Who is thinking of selling their Mac for iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Goldfrapp, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    I kinda am.

    But I'm also waiting to see whether Apple will surprise us with a 14-inch MacBook in the near future.
  2. jmeas macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015
    San Jose
    I'll strongly consider an iPad Pro as my main computer once iOS gets one crucial feature: a real file system.

    I want apps to be able to modify files that other apps make. Dragging and dropping resources between apps works for some things, but for any technical task ya need access to a file system. I'm a software developer, so I'd like a way for a text editor to be able to create programming files that other apps then act on (say, executing shell scripts or starting a web server).
  3. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

    Dec 5, 2012
    Two different operating systems. I doubt anyone would replace their Macs with an iPad Pro.
  4. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2010
    I just replaced my iPad Air with a rMBP. No going back now.
  5. StoneJack macrumors 65816


    Dec 19, 2009
    You already have file system in icloud drive
  6. Hellenek macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2007
    Won't be selling my MBA but will keep it much longer. Was planning to upgrade to the rMB but will buy a fully kitted out iPad Pro instead. That stylus reminds me of my Newton days and ditching my paper notepad will finally become a reality again.

    I'm TOTALLY sold on the iPad Pro! Well done Apple! Now incorporate the excellent Newton handwriting system...
  7. Cool Pup macrumors 6502a

    Cool Pup

    Jun 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Absolutely not. I still need an OSX experience for daily computing.

    However, some people can function on iOS devices solely as their only computers — and more power to them for being able to do that.

    If you think you can replace your computer with an iPad as of right now, then yes, you could very well do that. And experimenting with a week of only using an iPad might be a good test to see if it's possible or not for you to do based on your individual needs.

    However, the technology in tablets is still far, far behind those in a MacBook or simple desktop machine. it'll take a while before they can usurp the computing efficiency market because iOS is still too dense and walled off in some areas to have a proper computing experience.
  8. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    Nope. Thinking of replacing my iPad with a MacBook as my main computer.
  9. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Yup, but only one of my Macs--would still keep one for heavier tasks.
  10. Rogo117 macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2012
    Until I can download torrents on an iPad, I'll still stick with my mbp.
  11. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Not selling mine but getting the Pro and giving the Air to the kids.
  12. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    I sold my MacBook Air 11 already and have a rMBP from this year to act as a more powerful data processor that is stationary. I need an iPad pro to fill the void since the iPad Air is still a little too small for some things.
  13. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    For Tim Cook this may be the case, but the average Mac user so much more is needed.
  14. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    If it ran OS X sure . Running iOS it cannot replace my Mac.

    No need to wait for the iPad pro, people who did not need OS X could have got an iPad Air 2 , more than capable
  15. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Definitely, only if it ran OSX would I think about it
  16. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
  17. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    I should sell my rMBP and buy an iMac instead. My perfect setup would be iPhone 6s+, iPad Pro, and retina iMac.
  18. tdale macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2013
    Christchurch, N.Z.
    Correct. The iPad Pro is great, but its a 12.9 iPad Air, not a pro
  19. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013

    As much as I love my Air 2 I would never be able to limit myself to it. Unless I could use a mouse, download files, or have a general file storage system which will probably never happen. I just find the Pro to be absolutely ridiculous, cool but ridiculous.
  20. Mivo macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2015
    I'd like to replace my Windows laptop with a hybrid device, but the iPad Pro probably won't be sufficient. If it ran OSX, I think I'd be good, but iOS doesn't support some software I need for work. I also need a proper file system and, ideally, better connectivity as well as a mouse. (SP3 doesn't cut it with the short battery life.)

    Not really sure what to think of the iPad Pro yet. I would like one for the "woah!" factor, and I can see it as a great creativity tool for my hobbyist musical stuff (also large enough to work extremely well for board gaming), but for actual work it's falling somewhat short for me. For some stuff I use a tablet for (e.g. as an ebook reader), it's almost too large.

    I may still get one, but I did expect it to be more of a hybrid, not "just" a larger iPad. Apple seems to alienate me a little as a customer, somehow. No interest in watches or TVs, but would like a hybrid device and a 17" MacBook Pro. :)
  21. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Nah. iPad Pro was the biggest embarrassment of the keynote. I couldn't think anything but Microsoft Surface Pro owners will laugh their asses off.

    iPad Air 2 still remains to be the best real tablet on the market.

    PS. Don't get me wrong. Apple Pencil seems awesome if it works as well as it's advertised. No one knows about the keyboard yet. Those are cool features. Also the display is probably amazing and it's packed with powerful technology.

    What I mean that if they really wanna call it "Pro" it needs more pro features. For example modified iOS with Finder like file management.
  22. Mivo macrumors regular


    Jan 23, 2015
    Why, though? The SP3 manages less than 4 hours of battery life in low load situations like web browsing, and two and a half hours when it's under medium to high load. It's a good device in theory, but with that kind of battery life (and the weak touch support in software), it's not that great. It's heavy for a tablet, and gets hot like a stove.
  23. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Yeah, I didn't mean it that way. What I meant that SP3 actually has file system and can run all professional software available. Something the iPad Pro can't do.

    While I agree that iPad Pro is better and nicer piece of technology compared to SP3, it still misses some major features. I hope 3rd party developers can help with that.

    PS. You're exaggerating with SP3 battery life. It actually gets pretty decent battery life. Not iPad like, but decent.
  24. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No me, iOS is just too limiting for me to sell my laptop. It's nice don't get me wrong but it cannot easily fit my needs that require a laptop

    Agreed, there's so much of the SP3 in the iPad Pro. Still the SP3 runs a full desktop OS, and has a docking station so you can hook up a monitor and external keyboard (real, not the type-cover).

    While I won't knock apple too much for using a stylus, they shamelessly stole the type-cover from MS
  25. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sold my old Mac Mini and Sold My old non retina MacBook. Basically Free iPad Pro for me

    But now I am having second thoughts,

    #1. Is It DDR4 RAM ?
    #2. Gonna look pretty dumb when iPad Pro 2 comes out next year

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