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rob53 said:neoncat said:JWSC said:Does this indicate Adobe’s decline in relevance? Years ago I was all in on Adobe. But they priced themselves out of the non-commercial market and I dropped them like a hot potato.
More I'd say it indicates Preview.app's decline in relevance.
A Touch UI based macOS is not a dream, but a possibility. So Apple’a port of macOS to the iPad would be a great and respectable endeavor that every Mac enthousiast would embrace. I can well imagine a Finder lying behind this on-screen keyboard, showing a folder name touch-selected, ready to be replaced by what I type on my iPad keyboard. Actually a touch-selection can well replace a mouse-selection in terms of accuracy. The problem was the multi-tasking performance compromise introduced by multiple overlapping windows, but macOS has already resolved this issue by full-screen windows and the swipe gesture to navigate between them. That feature is just waiting for an iPad powerful enough to handle Mac-like true multitasking, the power of M2 makes this problem obsolete. Wouldn’t a tablet Mac kill the iPad? Well, not necessarily. The iPad may continue to survive with the A series, and the tablet Mac may thrive on the M series, iPadOS and macOS being their respective OS.What is the rationale of keeping the iPad and iPad OS then? iPad OS is a historical achievement. Apple has always carried the concern of simplifying the user interface. On Mac OS Classic it was called MiniFinder, then later, AtEase. On Mac OS X there was a simplified Finder until Leopard, if I remember correctly.
Apple is being pushed to higher and higher end by Chinese companies. This is a deliberate tactic and Apple may need to develop a substantial maneuver to regain the entry level market and even the mid-range. One day it will find itself at the peak of performance and state-of-the-art production as the sole owner of the niche market corner into which it painted itself.
"We tested the connection issue first using Apple's Thunderbolt 4 cable included with the Studio Displayand a Satechi Thunderbolt 4 cable that was newly purchased. When either cable was used, the iPad Pro would flash in and out of Finder as if the cable was shorted or broken somehow."
That flashing in and out of Finder occurs with Lightning cables as well, and almost after every iOS/iPadOS update. Apple's suggestion was to reset Location and Privacy first, if no solution then to reset Network settings. This the old "Trust this computer/iPad/iPhone" issue. With Lightning, the use of an original or Apple-certified cable is a must.