Should you care about the upcoming Apple iPad?

by Joseph K. Clark

Apple is expected to launch an iPad Pro refresh and possibly a new iPad mini – among other things – at its upcoming March event later next month. But is the iPad Pro, or any iPad for that matter, still a product that users should be excited about?

Like its iPhone lineup, Apple’s iPad lineup has something for everyone, with various sizes, colors, and performance figures. While the iPad mini – rumored to be sacrificed for a foldable iPhone within the next couple of years (note: only if it folds out to a more giant canvas) – is still the easiest to manipulate, it offers just a slightly larger display than a large phone. In this particular case, the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Something (an Apple iPad) for everyone

upcoming Apple iPad

If you’re using your iPad for work, the 12.9 and the 11-inch iPad Pro models have everything you need, whether you’re a graphic designer, photographer, or light content creator.

The new iPad Air, with a slightly smaller display, is a more personal device, thanks to the color options it comes in. It’s a happier tablet that doesn’t scream business like the iPad Pro unless you choose to go for the Space Gray version. This is typically a tablet for media consumption, light office work, and social media, not because it lacks horsepower.

Then comes the classic iPad with the old design, but with a beautiful price tag, and last comes the iPad mini, the smallest of all, with just a hair under eight inches.

At the end of the day, we all use the iPads differently, but it’s safe to assume you won’t go for the iPad Pro if all you use it for is watching Pocketnow videos on YouTube.

Is an extra device necessary?

This is a question many, including companies, have tried to answer. Manufacturers have slowly started bridging the gap between smartphones and tablets. This was how the phablet category was created, and today, a six-inch smartphone is a pretty much standard, just under two inches away from the smallest iPads (or tablets in general, for that matter).

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