While waiting for the new iPad pros to drop, I had another think about their earlier iPad release back in March. This iPad had significantly upgraded specs from the previous year’s model – most notably support for the apple pen. Tim Cook introduced this model at a high school in Chicago and was clearly marketing this model for the education sector and accordingly the price was lowered as well.
With the upgrades this new iPad is very similar to the iPad Pro 10.5″ in terms of size and real world performance but notice the price, it is seriously cheaper. So given the quality of the new 9.7″ iPad and considering the new iPad pros are doing away with the home button (which I like) I wondered: has apple already released 2018’s best iPad? Given their poor design choices on the new iPhones (hello notch!) it seems likely. So after thinking on this for a few days….I went into Sunning tonight… and bought a new 9.7″ iPad from a delightfully friendly (not!) customer service lady. I’m off now for the live unboxing. First impressions to follow!