Why Apple's iPadOS is a legit threat to Surface Pro #AskDanWindows 60

Apple's new iPad OS is just in name only – for now, but the forked version of iOS could be a threat to Microsoft Surface down the road, at least for regular consumers (not "pros"). That's because the more iPad OS becomes like Windows 10 and the Surface, the more average people will see it as a viable light computing solution.

Also, what's the deal with Electron and JavaScript with UWP apps, and what will Windows Lite do for your "low-end PC peasants"?

All that and more on this audience-driven #AskDanWindows episode, so grab your favorite non-energy drink and watch for a few minutes!

Audience questions Episode 60

  • Have you tried the leaked "Edgium" ARM64 build yet? - @mobile_dom
  • Is iPadOS a threat to Surface Pros or other 2-in-1s? - @zeealeid
  • What will Windows Lite entail for us low-end PC peasants? - @SirFaceFone
  • Do you think we'll see ARM64 catch on eventually? - Jeremy S.
  • Will Microsoft Core OS use Electron JavaScript apps packaged to UWP? - @krishna_sankisa

Thanks to everyone for the questions!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.