iPad Pro in (college) class. How it feels, how people react.
During this college year (Aerospace Engineering) I’ve been using the iPad Pro 12.9 from day one. Prior to that I used an iPad Air 2 with a stylus for almost 2 other college years. This is my experience with it, in case anyone was wondering or wanted to know how it’s like.
Obviously, iPad Pro + Pencil and the Air 2 with a spongy stylus are night and day. I couldn’t believe how smooth and pinpoint the pro + pencil was. I went from using the Air 2 to briefly annotate and highlight powerpoints in class and then tediously make my notes at home, to straight up having not touched a paper for 8 months now.
I use Notability in class, recording the teacher, and it’s incredibly useful later at home when I visit again my notes for that day.
It’s funny because the first thing I noticed was **everyone** was staring at me. Or, at the iPad actually. I share class with around 180 other people, and most of them *discreetly* (not) stared at me going at it with the iPad. 5 or 6 guys even went up to me and straight asked me about it, and wanting to try it.
Now, I wasn’t the only one with tablets at class. Come on, it’s 2018, more than half the class have their tablets or laptops at the table. But so far, I was the only one taking notes as is on it. And what I love is that 2 other people have bought it and have started taking notes the same way I do, they even asked me for tips and stuff. They said they were just amazed watching me and instantly knew they wanted one.
Even some teachers have actually asked me or made a comment about it. In an aircraft navigation course, everyone had printed a bunch of flight charts and were having trouble looking at it while I was marking them, zooming in and out, and seamlessly navigating between one another. The teacher had me wait at the finish of the class to show him the iPad and how I was doing all that. He was flipping shit honestly.
There are more stories like these, but I just felt like sharing how the experience has been. It’s interesting to see the social aspect of it, taking for granted that the pro + pencil combo works simply beautifully. I’d love to hear similar stories, or answer some questions from other students thinking about getting one!