Kim Kizyma
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The iPad Pro is just a huge iPhone

12.7" iPad Pro x 9.7" iPad

12.7" iPad Pro x 9.7" iPad

Ever since the initial release of Apple's largest iPads yet, the iPad Pro lineup, fans and critics seem unsure as to the device's actual function. It's just a HUGE iPhone. Yes. You can look at it that way. But then the Apple Watch is just a tiny iPhone, right? Kinda.

Though there's no denying the device itself is beautiful...come on, it has a gorgeous display and it's MASSIVE, there's also built in functionality that is specific to the two Pros as well.

For example, the note-taking and sketching with the Apple Pencil. They just rolled out a new 9.7in iPad that supports the Pencil as well, but to me that screen is too small to be functional and a true part of a creative's daily workflow. For students or teachers, it may be a great option.

Apple Pencil support

Apple Pencil support

Some people got mad that the device "outdoes the newest MacBooks...and that Steve Jobs would be rolling his grave" with this release. I'd argue no. The fact that it supports the responsive stylus is an option...hence it is sold separately.

Multi-tasking on the iPad Pro

Multi-tasking on the iPad Pro

One of the best parts of the iPad Pro for me is the multi-tasking feature. With the device's huge real estate, in particular the 12.9in model, you could easily delegate a portion of the screen to email and have that window up passively and the other portion of your beautiful screen dedicated to something entirely different.

It's nice to note that when using an external keyboard (you kind of have to for a device this large) keyboard shortcuts are supported. Specifically command + tab to open your most recent apps. This is a great little shortcut that makes using a larger device more productive and just overall smart.

I cannot really give a review or my personal thoughts on this product any further until I get mine tomorrow. I am really excited and plan to use it as an extension of my computer and sort of a notebook supplement. More to come.

kk