The iPad Pro and iPad Air are powerful devices but are they a laptop replacement? I say no! Linus says yes! Apple still wants you to own a MacBook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac, Mac Min, or Mac Pro and pay for iCloud storage to backup your devices. That’s why the iPad Pro and iPad Air and all iPads are still have many limitations when it comes to the Files App and getting files off your iPad to external storage like SD cards, exFAT formatted SSDs, thumb drives etc. APFS is the best format to use on hard drives when transferring data off your ipad.