Why iPad Pro is Better Than iPad 2

Posted by Kirhat | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | | 0 comments »

iPad Pro Pencil
From a shallow perspective, it appears that iPad Air 2 is better that iPad Pro because it can run two apps at the same time, has Touch ID, has a Retina Display, and looks (and weighs) the same as the iPad Pro. It also starts at only US$ 399.

However, a closer look would suggest that the better alternative would be the iPad Pro. Why, because of what is under its hood.

More Storage
In order for the iPad Pro to truly replace a laptop, the storage allotments needed to go bigger; and so they did. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes in three different storage options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.

The iPad Air 2 is only available in 16GB or 64GB models.

Apple Pencil Support
The most obvious reason buyers should choose the iPad Pro over the iPad Air 2 is for the Pencil. Unlike the iPad Air 2, the Pro has a display designed to work with the Pencil. With it, they can jot notes, draw, meditate over adult coloring book apps and have one less reason to carry around a dead-tree notebook.

Yes, users can use a regular stylus with the iPad Air, but the accuracy is no where near the Pencil. Its two sensors react to pressure and tilt, giving users the sense that they are using a pencil and paper.

As Scott Stein puts it, the Pencil is "far more accurate than the mushier capacitive styluses you're probably used to trying on an iPad. It's more like Samsung's S-Pen for its phones and tablets, or Microsoft's pen for Surface."

That 'Smart Connector'
Starting with the iPad Pro line, a feature called the Smart Connector automatically pairs any compatible accessory using a magnetic port. That means users don't have to pair a Bluetooth device manually - the pairing will happen when they "snap in" the accessory.

The Smart Connector also provides power to the accessories; meaning no more bulky batteries in keyboards. For example, Apple's Smart Keyboard and Logitech's Create keyboard are both extremely thin keyboards for the iPad Pro.

Right now, it's not a game changer, but it's only a matter of time before Apple releases more accessories that work with its Smart Connector technology, adding to the iPad Pro's capabilities. No such connectors are found on the iPad Air 2.

4K Video Shooting
Owning the iPad Pro might change the user's mind about taking photos with tablets.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the same size as the iPad Air 2, but the camera is a huge step up. It has a 12-megapixel shooter on the back and a 5-megapixel shooter on the front. (For comparison, the larger iPad Pro features the same 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1.2-megapixel front camera as the iPad Air 2.)

Any iPad user can also shoot 4K videos, up from 1080p on the Air 2 and larger iPad Pro.

Better Audio
The iPad Pro has four speakers - two on the top, two on the bottom when in portrait mode - compared with the iPad Air's two speakers along the bottom, near the Lightning port. But what makes the iPad Pro's speakers so different is that they adjust as the user move and reposition the iPad, in order to provide the best sound quality.


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