iPad Pro is still mainly for entertainment

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sza, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. sza, Jun 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2017

    sza macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    Productivity apps are cool but do you really feel you can be more productive than using a computer?
  2. xxray macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2013
    All depends on the person. For some people, it's absolutely more productive (ask any artist), for others it's equal productivity, and for others, not at all.
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Not yet. However, it's an excellent take on the road device and in many ways can be used as a computer. Still a ways to go before it can replace my computer for everything.
  4. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    For podcasting, art, note taking, and a zillion other things, I've become way more comfortable in iOS on my iPad Pro than in macOS. The only reason I still need a Mac at all is to do screen sharing for work when I'm in conference calls. Other than that, I'm good with an iPad. I started the transition to iOS-only last year and haven't looked back. I have workflows for 99% of my computing needs on the iPad. iOS 11 will just improve that.
  5. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    Crazy...most of the time laptops are for entertainment as well...so your point has no true merit.....
  6. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    This is what I don't get when people bring this topic up--people use their iPads for all the same stuff they used to use laptops for. Nobody ever needed the big clunky complicated beige desktop computers of the 90s. That's just what we were stuck with--it was the only option at the time, and the technology didn't allow for the miniaturization or simplification of tech.

    But the fact that people ARE bringing it up roughly 100x a day lately just shows that the iPad Pro is changing the calculus a bit. People are really starting to wonder if it's possible.
  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    'Is a fun device.. albeit an expensive one!
  8. sza thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2010
    Wrong. I use computer for coding.
  9. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    "Most of the time." The person you're replying to didn't say "all the time for all people". Most people don't code.
  10. MacGurl111 macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2010
    iPad is mainly for consumption. It still has a long way to go.
    iMac, MBP and MB is where I do most of my work and budgeting. I can't give up my computers.
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    It's more than that. You have consumers who use iPads for media based tasks and cannot grasp the concept of how someone could possibly be productive enough to complete work related tasks on an iOS device without Ports or various programs.

    Take the OP's opening statement in this thread. They basically stated "Productivity tools are cool, but can really you be more productive than using a computer?" To me, this just shows someone's ignorance with the iPads current capabilities and what someone can accomplish. And I'm not being dismissive to the OP, but this is the perfect thread to differentiate how technology has changed in ways we don't rely on everything a MacBook Pro can do. (Even though My laptop has its advantages Over the iPad at times .)

    It's the transition to a smaller, more compact device that can eliminate some of the tasks that we accomplish on a laptop when converting to the iPad for productivity, portability and overall the iPad is more efficient.

    The iPad and laptop can only be productive tools based on how someone is ultimately using it. But the iPad is Apple's future reality where it will replace the laptop, which is also Tim Cooks vision.
  12. skottichan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I'm finding myself doing my primary job (art & design) on my iPad Pro, more often than my MBP+Cintiq combo.

    It's a lot easier to bring with me to do presentations and roughs on the spot for clients. At this point, it's just some of the software seems to need to catch up, tho the last couple Procreate updates have solve what few problems I have left.
  13. OKLY macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2017
    For iPad Pro to go up a level higher, it needs more professional apps that are close to desktop versions.
  14. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Again, there are plenty of professionals using professional grade apps on the iPad. People give examples all the time, and then are constantly told they're wrong. This topic just goes around in circles. Everyone uses the tool they think is correct for the job. For some, that's an iPad. For others it's not. I think some of the traditional laptop users are starting to feel insecure. Don't. Macs have a future too.
  15. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    Quite frankly, we ALL could be more productive if we didn't sit around on MacRumors arguing and debating what is more productive.
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Yes, I can. It’s more single minded, has less distractions.
    Also it has 4G internet, portrait mode screen for reading and touch for easy swiping trough documents.
    All I do is read around 2000 pages a week, annotate PDF’s, word, email writing notes during minutes on drafts and having 140.00 files and documents in sync. iPad Pro’s are really nice for that! I can use jump desktop if I need to do some rare OCR
  17. rufas2000 macrumors member


    Jun 5, 2017
    In my line of work as a teacher its just as useful (seating chart on our attendance program needs mouse support but otherwise) plus its easier to carry as I walk around the room and it has a touch screen so for me pretty much.
  18. throAU macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2012
    Perth, Western Australia
    It's not really supposed to replace your computer.

    I'll be far more productive with the ipad if i actually have it with me, rather than my desktop computer or my laptop that I don't happen to have with me.

    For the things i use a laptop for, the ipad will suffice. Its more portable, silent, better battery life, etc.

    People need to stop thinking of phones, tablets, laptops, etc. as devices to do the same job. The tablet is a complementary device. Not a replacement.

    Well. Not for a lot of people. Some casual/home users may just find it does do everything they require.
  19. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    The iPad Pro can be more than just an entertainment device for most people, the everyday user will be more than capable of browsing the web, checking emails, buying items from Amazon eBay and so on with the new iPad Pro. With iOS 11 it's going to get a lot more productive and this is the kind of people that Tim Cook was referring to.

    The more serious user such as a video editor, coder and so on will still use a laptop and or a desktop. I personally will use my iPad Pro along side my main desktop iMac computer, but as time has moved forward I have been using my iPad Pro 1st gen more than my MacBook Pro and relying on the iPad Pro more.
  20. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    Don't you use work computers for productivity stuffs?
  21. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Who are you asking? Me personally I use an iMac as well.
  22. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    I already am. For most part.


    My iPad typically ends the day at under 20% battery life. That ought to give you an idea of how much my iPad Pro is used for both work and leisure.
  23. brianric macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2011
    [QUOTE="Relentless Power, post: 24706615, member: 1036593"

    The iPad and laptop can only be productive tools based on how someone is ultimately using it. But the iPad is Apple's future reality where it will replace the laptop, which is also Tim Cooks vision.[/QUOTE]
    I'll be pushing daises by the time Tim Cook's vision comes true.
  24. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009

    It's all what you make of it and how you use it.

    Productivity for you may not be the same type of productivity for someone else...
  25. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    *sigh* This is just another way of asking the same "is the iPad really Pro" question. How many different ways can this same silly question be asked? The answer to this question is so blindingly obvious: "it depends on who you are and what you're trying to do". Why does this keep getting asked, despite the fact that there's probably hundreds of threads that have pretty much reached this same conclusion?

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