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What I would like to see from Apple

All these years I have been trying to justify owning an iPad.

Sure, they are cool, but I could do most of thingsĀ  on my iPhone.

I thought I could use an iPad when iPhoto came out as my mobile processing station, but, alas, iPhoto for iPad just did not have enough functionality to replace my laptop with Aperture. And iOS 7 still does not have color management built in, so editing photos on unmanaged device is like playing catch in the dark – you might get lucky once in a while, but there will be no consistency.

So this is what I would like to see: a color managed iOS device that would be supported by X-Rite colorimetersĀ  (via USB), mobile Aperture, SD card slot for accessing raw files to be edited.

If iPad can not do it, I would wish for – a 11-12″ retina Macbook Air. But seriously, I need a productivity tool, not a gaming platform. For games I still prefer dedicated game pads and high quality games of Nintendo 3DS.

So there, I am still waiting for that killer photo app for iPad. C’mon Apple, you can do it, and free us from looming Adobe Opressive Cloud.

What can iPad do for me?

At the moment, not much.

Every time I handle one, I marvel at design – smooth lines, familiar OS and beautiful screen. The problem lies in its application – iPad is excellent for browsing the web, reading books or watching movies but doesn’t have any kind of screen color profiling, and image processing apps are amateurish.

That leaves me confused no, not really – my iPhone is device I take with me that does 95% of things iPad does but is more portable; for reading I have a Kindle e-ink reader, and for image processing I use Aperture and Photoshop on my MacBook Air. iPad just doesn’t fit into my the scheme of things.

What would make me buy an iPad? New apps that would replace my MacBook Air, but there is just not enough power in iPad to do heavy lifting of RAW files at the moment. Maybe I wanted to play Candy Crush Saga, which I am not into, or watch movies on the road with a bigger screen. It needs to be able to reduce my gear I carry, plain an simple. Right now it just does not.