So iPad Pro runs the EXACT same iOS as iPad Mini and Air

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  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I have to admit I chuckled when they showed the iOS menu interface and all those empty rows of app icons that will be there

    the iPad Pro looks a colossal disappointment, but the iPad Air 3 with pencil and keyboard support could be interesting next year
     
  2. sjleworthy, Sep 18, 2015
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    so why does it look a colossal disappointment? thats a heavy statement. what makes you say that? especially as it'll be Apple's fastest ipad to date?

    I dont think it is exact same ios anyway, it's been tweaked especially for the Pro.
     
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    Troll or not, he's right. There's pencil and keyboard support, a faster processor, but what good is it if I have the same file functionality as my mini 4 or Air 2? I still have to carry around my rMB to do simple tasks like open a text file in excel without having to jump through hoops.

    There's a place for the iPad pro, I just wish it did a little more than the rest of the iPads (if you ignore pencil and keyboard).
     
  5. digitalcuriosity macrumors regular

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    It seems from the Apple Intro. Demo,that the iPad Pro is aimed at business professionals not the general public. but i am sure all iPad users who buy one will be very happy with them.
     
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    You can't open it with excel?
     
  7. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Troll or not? How am I trolling when I own an iPad? Is any criticism a troll?
     
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    While I do agree that they need some updates to how the homescreen works on a 13" tablet...I have to ask...how long do you stare at your desktop when using OS X or Windows? The answer for me is...literally never. What the iPad Pro needs first is some way to access external storage that isn't wireless. Pro video/audio/photo apps won't come until there is a way to access a lot of data quickly.

    In regards to the home screen it would have been cool if the Pro had a more mission control like interface for the app switcher, letting you quickly drag an app into and out of splitscreen with another app. I think we will see something like that in the next year or two.
     
  9. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't you noticed? In almost all ads they are running two apps. the point is it has more spaces to work with
     
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    I think that might be a little optimistic. I believe this thing will remain a big iPad and nothing more

    Maybe they'll bring the smart connector to other models and try to expand the sale of that ridiculously expensive keyboard to the rest of the iPads
     
  11. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Well they can't come out with a new OS just for the big iPad out of nowhere.
     
  12. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    It's a big iPad. I would've been absolutely shocked if it had it's own operating system or ran OS X and I'm sure I'm not the only one who would've been. For months now we've had signs that Apple was going to release a big iPad. That's exactly what they did.
     
  13. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How could something with no real file system replace a laptop?
     
  14. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    It only could if you don't do files. There are workarounds to this but at this point are so tedious I'll stick to the smaller iPads for media consumption and leave the real work to the Mac.
     
  15. pesos macrumors 6502a

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    It's the iPad Jumbo (with Pencil option and Surface keyboard ripoff option that costs a lot more than the Surface keyboard!).

    It'll be great for some folks and pointless for most - but Apple definitely did need something as a ton of the artists, architects, film/tv set crew, etc I know are now running around with Surface devices...
     
  16. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    Indeed.

    I really was hoping for a bit more functionality, at least above the level of what my smartphone offers, but no. :(

    Looks like I'll be keeping my iPad 4 a tad longer.
     
  17. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    Using words like "Colossal Disappointment" without elaborating. It obviously has some positive qualities, so statements like this come off as "Troll like".
     
  18. joeblow7777, Sep 18, 2015
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    He did explain why it's a colossal disappointment to him, and I see where he's coming from. For this very pricey "pro" device to be running the same OS and apps as a phone, or an iPod for that matter... I'm really not impressed either.

    I agree, 100%. That's my biggest complaint with iOS in general. The lack of a file system means that iPads lack a degree of functionality that even the most basic Android and Windows tablets have.
     
  19. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't the apps and their ability be a better indicator than the layout of the home screen?

    Also, if the iPad Air with keyboard and pencil support is interesting, isn't that just a 10inch version of this? Smells like a troll......
     
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    While I am normally all for what Apple puts out, I do have to agree that the Home Screen of the iPad Pro was disappointing to me also. I really wanted to see a much more dense app layout on the Screen and the Dock. I prefer my Dock on the side, so I would really like that to either be the default, an choice, or similar to the iPhone 6+... how it shifts.
     
  21. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    This!

    Why do they continue with the lack of a file system? To this day, if I want to do multiple attachments in an email, I have to turn to my Note 4, or upload stuff to the cloud...have to jump through hoops for something so damn simple.

    I was hoping the iPad Pro would be a little bit more "Pro", at the moment it looks more like an iPad Air Plus.
     
  22. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    the fact its got a stonking big screen and processor power gives it greater functionality alone. yes, does the same as the previous ipads, only better, faster and more efficiently in a big way. this is the very definition of functionality.

    so yes, it does do a little more than a standard ios device. a little different? well, i did read the ios was slightly tweaked to account for the Pro.

    or are you guys after a completely different functioning ios for each style mobile device? as it stands ios is ios. thats the point. it's the hardware that changes and boy, is the Pro certainly different than anything before, purely down to it's size, spec and additions.
     
  23. codelode84 macrumors regular

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    I think most people were expecting some sort of hybrid that brought some aspect of OS X especially since it has the horsepower and screen size. I understand why they didn't because if they did it would canabalize laptop sales. I think they would rather keep these systems separate for that reason alone.
     
  24. mattoligy, Sep 19, 2015
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    It's not like it would even be hard to achieve either... Without a basic files system iOS is just NEVR going to feel pro and instead feel more like a glorified toy! Of course the caliber of apps in the App Store is another huge set back for a real laptop replacement and this is again Apples doing thanks to its limited APIs for iOS and obsessive closed source attitude! Look at the jailbreak scene for example and what is possible, even a Finder app with near professional access to the File System... Crazy

    Jailbroken iPad Pro = Laptop replacement

    Non Jailbroken iPad Pro = Glorified toy

    Oh Apple, why do you insist on holding iOS back... Set It Free :rolleyes: or at least get it right. How much money do you have... Hire a bigger team of iOS developers and make it really shine. It's not just a phone OS anymore!
     
  25. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Can you even add attachments in the stock email app yet? I switched to a different mail app on my phone a while back. Another very odd limitation.
     

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