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You didn't read my post. I wrote a (quite incomplete) list of typical tasks you do on a Mac but cannot be done on iPad in a reasonable way. Regarding compilers, I'd be very interested in knowing how do you build an iOS app from iOS (no, that's not my main argument, but you said it's possible to do it, so please tell how...)
It is popular because of social networks, Internet browsing, and simple media apps. But, when it comes to any real computer work (beginning with code compiling, and extending to most stuff you can do on a Mac), the iPad cannot be used for that.
Challenge?Show me your FLAC to MP3 encoding times from your iPad.Show me your workflow for PSDs with more than 20 layers and over 4K x 4K resolution on your iPad (as well as your timings for filters applying on such images)Show me your LuxRender rendering times on your iPad.Show me how you edit a complete urban planning project with AutoCAD on your iPad.Show me how you do on iOS any project that requires external references, considering that iOS apps cannot have external...
  Regarding your wish of 16GB RAM on your laptop, you might consider my experience on laptops vs desktops:   I've been an advocate of replacing desktops by laptops for some years now. However, I've changed my opinion this last year. Why? Well, because the latest hardware runs *hot*. I'm very happy with my MacBook Air, use it everyday, and it's the best computer I've owned in terms of balance between comfort and performance. But, when I push it to 100% CPU or 100% GPU, its...
That's not true. Last Christmas I did a draft of the PC I'll build if Apple fails to release the computer I need. So I did a configuration with the fastest i7 available, a 4GB NVIDIA card, 512 GB SSD, and a good PSU. The price, from a low cost provider was into the $1600 range. Any PC user who wants to build a good computer for gaming, rendering, music production, video, photo, etc, aim for a configuration like the one I mention, so in the $1500 - $1600 range. So, yes, a...
And, btw, all this "low Mac sales" worries wouldn't exist if Apple took the late 2012 Mac Mini, made it a bit taller so that a good NVIDIA GPU fits in there, and add a 512 GB SSD option for it. Sell that for $1900 and you have a PC killer right there. Low sales gone instantly. Yes, you would cannibalize the iMac by doing that, as well as the single-chip Mac Pros, but... Why worry on cannibalization on the Mac line if you accept it on the iOS line? A new Mac desktop line...
Do you really mean what you said? Do you really mean there're 17 users globally who use the Mac for movie encoding, for composing music, for ray tracing, for CAD, and for gaming?If that's the case, and there're only 17 musicians, CAD users, video editors, and gamers, there's no market for the MacBook Pro. Even the MacBook Air seems to be out of the market if that was reality.However, that's not reality. Reality is that there're thousands of musicians and DJs using...
Obviously, not everybody has a great display, but most current desktop users I know have a very good (and *big*, usually bigger than 21 inch) display. Being forced to buy an "all in one" looks nonsense when you already have the display you need. This wasn't true in the past, because we were in the transition from CRTs or from small LCDs, but that's not the market reality anymore.People who don't want an "all in one" don't want a Mini, because the Mini is less powerful in...
I believe the Mac desktops are to blame. It's wrongly designed in this moment. Current Mac desktops assume you either want laptop performance, or you want an "all in one machine", or otherwise you want a Xeon. All these assumptions are plain wrong, because: -People looking for a desktop don't want laptop performance. Otherwise they wouldn't buy a desktop, but a MacBook (Pro or Air) and plug it to a big display if needed. -Most people don't want an "all in one" in this...
iHat (top-of-the-head iOS experience) iCarbonara (first eatable iOS release in history. It tells you "please don't eat me" when you open the box) iUmbrella (its surface can detect up to 10 simultaneous water drop hits, and iOS informs you where each drop hits, through a synth voice ie: one to your right, three on your left, and so on. You can record rain sessions). iPlain (the purest iOS product ever: no device, no media, no nothing, nada. Just iOS on the cloud, but...
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