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Is the iPad Pro the best product Apple has ever created?

Jim Lynch | Jan. 26, 2016
The iPad Pro has taken the iPad to new heights, and some folks are delighted with it. But I'm still not quite sold on buying one yet.

On this same device, I watched most of Jessica Jones on Netflix this weekend and made it to about halfway through A Dance with Dragons last night. It truly is an all-in-one device for me, with the battery life to make it all day. I get that it might not cut it for others, but I'll be damned if it isn't one of the coolest and most useful devices I've owned. It's amazing how much of a difference a bigger screen could make in changing my perception of the iPad as a productivity device. ”

DavidLynch: ”So far I'm extremely impressed and it may very well replace my laptop. I'm not using a physical keyboard either, but I'd like to try the keyboard cover. Just can't find one! The only thing I'm missing right now is the ability to prop it up on my lap like a laptop.”

More at the MacRumors Forum

Why I still haven't bought the iPad Pro

As you can tell from the comments, there are some folks in the MacRumors Forum that love their iPad Pros. It's clearly a big winner for them, and they have no regrets whatsoever about buying it.

I, on the other hand, have still not bought one. I have gone to an Apple Store and used one for a while. I was enthralled with the bigger screen and how much better it made web pages and ebooks. And I'm not kidding when I say that either, the extra screen space just made it so much better to read on than even the iPad Air 2.

The iPad Pro may actually be the best ereader ever created since not only can it handle ebooks, but it's perfect for magazines, comic books and any other kind of reading material. I found myself quickly becoming immersed in anything I started reading on the iPad Pro.

And yet I've decided to hold off on buying one and here's why:

1. I'm not sure if the iPad Pro would be comfortable to use laying on the couch or sitting in a chair. It almost feels like something that would work best on a desktop.

2. It lacks the 3D Touch feature found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. While this is not a huge deal breaker, it does kind of disappoint me and makes me think that it might be better to hold out for version 2 of the iPad Pro.

3. I already have an iPad Air 2 and it works pretty well for me. So it's kind of hard to justify spending the money on the iPad Pro (despite the fact that part of me wants one).

 

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