More on the iPad and Software

Dr. Drang wrote over the weekend:

The biggest problem for the iPad is Apple’s unwillingness to let it become its own thing. Development of iOS is driven by the iPhone, which probably shouldn’t have the tools of a regular computer. But the iPad needs at least some of those tools if it’s to fulfill Apple’s promise to be a laptop replacement. Being yoked to the iPhone is holding it back.
— Dr. Drang

This is an excellent point and I should have made it in my iPad post last week. iOS 9 was the first time Apple gave features to the iPad that didn’t also go to iPhone. When they made this announcement, I assumed it was only a jumping off point but now it’s been over 18 months with no new iPad power tools. I’m crossing my fingers for better iPad tools at WWDC 2017 in June.