@EE,etc.: I am not a pro-apple person as i don't think apple products are really designed for Engineers...
Generally speaking I agree with this -- there are some interesting ways in which the iPad can be used as an oscilloscope or a logic analyzer or ... and there are some interesting applications ... but generally speaking I regard the iPad as a content consuming/display devuce rather than a content generation device.
Having said this, I always have my iPad with me at home for it's ability to wander aroudn with me and th efact that it's "instant on" -- I'm constantly using it to check up on fact and things -- I'm going to be using it to play an audio book while I'm on a road trip tomorrow ... and I love having access to all of the iPad apps
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.