What an absurd headline: Apple said it’s not the only one, not that it isn’t one.
From day 1 I’ve railed against iOS’s shortcomings and I still hate them with fiery passion. I personally so far blame Scott Forestall for Apple’s delirious vision of mobile computing as a blank-canvas amnesiac for toddlers which has us currently mired in Share Sheet quicksand, where the initial idiocy of removing direct manipulation of files and allowing apps to gate-keep access to the user’s own materials has forced Apple to crawl slowly out of a primordial soup of atomized functionality and weird, sometimes/partially overlapping capabilities. Guess what the “new” “Save to Files” is? Mac OS’s “Save As…” dialog, except vastly inferior and worse to use, and almost a decade late, plus still with no “recent locations” (Files’ recents only lets you browse, not save), forcing you to re-navigate to each place in many instances, like it’s 1992! That’s just 1 among dozens of train-wrecks, e.g. print dialog inconsistencies, links into Safari (hello, 3-taps from News), etc. etc.
But any attempt to insinuate that iPad Pro, now that iPad OS is here, can’t replace a Mac is still ridiculous throughout vast swaths of scenarios.
I have always thought this was a non-argument. I had a work flow that just wouldn’t work with the iPad. I used a combination of Scrivener, Aeon Timeline, and OmniGraffle to write my novels. Now that the apps for Timeline and OmniGraffle have been updated and I have switched over to Ulysses from Scrivener, I find myself spending more and more time working on the iPad pro. I haven’t yet experimented with working on my blog with the Wordpress app, but I can see the day (maybe five years out) when I don’t need the laptop. It will be interesting to see how things pan out.
Not yet give it 5 to 10 years…
I hope you use a Windows machine on a regular basis.
How kind of you to presume you should understand my computing needs.
If you have something substantive to say, I doubt I’m alone in preferring you’d say it rather than pick a fight by throwing undeserved, unfounded shade.
Comment was made in jest hence the emoji. No shade intended. Sorry you were offended.
Additionally, in all sincerity, your point is duly noted and taken to heart. I will endeavor to curb shade throwing and fight picking.