iPad New iPad an Accountants Vision of a Product

Mathias Denichi

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This [NEW] iPad seems like nothing but a accountants vision of an Apple product. I don't feel that a visionary CEO of a company like Apple would come up with this product.

It's only point to meet the low cost sector, which Apple has been losing to android; but it's a purely investor decision to boosts sales, not something that is bringing technology or Apple forward as a company.

With longer cycles of product updates, I.E. everything in September, I just hope that this doesn't continue to future Apple devices, and that this is an isolated event.
 
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Brammy

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The thing is, other than True Tone display on the 12.9, or fast charging on the 9.7, the Pros don't need a hardware upgrade.* The issues many of us have with iPads are OS and software constrained. For example:
  • Poor support of storage devices via the USB/SD dongle
  • The Split View interface is a joke
  • iCloud Drive extension auto expands ALL folders on iCloud Drive
  • No drag and drop between split view
  • Apps don't support the 12.9 (Facebook)
I've never once felt like my 12.9" iPad is slow. I don't really care if the iPad hardware is on a 2-3 year upgrade cycle since that's usually when I buy them. iOS updates for iPad, however, need to be on a yearly basis.

The new iPad is a good device for people who don't need smart connected devices or the pencil.


*I wouldn't throw a USB-C port out of bed, though.
 

jhearty99

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The thing is, other than True Tone display on the 12.9, or fast charging on the 9.7, the Pros don't need a hardware upgrade.* The issues many of us have with iPads are OS and software constrained. For example:
  • Poor support of storage devices via the USB/SD dongle
  • The Split View interface is a joke
  • iCloud Drive extension auto expands ALL folders on iCloud Drive
  • No drag and drop between split view
  • Apps don't support the 12.9 (Facebook)
I've never once felt like my 12.9" iPad is slow. I don't really care if the iPad hardware is on a 2-3 year upgrade cycle since that's usually when I buy them. iOS updates for iPad, however, need to be on a yearly basis.

The new iPad is a good device for people who don't need smart connected devices or the pencil.


*I wouldn't throw a USB-C port out of bed, though.
Very well said