“The reviews are out on iPad Pro, and they address how big it is, whether it’s worth the price, and whether it can or can’t replace a laptop for average consumers,” Carrie Ruby writes for The Verge. “But as a design director at Vox Media, I was more interested in whether I could run all of the apps I normally use on it.”

“In a lot of ways, the computing devices I use have to feel like extensions of me. I’m always sketching, creating, and ideating on my MacBook Pro,” Ruby writes. “And I don’t regularly use an iPad for work, so the promise of iPad Pro as a device for creatives was particularly intriguing.”

“After using the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at work for a few days, it exceeded my expectations. It’s a high-performance device, for sure. The ability to move from app to app with ease, or use multiple apps at the same time, was key. The way the accessories integrated with the device made it a more useful iPad,” Ruby writes. “But I wasn’t able to perform all my day-to-day tasks on it, and ended up reverting back to my laptop apps on more than one occasion… For designers specifically, there are definitely limitations around working with mobile creativity apps, not fully powered desktop versions. But I hope the apps will continue to improve and match the desktop experiences that I have now. I’m not there yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if one day I swapped my MacBook Pro for something like the iPad Pro.”

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MacDailyNews Take: This is just a matter of software now. Apple has provided the tools. Now it’s all about the apps.

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