It's not my fault. Really. Didn't mean to do it. But as of yesterday I'm using an Apple iPad mini 4, WiFi, 128GB. Not as my main device, though, but I think it will be an EDC for the foreseeable future. I had to create my first Apple ID account ever, set the tablet, and now I'm installing apps. How did this come to pass? The thing is, the company I work for is investing heavily in exploration, and surveying is a priority, so they're building a fleet of drones for aerial photography and mapping. And the last acquisition is a DJI Mavic 2 Zoom model, which has been assigned to yours truly. It's a consumer model, but suitable for quick, small survey jobs. The other thing is that this drone comes with a large "Made for iPhone" decal on the box. The third thing is that connection with my LG G6 is iffy. I don't know if it's the G6 or Oreo or the app (forums online point to one or all of them). Sometimes will connect at once. Other times will not, requiring reboots, reconnects, and strong language to pair phone and drone. The sad fact is that even though the drone is advertised as compatible with Android, it works more reliably with iOS. So the company's surveyors recommended (rather vehemently) that an iPad be purchased for this drone. And now I have it. How do I like it so far? Not much, really. I couldn't beam pictures over BT (tried to set my avatar on my shiny new Apple account with a Pic from my G6), and the whole OS seems to find the notion of a file manager alien. I'm stumbling through settings, and having a hard time getting used to no Back or Recent Apps buttons. Luckily I found that swiping from the bottom will show me the recent apps. The real problems were during setting up the Apple Store. I don't understand why I need to add a payment method before being able to use the Store at all. Then the Bolivian App Store rejected my Colombian credit card, so I had to switch to the Colombian Store. And then the store updated, and neither Bolivia (where I am now) nor Colombia (where I live) appear in the country listing. So I chose the US store. I haven't tried a purchase so I don't know if my card will be accepted or not. I find this too convoluted for devices that someone here said "just work" out of the box, compared to Android devices that supposedly can't do that. Hardware-wise, this iPad is nice, but nothing to be excited about IMO. Build is solid, screen quality is good, but being an 8" device the pixel density is not so high, so images seem somewhat jagged. I think later I'll watch some movies to see how it fares. Will I end up embracing the dark side? Remains to be seen, although right now I doubt it. First the OS will have to grow on me. I've invested in many Android apps so I can't just leave for iOS even if I wanted to. Now I'm off to play with my new toy. The drone, I mean. Well, it's not really mine, but I'm not letting anyone else use it BTW, where are the cookies? Everyone promised them, but now that I finally came here they're nowhere to be seen.