There’s a brand new, unopened iPad Air 2 sitting on my desk, looking up at me longingly. It’s in front of me because the iStore have set me a little challenge: can I exclusively use the iPad Air 2 for a week and still do everything I need to do.
My first perception is that it’s a big ask. I have history with the iPad that is creating this expectation – like a good Apple customer I rushed to buy the iPad when it first came out but the relationship didn’t last. At the same time I was upgrading to a MacBook Air which immediately became my first love. Between my MacBook and my iPhone I had no need for the iPad. This challenge is to reverse that exactly.
My current set up is still the same. One times MacBook Air and one times iPhone 5 are my two life companions. The MacBook is my work centre (email, writing, presentations) and the iPhone my play centre (social, photos, messaging).
Can the iPad Air 2 succeed where its predecessor failed? We’ll find out over the next week.
To make it a fair exercise I’ll share my upfront excitements and fears so that I have something to measure it against:
What gets me excited:
What scares me:
So that’s the challenge. I’ll let you know how it all goes. If you want to see other people participating check out the tags #iPadAir2 #EverythingIn1 and follow @MyiStoreSA.