When I posted my iPad Pro review a couple of days ago, I had mentioned that I will post the Apple Pencil review soon and here it is. However odd this may sound, I think I bought the $600 plus iPad Pro for the $99 Apple pencil, if I am completely honest with myself. So how do I like it? Do my initial impressions still hold true? Read along to find out....
"More people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before" Well that's what Microsoft claims.
I had purchased an Apple Pencil along with an iPad pro for Thanksgiving this year (read my iPad Pro review here). The first thing I knew I had to do, to start using the Apple Pencil was to connect it to the iPad Pro through bluetooth. But the Apple Pencil has no On/Off button on it, in typical Apple style.
My first iPad was ther 2012 iPad Mini. I used it mainly for taking notes, browsing, playing some games, etc. I loved my Mini as it had the perfect form factor, big enough to be differentiated from my iPhone but small (and light) enough to use in one hand. After that for a couple of years I did not buy an iPad frankly because other than for taking notes, I did not have a pressing need for one. And even for that I had a lot of trouble using third partly stylii with my iPad Mini due to issues like too much lag, poor quality and reliability of the stylii. Another reason was that my iPhone was getting bigger and better and was approaching my iPad Mini in size and capability, voiding my need for an iPad. So when I got a good deal for thanksgiving this year why did I buy an iPad Pro? One reason (mainly), the Apple Pencil. After a few weeks of using the iPad, here is my review in a list of likes and dislikes.
An interesting blog post from Macotakara suggeststhat the 2017 iPhone lineup will feature both the "radically" re-designed iPhone 8 and an updated iPhone 7, called the iPhone 75 (in more colors including a new one in red) at the same time.
The most infamous technology legal battle of the recent times was the Apple v/s Samsung one. Apple scored a huge initial victory where Samsung was found to be guilty of encroaching some of the Apple patents related to the iPhone and was fined more than a billion USD.
The title of this post might make it sound like it's a jab at Android. But however much I am on the iOS bandwagon, I understand the pros and cons of both the mobile platforms. Unfortunately not many do. Just remember one golden rule when it comes to anything in life, "nothing is actually free". Everything has a cost associated to it.