Thursday, September 10, 2015

How Bill Gates Predicted the iPad Pro — Backchannel — Medium

Excerpt from a Steven Levy long-term tablet perspective; also see The iPad Pro Just Launched — But Don't Ditch Your Laptop Just Yet (Tech.Mic)
"The unresolved question is the one where Gates and Jobs diverged on their answers. Gates argued that tablets would become the norm, replacing the laptop. Jobs found success by creating a media delivery system that could, in a pinch, do some work. The serious stuff, you could do on a Mac.

With the iPad Pro — armed with Surface-like keyboard, stylus, and Microsoft Office — Tim Cook seems to be tilting toward the Redmond doctrine.

I’ll be fascinated to see how this strategy works out. Because when you tally up the cost of an iPad Pro with an Apple smart keyboard, and an Apple Pencil, you’re paying more than you would for 13-inch Macbook Air. Or, for that matter, a Chromebook Pixel. That keyboard better be good."
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPad Pro — Backchannel — Medium
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