Now that many of you have a new iPad, do you need some help figuring out all the new features? If so, check out one of Apple’s free Introduction to iPad classes.
The PadGadget team went to the first iPad class here at our local Dallas Apple Store. The class was offered by reservation, but we had several folks walk up and join the class. The 15-20 people in the class were huddled around one of the Apple Store display tables and each person has their own iPad to follow what the instructor was covering.
Jared, our instructor, started by giving a quick intro to the iPad hardware and went over all the buttons and basic power cycling techniques. The iPad hardware operation will be very familiar to anyone that’s used an iPhone or iPod Touch.
The first app Jared covered was Safari. Jared, explained we were “holding the Internet in our hands” and showed everyone how to surf, search and bookmark webpages. The iPad’s larger screen allows for a few more features compared to the iPhone or Touch including a more advanced set of browser tab capabilities.
Jared then proceeded to go through each app on the iPad covering Calendar, iBooks, Mail, Notes, Photos, Maps, iTunes, iPod, Video and the App Store. The introduction lasted for about an hour and was very thorough in covering all the iPad basics. Although the material was new to the instructors, they had a checklist they used as a reference when going over each app, they delivered it well.
If you have never used an iPhone, Touch or iPad before then this free intro class is well worth your time. Even if you are an iPhone pro, there were many good tidbits that make this class worth a trip to your local Apple Store.