Even though the iPad Air 2 has the ability to run 2 apps at the same time, has a Retina display, has Touch ID, and weighs and looks practically the same as the iPad Pro, there are some advantages when choosing the Pro over the Air 2, especially when looking at what’s under the hood.
Advantages When Choosing the iPad Pro Than the iPad Air 2
First on the list of advantages when choosing the iPad Pro rather than the iPad Air 2 is because the former has more storage. The Pro, which comes in either a 9.7 or 12.9-inch display, comes in three different storage options which are 32GB, 128GB, and 256Gb. The Air 2, on the other hand, is only available in either 16GB or 64GB. Therefore, choosing the Pro will give you more flexibility in choosing for what your spending allowance can allow.
The next item on the list is that the Apple iPad Pro comes with support for the one of the tech giant’s latest innovation in mobile technology, the Apple Pencil. Unlike the Air 2, the Pro is specifically designed to work with the Pencil. With the use of this Pencil, users are able to take down notes, precisely draw and/or color over adult coloring book apps, and gives you one more reason not to carry a physical notebook made from a dead tree around with you.
But what about using a regular stylus with the iPad Air 2? Yes, you can use a traditional stylus for the Air 2, but the accuracy is nowhere near with that of the Apple Pencil. To give you a hint, the Pencil has two sensors that will react to pressure and tilt. This will give you the sense that you’re actually using an actual pencil on paper, albeit you’re about to make notes in a more digital platform.
There are also features for shutterbugs and selfie-centric individuals when choosing the Pro tablet. Specifically speaking, the Pro’s camera is a 12-megapixel snapper at the rear and it has a 5-megapxiel one at the front for the 9.7-inch version. The Air 2 in comparison only has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front snapper. Furthermore, the Pro can shoot 4K videos, which is a very huge step up from the 1080p video capabilities of the Air 2.
So if you’re looking to purchase a tablet from Apple soon, consider the iPad Pro. There are features that you won’t be getting from the iPad Air 2. While the Pro is definitely placed at a higher price point than that of the Air 2, the value for money definitely makes it a great buy.