With the release of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad months away, Apple released the Ipad Pro to compete with the PC. Even though the iPad Pro may soon see the iOS 11 operating system (with many new, hidden features), it still falls short in its ability to compete with the PC.

What are the drawbacks of iPad Pro?

The New York Times reported that when Apple first released the iPad in 2010, it was a product that fell somewhere in between a laptop and a smartphone. Later releases added a keyboard and stylus.


Tim Cook (Steve Jobs' successor), said that users would try it and no longer need to use anything else -- aside from their phones. Since many professionals use an iPad in addition to a laptop, the prediction hasn't come true so far.

It may have to do with the fact that the device has a smaller screen than many laptops, which is between 10.5 and 12.9 inches. A smaller screen usually means a smaller keyboard, and the keyboard is often built into the cover. Users may find this situation uncomfortable, as it impedes the ability to type quickly and may cause stress for users with larger hands.

The keyboard that comes with the iPad Pro is thin, and it doesn't offer the clicking experience users find in the MacBook. Although the iPad Pro has its disadvantages, it does have the advantage of a better screen refresh rate, and it also offers more speed for multitasking and moving between apps when multiple apps are open.

iOS 11's hidden features

The Verge reported that iOS 11 now offers a Drag And Drop feature that will allow users to move quickly across devices. Although the feature is turned off, users may turn it on and take advantage of the ability to drag and drop among apps on the iPad, while iPhone users may use this function to drag and drop within apps.

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The problem with the feature is that it is disabled by the system, and users are unable to access the feature.

According to Steven Troughton-Smith, a developer who is famous for finding hidden features that are disabled within Apple's iOS, Apple may remedy this by having a software home button that allows users to drag and drop. Since the iPhone doesn't have a slide dock, multitasking view, or split-screen features, this may explain why Apple disabled the function. Since production of the new iPhone won't meet the demand on launch day, users will likely have to wait until the release of iOS 11 to find out what hidden features are available, and what functionality the new iOS has.