Apple Highlights Five Reasons the iPad Pro Can Be Your Next Computer

Nov 19, 2018 11:15 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple today shared a new short video focused on the recently released 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, listing five reasons why the tablets can be your next computer.


Apple's list of reasons why the iPad Pro can replace a computer are as follows:

  1. It's more powerful than most computers.

  2. It's versatile. It's a scanner, camera, editing suite, notepad, cinema, music studio, book, and a computer.

  3. It goes anywhere thanks to LTE.

  4. It's as easy as this (with a focus on gestures).

  5. It's even better with Apple Pencil.
This is Apple's first ad for the new iPad Pro models, but it has long advertised the iPad Pro as an alternative to a computer. Apple uses the tagline "like a computer unlike any computer," in this ad, which is something new the company has been trying out.

Apple's 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were first introduced in late October and shipped out in November. The new iPads feature edge-to-edge displays with Face ID and no Home button, powerful A12X processors with performance on par with many Mac notebooks, USB-C to connect to 4K monitors and USB-C accessories, and thinner bodies.

The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for 64GB of storage, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999, also for 64GB of storage.

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8 months ago
And I can list 50 reasons why it can´t
Rating: 225 Votes
8 months ago
Does the iPad have support for a robust file system / download manager and the ability to use a mouse when required?

No?

Than it isn't going to replace a computer. Ever.
Rating: 144 Votes
8 months ago
But with software that is less powerful than most computers.

We get it, the hardware is great. But the software is severely lacking.
Rating: 96 Votes
8 months ago
It’s also more expensive than the average PC for those uses.
Rating: 68 Votes
8 months ago
I can see where Apple would make this mistake in reasoning. I mean, the iPad has about as many ports as the computers Apple makes.
Rating: 61 Votes
8 months ago
NO! NO! NO! F NO!
Rating: 61 Votes
8 months ago
If only this claptrap was true. The iPad will never replace a laptop or a desktop
Rating: 60 Votes
8 months ago
Let me know when you can use Xcode on an iPad, or play a AAA gaming title on iPad. Until then, it is not a computer, it is a specialized tool for people who need to draw.
Rating: 48 Votes
8 months ago
Certainly can replace a laptop for many people. All depends on the use case.
Rating: 41 Votes
8 months ago
Missed a big one, you have $1000 to spend on a computer that comes with a gimped OS?
Rating: 35 Votes

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