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My Decade with the iPad: Upping the Ante

I wrote about my first experience with the iPad back in January, right around the 10th anniversary of Steve Jobs announcing the device in 2010. As we close in on the 10th anniversary of the device’s release, I’ve been thinking a lot about where the iPad is today and the things I love about it, both new and old.

While I enjoyed using the original iPad and saw enormous potential in Apple’s tablet platform, it was the iPad 2 that really won me over. It was everything that was good about the iPad, just better all-around. It was thinner, lighter, faster and had better battery life. As big of a jump as we got from the original iPhone hardware to the iPhone 3G, this was even bigger. Add to that the fact that developers were fully onboard with making iPad-specific apps by this point thanks to the success of the first-gen device, and you had a really compelling package for the price.

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Ming-Chi Kuo Predicts Two Additional Mini-LED iPads for 2020 and 2021

This along with two more iPads and two more Macs

Last Fall, Ming-Chi Kuo made a prediction that Apple was developing a new 16″ MacBook Pro and a new 12.9″ iPad Pro for release in the Fall of 2020. Now he is back (via MacRumors) with a new report that Apple will have four additional devices to go with these, including two additional iPad models.

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I Hope Apple Ignores John Gruber’s Rants on the iPad

Contrary to what you might think after reading that headline, I am not a hater. Not at all. I have actually been a fan of John Gruber’s writing and podcasting for several years and I typically agree with his point of view regarding Apple and the tech world, in general. However, I can’t say that’s the case when it comes to the iPad.

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Apple Considering Opening Up Default Apps is an Important Symbolic Gesture

But it really wouldn’t be the groundbreaking change some believe it to be.

If you go back and re-trace the history of iOS over the last decade plus and think about its progression in context, then Apple offering users the ability to change default apps really would be a major shift for the operating system. Along with Springboard’s still static screens of app icons, this is one of the last foundational concepts of iOS that hasn’t shifted or changed to this point. That makes Apple even considering making a change a very important moment for iOS.

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The iPad Inspires Some Divergent Opinions at Age 10

I wrote on the 10th anniversary of the iPad’s announcement a few days ago and I was far from the only one. Like mine, most of the articles that I read were largely positive and at least saw the potential for continued improvement, if not a bright future for Apple’s tablet platform.

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Apple’s Quarterly Earnings Were Strong, but the iPad Took it on the Chin

Apple was projected to have a strong Holiday quarter and their own guidance predicted such, but today brought confirmation that they did even better than expected. They beat their projection of $85.5 billion to $89.5 billion by taking in $91.8 billion for Q1 of financial year 2020. Apple also beat the street’s estimate of $4.54 per share profit by posting $4.99 for the quarter.

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The iPad Officially Turns 10 Today

I wrote a bit about the first decade of the iPad recently and I will continue talking about my own first decade with the platform soon, but today is officially THE day. Steve Jobs took the stage on January 27, 2010 to introduce the iPad to the world, and the rest is history.

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What Will I Be Doing With My iPad Pro Tonight?

Watching my Tigers beat Clemson for a FBS College Football National Championship! Well, I’ll be watching the game on a tv along with my Wife, Mom and Dad, but I will be using the 12.9″ screen of my iPad Pro to keep up with some of ESPN’s other feeds for the game. They go all out for Playoff and Championship Games and my tablet will help me take advantage without the need or any channel flipping.

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Despite Straw Man Arguments to the Contrary, the Post-PC Era is Very Real

And it’s a good thing for ALL of us

The iPad has been with us for almost 10 years now and the personal computer hasn’t died. If anything, Windows PC and Mac sales have recovered from past swoons.  They aren’t growing as fast as they once did, but they are stable.

The Microsoft Surface has been around for close to 7 years, but all laptops haven’t suddenly adopted its unique 2-in-1 design. Some have, but the traditional laptop form factor is still with us today, and still makes up the majority of sales in the category. However, these facts do not change the fact that the Post-PC Era is very, very real.

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My Decade with the iPad: Getting Hooked

We are coming up on a full decade since the announcement of the iPad soon. I already wrote about some of the notable impacts that Apple’s tablets have had on the tech world at large during the last 10 years. Now I am going to head down memory lane and take a look at how my iPads have impacted me and how I do things at work and home.

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Apple New Year’s Resolutions

Another year has ended and a new one has begun. In the time honored tradition of marking the beginning of a another trip around the sun, it’s time  to make some New Year’s Resolutions. However, rather than make them for myself this year, I’m going to set my mind to thinking of some for Apple in 2020.

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