What will the productivity computers of the future look like? Assuming that we’re all not going to be working on spreadsheets on our smartphones in 10 years, it’s a real question, and it’s one that Microsoft and Apple are approaching in strikingly different ways. Last week at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple gave us a clearer indication about which way it’s heading — and the choice is a bit of a gamble.
The success of the iPhone means that Apple’s most successful operating system is also its most modern. With the introduction of upgraded iPad Pro models and the unveiling of iPad productivity features in iOS 11, Apple appears to be going all-in on the iPad as its vision of the productivity machine of the future. (And one could argue that the iPad has had its greatest success in Fortune 500 companies.)
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