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12.9 iPad Pro: Worth the Investment?

1 July, 2022
Faisal Qadeer

In June 2017, Apple announced a new iPad Pro model with a 12.9-inch screen and an enhanced A10X processor. Dubbed the iPad Pro, the new tablet offers users much more screen real estate than their 9.7-inch counterparts, as well as more processing power and RAM capabilities, despite not being any larger in size or weight than the older model it was replacing (the 10.5-inch iPad Pro). If you’re wondering whether it’s worth upgrading to this newer version, here are the reasons you should consider buying the new 12.9 iPad Pro from Apple today.

Why you need an iPad

The first thing people should ask themselves is, Do I need an iPad? Well, if you want a large screen that can perform many of your daily tasks while you’re away from your desktop computer, then it may be worth investing in one. Having an iPad is convenient because it’s extremely portable, has great battery life, and allows you to use apps like Word and PowerPoint when needed. Apple created a tablet that goes above and beyond traditional tablets by also including a fully functional operating system with many features. One downside of having an iPad with such a large screen is that it only holds 10GB of available storage space due to its large file size (for comparison’s sake, a basic 8GB iPhone holds about 5 times more data).

Device Overview

With a huge, gorgeous screen and a powerful processor, Apple’s 12.9-inch tablet is one of our favorite tablets of all time (full review). With a gorgeous high-resolution screen, powerful processor, and battery life that can easily last all day, it’s also one of our favorite tablets ever made (it’s not cheap though) but as to whether it is worth buying – well… that’s up to you!

Screen and Tablet Case Options

The 12.9 iPad Pro comes with a stunning display, and it is something to behold. If you’re looking for a way to protect that beautiful glass surface, you’ll have a few different options to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Here are three of our favorite cases for protecting your new tablet! The most basic option would be the Smart Cover (available in red, navy blue, taupe gray, black or white). Made out of polyurethane and microfiber cloth-like material, this case attaches magnetically to your device and folds into stand mode to prop up at various angles. Buttons on the front allow you to control volume as well as access lock screen controls while still protecting the screen from scratches. We also recommend checking out Apple’s Silicone Case (available in black or white), which offers a more lightweight option for those who don’t need much protection but want some grip on their device; the outside is made of silicone rubber while the inside hard shell protects against falls.

Accessories for Tablets

Apple makes a few great accessories for tablets, but for those who want to keep their investment protected, consider investing in one of Apple’s Smart Covers . you get a flexible front and back cover with built-in magnets that turn your tablet on when you open it and off when you close it.

Productivity Applications

For example, if you’re looking to make a living as a writer, why not start with apps that help you research, write and format content—like Scrivener ($24.99), Writer Duet ($19.99), or Editorial (free)? To begin boosting your productivity in just a few minutes (or hours), check out the 15 Best Apps for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs for additional ideas about which productivity apps are worth downloading for maximum returns on your investment of time.

Email and Other Communication Apps

The 12.9-inch screen and split-screen support make it perfect for multi-tasking via email, Slack, Skype, or Hangouts (though larger apps still require a bit of squinting). A large enough screen is also useful when video conferencing on Google Hangouts or Apple FaceTime, though that’s more practical with a cellular data connection than Wi-Fi at home and work. It’s also a great device for browsing the web—bigger pictures are easier to see without scrolling as much. Movies can be watched on a wide screen without being stretched out of proportion, but they’re not so much better than they are on an iPad Air 2 that you’d spend $800 just to have them look slightly better. Apps such as Netflix and Hulu work well too, but we also found  using the TV more often because watching full episodes meant switching back and forth between apps rather than all my content being in one place. In short: Yes, it’s worth getting if you can afford it!

Tablet Computer Gaming

Sure, you could use your 12.9 iPad Pro to play games, but it’s hardly meant for hardcore tablet gaming—there are just too many buttons missing on its virtual keyboard for that. It can be a great way to pick up a game on the go, though, or even catch up on some older titles without needing a dedicated console in your living room; more and more apps (and even games) are coming out with mobile versions of their platform.

Audio Files (podcasts, music)

The first and most obvious advantage is that you can have access to a virtually limitless amount of audio files through your Apple TV device. You can take advantage of any music services, including iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify, and more (see below). Or you can access any podcasts you subscribe to through your iPhone or Mac computer via iTunes over Wi-Fi or Airplay.

Video files (movies, TV shows)

The two major video formats supported on Apple’s tablets are H.264 and HEVC (or H.265). HEVC is a new standard designed to improve quality while reducing file sizes, and it’s not yet widely supported in either hardware or software applications; at present, you can only use it with compatible files imported directly from your phone or shot by your iPhone camera app in iOS 9, but even then, compatibility depends on whether you have an HEVC-compatible iOS device like an iPhone 6S.

Taking Care of the Screen Glass And LCD

If the screen and the LCD of your gadget, i.e. the display assembly is cracked or is damaged, try not to tap it. You will damage it further. You need to lay overlying strips of those clear packing tapes over the display until the entire face is covered. This will stop the shards of glass from falling off. It will also help to maintain the structural integrity of the device as you pry and lift the display. Time for the new screen? Don’t need to worry, the Mobile Campus is here for you to assist you with the best quality services at a very affordable price.