- Sep 2, 2013
I heard that Apple is going to make a 12-13 inch iPad that runs OS X and iOS in 2014. Is it true?
Where did you hear that? Please cite your sources.
I am not sure if it's true. It's a rumor.
If it's true and if iPad 13'' is going to be a hybride, it will be weird beacuse Tim Cook made fun of hybride PCs at the iPad Air / iPad mini retina / Macbook Pro retina event.
Way to not even read your own link Scoop. The word hybrid appears nowhere. You assumed hybrid because they showed an iPad with a keyboard case.
They will be eliminated. Why would they need them anymore?
It's sad Beacuse I was planning to get a MacBook Pro. And I don't think a tablet can replace a desktop computer beacuse it's not same A tablet is like a secondary computer but there must be a main computer. I hope MacBooks won't get eliminated
MBs are not going anywhere. We are years away from the morphing of laptops and tablets. However, I disagree that a tablet can't replace a traditional computer for those that only do basic tasks like email, simple photo editing and curation, web browsing, and even light video editing. Most consumers do not need the power of a computer. It's much more of a business device, and even business are adopting iPads for laptops for sales people now.
I think Macs are the center of Apple ecosystem.
No. Macs were the center of the Apple ecosystem. Then Apple allowed PCs to sync with iPods and subsequent iDevices. Then Apple didn't require a Mac or PC at all to sync and backup an iDevice, just and iCloud account. Macs account for 14% of all Apple revenue. iDevices and the iTunes App store (not Mac app store) account for 80%. So it's very clear that iOS and iCloud is the center of Apple's revenue stream and ecosystem.
Anyway, Do you think that I should get a MacBook? My computer is 5 years old and it is really slow. I considered buying a Mac but I am confused now
What do you use your macbook for? Your use should dictate what device you should get.
MacBook Airs are more portable, but Macbook Pros have a bigger gamut. So if you are a photographer doing work on your laptop screen, a MBP may be better. Although if I were a photographer I'd probably use an external display.
How important is portability for you? What kinds of programs do you need to run? Give us a little more information of how you plan to use your computer and we will be glad to give you opinion. We are full of those.