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I think you have a really skewed picture of what most people use computers for.

The iPad isn't meant to replace a laptop for people like you, which is why Apple is still selling the mbp.




In this defense, a slide on this presentation does say "The ultimate PC replacement"..


So Apple has no clue what people use PCs for then.


Or Apple's slides are contextual and exist as support for the presentation. Nah, can't be it, context is not a thing.


There's not much a context can change with a sentence like "ultimate pc replacement"... The word "ultimate" doesn't leave anything up to interpretation.


Of course there is: the context of a use case or population.


1) They named it after their "Pro" line of products, and showed statistics of ALL PC users, not a subset.

2) That would have been phrased "a PC replacement for X users".


Maybe they should drop the 'pro' labelling on the ipad pro. Because the surface pro line is a perfectly acceptable laptop replacement for power users and professionals looking to do computing.


The surface pro is a laptop.

The iPad Pro is a tablet for professional work. There are many professionals who can get their work done using an iPad.


Actually, no, the Surface Pro is a tablet. The Surface Book is a laptop.




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