Over at iMore, Rene Ritchie muses about what would happen if Apple allowed the iPad to evolve separately from the iPhone:
By decoupling activity from device, we can move seamlessly through the range of screen and power sizes, from convenience to capability and back, depending on our needs. And that liberates the system behind those devices to better suit those needs as well. It lets there be cars and trucks, but it also introduces the possibility of an SUV.
I don’t expect everyone to agree with Rene’s line of thinking, but it’s illuminating to go through the reasoning. It feels to me like the iPad deserves more device-specific features, but the massive popularity of the iPhone makes it awfully hard to prioritize anything in iOS that only benefits the iPad.
Maybe, as Mark Gurman reported today, some of those changes are coming. We’ll see.