What did the iPad Pro really change when it comes to the post-pc era?

iPad Pro
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Macworld seems to think that the iPad Pro can do so much more than the iPad Air. They wrote:

"In many ways, the iPad Pro is Apple’s first tablet with an identity all its own. A unique device that raises the post-PC bar, it establishes a new set of standards for what an iPad can do. Where the original iPad was criticized for being a giant iPhone, the Pro is much more than a refresh of the classic tablet; it’s Apple’s first touchscreen device truly imagined for professionals".

But seriously, I can't really see what the iPad Pro changed from what the iPad Air already can do? I were post-pc for two whole years, using my iPad Air and iPad Air 2 as my only computers together with my iPhones. I did everything on them. There isn't anything that I can't do on the iPad that I do on my Mac.


But I fail to see what the iPad Pro can do that the iPad Air 2 can't? What did it change?


The iPad Air 2 is more than enough powerful to edit 4k video1 in iMovie, photo editing in Pixelmator, writing in Ulysses to name a few things I do with ease on my iPad.

So what did the iPad Pro change when it comes to the Post-pc era? Well the only things I can think of is the Apple pencil and the Smart Connector. That makes it possible to have more peripherals with the iPad pro, and it makes it possible for artists to use a pencil with their iPad. That's it. That's what the iPad Pro changed.

Everything else when it comes to post-pc the iPad Air 2 is more than capable to do. And have been capable to do for years. No difference there.

Via How Apple is grooming the iPad to take over the Mac | Macworld

My video about being post-pc for two years:

  1. 4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. Here you can find more info. ↩︎