Its about how the human brain works. (same for religion, politics, sports, ice cream flavor or camera brand). Sometimes with a pinch of passion.
Of course i understand very well what you mean. Indeed Androids are more flexible and have more power than iPads - at least actually
. No question.
But to me as a producer the scenario is like that:
Tablets are NOT intended to run applications like Photoshop, APG or SolidWorks. Running such killer-apps on tablets ALWAYS will be just a compromise.
So: who needs ist? I definitely have no idea!
Tablets - no matter which brand - are devices for PRESENTING content and for doing rather simple things like controlling other applications wirelessly or tethered.
IÂ´m very familiar with controlling DAWs (DigitalAudioWorstations) with iPads - where you can have faders or values or whatever on the screen for working and preparing work at home for the next day in the studio. ThatÂ´s absolutely great.
I know it from controlling movie-editors, controlling camera-dollies, camera-cranes, light-sources on events, i myself use an iPad and an iPhone for controlling my guitar-gadgets via GuitarRig, simulated amps with iRig/AmpliTube and so on.
Another task is controlling panorama-heads and familiar devices like movie-camera heads, jibs and so on . . of course:cool:
Here you definitely donÂ´t need hot quadcores and lots of RAM - but what you need is a kind of standardization. This kind of a "quasi-standard" is what iPads provide actually on a very wide basis in the professional range of producing!
As a former recording-engineer iÂ´m still in close contact with many recording-studios and companies as well as iÂ´m as a former cameraman still have to do with movie-/TV production (my parents had a movie-production and i grew up with all this stuff . . and they sent me to the US for studying all this from scratch)
What i see in these companies are iPads. Nothing else - at the moment. This might change somewhen - nothing lasts for ever - but actually that is what we deal with.
For other clients the purpose is to present their products on a tablet in their shops, warehouses or whatever. What i see here: iPads.
They have a proven infrastucture.
As a matter of fact i donÂ´t care about Apple or not Apple - but i NEED to care about usability very much. I need to care about in WHICH way and in WHICH quality and HOW simple and flawless clients are able to present their content the way WE produced it for them.
That means relibility and visual quality are THE points which count - accompanied by a "valueable" and elegant design and an elegance in both handling and appearance.
And here - as said - 99% of our clients use iPads.
Again: i really donÂ´t care about brands. I donÂ´t give a dime whether itÂ´s an Apple or whatever. But i definitely give a lot of dimes for having things run without the clientÂ´s need to learn how to install applications and updates or so . . . they wouldnÂ´t be able to do it and itÂ´s definitely NOT their business . . thatÂ´s for sure.
Most of our clients still use the first and the second iPad generation - and live great with them.
Clients are NO programmers, they are NOT in any way affine to computer-gadgets and theyÂ´re definitely NOT willing to deal with things which
theyÂ´re not interested in just to being able to present what we produce for them.
What they need is 1) to get very well made content and 2) to be able just to switch on a device and have this content run elegantly and flawlessly.
They donÂ´t give a single thought about whether a device costs 400 or 800.- or 1000.-$ - it just NEEDS to WORK without ANY issues!
THAT`S what itÂ´s about for content-producers on a high level - like us
I also give a **** about fancy trallala-features . . my point of view is: "less is more".
Just my two cents.