The iPad, a laptop replacement?

27 12 2018

The tech scene and even Apple isn’t sure about the answer.

• As a professional user, I want the ability to see and organise all of my files on my device without needing to visit specific applications, or be connected to iCloud. It’s not possible with the app FILES. Apple still didn’t implement a full file system into iOS. Files in app-specific folders increase redundancy and that’s a step back into the Middle Ages of computing.

• Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering at Apple, told the magazine Wired:

“We really feel that the ergonomics of using a Mac are that your hands are rested on a surface, and that lifting your arm up to poke a screen is a pretty fatiguing thing to do.”

Federighi’s quote is exactly why the iPad needs more inputs methods – particularly the mouse and trackpad, two of the most traditional and popular input methods in the history of computing.

• And touchscreens, while fun, are not as precise as mice or trackpads. The Apple Pencil is designed to solve this issue of precision, and it is extremely precise, but it doesn’t solve the issue of fatigue.

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