Better to use an iMac with Air 2 ?

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  1. Lpatrick

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    We've discussed getting an iMac for sometime. My wife is wondering if it would be beneficial to mate the Air 2 with an iMac rather than a PC?

    We certainly appreciate your patience with our naivete.
     
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    It has it's advantages.

    iTunes works better on a Mac than it does on Windows. There are also extra features and interoperability available when you have both a Mac and an iPad on the same account and network. For instance many of the native iOS apps have OS X partners on the Mac, and these stay synced through iCloud. The Mac version often have extra features, which allows you do some things you can't do on the iPac; but synce they sync back you can still take advantage of them.

    Some examples would be:
    • Creating groups in Contacts.
    • Better management tools for Contacts.
    • Events in Calendars have more flexible alert and repeat options.
    • The iWorks apps have more layout and style features.
    • You can edit and sort your bookmarks for Safari more easily.
    • The new handoff features with iOS let you start some things on the iPad, and then continue them on the computer. Or vice-versa.
    And lots of other little things that I can't think of at the moment, but would probably need immediately if they went away.

    Oh, and there's an iBooks app on the Mac, so you can read your iBooks on a computer screen, if you need to for some reason.

    To sum it up, it's mostly about a decent bump in reliability (iTunes mostly) and a bunch of small but useful extras.
     
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    You're welcome.
     

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