For many people, Apple’s iPad has gone from a valuable to invaluable device during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
With a bigger screen than an iPhone, the iPad excels at videoconferencing with apps like FaceTime and Zoom, and it’s great for watching movies and programs on Netflix and YouTube. When you attach it to a good keyboard, it becomes an excellent budget computer with a zippy internet connection for browsing the web, writing emails and composing documents.
“It’s really in that sweet spot of being relatively affordable and having everything I think most people will need,” said Nick Guy, a writer for Wirecutter, a New York Times publication that tests products.
It’s tough to recommend buying any tech in the coronavirus outbreak, actually. But if your gadgets are failing to fulfill your needs in any of the aforementioned areas and you have the money to spend, an iPad is one of the few products I can endorse for its practicality.
I picked up an iPad for a $100 discount last Black Friday. Over the past few weeks, it has been my go-to device. Here’s why I’m naming it the gadget of the pandemic…
MacDailyNews Take: Chen goes on and on about how the iPad was “forgettable” before, but that’s just his issue. Hundreds of millions of iPad users never “forgot” about iPad, they just used their iPads everyday to get things done. Now, more than ever, iPads are doing yeoman work as people work from home during the COVID19 pandemic.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]