Once again I find myself without a computer.
This has been a crazy holiday season for me. I started back in September selling my MacBook Pro. I was setting up for the up and coming new iPad that was expected to land in October.
I was hoping to get the new iPad for about the same amount as the current iPad. Apple, of course, had different plans for me.
Apple launched their iPads and they come with a sizeable price increase. I simply did not know which model and configuration to order. My budget was $700, but any configuration was way over that amount.
I ordered the iPad Pro 11”, then the iPad Pro 12.9”, and even the Mac Mini. I finally purchased the iPad Pro 12.9” 256GB. After using it a few days, I realized I needed the folio and the Pencil. I went from my budget of $700 to $1,477.95. This was more than double my budget. Nice Apple. I used it for about a week and realized, this is simply too much to pay for a device that does about 80% of what I need it for, so I returned it.
After a week, I got that inch again and decide to give a try again. I purchased the entry level iPad Pro 11”. My thinking it was, it is only about $150 above my budget. That should work. Of course, after a week, I decided I needed the smart case folio keyboard case and pencil. After I was done, it came out $1,200.79. Back to feeling guilty again. After two weeks, I was done with iPads.
It is a device with great hardware, but the software falls short. Apple is basing the price on the hardware, but the software is way over priced.
Apple has finally started to open up a little, they recently allowed Apple Music to work with Alexa. I never thought that would happen. This was probably caused by the over priced low sales HomePod.
Let’s see how the iPad sales do.