iPad Converting Family Members

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  1. Geekbabe macrumors 6502a

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    I have finally convinced my husband that having an iPad is a good thing. I gifted him with my iPad Air,installed some key apps for him.

    Guess who is now bringing his iPad when he takes me to chemo? lying in bed watching Netflix together is wonderful

    Never thought I would bring this Windows lover over to Apple
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I'm a Windows lover... I also love my iPhone and iPad, and even my old Nexus 7 Android tablet. I don't discriminate. :)

    As for converting family members, I've never actively tried to convert anyone, but after years of seeing me use iPhones my brother went from a Galaxy S4 to an iPhone 6s Plus last year.
     
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    I'm a Windows lover (actually a Win7 lover) and let me say showing your hubbie the pros of the iPad, doesn't mean that he is an Apple fan now or a convert.

    But I'm glad he's able to be there w/you thru this difficult time. (My older sis is undergoing chemo presently also.)
     
  4. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Best of luck with your chemo, hang in there!
     
  5. Coolpher macrumors regular

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    i have just recently moved my Grandma of now 97 years old from a PC laptop over to a iPad Pro 12.9 with smart keyboard
    and she loves it everyday learning something new everyday
     
  6. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    Good Job. I converted myself a few years ago, and now the whole family is pretty much in line.
    Its good to hear your good attitude spilling through - that helps a lot with the treatments.
     
  7. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I use both Android & iOS devices but as far as computers go, I bought my first MacBook in 2011 & am now enjoying my 2014 rMBP, don't think I could return to a Windows computer. Mac is just so easy & does so much.

    My husband loves Windows but it is good to see my old Air getting used, I hate waste
     
  8. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    i too am a staunt Windows lover. dislike OSX immensely. never warmed to it. But, i severely love my idevices and IOS items. Pure genius. also thoroughly dislike Android and Windows portables too.
     
  9. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Does this gifting mean you've purchased a new iPad?
     
  10. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    I should hope so!
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    Ha! That's great!

    It is a challenge to break out of the Windows mold. The iPad may be the the first step. All computing devices have issues, but you don't realize just how much you put up with until you try something different that DOESN'T have those issues. And conversely, sometimes you don't realize how good a device is until you try one that isn't.

    The beauty of the iPad... great battery life, light-weight, buttery smooth performance, touch-optimized interface, instant-on, etc. are all attributes that are in my opinion unique to iPads. Encourage him to "think different" when using the iPad. (think differently about how he performs tasks... tablet is different than a desktop) He may be even more surprised at how useful it can be. :D

    I hope that your treatment is going well and your healing will be speedy and complete.
     
  12. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually a lovely client purchased an Air 2 for me :)
    --- Post Merged, Sep 9, 2016 ---
    He commented about how great the battery life on the iPad was the last time we were at Mass General, he also likes how much lighter it is! No more lugging a heavy laptop bag
     
  13. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Sweet! Enjoy!!
     
  14. 2ilent8cho macrumors 6502

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    The best part about converting family members when you are the main technical person in the family is you get your free time back instead of fixing somebody's Windows computer every Saturday. My mum, dad, nan, 3 aunts 2 uncles and most of my cousins now use the iPad as their primary computer and its bliss, they don't nag me to fix something anymore :)
     
  15. businezguy macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to take a moment to wish you the best of luck/blessings concerning your chemo. I'm sorry you had to go through that. When my wife was really sick with M.S. we watched a lot of movies on an iBook I brought to the hospital. Get better!
     
  16. smooth macrumors 6502

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    I made the switch in 2007 with a MacBook. My wife got herself a Dell laptop. Both computers ran great at first but 2 years later hers was starting to slow down. She got herself a MacBook and hasn't gone back.

    When the iPad was released I thought it was useless. I had an iPhone by then and just didn't see a use for one. My wife got an iPad 3 and playing with it convinced me to get one too.

    In our house we have 2 MBPs, 4 iPads, 3 iPhones, 3 Apple TVs and a couple iPods. My 2007 MacBook and an older iPad Mini went to my in-laws. And my mother, who has been an iPhone and iPad user for several years just got a MacBook Air last week and now I am tech support.

    OP - will be praying for healing and peace for you as you!
     
  17. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I converted my aunt to a iPad Mini 4. Good luck with your treatment.
     
  18. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Want to thank you all for your support & good wishes! I swear my husband keeps me alive by saying things like " you have to live to see the new MacBooks" or iPhone 7 looks great but can you imagine how good iPhone 8 will be? Your buddy Steve, wants you to see the 10th anniversary edition" Yes, he sarcastically refers to the great Steve Jobs as " my buddy" :)

    Also want to note he has read here a bit & was pleasantly surprised by how nice you all are :)
     
  19. Cigsm macrumors 6502

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    I love your attitude. The truth is, you're not going anywhere. You're a vibrant person with a beautiful soul. You've got this :) <3


     
  20. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please, don't even get me started on the subject of Windows phones, I might scream so loud I will wake the neighbors

    My issue with the Windows phones (and I sampled several) was the constant waiting for apps, having to use 3rd party work arounds for Apps I use a lot like Instagram. I will give the Lumina credit for having a great camera but that is as far as I can go.

    I think MS waited too long to get into the phone game, most people were firmly entrenched with their favorite apps. Nobody wanted to pay several hundred dollars for a phone only to hear that the apps they used most often would be here in two, three months.
     
  21. Geekbabe thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Btw, I had a good CT scan on Sept 30 so I am still around & don't need to scan again till after Christmas . I suppose I should put an Apple Watch on my holiday list
     
  22. ssledoux macrumors 6502

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    We have a huge family drinking the proverbial Kool-Aid over here. I have 5 siblings and every one of them has an iPhone along with their spouses. All except maybe 3 of the adult grandkids have iPhones (two of those actually work with PCs a d just will not give in and admit Apple is better - ;-p), along with most of their spouses. In my immediate family, all but one child (and he knows I just can't claim him for jumping ship) have iPhones and my sons-in-law do as well, my married adult children have iMacs also. My grandkids all have iPad minis.

    We definitely do our part!
     
  23. Geekbabe, Oct 16, 2016
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    Most of my family are strictly android people, though I gave my 7 yr old granddaughter my old iPad 2 :)
    one of my daughters loves Apple products & we enjoy FaceTime & comparing notes on apps. My young adult son, in despair waiting for new android tablets indicated that he would consider switching to iPad just to get more recent hardware for gaming.

    Seriously, it seems like the last flagship android tablets were released in what? 2014? Why would I pay $500 for something that old?

    It is nice that so many of your family members are on the same platform. Personally I love FaceTime & being able to chat so effortlessly.
     

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