I was in the Apple 5th Avenue store today and tried the iPad Pro for the first time. It was humongous!
I have talked before that I am not impressed with the iPad series, so it was a short testing time with the Pro. Of course it has a beautiful screen and quick and everything you would expect from Apple. The problem is that I just don’t like iOS apps and that isn’t going to change because Apple makes the screen larger.
I shared before how I got the 6+ phone and I hate it. It is so awkwardly large that it has been encouraging me to leave it in a drawer when I don’t need it. I think this is partly why the recent sales of the iPhone SE are so high and Apple is having a problem keeping them in stock. Everyone who bought a 6+ is unhappy and wants something smaller that isn’t so awkward to handle.
What is disappointing about the iOS apps is that even though they are millions of them, most of them are very low quality. You might play a game for a while, or use an app for a while, but then you forget about it. Plus the cost of constantly keeping them updated both in time/data make it different from a regular computer app. A regular computer app you don’t care if Microsoft Word auto-updates itself. It practically goes unnoticed. But it slows your iPhone down when you have lots of apps updating, and they always update when you just want to download a new app to test it.
I can’t think of any app that use on my iPhone that I have kept through upgrades. If I download an app, 99% I delete it when I’m done using it. Right now I have only 2 extra apps on my iPhone and I’m not convinced I am going to keep them. One of them is Box and the other is an app for my car. Both of them I rarely use but just wanted to learn. When I had dozens of apps it slowed my phone down and make it unreliable so since I actually use my phone for a phone, I want it to be the most reliable it can be. I never have a problem with calls since limiting the number of apps I use.
I get it. Its fun for people to try apps and certainty there are lots of free apps. I just don’t find most of them compelling. I would rather spend that time listening and exploring music than wandering through app land. Different strokes for different folks.