iPad Pro 9.7″ Review! — Worth the Upgrade?

iPad Pro 9.7″ Review! — Worth the Upgrade?


So this
is the 9.7” iPad Pro, 32GB Wifi model in
Rose Gold. Now I gotta admit… I was always a sucker for Space Grey everything, but I
never really anticipated liking this Rose Gold so much. This thing is only .24” thin
and super light for its size, but I still don’t feel comfortable holding it when it’s
not in a case. You might wanna consider putting a DBrand or Slickwraps skin on it just so
you have that extra grip. But enough about the aluminum shell. The most interesting “new”
feature on the iPad Pro is no doubt the display. Upgrading from an original iPad Air as well
as a Retina iPad Mini, I didn’t even have to put them side by side to notice the jump
in display quality the second the home screen popped up. Like the iPad Air 2, the Pro also
has a laminated display which dramatically reduces glare and reflectivity and also improves
the display contrast. When compared to a non-laminated display, there’s just no contest. Everything
just looks SO crisp and vibrant and reading eBooks as well as comic books on the 9.7”
Pro has never been better. But unlike the iPad Air 2, the 9.7” Pro is the only iPad
that comes with a TrueTone display. Now, this is one of those things I never knew I wanted
until I actually had it. So say you’re in an office, or maybe you’re outside — the
iPad’s white balance will be the color it’s always been with white looking like how it’s
supposed to. But as soon as it gets dark and you move into a room with warmer incandescent
lighting, the TrueTone display slowly adjusts itself to a very subtle yellow tone which
helps prevent eye strain. When it comes to performance, the iPad Pro just screams. With
the A9X chip, web pages load almost instantly, games load fast and run buttery smooth, and
using split screen supported apps side by side feels effortless. Keep in mind the 9.7”
version of the iPad Pro only comes with 2 gigs of RAM. This is half of what you get
in the larger 12.9” version. This might turn a lot of people off, but to be honest,
I still haven’t found myself in a position where it ever became an issue. And like the
12.9” Pro, this also features 4 stereo speakers — 2 on each side. I was actually surprised
how loud it could get compared to older iPads, but don’t expect the kind of audio you can
get from something like a decent bluetooth speaker, for example. The downside to having
speakers on the side though, is actively trying not to block them when playing games or watching
movies in landscape handheld.One of the best things about owning an iPad is the HUGE library
of apps made specifically for the iPad itself. But to take full advantage of everything it
has to offer, you’re gonna want to pick up an Apple Pencil. At $99, it’s a tough
pill to swallow, but you should really consider picking one up if you’re a creative. When
using the Pencil with apps like Procreate or Paper by 52, drawing actually feels fun
now. I use a WACOM tablet daily, and I have no problems saying the Pencil is the next
best thing when it comes to how great it feels in the hand and how well apps work when they’re
optimized to be used with the Pencil. I mean, cheaper styluses are okay, but always feel
more like a novelty than anything else. The Pencil changes that dramatically, but you
really need to be sure you’ll be using it a lot if you’re gonna justify the high price.
I still think having to plug the back of the Pencil into the iPad to charge is STUUUUUUUUUP–
but luckily, it charges really fast, I think it’s 15 seconds for 30 minutes of use, so
yeah. Not long at all. But it’s still a thing. The iPad Pro also gets the iPhone 6S’s
camera. I’ve read plenty of comments from people worrying about the bump on the rear
lens, but after testing its stability on a flat surface, it isn’t a problem at all.
The FaceTime HD camera with Retina flash is actually pretty decent, and the 12mp rear
camera w/ TrueTone flash can also record some very nice 4K video at 30fps. But outside of
being able to take photos of documents or reference shots for creatives, I still find
it hard to recommend anyone get the iPad for its camera alone. If you want awesome photos
and videos, take them with a smartphone. There are tons of great options out there and it’s
a lot more convenient to just pull them out of your pocket. So let’s talk price. The
32GB 9.7” iPad Pro is $599. For $100 less, you can pick up a 64GB iPad Air 2. So for
less space with better features, is the iPad Pro worth it? Well, for an average user who only cares about web browsing and media consumption, I still think the iPad Air 2 is the way to go. Apple claims the iPad Pro could be a laptop replacement, but that really depends on who you’re talking to, and I really don’t think it can truly replace a laptop if you’re really trying to go for a professional workflow, especially considering the limited space you’re working with. However, for a small group of people out there, namely artists who need a portable tablet for illustrating and design, having the Pro and Pencil on the go kind of changes everything. I mean, yes you’re spending upwards of over $700 for both, but when you compare it to something like a WACOM Cintiq you really do start to see the value. For those users who are absolutely sure they’ll be using the Pencil day in and day out, I would definitely recommend the iPad Pro without a second thought. If you already own an iPad Air 2, you probably don’t need to jump on this right away. But if you’ve never owned an iPad, test the Pro out yourself and I think you’d be pleasantly surprised at how great it feels to use. The iPad Pro 9.7” would really be an awesome first tablet for most people. COMMENT, LIKE, and SUBSCRIBE!

33 thoughts on “iPad Pro 9.7″ Review! — Worth the Upgrade?

  1. #NotificationSquad

  2. Nice video (: and what was the lamp you had in the background?

  3. You should try out the Surface Pro 3 or 4! I have the 3 and find it to work amazing 😀

  4. I'm thinking about getting this upgrading from a mini 2 do you recommend?

  5. I like how you move your head because it is kinda gay but really great reviews. thumb up LOL

  6. great work once again bruh

  7. Dude nice videos but you need to advertise your channel

  8. How much is the usable memory in 32 GB variant ? I'm confused whether i should go with 32 GB or 128 GB

  9. hello. which one in your opinion is better Air2 or Pro9.7? I am planning to buy my first ipad ever. I dont need the keyboard or the pencil. But I am interested which display is better? and what about the camera. I love the higher camera and the flash. Do you think all this make a difference?

  10. What is ipad dock name in your video ? ( sorry for my english)

  11. I currently have an iPad Mini 2 with Retina display. I am a student who takes his notes on his iPad using notability. I love it but other stylus always some issues. Do you think I should upgrade to either this iPad Pro or the 12.9" for note taking, specially with the Apple Pencil helping out tremendously?

  12. Hiya I loved the video!!! I'm really stuck between what iPad to get, iPad Pro 9.7/iPad Air 2, I'll be using it for moderate media consumption. The quad speakers and better display tempt me to the pro but it's so expensive! What do I do?

  13. Surprisingly high-quality, refined review. You got a new subscriber here.

  14. You deserve way more subs bro

  15. what city was this filmed in?

  16. BUT DOES IT HAVE FLASH PLAYER?

  17. No holder for apple pencil sucks. its nice 9.7 iPad  just picked one up but really don't care about the Keyboard its a waste of money. and cant beat the surface 4 for laptop replacement.

  18. i got a ipad 2 i am going to upgrade and i am confsed to buy ipad pro or air 2 ..i read alot of books and use it for creating task and office work
    what should i get thanks !!

  19. Finally a review which compares the pro to to the air 1.
    I really struggle to choose what iPad Pro should I get – 9.7 or 12.9. I won't use the camera, but I have 12" Macbook and two similar sized devices will be a tough choice to make when deciding which one to get for a trip or light work outside the office. I currently have air1 and thought if I wanna feel it like a new device, I should get the big one. It also has usb 3 (I plan to import photos and videos) and more ram. On the other hand, the 9.7 is smaller, more compact, with better display (true tone, less reflections, better brightness and colors). Whichever I choose, I will get it in 128gb wifi only + the pencil. I don't draw, but consider to use it for photography apps and retouching (while connected to mac as a second display).
    What will you advice me to do? I do photography, but also work as a prepress designer at a publishing house and there's a lot of other document related tasks I do often.

  20. Hey dude can you do a video to see if any screen protectors affect drawing with the pencil thanks.

  21. no 3d touch, stuck with the ios instead the osx, apple claimed its a laptop replacement…..its just a waste of money, no room for ipad ver in 2016 😧😧😧

  22. but great review btw….👍👍👍😊

  23. Awesome review .. Subbed. But just don't be that "me too tech reviewer" that hates on iPad photographers. Lol. For creatives it's actually useful, just use common sense and don't block people's view 🙂

  24. Hey, great review!
    I'm looking for an iPad that's great for a uni student. Any recommendations?

  25. YES

  26. Great review! Thanks 🙂

  27. I still think in general if you own iPad Air first generation you don't need to upgrade to this

  28. the dual tone is not speciality of iPad Pro. It is a feature of iOS9.3.1

  29. You earned a sub I love seeing iPad Pro reviews

  30. Thanks for making the video I recently purchased the 32GB IPad pro 9.7 for $499. I also purchased the 64GB iPad air 2 for $399. I'm having a hard time deciding which one I should keep. Any advice? Suggestions? I stream a lot over Netflix and I'd probably DL a few games. Thanks!

  31. Gonna get a 12,9 128gb Gold with Cellular, im kinda excited 😀 just got the Air 64gb Cellular now :c

  32. Is 32 gb enough tho

  33. When you realise you made the vid 11k likes

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