“Reports are circulating that Apple is preparing to unveil a larger, enterprise and power-user focused (and undoubtedly more expensive) iPad called the iPad Pro,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes for ZDNet.
“I’m done with the iPad. I went through a few incarnations, but as soon as I upgraded to the iPhone 6 Plus, my iPad became a paperweight on my desk,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “I don’t see the need for an iPad any more — regular, mini, or pro — but what I do carry around with me is my MacBook Pro, so if Apple were to come out with an OS X tablet, I’d be all over it.”
“Look at what Apple’s MacBook brings to the table… Just remove the physical keyboard and add a touchscreen display and ‘BOOM!’ you have a tablet,” Kingsley-Hughes writes. “Sure, OS X would need some work to make it touch-ready, but Apple has been working towards making OS X look and feel — and work — more like iOS during recent years… So, who’s with me in wanting an OS X tablet?”
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MacDailyNews Take: No, but this brings to mind a question we asked last October about a theoretical “MacPad” – Anyone in the market for a 12.9-inch device that’s an OS X-powered MacBook when docked with its keyboard base and an iOS-powered iPad when undocked?
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