“Apple will eventually cannibalize its Mac business with a 64-bit big-screen iPad capable of running Office and a variety of creative apps,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.

“Strike one comes later this month on October 22 when the company is expected to introduce new iPads alongside OS X Mavericks and the much-anticipated Mac Pro. I’ve written about the Mac side to these plans before, but when it comes to iPads it seems Apple will place 64-bit A7 processors inside the new machines<" Evans writes. "These new chips are delivering significant performance improvements today, while also forming part of the 64-bit future of Apple's plans. Think about it: iOS 8 and iOS 9 will inevitably exploit the potential of 64-bit, apps will benefit, and these devices will become ever better replacements for a PC. You get a 64-device today and should recognize that you're now plugged into Apple's upgrade cycle plans across the next two years. And in these plans the iPad is going Pro."

Evans writes, "Certainly these things would take a chunk from Apple's laptop sales, but so what? PC sales are shrinking already. We know full well that Apple doesn't mind losing sales in one category to feed them in another. While no one seems to expect a 13-inch iPad will appear at Apple's October 22 launch this month, it could still make sense — but given the convergences listed above introduction of such systems will make ever more sense in the 12 months ahead."

Much more in the full article here.

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