Back to Mac

For quite some time, I was known as "the iPad guy". Starting early in 2019, I ditched my laptop - a maxed out 15" MacBook Pro that was simply awful at the time - and began managing my digital life with a tablet only. It was an interesting experiment, and I'm not afraid to refer to it as such. This experiment lasted over 4 years.

The good thing is that I was able to make a full transition with few hurdles. Sure, there were limitations, but nothing that would stop me. I loved the portability, battery life, and pretty much everything else about the device.

However, there were two things that bothered me. The first was the state of the copy/paste logic. Some of it might be due to the issues with individual applications, and the rest is just the way iPadOS works. Regardless of how much I tried, the clipboard logic was simply inadequate. Regardless of whether you use touch interface or the keyboard, its functionality and user experience is nowhere near MacOS (or any desktop operating system).

The second issue was with the apps. While there are excellent ones, like Things 3 and Blink Shell, where the support for larger iPads is intuitive and works flawlessly, the same cannot be said for other apps. They either ignore certain aspects, like the keyboard, or are not optimized for Pro models at all.

In late 2022, I used the service for my iPad Pro and purchased a replacement device - a MacBook Pro with an M1 Max chip. It's a fantastic device that finally solved most of the problems I had in the past with Intel-based models. I still have my iPad Pro - an M2 model now. I enjoy using it, possibly even more than before. I've started using the Apple Pencil more than ever. For now, I'm trying to use it as a tablet again.

However, my daily driver is once again a Mac. Almost exactly marking my 20-years usage of Apple ecosystem.