Does the iPad make sense as a computer now?

  • Published on Jun 6, 2019
  • At WWDC 2019, Apple introduced iPadOS, which has all-new ways to interact with this tablet computer. There are new window options, gestures, and a whole new interaction language. In this episode of Processor, Dieter Bohn nerds out on the idea that UI has a grammar and the iPad’s interface might not be as intuitive as it used to be.
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  • Adam Macias
    Adam Macias Day ago

    I think people are making this harder than it should because they weren't self aware enough to know the functionality of the product they're buying. An iPad was never meant to be a laptop or a desktop.

  • BRTGZ Noob
    BRTGZ Noob 5 days ago

    I hope ipados provide terminal with full feature like mac os terminal or at least for the iPad Pro an IDE is provided for javascript programming or something like that

  • Yzmind7
    Yzmind7 8 days ago

    Great explanations
    on grammer and code .

  • Artemis Wynk
    Artemis Wynk 14 days ago

    you should let this guy use his grammar degree more

  • Isaac mondragon
    Isaac mondragon 18 days ago

    Very deep topic!

  • Conor Early
    Conor Early 25 days ago

    What Apple Watch band is Dieter wearing??

  • Oluwasayo Babalola
    Oluwasayo Babalola 26 days ago +1

    And the grammar analogy!!! My man ✅ ✅ ✅

  • Oluwasayo Babalola
    Oluwasayo Babalola 26 days ago

    Love the way you spliced the earlier complaints and the keynote together 😂😂 👌

  • KAY DE
    KAY DE 27 days ago

    Just get to the tablet already T.T

  • Jim Barron
    Jim Barron 27 days ago

    Will It be able to read my video files transferred by my Sony A600 Camera?

  • JND HD
    JND HD 28 days ago

    Dieter 👍🙌

  • Ahmad Husaini
    Ahmad Husaini 28 days ago

    This guy should be given the highest paid in the company.

  • AndroidApps
    AndroidApps 28 days ago

    genius way to explain gestures!

  • Jayme Nelson
    Jayme Nelson 28 days ago

    I love this type of video! All of Dieter's content is great, and it is really cool to see his English expertise relate to tech. Keep this stuff coming!

  • Bru - uh
    Bru - uh 28 days ago

    Ugh no

  • Kamil Studios
    Kamil Studios 29 days ago

    Awesome video from Dieter Bohn as always!

  • Randen Montalvo
    Randen Montalvo 29 days ago

    I have a nearly 3k MBP and i prefer to use my new iPad Pro for just about everything. The power is just incredible the multiple form factors allow a better fit in my hectic lifestyle. From running a business to editing , drawing and many aspects of productivity; where at a point where the iPad Pro is simply limited by software not anything else. With IOS13 besides coding my MBP was an investment that didnt really pay off. I cannot say that about my iPad Pro which is just a better companion for a busy lifestyle. LTE is also a huge factor along with its power.

  • Murat Da
    Murat Da 29 days ago

    we want 1440p

  • Stefan Wolfrum
    Stefan Wolfrum 29 days ago

    All nice, Dieter. But where‘s the answer to the question in the title of the video? Does the iPad Pro with iPadOS make sense as a computer now?

  • Jonathan Patterson
    Jonathan Patterson Month ago

    Learning how to use all these different gestures is tiresome ... is this what it feels like to get older??

  • Dawson Price
    Dawson Price Month ago

    You made some really good points in this video. I loved it. I don't know if I agree with everything you said, but I understood all of it. I really learned a lot; especially in the grammar part.

  • William Taylor
    William Taylor Month ago

    More the fool you for thinking the iPad can replace a computer.

  • ChuckNorrisSuperhero

    I am using customizable gestures on the MacBook for years with BetterTouchTool ;)
    If you select intuitive gestures, you get used to it unbelievabely fast and improve your work productivity easiely.
    Looking forward to even more gestures!

  • Ahmad Komirea
    Ahmad Komirea Month ago +4

    I am a linguist, but I'm also training to become an app developer. I thought the language part in the video was very interesting. Can you make a specific video to elaborate on this part?

  • Grant Briggs
    Grant Briggs Month ago

    Agreed... I'm already starting to be overwhelmed with gestures and accidentally doing something.... It's extremely heightened when trying to teach my parents how to use an iPad... Wasn't too bad with an early generation iOS device... Now.... Omg... So difficult!!

  • Zachy Cruz
    Zachy Cruz Month ago

    I was about to roast his nerdy language thing but then I saw the other comments

  • Felipe Guaragna Schorn

    Maybe is intentional, because Apple is writing its own history now since they don’t considerate the tendency of skeuomorphism design anymore and, actually, nowadays they can write, and design, their own visual language. I’m not sure if I should be happy or terrified of thinking about this...

  • hanque1
    hanque1 Month ago

    Love your reviews/analysis. Definitely more of a learning curve. You are spot on. Reminds me of first learning how to use a Palm Pilot.

  • Stephen Scott
    Stephen Scott Month ago

    2,3,4 fingers. Many uses. 😏✌️

  • Zincore Music
    Zincore Music Month ago

    That thumbnail triggers my OCD.

  • Yuju's the Giraffe not Sowon XD

    Nice Oneee that was a very nice argument

  • Azwan Azman
    Azwan Azman Month ago

    New features, new learning curves. iPad used to be simple but if you want more features, you have to learn the ways to adapt to it. iPad running iPadOS will someday be everyone's everyday computer.

  • Showtime Brooks
    Showtime Brooks Month ago

    This is an awesome review. iPad really is more powerful than people give it credit!

  • Andrew Cool
    Andrew Cool Month ago +1

    It always was a computers just like iPhone/iPod touch were the heck have you been?

  • Maggie M
    Maggie M Month ago +2

    I think that Apple should make actual, LIVE HOW-TO workshops for iPad OS

    • Rubén F. Marín
      Rubén F. Marín Month ago

      Maggie, they probably will put in their USclip channel.

  • Sreenadh Premachandran

    Kindly compare iPad pro with Surface. The options in this segment is very low.
    Also a separate video on grammar would be interesting. Too lazy to do a degree in English to improve my grammar.

  • montmn
    montmn Month ago +1

    No, it doesn't. it is a toy. it is not for legitimate business.

  • Karmanyaah Malhotra

    I still think that a pointing device i.e. mouse/trackpad is a must for getting real work done.

  • B Nav
    B Nav Month ago

    Just add trackpad support to the ipad. Easy fix

  • Edwien Gusmantara
    Edwien Gusmantara Month ago

    Starting look like windows 10

  • Jorge Soto
    Jorge Soto Month ago

    Love how the verge takes credits for the new iPad OS features when every USclip video reviewing iPad asked for the same

  • BrutusPalmeira
    BrutusPalmeira Month ago

    Nothing to do with the title after a min or two.

  • ruzzell907
    ruzzell907 Month ago +1

    Thanks Apple for making me discover the song Magic by Mr Jukes in the iOS 13 lives in the dark video.

  • Film Studies Fundamentals

    Would happily indulge Dieter and watch a video on semiotics in User Interfaces/Experiences: I see that book on Barthes there!
    This is a great video though; mot only does the grammar metaphor make a lot of sense, it really helps to explain why many can’t use the iPad as a computer given the language already learned on the desktop. If we’re chatting grammar though, more references to David Crystal are needed!

  • An Exception to Nature

    Damn really enjoyed that language explination would honostly enjoy more of that.

  • Tomasz Starzyk
    Tomasz Starzyk Month ago

    “Does the iPad makes sense as a computer now”...“We don’t know, need to test it more”
    Omg, so why post a video then?

  • Wyatt Coe
    Wyatt Coe Month ago

    I think the trouble is that no matter how you approach it, the more pro features you add to the iPad, the more complicated its interface becomes. These are features we’ve been screaming for Apple to implement for years, so I am happy to see them finally arrive. I think this is an example of Apple going out on a limb to serve their power users. As long as these new features don’t interfere with simpler interactions, I see it as a plus. I’m sure Apple will refine them overtime, once they’ve been in users hands longer.

  • King Tony
    King Tony Month ago +2

    I used the three finger plop 3:12 on my wife last night, (she loved it) thanks man 😎👍

  • BigBoss9696
    BigBoss9696 Month ago

    I’ve always wanted an iPad for years now but I’ve been waiting patiently for iPads to be able to replace a standard lap top. We are getting closer to seeing this happen and I’m getting closer to buying one. I say another 2-3 years that day may finally come and I’ll finally have one.

  • Roy Coto
    Roy Coto Month ago

    Android tablets can be use like a laptop since so long ago, why Apple that control the tablet market take so f long 😡

  • Jesse Mitchell
    Jesse Mitchell Month ago

    Funny how I’ve used an iPad as a solo device for a while now and I don’t feel limited. Also funny how the Same people that complain about the iPad pros price will go out and spend 1k on a flagship android phone that has a functionally smaller App Store.

    • Jesse Mitchell
      Jesse Mitchell Month ago

      if You just look at the numbers sure. But if you take out all the fluff and malware apps, the number is much lower. If you consider how many useful and thought out apps are on both, apple comes out miles ahead. Even a quick look at the music apps confirms this. Ableton lists all apps compatible with its “link” function across all operating systems. iOS has 155, where android has 13. The same is true in basically every other app category.

    • swag yolo
      swag yolo Month ago

      Android had a much larger app store

  • Tanmay paturu
    Tanmay paturu Month ago

    6:08 at last... You can swipe to type😌😌
    What a tube light apple😬

  • MD Arefin Saad
    MD Arefin Saad Month ago

    Completely agree with grammar portion you said (y)

  • Louis Yungling Piano Studio

    Great video! I’ve been “iPad only” for over two years now! I build/maintain websites, am a hobby artist, edit video, make/record music, and of course, general user! the iPad 2018 made everything easier, and I’m looking forward to iPad OS to see how it impacts my work/workflow. I’m not a fan of the gestures Apple has chosen. Some powerhouse apps like Procreate have adopted a set of gestures that are common in other drawing apps such as 2 finger tap for undo, 3 finger tap for redo. Not to mention, those apps often have a settings feature allowing me to choose/set how the gestures work. I’m hoping Apple will do the same at some point so we can have standard gestures across the whole iPad experience. I suppose it will more likely be up to 3rd party apps to adapt to Apple’s choices...but we’ll see. I love that you related gestures to grammar, and I agree that the choices are not necessarily intuitive. Thanks again for the video!

  • meliohe
    meliohe Month ago

    I only watch this channel for your mini series. So informative and Dieter is just a great guy.

  • Collin Z
    Collin Z Month ago

    I wonder if there is a accessibility option for people who only have 2 fingers..

  • Coopsy 74
    Coopsy 74 Month ago

    Unfortunately you’ll never please a you tuber, you could place perfection in their hands and they’d still say it is as the wrong colour. Look back at technology 10yrs ago to now.

  • DoppelG2008
    DoppelG2008 Month ago

    Dieter Bohn is the best

  • frodev
    frodev Month ago +14

    “Desktop-class” browsing has been available for ages, but hidden...

  • Rizky Kazuto
    Rizky Kazuto Month ago

    New features

  • Riyaz Shaikh
    Riyaz Shaikh Month ago

    Yep it’s capable

  • John Bergholm
    John Bergholm Month ago +5

    I've never heard anyone address this interesting and important issue before so good job.

  • SinkOrSwim
    SinkOrSwim Month ago

    Did Apple talked about the Maps app on the recent WWDC? Why can’t Apple make the Maps operate even without a data connection? Only for the iPhones and iPads that has gps.

  • Bork
    Bork Month ago

    jesus are people still milking these 'are ipads good for being a replacement computer' videos....

  • Tim Ballard
    Tim Ballard Month ago

    Great stuff

  • Zackary Brame
    Zackary Brame Month ago +2

    6:52...bendgate?? lol I know it's the camera making it appear that way, but they have been bending.

  • Adilettenuwe
    Adilettenuwe Month ago

    Great Video!
    I think the Recap of the critics in the iPad review from last year shows how great the iPad OS improvements are and how big the step into the direction of a computer replacement really is.
    Overall, apple probably fulfilled us more wishes that we could have had expected, what do you think?

  • The Devi7nt
    The Devi7nt Month ago

    Okay we’re getting there!- so what about time machine? You can’t rely on storing stuff in the long run on an iPad. And, I need to make safe copies of all my family vids and pictures 👌 then I actually would skip the MacBook

  • Patrick Luy
    Patrick Luy Month ago

    Not a real computer until I can write software on it.

  • fabian No one
    fabian No one Month ago

    ay man make your own channel and ill watch your vids, all of it haha

  • Howard Skeivys
    Howard Skeivys Month ago

    How many mor videos are going to be uploaded discussing the iPad’s worthiness as a lap top? Laptop is a broad and sweeping term and covers a multitude of sins.
    The iPad Pro is just one of dozens of computing devices out there in an ever evolving market. You pay your money, you make your choice according to your computing needs. Don’t criticise a product just because it doesn’t suit you.

  • Johnny C
    Johnny C Month ago +2

    Your observation about the ‘grammar’ of iPad gesture was ingenious. Something I had felt, but could not put into words. Great review

  • 赵是
    赵是 Month ago +1

    No, the interface is easy.

  • MaG
    MaG Month ago

    I have actually read a bunch of those books, and think you are absolutely right. Awesome!

  • Grey Lawson
    Grey Lawson Month ago

    “It might be jiggly mode it might be something else” 😂😂

  • Mr Heru
    Mr Heru Month ago +1

    I bet dat thumbdrive only apple produced thumbdrive not regular thumbdrive 😏 (sarcasm)

  • Austin Park
    Austin Park Month ago

    I think it’s reasonable to compare the new gestures with those of Apple’s trackpad. Personally, although there are many, I almost can’t live without all those trackpad gestures. They make life so much easier. I hope the same rings true with iPadOS.

  • Cryptic
    Cryptic Month ago +25

    When you read the grammar comments before watching up to that part in the video yet...

    And I oOp-

  • Ilustrado
    Ilustrado Month ago

    Actually, it's not watching a lot of tutorials that will help you get proficient with this UI Language; but rather using it in complex situations as much as possible.

  • Ilustrado
    Ilustrado Month ago +71

    The language bit at 4:00 is actually very informative. Thank you!

  • Aguilera Productions

    Great video to explain iPad thank you and God bless

  • Kaige
    Kaige Month ago

    I disagree that laptops have a “smooth ramp up” from beginner to pro. My sister, who has been using a computer as long as I have (30 years) still doesn’t know any keyboard shortcuts. The truth of the matter is, to become any type of pro user, iPad or laptop, you will have to go out of your way and want to learn to be more efficient on your device. The Smooth ramp up might have felt natural to you, but look at what you do for a living... you love and review tech... not so much for everyone else.

  • mohan akhil
    mohan akhil Month ago

    can third party softwares be installed on ipad with lates os

  • Jnc1
    Jnc1 Month ago

    Dark mode come on when has that even been a problem on any other product other than apple?

  • adam young X
    adam young X Month ago

    Suddenly Apple wants to hire this guy

  • Sarmed Ozil
    Sarmed Ozil Month ago

    5 Fingers? The iPad high fives you. Lol

  • keplers_dog
    keplers_dog Month ago +4

    Exceptional video. Summing up the concept of input grammar in 1 min is actually impressive. Good job!

  • Shiv kap
    Shiv kap Month ago

    I think I'm going to be fine with all those finger swipes

  • BismoB
    BismoB Month ago

    damn, you're good!

  • Oliver Kurzaj
    Oliver Kurzaj Month ago

    though i liked the content of the video i think it doesnt realy answer the question brought up in the title because u covered up just a specific part. otherwise a good video :)

  • Dewabarasunderan
    Dewabarasunderan Month ago

    So its still a constant workaround

  • Pro Logic
    Pro Logic Month ago +2

    Apple: Now you can plug in a pendrive.
    Crowd: Cheering and Applauding.

  • Dev Sri Akash Pattayil

    It's satisfying how he used exactly 20 seconds for explaining each end of the spectrum.

  • Mark Stephen Bombay

    One of my favourite tech guys in USclip. Great thoughts and discourse as always

  • Mark Crane
    Mark Crane Month ago

    Yeah English majors!

  • Denis Protopopov
    Denis Protopopov Month ago

    That's great, thank you

  • Julkarnyne M. Habibur Rahman

    Should add three fingers pinch for taking screenshot...already available in android

  • Jeremiah Hughes
    Jeremiah Hughes Month ago

    iPad has been my main computer for 5 plus years. So, this just makes it even better.

  • FomegaDJ
    FomegaDJ Month ago

    i really likes the part about grammar. i feel the same about ipads, i find them very confusing to use

  • the lighthouse
    the lighthouse Month ago