iOS productivity!


That's what you call an event. There was so much excitement at the Apple event on 9/9 that it was hard to determine which item I want more:

  • The new iPad Pro

  • The new Apple TV

  • The new iPhone 6[S] Plus, or;

  • The new watch band.

Ok. That least last item was a joke. But seriously, how could you not be impressed by not only the new product line, but the theatrics of Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue and of course, Maestro Tim Cook himself during today's event?!


The corporate pitch


Since my day job takes place in an (unfortunately antiquated) PC-centric world, I am especially looking forward to the iPad Pro, which is as large a screen as the workhorse 2012 MacBook Air I am typing this post with. You can read the link there about the specs and all facets of this beautifully crafted tablet, but the thing I am most excited about is that finally I will be able to have desktop-class Apple products on my class-less desktop that houses my work PC. I have been using my iPad Air at work since late 2013, and it has worked fine in conjunction with my Logitech Keyboard Folio, but it is still a small screen in comparison to the slow, behemoth Dell laptop that I have been relegated to using on a day-to-day basis.

It is so strange in the corporate world.

We use inefficient PC's, and struggle with them. God forbid you have a maximally-effective, hyper-productive  MacBook on your desk. It seems, however, to be alright to use an iPad - it appears less invasive than a MacBook to the PC-touting corporations, I suppose.

This is where the iPad Pro will truly shine - the corporate world. Apple is making a huge bet on this, and even brought Microsoft execs on stage to help them pitch the crossover potential of the iPad Pro. I plan on adding the iPad Pro to my arsenal, along with that super-slick Smart keyboard that they were talking about to place a larger Apple footprint on my L-shaped Formica-type desk, and to take another giant step toward efficiency.

Hello, corporate - the iPad Pro is calling...with the iPhone 6s Plus's help.

In case you missed it, you can view Apple's 9/9 event in its entirety here.