Possibility of macOS on an Ipad Pro ?

ProgRocker

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I looked at the Ipad Pros for music production, though felt for me personally I couldn't justify the cost as IOS afforded me access only to apps. Whereas with macOS or Win10 I could run a full version of any given Music Production software. Pro Tools, Cubase, FL, Studio One, ect. And even though some apps are very good, they don't compare to their 'full' counterparts. So it seems pointless to spend that kind of money for a Pro along with all the peripherals needed, to essentially have less.
However that said, Given the beast that the new Pro is, will there be a time in the near future when Apple will give us the option of running a full macOS ? Is this even possible, or it just not doable for this type of device ?
As a comparison the Surface line gives users the option of running a full version of Win10 on a tablet, however I believe (though I could be wrong) that the Ipad Pros are far more powerful and would therefore be better suited for running high demand software.
 

Mabus51

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For production? No don’t use an iPad. The iPad uses MP3 audio for production. It’s good enough for editing on the side or playing around in, maybe even some low quality samples. But I wouldn’t use it for actual production. It’s also good to use as a virtual soundboard, or was Apple refuses to update the Logic remote app.
 

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macOS will never be on the the iPad. Rather Apple will be moving iOS to accommodate professional apps. Just look at PS moving to the iPad.

If anything instead of putting macOS on the iPad (and thus making it more open/flexible), I see apple making macOS more like iOS and making it more restrictive like iOS
 
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Rck1984

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Design a iOS Pro operating system.

Getting rid of the dated icon grid home screen, giving it a real file explorer, the option to connect fully functional HDD’s, optional mouse support and much more pro features.

Having a simple phone OS on a Pro device, with its intention to do Pro things on don’t rhyme.
 

ProgRocker

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I see apple making macOS more like iOS and making it more restrictive like iOS

The restrictiveness of iOS and the cost are what keeps me from using Apple products. Let's hope that's not the case.

As to the iPad Pro, IMHO the Pro's hardware has outgrown iOS.
 
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haruhiko

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The restrictiveness of iOS and the cost are what keeps me from using Apple products. Let's hope that's not the case.

As to the iPad Pro, IMHO the Pro's hardware has outgrown iOS.
This point has been beaten to death. I think what defines an iPad is iOS. iOS doesn't preclude the feature you desire on the iPad, it is probably a software version away from supporting external storage, or it may never come, it's Apple's decision rather than technology. Heck, iOS itself comes from macOS in fact.