Apple’s new tablet – the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the biggest avatar of the revered iPad although the sale numbers have diminished year on year. Apple is expecting the new iPad Pro to actually push the tablet segment in the PC world with the introducing of some amazing features that many mobile workers and professionals will find useful.
Here are the top 10 iPad Pro Features that push the envelope in more ways than one:
#1. Biggest Screen Ever!
iPad Pro has an overly large display with 12.9″ screen. But while using it, one can assure anyone that it is highly recommended over the previous 9.7″ iPad and might in turn replace the Macbook in due course of time too.
#2. Amazing Resolution
Boasting of the most advanced display of all Apple products, iPad Pro packs a punch with its 12.9-inch Retina display that features a mind-boggling 2,732 x 2,048 pixels in display resolution and a modest 265 ppi pixel density. The Retina Macbooks might have more pixel density though.
#3. Multitasking Features
iPad Pro supports multitasking features similar to all other Apple devices that are run on iOS 9. But with the incredible screen, users have an advantage with the new Split View, and the beautiful Picture in Picture option. Also the Slide Over option gives users some room to work on with the space being optimized for productivity and multiple tasks to be done at a time.
#4. Apple Pencil
Apple’s new iPad stylus, Apple Pencil, is tremendously feature-rich and the best among all styluses. It is great for writing notes and even useful for sketching and drawing. The Notes app, Procreate, and other apps support the fantastic pressure- and orientation-sensitive stylus as it has perfected the analogies of handwriting and use of other tools. Although it is not battery-rich, it is good enough.
The Pencil is packed with sensors that can sense on the pressure being exerted and how hard one pushes it. It even detects the angle in which users press the tip to the screen which is aimed for the artists and the creatives. Pressing the Pencil hard will result in much deeper, darker lines on the iPad Pro while gentler presses will create lighter strokes. It is charged an extra $99, on the top of the pricey entry-level iPad Pro.
#5. The Right Stand/Case
Holding the 12.9″ tablet might be a hassle especially for extended periods of time. With Just Mobile’s Encore, working with the iPad Pro is a breeze. Urban Armor Gear’s Composite Case is one of the best stands/ cases to carry the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil together. The tablet experience gets much better with the pairing. One can even get a Logitech Create Keyboard especially if you are concerned with long-form typing on the device.
#6. Getting Updated Apps
With multiple updated iPad Pro apps ready, users will be in for a ride since the experience with several tailored apps with the resolution support, and other features is hugely welcome. Some apps provide support to certain functionalities like the split-screen functionality too. Various third party apps along with updates are available for the iPad Pro including the Reeder 3 and Tweetbot 4. One can expect Facebook and YouTube updates soon with the required tweaks.
#7. Bigger But Lighter
It is the biggest iPad to date, but it is incredibly lighter and thinner than even the first iPad in 2010. The display takes up 78 percent of the real estate and that is much more than what it was on the 9.7-inch iPad. But being just 6.9 mm thick as the newest iPhones, it is a lightweight, portable mobile tablet that is set to rule.
#8. Smart Keyboard Option
iPad Pro also includes a Smart Keyboard that is a foldable keyboard that can be connected to the iPad Pro via the Smart Connector, a new technology that is proposed by Apple. The keyboard is similar to Surface line keyboards but this does not include a Bluetooth connection. It is available for $169 extra other than the iPad Pro.
#9. Excellent Sound Quality
Most electronics makers are not keen on making outstanding speakers and hence most gadgets do not pay heed to sound. Apple is diligent in its design and hence it does not overlook the audio quality in any way. Apple has fitted four front-facing speakers in the iPad Pro for magnificent sound results. The speakers can balance the sound from both directional speakers especially when the orientation of the tablet shifts from landscape to portrait mode and vice versa.
#10. Powerful Inbuilt Hardware
The iPad Pro is not only big on its exterior but also in its interior. It includes Apple’s newest chip, the 64-bit A9X, which is powerful in delivering performance reminiscent of a desktop and capable of providing double power than the A8X chip which was supported by iPad Air 2. With 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB / 128 GB storage, iPad Pro will not be able to push the PCs out of the competition but the future still holds promise.
Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing android game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.