Choices, Choices

iPadOS 15: This Is How It Will Not Disappoint

It’s not that hard, Apple — we only need this thing or the other thing. Choose.

Kostas Farkonas
Geek Culture
Published in
6 min readMay 13, 2021

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Apple put a desktop-class processor in a tablet and in about a month we’re going to find out what that means for iPadOS 15. (Image: Ernest Ojeh, Unsplash)

So here we are, less than a month away from this year’s WWDC, Apple’s event about software where most of what the company plans for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and tvOS are presented in an opening keynote. This year will be somewhat different, though: after the April event where the Cupertino giant unveiled the first iPad with a desktop-class processor — the same one its newest desktops use, in fact — everyone’s eyes are now turned to iPadOS. Sure, there’ll be enough new things in the next iOS and macOS to guarantee numerous articles, but it feels like Apple is at crossroads with its tablets and laptops at this point in time. How it will choose to proceed on the software level will more or less dictate the direction it will be moving on a product level in the next three years at a minimum.

One could write several separate articles about the whole “iPad and MacBooks and realistic productive workflows” thing, it’s been already done for at least three years now after all. But an iPad just as powerful and capable as an iMac or MacBook Pro even will be out in a few days, so this whole debate now boils down to a single question: will Apple accept the fact that many people…

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Kostas Farkonas
Geek Culture

Veteran journalist, project kickstarter, tech nut, cynical gamer, music addict, movie maniac | Medium top writer in Television, Movies, Gaming | farkonas.com