/2017/06/topolsky_ipad_pro

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Liss is Poor:
Hearing Casey Liss preface EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT about the iPad with "the iPad *is* the device of the future, that guy in Italy told me so, but **for me** it's not as useful as a Mac" gets pretty old pretty fucking fast.

iPads kind of suck compared to a Mac for many things. It's ok to admit that. Go for it, Gruber. No need to hedge.
8:24 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
KK:
Millions of other people?
Besides Apple bloggers, is there any industry that uses iPads as their standard issue kit? I am aware of some places that hand out Surfaces that can dock into a standard office setup, but know no place that says "here's your iPad, get cracking on those reports".
8:44 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
anonymous:
Hey John, I know you're reading comments. Have you seen this?

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdP8TiKY8dE)

Do you have an ounce of credibility to cover it?
9:29 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
anonymous:
@KK,

it's weird that you'd refer to *industry* instead of the fact that the iPad far outsells the Mac, and that both devices are consumer heavy products.

I bet there's more iPads being used as registers and for factory inventory than Macs, but that doesn't mean that Macs aren't useful in Industry, even as Windows and Linux-basd systems dominate desks and servers.

So what exactly is your point? The iPad is a piece of shit because you don't prefer it?
10:12 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
anonymous:
FFS the iPad is fine for consumption - that's it. JG can watch all the hentai and German sheissepr0n he wants on an iPad and you know what? The screen wipes down clean.

It's just 100.0% useless for creating literally anything. Yes, it can be a POS terminal, yes, it is a fine data entry device. Nurses use it to enter data, does that mean I should give a fuck and buy one? No, those industries used Windows CE before, it sucked, but worked.

No idea what anyone else is talking about. iPads are for J/O, surfing the web and watching movies on airplanes. And rotting the brains of children.
11:45 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
fookles:
"But guys the iPad has been around forever"

and Joshua Topolsky is twelve years old.
11:48 pm — Tuesday, 27 June 2017
anonymous:
>Hearing Casey Liss preface EVERY SINGLE STATEMENT about the iPad with "the iPad is the device of the future, that guy in Italy told me so, but FOR ME it's not as useful as a Mac" gets pretty old pretty fucking fast.

Hearing Casey Liss say *anything* gets old pretty fast.

He makes Marco seem like a genius in comparison. I guess that's why they keep him around.
3:42 am — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
My Optional Name:
>It's just 100.0% useless for creating literally anything.

STFU. Seriously, you are just embarrassing yourself. Which may explain why you don't use even a fake username here.

[iPad Pro 12.9-inch review: Apple's first iPad that's amazing for artists (and some designers)](http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/creative-hardware/ipad-pro-129-inch-review/)

"After six months of use, we've discovered that the iPad Pro is the best drawing and painting tool we've ever seen..."

3:45 am — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
anon:
"overlapping windows cluttering the screen"

That's not a fault of the laptop model, but Mac OS. Windows understands this better and makes hotkeys and buttons for snapping application windows to Full Screen and Half Screen incredibly easy. There are popular third party apps (BetterSnapTool, etc) that do this for the Mac.

Bad argument, grubs
4:58 am — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
fookles:
“Imagine a computer, but everything works worse than you expect”

that's Microsoft Windows, amirite?
6:57 am — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Ero:
> MacOS

macOS
12:52 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
knowitall:
It's funny how "creation" because the be all and end all for the usefullness of a computer.

It's as if a system cant do your unique workflow of xxx it's useless. It's such a stupid attitude to have.

just because I cant develop software on an ipad doesnt mean its a useless tool. I cant hold my macbook pro in one hand on the train and read a magazine on it either. That doesnt make the macbook pro a piece of shit.

Its the same mindsight as the command line guys who got pissed off when windows GUI's turned up. Its such a purist bullshit argument.

Computers are for everyone. And anything that makes thing more accessible to non technical people is a good thing. The ipad does that. I dont get the hate. If you need something more intricate then they also sell macbooks. They got you covered. What is the problem?
1:08 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
anon:
> It's as if a system cant do your unique workflow of xxx it's useless. It's such a stupid attitude to have.

In this case, 'creation' includes computing fundamentals like typing, selecting, and rearranging text. It's painfully horrible on a touchscreen in iOS

Typing internet comments is worse. Composing email is worse. Keeping track of multiple tabs and workspaces is worse.

When I'm at home, I use my laptop 99% of the time.
2:53 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
anonymous:
> Hearing Casey Liss say anything gets old pretty fast.

> He makes Marco seem like a genius in comparison. I guess that's why they keep him around.

YES.

The guy has never said anything remotely interesting or insightful.

And every time he says "FUH - NOMINUL" it makes me cringe.
4:17 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Anonymous®:
Dogs fighting over scraps.
4:23 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Liss is Poor:
More Liss hate:

- "Macbook Adorable" OMG SHUT UP
- "FOR ME" preface
- 2 minute preface rants he goes on before speaking in order to avoid getting followup email
- Apple Apologist extreme.
7:28 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
anonymous:
>macOS

I'm not calling it that.
10:15 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
anonymous:
@Liss is Poor:

>Apple Apologist extreme.

It's always the ex-Windows zealots who become the biggest Apple apologists.

It's really uncanny. Siracusa is the most experienced Mac user out of basically anyone, and he's the one who makes the proper criticisms.

Meanwhile, 20 years ago, Casey Liss and his ilk were worshipping Microsoft and calling Mac users like Siracusa "fags."
10:18 pm — Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Make peace, not liberals:
My left hand is inferior to a vagina, except when I'm alone.
4:26 pm — Friday, 30 June 2017
Gruber the Booger:
@knowitall

You have a pretty good take on the devices and what they're used for.

Also apologies for being that internet douchebag but you mean "mindset" not "mindsight".

5:54 pm — Friday, 30 June 2017
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