The new editor reflects on what the new iPad means for Apple's future.
this issue it’s time to say goodbye, and godspeed to editor Alan, for he has left the building and entrusted me with
Mac|Life. I’ll be your new host, but don’t worry — I’m not planning to significantly alter anything just yet because I believe that Alan has done a superlative job of giving you, the reader, exactly what you need to make the most of all of your Apple devices.
But nothing is ever perfect, and there’s always room for improvement, so I’m going to do my best to steer the magazine in an even better direction. Ultimately, I want you to be able to confidently make that purchase knowing that you’re going to get the most value possible out of your new tech.
With that in mind, I’d be grateful if you could to turn to page 6 and complete our reader survey. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and will give you the chance to tell me what you like and don’t like about the magazine, and what kind of content you’d like to see more of in future. This is your chance to help me shape the future of the magazine you love.
Aside from changes on the magazine side of things, there are some interesting times afoot in the world of Apple too. This issue we take a look at the new iPad (page 10). Sure, another iPad shouldn’t elicit much fanfare, but this time it’s not just another iteration. The new iPad is going to include features that will make it hard to justify purchasing an iPad Pro, including a Retina screen that’s compatible with the Apple Pencil, more power for multitasking, and here’s the kicker — it’ll cost just $329.
But the most intriguing part, and one that will surely see a shift in its customer base, is that Apple seems to be aiming the new iPad squarely at those in education — those who might normally buy a Chromebook — with a focus on bolstering its existing education ecosystem with enhanced iWork apps and specialist software that make the most of a classroom setting. It’s good news for students, but I think a low-priced iPad that allows us to do more creatively is also good news for the rest of us.