Undoubtably people like you will continue to find, “until iPad has X it will never replace my computer”, but these things will continue to become more niche, especially as the population ages out of it.until iPad has a proper filing system, it will never replace my laptop
Seemed a little silly sure, but I think the point is more directional than current state of reality. Yes any teenager knows what a computer is, but it 5-10 years (think today’s 7 year olds)... It’s like today you might hear from a teenager “what’s a cassette tape?” Or “What’s a floppy drive?”Nice commercial, but the "what's a computer" line made it so lame. Please, like a kid that age wouldn't know what a computer is...? Come on.
Do you really believe that in 5-10 years a significant percent of adults won't be doing work on laptops and desktops still? We've been hearing promises of that far longer than 10 years, and it's yet to happen.Seemed a little silly sure, but I think the point is more directional than current state of reality. Yes any teenager knows what a computer is, but it 5-10 years (think today’s 7 year olds)... they might not
I don’t think they are degrading traditional PC users. And at the end of the day, if apple devices are being used, they don’t care which tool is being employed. But for the next generation, the iPad is very clearly supplanting traditional PCs for their needs (with traditional PCs becoming more niche). Evolution AND diversification of tools, not seeing what’s wrong with that.I really don't like that approach from Apple. Never did.
Yes, for many people an iPad is more than fine for what they use any computing device. It's actually a pretty cool machine and is able to do tons of things.
But for many people it's just not sufficient. Yes, those people exist and those will always prefer a dedicated computer over a tablet any time. It's not so much about computing power but about OS and input methods.
Don't market something as a (personal) computer which is not. I mean, yes, technically it is a computer, but we ALL think of something else. Don't degrade those computer users. Don't make them feel forgotten. Or worse yet: stupid (for not wanting/being fine with an iPad).
I think a significant percent of adults are getting most of their basic work done on phones personally. A majority, maybe not, but it certainly seems to be sufficient to many. Specialized tasks? Coding, high end media editing, spreadsheet work? Sure. But those too will continue to become lightweight and mobile-oriented in an increasingly mobile society.Do you really believe that in 5-10 years a significant percent of adults won't be doing work on laptops and desktops still? We've been hearing promises of that far longer than 10 years, and it's yet to happen.
Have you tried the new Files app and iCloud integration? The filing system is getting pretty darn handy!until iPad has a proper filing system, it will never replace my laptop
That was my exact thought! Except, did you mean "Stranger Things"? Or they were trying to create a resemblance on purpose. Either way, very effective, great fit for the ad.Is that the girl from "Better Things"?
Yah, a tablet would not work for my workflow. I need to use multiple apps simultaneously — code editors, browsers (multiple!), FTP, Terminal, Console, image editors. iOS will never replace the Mac, until it can provide the same level of multi-app productivity.To each their own...got a 10.5” iPad Pro in June, have used it to write clinical papers for journals (with reference management and all), study on it daily, get all my communications done, the occasional spreadsheet work, and presentation creation via Keynote and powerpoint, all with no struggle and tremendously liberating versus using my laptop. Meanwhile, my 2013 macbook air hasn’t been booted up in 2 months.
Like i said, to each their own. what you might consider “getting work done” properly on a device suitable to those tasks is very different from someone’s else’s productivity. Using iOS 11 on the Pro feels far less weighed down than the old paradigm of computing for me.