Technology advances, and with it, also devices. In less than 20 years we have seen as a hard brick block (thank you for those wonderful years, Nokia can now retire) became “a thin sheet” just a few millimeters thick and with a great touch screen like the of the iPhone XS Max.
We have seen how the iPad has grown over the years, and not only at the software and hardware level but also at the level of size. So up-to-the huge 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apple is currently working on numerous projects in addition to its iconic iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple Watch and Mac products. In fact, the company will market augmented reality glasses and an Apple Car. They are projects too ambitious to get involved in the creation of a gigantic iPad. But, in a few years, who knows…
iPad TV: What would an iPad as big as a TV do?
I have to admit it. After buying the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year and being fiddling with it for months and months … it falls short. Not at the level of functionality, please, do not get me wrong, it’s a very powerful machine. We talk in terms of size. And there are times when I’m looking at a recipe in the kitchen or watching a series while doing other things standing up, and when I see it, the same thought always comes up … “but how tiny it is!”
But let’s be clear. Nobody needs a 50-inch iPad Pro to play Fortnite or to watch Netflix series. That’s what the television is for. We are talking about a gigantic iPad especially focused on other types of consumers, mainly business.
Imagine a huge iPad in a zoo room where tourists can see a map of the site, or an office with an iPad the size of a television so that employees can make the presentations of their projects moving items from here to there in their touch screen. We talk about the future. Bear in mind that TVs have also evolved to “smart TVs”. What will be the next step? That’s right, you guessed it: touch screens.
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The evolution of the mobile phone
Let’s think about it for a moment. Since the birth of mobile phones, and with their successor’s smartphones, the evolution of this type of devices has always tended to be the same: terminals with increasingly larger screens.
Although it is true that there was a time, more than a decade ago, that the manufacturers of the mobile phone industry began to launch increasingly smaller phones, a trend that was fashionable among consumers at that time and that Nowadays it does not make any sense anymore.
Since then, smartphones have become phablets and tablets, and tablets have in turn been transformed into tablet-PCs (although without much success, we must recognize). What the hell, even the Apple Watch Series 4 screen is bigger than ever. And is that users need more space on the screen to interact with all the new features, features, and features offered by an increasingly advanced hardware and software: more complex applications, better resolution, the ability to work from an iPad and a long etcetera.
In fact, since the launch of the iPad itself, the trend has always been the same, a tablet with an increasingly larger screen. Until now, with the iPad Pro 12.9 inches.
But to create an iPad of such size, Apple will need to make an astronomical investment in both screens and other hardware, materials, technical engineers, design engineers, and … of course, software innovations. But Apple will not settle for an operating system like iOS. It will have to be a kind of hybrid between iOS and macOS and from Apple have always refused to do so.
In addition, this colossal iPad would also need its own remote control, like the Apple TV. We could not settle for having to approach to press on the touch screen every time we wanted to perform an interaction. And it must be a command with very advanced functions. And what about Siri? I should be a great protagonist. But, well, we’ll talk about your evolution another day