It seems obvious that the new iPad Pro is a higher quality tablet than the standard iPad 2018, because it’s newer and extremely powerful.
But, it’s not necessarily the right tablet for everyone, as it’s extremely expensive and the average consumer probably wouldn’t take advantage of its improvements and features.
Keep reading to learn the best uses for both iPad models, as well as the features that make them different. Hopefully you’ll gain clarity on which iPad is the right device for you!
Which Features Do You Value?
-Multi-tasking: Both tablets can have up to three apps open on the screen at once. But, the iPad Pro allows you to multitask or switch between multiple apps more smoothly than the iPad.
-Biometrics: Face ID is available on the iPad Pro, which is really cool, but there is no home button. The iPad still has the home button and scans your fingerprint, if that’s the experience you like!
-Headphone Jack: The iPad still has one, the iPad Pro requires wireless headphones or the use of a dongle… pick your poison.
-Aesthetics: The iPad comes has three colour options – silver, space grey, gold – and is a bit smaller than the iPad Pro. It also still has prominent bezels. The iPad Pro comes in just silver or space grey, and comes in two sizes. Plus, very minimal bezels, just enough to hold the tablet.
How Do You Use Your Tablet?
-For Creative Work:
If you’re a writer, artist, or you do photo/video/audio editing as a job or a hobby, we definitely recommend the iPad Pro. Its fast performance makes activities like drawing or editing video content very smooth.
Plus, the iPad Pro is compatible with the Apple Keyboard and the Apple Pencil 2, which work a lot better than the accessories you can use with the iPad.
-For Photo Uploading and Storage:
We’re not saying you should use either iPad to take your pictures (iPhone cameras are way better, if you’re not using a professional camera)… but we would recommend getting the iPad Pro for storing your photos.
The iPad Pro has significantly more maximum storage space than the iPad (up to 1TB vs 128GB max) if you’re willing to pay more. Plus, the iPad Pro has a usb-c port! This means you can connect your compatible camera to your iPad to upload your photos.
-For Content Consumption:
Consuming content on the iPad Pro is an amazing experience (probably an obvious point). But, if you’re only using your tablet to watch videos, we recommend the iPad.
The iPad Pro is expensive, so if you aren’t planning on taking advantage of its “professional” uses, it’s probably not worth the money. Plus, the iPad has a crisp display, it’s fast, and the speakers work well. So you’re still getting that high-quality “Apple” experience with the iPad when you consume content.
If you’re a student or a professional on a budget, then we recommend the iPad. For what you need, the iPad and compatible keyboards can make note taking easy and smooth. Plus, the iPad is small, light and durable, so you can throw it in any bag and not worry about it.
Of course you’ll have a high quality experience with the iPad Pro, but if you’re just using it for class or meeting notes… don’t waste your money!
If you’re using your tablet primarily to play games, then we definitely recommend the iPad Pro. There is
a significant difference in the quality of the graphics and the speed of the