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Quick Take: Apple's iPad Pro Is Not A Laptop Killer

While iOS-Centric Companies Will Embrace The iPad Pro, The App Gap Means It Can't Replace PCs For Most Workers

September 10, 2015


Why Read This Brief

On September 9, 2015, Apple announced the upcoming release of iPad Pro, a large form-factor version of its iPad line. When dressed with its optional external keyboard and stylus, the device resembles Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, but with an iOS operating system, a larger screen, and Apple's trademark styling. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros can expect a bevy of questions from workers eager to try out the device. This report offers an initial answer to the bigger questions: Can — or should — the iPad Pro replace your company's laptops as an employee's primary device? Who should try it out?

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