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    • The table market is saturated and there’s no need to upgrade. I think they have also alienated people like us, who bought tablets hoping the technology would improve, only to find that it has become worse.

      I think Apple made a big mistake using iOS for the iPad. They should have done what Microsoft did — use a full, desktop OS for a tablet. I saw a headline from some Apple-biased site claiming that the iPad Pro outsold the Microsoft Surface this Christmas. If that’s true, what about the myriad 2-in-1 devices made by PC makers? They count, because they can be used as tablet. Also, the time period in that report may be misleading. The Surface has been around longer, so it may be more saturated. People aren’t going to buy a new Surface every year.

  1. It’s quite possible the iPad Pro outsold the Surface Pro. As we’ve discussed and are both in agreement that there is really NOTHING Pro about the iPad Pro. It’s an over sized iPad. Heck, how lazy has Apple gotten since Steve Jobs made sure the company did things the right? If you look at the iPad Pro UI, Apple did not allow for additional App Icons on the horizontal rows. It’s the EXACT same layout as they use on every other iPad.

    Come to think of it, the iPad is still stuck in 2010 as it really has not changed the user experience a whole lot. In fact it’s safe to safe things have gotten worse. Meanwhile Microsoft to their credit has moved on to a well balanced Tablet Hybrid aka Surface Pro. And other vendors are following Microsoft’s lead.

    And you wonder why analyst who follow Apple are concerned that they are living off of “Daddy’s Inheritance” aka Steve Jobs?

    • I read that on some Apple-biased site. That’s the optimistic view. But the reality is, when we look at every touch-screen 2-in-1 Windows machine, the iPad isn’t selling well in comparison. They also seem to have selected a time frame to Apple’s advantage. The Surface is quite expensive. I am still considering buying a Windows 2-in-1, but the Surface isn’t in the running. It’s too expensive for what I need.

      I agree. The iPad is old hat. It was never very good. I use it for writing up articles when I need to be in my living room referencing my Apple TV. Even for this small task, it is very frustrating. It will randomly select text, and if I am not careful, it will overwrite what I have written. I just had a bad experience with that this morning, and I am unsure whether I deleted part of my article. It’s not even good for the most basic tasks, because of the UI design. Even if it didn’t have this critical flaw, I am three times more productive on a Mac. Just the simple process of highlighting text, copying, cutting and pasting are so clunky, no matter how new or fast an iPad is. It’s OK when you can’t get to a proper computer. I know, there are tradeoffs with mobile computing. Does Apple know this? It would seem they don’t as they are trying to sell a mobile OS to corporate users for doing actual work. It might be appropriate for field workers. If you are checking gas pipes or electrical lines, an iPad is great. I saw an AT&T guy using an iPad for some field work he was doing. It has its place, but I think Apple is a bit delusional about its capabilities.

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