iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BobHail, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. BobHail macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    Hopefully Apple will learn from this fiasco and start developing a pro tablet computer with full OS X and keep the iPad as it is for people in need of to play with expensive children´s toys.
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Complete waste of time and resources Bob. It would be a MAJOR failure in the marketplace.
  3. REM314 macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    Theres an exciting new product out that does exactly that. Only drawback is that it has a keyboard...but it has better specs, speakers and a webcam!

    They call it a laptop I think.
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    Bob, the only way you can get a MacBook Pro into a tablet form factor is with a steamroller
  5. al256 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2001
  6. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    Aint gonna happen. First and foremost, did you ever see the iPhone/iTouch pro? No?

    But more importantly because Steve Jobs knows what you need better than you do. Don't question his steveness. (How dare you even THINK it?) If you needed it he would give it to you.... but you don't need it. Flash- no, that cuts into iTunes Store profits.... Mutli-taskingh... no, highly overrated (and the iPad would not be fast if it had to do more than one thing at once)... Camera, hell no, we give you a paint program... USB port.... No, we'll sell you a dongle for that

    You see, Steve knows... WAY better than any of his users.
  7. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    What's the point of full OSX on a tablet? Buy a Windows 7 tablet or a white MacBook if you really need the full OS...
  8. BobHail thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2009
    Steve Job has lost his "touch". :D

    They gave me iPad, which I DON´T NEED!

    Full OS X tablet computer I would have bought immediately!
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    If anything the iPad is more of a "pro" machine than consumer device, despite how SJ couched it yesterday. It's perfect for vertical market customization - hardly a toy. No camera for enhanced security, no multitasking for bullet proof stability, low price tag allow for affordable distribution.

    A tablet laptop is a loser proposition. Just look at the Air. I know it has its fan base, but its shallow and narrow. The Air is generally seen as underpowered, overpriced. A tablet would be no different. Why does the world need another wimpy tablet computer, especially when the MB and MBP are fairly powerful and not all that heavy.

    The iPad doesn't pretend to be a laptop or a laptop replacement. But it is a platform with uses well beyond what was presented at the introduction and beyond what is practical with a Touch or iPhone.
  10. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    Yeah... maybe it is time for him to retire.

    Its a lot like the ATV- a lot of promise in it, but because they see it only as something to drive iTunes store sales, it is only half there.

    I bet the A4 chip cannot handle it... that's why no multi task.
  11. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Apple will learn form this release... they will learn how much people want an easy to use device to consume media and Apple will had a few Billion dollars to their war chest in the process.

    If you think it is such a great idea start a company and go for it. I'll put my faith in Apple as they clearly know what their market is, what people want, and have proven it year over year with record sales.
  12. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    Then take your business elsewhere... They're not catering to you; just because you don't need something doesn't mean they can't make it. I don't need a desktop Mac, so Apple should stop making all of those, right?
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Who says this is a fiasco. Yeah I see a lot of whining but no more then usual. I also see a lot of people excited for it.

    The proof will be in the pudding and only when people are ready to buy can we discern whether its a success or not. Right now, the press has been very positive over it. Many people are very excited about, most of the people who aren't were the same people who got themselves worked up into a lather with the rumors and their expectation was so high nothing that apple would do could satisfy that hope.

    given the target market apple is shooting for, I'd say that its not a bad device and may be successful. Its not perfect (read no flash) and each revision may tweak the existing platform but I don't expect apple to abandon the current design and provide a pro one.
  14. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    See Bob...this is where your righteous indignation falls down. They didn't give YOU the iPad, they put the iPad in the marketplace for people to buy or not buy. If you don't need it, don't buy it. Even Steve Jobs will endorse that concept, I bet.

    In the meantime, rather than incessantly whining about what they DID bring to market, why don't you instead whine about what they HAVEN'T brought to market. Granted, you fit in just fine either way with the typical MacRumors poster, but the latter makes more sense.
  15. puffnstuff macrumors 65816

    Jan 2, 2008
    I think the iPad is great for the people that it's meant for but I would like a modbook type tablet from Apple.
  16. husker4 macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2010
    give the air a swivel and multi-touch screen and you have a winner.
  17. bbydon macrumors 6502a

    May 18, 2005
    Everyone, also said they didn't want an mp3 player. (thats in reference to people hating the ipod)

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