What's Missing from iPad OS?

  • Published: 09 June 2019
  • Before I review iPad OS, here are some early thoughts. The laptop replacement dream continues with iOS 13
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee   5 months back

    iPad OS is SO good but i'm starting to doubt this tablet can ever actually replace a laptop (and I don't even think Apple wants it to)

    • Cristian Rojas
      Cristian Rojas  3 weeks back

      iPad OS or chrome book ?

    • Mike Dun
      Mike Dun  3 months back

      I’m happy with what we getting thus far. Come on we know Apple by not guy’s

    • Saachi Singh
      Saachi Singh  3 months back

      @Riju Rini Nothing on the market comes close to the feeling of drawing with the Apple pencil on the new ipad pros, so for artists and illustrators it's the perfect digital sketchbook. Admittedly it's a pretty niche market but whereas my iPad Pro could and has replaced my laptop when needed, my laptop could never replace my iPad. I just wish they'd tweak iPad OS a tiny bit more to make it more laptopy and then it'd be the perfect device for people like me.

    • Muhammad Syahmi
      Muhammad Syahmi  5 months back

      @Marlon Carreon yep for average person bro ... programmer, coder, designers(some use ipad for drawing) need high powered pc and laptop.. or built in terminal for coder

    • Douglas Marinini
      Douglas Marinini  5 months back

      Yes but people will keep trying to use it as a computer replacement and more Apple denies this more customers will be unsatisfied by their iPads...

  • Speedbird
    Speedbird  2 weeks back

    TBH I wish Apple would just make iPadOS OSX with an iOS style UI

    • Wiwiwi
      Wiwiwi  2 weeks back

      iPodOS ...
      Pro Stand OS!

      • Nicholas -
        Nicholas -  1 months back

        this is exactly the point, if iPad can do whatever thing exactly like what Mac can do, basically it kills the Mac. Apple is not stupid to do it. They suppose to compliment each other thus you buy them both.

        • Issie wizzie
          Issie wizzie  2 months back

          dual monitor support - similar to a laptop

          • Keko Jones
            Keko Jones  2 months back

            I don't tablets will ever fully replace laptops for everyone, but I don't think that they should. If tablets can be that in-between a computer and phone then it's good. Not many people need a laptop, their life doesn't require them to do daily heavy computing or even heavy typing. All the iPad needs is more USB ports. I am not an apple fan but it's hard to deny that they get tablets right. That's something that android tablets have failed in, they all feel like enlarged phones both in design and software, but strangely not in hardware. The iPad with their semi square shape made sense, no matter how you hold them, they're never too thin or too wide while having the top specs that the iPhones have. The iPad is not an iPhone that was stretched, but android is, and even though Samsung has always tried to make their tablets stand out, it's still android. Chrome OS mobile and Dex are great ideas that have arrived very late. Dex is amazing but it's tied to android, so unless google decides to go back to the honeycomb route and create updates specifically for tablets focused around Dex it'll continue to suffer on android. Tablets should be reasonably priced and shouldn't be a big phone, since phones already have a screen big enough for media consumption

            • Yervand Papazyan
              Yervand Papazyan  2 months back

              Hello Dave please help me to understand and make my choice what to buy. Will you recommend to buy Ipad pro 11 inch 64gb version? with Ipados it means that you can any time upload all your files to the external SSD drive or flash drive if you see that you are runing out of space, or you can keep all the main files in you SSD drive and with the ipad keep in your working bag or in a school bag and any time you can plug-in and watch your 25 or 30gb full hd blueray movies or pictures. or maybe this is not a case anyway i need to buy 256gb for the future that because apps geting biger and biger size????? please help me to understand

              • Ant Boogie
                Ant Boogie  2 months back

                USB-C adapter for SD Card?
                Hopefully the next gen ipad will just have a built in sd card slot.

                • sagaciousid
                  sagaciousid  2 months back

                  A few hundred grams lighter is very important. Don’t make it sound like it isn’t!

                  • Peter Storm
                    Peter Storm  2 months back

                    I develop in the cloud on a VPS using ssh, so in that case I'm actually happy to code on an iPad Pro - going to get the new 12.9 when it comes out in October hopefully.

                    • Anthony Sun
                      Anthony Sun  2 months back

                      Can’t code on it, can’t use mouse, cannot add any Bluetooth controllers.

                      • Fynn
                        Fynn  2 months back

                        Anthony Sun You can use mouse, you can connect controllers and (at least a little) can Code on it.

                    • Peter McIlroy
                      Peter McIlroy  2 months back

                      One thing I would like is a backup facility. I don't mean data as this is already there, but the ability to do a full backup to a connected hard drive rather than having to connect to a computer.

                      • L T
                        L T  2 months back

                        I’m trying to decide between IPad Pro 12.9 and the new 2019 MacBook Pro. 🤷‍♀️

                        • Person Dude
                          Person Dude  2 months back

                          That’s not a question. The air and ipad could be a choice. But if you’re spending almost 2,000 on a laptop a iPad shouldn’t be competition

                      • Yervand Papazyan
                        Yervand Papazyan  2 months back

                        hello Dave, first of all your reviews are one of the best always very clean very understandable way explanation. I have a question your opinion is very important because you are using a lot of new tech product so maybe you can help to understand what is better. Apple vs Android devices. they both have good and bad sides, Android more open platform a lot of control of you device, very good hardware very poor software implementation or good software but no update or after 1 or two year no more good futuries and updates, and in this case you feal like company says you, I don't t care about you if you want best perfomans go and buy new one. from other side Apple very clean very optimized apps, very long updates for old devices but very high price no external sd card support, so in the end what to choose great software support optimized apps or not optimized apps but technically good hardware. for example I am a food photographer and this is first time in my life that I am considering to have Apple product especially new iPad pro with iPad OS new futures but there is also Samsung Galaxy tab 6???? help please

                        • Luigi Player 14
                          Luigi Player 14  2 months back

                          TDLR plz
                          Galaxy tabs6 is cheaper+comes with pencil unlike having to pay over a 100 bucks to get one for the iPad, but it’ll only receive updates for a year or 2, while ipad will receive them for probably 4-6 years, it’s not as good hardware wise, and might not have as many apps designed for it, due to android tablets being less popular than ipads.

                      • A Kumar
                        A Kumar  2 months back

                        Hey Dave, which keyboard is that in this video ?

                        • God GamerZilla
                          God GamerZilla  2 months back

                          You have opened my mind. Thanks

                          • Luke Williams
                            Luke Williams  2 months back

                            Like I was saying if Apple had their professional apps for ipad their MacBooks would be useless

                            • Luke Williams
                              Luke Williams  2 months back


                              • Glen Jones
                                Glen Jones  2 months back

                                I agree, I think of this is more as an adjunct ( the iPad). It is great for somethings just like the phone is great for other things just like the laptop is great for other things as well.

                                • Vimal V
                                  Vimal V  2 months back

                                  I would use the iPad as a side car, put adobe photoshop on the side car and edit photos with a pencil

                                  • lars saas
                                    lars saas  3 months back

                                    imagine: parallels on ipad pro with mouse and keyboard

                                    • Steve Kim
                                      Steve Kim  3 months back

                                      Ipad Pro... meh

                                      • Zachary Beschler
                                        Zachary Beschler  3 months back


                                        A. What are those lights behind you?
                                        B. What is that keyboard?

                                        P.S. Your videos are excellent.

                                        • Anthony Martinez
                                          Anthony Martinez  3 months back

                                          Does anyone know what keyboard that is?

                                          • brian r
                                            brian r  3 months back

                                            If people want the full laptop experience they should by a (you guessed it) a laptop. If they want a touch screen laptop from apple good luck on that one.

                                            • Tim T
                                              Tim T  3 months back

                                              Commenting before watching the video: My guess is "a terminal".

                                              • Jeff Davis
                                                Jeff Davis  3 months back

                                                I own a macbook and iPad Pro. I use both for different reasons. With the new iPad OS, I can finally accomplish the same tasks in a much more sleek, portable and fun way.

                                                • Willy andme
                                                  Willy andme  3 months back

                                                  Apple doesn’t want a laptop replacement, just wants you to buy a new IPad. I have all my ripped cds and can’t put them in the Apple player, despite the new operating and file system.!!!!😬😬

                                                  • Brett Johnson
                                                    Brett Johnson  3 months back

                                                    All it needs in my option is something like vm ware
                                                    Imagine being able to have a virtual machine with whatever os on it you want for specific apps

                                                    • TimeCode Mechanics
                                                      TimeCode Mechanics  3 months back

                                                      I seriously want a 15 inch iPad Pro.

                                                      • David Tim
                                                        David Tim  3 months back

                                                        I purchased pro 11 which is disappointing and wait half a year for wwdc. Then ipados, still not good. Now I am very satisfied with my new Android tablet as a mini laptop. So no more apple product for me. I am not going to get anything form apple any more.

                                                        • chirps
                                                          chirps  3 months back

                                                          What keyboard is that?

                                                          • Eric Yao
                                                            Eric Yao  3 months back

                                                            If you really want a windows? Why not just get a surface? Plz you just not know anything about Apple.

                                                            • Andy K
                                                              Andy K  3 months back

                                                              Give it Samsung DEX like capability. iOS and OS

                                                              • Daniyal M
                                                                Daniyal M  3 months back

                                                                Why are all tech YouTubers jacked 😐

                                                                • Arun Niva
                                                                  Arun Niva  3 months back

                                                                  Hi sir is that Ipad pro can directly export the photos from lightroom to USB-C HUB or external storage without using ipad internal storage

                                                                  • abo loza
                                                                    abo loza  3 months back

                                                                    if there was xcode or android studio on ipad it would be great

                                                                    • Kristian Karaneshev
                                                                      Kristian Karaneshev  3 months back

                                                                      With adobe photoshop launching a full version for the Ipad, and Ipad already has Lightroom, it could be a great mobile solution for professional photo editing.Cannot wait to test the full Photoshop on Ipad. This might make me get one.

                                                                      • Nicko Valentino
                                                                        Nicko Valentino  3 months back

                                                                        no Xcode is a deal-breaker 💔

                                                                        • iTech
                                                                          iTech  3 months back

                                                                          Nice thumbnail

                                                                          • NiVi OoF
                                                                            NiVi OoF  3 months back

                                                                            I used the Apple Magic Trackpad on iPad OS and it worked

                                                                            • AmitK
                                                                              AmitK  4 months back

                                                                              Yeah, but... what's missing?

                                                                              • Michael Ali
                                                                                Michael Ali  4 months back

                                                                                I watch your video twice and your points are all there. They added all they could but making it a full laptop with just kill the iPad all together.

                                                                                • tomal_rocks
                                                                                  tomal_rocks  4 months back

                                                                                  I still do not know why it doesnt support multi user account support.

                                                                                  • Matthew Edoimioya
                                                                                    Matthew Edoimioya  4 months back

                                                                                    I don’t think Apple should try to make this a laptop. However, they should start making more robust Apps that utilize the iPads power. I think this should be a creatives best friend I.e. have lightroom, premier, final cut, photoshop etc.. apps that are more robust than an iPhone version but not quite desktop class same with office apps. It’s a tough juggling act here

                                                                                    • moondawnradiance
                                                                                      moondawnradiance  4 months back

                                                                                      Good point bro

                                                                                      • Jason Santoro
                                                                                        Jason Santoro  4 months back

                                                                                        Anyone know what kind of external drive he is using?

                                                                                        • indratama yogi
                                                                                          indratama yogi  4 months back

                                                                                          why people keep asking everything on just one thing?