I do my main work on Macs so my expectations for my iPP probably aren’t as demanding as those of others. Sidecar was basically the only thing I needed, so if that enables my iPP to be a (good) portable cintiq, there’s really not much more I need from it. Though I’m wondering if the throughput of the existing usb-c port is truly adequate. I do use my iPP with the Smart Keyboard quite often so I think I’d prefer a convertible form factor like the Yoga, but that’s unlikely to happen. More storage is always better, and possibly a larger screen, but those alone wouldn’t get me to upgrade.
For the Apple Pencil, however, I would like an off switch, and optional tips with more friction. And I’d rather have a physical button than the double tap.
And I think it would be a good idea for the Smart Keyboard to have an additional usb-c port. That might require an upgrade for the Smart Connector, however.
As far as ipadOS, I would like:
- wifi incremental backups to time machine
- system-wide handwriting recognition as an alternative to using the onscreen keyboard
- I’m still not on board with the dock as the main way to open a second app. I’d rather temporarily slide the first app off screen to expose the home screen and choose the second app from there, mainly because there are way too many apps I use
- some way to have certain apps and processes run in the background. And less app and tab refreshes. But this can quickly get into Mac territory.
This is all I can think of, at the moment.
The main issue software-wise though, is that a lot of apps, probably most, are still limited compared to their macOS counterparts. But this is on developers.