Apple’s powerful, new 10.5-inch iPad Pro is a typing champ

“If there’s a defining quality to the iPad Pro, it’s that the device seeks to go beyond the traditional touch interface of iOS to seek out additional ways of getting work done,” Jason Snell writes for Macworld.

“For people who are comfortable with pencil, pen, and paper, the Apple Pencil brings a new dimension to using an iPad,” Snell writes. “And for those of us who are most comfortable with a keyboard beneath our fingers, the iPad Pro—with its Smart Keyboard, the first Apple keyboard designed for iOS — was a sign that Apple realizes that sometimes, even an iPad needs to behave a bit more like a laptop.”

“One benefit of the slight expansion — the 10.5-inch iPad Pro is 10.6 millimeters wider than the old model — is more room for typing, whether it’s physical keys on the Smart Keyboard or the virtual keys of the built-in software keyboard,” Snell writes. “On the Smart Keyboard, the extra 10.6 millimeters in width makes a big difference… I found that I could type on the Smart Keyboard at full speed.”

Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro

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MacDailyNews Take: That 10.6 millimeters makes all the difference. If you haven’t tried it yet, get over to your nearest Apple Store and give it a whirl!

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  1. Yeah I’m sure they mean it’s the best keyboard experience you can imagine, not just it’s better relative to the old keyboard.

    I’m sure it absolutely blows away the thinner chiclet-style surface pro 4 keyboard with multiple angles, backlit keys, trackpad…

    [knee slap, roars of laughter]

  2. Here’s the real scoop – just doing my part to fight the brainwashing out there:

    Joshua Topolsky, former editor-in-chief of The Verge and Engadget released a few tweets which will attract Apple fanboy suicide bombers in droves..“If you think you can replace you laptop with this setup, you cannot. Imagine a computer, but everything works worse than you expect. That is the new iPad”..
    “I have no doubt it’s a very powerful piece of hardware, and the screen is gorgeous. Garageband is a lot of fun to play with. But this doesn’t COME CLOSE to replacing your laptop, even for simple things you do, like email”..
    He adds that Apple’s keyboard cover is “a f#%! atrocity. A terrible piece of hardware. Awkward to use, poor as a cover. Okay in a pinch if you need something LIKE a keyboard.”..
    “I don’t think it’s a very good product. But guys the iPad has been around forever and it still feels half-assed. I think a lot of people are willing to contort themselves around a bad UX because marketing is powerful.”

    Absolutely PRICELESS bit of honesty!! Props for being willing to challenge the marketing hype.

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