"The future of computing is the iPad"

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  1. 98winds macrumors newbie

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  2. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    The present iPad models might be good as a home computer replacement for most people,but to really replace computers,the iPad need better battery life,better processors,more storage and improved graphics.
     
  3. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    I think an iPad specific OS is the way to go, or at least further differentiating between iPhone and iPad variants. I am sure it could be accomplished, but if it is the future of computing, then the software needs to be accelerated.
     
  4. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    The iPad Pro is a great little device that can replace what most everyday people do on a laptop (web browsing, Netflix, email) but it could do with a few more pro features. I love the multitasking features and use it daily along with picture in picture which is also brilliant. If you are a serious video editor then no the iPad Pro isn't for you, it does have it's limits. I don't think that Apple should put a full version of Mac OS on the iPad Pro and I don't think they will.
     
  5. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    macOS will never happen. I believe Apple chose the right path, but software enhancements on the iPad need to be accelerated, bringing more and more desktop-like features to iPad.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Nothing else to offer besides a one-word post?

    To contribute, the iPad currently runs iOS, but overall in long term, it will need to be more efficient and expand beyond its current capabilities with iOS as of now. Especially being that Tim Cook stated that iPad can ultimately be a PC replacement.
     
  7. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    "Computing" covers an awful lot of ground and a myriad of use cases. Without better context, your statement is rather meaningless.
     
  8. boast macrumors 65816

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    I think most people already do this on their phone. So how big of a market can there be for people to put down their phones and pick up an iPad to continue doing the same thing (with the same limitations)?
     
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    I don't understand why people feel the desktop/laptop computer needs to be "replaced" at all. Thats like saying the pickup truck will replace cars. Why can't people accept there is for the foreseeable future there is a need for a traditional OS and setup.
     
  10. bopajuice macrumors 6502a

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    This might make sense for the general population, but what about business professionals? I need document storage, access the database files, the ability to download, create, edit, and save documents. I know a cloud based system might help, but in my business many documents are sensitive and privacy is an issue. Storing them on a cloud server is out of the question. I would also need a keyboard for extended periods of typing. So if I add a keyboard mine as well bring a laptop.

    As a matter of fact I just added a desktop to the mix. Keep sensitive docs at home. I also edit a lot of video. iPad or iPhone is rudementary at best. Not very productive.

    For people like my wife it makes perfect sense. We are talking about selling her laptop because she never uses it. Most of her time is spent with an iPhone or iPad. For me that would not work.
     
  11. Doomoo macrumors newbie

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    Could not live without my iPad, but until you can play Battlefield 1 on iOS i think the future of computing is still up for grabs.
     
  12. BoatyMcBoatFace macrumors newbie

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    It's pretty close now for most users. But needs local backup and swift coding capabilities to truly be free. Otherwise, file system, updated software to handle multiple apps (split screen is horrible for selecting a second app), ability to open two instances of the same app. But I feel the hardware is pretty decent, and third party apps are getting there.
     
  13. Kostas3000 macrumors member

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    Document management: check Devonthink
    Video editing: check LumaFusion

    After checking these apps, you will be convinced that iPad can serve you even better
     
  14. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

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    I think the IPad is great for consuming content, but suffers when creating content. It needs a filesystem.
     
  15. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    It's the classic 80/20 rule and yes I think the iPad can easily handle the 80% I'm really looking forward to more productivity related enhancements on iOS. What I would love to see is mouse support. That would be a game-changer for me - it's just too hard to use touch interface for detailed slides and spreadsheets.
     
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    Now we're getting into Microsoft territory. Touch screen, mouse support, document storage, file system.
     
  17. DNichter macrumors 68040

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    I don't think we'll ever not have traditional PC's in a work setting. Using a touchscreen here just doesn't make sense. It goes to the truck/car analogy Jobs used prior. The amount of trucks needed (PC's) will just continue to decrease and likely remain a workplace or home office tool. For the majority of peoples uses, a phone or tablet should suffice, or whatever comes next. I have my computer at my office, I don't really need one at home, but I am waiting for iOS software to mature a bit on iPad.
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    I think we may gain native mouse support for remote applications. Maybe even an Apple developed app as well. It makes sense for Apple's business as it still would require you to have two devices (mac and ios) or at the least 1 Apple device (pc and ios).
     
  18. Olganech macrumors regular

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    The iPad is too gimped to to the future of computing.
     
  19. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I agree with this, when people think about what Tim Cook has said they assume that the iPad will replace ALL computers and that's not what Apple is saying, the Steve Jobs cars vs trucks analogy was that most people will move to cars but there will still be trucks, they will still exist but in smaller numbers.
    I agree with you on the office side that as great as the iPad Pro is it doesn't replace the office computer. I myself have a iMac in my home office and I love it, I use it daily and it works really well alongside my iPad Pro! But the iPad does replace a lot of what a PC can do. I think moving forward Apple is going to increase that in terms of software.
     
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    I agree but not for several more years. So much more need to happen in terms of power.
     
  22. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree and the sooner the better.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I think Apple will keep the iPad where it is to avoid it competing with it lap and desktops.

    There will be updates and improvements to the iPad OS but there will be limits.
     
  24. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    If people can use a web browser/Chromebooks as their "computer," then people can use iPads as their computer.
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    Imo, the iPad will become (it kinda already is) Apple's "entry level computing device." We already see Apple trying to shift Macbook prices to a higher price points, allowing iPads to fill the cheaper price points, in a sense.
     
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I can not disagree!

    I trust the Apple knows what they are doing when it comes to marketing:rolleyes:
     

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