Update to...."That's it I'm moving"
Two weeks and a day have passed since I created my last post entitled "That's it I'm moving".
And now the decision on wether or not I made the correct personal choice, safe to say I have.
My haul walking out of the Buchanan Street Apple Store consisted of:
- 1 x 15.4" MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz Quad-Core i7 Processor, 8GB RAM, 750gb Hard drive
- 1 x "The New" iPad
- 1 x Apple TV (the new one)
- Plus a smart cover for the iPad
On the day I hadn't driven in to town as I did not expect to get the MacBook Pro on that day, so I just jumped on the train, I can tell you this, that train journey back was a little nerve-wracking. No offense to my fellow train passengers but I was walking out and about town with nearly £2,500 worth of apple goodies in bright white apple bags...anyway I digress, I got it all home safely.
When i got back to the flat I did what any one of us would do, safety tags off, equipment out thinking how quickly can I get this set up, now in the past that question was answered with “not as quick as I would like”...Not this time.
I had already set up/reinstated my old iTunes account so no issues there,
Apple TV plugged in and signed in...Done
iPad Signed in and up and running...Done
MacBook Pro, User account created, Music imported, converted videos imported...Done
Easy as pie.
I started to look through the list of apps people were recommending me and which ones I would find most useful and that was nice and easy as well, I would say that iTunes is pretty slow at downloading the larger files, not a deal breaker but I would appreciate faster downloads as I’m pretty sure its not my 12mb connection. But now I have 1080p videos airplaying from Mac to TV, from iPad to TV. I’m converting out of sheer convenience, I don't see it as a problem, as I don't think I’ll be making my way back to windows any time soon.
Oh and iTunes, I used to hate this program, and yes its not perfect, but my god how much smoother and more responsive is it on a Mac!!! I decided to get iTunes match, for that relatively low price it seems like a very good deal, everywhere I go where I will use the iPad will have wifi, so my 32gb just became a hell of a lot more
The only thing I have left to get myself will be the new iPhone and I will have a complete setup, in the UK my contract length will dictate the time I have my Nexus S
Outsiders may look in on this and believe I have been blinded in to believing the apple marketing, but why is that a bad thing? These products just work, they do every task I require better than the equivalent windows/android combo. And as a man who has used both I like to think I am in a position where I can say that.
Honestly I’m hooked, I just cant see myself going back to another ecosystem now.
Thanks to every single verge reader who contributed to my last post, you were all a big help and fingers crossed this website can maintain its high standard and allow all us tech geeks the chance to come together and share these stories.
P.S. does anyone else think that the MacBook Pro Keyboard is different class?, i think my typing is speeding up and i cant figure out if its me or the keyboard.