Apple gives productivity booster shot to iPad Pro

Apple this week bolstered its claim that the iPad Pro can perform as a personal computer by announcing significant changes to iOS 11, the mobile operating system upgrade slated to ship this fall, analysts said today.

“They don’t need to convince anybody, not when you look at what iOS 11 will be delivering,” said Carolina Milanesi of Creative Strategies, when asked why Apple did not restate its “iPad is a computer” message from the stage of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Monday. Milanesi ticked off examples of the upcoming iOS 11 features she sees as helpful in improving the iPad Pro’s position as a computer: “[The] Files [app], drag-and-drop, multiple windows…and there’s a lot more there from a usability standpoint that makes you believe you can do this.”

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