It has been a great month for the Mac and for music. First we saw the launch of Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which seems like a great option to run a DAW and then came Logic Pro X 10.5, the biggest update in recent software history. However, if the respected technical analyst Jon Prosser is believed, there will be more good news to come.
Until April 22, he moved to Twitter to claim that it is now “100% safe” that not only Logic Pro X, but also Final Cut Pro X and the Xcode development platform will arrive on iPad Pro.
Now I’m 100% sure that FCPX, Logic Pro and Xcode will arrive on iPad Pro. I can’t say for sure what capacity, or what limitations due to RAM management – but it will happen within the next year or so. You can choose to trust me on this, or not, I suppose 🤷🏼♂️😂 April 22, 2020
You will notice the warnings here, meaning that a lack of RAM in the iPad Pro (the current model has 6 GB) will likely mean that this is not a direct desktop port, but it is still a surprising claim.
As Prosser says, you can choose to trust him on this or not, but perhaps it’s worth noting that, after evaluating how accurate he has been with Apple’s previous losses, Apple Insider concluded that “his track record is perfect”.
Thanks to the new features of App Logic Remote for iOS – in particular the possibility to activate Live Loop – the iPad now has greater relevance for Logic Pro users, but a version of DAW that works exclusively on iPad Pro would be something else. It would also help add weight to Apple’s argument that the high-end tablet can replace your computer.