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  • Apple previews iPadOS 15 with home screen widget support, system-wide notes

    Is Swift automagically uploading to App Store the same as Xcode?  Hopefully all the WWDC holdouts will cancel their pre-orders and my late-June/Early July shipping estimate for my 1TB 12.9 will automagically turn into this Friday.  Let's go!
  • Apple engineers dish on no macOS for iPad & why 11-inch model didn't get mini-LED

    Instead of having the iPad run MacOS, what about having certain MacOS apps run on iPadOS, kinda like the reverse of running iPadOS apps inside MacOS.  That way it is on the developers to do the ports instead of Apple to re-write the system software and expect every developer to stick to a pre-defined set of input controls.  The reasons why windows touch sucks 1) most apps are not designed for touch and 2) most apps are not designed for touch.

    Maybe I'm being naive here, but why can't apple continue to advance the iPad system software and let the developers make apps?  What exactly about iPadOS is really the cripple (besides single user, crappy file structure, no time machine, etc)?  Or Is it because X application doesn't run on iPadOS?  If the latter, doesn't that mean it is up to the developer to make one?  For me, I'm about to go all in on iPadPro, replacing my slightly aging 2007 17-inch MBP with the 12.9 2021 "lensflare" model.  I don't think there is much that I can't do on the iPadPro that I can do on a Mac productivity-wise.  Perhaps there are necessary work-arounds.  Is there a list somewhere that compellingly lays out why MacOS is better than iPadOS, and these things would be solved by porting MacOS to iPadPro without losses of the iPadOS benefits?
  • New iMac, iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K in Apple Stores worldwide on Friday

    that has to be very limited availability in-store for the 12.9-inch iPadPro.  Like maybe 1. 
  • iPad Pro order arrives earlier than expected May 21 street date

    Only low capacity iPad Pros. Not 1TB or 2TB models. I don’t expect them to arrive until July for most customers who ordered them after the first day.
    I ordered mine on 5/13/21 and while my original estimate was July 8-21, i just got an update that says the estimate is Jun 23-July 8.  This is a 1 TB device.  To replace my slightly aging 2007 17-inch MBP.
  • Compared: 2021 iPad Pro vs 2020 iPad Pro and 2018 iPad Pro

    One thing you left out of this article is that while the price difference between the 2020 and 2021 at the 128/256/512 config is $100, that rises to $300 at the 1TB config.  I realize there is more ram 16GB vs. 8GB in the 1 TB vs. the smaller storage configs, but does this kind of RAM really cost $200 to double?  How much of a performance increase does the 1TB have over the 512GB model?  Is the 16GB necessary for the extra storage space for caching or something?  

    I was seriously considering the 1TB model until I saw the price discrepancy. Now I want to know what I'm getting for that extra $200, the cheapskate that I am.