Naturally, because this is the way with technology, my iPad 2 died while I was traveling recently. I went to fire it up on a flight to San Francisco and nothing but the Apple logo.
OK, I had read they sometimes this happens and it can be restored by connecting it to a PC with iTunes. I tried a number of different things with that, including resetting it to factory defaults, but nothing. Apparently, it had outlived its usefulness and went to tech heaven. It had a good life.
Frankly, I wasn’t that sad. It was really starting to show it’s age. It was slow to open apps, slow to connect to wifi, and I was constantly having to clear space to get any updates.
So, it was time to get a new one.
So I’ve gone from the old iPad 2 to a new iPad Air 2. The difference is night and day in terms of responsiveness, and it’s significantly lighter, which I expected. What I’d didn’t expect though, was how much I would enjoy the retina display. It’s really nice for dealing with photos, and looking at my photo blog. I’ve never been one to be overly impressed by graphics, but looking at photo blogs, or using Flipboard is so, so much nicer on the retina display. I hereby take back everything I’ve said about it. 😉
The other nice thing about starting over with a new iPad is that I get to reevaluate what apps I’ve been using and how. But that’s a post, or series of posts, for another time.