My iPad

Just me and my iPad… or Ode to All the Apple Products

my iPadOkay, I admit it…my iPad and I live an Apple Life.

Thank you Steve Jobs.

It starts out simply, this insidious indoctrination into the Apple lifestyle.

First you get an iPod. Mine was the iPod mini eons ago before they dreamed up color or images. It was fabulous and wonderful and all things new and noteworthy at the time.

Several generations later, I was using my kids’ old versions as they kept moving on to the latest model with color then touch. I was perfectly happy to get the hand-me-downs. It’s no different than finishing the food off their plate rather than order a meal for myself. Parents, you know what I’m talkin’ about.

But here’s where they really got their hooks into me…those bastards…with their integrated product suite and clever marketing. I see it all so clearly now, looking back.

It was the iPhone that drew me in like a moth to the flame. People I admired told me there was nothing else like it on the face of the earth. Even putting up with AT&T’s crappy service was worth it to get your hands on one of these extraordinary devices. I couldn’t wait for my current service contract to run dry so I could pick me up one them iPhone 3GSes and be one of the cool kids.

No more flipping open my Razr (which was green and really cool looking) but couldn’t text for shit without a qwerty keyboard. No more asking my kids to text for me because I didn’t have the patience to run through the letters. And most importantly, no more being left out of the early adopters club. A club I officially joined when GM came out with the Saturn.

So what does Apple do? Are they satisfied that my home holds no less than 10 different iPods covering 6 versions of the product and not one but two iPhones?

No…

They roll out the next genius product, what will become my iPad

My husband, bless his heart, bought me the iPad for Valentine’s Day only to have the iPad 2 come out 23 days later. Up until that moment, my favorite gift of all time from the hubby was my Kindle, which coincidentally now lies dormant and unloved in the drawer of my night table. Another victim of my iPad.

When I couldn’t take it any longer…that June…I purchased my iPad 2 and an additional one for my parents so we could Face Time. The hubby got the hand-me-down.

Now, my iPad and I are inseparable

from the moment I awake to the moment I fall asleep with my precious still clutched in my hands. (Actually I set it on the night stand, but you get my point, right?) It contains my favorite apps, my schedule, calendar, games, live television, video of the kids and pets, electronic magazines and yes all my Kindle books. I don’t even remember how to hold a real live book any more. My entire life is accessible through it’s portals and it has become my favorite addiction. But who cares, because I’m with the in crowd. The coolsters who live online as much as offline and are enjoying their Apple life too.

So thank you Apple for your oh so clever products. Because of you iEat, iWork, iSocialize, iPlay and iRead my iPad.

Kalynn Amadio is passionate about helping Baby Boomers triumph in this ever-changing world of the Internet, social media, video and mobile technology. Kalynn specializes in helping savvy and motivated boomers find realistic solutions and unexpected ideas to building a profitable business. She is the creator of ACT LOCAL Marketing for Small Business podcast on iTunesĀ® and Principal of Ikalynn, LLC a digital marketing consulting, training and coaching firm in New York. Hear a new episode of ACT LOCAL Marketing for Small Business podcast every Tuesday at 1pm Eastern. About Kalynn on her blog -- Kalynn Amadio+ on Google Plus

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7 thoughts on “My iPad

  1. Hi Kalynn, love your article, it gives me that push to seriously take an action to get an Iphone! Love my Macbook Pro’s and knew it would be coming soon, thanks for the nudge!

    1. My pleasure. Stay tuned for the sequel to this one. I didn’t stop at the iPad!

  2. That sounds familiar! We started with an iPod, then a Mac, then a Mac Book, followed by….You get the picture. My iPad even has palgwes and taeguks on it. Thre is not one PC in this household. The only concession is running Parallels because some of my chess software for work doesn’t run on Mac, only Windows.

    1. Polly,

      Are those palgwes and taeguks part of an app or downloaded videos?

  3. Kalynn, I love this! I’m an apple convert too. But I love your funny, with it writing style. Now you have to stick to your once a week commitment or Suzanne will be mad at you! xoxo Keem ‘em coming.

    1. Susie,

      Thanks! I love to write and have always considered myself a writer but blogging every week felt like a job (which just takes the joy out of everything for me). That’s what happens when you’re a 10 on the Winslow autonomy scale. You, and Suzanne, have permission to beat me up if I don’t follow through. :)

  4. Great Post. I’m still doing PC cause don’t want the learning curve for Apple. But sure am tempted. Decided at 10K that I really want an iphone. Shorter blog post will keep more readers reading and you blogging more often. How about a call to action at the bottom of your post–your opt-in, or low end product, or next teleseminar or . . at least invite readers to comment. Something like “Be sure to comment below and let us know how you use Apple in your life.”

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