Source: Apple [press release]
quote: Adding a touchscreen to a PC doesn’t make it a tablet any more than adding a keyboard to the iPad doesn’t make it a PC. We certainly need modern definitions for these terms because what constitutes a personal computer is now so wide it applies to nearly all large and small screens. The additional capabilities of creativity, the mobile software ecosystem, and so many things not found on traditional notebook and desktop operating systems is where I believe the upside is for this product. It is a healthy blend of the things we do with our PCs and the things we do with our mobile devices.The argument about what can be done versus what can’t be done is quite useless. I emphasize the importance of maintaining a mass market perspective when talking about what is and isn’t a PC. For over a billion people, the smartphone is their primary personal computer. Each screen we add to our life is a new tool for the task at hand. The PC, in the shape of a desktop or notebook, has its role for those who need it. The goal of the PC was to put a computer on every desk. The goal of the smartphone is to put a computer in every hand.The iPad Pro also represents something new from a software standpoint. However, turning the iPad Pro into something new rests squarely on the shoulders of Apple’s developer community. Developers will hopefully embrace the skills they have built coding for iOS and start pushing the limits and enabling brand new, never-been-done-before experiences on top of this platform. Like all platforms, it rests in the hands of developers to use the tools given to them and to innovate.
quote: You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not gonna be pleasing to the user.
quote: They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones.
quote: Also, I want benchmarks to see how that A9 does against the I5.
quote: The entire x86 computer architecture is living on borrowed time. It’s a dead platform walking. The future belongs to ARM, and Apple’s A-series SoC’s are leading the way.