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How to use iPad as a Mac replacement and why you’d want to

There’s no question that it is possible to get work done on iPad, but there are tradeoffs. Here’s what you need to know about replacing your Mac with iPad.

13-inch iPad Pro in a Magic Keyboard next to 14-inch MacBook Pro on a desk
iPad Pro can replace the MacBook Pro for some users

Apple set off quite the debate when it asked users a simple conceptual question, “What’s a computer?” The answer seemed obvious, but the tech-devout couldn’t agree.

People try to define computers based on their personal needs, so if the iPad won’t work for them, they believe it won’t work for anyone. That’s obviously not true, but the iPad can’t support every workflow — not yet. And, the iPad is better at some things than the Mac.

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