Rob Fahrni

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iPad Sucks Eggs 🥚

No, it doesn’t suck eggs. That’s a clickbait title. Tell all your friends to visit. 🤣

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The simplest tasks on iPadOS are either incredibly difficult and time-consuming, or they’re so unintuitive that even a 25-year Apple veteran can’t figure them out. Frankly, neither reflects well on iPadOS.

I have a very simple explanation for this.

Dude, it ain’t a Mac.

I know, I know, that’s a dumbass answer and iPad fans don’t want to hear it. I don’t blame you.

I’d like to be able to do all the iPad stuff on my iPhone with a second display and have it work more like macOS. I want full Xcode and a Terminal and free form windowing.

I know, that’s all on my Mac, today.

I’ll just use my Mac. It’s an amazing device. Besides, if Apple treated all the platforms the same how would they increase sales every quarter like Wall Street expects?

Maybe that sounds cynical. I’m not trying to be. Apple is a for profit enterprise. We all know that. Their goal is to extract as much money out of you as they possibly can. One great way to do that is make multiple different form factors that excel at specific niches.

I haven’t had a new iPad in years. My wife gave me her 9.7” when she upgraded a couple years back and I never use it. But if I were to use it, it would be for consuming movies and reading.

And for the reading bit my iPad Mini, gen 1, was the best device I’ve ever used for that. It was crazy light.

I use my iPhone for a lot of stuff. Social junk and writing blog posts. I’m using it now and it’s great for that.

Look, if I could have an iPhone that could display multiple windows and have all the things I get with macOS and the power of my MacBook Pro, I’d use this for everything.

As it is, it doesn’t work like that, and I don’t expect it to, ever.

Keep on keeping on iPad people. You never know, maybe someday you’ll get what you’re after. ✌🏼