Apple Highlights Five Reasons the iPad Pro Can Be Your Next Computer

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple today shared a new short video focused on the recently released 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, listing five reasons why the tablets can be your next computer.


    Apple's list of reasons why the iPad Pro can replace a computer are as follows:
    1. It's more powerful than most computers.
    2. It's versatile. It's a scanner, camera, editing suite, notepad, cinema, music studio, book, and a computer.
    3. It goes anywhere thanks to LTE.
    4. It's as easy as this (with a focus on gestures).
    5. It's even better with Apple Pencil.
    This is Apple's first ad for the new iPad Pro models, but it has long advertised the iPad Pro as an alternative to a computer. Apple uses the tagline "like a computer unlike any computer," in this ad, which is something new the company has been trying out.

    Apple's 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were first introduced in late October and shipped out in November. The new iPads feature edge-to-edge displays with Face ID and no Home button, powerful A12X processors with performance on par with many Mac notebooks, USB-C to connect to 4K monitors and USB-C accessories, and thinner bodies.

    The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for 64GB of storage, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999, also for 64GB of storage.

    Article Link: Apple Highlights Five Reasons the iPad Pro Can Be Your Next Computer
     
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

    OldSchoolMacGuy

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    #2
    Certainly can replace a laptop for many people. All depends on the use case.
     
  3. Enclavean macrumors member

    Enclavean

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2018
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

    AllergyDoc

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2013
    Location:
    Utah, USA
    #4
    I would love to sell my 2013 MBP and get an iMac, use my 2017 IPP as my mobile device. I think I could do that. But I’m not so sure about having only an IPP. I would have to make a lot of compromises.
     
  5. kironin macrumors 6502a

    kironin

    Joined:
    May 4, 2004
    Location:
    Texas
  6. Naraxus macrumors 6502a

    Naraxus

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    #6
    If only this claptrap was true. The iPad will never replace a laptop or a desktop
     
  7. Number 41 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    #7
    Does the iPad have support for a robust file system / download manager and the ability to use a mouse when required?

    No?

    Than it isn't going to replace a computer. Ever.
     
  8. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

    TMRJIJ

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    South Carolina, United States
    #8
    It can probably replace the computer for 80% of people at this point. We still need a few more features in Files and a few more apps that can really take advantage of the hardware.
     
  9. Macio342 macrumors newbie

    Macio342

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    #10
    It’s also more expensive than the average PC for those uses.
     
  10. JPack macrumors 68040

    JPack

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2017
    #11
    But with software that is less powerful than most computers.

    We get it, the hardware is great. But the software is severely lacking.
     
  11. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
  12. daniesy macrumors regular

    daniesy

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Location:
    Mars
  13. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    #14
    Please for the love of everything holy. APPLE PLEASE enable external storage via USB-C .

    I love my 11, but just having that feature (and maybe Mouse support) would make it a Laptop killer for many more than just myself.
     
  14. gim macrumors 6502

    gim

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    #15
    It has a camera :rolleyes:
     
  15. Kyle4 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2010
    Location:
    Canada
    #16
    I know why this would never happen, but if an iPad could torrent and download files with an easy way to move/delete them from my local server, it’d replace my computer. Even a $200 Chromebook can do those things.
     
  16. SecuritySteve macrumors 6502

    SecuritySteve

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Location:
    California
    #16
    Let me know when you can use Xcode on an iPad, or play a AAA gaming title on iPad. Until then, it is not a computer, it is a specialized tool for people who need to draw.
     
  17. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #17
    True, I guess that's what they mean but who in the world would buy that line? I guess they are really reaching here.
     
  18. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

    TMRJIJ

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    South Carolina, United States
    #18
    New iOS 12 Feature

    Screen Shot 2018-11-19 at 3.22.32 PM.png
     
  19. justperry macrumors G3

    justperry

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2007
    Location:
    In the core of a black hole.
    #19
    I don't know any computer that breaks when you bend it.......:rolleyes:
     
  20. emulajavi macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    #20
    You cannot connect external USB Storage devices, so it can’t replace a computer. The
     
  21. SeaFox macrumors 68020

    SeaFox

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2003
    Location:
    Somewhere Else
    #21
    I can see where Apple would make this mistake in reasoning. I mean, the iPad has about as many ports as the computers Apple makes.
     
  22. halledise macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Location:
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    #22
    totally disagree also.
    it means one is totally locked into the apple system.
    no inserting a usb stick into the iPad to transfer files.
    like many people, i have hundreds of movies backed up which i like to re-watch from time to time.
    no more of that.
    just one example …
     
  23. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020

    WannaGoMac

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    #23
    Missed a big one, you have $1000 to spend on a computer that comes with a gimped OS?
     
  24. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

    TMRJIJ

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    South Carolina, United States
    #24
    89% sure any computer you try to forcibly bend will break. Take a Hammer and bend your MBP to see for yourself :cool:
     
  25. urnotl33t macrumors member

    urnotl33t

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2017
    Location:
    Holly Springs, NC, USA
    #25
    There are apps (Documents by Readdle) that can connect to SMB shares, FTP/SFTP, and even SharePoint resources. Plus the cloudy stuff [OneDrive/Google Drive/Box/Dropbox). The "iPad" may not directly, but apps can.
     

Share This Page