Opinion: What will happen to the iPad?

In 2010 the world was still a different one: The smartphone revolution had just begun and the devices of that time had tiny 3.5 “displays by today’s standards. Laptops were more unwieldy than they are today and especially in comparison with the MacBook Air and The MacBook Pro with the Apple M1 chip did not last very long. Apple saw room in its portfolio for another device category: the iPad. Basically, the iPad was an iPhone with a larger screen – the software was (at least 2010) almost At the time, Steve Jobs often spoke of the post-PC era – tablets should replace classic laptops and desktops.