“With speculation rampant about a new iPad Pro that may or may not be released (or exist!), I started to think about the potential market for such a device,” Gartner Research Director Andrew Garver blogs. “In doing so, I thought of several real challenges that exist today that an enterprise-focused device needs to solve. (Note: I have no insider information on Apple products. I’m merely speculating on the challenges that exist in the market today).”
1) True to touch writing: If I’m going to be fooled into writing on a screen, there needs to be zero lag, zero space between the tip of the pen and where the ink displays, and 1:1 pressure sensitivity.
2) Bridge the gap in the enterprise: Address the need for a bridge to allow enterprises to build their new apps in modern architectures and gracefully solve for the long tail of older apps that simply won’t be modernized. Apple might not be the one to solve this—they could leave it to vendors that focus on virtualization.
3) Precision input.
4) Wirelessly project: PowerPoint happens, like it or not. I’m tired of plugging stuff in.
5) NFC APIs.
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MacDailyNews Take: The iPad is the future. Stop trying to load it down with legacy functions and concepts. Lest it become a freakin’ Surface. And, Andrew, when Keynote happens, your presentations will look much better.