The new iMac and iPad Pro look great but some of the differences between them are seeming more and more 'manufactured'. One one side apple wont' do touch screens on their macs so you can't really develop iPad apps and test them without having an iPad too... on the other iPadOS and hard the new hardware has all the power to be a great iPad dev platform except they don't let pro level apps like XCode run on the device. So all it does it keep the barrier to entry for iPad development high as you have to buy both... as a primarily windows developer... that just keeps me out of their sandbox as I'm not a big fan of how they 'think' development wise anyway... it feels backwards most the time. If your doing production audio, video or art the iPad is a rock star. But as a software developer its really a sore spot... and one that apple seems intent on maintaining.
If your doing production audio... the iPad is a Rockstar.
I've never owned a Mac, and I'm deeply invested in the Windows ecosystem, but even then, if these M1 tablets could switch between iOS and MacOS, I'd very seriously consider making the jump.Now that the under-the-hood specs are so similar, it becomes really obvious that the only reason not to allow the iPad Pro to also use MacOS is to force Apple consumers to buy two products where one would do the Job.
Hmm that sets the bar quite a bit higher for the Surface Pro, which often tries to exceed the Ipad Pro series (not that this happens all the time of course). That's a pretty impressive screen. Often which such brightness comes a hit to battery life since screens are usually the largest power consumer of a device. Have to see if that is the case with testing right?
However I can't help but think that Apple is looking to make the iPad OS more like MacOS. Because otherwise, this M1 move would be completely pointless.
Zitat von: Dorby am April 22, 2021, 04:39:47However I can't help but think that Apple is looking to make the iPad OS more like MacOS. Because otherwise, this M1 move would be completely pointless.I don't follow. How exactly is M1 different from what A14X would have been (given the difference between A12 and A12X)? We're looking at rebranding and possible consolidation (one chip for both high-end tablet and entry-level laptop instead of two very similar chips).The big problem is software. Always has been. I'm not talking about binaries. I'm talking about user interfaces. If you want to see convergence, then Apple either has to motivate developers to adapt user interfaces to facilitate touch input or Apple has to lower their standards for user experience. As it stands, touch on MacOS just won't fly. I could imagine a MacBook with a touchscreen, but only to allow applications for iPad or iPhone to run on a MacBook. That might sound interesting for developers but who else would actually benefit? From what I hear, people might be more interested in the other way around - MacOS applications on a tablet. But that's where you hit the problem of user interface and the fact that Apple is pretty serious about user experience (it's unlikely they would simply install MacOS on an iPad and call it a day like Microsoft - even though some people would take it and dick around with small UI elements).
Sorry you're right, that's what I meant. More like MacOS, as in making iPad OS friendlier for mouse and keyboard use, and making new versions of MacOS programs as iPad apps. A14 already hasn't been taking advantage of its full potential, and upping it to M1 and 16GB would indicate maybe Apple has some plans to experiment with developing more powerful native apps for ARM mobile. Of course they'll have to take both Touch UI and Desktop UI into account, which would be a challenge indeed to execute flawlessly. So I expect some major systematic change updates coming to iPad OS in the next year to accommodate Mac-iPad hybrid apps. After all, this has happened before with the 2018 iPad Pro when they first separated IOS from iPad OS.
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