How likely will we see a Mac version of Surface PRO and Galaxy Note PRO?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peterpan123, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. peterpan123 macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I am using a 15" rMBP and a Samsung Galaxy Note PRO 12.2. With other items, my bag becomes heavy. How likely are we going to see a Mac that runs OS X, with stylus and software support like the Samsung S-Pen, can also run Windows using Bootcamp and if possible, light weight and can be used as a phone?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Absolutely no chance they have just announced the iPad pro and their "pencil" (stylus) for november and it is iOS.
     
  3. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    I don't think we'll see it in the near future (I can't imagine it appearing in the first year of the iPad Pro's history), but the lighter/thinner trend is undoubtedly going to continue, and at some point I expect touch to move to the Mac screen as well (trackpad/MagicMouse already support a fair number of touch-like gestures). I'm not sure we'll see the keyboard as an option; more likely it'll remain standard equipment until the time that Siri is so capable that nobody wants a keyboard.

    There's "use as phone" and "use as phone." We're already more than halfway there with iPhone Cellular Calls (one of my favorite Yosemite features). The question becomes, "Will Macs be available with cellular data (and carrier support for VOIP via cellular data) and/or full cellular calling capability?" The first seems a reasonable possibility. Not so sure about the latter - I can't imagine people abandoning highly-portable cell phones altogether (they're not going to carry a tablet-sized device everywhere they go), so the number of people wanting full cellular capabilities on their computer as well seems to be limited.
     
  4. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    The iPad Pro is deliberately a Surface Pro competitor/rip-off. The OS is kinda unprofessional, however.
     

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