Very telling article from Fraser Speirs “On Switching from an iPad Pro and a Macbook to a Pixelbook“:
One other thing that hurts to say but I believe is true is this: ChromeOS is getting better faster than iOS on iPad. Apple seems now to be on a two-year cadence for meaningful iPad-related software updates and, honestly, that’s just not fast enough. ChromeOS is moving very quickly. Probably, iOS is ahead for now but I hate waiting on an “iPad year” WWDC and then hoping that something will happen for the OS features I happen to care about. There are some parts of iOS that have lain fallow for years now – Mail, Calendar, Safari – that need some serious investment. Third party apps might fill some of the gaps but iOS doesn’t let them be full replacements for the system apps. Honestly, I’m bored waiting for progress on some of these platform basics that have been on iPad users’ wish lists for literally half a decade or more now.– Fraser Speirs
I find it sad to see a company like Apple seemingly falling behind with the iPad. Having to wait every year to see meaningful leaps on iOS for iPad is exhausting. Supposedly, next year WWDC should bring a major step for iPad users.