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gatorguy said:mr. me said:Say, what? There is no "tablet market." There is an iPad market and cheap imitation hangers-on. The iPad was never conceived of as a traditional computer replacement.... But the assertion that this was a widely held view is a bit much.
GeorgeBMac said:For example: I installed Windows 10 under Bootcamp on my grandson's MacBook and it is good that I did because without it he would not have been able to use it for Cyberschool. Likewise, last night, he tried doing a math assignment on his iPad -- but it would only display 9 or the 30 problems he had to solve because it wouldn't scroll. He shifted over to his now Windows 10 MacBook and completed the assignment.Personally, I would want to hear all of the pluses and the minuses of an Apple Silicon Mac before sinking a grand or two into one.
gatorguy said:sflocal said:But...but... Android fanboys are always telling us their cheap, shitty Android tablets are so much more superior to iPads!! Say it ain't so!
The prediction of laptop and desktop computers demise because "iPad!" was a bit premature IMO.
The implication is that there was an epic battle between tablets and traditional computers and the traditional computers won. This flies in the face of the facts. The traditional computer market is also retrenching. Dell itself is going private. It chief competitor, HP, has split-up with the big people going with Hewlett Package Enterprise, the services company. Sad to say, but it is my fear that the demise of Apple's Thunderbolt Cinema Display presages the end of the Apple's traditional computers--the Mac Pro and Mac mini. If I am correct, then the iMac will soon be Apple's only desktop line.