Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What iPad Pro Can Do

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    Apple today uploaded six new videos focused on showing off iPad Pro features, continuing on with its "What You Can Do With iPad" series promoting the new 11 and 12.9-inch tablets.

    Most of the videos are over a minute long and feature different iPad Pro apps, features, and capabilities, ranging from handwriting a note with Apple Pencil to creating music.







    Multitasking with multiple windows, making notes with Apple Pencil, browsing the web, using Maps, watching videos, reading with the Books app, annotating photos, using drag and drop, video editing, typing with both the on-screen keyboard and the Smart Keyboard Folio, and making music with GarageBand are all shown off in the video.

    Apple also highlights charging the iPhone with the iPad Pro, shooting in 4K, plugging in USB-C accessories, and Group FaceTime.

    Several third-party apps are shown off in the videos, such as LumaFusion, Animation Desk, NBA 2K, Felt, Notability, Trello, Calm, Procreate, Affinity Designer, Impress, Universe, and more.

    All of Apple's videos link to a "Look what you can do with iPad Pro" website that first launched in January. Apple says that all of the videos were filmed with the iPad Pro, as were the previous videos in the series.

    Article Link: Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What iPad Pro Can Do
     
  2. Enclavean macrumors regular

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    Where is the video showing how i get my files off my external hard disk?
     
  3. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Still too gimped with iOS 12.x. Hopefully iOS 13.x will add background multitasking, USB flash drive support, file manager, mouse support, VP9 codec for YouTube >1080p, ability to place any icons anywhere on home screen and other things that should be standard.
     
  4. alexandr macrumors 6502

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    very nice vids, but somehow it never works quite the same in "real life" :)
     
  5. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Get a Mac instead?
    I mean I can complain that the iPad cannot toast my bread. :shrug:
     
  6. GeoStructural, Apr 15, 2019
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    Now I will tell you what it cannot do:

    - Replace a computer/Mac.
    - Lower the volume without occupying a good portion of the screen.
    - Transfer files with a drive.
    - Open several documents at the same time.
    - Work on more than one spreadsheet at the same time.
    - Connect freaking headphones.
    - Run professional software for anything other than drawing.
    - Run full on Matlab, X-code and many engineering applications a pro really uses to get work done.
    - Browse webpages that rely on horizontal and vertical scrolling (there is a website I have to use daily that my iPad doesn’t support, so even for browsing it cannot replace my computer).
    - Play all sorts of video and audio files natively.
    - And many more.
     
  7. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    Or just get a Mac. Not sure why you want the iPad in the first place if those are your requirements.
     
  8. falainber macrumors 65816

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    Maybe because Apple is trying to push iPad as a PC replacement? If Apple were "sharing" videos of iPad playing Netflix, perhaps, people would have few questions.
     
  9. otozuz macrumors regular

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    The main subject of the first video is the guy doing hand tricks with the iPad and the Pencil :p Let’s hope iOS 13 will bring some much needed software capabilities.
     
  10. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    It is for some, not all.
    Go back to Steve Jobs' analogy. Trucks are still needed, but general people can go by with smaller cars.
    Heck, go to emerging markets. Majority of the people there have smartphones as their first (and even only) computer. Doesn't bother them that they don't have a PC.
     
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  12. Naraxus macrumors 6502a

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    Snarkyness aside the iPad is a pretty powerful piece of tech. Is it a replacement for a full-on desktop? For some yes without question and for others no.
     
  13. needsomecoffee macrumors regular

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    The video with the iPad staying on while PCs on the plane get shut down is irresponsible. The issue is WiFi or LTE connections potentially interfering with plane electronics. Granted the risk for any device is small but the FAA has declared it so. So for Apple to approve an ad with such huge misinformation simply because they want to force-feed the "it's not a computer" line is well... irresponsible. This ad really needs to be pulled.
     
  14. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    I think you are going to be disappointed - but I hope not as I would like all of that.
     
  15. justperry macrumors G3

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    For a few $100's more you have a much more capable machine, for instance MBA, I have a mini which comes in handy once in a while, these iPad Pro's are just way to expensive imo, capable but not capable enough.

    Not really a fan of these video's, seen better ones.
     
  16. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Pro owner here - I can't get half of the work done that I would on my Mac on my iPad.. and tasks take twice as long.

    iOS needs to mirror the Mac more... It also really could benefit from floating windows. The full-screen stuff and only some apps working side by side really makes it even worse to try and be productive on.

    The iPad Pro feels like what "Could Be"... imagine the standard Macbook that everyone loves to hate, with the iPad Processor, in the iPad Pro form factor... Running iOS when no keyboards are connected, and Mac when you connect accessories.
     
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    Agree - I had a lady siting next to me on a flight recently with her children web browsing as we were coming into land, so I said "I think thats supposed to be in airplane mode now, for everyones safety". What goes through peoples heads?
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    The iPad has Airplane mode.
    And what do you do with your phones anyway when you're on a flight?
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    That means you need a Mac more, and don't actually need an iPad. Wonder why you bought one then... :shrug:
     
  19. inhalexhale1 macrumors 65816

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    I think the hand tricks sums it up nicely. Lots of flash, little substance. Great niche/ media device, but OS needs to grow.
     
  20. justperry macrumors G3

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    A Mac has an airplane mode too.
     
  21. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    I can already do all of that.... on my Macbook.

    Sometimes people need to simply buy what they need, instead of just buying anything that Apple makes and then complain for no good reason. With Apple increasing the prices of iPad Pros, sometimes I wonder why people are so masochist that they are spending that much money on an iPad that they cannot use.
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    And? The video shows that the guy can still use the iPad as a tablet, while it would be challenging for the laptop users to use their laptops without the front tables.
     
  22. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone used the website builder shown in the business video? is it any good? Name and developer? Thanks
     
  23. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    I do too. I was very disappointed. The new Macbook Airs were not out at the time, and it didn't look like they were anywhere near the horizon... my iPad Air 1 was dying out and I am still rocking a heavyweight classic MacBook pro... I figured the iPad would be a good solution to a lightweight computer. I was wrong.

    However - I do think if Apple makes the transition over to ARMs in their Macbooks - I think the new design could be exactly what I am talking about..Think of how the iMac is built - the computer is in the back.. same thing with the iPad.. so.. I think eventually, the Macbook will be the same thing.. just running mac OS and maybe could pivot from iOS to Mac depending on accessories that are connected.
     
  24. needsomecoffee macrumors regular

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    Ah yes the true Mac Evangelist. Phones have airplane mode, PCs can easily achieve "effective airplane mode". The FAA recognizes the potential for someone to not engage APM, and risk passenger safety. Hence ALL ELECTRONIC devices need to be shut down. But, of course, Apple and its customers are different and would never make the mistake of running their devices without first engaging APM.
     
  25. BuffaloTF, Apr 15, 2019
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    I’m cool with all of that - especially the mouse - except VP9. Even google is abandoning that in favor of AV1. That’s the real codec you want support for and they’re part of the alliance already.
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    You haven’t had to shut off electronics during takeoff or landing for at least 6 years now... so no, Apple and it’s customers aren’t different. You just aren’t aware that the rules changed.
     

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