Apple moves slower than continently drift.There is no chance of Apple overhauling the OS X UI to be touch friendly. They started the multitouch craze in 2007; that gives them 4 subsequent releases to re-conceive as touch-centric. It hasn't happened by now, it's not going to.
I'm just saying that would be easier than getting OSX to run on iPad internals.Why? So that Apple can one-up the near $1 billion write down that Microsoft took on their Surface tablets?
I'm just saying that would be easier than getting OSX to run on iPad internals.
Sure, the first wave of Surface tablets were a bust... but Microsoft is still a colossal force in this industry. The Surface 2/Pro 2 are in many ways much better than iPad, especially for those who want their tablet to be their main device.
The surface 1 couldn't run what Microsoft was pushing, either overall power of pitiful user space. The surface 2 does a MUCH better job. It's actually approaching a viable solution. So while you poo-poo what Microsoft is doing, they are improving, while able gives us Airs that crash all the time and with its browser refreshing constantly and also crashing constantly. Long gone are the experiences of the iPad2 and not crashing once in 6 months on iOS 5/6.Why? So that Apple can one-up the near $1 billion write down that Microsoft took on their Surface tablets?
So.To be more specific, I hope it won't run MAC OSX. Apple created iOS precisely because they knew a desktop OS was ill suited to run in a touch screen tablet, so it makes no sense to go back.
I guess that depends on what you consider to be a "proper tablet".We will probably agree to disagree, but I feel the surface is better than the iPad in being a laptop (which is not so important) but worse than the ipad in terms of being a proper tablet (which is really what matters most).....
If we can assume the iPad will get more and more powerful over the forthcoming years.
To the point where it can run OSX Viably
You think it should be limited to only iOS. Or, with an optional bluetooth? Keyboard, not be able to go into OSX mode and say be as good as a current MacBook Air ?
I guess that depends on what you consider to be a "proper tablet".
I don't see how having far more capabilities and fewer limitations is such a bad thing, or unimportant. The idea of a "proper tablet" or what a tablet should be immediately makes me think of restricting the device to a preconceived idea of what it should be. Perhaps the issue is that different people want different things from it. Hence the idea of an iPad "Pro"... to satisfy those who want more than what it is.
I do tend to agree with those saying if it does get released, it'll just be a larger version of the Air.
You mean the rumored pro model that is rumored to be 13 inches and rumored to run Mac OS.The one that's going to be 13 inch screen. I don't see the advantage of having ios in a large screen with limited features for its big size if it won't have Mac OS included as a hybrid.
This is true-apple doesn't need to compete with the surface because it already sucks. If u had the choice of a free ipad or free surface who wouldnt take the ipadYou mean the rumored pro model that is rumored to be 13 inches and rumored to run Mac OS.
Likely not. On all counts.
Apple could have used Intel, Mac OS etc from the start with the tablets and didn't. That to me is a huge sign of what is not likely to ever come.
Same with the larger screens which they could have been making from the start.
Folks are saying Apple has to do this pro model to compete with the Surface Pro but forget that the SP isn't even close to beating the iPad as it is already at this point. Maybe in a couple of yrs it will be neck and neck but even then Apple has never designed to compete with what anyone is doing. Not the Surface, the Note, the Modbook. Not even Android and the flexibility that 'Apple must' out in iOS to compete
I agree. How about a dual OS? A tablet that automatically knows when it's docked to a keyboard and mouse so that it runs the desktop OS. And then... when you detach it from the dock it goes into its built in table OS?Well, history has certainly told us what a tablet shouldn't be - a screen running a desktop OS.
i think it would be a duel os-I agree. How about a dual OS? A tablet that automatically knows when it's docked to a keyboard and mouse so that it runs the desktop OS. And then... when you detach it from the dock it goes into its built in table OS?
I kid, but I still think MS and Win8 is the future (At least the concept). Yes, the Surface Division is hemorrhaging a lot of cash right now but as their app store slowly churns out useful things and hardware makers continue the experimentation I do believe something will take hold.
It's a bold plan on their part... converting the kiddie market (Apple's base) and keeping the enterprise segment satisfied.
Sorry but dual OS is not the Apple way. I agree it could be useful though. However, it would make the average user really frustrated by having to choose one or the other all the time. And a device with dual OS would probably come across as merely half-baked.i think it would be a duel os-
kinda like that tablet with android and windows...
Apple has surprised is before (the sixth gen nano, lightning cable) so I wouldn't be surprised and users wouldn't have to pick they just flip a switch in settings and it switches the os. It isn't like the two os are made by different companies they are both apple- remember how Steve Jobs said the iPhone 2g was running full Mac OSX back in the first iphone keynote...it is possibleSince Apple named the newest iPad "iPad Air", one can only presume there will be an iPad Pro or similar in the near future. Otherwise, the name change wouldn't make sense.
A Pro model should be focused on the professional market. It should trade size and weight for increased functionality and it really should be useful for professional use. The iPad has always been about consuming, not producing. The new model should be about producing.
The user interface need improvement to be useful in producing stuff and thus it needs better keyboard and maybe a digitizer of some sort. Also, the software side of the UI needs improvement as well. Real multitasking, advanced controls, tweaking possibilities etc.
I think it will be aimed to be the go to tool for education and creative work and secondarily aimed to other occupations that can use the touch.
Combining an advanced OS with touch is inevitable and Apple knows it. OS X have been taking steps to become more like iOS and I think we will see the reason why late this year. It is impossible that a professional 12-13" device will use the same OS as an 4" iPhone. That is just pointless, and Apple dont do pointless. However, They may as well make remarkable adjustments to make iOS more suitable for larger screens but I really doubt it actually.
While they are at it, Apple might as well introduce the new iMac Touch with an advanced holding arm which allows for horizontal use.
Sorry but dual OS is not the Apple way. I agree it could be useful though. However, it would make the average user really frustrated by having to choose one or the other all the time. And a device with dual OS would probably come across as merely half-baked.