NOW is the iPad Pro a Computer??

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Comments • 4 991

  • barcitaa
    barcitaa 14 hours ago

    I love my iPad Pro

  • fjfjrfjfjr
    fjfjrfjfjr 14 hours ago

    Well done!! Thanks!!

  • Gaming Steve
    Gaming Steve 15 hours ago


  • Eric
    Eric 18 hours ago

    The iPad is a tablet and the Mac is the computer. The iPad has no desire to unify. This is not a Surface, nor does it want to be. I love the iPad as it is. The pro will have more features, but it will never be a Mac. They might as well remove the mouse support. That attempt is just sad.

  • Mohamed Medhat
    Mohamed Medhat 19 hours ago

    Most of these things my note 9 could already do and it comes with a pen

  • Jake Warsaw
    Jake Warsaw 21 hour ago

    If you can afford two devices, an iPad Pro is a really great assistant or mobile workspace for folks on the go. But if you can only afford an iPad or a laptop, get the laptop. Even if tablets are the future, it will be years before an iPad is more useful or efficient than a laptop.

  • Todd Omicioli
    Todd Omicioli 23 hours ago

    no it isnt, and iphones are no replacement for a dedicated dslr

  • Kim Guo
    Kim Guo Day ago

    MAKE THE APPLE PENCIL HAVE A MOUSE FUNCTION (when u move the pencil in the air there is a cursor on the screen, the smooth part of the apple pencil can scroll when you stroke the side)

  • jeet vashisht
    jeet vashisht Day ago

    I just came back to watch the start of the video

  • Tyler Hanson
    Tyler Hanson Day ago

    Linus hates Apple. we get it.

  • Thang Pham
    Thang Pham Day ago

    Just get a damn laptop and call it a day.

  • Omega Beta
    Omega Beta Day ago

    lol origin pc is the sponsor but they have the worst pre-built pc as per your investigation. they're funny.

    EVOLICIOUS Day ago +1

    "Better late than never, now THAT is innovation"
    -Tim Cook 2019

    EVOLICIOUS Day ago

    Apple products are basically just the jitterbug for people smart enough to be able to flick a light switch, but still too stupid to figure out how to change the lightbulb.

  • frugalfilmmakers
    frugalfilmmakers Day ago +1

    I agree the iPad Pro is not a laptop. But then for a lot of things, it is better. Sometimes, we have to rethink the way we are interfacing with technology.
    Just like Final Cut Pro X is not a video editor, it is a film editor. Premiere is a video editor. Once I realized this, I fell in love with FCPX.

  • Justin Hoskins
    Justin Hoskins Day ago

    Im sorry, but for what I use a computer for I just dont see the functional benefit of having a to me a touchscreen MacBook makes NO SENSE to me.

      EVOLICIOUS Day ago

      Imagine sitting on a chair, with no desk. You gonna use the mouse on your knee?

      Or, ya know, just buy a real computer/laptop

  • ubarhd1
    ubarhd1 2 days ago

    Very informative video thanks

  • John Gonsalves
    John Gonsalves 2 days ago

    Soooooo, What you're REALLY saying is.... This IOS version "should be hauled away ASSSSS a garbage scow?"??
    ... consult other UberGeekenz, should you miss the re... ;)
    AND, Thank You for Keeping Apple (specifically new iPad Pro's) WITHIN your Scope! This IS helpful for many. ~J

  • Every Day Corey
    Every Day Corey 2 days ago

    Linus...I need your Teva sandals have died on me. What brand do you recommend as a fellow sandal-wearing tech nerd? Help me, are my only hope...

  • QuantumElectricians
    QuantumElectricians 2 days ago

    They want people to think it's a laptop so they will buy it instead of Surface -- but they don't want to ACTUALLY make it a laptop replacement because they want to keep selling Macbooks. It's ridiculous and very transparent. Just make it as good as a really good netbook and keep the hardcore power stuff for Macbook. This weird, ambiguous middle space is annoying and turning people off.

  • Will _
    Will _ 3 days ago

    Everyone that uses Apple: So, is it good for students and/or people that don’t need super heavy processing for $2200+, like the MacBook Pro?
    Linus: Uhhhhhh
    Everyone: So, yes? Seems like it?
    Linus: *stares in apple confusion*
    Everyone: no?
    Linus: T’nsey

  • thedataflo
    thedataflo 3 days ago

    apple sux !!!

  • Maxismaximal
    Maxismaximal 3 days ago +1

    Ipad 6? Still have Lightning

  • Evan Yoohoo
    Evan Yoohoo 3 days ago +2

    Wait, is that USB C? :o

  • Evan Yoohoo
    Evan Yoohoo 3 days ago

    I had mouse support on the first iPhone though :/

  • Juraj markuš
    Juraj markuš 3 days ago

    can you do same stuf with ipad mini 5

  • Pete the Norwegian
    Pete the Norwegian 3 days ago

    A+ for the homemade ad skits :D

  • Bob Sarmiento
    Bob Sarmiento 3 days ago +2

    if the ipod pro is not a computer then the computers of the 90's are giant calculators... 😂

    • KuttyJoe
      KuttyJoe Day ago

      I think you mean 80s computers. 90s computers were very serious and powerful. I was running full blown Photoshop, Illustrator, Coreldraw etc on computers in the 90s. The criticism against iPads is not about computing power, it's about what the thing is designed to do. You can't run those programs on an iPad Pro so a PC from the 90s running a 90s version of Photoshop is still more capable than anything running on an iPad.

  • Jake Viskic
    Jake Viskic 3 days ago

    Buy a laptop then... it’s an iPad and it always will be..

  • Oxron206
    Oxron206 3 days ago

    with iOS 13 I was actually considering an iPad for the first time

  • TheNegronomicon
    TheNegronomicon 3 days ago +4

    Apple: We want to give people devices that do specific things and nothing like the other devices we have.
    Also Apple: We want people to pay a premium for each of our devices that only only do a limited range of things.

  • Abe Dillon
    Abe Dillon 3 days ago +8

    Calling an iPad a "computer" is only misleading if you think the word "computer" is a lot more specific than it actually is.

    • Chris
      Chris Day ago

      Some dude involved with Tetris licensing when Tetris was a big deal years ago thought that an NES counted as a computer.

    • KuttyJoe
      KuttyJoe Day ago

      @Keith Santamaria Smart is also subjective. The root of computer is compute, yes? Many things can fall into that category. Things that existed before electricity and certainly long before we started referring to devices as "smart" If you really want to get technical about computer. Smart is little more than a marketing term actually. Not unlike Retina displays, or Bionic chip.

    • Keith Santamaria
      Keith Santamaria Day ago

      @KuttyJoe maybe you have but really anything "smart" is a computer. Even your fridge
      I personally just use the word desktop and laptop to specify what exactly I'm saying

    • KuttyJoe
      KuttyJoe 2 days ago +1

      It's just a word. It's what people understand it to mean that matters. We have established a meaning for the word "computer" and differentiated it from mobile devices.

  • Abe Dillon
    Abe Dillon 3 days ago

    I've always thought Apple's vision was pretty clear: don't make a tablet that's trying to be a laptop, make a tablet that's trying to be a tablet.

  • cjcfm1000
    cjcfm1000 3 days ago

    Apple is trying to change user habits. Plus as you mentioned, they don't want to unite their markets. Ipad users are not necessarily notebook users or vice versa. They want those market share numbers to stay high and not cannibalize themselves.

  • Bender the Offender
    Bender the Offender 3 days ago

    Been doing all of this on a jailbroken ipad 2 for years now as well as using playstation controller for ps2 emulator.

  • xD Vidz
    xD Vidz 3 days ago

    12:17 is that a... a DICK?!

  • Meliodas Muffinz
    Meliodas Muffinz 4 days ago +7

    Fortnite kids he like : OMG I CAN ADD A KEYBOARD TO AN IPAD

      EVOLICIOUS Day ago

      @Will _ ew, peasantry.

    • ENTICE
      ENTICE 2 days ago +1

      @Will _ unless you're sway, controllers suck

    • Will _
      Will _ 3 days ago +2


  • Ilia Ananich
    Ilia Ananich 4 days ago

    what if Apple keeps differences between IPad and MacBrook just to force customers to buy both of them?

    • Abe Dillon
      Abe Dillon 3 days ago

      How are they *forcing* the consumer to do anything?

  • 林志懋
    林志懋 4 days ago

    Watching this video on surface go. I would like to buy a product that's Ipad pro+ surface go merge. Smooth and friendly tablet mode with all the apps and full function of a regular computer.

  • Pano 360
    Pano 360 4 days ago

    That’s a shame. They need to entrance the mouse. I’ll get one if they do. I wrong if they don’t.

  • Hazmat Guy
    Hazmat Guy 4 days ago +1

    Why not just dual boot MacOS and iPadOS? Seems like the simplest solution.

  • dombrox
    dombrox 4 days ago

    Android makes the same thing XD

  • dombrox
    dombrox 4 days ago

    I hate when there is pencil latency when you use ipaint or what they are calling that. It is a deal breaker for that thing

  • J J
    J J 4 days ago

    Oh come on. GET ur self out of apple products.

  • Harrysound
    Harrysound 4 days ago +4

    You basically have to be Harry Potter and cast spells for multitasking

  • Ľuboš Kupec
    Ľuboš Kupec 4 days ago

    can anyone test if you can connect to nas server with new file manager?

  • Joou Nen
    Joou Nen 4 days ago

    No ...
    I don't like change 😔

  • Shawn Burton
    Shawn Burton 4 days ago

    Using Win X launcher, I was able to get the interface on my Xiaomi phone to look like Windows Vista. I wonder if you can do the same on the iPad.

  • hotmandead1
    hotmandead1 5 days ago

    Another reason not to buy this device

  • Bartlomiej Zych
    Bartlomiej Zych 5 days ago

    The conclusion was in my opinion very accurate and objective. Thanks for that.

  • Roman Klisiewicz
    Roman Klisiewicz 5 days ago

    Linus as u may know android dev has that feature from years.. yhrm samsung, huawei etc ^^ but wait. Its apple so it must be amazing :p

  • Jopete Romero
    Jopete Romero 5 days ago

    What is that LG laptop at 09:38? thanks

  • Marc-André Désilets
    Marc-André Désilets 5 days ago +1

    iPad or a microsoft surface ?

    • Abe Dillon
      Abe Dillon 3 days ago

      Do you want a tablet that's trying to be a laptop or a tablet that's trying to be a tablet?

  • Reymon Reyes
    Reymon Reyes 5 days ago

    Yes, it's a neutered computer.

  • Rick Bigelow
    Rick Bigelow 5 days ago

    I got an Idea. How about go out and get a windows laptop? Problem solved.

  • Nate DS
    Nate DS 5 days ago

    Hey so does ipadOS work on a non cellular iPad?

  • Brandon Bisnette
    Brandon Bisnette 5 days ago


  • Weirdo4Life
    Weirdo4Life 5 days ago +2

    Apple: it's a computer
    Linus: Well yes but actually no

  • Malcolm Vladisclav
    Malcolm Vladisclav 6 days ago +2

    I'll tell you what Apple's true vision for the future of computing. It's called the..


  • Noble Price
    Noble Price 6 days ago

    Hey Riley go get more Aliens!!!! So where's my cheese!!

  • Noble Price
    Noble Price 6 days ago

    They will never make an iPad like a computer...THEY DONT GIVAFUK about u or me...they just want dead F U APPLE!! So Can I now win an apple iPhone??

  • Noble Price
    Noble Price 6 days ago

    Will this work with my FIRST GENERATION iPad pro???

  • Noble Price
    Noble Price 6 days ago

    Why do you say....A-gain and not again....? Strange.....?? So do I now win an iPad???

  • chnapo1
    chnapo1 6 days ago +3

    Is ORIGIN your sponsor? That origin which got totally obliterated by Agent Janice and Linum, t.i.?

  • PhFFM
    PhFFM 6 days ago

    1. Fuck the iPad
    2. Bring back the Macbook Air 11" and add touch.
    ... well wait, Macbooks nowadays are shit anyways. Just buy a Lenovo or an Asus Zenbook

  • Lazsalzari Romnzevroskki

    iPad is as isolated from your PC as it is from your Mac. Honestly, there's a point where you just get tired.

  • Kevin Wheatley
    Kevin Wheatley 7 days ago +1

    I swapped my MacBook 12” for an iPad Pro 11 256 cellular and it’s so much better for me.

    • Kevin Wheatley
      Kevin Wheatley 4 days ago

      tjrieves no the 11 is better for portability

    • tjrieves
      tjrieves 4 days ago

      Do you find yourself wishing you got the 12.9 so you had more screen real estate? I’m currently debating between the two.

  • hr1100
    hr1100 7 days ago

    This is so fucking retarded. Fucking make a normal OS. MS does it great apparently with their Windows tablet.

  • Never Ever
    Never Ever 7 days ago

    Great review Linus exactly what iPad is it's not a computer unlike any computer 🤔

  • Samuël Visser
    Samuël Visser 7 days ago

    Wow. This is amazing. I really didn't see 10:27 (maybe we where thinking about it wrong) comming. This is so honest I almost can't believe it haha. Yeah, exactly, let's stop making the laptop comparison. It's not a laptop and never will me. It is a computer though