It’s crazy that it’s 2019 and Apple still has not solved their big computer problem: their customers/potential customers have to make huge compromises when they choose between getting a MacBook or an iPad with a keyboard, it’s a horrible customer experience. They could easily make this problem go away if they simply added true, proper mouse support (and put a trackpad on the iPad keyboards), and make some more improvements to iPad OS. (making macOS touch-friendly and giving it a detachable screen is simply not going to happen). Microsoft should thank Apple because this “MacBook-or-iPad” situation is one of the only things Surface has going for it.
<p>I got into an argument with a 23 year old college student a couple weeks ago about the Ipad. I told him I wouldn't buy another one until they gave me a complete and "real" file system. He argued with me for 10 minutes that the Ipad has a real, complete file system. I explained the multiple examples on how it obviously doesn't have a "real" file system. He ignored the examples and retorted that it does. We went on and on until I realized I was talking to a fanatical Apple supporter, gave up, and was reminded on what kind of person argues with an idiot. </p><p><br></p><p>I dont think most of the young people that you see with an Ipad with keyboard, leaning over to tap things, really care about the compromises … because they don't even know what they are because they have been in the eco-system so long that it has become the norm. I cannot imagine buying a 12 inch Ipad with keyboard over ANY LAPTOP, Apple or PC, but i see those damn things a lot and it blows my mind on why anyone would buy it. </p><p><br></p><p>Every time I get my Ipad out to use as a traveling tablet, I remember why I wasn't using it before, and go back to my Surface Go, whose hardware is absolutely inferior to the Ipad, yet whose basic functionality surpasses it.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>