Does this mean that other brands of tablets are no longer worth buying? The author feels that I cannot easily conclude the next time.
1. The advantages of Apple iPad: performance and ecology
As we all know,The main advantages of Apple’s iPad products are powerful performance and a clean and rich software ecosystem.
The newly released iPad Pro is once again far behind other tablets in terms of performance. The iPad Pro equipped with the M1 chip has a 50% increase in CPU performance and a 40% increase in GPU performance compared to the previous generation 2020 iPad Pro.
At the performance level of M1,Android manufacturers may not be able to catch up within two years, after all, M1 was originally a chip designed for desktop PCs.
Performance and software
ecology are complementary to each other. Originally, iPadOS had a leading advantage in ecology, with a large number of tools and software that the Android ecology did not have.
andAfter the iPad Pro is equipped with the M1 chip, the performance has been greatly upgraded again, and the software ecology will also be further improved.Because software developers can develop more complex and practical productivity software based on the powerful performance of M1.
At present, Apple iPad Pro is difficult to be surpassed by other manufacturers in terms of performance and ecology in a short period of time. Especially in terms of ecology, Apple has a clear first-mover advantage and has even formed a “winner takes all” situation. It is difficult for latecomers to catch up with Apple in the software ecosystem.
2. The high-end road of Android tablets has been cut off. The low-end market is still promising
In fact, before Apple launched the M1 iPad Pro, I think the road to high-end Android is very bright.
Huawei MatePad Pro relies on functions such as multi-screen collaboration, parallel vision, and split-screen windows to make up for the ecological flaws of the Android tablet to some extent, and the experience is very close to that of the Apple iPad.
If Huawei’s chip supply is not cut off, the unique ecological experience of Huawei’s tablet PCs will continue to develop, and there may be hope to compete with Apple’s iPad in the future.
the author thinks,The living space of high-end Android tablet products has been compressed again, but there may not be no chance in the low-end market.
Apple iPad Pro is expensive and is positioned as productivity tools,
but most consumers’ demand for tablets is only for audio-visual entertainment. In this regard, Android tablets with lower prices, more powerful speakers, and more moderate screen ratios are more competitive. .
The author has always believed that when buying any product, you must consider your own needs and budget. It is not a rational consumption concept to follow the trend to buy an iPad.
Although Apple also has entry-level iPad products, the cheapest iPad 10.2-inch version is priced at 2,499 yuan and only has 32GB of flash memory. For the same needs, the Android camp can purchase products with 6+128GB storage specifications for 999 yuan.
With the current domestic family economic level, it is impossible for everyone to use the Apple iPad.
If a person has a limited budget, it is obviously an irresponsible behavior to blindly recommend the Apple iPad to him. Faced with the current wide-ranging demand for online education, I firmly believe that low-end Android tablets are still the best choice.
Third, the high-end tablet market needs a hundred flowers bloom, Android manufacturers need to find new breakthroughs
The author does not agree with the phrase “tablets only have iPad and others”, but it has indeed become a dominant player in the high-end market.
Huawei may be the most promising manufacturer to challenge Apple’s position, but under the current situation, a new manufacturer is needed to stand up and fill the gap in the high-end tablet market.
Currently the only one that can be compared with Apple iPad in terms of performance and ecology,There is only a Windows two-in-one tablet, but the Windows tablet has not been able to become the mainstream after years of development, which is really regrettable.
The Windows tablets that are still iteratively updated mainly include the Microsoft Surface Pro series and the Lenovo YOGA Duet series.
The author believes that it is not impossible to break Apple’s iPad dominance. Huawei has found a breakthrough in the past by relying on parallel vision and multi-screen collaboration.
So now, other manufacturers may be able to open up new tracks outside of performance and ecology, and try to make new differentiations.
In short, the high-end tablet PC market still needs more players, and the dominance of one family is a loss for consumers.