There are lots of rumors about the possible release of the iPad Pro 2 this March, though some reports suggest we might have to wait until later this year. A few days ago, David Price at Macworld reported:
Latest: a new ‘inbetweener’ 10.5-inch iPad Pro with a bezel-free screen and no Home button has been predicted for early 2017, and it’s expected to launch in March alongside the Apple Pencil 2.
The current iPad Pro models are pretty amazing, and if you’re thinking about getting a new iPad Pro this year – take a look at the impressive features of the current iPad Pro models, so you’ll be able to make comparison when the new ones come out.
For travelers who combine work and leisure
With impressive computing power and an upgrade in features, the iPad Pro can replace a laptop for most work-related tasks, and will still keep you traveling light – especially the newer 9.7″ model. Here’s a look at why the iPad Pro is the way to go for the most savvy of travelers, who want to combine business and leisure travel.
iPad Pro Packs Serious Computing Power
The iPad Pro – whether the 9.7-inch or the larger 12.9-inch – comes equipped with the A9X chip and Apple MP motion co-processor. The most powerful tablet on the market right now, it’s the best choice if you need to get up and running fast with no lag time. It holds a 10-hour charge, so you won’t have to constantly plug in – a very handy feature if you’re often in transit. You can also charge your iPad Pro for a quick 30 seconds if you urgently need 1 hour of battery life.
Noteworthy Audio Quality
Apple stepped it up on this device with an impressive built in four-speaker system. This feature alone makes the iPad Pro a phenomenal travel companion, given you won’t have to lug around a separate Bluetooth speaker for high quality acoustics. Watching movies and listening to music in your hotel room is fun and easy, and only requires a single iPad charger and an internet connection.
Super Convenient Connectivity Options
The iPad Pro comes with an Apple SIM pre-installed, giving users the option to switch between multiple carriers. This is perfect for those who travel, and would rather opt for a data service designed for travelers, like prepaid, on-demand GigSky data plans. Instead of dealing with outrageous roaming charges from your carrier back home, you can pick and choose when you want your data, for just the amount of time you need it.
All iPad Pro 9.7″ devices have a SIM slot right on the exterior and you can put another carrier’s SIM in that slot even if the iPad Pro’s embedded Apple SIM itself has been locked to AT&T. In other words, the internal SIM may be locked, but you can “switch” carriers by using another physical SIM that you buy — the device itself is never locked.
Replaces Your Laptop
The iPad Pro may look a little oversized if you’re used to the smaller iPads, but it’s incredibly lightweight, and perfect for heading over to that quaint coffee shop you found tucked away on a side street. It’s also ideal for airplane use, especially if you’re stuck in economy and don’t have room for a laptop. What truly makes the iPad Pro a powerful and efficient tool however, is the “iPad Multitasking” feature. This feature actually refers to a couple of different things – the first being multi-touch navigation (using 4 fingers for quick app switching), and the second being multi-window multitasking, (using several apps within one screen.) So there you have it – the traditional mouse and desktop are no longer required!
Need more info? Here’s a great article from Wired: