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ksec said:Fudzilla has been around for a long time...... If you had follow the tech scene.
Anyway. There is absolutely zero chance Apple make a GPU themselves. Why? there is no standard way for designing a GPU, even Intel had to pay patents licensing fees to AMD and Nvidia for their Iris Graphics.
So basically starting from scratch isn't an option. The Gfx engineers are there to optimise the GPU within SoC and further improve on it.
larrya said:I would never have gotten a Mac without the safety blanket of Windows compatibility. While it's true that I have largely outgrown that need, I still need to be able to do updates to MS Project files and, very rarely, MS Access files; and for these tasks, I run Parallels.
No number of movie editing apps or drawing apps., and no level of iPad or iPhone continuity capabilities, no matter how awesome, will change this for me. If I have to do even one update to a stupid Access database, no matter how trivial, and I cannot, I have the wrong tool.
No Intel compatibility (with acceptable performance), no more Macs. I doubt I am alone.
satchmo said:Prof_Peabody said:satchmo said:ireland said:sog35 said:what about Pencil support?
An iPad Air 3 would likely get a speed bump as well. So does size alone give an iPad a 'pro' moniker?
- better speakers
- pencil support
People will argue all kinds of other BS and Apple's description page mentions a lot of stuff that makes it sound all whiz-bang fancy, but the bottom line is simply better sound and pencil support. Period.
So if Apple "does the right thing" and brings pencil support to the other iPads, it kind of gets dicey to keep calling the iPad Pro a "pro" device. This is the main thing driving arguments that Apple will actually do the "wrong thing" (the capitalist thing), and not bring pencil support to the other iPads.
Personally, I think they simply have to bring pencil support to the other iPads and possibly even the iPhones as well. To actively fuck-over the majority of their customers and force them to pay thousands of dollars for an oversized tablet just to have pencil support just won't work for very long. They could keep it going for a year or two before people get upset being as they always get the benefit of the doubt, but what justification could they possibly have for keeping the pencil exclusive for longer than that?
Also with alternatives such as the Surface Pro3/4, Apple may add pen support in order to encourage developers to write for the iOS platform.