Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro is a slick, sophisticated beast. But you might not need it
Financial Post, Nov. 11, 2015 • I’ve had the iPad 2 for years now. It was great for surfing the Web, watching Netflix and writing emails at home and on-the-go — until I got a smartphone with a bigger screen.
My tablet has been collecting dust and goes weeks without charging. I haven’t felt an urge to buy a new one — and I’m not alone. According to market research firm IDC, global tablet shipments fell 12.6 per cent year-over-year in the third quarter, its fourth straight quarter of declines.
But the iPad Pro may just help change that.
Apple Inc. is hoping to make iPads interesting again with its new 12.9-inch tablet beast, which is designed with an optional Apple Pencil and snap-in Smart Keyboard. It’s the Cupertino, Calif.-based company’s most productive and sophisticated iPad yet — but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone.