Link: Apple Won’t Let the iPad Be an iPad ☍

Shared on March 20, 2016

Paul Thurrott:

Apple, wake up. No one was asking for a more expensive iPad Air. And while evolving iPad to successfully complete more and more productivity tasks is natural enough, no one was really asking for an iPad laptop either. (People have been asking for a Mac that supports multi-touch and comes in a 2-in-1 form factor, but Apple is curiously deaf to this need.)

This is one of those I-don’t-want-to-link-to-it articles, but it is a fascinating read from someone that doesn’t get the iPad at all. Adding a keyboard is nothing new (the original iPad had an official, optional keyboard dock), and pricing hasn’t been set for the iPad Air 2’s replacement, whenever it may be. Sure, sales have slowed, but that’s also because there are a lot of iPad 2s still chugging along. Still, the solution isn’t to put OS X on an iPad and call it a day. Swap iPad with Macintosh and Mac with Apple II and this whole argument has already been played out almost thirty years ago.

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