Apple plans to open a research and development center in China before the end of the year. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explore why Apple is opening the center and how that fits into the company’s plans in the country. They also look at Microsoft’s clever iPad Pro slam.
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Hey guys! I don’t comment much, but read you guys frequently and enjoy the podcasts quite a bit. 🙂
Now that that’s out of the way. Could Bryan and John please point out to me when Apple started shipping OSX on the iPad? This, IMO, is the point of the “what is a computer” commercial. Apple is not selling a toaster/fridge until they sell a Surface like device aka a tablet that runs an OS designed for a mouse.
I am the market that Apple was aiming that commercial at, except I replaced my MacBook Air with an iPad Pro as soon as I could get my hands on one. I use it as my “computer”. But, for teaching, its better than a MacBook because of the pencil, in conjunction with presenting things in class. I think Microsoft, and John and Bryan, unfortunately missed the point of the Apple ad. That’s still apples fault, though, for not making the point clearly enough. I don’t see flailing for a correct vision for the iPad, but an evolution of the ipads capabilities that made it suitable for me to replace my Mac.