and Claire.

    I was wondering why you were using a WP and then later an iPad. Monument Valley is a great reason to use an iPad. I know it was the review you read that got you to try it.

    It must feel weird to not be playing FPSs.

    Cheers.


    Sent from my iPhone 6+ using Tapatalk
    03-03-2015 06:29 PM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    Enjoy your new toy!


    Sent from my iPad Mini using Tapatalk
    03-03-2015 07:28 PM
  19. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    As President they give me lots of toys to play with. I still use my Blackberry though for the more important messages.
    03-04-2015 02:13 PM
  20. dracula2's Avatar
    I hope you enjoy your new iPad.
    03-09-2015 03:27 AM
  21. FrankUnderwood's Avatar
    I've had the iPad now for a few weeks and I can now give some comments on how it works. Keep in mind I am a BB user and have been for some time.

    I won't compare this to the Playbook as it's not really fair due to its age and specs. I will say that the PB and its gestures seem more natural to me and from things like having multiple windows open and navigation I find it to be better.

    The reason I had to get the iPad was for work. Our municipality uses Sire Agenda to go for our meetings (to reduce paper mainly) and that app isn't available obviously for BB.

    The good of iPad

    Speed. It is fast in processing, surfing the net and loading applications.

    Battery life is great. I was using this yesterday starting at 100 percent and now as I type this in the next morning I'm at 81. So for casual / medium amount of usage it's great.

    Calendar. Before BB updated to 10.3.1 I would have given it a tie to BB but given the changes to that recently, I give the iPad the win. The calendar is much easier to use for keeping track of and adding activities as well as the overall visual impact. If BB would just improve that functionality I'd be very happy.

    The meh of iPad

    Keyboard. I don't care what folks say about the virtual keyboard of any device but it's where BB wins with BB10. I thought I'd have to make some major adjustments to my typing on the iPad but it's not as bad as I expected but still not as good as I thought it would be given my Apple friends talking about it.

    Apps. Now here's where I feel the flames will start given where I'm posting this but I'm not an app kinda person. I do have some news apps downloaded like Toronto star and globe and mail etc but really they are just the same as the mobile newspaper sites. Granted they don't work well on Playbook which screen size is comparable and on my BB Classic the screen is much smaller but it's a mobile site to me so its interchangeable in my eyes.

    The bad of iPad

    Multitasking. With BB Playbook and the Classic or Passport or any other BB10 product you can seemlessly switch windows with a swipe and still have things running in the background. For instance if I'm watching something on YouTube and I get an email, I could simply switch windows to go into my hub and see or read the email and then quickly swipe back. With iPad I have to double click the home button and then go to mail, read it. Then double click to get all open items and select the YouTube to begin watching again. It doesn't run in the background so it has to be restarted again. PITA if you ask me.

    No hub. The hub on BB10 is simply awesome. I can put accounts into the hub for all my accounts. My LinkedIn my Twitter my Facebook my Igrann (BB native Instagram account) and several of my emails...all in one area. If I get a tweet I can simply respond to it without having to open up the app. Same for Facebook or any other app in the hub. It can't be done in iOS. Without the hub or a similar feature in iOS I don't think I'd ever get or use the iPhone as my primary driver.

    That's just a few observations. Did my fingers fall off or a black hole emerge when I started using an Apple product? Of course not. It works OK for me and what I need it for. Would it be enough to get me to switch from BB to IOS...nope.

    There are good and bad in every device I'll give people that. I've tried a few android products in the past like the Samsung Note 4 for example and while the hardware was amazing including what I'd say is the best camera and screen on a device...the lack of a hub location for everything makes it a product I'd pass on as well. I don't like the cartoon like UI for android and it feels even less natural when flipping from app to app than the iPad even.

    So there are some of my thoughts. Bash around or comment if you wish. BB always takes a beating from everyone but in my opinion it's still the best OS going right now for a person like me. Like iOS it's not for everyone but we all have our opinions to say the least.
    03-16-2015 09:12 AM
  22. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I've had the iPad now for a few weeks and I can now give some comments on how it works. Keep in mind I am a BB user and have been for some time.

    I won't compare this to the Playbook as it's not really fair due to its age and specs. I will say that the PB and its gestures seem more natural to me and from things like having multiple windows open and navigation I find it to be better.

    The reason I had to get the iPad was for work. Our municipality uses Sire Agenda to go for our meetings (to reduce paper mainly) and that app isn't available obviously for BB.

    The good of iPad

    Speed. It is fast in processing, surfing the net and loading applications.

    Battery life is great. I was using this yesterday starting at 100 percent and now as I type this in the next morning I'm at 81. So for casual / medium amount of usage it's great.

    Calendar. Before BB updated to 10.3.1 I would have given it a tie to BB but given the changes to that recently, I give the iPad the win. The calendar is much easier to use for keeping track of and adding activities as well as the overall visual impact. If BB would just improve that functionality I'd be very happy.

    The meh of iPad

    Keyboard. I don't care what folks say about the virtual keyboard of any device but it's where BB wins with BB10. I thought I'd have to make some major adjustments to my typing on the iPad but it's not as bad as I expected but still not as good as I thought it would be given my Apple friends talking about it.

    Apps. Now here's where I feel the flames will start given where I'm posting this but I'm not an app kinda person. I do have some news apps downloaded like Toronto star and globe and mail etc but really they are just the same as the mobile newspaper sites. Granted they don't work well on Playbook which screen size is comparable and on my BB Classic the screen is much smaller but it's a mobile site to me so its interchangeable in my eyes.

    The bad of iPad

    Multitasking. With BB Playbook and the Classic or Passport or any other BB10 product you can seemlessly switch windows with a swipe and still have things running in the background. For instance if I'm watching something on YouTube and I get an email, I could simply switch windows to go into my hub and see or read the email and then quickly swipe back. With iPad I have to double click the home button and then go to mail, read it. Then double click to get all open items and select the YouTube to begin watching again. It doesn't run in the background so it has to be restarted again. PITA if you ask me.

    No hub. The hub on BB10 is simply awesome. I can put accounts into the hub for all my accounts. My LinkedIn my Twitter my Facebook my Igrann (BB native Instagram account) and several of my emails...all in one area. If I get a tweet I can simply respond to it without having to open up the app. Same for Facebook or any other app in the hub. It can't be done in iOS. Without the hub or a similar feature in iOS I don't think I'd ever get or use the iPhone as my primary driver.

    That's just a few observations. Did my fingers fall off or a black hole emerge when I started using an Apple product? Of course not. It works OK for me and what I need it for. Would it be enough to get me to switch from BB to IOS...nope.

    There are good and bad in every device I'll give people that. I've tried a few android products in the past like the Samsung Note 4 for example and while the hardware was amazing including what I'd say is the best camera and screen on a device...the lack of a hub location for everything makes it a product I'd pass on as well. I don't like the cartoon like UI for android and it feels even less natural when flipping from app to app than the iPad even.

    So there are some of my thoughts. Bash around or comment if you wish. BB always takes a beating from everyone but in my opinion it's still the best OS going right now for a person like me. Like iOS it's not for everyone but we all have our opinions to say the least.
    I definitely agree with the PB ability with multitasking. It really was amazing. No reloading tabs, seamless switching between tasks. I also really like the hub as all info is in one spot and it's easier to sort through.

    As for the keyboard, I have to say that since Apple allowed third party keyboards, I'm in high heaven. I use Swype and it's natural to me as I started out with Android phones first and foremost.

    Also, it took me a very long time to adjust to having no back button. I still have times when I'll get frustrated.

    I still like BB10 but they need to hurry up and release that slider preview I saw on CB.
    03-17-2015 08:37 AM
  23. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    I've had the iPad now for a few weeks and I can now give some comments on how it works. Keep in mind I am a BB user and have been for some time.

    I won't compare this to the Playbook as it's not really fair due to its age and specs. I will say that the PB and its gestures seem more natural to me and from things like having multiple windows open and navigation I find it to be better.

    The reason I had to get the iPad was for work. Our municipality uses Sire Agenda to go for our meetings (to reduce paper mainly) and that app isn't available obviously for BB.

    The good of iPad

    Speed. It is fast in processing, surfing the net and loading applications.

    Battery life is great. I was using this yesterday starting at 100 percent and now as I type this in the next morning I'm at 81. So for casual / medium amount of usage it's great.

    Calendar. Before BB updated to 10.3.1 I would have given it a tie to BB but given the changes to that recently, I give the iPad the win. The calendar is much easier to use for keeping track of and adding activities as well as the overall visual impact. If BB would just improve that functionality I'd be very happy.

    The meh of iPad

    Keyboard. I don't care what folks say about the virtual keyboard of any device but it's where BB wins with BB10. I thought I'd have to make some major adjustments to my typing on the iPad but it's not as bad as I expected but still not as good as I thought it would be given my Apple friends talking about it.

    Apps. Now here's where I feel the flames will start given where I'm posting this but I'm not an app kinda person. I do have some news apps downloaded like Toronto star and globe and mail etc but really they are just the same as the mobile newspaper sites. Granted they don't work well on Playbook which screen size is comparable and on my BB Classic the screen is much smaller but it's a mobile site to me so its interchangeable in my eyes.

    The bad of iPad

    Multitasking. With BB Playbook and the Classic or Passport or any other BB10 product you can seemlessly switch windows with a swipe and still have things running in the background. For instance if I'm watching something on YouTube and I get an email, I could simply switch windows to go into my hub and see or read the email and then quickly swipe back. With iPad I have to double click the home button and then go to mail, read it. Then double click to get all open items and select the YouTube to begin watching again. It doesn't run in the background so it has to be restarted again. PITA if you ask me.

    No hub. The hub on BB10 is simply awesome. I can put accounts into the hub for all my accounts. My LinkedIn my Twitter my Facebook my Igrann (BB native Instagram account) and several of my emails...all in one area. If I get a tweet I can simply respond to it without having to open up the app. Same for Facebook or any other app in the hub. It can't be done in iOS. Without the hub or a similar feature in iOS I don't think I'd ever get or use the iPhone as my primary driver.

    That's just a few observations. Did my fingers fall off or a black hole emerge when I started using an Apple product? Of course not. It works OK for me and what I need it for. Would it be enough to get me to switch from BB to IOS...nope.

    There are good and bad in every device I'll give people that. I've tried a few android products in the past like the Samsung Note 4 for example and while the hardware was amazing including what I'd say is the best camera and screen on a device...the lack of a hub location for everything makes it a product I'd pass on as well. I don't like the cartoon like UI for android and it feels even less natural when flipping from app to app than the iPad even.

    So there are some of my thoughts. Bash around or comment if you wish. BB always takes a beating from everyone but in my opinion it's still the best OS going right now for a person like me. Like iOS it's not for everyone but we all have our opinions to say the least.
    I can see where your issues for the iPad come in. When it comes to the keyboard, have you tried any third party keyboards? I personally do not use them since I prefer the stock keyboard, but it might be something you would benefit from.

    I am one of the many people that wants to see true multitasking in iOS. I want the ability to have a split screen with two apps. I am hoping this is something we see in iOS9.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    03-17-2015 10:00 AM
  24. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Enjoy your new iPad
    03-18-2015 10:35 AM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore
    03-20-2015 02:28 PM

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