The iPad as a 'Mac buddy' could benefit Apple’s tablets and Macs

In writing for OS News last year, Thom Holwerda said that Apple was exploring MacBook Pro features such as hooking an iPad up to a Mac to use it as a Cintiq-like device. I think that’s a great idea.

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Positioning the tablet as a Touch Bar for desktop Macs, as well as a drawing tablet could help sales of both Macs and iPads in a double “halo effect.” 

Such a move would mean added functionality for Apple’s tablet It would also add some serious touch screen features to the Mac without the desktops or laptops having built-in touch screens, something Apple has incorrectly in my opinion (more on that in an upcoming column) been adamantly opposed to.