After this Apple announced this week that both are new iMac and iPad Pro align Many people speculated that they would get their excellent M1 processor That meant the company was preparing to bring macOS to the iPad. And look, maybe that would be a great thing – a touchscreen Mac at last! –But Apple is definitely not going to merge the Mac with the iPad. At least not that fast.
In an interview with The independent oneSaid Apple’s marketing director Greg Joswiak and hardware boss John Ternus no doubt that The iPad is the iPad, and Apple plans to keep it that way. The iPad will still run iOS, and there won’t be a macOS version of the iPad.
“People say that [the Mac and iPad] are in conflict with each other. That someone has to decide whether they want a Mac or an iPad, ”Joswiak told The Independent. “Or people say we’ll merge them into one. For this great conspiracy to really exist, we must eliminate the two categories and make them one. And reality is neither true nor true. “
Instead, Apple wants to make the Mac and iPad the best in their respective categories. According to Joswiak and Ternus, Apple doesn’t want to limit the possibilities of both devices just because of their form factor. People have workflows that span both areas, and people prefer to use one device over the other for certain tasks. We also noticed that recently when comparing Apple’s approach of Put the same processor in all of its devices the Windows PC philosophy of You have many different configuration options to choose from.
But as The Independent notes The iPad has more power than it really needs, and Apple hasn’t released a powerful app yet to show his performance. For example, Apples Final Cut Pro movie editing app just keeps running macOS (during Adobe Premiere Pro continues to work both Macs and iPads). We’re still waiting for software to take advantage of the incredible new iPad Pro display, M1 processor, and Thunderbolt support. Apple continues to swear up and down that a Touchscreen Mac does not happenand that the iPad is in its own category, and that’s true – at least for now. But tThe iPad Pro is now the most impressive tablet ever from a hardware standpoint-so Where are you going from here?
Joswiak has an answer to all of this: IIt is better to make something too powerful to begin with. Then get the sophisticated programs into it instead of trying to run a sophisticated program on something that doesn’t have the ability to run it. It’s just about having enough headroom, he said.
This isn’t an admission from Apple that it wants to bring it about Final Cut Pro or other software that is not currently available on the iPad Pro to the iPad Pro. Joswiak was very excited about this in the interview, but his logic makes sense: Remove the hardware and then bring the software experience with you. We just have to wait and see what other things Apple has in store for the iPad that don’t get macOS involved.