Why is everybody so unhappy with iPad Pro?

Ever since I was a little boy my wish list contained a sort of magic machinery  giving me a view into the world, entertaining my curiosity.

I think iPad Pro finally is delivering some kind of answer to that wish. Giving me the ability to view amazing photos and read stories from the world. Combined with a ability to play all of the games I like.

The size of iPad Pro is just right. I have always thought 9.7″ is not enough. The size of a paper (A4) is just det right size for everything. I will never write on my iPad Pro. I need a proper keyboard for that.

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It’s a given that the weight is a bit to much but the times this bothers me I force myself to think of the ability of the iPad Pro. Not more than the original iPad. Just 5 years later this is possible. Simply amazing.

Thank you, Apple. This is my most used iPad so far and I have had them all. Now I’m looking forward to my Apple VR glasses controlled by Siri. Maybe next year?

My first six month with Apple Watch

I’m getting used to wearing Apple Watch. To the point of feeling naked without it.

Notifications, activities and weather are my most used apps. Notifications can be overwhelming if not regulated. For me, the solution was to limit notifications to one news app (SVT), mail and SMS. This is the ideal setup for me. Not to much and not to little.

I have had a nice experience with Maps driving and getting directions on the Apple Watch. At first it was a little annoying getting tapped on the wrist at every turn but eventually it felt like a good thing.

Battery life has been good enough. I recharge every night av approximately 65% remaining battery life.

Speaking with Siri can be difficult since the microphone catches not only my voice but everything as well. A better microphone trained to search och hear my voice is needed.

That aside I try to use Siri more. It’s easier to send a message using Siri. For me this is a killer app if only Siri could hear and understand me better. I guess it is a matter of time before this happens.

I sometimes think the messages i receive could be in bigger letters. I have old eyes which means I have difficulties seeing small letters. Messages could show the message in bigger letters instead of showing big symbols and headings. I have told the clock to make bigger letters but it is not enough. Please Apple, do something about that!

Overall I’m satisfied. I want my Apple Watch!

My first week with Apple Watch

I must be clear about one thing. Apple Watch is not for everybody.

I believe this is the first time I feel a relationship with a computer. Apple Watch is a computer connected to other computers. Siri connects me in a human way since I can use natural language (well, sort of). This is a revelation. Not everybody likes the idea to be linked to a computer but I’m looking forward to more of this. I expect many things will change in the years to come and people connected to computers will be a normal thing in a not to distant future.

Apple Watch is very personal. It’s not easy to explain to others why I use and like my Apple Watch. They can’t understand.

Dictation using Siri and fitness is my most used apps. And getting notices from apps is really useful. For instance, I was riding my bike and needed to send a message. I told Siri to send a message and what message to send. I got back on the bike and after a while the answer came and I just raised my wrist to glance at Apple Watch and read the answer. Simple as that. I didn’t need to pick up the phone. As I said, really useful!

I expect Sweden will get Apple Pay soon. I can’t wait!