The iPad first launched back in 2010, and has seen five upgrades since then with the addition of a smaller sibling during that time. Over the years, there have been many arguments against the iPad as it’s either just a big iPhone, isn’t capable of desktop tasks, can’t be a complete drawing solution, is hard to type on, limited speaker system, needs a bigger screen not a smaller one, and so many more. Now, Apple has launched the new iPad Pro, that offers a 12.9” display that offers 78% more screen area than the 9.7” iPad. The only reason the iPad Pro seems to exist is to simply be the answer to all the arguments against the iPad.
The iPad Pro appears to be the anti-iPad that focuses on everything that the iPad has stayed away from since 2010. There have been plenty of competitors aiming on introducing tablets with anything the iPad doesn’t do, and now Apple has decided to release their own version. If you ever wanted a bigger screen, you now have that choice. If you’re a firm believer that a stylus will unlock your tablet productivity, Apple has a Pencil for you. Do you not get the hang of a touch screen keyboard, well now you can use the Smart Keyboard with physical keys included in a set-up that acts as a cover and stand too. Do you feel the iPad simply been underpowered in the raw specs department, well the A9X ends that. While watching videos or playing games is the sound just not filling enough, that’s over now thanks to a new four speaker system that adjusts sound based on how you hold the device.
It’s unclear who is in the market for the iPad Pro, but it seems Apple doesn’t care. If you have had a problem with the iPad, Apple now has a response. Apple stuck with the 9.7” stand alone touch based device for a few years, and then decided to increase the potential appeal with a 7.9” option. Now, they’re moving to the other end to give you a stylus, keyboard, and bigger screen option to scratch the niche. Apple is now presenting consumers with more and more choices, like the 6 Plus last year, now here’s the iPad Pro with those accessories that have allegedly been clamored for. To Apple, if 9.7” iPad sales are going to be cannibalized by smaller tablets, it might as well be their own smaller tablet. If people are passing on MacBooks in favor of more powerful tablets, might as well be their own more powerful tablet.
Whether you’re interested in the iPad Pro or not, the choice is there as Apple thinks they are now covering all of their bases.