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drewprops
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2021-04-26, 00:27

Oh my gosh.

I just got my 9 year old iPad back up and running and when I switched back over to my phone the transition was JARRING AS HECK.

That was weird.

I'm waiting to see if the OS will update after all this time... guess I need to track down the support timeline.


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2021-06-11, 11:04

I had to post this, because

"Souped up, but only driving in a school zone"

This article flat nails the iPad Pro straight on the head. And I love the headline: "iPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto"

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2021-06-11, 15:22

I understand the notion in general (neither when introducing this iPad Pro a few weeks ago nor when introducing iPadOS 15 this week did Apple make a good case what all this horsepower is good for), buuuuuut I have to disagree with one bit:

"New buttons to invoke the same old multitasking system — an improvement, but not the overhaul needed"

No, it was exactly what was needed.

First, the multitasking gestures range from awkward to outright pah wraith incantations. How do you add an app to split view? Well, if it's in the dock, that's easy (assuming you know this is even a thing that can be done… oh, and for some apps, it can't!). If not, you can search for it in spotlight, and then the difficulty level is medium. Or you can (for some reason) go to the home screen, tap and hold an icon (but not long enough for it to go into wiggle mode!), then with another hand go back to the dock to the first app, and then keep dragging to the edge, and…

Second, it makes this so, so, so much more discoverable I can't even believe they didn't ship this until now (well, this fall). But I'm glad they finally came to their senses. Window widgets! What an amazing technology. You tap on it, and it's clear what you can do with it.

Lastly, I believe this new indicator also makes the focus a little easier to see?
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2021-06-11, 15:46

Well, yes, but none of those things is iPad Pro specific. All updates to the iPad OS across the board.

What actually takes advantage of all the M1 goodness?

Besides nothing?

Granted, app developers get access to a common architecture, so their Mac and iPad Pro apps grow together more seamlessly (under the hood, anyhows), but … what does an 11" iPad Pro do that an iPad Air does not? Yeah, there's an extra camera in there, and LiDAR, but, um, so? And there's more RAM, but again, so? Are iPad workflows consuming that much RAM? I honestly don't know.

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2021-06-11, 16:49

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Well, yes, but none of those things is iPad Pro specific. All updates to the iPad OS across the board.
True, but… you’re kind of more likely to use those on a bigger screen.

But yeah, like I said. I think they need to make a better case for the Pro.
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2021-06-11, 17:10

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I think they need to make a better case for the Pro.
For consumers, I really don't think there is a case for the iPad Pro at all. I'm sticking to my guns on this one: That the iPad Pro is and always has been a top secret tool used to sucker developers into writing day-1 code for the Ax (now Mx) Macs. Right under our noses, Apple solved the PowerPC/Intel software compatibility problem, i.e. late-to-the-game developers like MS and Adobe not having Intel binaries until 2+ years later. The M1 Macs had native code from the big players almost from day one. I believe that the iPad Pro made that possible.

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2021-06-12, 04:11

Nah.
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2021-06-12, 09:15

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Nah.



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