Should you get a new iPad? Yes!

Post by Mark

Recently I bought a new iPad, the iPad Pro 9.7″ specifically. I wasn’t planning to, but someone had a brand new unopened iPad Pro in my classifieds section listed for KD120, and it was just too good of a deal to pass up. I had a third generation iPad from 2012 which I had been using occasionally and like most people who own iPads, I really didn’t think I needed to get the new one. I just didn’t think there would be that big of a difference but damn I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The difference in experience between my old iPad 3 and the new iPad Pro is ridiculously huge, I’m not sure where to begin even.

Probably the most noticeable difference between my old iPad and the new one is the speed. I used to find my old iPad sluggish especially when browsing and opening new tabs which is what I was using it mostly for, but I didn’t realize how slow and sluggish it was until I started using the new iPad. Launching apps is now instant and the speed which websites load and tabs open up is just as fast. Tabs would actually load in the background now while before they’d only load when in the foreground. It’s a little thing but it makes surfing the web a lot quicker.

Another thing that stuck out for me was the multitasking ability. My iPad 3 didn’t support the new iOS 10 and all the cool features that come with it like AirDrop and multitasking. So once I got the new iPad and started multitasking I realized how much of a big difference it makes especially if you’re like me and like to do a bunch of things at the same time. I can now browse reddit, check twitter and stream Hulu all at the same time with just a few swipes (pictured above). It’s so easy to do as well, if you want to load up another app on the side, you just swipe from the right edge of the screen to the left and that’s it, you’ve now got two apps running side by side. If I wanted to attempt the same on my MacBook Pro it would involve more steps and the end result wouldn’t look as good.

The faster speed and multitasking ability alone would have made getting the new iPad worth it, but there are a few more things I liked as well. Compared to my old iPad the new one is so much thinner and lighter so its so much more enjoyable when using in bed. The ability to use Apple’s smart keyboard is also a huge plus. I picked up a new Apple Smart Keyboard for just $80 on eBay and I love it. Most of the time I use it as a protective cover but whenever I need to type something I just fold out the keyboard and start typing. No need to wait for Bluetooth to connect or to make sure my keyboard is charged, it just works right away all the time. If I could draw for shit, I’d also pick up the Apple Pencil but I can’t so I won’t.

Basically, if you have an old iPad it really is worth upgrading to the newer models especially if you’re still running iOS 9. I’ve started using my iPad a lot more now and I can’t believe it took me this long to get one.


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  1. Dun says:

    I love my iPad Pro 12.9 and have been loving it for over a year. Therefore I wouldn’t advise anyone to buy it now. Since a nicer newer model is very likely coming out in September. Including a perfect new 10.5in size iPad pro.

  2. Dun says:

    Also forget about drawing shit, the Apple pencil with a good note taking app is an out of this world experience. Super smart palm rejection, its a real delight.

  3. Dun says:

    Oh and props for watching Always Sunny ;)

  4. Aby says:

    You should try out the ‘Duet’ app by which you can you use your iPad as a second monitor through your lightning connector. Can be amazing when you are working with stuff like editing multiple photos or working on multiple documents.

  5. Ipsom says:

    I already spend way too much time on electronics, definitely wouldn’t want something cool like this in my life haha

  6. paul says:

    forget drawing, try using apple pencil for note taking and writing, it is an outstanding experience. I now use the combo for meetings and journal etc. you can even mimic the type of paper you use.

  7. falk says:

    Mark check out this app called SWIFLIE and if you like it please post about it because we need more Kuwaitis there. It’s like an anonymous version of Twitter, pretty interesting.


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