I would love to see such a device, that can work as a full blown Mac, but I just can't see Apple putting an effort into making one. Not gonna happen, until it has to happen.
maury markowitz wrote: »
LOLZ. The reason this market is "quiet" is because no one wants one. If you want a laptop you get a laptop, if you want a tablet you get a tablet. IDC's guess is precisely as useful as all their former predictions.
monstrosity wrote: »
I set my short to sell at $100, which it hit. And don't be surprised it it doesn't dip violently again. I doubt we have seen the end of this negative run just yet.
gqb wrote: »
People who don't get the use for a iPad Pro tend to be people who think 'productivity' = spreadsheets and databases.
As a musician, I'm drooling to get my hands on a 12.9" iPad that supports split screen and perhaps even USB-C.
Being able to do transcriptions by having Coda on one side and Symphony Pro on the other for notation would be perfect.
A large (yet light) screen on my music stand for charts with a USB footswitch for advancing pages would be a god-send.
A high quality pen input for making notations on my charts? Absolutely.
How about a live performance rig with both my effects on one side and my looper on the other?
And don't want to get to its uses as an artist's self contained palette.
You see, productivity isn't just IT and office work.
Do not think it beyond the realm of possibility that IDC would manipulate its data to present a positive outcome for it's latest predication. The 2-in-1 sellers NEED something to ignite sales and are desperate to use any scenario to get the ignition. Having IDC predict that Apple's iPad Pro could help invigorate the 2-in-1 tablet market is the godsend these companies need. The way I see it, the 2-in-1 tablet sellers already have their marketing teams coming up with ideas to compete with the expected weaknesses iPad Pro even though they were unable to compete with the perceived weaknesses of the iPad Air! IDC has been paid well for this latest prediction!!
Won't they call it the iPad Plus, to match the naming of the larger phone?
The definition of productivity is based in what the user needs. For some users, working in a complex spreadsheet is what make them productive and is part of their work, and an iPad is not the device for them. At the same time, the iPad makes sense for @GQB since he runs the applications he needs.
IMO, the iPad is a device that makes sense for many people, while is not the best device for many others. The same applies to PC's / Mac's, notebooks or whatever device exists. Some need a high end desktop PC because a notebook is not enough, but others may need the mobility from a notebook, something a PC don't have.
Be happy and use the device you need and makes you more productive.
As niche-y as they may be, a lot of people stick keyboards on their iPad. I don't personally see a strong need, but if Apple actually came out with a really good one, I would re-consider.
Same thing regarding a stylus. I haven't tried the expensive ones out there, so maybe a solid, responsive stylus with no lag exists. That would interest me too.
I just got out of several days' worth of architectural/engineering meetings where for the first time, I did my markups on PDFs stored locally (but synched to cloud) on my iPad instead of hand-drawing on large sheets of paper. I made some notes with on-screen keyboard (which was fine), navigated and sometimes marked up with touch, and sometimes marked up and made simple sketches with a cheap stylus. Overall, a good (but not perfect) experience. For this application, a larger iPad and a great stylus would be a nice-to-have.
PS: A larger iPad could also take the place of those thick 11x17 design presentation decks (although connecting to a projector is better).
Well, at least you’re consistently wrong about what they should do; I’ll give you that.
Unless iPad Pro runs OSX, iOS is too locked down to be a Pro device. You can't be productive without a proper pointing device and allow better file management. iPad is better as a content consumption device than productivity. Look at all those journalists with the Mac Airs. If the iPad was productive enough some would carry only that.
IDC - the most faithful Microsoft's bitch ever!
I’m now excited for Apple to prove you wrong.
Though, honestly, I expect the 13” iPad to eventually run a form of OS XI rather than iOS.
Nix to the former, props to the latter. There are better ways of doing it than both iOS’s way and folder trees.
But... the entire S&P 500 thinks otherwise.
I rather think that’s more to do with typing speed for people who aren’t used to touchscreen keyboards. I’m still faster on a physical one, even, and I’ve been using iPhone OS/iOS’ keyboard since Day One.
PLEASE, APPLE, ABANDON THE MACBOOK KEYBOARD. IT WAS A BAD DECISION AND IF YOU MAKE A STANDALONE DESKTOP KEYBOARD LIKE THAT IT’LL BE HORRIBLE. I get what they’re doing–they’re making it so that physical keyboards are so close to touchscreens that you might as well just use the latter–but in doing so they have to make physical keyboards worse, which isn’t nice.
rogifan wrote: »
I think this new Adobe Photoshop app that is going to be iOS only at launch all but confirms an iPad "Pro". The new app will be available in October.
sog35 wrote: »
Uh, did you get your shares for $90?
sog35 wrote: »
Dude man. Just curious. He's the one who voluntarily said he had a buy order at $95. Just wondering if he got his shares.
sog35 wrote: »
back on topic: IDC is shit.