So another slew of apple products have been thrust upon us... A rather lack lustre bunch in my view, barring one... The iPad mini.
I've had iPads in the past, the iPad mini first generation, an iPad Pro and, though I liked them to an extent, they always seemed like an expensive and somewhat cumbersome replica of my iPhone.
Now with the mini coming out, Touch ID which I think is generally the sightless persons preference, but with better stereo speakers in landscape, again I'm tempted. I do have some questions though....
Ironically, I'm actually looking at the air rather than the mini as I'm a writer and the magic keyboard is appealing. The new mini doesn't have the magnetic smart connector for keyboards sadly. I'm looking for, not a laptop replacement as such, but an uncluttered, quick access device to write on and browse whilst not sucking up the juice from my iPhone. I'll then edit at home.
My questions are these:
1. Does scribble yet work with VoiceOver? The prospect of being able to mindfully write out notes is very appealing though, last time I checked, it wasn't something that VoiceOver could deal with.
2. Does the track pad on the magic keyboard work with VoiceOver? I was imagining it would work with click gestures maybe but, again, last I heard it didn't work with VoiceOver.
3. Is multi-tasking good and does split screen work well when interacting through touch?
4. A rather specific one I'm afraid... Are there any accessible terminal/ssh clients for iPad?
5. And just to get the conversation going... What, for you, is the killer advantage over a current iPhone?
I realise it sounds like I'm trying to sell the idea of purchasing to myself... Which is probably right. Also, I do realise the air will be updated at some point to bring it in line with the mini's specs so I'll be holding off unless there is a viable and compact solution for typing on the go without having multiple devices scattered about.
Thanks for your input, as always.