I’ll be honest, when the iPad was first announced back in January of 2010 I was one of the people who passed it off as being “a big iPod touch” and I decided I didn’t need nor want one. After the launch of the device I started to see more and more evidence of why it is actually so useful but still I wasn’t convinced I need one. Fast forward to 2011 when the iPad 2 was announced. At that point I finally was ready to admit that it’s a great capable device and it’s definitely something I should get.
I finally got my iPad 2 from my parents as my 18th birthday/graduation gift and as soon as I started using it I was simply put, shocked. Not just by the hardware and operating system, but by the developers and all the amazing apps they’ve made for the bigger display. Before I used carry around my MacBook Pro with me to do whatever I needed to on the go, but now I leave it at home. With my iPad I can do something as simple as make a document or surf the web all the way to making my own songs and editing videos on a device that weighs close to nothing. I’ve never felt at any moment that I need to have my laptop for a certain task.
If you’re one of those people who is passing on an iPad because you think it’s just a bigger iPod touch or iPhone, don’t. It’s so much more than just that. The bigger screen allows you to do so much more than you ever thought. You’ll be surprised at all the things you can do and I’ve even heard people say that the iPad has replaced their computer simply because they can do everything they need to do in a smaller, lighter, more portable package that is so easy to use.
Original Author: Sahil Arora