So Apple just announced the new iPad pros and floor coverings for everyone with the unveiling of the chip inside – instead of being an Apple A14X or something like that, the new iPad pros have the same processor that drives the latest MacBook Airs, Pros, Mac mini and the new iMacs. Apple M1!
It’s a huge deal – true desktop-class CPU in a mobile device. OK, Apple, we’re listening.
Now the first thing that comes to mind is that the power of this M1 chip is wasted. iPadOS has made some progress in recent years to become something of a multi-tasking operating system that allows you to have a kind of laptop-like experience on an iPad. But the general consensus is that it just does not do enough to beat a good computer.
But I think there is a good chance that this will change very, very soon. In fact, the next iPadOS update may introduce another big leap to the user interface. Also, rumors of Final Cut Pro coming to the iPad have come back. Want to know why?