Sunday, June 19, 2016
"I've said this many times already, but the iPad still doesn't get me fully to the point of replacing my computer. I'm starting to guess that's by design -- I guess Apple wants to sell me a $1,300 laptop to supplement my $600-ish tablet. But sooner or later, it needs to. Maybe -- despite Apple's repeateddenials -- that day arrives when the iPad and Mac fuse into some sort of new gadget. Maybe the iPad gets some of these updates down the road.
I say this because the iPad Pro is so close to being something I could use all the time. And it just needs a little more push. Not from hardware. From its software.
Thanks to Mac-to-iOS services like Handoff (which opens links across devices), Airdrop (for sharing files locally) and the iOS 10-enabled Clipboard (for copying and pasting lots of stuff across devices), plus a suite of apps that are increasingly cross-platform, the iPad is getting better at being the tool I'd ideally want. But to take that next leap will need a bigger OS-level visionary jump. It doesn't look like that'll quite happen in iOS 10."
Time for the iPad to grow up - CNET