A year ago, if you would’ve told me that I would be the owner of everything that is Apple, I probably would have laughed. I was one of those delusional people that was anti Apple. Not because I didn’t like their products (I had never used them and thus, didn’t have an opinion of them one way or another on their usability), but it was the so-called “status” that came along with being a user that I loathed. Never one to be a bandwagon person or an elitist, I saw the iPhone and all of it’s co-products a sign of elitism. Like, “hey, look at me! I have an iPhone! Aren’t I so special? So trendy? So on the verge?” Yeah. That was how I felt about iPhones, iPads, and the like.
But like the bad boy in school that you don’t like but end up getting to know during a day long detention that both of you are forced to undergo (does this sound like a popular 80’s movie here?), I fell for Apple. First by buying a MacBook and then by getting an iPhone. And now, thanks to an early Mother’s Day gift from my brood, I now have an iPad 3.
I got that whole Apple trifecta swag thing on. I am oozing with it!
I have had a lot of tablets in my day. I am an owner of both the Motorola Xoom and Sony S Tablet, both run on the Android operating system. And while they are great devices, the iPad 3 is a flagship tablet. Using it is amazing. I have fallen in love with it upon first use, and I am sure it gets better from here.
And despite the supposed status symbol of having an Apple anything, comes along with the fact (yes fact) that it is a superior product to it’s competition. They make a damn good product and I can’t ignore that just because the hater in me wants to. SO if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!
What’s the moral of this story? Going against the grain to just go against the grain is stupid because you could really be missing out on a good thing. I’ve changed my evil ways. And it’s Apple here on out.
I guess I am a complete sellout. LOL.
My new baby. Ain’t she lovely?
I was an anti apple person for a long time as well. I said I would never get an apple product. I was blackberry for ever. I finally caved and tried it. Now I have an ipod, iPad, macbook, & iphone. I guess never say never is very true in our case.
The Cubicle Chick says
Kymberly, my friends are teasing me because I was so anti Apple. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. I am now an official Apple Fan girl it seems. I am happy with the switch.
What’s the first app you downloaded?
The Cubicle Chick says
Well since I am in The Cloud, everything that was on my iPhone was synched to my iPad 3. So there is no real “first app” so to speak.
If you have any recommendations for apps that are on your must have list, please let me know 🙂
Nick Gilham says
Apps are a must. The experience tends to be better than in the browser. I use Tweetbot for managing multiple Twitter accounts. Use Reeder for reading Google Reader RSS feeds. Zite is a customized magazine app built from topics you choose.
Funny how you convert over to apple products as I am in the market for a new phone and will NOT look at Apple! I may look at one while shopping today.
Susan Bewley says
I used to be that way too. I still won’t budget and get a Mac (I am too old school IT. 😉 ) but I absolutely LOVE my Iphone. I loved my 3G, and my husband surprised me last Oct with an Iphone 4S for my birthday. While I didn’t want to admit it at first, I love it. I am trying to figure out how to convince my husband to get the new IPad. He still thinks the Android ones are better, and that the IPad 3 is an overgrown 4S.
Also, if helps you out, have you seen Lose It! app? I started using it last week with my diet and am rather surprised with it. Not sure if it will work on the IPad though.