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Zeebler said:fastasleep said:The iPad is amazing hardware... that's hobbled by requiring iPadOS for all apps, even when connected to a keyboard and trackpad.
The iPad tech is good - but it needs a complete re-think with the OS.
I'm sure they are working on it - a scaled down version of OSX.Lol. iPadOS already is running a scaled down version of OS X, as was already mentioned.
GeorgeBMac said:Imagine an iPad able to run, at the whim of the user based on his needs:-- iPad OS-- MacOS-- An fully functional ARM based WindowsIt would be the most awesome machine on the planet.
run macOS or Windows would be doable as they are basically two different takes on the same
problem domain. But trying to shoehorn a macOS experience into tablet hardware would suck. Too many compromises. There is a reason Apple doesn’t go down that route and why the Windows convertible Tablets have not taken the market by storm.
GeorgeBMac said:chadbag said:Actually, you mean: Buy both: a laptop for laptop work and a tablet for tablet work. Then lug both of them around.It sounds silly -- because it is silly.I used to drive a full size pickup truck. It was great when I needed to carry stuff but could also be used to drive myself around town. But it was not ideal being used in “car mode”. Harder to park, and used a ton of fuel. But it was possible. And when I needed it as a truck it was great. Now I drive a hatchback. Easy to get around with in town. Easy to park. An carry a load of groceries and is light on fuel use. But if I need to take a new appliance home from Home Depot, or a new large garden device (mower etc), or anything, it either doesn’t work or is a big PITA.Same with a laptop and a tablet. Sometimes you want one, me times the other. Both can sub for the other but are not ideal. I sometimes carry both but usually just carry the one I need the most and when I need the other use the one in the PITA mode.Convergence products usually don’t do anything well and trying to make an iPad into a Mac would result in the same problems. I am perfectly happy with my iPad Pro and my MacBook Pro. I use the tool best for the job.What is silly is trying to shoehorn two separate and somewhat opposite use cases into one device.