Pro-motion and wider colour gambit
The new iPads feature the “pro-motion” screen along with the P3 colour gambit that was in the last iPad pros. This leads to a much smother experience but also helps with the battery life as it will use the refresh rate it needs, when it needs it (watch a film at 24 frames a second, it’s at 24 frames a second, scroll a screen or use the Apple pencil, 120 frames a second. Just have some text on screen, 30 frames a second.)
TouchID second generation and speed bump
The second generation of touchID sensor along with the faster processor and 4gb of ram make the device really snappy and fast as well as powerful for multi-tasking and switching between applications.
The Apple Smart Keyboard
The apple smart keyboard isn’t a perfect keyboard for writing for long periods of time, but it is a great portable keyboard that packs away well. It has a surprisingly good bounce and makes a pretty pleasant sound as well.
The Apple Pencil
The apple pencil is an exceptional stylus with amazing control that is even enjoyable for non-designers. That’s because you can use it to scroll pages on the web or navigate through apps. This can be relaxing and nicer than poking with a finger. It can also be a lot of fun to mess around making some sketches and doodles as well.
If you are a designer then there are some powerful applications you can use as well.
The new iPad Pros (both the 10,5 and 12,9) are a big step forward, and with the new features coming to iOS 11 later this year, they will gain an extra step forward still. This is my main device now (though the iPad Air was basically my main device before I had it). Maybe it can do the same for you, or maybe there are still some tasks which it isn’t best suited too.
What do you think of the new iPads?