If Apple really wants people to consider the iPad, and specifically the iPad Pro, to be real Mac replacements it needs to produce the apps to make that possible. Now, it could be working on not just one but two of the apps that creators would probably jump at having an iPad version of.
The main one of those apps is the Final Cut Pro video editor which is used by countless creatives from those working on movies to YouTubers and beyond. The second? Another app that is the go-to for so many people — the audio creation tool Logic Pro.
If both of these really are coming to the iPad that's great news, but even better is the claim that in the case of Final Cut Pro at least, it'll be just like its Mac counterpart.
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This is all according to the Twitter leaker @analyst941 who has been prolific of late. This is the person that correctly predicted the arrival of the iPhone 14 Pro and the Dynamic Island. But beyond a tip about Apple's best iPhone, we don't know all that much about them. That hasn't stopped them from sharing all kinds of details of late, with this tweet being the latest.
According to that tweet, Final Cut Pro is coming to the iPad in 2024, while Logic Pro users will have to wait a little longer — it's 2025 for you, apparently.
The leaker goes on, saying that "to clarify, this version of Final Cut Pro will be 1:1 to its big brother, along with a slightly modified UI to support touch."
That all sounds very promising indeed, but it's important to remember that we don't yet know whether this person has the connections required to make this kind of claim. We'll know more about that when WWDC23 rolls around. If their other claims come in, it might be time to start paying real attention to this latest report.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.