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Several clients have asked me recently if I have purchased the new iPad Pro yet. Many have been surprised to hear that I have not.
So, I am yet able to provide any first-hand experience of using the new iPad Pro.
I might put it on my list for Santa, but am not sure it is a must-have in my collection of Apple products.
I love my Macbook Air, and think I would tend to use that in preference to the iPad Pro.
Although, if I were arty, I would certainly be very keen to get one!
And I do hear that it is great for editing movies using iMovie, so that might be another 'excuse' I can use to justify the expense one day soon!
This week I was asked by a school mum, who needs to purchase iPads for her kids for school use next year, whether I thought it was a good idea to get the kids an iPad Pro each instead of iPad Air or iPad Air 2. Her thinking was that the screens are so much bigger, so would be better to work on for school work than the smaller iPad Air screen. My own 12 year old son needs a new iPad too, so it got me wondering if I should think about purchasing one for him.
Apart from the cost being so much higher - and that, in my experience, iPads in school bags and class rooms are very prone to breakage and loss, so don't 'live' very long - I would also be concerned that the larger device is not as portable as the smaller iPads. Part of the reason for schools using iPad is the portability aspect.
I would certainly not let my child take the expensive Apple Pencil to school, as I know this would go missing in no time flat!
But, there is another good reason to 'hold fire' for now.
There are widespread reports of frequent 'crashes' by the new iPad Pro, with no news from Apple about what might be causing this issue and when it might be fixed.
I will be waiting to hear that Apple has fixed this issue before considering this next big Apple device purchase for me or my son.
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