The arrival of Visual Organizer in iPadOS 16 and its window-based GUI makes one thing clear: WWDC 2022 was the event that will relaunch the iPad in the form of laptops. And more so if we see the prices of the new MacBook Air, inflated due to the variation of the dollar and the tumultuous days in which we live.
If you still can’t see it possible, nothing better than some setups of work in which the Mac is conspicuous by its absence. Find out how iPads can become the primary desktop computer.
See how simple it can be: a stand, an iPad Pro dock, a Magic Keyboard, a mouse, and you already have a workspace with everything you need. There’s no external monitor here, but with a 12.9-inch screen and depending on the job you’re doing, it’s not strictly necessary. We even have a wireless charger on the left for the iPhone or our AirPods.
Apple iPad Pro 2021 (12.9-inch, with Wi-Fi, 128GB) – Space Gray (5th generation)
Apple Magic Keyboard (latest model) – Spanish – Silver
Logitech Pebble Wireless Mouse, Bluetooth or 2.4GHz with Unifying Receiver, Mouse with Quiet Click for Laptop/Notebook/PC/Mac/iPad OS/Chromebook – Black
This other example uses an ultrawide screen and the Shiftscreen tool, which will have to be refocused after the arrival of Stage Manager in iPadOS 16 if it wants to continue to have a purpose. If our iPad is not one of the biggest, the idea of place it just below the screen and not to the side
In this case we have a Logitech K380 multi-device keyboard, very practical if you use it with other computers so you don’t need to continuously untie and bind it.
Logitech K380 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard for Windows/Apple iOS/Android/Chrome, Bluetooth, Compact Design, PC/Mac/Laptop/Smartphone/Tablet/Apple TV, Spanish QWERTY Layout – Black
Finally, it is worth mentioning the desk that youtuber Christopher Lawley showed a few months ago: an entire work table in which there is no trace of a Mac. It uses a 32-inch 4K resolution BenQ display, a Code mechanical keyboard, and a MagicTrackpad. . Everything connects via an OWC hub and its USB-C port to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Apple Magic Trackpad – Surface Multi‑Touch Black
In the video, we still see how iPadOS 15 shows off its screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a fairly large interface size, things that will go away with iPadOS 16. By choosing apps wisely, this setup doesn’t won’t need a Mac anymore. Do you see yourself capable of doing the same? Maybe crossing that border isn’t too far for you either..