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Joshua Topolsky
Couple of tweets about the new iPad and iOS 11. It is inferior to a laptop in almost every way, unless you like to draw.
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
If you think you can replace you laptop with this setup: you cannot. Imagine a computer, but everything works worse than you expect.
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
That is the new iPad. Now, I know the software is in beta, but I also know how Apple betas work. They don’t massively change.
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
I have no doubt it’s a very powerful piece of hardware, and the screen is gorgeous. Garageband is a lot of fun to play with.
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
But this doesn’t COME CLOSE to replacing your laptop, even for simple things you do, like email. AND one other thing. Apple’s keyboard cover
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
Is a fucking atrocity. A terrible piece of hardware. Awkward to use, poor as a cover. Okay in a pinch if you need something LIKE a keyboard.
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
Anyhow good to know there are still Apple fanboys who get mad if you insult their products. But I don’t think it’s a very good product.
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abraham royce 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
but they do get more stable. most betas are like that
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @aberoyce
stability isn’t the issue, it’s UI/UX, it’s the limitations of the core system and what they’re trying to work around
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
Finally, iOS 11 is definitely a STEP in the right direction. But guys the iPad has been around forever and it still feels half-assed.
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will hummel 26 Jun 17
Gaming tho? iOS is superior to android for tablet/mobile game availability in NA. Never checked windows. How does that compare?
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @wgq
I can’t speak for everyone but I would prefer to create (and believe the experience would be better) on a good laptop
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
As a tablet? I guess it’s very good. Better than what Android offers. Surface not really in same category.
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Noel Morales 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
if you're coming at it as a MacBook replacement, sure, but I think calling it an atrocity is really hamfisted and ignores how many use PCs.
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Noel Morales 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
Look at the many who have gone full iPad. Do you think it's more likely that they're all apple diehards or that there might be value there
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @noelomorales
I called the keyboard an atrocity, which it really is
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @noelomorales
I think a lot of people are willing to contort themselves around a bad UX because marketing is powerful
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🇦🇺Paul 🇺🇸 Sorensen 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
Seems like an overly broad judgement - different types of people use laptops very differently.
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Carolina Milanesi 26 Jun 17
Replying to @joshuatopolsky
I am curious if this is about iOS 11 or the iPad Pro in general, so to b clear you did not think it was a PC replacement even b4 iOS 11
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Joshua Topolsky 26 Jun 17
Replying to @caro_milanesi
correct
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