“Apple — or at the very least, its CEO — thinks the iPad is the future of computing. It’s not shy about that idea. ‘Why would you buy a PC anymore?’ Tim Cook, who reportedly does 80 percent of his work on the device, asked the crowd at an Apple store in London this week. ‘No, really — why would you buy one?'” David Pierce writes for Wired. “Steve Jobs once said tablets are cars and laptops are trucks. And Apple is making deals with IBM, Cisco, and anyone else it can find to put enterprise apps on tablets. But the iPad’s always had one key problem: It’s ill-suited to the work people do at work. The apps don’t do enough. The tablet isn’t powerful enough. The screen isn’t big enough.”
Pierce writes, “All that’s changed with the iPad Pro.”
“The iPad Pro is plenty powerful, and it’s plenty big. But to call it ‘just a bigger iPad’ is like calling the Millennium Falcon ‘just a bigger falcon,'” Pierce writes. “In making it bigger, Apple made the iPad Pro different. This is Cupertino’s attempt to prove a tablet can replace and outgun your laptop. Perhaps more importantly, it is Apple’s best idea about how to give you a tablet that is more than a slightly bigger version of your big smartphone. This tablet does things your phone and your laptop can’t do. Are they solutions in search of a problem? Perhaps. But the iPad Pro is the best tablet, and the best case for tablets, anyone’s ever made.”
Read more in the full review – highly recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Pierce gets it.
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