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This article and especially the comments have made me focus (at last) on my actual needs, rather than whims. So, I’m planning a roadmap, which I should have done years ago but some ‘life issues’ got in the way. For me, this new track probably doesn’t include an ipad of any sort at all. So, thanks, chaps, that was very useful .
I’m one of those ‘low-count’ commenters - partly because my old AI account, which had a modestly good post count, seemed to get wiped a while ago. I haven’t had the time or inclination to post much since, nor do I have usually much to say that’s relevant in any case.
Having said that, however, I have a 6th gen ipad with that infernal pencil mk.1. I hate charging it in the ipad’s lightning port - it's one bump away from disaster (like my recent iphone rear glass/apple silicon case’s camera protector ’incident’). It’s also very cumbersome and I fear for the ipad’s connector while the pencil waggles around. (Apple’s removal of the convenient battery widget and burying it in settings in ipados has been another issue that stick’s in my craw.) I usually charge the pencil using the supplied adapter and a lightning cable.
The old pencil’s functionality has left a little bit to be desired for some time, too, but I’ve put up with it until now - not including support for a more up-to-date pencil in this new ipad is a deal-breaker for me. I’m going to have a much more serious look at the ipad air.
dk49 said:sdw2001 said:dk49 said:I just hope they replace the base ipad with one without the button. It's looks pretty dated now. Want to buy one but don't want to spend on the expensive models,
Speaking of ‘gestures’, there’s so many of the little blighters on both the ipad an iphone now that they’re driving me up the wall - and often leading to unintended and even occasionally disastrous consequences where data loss is concerned.
Having said that, I understand that the removal of the home button effectively increases screen real estate. When the battery on this 6th gen ipad croaks (not too far away, I suspect)!, I’ll be looking at the range very carefully - unless Apple does away with the ipad home button in the meantime, of course…