December 7, 2015
Enjoy and the New Apple iPad Pro
This post is in collaboration with Enjoy
As you know, I am very interested in technology - I enjoy testing new devices, and learning about new applications and features.
Not long ago, I tried Enjoy, a personal commerce platform that allows web-enabled consumers to purchase electronics and then meet with an Enjoy tech-savvy employee to deliver and review how a device works. At the time, Enjoy arranged for one of its experts to come by with my new cell phone. During a more recent visit, I sat with Enjoy’s Vicky Tzannetis, to go over the Apple iPad Pro that Enjoy provided to me via AT&T. Although I am very familiar with how many devices work, it was nice to have an Enjoy expert nearby to address any questions or concerns.
Here are some photos, and a short video.
1 Every Enjoy delivery comes with a tote bag. I have been a fan of the Apple iPad since it was first released in 2010, so I was very excited to receive my new Apple iPad Pro. https://www.enjoy.com/pages/enjoy-att
2 Enjoy expert, Vicky Tzannetis, came to my office to hand-deliver Apple's newly released device and walk me through its new functions.
3 Vicky already knew many of my set-up preferences from her last visit, so the configuration part of this visit went quickly, and we were able to move on some of the new features sooner.
4 There were multiple "white boxes" in the bag - one for the iPad, one for the Apple Smart Keyboard and one for the new Apple Pencil.
5 This iPad is much bigger than the previous model. This one is 12-inches long by a little more than eight and a half inches wide. And, so, so thin.
6 The Smart Keyboard slipped right onto the iPad itself. Vicky mentioned that it was also full-sized and completely portable - very helpful for use during my commute in and out of New York City.
7 The keyboard was designed to be free of extra switches and plugs - it was a very flexible and comfortable keyboard to use.
8 Vicky explained the step-by-step, how to set-up and how to apply all the right settings - all those initial tasks you really wish every device could just know once it came out of the box.
9 One of the first things we needed to do was set up the Wi-Fi, and my security password.
10 Vicky walked me through some of the new Apple gestures, including one that allows me to move quickly from one application to another.
11 And Split View, which allows me to see two different applications at the same time - one on each side of the screen.
12 For example, I could use the browser on the left and still be able to read my emails on the right.
13 Here I was selecting another app for Split View. After I selected one app, the other apps are shown on a bar on the right. I like to download a lot of movies, so I can watch them during business travel back and forth to different cities and countries.
14 The photographer took photos, and recorded a fun video, which you can see below.
15 Vicky demonstrated the Apple key gesture for zooming in and out on a specific app, or for rotating a certain item in a photo.
16 This gesture allows you to scroll up or down.
17 The new Apple Pencil is only for use with the iPad Pro. It is sensitive to pressure and tilt, which allows for a great range of artistic strokes and effects. Here I was giving it a try.
18 Vicky reviewed the Apple Notes program, which offers lots of different ways to use the pencil, so it writes thick or thin, in any color.
19 Here was a closeup of the Apple Pencil.
20 I am sure I will get a lot of use out of this. Thanks, Vicky, for showing me the new features on the Apple iPad Pro - it was another good, productive and fun experience with Enjoy.