“After using the new iPad for a week, I’m convinced. The Pencil is awesome and fun. I like to draw, and drawing with the Pencil is a blast,” Estes writes. “The value proposition is about a lot more than just the new Pencil compatibility, though. The new iPad is not only fast and powerful. It’s also lightweight and a joy to hold.”
MacDailyNews Note: Apple Pencil performs best with iPad Pro.
“If you want to buy an iPad now, it’s a bad idea to pay for the Pro. Everyone expects Apple to debut a new iPad Pro with Face ID in a couple months,” Estes writes. “As a firm believer in the convenience of this feature, I think it might be worth waiting for Face ID in a more powerful and much more expensive iPad at that point in time. Even still, if you’re willing and able to spend half a grand on a tablet, good for you. Yet if you want the best value, the new iPad just makes terrific sense. ”
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MacDailyNews Take: For casual users, yes, the “cheap” iPad is “good enough.” For everyone else — those who multitask and need more than 2GB RAM, those who appreciate ProMotion and True Tone, those who use Apple’s Smart Keyboard, those with iPhone X units who now can’t stand the antiquated Home button and Touch ID — wait to see what Apple has up their collective sleeve for this year’s iPad Pro.
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