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Posted by Paul Korm
Jun 6, 2017 at 11:03 AM

 

After viewing the slick videos on Apple’s site, I feel a CRIMP coming on with iOS 11.  And the new iPad Pro 10.5” is looking pretty good.

- Finally, Files (i.e., Finder for iOS)
- A real dock with more than handful of icons
- Multitasking and dragging text and images between apps
- Scanning added to Notes
- Better app switcher

No big marquee additions—iOS seems to be maturing by bringing on board interface features similar to macOS.  Probably to encourage greater adoption of iPads as “real computers”.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jun 6, 2017 at 11:44 AM

 

Deffo! As you say, the new iOS is a huge step towards making iPads true laptop/notebook equivalents; Files is particularly exciting.

And yes, I’m glad I didn’t invest in a reMarkable - the new 10.5 iPad looks like the place to put one’s pennies… ;-)

 


Posted by Paul Korm
Jun 6, 2017 at 12:07 PM

 

Worth noting that the 10.5 iPad Pro comes with up to 512 GB storage.  Equivalent to most higher end laptops.  Clearly targeted to users who need a large base of documents to carry around off-line.

That, and Files + Multitasking put great pressure on all such as DEVONthink to Go and Together to justify their value proposition. 

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Jun 6, 2017 at 12:34 PM

 

... and poor old Readdle. However, the latter’s CEO did say that he hoped Apple was developing something like Files and cross-app drag and drop, because he thought they would be better as system-level services. So maybe Readdle won’t be too upset.

Federico Viticci will be pleased that so many of the things he hoped for in his excellent iOS wishlist will soon be coming to pass!

The new iPad iOS does look really very impressive, I must say. Above all because it shows how to develop a consistent interface for a touchscreen environment - the awkwardness of Windows 10 is a big contrast.

Having said which, the 2D touchscreen interface hasn’t got a patch on the AI-driven 3D interface so fluidly used by Tony Stark… where is that guy? Why hasn’t he sold the rights to Apple yet? And what about his perfected nuclear fusion - why isn’t that powering countries around the world? Real Reality? It’s overrated… gimme VR every time…

 


Posted by Luhmann
Jun 6, 2017 at 11:14 PM

 

Every year I hope that Apple will do something to improve the Contacts, Calendar, and Reminders apps. Every year I am disappointed.

 


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