Apple has done it again. The tech giant has given consumers another reason to ditch their current gadgets for their latest products. And with such awesome releases like the iPad Pro 9.7, we understand why you would be tempted to rush to an iStore and buy their cool new tab. But before you do that and spend your hard-earned cash, sit back, relax, and take some time to reflect if it really is time for an upgrade by asking yourself these questions.
Do you need to use the Apple Pencil or a Smart Keyboard?
If you’re thinking of using your tab as a 2-in-1 because you need a temporary replacement for working on typing tasks and sending emails since your old laptop is sputtering out its last few breaths, then go for the iPad Pro 9.7 that is compatible with an Apple smart keyboard. Artists and designers will also make a worthy investment with the iPad Pro since they can have more flexibility and use more creativity when drawing on the screen using the Apple Pencil. Sadly, the iPad Air doesn’t support either of these accessories.
Do you need a more powerful tablet?
Is there a need for you to use demanding apps and multitask? If you have to carry around lots of work files and open multiple apps at once, then the bigger built-in storage options and the faster A9X CPU of the 9.7 iPad Pro will be a blessing.
Do you need a better camera and display?
For artists and photographers who use their tablets for work and their art, the iPad Air and iPad Pro 9.7 are equal contenders when it comes to their 9.7-inch displays of 2732 x 2048 pixels at 264 ppi. The major difference is with the True Tone and wide color technology of the iPad Pro, allowing the tab to automatically change color based on ambient light in the room and producing a more vivid color range. Its camera is also the clear winner, boasting a 5MP front and 12MP rear cam which can shoot 720p and 4K video respectively.
Do you want better audio?
Audiophiles will no doubt be tempted to upgrade to the Pro range of Apple tablets because they come with 4 speakers as compared to the two in Air models.
Do you want more model options?
Is your favorite color pink? Then it would be pretty hard to resist getting an iPad Pro 9.7 tab in rose gold, the first Apple tablet that comes in that shade. And if you want a mobile device with an expansive storage space, you can get the 256GB iPad Pro.
Do you NEED to upgrade?
This is the most important question of them all. There is no doubt that the 9.7 iPad Pro comes with a lot of cool features you can’t get from the iPad Air. But it also comes with a hefty price, so unless you have a lot of extra cash just lying around, upgrading should only be an option if you are planning to use it for work as it was designed with professionals in mind. But if you’re iPad Air device is still in good condition and can satisfy your tablet needs, then it’s best to keep your money in your pocket. But maybe only until the iPad Pro 2 is released?
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