The trend of Apple is clear, and lately comes marked in its ads: if your needs are general, the best thing you can do right now is to buy an iPad instead of a computer.
And yes, the Mac definition also includes the Mac. It does not die, but it remains for the most advanced or demanding users.
The latter continue to prefer the Mac simply because they are more accustomed to using a computer, jumping between applications much faster than with the iOS touch interface and arguing that they are much more productive in this way. A server defends this, but also sees an advantage that is little talked about in iOS: the ability to avoid distractions.
That does not necessarily mean discarding multitasking. In fact, thanks to the management of several applications in iOS 11 the iPad has won many roles to replace traditional computers in the vast majority of general users. But the way in which iOS has adopted the management of several applications focuses on using two, at most three applications at the same time.
We can easily switch between these applications: either by means of the Dock, or by moving four fingers to the right or left, or by clicking in the upper right area if there is a direct access to return to the previous application. Between two or three works great. Between four or more, unless you have an external keyboard the thing is already complicated.
On a Mac, working with four or five applications is easy. But be careful because we enter into the distraction factor: how many of those applications do you really need to use? What are the ones that are there to distract? In a world in which the business of social networks is already directly that you get distracted in it, how many do you have open on the Mac so easy to jump between them and other applications?
In iOS, despite having that multitasking present, Apple has managed to keep our attention in one application. And that, from the point of view of productivity, you notice the minimum that you throw a little force of will. It sounds dangerously like it is not a bug but a feature, I know, but we are not facing any error. We are facing a mobile system that on the iPad is trying to graduate towards something else. And at the moment, the point of view of keeping the user focused on one thing in particular does not hurt her