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I am in the odd position of defending ipad

Odd because I hated this aspect of iOS from my first day using it. As a media device, I load the iPad with audio, video, books, pictures, which are all files. This is so trivial on android.

On iOS, I found the fine Transfer app. Using that, i can ftp files into Transfer, then in most cases copy them to the appropriate app. But it's not always clean. Some apps don't communicate with Transfer so you can't do that. It is better for music files to transfer them directly into the flac player app, which has its own ftp support.

In general, I have developed pretty painless ways to get files in and out of iOS. But i still resent the design.

I have learned that some people treat Steve Jobs with a sort of religious reverence and will hear no bad word against any of his design choices. But I think this is a very poor choice. If insulating users from files is so great, why does Apple not do that on the iMac? Nobody would buy one, that's why.

Having said all that, the iPad Pro absolutely oozes quality in a way my 4 android devices do not. The screen is amazing and provides subjectively better experience of photos, video, and reading. I don't know processor specs, but apps run smoothly and quickly. Battery lasts way longer than any of my androids, I can use the iPad heavily and still have some juice at the end of the day, it probably doubles my android battery life. Things just work. I have a great dac and it works seamlessly with any audio I play on the iPad. On android, you need to get a special player that supports digital audio output, and the one I have is kind of a messy program, still a work in progress.

So as I think of a new phone, I am right on the edge of moving from Samsung to Apple, Despite still kind of hating iOS.

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  • I am in the odd position of defending ipad - tunenut 16:34:20 06/04/17 (0)


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