The iPad Falls Short as a Creation Tool Without Coding Apps

Sharing content is cool. Sharing tools is even better. Sharing tools to make new tools would be even better still.

As a professional Final Cut Pro videomaker myself, I was personally frustrated that Apple kept making it easier and easier for anyone to replicate my technical skills with much simpler tools.

Now Appleā€™s making these same creative tools more accessible to an even broader audience, on an even more affordable device, the $500 iPad. The touchscreen interface is so intuitive that even children and grandparents have been able to pick up iPads and figure out how to use them in a few minutes. Now they could potentially launch iMovie or GarageBand and create some movies or music.

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But Apple still has a lot of room to improve if it wants the iPad to be a platform for creation. Going forward, one key area of creation that Apple should focus on is a tool to create apps.

The iPad Falls Short as a Creation Tool Without Coding Apps | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.