TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-16: State of the iPad, Tesla’s Autopilot Mode

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John Martellaro thinks it's time for Apple to make some big changes to the iPad. John, along with Adam Christianson from The Maccast, join Jeff Gamet talk about the state of the iPad, how Microsoft's Surface compares, and what could make for good iPad improvements. They also look at Tesla's automated driving feature, and Jeff wants a ride.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-16: State of the iPad, Tesla’s Autopilot Mode

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Shameer Mulji 1

A great discussion on the State of iPad. Here are my thoughts regarding this subject;

Since the September Apple keynote, we’ve gotten a pretty glimpse into Apple’s philosophy regarding their product lineup / roadmap;

“The iPad Pro is the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing.” - Tim Cook

And the following from an interview with Phil Schiller;

https://medium.com/backchannel/exclusive-why-apple-is-still-sweating-the-details-on-imac-531a95e50c91

“Schiller, in fact, has a grand philosophical theory of the Apple product line that puts all products on a continuum. Ideally, you should be using the smallest possible gadget to do as much as possible before going to the next largest gizmo in line.”

““They are all computers,” he says. “Each one is offering computers something unique and each is made with a simple form that is pretty eternal. The job of the watch is to do more and more things on your wrist so that you don’t need to pick up your phone as often. The job of the phone is to do more and more things such that maybe you don’t need your iPad, and it should be always trying and striving to do that. The job of the iPad should be to be so powerful and capable that you never need a notebook. Like, Why do I need a notebook? I can add a keyboard! I can do all these things! The job of the notebook is to make it so you never need a desktop, right? It’s been doing this for a decade. So that leaves the poor desktop at the end of the line, What’s its job?””

The future of personal computing, for Apple, is devices with multi-touch UI as the core UI but that can be supplemented with keyboard & stylus if need be. The iPad Pro is just the start.  I don’t think iOS & OSX will merge a la Windows 10 but I do think iOS will get more capable to the point where the majority, if not all, mainstream users won’t need traditional PC’s.

That’s not to say that I think traditional PC’s will be dead but they’ll be very niche.

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