With the release of the iPad Pro a lot of great reviews have been published. I spent my morning reading all of them so you wouldn't have to. Here are a few highlights.
On the iPad Pro's performance:
This new iPad is powerful — and for various reasons, this is the first time I feel that it’s actually possible to tell. Between this and the Apple TV, we’re seeing Apple’s A-series chips get pushed really, really hard for the first time, and what this thing can do is pretty damn impressive. It’s pushing over 5.5 million pixels at all times, but never stutters or lags.
A nice perspective by Matthew on whether the iPad Pro can replace your laptop:
Instead of dwelling on whether an iPad or tablet can do exactly what a laptop or desktop does, we need to ask ourselves what can it do differently, or better. Not what it can duplicate — what it can enable.
I love this idea.
What capabilities are unlocked by the creation of this device?
What are the things we have never thought about doing on an iPad or laptop that are now possible?
Next up is A New Canvas by Federico Viticci at Macstories. I was most excited to read Federico's review because he works on the iPad full-time. He has a very unique perspective. If you have ever had the desire to do more of your work on an iPad you should be reading Macstories.
The iPad Pro is, primarily, about getting work done on iOS. And with such a focus on productivity, the iPad Pro has made rethink what I expect from an iPad.
The feeling is that you’re not using two mini apps simultaneously – you’re interacting with two full-size apps on a single screen, with more room for app content and controls. If you do the math, it’s almost like stacking two iPad Air 2s in portrait mode next to each other... The end product feels exactly like using two iPad Air portrait apps at the same time.
This is very compelling to me and something that I've always run up against when trying to work on an iPad. Too much switching back and forth.
Those who will only compare the iPad Pro to a laptop will miss the big picture – this is a large tablet that can be used at a desk and that runs iOS. The richness of the iOS ecosystem is what sets the iPad Pro apart, and the reason why, ultimately, people like me will prefer it over a MacBook. It can be used at a desk, but it’s also portable, and it runs iOS.
For me, the iPad Pro may not make the most sense because I spend most of my day at a desk. But for you, who is not stuck behind a desk all day, this is probably the right device. It's portable to carry around the jobsite or throw into the passenger seat of your truck, while giving you the power and productivity features that will make working on the go easier.
On the latest episode of Connected, Federico's weekly podcast, they had a in-depth discussion about his week with the iPad Pro. If you are interested in hearing more about the device then you will enjoy this episode.
Are you planning on getting an iPad Pro? Let us know what you think about Apple's newest device.