03/26/2012, 10:44 PM
So I have been pretty much an apple guy for years. I love their laptops, desktops & well like most people I love Steve Jobs. With that being said, I was a sprint customer on a family plan for many years keeping me from being able to buy the iphone... thus never getting to really use the OS
Anyway, the other day I finally had the luxury of using an Ipad2 for a few hours. A friend of mine bought it and absolutely loves it. So needless to say, I was ready to play! Don't get me wrong, I love my touchpad.. But man, I have been missing applications lately! Plus it was the perfect time to get down and dirty and truly understand why the OS is so amazing!
To start off my learning venture I went to youtube and played the song Gonna Fly Now from Rocky! after watching the first 15 seconds or so, I minimized it so I can discover the Ipad........
.. The song stopped playing! It just stopped.. I was confused.
Anyway, back to play w/ no music now.
Every website I went to seemed to have an application & each website said, hey - your on an Ipad.. U should download our app.. That made me jealous.
What didn't make me jealous was constantly having to type in DOT COM! Seriously, It's 2012.. where is the DOT COM? I didn't try writing it w/ out DOT COM.. maybe that works now that I think of it.. but clearly my brain doesn't work that way. Also, I don't like how the Search is separate from the url area.. I mean, ugh
of course the numbers weren't there on the top row, but I was ready to deal with that from the beginning. I will say that the Apple keyboard & touchscreen in general seemed to be a bit more Pin Point on then my touchpad. When I Xed out of something, it closed. No having to hit it multiple times!
So, i decided to get out of the internet for a bit and turn on facetime! clearly a great app for IOS! I love the options to see myself in funny forms! THat never does get old, but then I tried to make a phone call.. Can't connect. So, I said oh - well obviously there is no skype hooked up.. Couldn't figure out how to hook up skype.. (later I found that I can download skype online).. Never did though I wasn't about to take over this woman's Ipad.. Anyway, Then I said, well. Let me pair my Fiances (android phone) with it..... Wouldn't connect to the ipad for some reason.. In the end, say about 20 minutes later.. I gave up trying to make a call
Also, random thought.. The person that had this Ipad, had NO contacts! NOT ONE! How is this possible? I thought the Ipad & Android both synced w/ GMail and Facebook Contacts? Does anyone know if this is true for Android and IOS? cause, I found it very weird that it didn't work.
Lastly, the annoyance of having to hit the home button twice every time I wanted to see all the apps I had 'Running' Was more then annoying. I realize part of this gripe is due to me being used to a one single tap in order to switch apps, or a swipe up to stop using one.. but man, two quick taps to see them, then I have to hold down on an app in order to get the (minus) button so I can close the app..
Really.. That many steps...
Photobooth, Touch screen, Apps! Oh, the APPS!
no Dot Com button?, Way to complicated to close an app, Facetime can't call people, I really wanted to hear Gonna fly now,
In the end.. I guess I just wasn't impressed and am kinda disappointed .. cause WebOS is sorta on life support and I really really need to get over my webOS love in order to love another OS