While Brooks and others are arguing that iPad will eventually
replace the Mac, Gruber is arguing there will always be a need for
macOS — specifically a desktop operating system. Despite what
my aforementioned dalliance with iPad might suggest, I’m firmly in
Here’s the thought experiment, which I used to inform my opinion:
If you could take only one device with you, which one would you
take? Ben Brooks or Federico Viticci would almost certainly
choose an iPad.
However, I’d take a Mac. Exactly the 11-inch MacBook Air, which
I’m using to write this article.
If I could only use one device, it’d be a 13-inch MacBook Pro. I bet a lot of people would pick an iPhone, though.