“Apple just announced that iPad Pro is available for ordering Wednesday,” Lou Miranda blogs. “I think it’s going to be a huge success, but I am a little concerned about one thing: Where are Apple’s pro apps?”
“Now I fully understand that the iPad Pro is, in many ways, ‘just another iPad’ and thus will not likely have any apps that only run on the iPad Pro. And I understand that Apple wants to encourage third party developers to create apps of their own,” Miranda writes. “But for it to be successful, it certainly needs apps that take advantage of its hallmark features for professionals, such as Pencil and its new keyboard cover (a first for iPads and, I predict, will not be shared with smaller iPads).”
“The iPad Pro is Apple’s first pro iOS device… So why would Apple release an iPad Pro without its own pro apps?” Miranda writes. “My feeling is that the iPad Pro is much like Apple TV: the hardware was ready before the software, and Apple is soft-pedaling both, mostly to developers and early adopters.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We fully expect to see most if not all of Apple’s professional applications appear on iOS (or, at least, exclusively for iPad Pro, in some cases) with in the next 6-18 months.
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