|Name of Post:||iPad Pro doesn’t need a major revamp, but better software|
|Post Date / Update:||24 January 2023 | 11:34 AM|
|Short Information :||Apple last year introduced a new iPad Pro that is essentially the same as the previous generation model, but this time with the faster M2 chip.|
iPad Pro doesn’t need a major revamp, but better software The last major redesign of the iPad Pro was in 2018, when the company ditched the design with the Home button in favor of the new one with an edge-to-edge screen. Since then, despite the addition of the Magic Keyboard and improved cameras, the iPad Pro’s hardware has never changed much.
Of course, something else happened in 2021. That was when Apple introduced the first iPad Pro with the M1 chip – until then a chip designed for Macs. And in 2022, iPad Pro was updated again with the same M2 chip as MacBook Air and the new Mac mini.
Apple has recently updated its iPad Pro lineup with the new M2 processor, which offers improved performance and longer battery life. While the changes in the last update were relatively small, Apple is planning to make more significant changes to the iPad Pro in 2024. The design of the iPad Pro has remained the same since 2018, with only minor exterior updates made so far.
iPad Pro needs better software
For years, the problem with the iPad hasn’t been hardware, but software. Since the 2018 iPad Pro, Apple claims that its tablet is faster than most laptops. Today this is even more true with iPads powered by the same chips as Macs.
Even so, the iPad software is a mess. Although Apple came up with the iPadOS name, it is essentially a version of iOS optimized for larger screens. With iPadOS 16, Apple tried to differentiate iPadOS with Stage Manager – a feature that brings windows to the iPad. While Stage Manager certainly enables a new level of multitasking on the iPad, it’s still much more limited than users find on macOS and Windows.
Users can only open four apps per time on each screen, which may be a reasonable limit for the iPad screen but not for when you have an external monitor connected. Just imagine having that limit on a Mac.
And Stage Manager is buggy and inconsistent. You can’t even move and arrange the windows freely like in a desktop operating system.
But that’s only part of the problem with iPadOS. Since it is based on iOS, the system is much more limited and restricted. Powerful software available on desktop platforms requires access to some tools that Apple simply doesn’t provide on iOS.
This results in developers taking more time or even considering whether it’s worthwhile to release “pro” apps for iPadOS.
Will iPadOS 17 unleash the potential of the iPad?
It’s hard to tell at this point. With iPadOS 16 bringing a big focus to features that turn the iPad into a computer, we certainly expect to see more of this with future updates. However, a recent report by Mark Gurman revealed that Apple has been prioritizing the development of its new AR/VR platform over iOS 17.
In other words, users should hold their expectations about features coming with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. And no matter how much Apple improves the iPad’s hardware, makes it faster, or changes its design, none of this will solve its main problem: having a “baby software” for a powerhorse device.
iPad Pro doesn’t need a major revamp, but better software – FAQ
What can I do with my iPad pro?
- Get the tough things done easily. Run powerful apps effortlessly. …
- Write it down. Mark it up. …
- Create on the ultimate canvas for any project. Draw a masterpiece with Apple Pencil. …
- Snap a photo. Scan a doc. …
- Lifelong learning made magical.
Is an iPad a tablet?
Is iPad Pro really useful?
Pick the 2022 iPad Pro if you want the extra power and better screen over other iPads. It’s very fast, the screen display and speakers are excellent for kicking back and watching movies, and it’s a great tablet for creatives who need added power for video or photo editing.
Do iPad pros last long?
Apple’s iPad can last a long time, you just need to take care of it. Your iPad has a finite lifespan. After a few years, you’ll likely notice deteriorated performance, illustrated by crashed apps, unresponsive buttons, low storage and poor battery life
Which is better iPad Pro or Air?
The iPad Pro beats the iPad Air on pretty much every front. It’s bigger, more powerful, thanks to its M2 chip, compared to the Air’s M1, and represents the best iPad in the current lineup. However, it is more expensive — while the Air starts at $599, the Pro starts at $799, and that’s for the 11-inch model
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