All iPads What I want for the iPad Pro

nj-morris

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-Touch ID
-3.1 Megapixel FaceTime camera with 1080p video
-7.5mm thin
-1.3lb
-A9 Processor (Faster, 12-core graphics)
-32/64/128/256GB Storage
-4GB Memory
-18+ hour battery life
-Stronger magnets
-MagSafe 3
-USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2
-NFC Keyboard cases (Ones which basically turn it into a laptop, but with all the cool iOS stuff available)
-Bluetooth Mice (And throw in a cool UI for it as well)
-Support for OS X Apps (with Keyboard and Mouse)
-Reachability in landscape (where the screen splits and goes separate directions)
-Split-screen multitasking
-Start at $699/£559
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
 

dilap

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-Touch ID
-3.1 Megapixel FaceTime camera with 1080p video
-7.5mm thin
-1.3lb
-A9 Processor (Faster, 12-core graphics)
-32/64/128/256GB Storage
-4GB Memory
-18+ hour battery life
-Stronger magnets
-MagSafe 3
-USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2
-NFC Keyboard cases (Ones which basically turn it into a laptop, but with all the cool iOS stuff available)
-Bluetooth Mice (And throw in a cool UI for it as well)
-Support for OS X Apps (with Keyboard and Mouse)
-Reachability in landscape (where the screen splits and goes separate directions)
-Split-screen multitasking
-Start at $699/£559
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
It seems like you are asking for a touchscreen MacBook, with a few other options but it seems like greats ideas, and it would definitely sell. And yes definitely compare to the surface, I would root for that forever! :apple:
 

nj-morris

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It seems like you are asking for a touchscreen MacBook
Exactly. I'm asking for a MacBook Air with a touch screen, plus all the stuff that iOS uses to it's advantage, for the same or less money

I'm also expecting an ultra thin MacBook later on with the stuff that the MacBook Pro has, at 12 or 15 inches, for the same price points as the MacBook Air.
 

dilap

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Exactly. I'm asking for a MacBook Air with a touch screen, plus all the stuff that iOS uses to it's advantage, for the same or less money

I'm also expecting an ultra thin MacBook later on with the stuff that the MacBook Pro has, at 12 or 15 inches, for the same price points as the MacBook Air.
IMO, apple would not make a iPad and MacBook the same screen size, and I think the price points will be a little higher.
 
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joeblow7777

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
Sounds like you took the Surface Pro ads personally. I think MS deserves props for what they've done. I was very tempted to get an SP3, and I will likely get an SP4 if they don't mess it up.

As for the rest of your wish list; I think it's quite optimistic. Apple will work their way up to something that good over years of incremental updates.
 

bnmcj1

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-Touch ID
-3.1 Megapixel FaceTime camera with 1080p video
-7.5mm thin
-1.3lb
-A9 Processor (Faster, 12-core graphics)
-32/64/128/256GB Storage
-4GB Memory
-18+ hour battery life
-Stronger magnets
-MagSafe 3
-USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2
-NFC Keyboard cases (Ones which basically turn it into a laptop, but with all the cool iOS stuff available)
-Bluetooth Mice (And throw in a cool UI for it as well)
-Support for OS X Apps (with Keyboard and Mouse)
-Reachability in landscape (where the screen splits and goes separate directions)
-Split-screen multitasking
-Start at $699/£559
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
This is the reason why my MacBook Air is hopefully the last standard laptop/computer I will ever have to buy. Before I had iMacs, MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt 27 and so on.

My recent years of use has brought it down to my iPad Air 90% usage, MacBook Air 10%. When I have finished my study, an iPad with the original Apple Keyboard is more than enough for most use cases. A bigger iPad with split screen mode would remove my need for a laptop. I simply prefer to sit with an iPad.
 

PowerBook-G5

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-Touch ID
-3.1 Megapixel FaceTime camera with 1080p video
-7.5mm thin
-1.3lb
-A9 Processor (Faster, 12-core graphics)
-32/64/128/256GB Storage
-4GB Memory
-18+ hour battery life
-Stronger magnets
-MagSafe 3
-USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2
-NFC Keyboard cases (Ones which basically turn it into a laptop, but with all the cool iOS stuff available)
-Bluetooth Mice (And throw in a cool UI for it as well)
-Support for OS X Apps (with Keyboard and Mouse)
-Reachability in landscape (where the screen splits and goes separate directions)
-Split-screen multitasking
-Start at $699/£559
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
While your basic ideas are good, some things seem a little extreme, such as 12-core graphics. Another thing is the 32GB option. Seeing as this would be aimed at professionals, that seems kind of low. My final "issue" with your idea is that you want Apple to compare it to the Surface, which I think is a big no-no. I think that the iPad Plus would do just fine in a classic Apple commercial where they show off the highlights of the device, instead of feauring another device to bash, like Sam**** does.
 

Aluminum213

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While your basic ideas are good, some things seem a little extreme, such as 12-core graphics. Another thing is the 32GB option. Seeing as this would be aimed at professionals, that seems kind of low. My final "issue" with your idea is that you want Apple to compare it to the Surface, which I think is a big no-no. I think that the iPad Plus would do just fine in a classic Apple commercial where they show off the highlights of the device, instead of feauring another device to bash, like Sam**** does.
 

matraco

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Easy. Bigger battery and no screen distortion issues like the iPad Air 2.
I havent noticed any distortion in the air 2's i have played with in the stores unless i press hard on them so its not like it happens with every ipad out there. The distortion can be solved in future ipad releases keeping the same thinness i would think.
 

sanke1

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-12.9 inch Retina Display (2732x2048)
-Touch ID
-3.1 Megapixel FaceTime camera with 1080p video
-7.5mm thin
-1.3lb
-A9 Processor (Faster, 12-core graphics)
-32/64/128/256GB Storage
-4GB Memory
-18+ hour battery life
-Stronger magnets
-MagSafe 3
-USB 3 and Thunderbolt 2
-NFC Keyboard cases (Ones which basically turn it into a laptop, but with all the cool iOS stuff available)
-Bluetooth Mice (And throw in a cool UI for it as well)
-Support for OS X Apps (with Keyboard and Mouse)
-Reachability in landscape (where the screen splits and goes separate directions)
-Split-screen multitasking
-Start at $699/£559
-A commercial which compares it to the Surface (PLEASE, this is exactly what Microsoft deserve
Those look like iPad Pro 7th generation features.
 

s2mikey

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I think I forgot to mention that this is supposed to be designed as a laptop replacement
Is it really though? Does Apple really want to replace something that they do currently sell? I'm not so sure about that. IMO, tablets should just be "tablets" and not try to conquer the space occupied by laptops right now. I feel both tablets and laptops have their use cases and both serve them very well. Especially the ipad. No need to try and spread its capabilities too thin.

The description of what the OP wants is basically just a touch screen MBA.... ;)
 

nj-morris

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Is it really though? Does Apple really want to replace something that they do currently sell? I'm not so sure about that. IMO, tablets should just be "tablets" and not try to conquer the space occupied by laptops right now. I feel both tablets and laptops have their use cases and both serve them very well. Especially the ipad. No need to try and spread its capabilities too thin.

The description of what the OP wants is basically just a touch screen MBA.... ;)
Look at #3. I think this will replace the MacBook Air and the 12 inch MacBook will replace the MacBook Pro
 

Newtons Apple

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I wopuld love to see this Pro model, too. BUT, I am afraid Apple will cripple it by not allowing a real file storage system where I could carry large amount of Word and Excel docs on my device.

A USB port to move files via JumpDrive is also something I need but they will not give us.:(
 

nj-morris

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I wopuld love to see this Pro model, too. BUT, I am afraid Apple will cripple it by not allowing a real file storage system where I could carry large amount of Word and Excel docs on my device.
I think that might be one of the features in iOS 9

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In fact I think there might be some apps for storing documents
 

Kobayagi

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I havent noticed any distortion in the air 2's i have played with in the stores unless i press hard on them so its not like it happens with every ipad out there. The distortion can be solved in future ipad releases keeping the same thinness i would think.
Same here, but it seems like a lot of people have the problems when just holding the iPad, so without any hard pressure. It's just a design flaw and Apple will hopefully fix it with the next iPad. But the battery is a bigger issue. They are reducing the battery capacity just to be able to reduce thickness by 1-2mm. Many more people would rather have a better battery life than a iPad which is 1-2mm slimmer than the previous.
 

Newtons Apple

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I think that might be one of the features in iOS 9

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In fact I think there might be some apps for storing documents
I do not want to use some thrid party app. I want to store documents on the device just like I do on a laptop, desktop, etc. I have my doubts about Apple doing this but we shall see.

Multitasking!!!!!
 

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