Reading these forums, I think one thing is certain: For some people, the iPad is equal to or better than their laptop for their work purposes. For other people, the iPad can only be used for specific work tasks, such as email and note taking, and cannot fully replace their MBP. I fall into this category. Let us not argue. We all love apple. May there be peace on earth. iKumbaya. Different strokes for different folks. Apple is not even two years into a long journey of making the iPad a pro machine for everyone. It will be a little while until every single laptop user can replace their device with an iPad. For people In the same boat as me, we reach for iPad as often as we can, but end up on laptops for certain tasks that can’t be done on iPad. I have made a list of features which I would like to see on future iPads, and features which I have read other forum members would like to see. There is no offense intended to those who use iPad for work. We all love giving Apple all our dollaz. In many ways, the group I am not in is lucky to be able to be 100% iPad! Here is the running list: 3 or 4 lightning ports, to allow for many of the below features External monitor support. This is important for ergonomics / neck strain, as well as productivity when dealing with spreadsheets, PowerPoints, and pdfs which are best viewed full screen next to another full screen application. Trackpad support. This feature would be optional, as not to ruin the iPad experience for those who don’t want it, or for those who only want it sometimes. It could be turned on and off, perhaps automatically based on context. I am aware many don’t care for this feature, but I have read a few 12.9 owners state their interest in this feature. Trackpad support would make non-touch external monitors more feasible. I would like to reiterate the optionality of this feature. External drive support. Exempli gratia, thumb drives. 3rd Party items: Microsoft office apps such as excel and word are simply better on macOS. If apple shipped an IPP with dual monitor support, which is frequently utilized by excel monkeys like me, perhaps Microsoft would step up their iOS office game. Trackpad support would also motivate Microsoft to make excel Better for iOS. Even if Excel on iOS matched macOS, I would get a dead arm very quickly using excel on my iPad, hence the mouse / trackpad need. The ability to run windows virtual machines would be the deal clincher for the very last holdouts. Is this technically possible with apple’s custom processors? There is a windows-only program I sometimes use for work in a windows virtual machine. There are many obscure legacy applications such as this which are very annoying, yet common, because there are so many of them across different industries. I wrote this on my iPad Please comment with any additional features you would like to see Happy tidings to all.