Short Bytes: Apple’s iPad Pro is finally going on sale, starting at $799. Expressing faith in his laptop-like tablet, Apple CEO called it PC’s perfect replacement. He said that now people don’t need to buy a PC as iPad Pro is here to kill it.
Talking to The Telegraph, Apple CEO said, “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?”
Saying further, he called the iPad Pro a perfect replacement for a notebook and desktop. Calling it the perfect machine, he said, “they will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones.”
The claims of Mr. Cook hold some ground as iPad Pro promised to bring tons of power, but calling it a complete replacement of PCs won’t be a 100% accurate thing to say. Well, Apple knows this fact very well, more than anybody. If we look at the lineup of products Apple has launched this year, we can spot a brand-new MacBook with Force Touch and a new iMac.
I use tablets for work from time-to-time but I’ve never felt the comfort of a laptop or desktop. The only time I was okay working on a tablet was when I used my friend’s Surface Pro 3, which is a hybrid PC with a complete physical keyboard and mouse.
It’s great to have faith in your product but I guess deep inside Apple CEO knows that a single form factor doesn’t work in all scenarios. The new breed of tablets are allowing us to increase our productivity on the go but it would be unfair to make a comparison. The comfort I feel while writing this article on my laptop and browsing the web – referring multiple sources and looking at pictures – can’t be reproduced working on an iPad Pro.
PCs are not going anywhere in the near future. Even tough multiple and newer form factors are becoming popular these days, they’ll be facing a hard time replacing laptops and desktops.
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