Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Mar 2017 11:20 UTC
Apple

Tim Cook, during a shareholder meeting, when asked about a possible future convergence of macOS and iOS:

"Expect us to do more and more where people will view [the iPad] as a laptop replacement, but not a Mac replacement - the Mac does so much more," he said. "To merge these worlds, you would lose the simplicity of one, and the power of the other."

Oh really now.

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by fmaxwell on Wed 1st Mar 2017 19:15 UTC in reply to "Re:"
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Translation: Expensive iPad keyboards for fanboys.


The fact that someone chooses a different product than you doesn't make them a "fanboy." I am 55 years old, spent my entire career in hardware and software engineering, and own an iPad. I doubt that you have more tech knowledge and experience than I do.

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by kurkosdr on Wed 1st Mar 2017 22:40 in reply to "RE: Re:"
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"Translation: Expensive iPad keyboards for fanboys.


The fact that someone chooses a different product than you doesn't make them a "fanboy." I am 55 years old, spent my entire career in hardware and software engineering, and own an iPad. I doubt that you have more tech knowledge and experience than I do.
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I said "for fanboys", not "for owners" or "for iPad owners". Let's be honest, if you believe that an iPad (Pro) can be a "laptop replacement", you are a fanboy ripe for gouging, and those overpriced Apple-branded iPad keyboards are intended for you.

If you don't believe that, they aren't for you.

Edited 2017-03-01 22:40 UTC

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by joekiser on Thu 2nd Mar 2017 16:33 in reply to "RE: Re:"
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Agreed. There are legitamite reasons for wanting an iPad Pro and owning one doesn't make you a fanboy. I once said on this very site that I would never own an iOS device, and now I've eaten my words. For me, there is the simplicity of not running a full-fleged OS designed back in the 1990's for servers and constantly maintaining it/keeping it updated on a device that I will only use when traveling. It provides 95% of what I need with much less headache than a laptop. It's durable, simple, and it's not a crap 16:9 display that causes eyestrain due to pwm (pulse-width modulation).

Real work is done on the desktop. When I travel for work, I grab the iPad Pro (in its otterbox) and steal the bluetooth keyboard from the Mac Mini, and I'm set.

Edited 2017-03-02 16:35 UTC

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