Apple has suggested in their most recent press event that the new 9.7 iPad Pro was going to replace Microsoft Windows. Their 12.9-inch version has already proven to be quite effective and now we will see if its younger sibling can handle the competition.
APPLE iPAD PRO BEST SELLING TABLET
By quite a large margin, the Apple iPad Pro is the best-selling tablet on the market. Bussiness and developers all over have helped launch the product into popularity. With this popularity, the platform now has apps and all kinds of support to become an alternative to something like Microsoft Windows. Many tasks that were once strictly related to desktops can now be performed on an iPad Pro. There’s even has an iPad Office suite for Windows.
MICROSOFT HAVING TROUBLE WITH WINDOWS TABLETS
The simplicity of the Apple iPad Pro is really the main appeal. There are no complex filesystem’s no video card drivers and most importantly, far fewer threats of malware. Microsoft can’t exactly say that about Windows. They have had a hard time converting Windows for tablets with odd results. For one, the Microsoft Surface tablet has some wonky touch interfaces. They were hardly designed with mobile in mind. That is where Apple really shines. Their iPad pro is highly portable, functional and above all easy to use. It’s qualities like this that have helped Surface users make the switch.
SO DOES THE 9.7-INCH PRO STACK UP?
The short answer is yes, the 9.7-inch iPad will certainly compete with the Surface. That being said, that alone will not kill Microsoft’s tablet game. People who favor portability over anything will opt for the smaller iPad. The larger is more likely to become the main computing device. All around, Apple and Microsoft tablets have to come a long way in order to replace desktops. However, with the iPad gaining an increasingly loyal following and having the skills to back it up, it starting to look like the Surface is falling behind. Perhaps they can spiff it up to prevent their demise.