So I ordered one of the new 9.7″ iPad Pro’s this morning. This week’s Apple event announcing them included everything I’d been hoping for, so it was a bit of a no-brainer. Like the iPad Pro, but with a smaller form factor. Better chip, quad speakers, Apple Pencil functionality etc etc.
I went for the 256GB model with wifi and cellular – I have a SIM card that uses my mobile data allowance from my account with Vodafone and due to travel, it’s always great to have a back-up when wifi isn’t available. And as for memory, I’ve yet to meet a device I didn’t max out within weeks.
My iPad Air 2 holds tons of podcasts, magazines, TV shows and movies and I want its replacement to be able to do the same. Hopefully, Apple will include this storage option in the next iteration of the iPhone. In my book, you can never have too much storage…
As for the keyboard, this keyboard case designed for this new iPad Pro isn’t available on the UK Apple Store yet. And to be honest, I’d like to see what third party keyboard manufacturers come up with.
Right now (literally), I’m using a Bluetooth keyboard from Logitech. It’s been my favourite for a while. And seeing as the new iPad Pro has the same dimensions as the iPad Air 2, I might us this existing keyboard for a few weeks. I’ve experimented with the keyboard case for the (large) iPad Pro in-store and it never seemed comfortable or natural to me. But maybe it’s something I could get used to.
So, roll on March 31st – when it’s due to be delivered. I’ll share first impressions and a few pics here, of course 🙂