iPad iOS gets the update it always needed

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Altis, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Finally some real semblance of multitasking, drag and drop, and of course...

    An OS-wide File manager.

    At long last, the iPad is freed from many of its iOS-imposed limitations.

    Anyone seeing the iPad in a new light?
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015

    Finally it's Not an Giant IPhone OS they finally killed off 32-bit and 1GB RAM devices err iPads and gave us iPad Owners a True OS

    Only good things from now on just give me Bluetooth Mice Support.
  3. SB-MBP Suspended


    May 11, 2013
    N. Ireland
    Yes! It's finally happening. The iPad is coming of age.

    Before 'a lot' of people could use it as their main device.

    Today, the next large group of slightly more demanding users can jump aboard that ship!

    Myself included.

    And hey, if it's still got a little way to go yet.. we have all that confidence iPad is headed in the right direction.

    It can only keep getting better!!!
  4. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2014
    They haven't stopped iOS updates for 1GB RAM iPads yet, there are still the iPad Air, Mini 2 and Mini 3.
  5. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    I wasn't able to watch the actual stream, just followed the live blog. Details on "Files" seem scarce. What kind of functionality does it actually offer, and how does it work with Apps and versioning, specifically? Can two apps now independently access and edit a single file?
  6. nbourbaki macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2015
    I was really hopeful that when they highlighted HEVC earlier in the keynote, we'd get full hardware support in the new iPads, but at least we got a full file system! HEVC hw decoding and bluetooth mouse and it would be close to perfect.
  7. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    So I'm wondering...
    A lot of people believe that the iPad Mini is "dead" because the Plus sized iPhones have taken its place, but given that the iPad Mini 4 will have access to these new features and plus won't, will this breathe new life into it? It will further emphasize what I've always said, that the Mini may be small but it's still a tablet, while the Plus may be big but it's still just a phone.
  8. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    Im sure plenty will still find SOMETHING to complain about. They just gave everyone what they asked for. Better multitasking, drag and drop, file management.

    To everyone else wanting Mac OS on a tablet. GET OVER IT , ITS NEVER HAPPENING.
  9. Altis thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    It would appear to be the case.
  10. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    I was really hoping for an 8" Pro.. :/
  11. Altis thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    I think people would be happy with some version of the OS that lets people do more MacOS-esque things on the iPad Pros.
  12. beernut macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2016
    um...it's a good thing that people criticize and complain. that's what keeps companies on their toes. without the complainers we may have been stuck on iphone without 3g for who knows how long.

    keep complaining. keep demanding more for the money that you spend.
  13. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    Software won't revive a dead form factor. Just as 3.5" smartphones won't make a comeback, 7.9" tablets are being sunset.

    The iPad mini is too small to be a content creation device and not big enough to compete with phablets. Consumers simply don't want to carry around a second device that has a slightly bigger screen for media consumption. Even if they did, consumers are not willing to pay $300 for an iPad mini when Amazon has Fire and Kindle for less than $100.
  14. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Time may tell. It was also said that Apple would never go back and make another 4" phone after the 5s, but then the SE came.
  15. Altis thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Exactly. Holding their toes to the fire brought about a wave of updates that people actually want.

    It's easy to become complacent as Apple did for quite some time.
  16. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    I completely agree. But at the same time, it is appropriate to applaud Apple when they DO deliver.
  17. Speechless macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2015
    Non-gentrified Brooklyn.
    ..and I was *just* about to sell my 12. THIS is what I've been looking for from the OS. So happy they are going in the right direction. So very happy.
  18. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    I'm downloading the first day of public beta on my 9.7 IPP! Really excited to use it.
  19. temna macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2008
    Actually you're wrong. In a lot of businesses, especially medical, the iPad Mini is perfect because it is an iPad, not an iPhone, but it still fits in larger pockets.. The form factor is preferred by a lot of people..
  20. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    The people who predicted the death of 4" smartphones didn't understand the market.

    The SE was created for markets like India where the majority of people haven't bought their first smartphone. Today, Huawei, Vivo, and Oppo are making 5.5" phablets so cheap, it's becoming affordable as an entry level smartphone. There are not enough small smartphone users wishing to purchase a mini tablet.
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Indeed it is. The iPad Mini is the only device that fits comfortably in the palm of a hand, or even in larger pants/jacket pockets, and offers the full functionality of an iPad. And as I said, iOS 11 will only further differentiate that functionality from that of an iPhone.
  22. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    Sure, and iPad mini is used in a lot of education markets. But that market isn't big enough for iPad mini.

    Production of iPad mini 4 won't stop, but don't expect it to be refreshed at all.

    If the mini form factor were such a hot demand size, it would have received a spec bump. Heck even a rose gold or matte black refresh.
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    You don't have to have a small smartphone to want a small tablet, and the SE has been successful even in phablet heavy markets like the US. People want a range of device sizes for various reasons.
  24. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    I agree but Apple will be producing for the mass market.

    I'm sure there are people who love their 11-inch MacBook Air and beg for it not to be discontinued. But it's no longer enough given the pressure from 10" and 12" tablets and 2 in 1 PCs.
  25. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL
    THIS is the iPad I have wanted since day 1. I can replace my MBP for all personal use. I'll never be able to not have a MBP due to coding, hacking, VM's, labbing, etc. But I can now use it solely dedicated to my tech endeavors and just use the new iPad Pro 12.9 for all personal usage. I'm stoked man. I'll be ordering a 512 12.9 iPad Pro this Sunday!

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