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Apple reiterates it has no plans to merge iPad and MacSuch silliness.The only reason they're keeping them separate is so you buy both. If they merge, they can only sell you one thing. It's about $. He even said in the article that they want you to buy both.If it was about the "use case" or whatever, they wouldn't be supporting external monitors, keyboard cases with trackpads, mouse input, desktop class apps and etc. on the iPad, even though they deliberately hamstring much of that functionality.It's also the same reason they wont add touchscreens on macbooks - they don't want to sabotage ipad sales. They come up with a bunch of BS about how nobody wants to touch a laptop screen, but I can tell you with certainty as a windows/linux user that it's super nice to have the option for things like scrolling and panning maps or web pages. Better by far than even a magic trackpad. I'll never buy a macbook for that reason.
They could easily make the UI work (literally just have ipadOS become the tablet mode). The PC market has proved that 2-in-1s can be great devices - the issue is the software, not the hardware.
But nope, that would sabotage sales, so no dice there.
I refuse to buy both, so I'll stick with an iPhone and a 2-in-1 PC until they get real.
Compared: New Apple Silicon MacBook Air versus Intel MacBook AirIf it only supports one external display then that will be a deal breaker for many people, myself included. Hopefully it's just a gen1 foible.
I can put up with having to run Blender and Premiere in Rosetta2 for a while (especially if they run well), but multi display support is a must for creative work.