Earlier this yr, Apple up to date the iPad Professional to incorporate the M1 chip – the identical silicon that powers all the brand new Mac computer systems. Whereas the M1 permits Macs to run iPad and iPhone apps natively, the opposite approach round doesn’t work. Nevertheless, Apple has been slowly and steadily merging the variations between the iPad and the Mac over time.
The uncooked energy of the M1 chip is definitely not being utilized by the iPad Professional as a result of it doesn’t permit customers to do very excessive intensive duties. Whereas the iPad has some apps like LumaFusion for skilled grade video enhancing and Adobe Lightroom for picture enhancing, the apps are nonetheless not as characteristic wealthy as say Closing Lower Professional or full-fledged desktop model of Photoshop.
WWDC 2022 keynote might be an enormous one
On the Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) 2020, its annual builders convention, Apple introduced that the Mac would transition from Intel to its personal in-house designed silicon. The M-series chips are primarily based on the ARM structure, just like the A-series chips that energy the iPhone and the non-Professional model of the iPad.
It was broadly anticipated that at this yr’s WWDC, Apple would begin permitting Mac apps to be run on the iPad or make some main modifications to the iPadOS. Nevertheless, no such transfer was made by the corporate and the iPad (particularly the iPad Professional) can’t run any ‘Professional grade’ which might be obtainable on the Mac.
Whereas this yr’s WWDC didn’t go as deliberate, Apple is probably going engaged on merging macOS and iPadOS or at the very least engaged on bringing Mac apps to the iPad. All eyes are already on the yr’s keynote of WWDC. The query isn’t whether or not Apple will merge macOS and iPadOS in some type or the opposite however “when?”
The iPad Professional is as highly effective because the MacBook Air now however it may well do very much less due to its software program’s limitations.