Originally Posted by Hturt Seaker
2.- There shouldn't be. I think we are not talking about the same things here.
You can't run OS X on ARM without compromises that the people for whom this device would be intended wouldn't be willing to accept.
3.- So then IOS will not be doing it like you were suggesting earlier.
No, it won't be doing what you were suggesting.
4.- Are you suggesting that a IOS device is at least equally efficient as a full fledged desktop?
I am suggesting that for a growing number of purposes, people would be better served with an iOS device than another computing source. As time passes, eventually the stated benefits of a keyboard and mouse will apply to too few people to bother continuing to make product.
IOS devices don't even support multiple monitors (hallmark of multitasking and efficiency across most industries…
Two eyes, one cursor, one application at a time. You can only DO one thing at once, which is why iOS operates the way it does. As touch pervades the desktop, your needs will be filled, and better than a mouse could ever have done it.
There is no Autocad support
You pitch this as though it's an inherent flaw of the platform, unable to ever be changed for any reason. AutoCAD is next to meaningless in the grand scheme of things. It will be on them, not Apple, to support the products people use going forward.
Can they run full versions of professional photo editing, website building, graphic intensive games and other specialized software?
Again, you're operating under the assumption that now = forever.
Also, yes, for all of these, anyway.
Atm IOS devices may be able to replace internet stations, but that's about it.
This isn't 2007. Take a gander at modern iOS devices.
5.- The Tech industry is not the only industry out there. For example, the Aerospace and Manufacturing industries are not going touch anytime soon.
Who says? What's your evidence of that? We have posters here who use iPads on their respective companies' factory floors. Sort of puts a hole in that theory.
Btw Win 8 is touchscreen as well.
And look how well they're doing.
Let's just agree to disagree and celebrate our right to have opinions.
Look, I'm not discounting the idea of a docking, portable device. I sort of like the idea, and would like to see some companies at least throw up concepts of what it could become. I'm discounting your idea of having two OS on one machine. It's crazy, inefficient, and renders far too many compromises to be worth selling to a consumer or professional. And Apple wants consumers and professionals.