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Apple needs to show us the other half of the iPad Pro

A photo of someone using an iPad Pro M4 with its Magic Keyboard. It looks a lot like a laptop! The iPad and keyboard are on a wooden table with a white brick background.
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

At last month’s iPad Pro M4 launch, Tim Cook said it was “the biggest day for iPad since its introduction.” That was pretty clearly not the case: it was a day of really nice incremental hardware updates to a tablet that already had more power than most people know what to do with.

But Cook’s proclamation could still be true, at least in retrospect. Apple just needs to stick the landing and use WWDC to show us a powerful operating system that’s worthy of the new iPad Pro’s powerful hardware.

The pain of glass

Let me get it out of the way up front: the base iPad, running today’s iPadOS, is fantastic for the things most people use an iPad for. Nobody should spend more than $500 on a tablet that they’re mostly going to use for reading,…

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