ipad vs ipad pro When Apple launched its $329 9.7-inch iPad last year, it was a play for people who wanted to play with their tablets. With today’s new update, Apple is showing that it’s a great tool for work too.
That’s because Apple is adding support for Apple Pencil to the entry-level iPad, letting users write and draw on their new tablet just like they can on the Pro models. With the same tilt support and pressure sensitivity, Apple has turned its cheapest iPad into a device that’s darn close to the ‘10.5-inch iPad Pro’, which costs nearly twice as much. Here are five reasons you might want to buy a $329 iPad instead of a $650 iPad Pro.
It has Apple Pencil support
The big news today is obviously support for “Apple Pencil in the non-Pro iPad”. Until today, Apple’s powered stylus was arguably the biggest selling point for the iPad Pro, but now that you can use Apple Pencil to draw and write on the new entry-level iPad’s screen too, there’s less of a reason to spring for the higher-priced model. And since both models support the same $99 stylus, you’ll be able to use the Pencil you purchase today on any future iPad Pros you may buy.
IPAD VS. IPAD PRO, MARCH 2018
|Resolution||2048 x 1536||2224 x 1668|
|Front camera||1.2 megapixel||7 megapixel|
|Rear camera||8 megapixel||12 megapixel with OIS|
|Keyboard support||Bluetooth only||Bluetooth or smart connector|
|Weight||1.03 pounds||1.03 pounds|
|Touch ID||First generation||Second generation|
|Battery life||10 hours||10 hours|
|Misc.||—||120Hz refresh rate, True Tone display|
Apple did two big things this week to bring the iPad vs iPad Pro closer together. First, it upgraded the iPad’s processor to the A10, the same processor found in the iPhone 7. It’s only somewhat slower than the A10X processor found in the iPad Pro, so you aren’t missing out on much.
Apple launches new spring-inspired Leather Sleeve and Smart Cover colors for 10.5-inch iPad Pro
The Leather Sleeve is a high quality, all leather product with a slot for Apple Pencil storage. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro also features a first party Leather Sleeve accessory, but these two new colors appear exclusive to the smaller, and likely more popular, 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
Along with the Leather Sleeve colors, Apple has also introduced two Smart Covers for the iPad Pro featuring new colors.
Do you use a Leather Sleeve, Smart Cover, or Smart Keyboard with your iPad Pro? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the new color options” ipad vs ipad pro”.
The new Leather Sleeve colors include Electric Blue and Soft Pink— both featuring a spring-inspired soft hue. These two colors join the already existing taupe, pink fuchsia, midnight blue, saddle brown, black, and red colors.