File fransfer from iPad to FreeBSD

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Sat Feb 17 07:37:30 UTC 2018


On Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:03:45 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>My suggestion:
>Don't use an iPhone. Use an OpenSource mobile like UPports running
>Ubuntu, see , or Purism's librem-5, see
>I have the first one since 2015 (and you just SSH into it) and ordered
>the 2nd one too.

An iPad is not the same as an iPhone, however, no other tablet PC is
real-time audio capable, excepted of the iPad, let alone that companies
such as Arturia provide the best value for money, the ratio is much
better than when using free as in beer FLOSS software, since companiers
such as Arturia offer top-level products for a few EUR. Just gettinmg
software for free as in beer, doesn't mean that you get things done
with this software in a reasonable time, if at all.

To keep a long story short, it's just one example, why users are
willing to take all the disadvantages of an iPad, resp. of Apple's
restrictions. It might depend on the country, but indeed, even to use an
iPad without accessing the store, you need to give critical information
to Apple, since the Apple ID e.g. is generated from bank account number
and email adresse. That an app requires an iOS upgrade could be an app
developer's decision, but that Apple does discontinue supporting a few
years old iPads, by not providing iOS upgrades, is an Apple decision,
not done for technical reasons, without doubts it's done out of sheer
greed for profit.

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