Mar 23, 2016 by: Carter Reschke

AppleblendApple's special event on Monday had a few big releases, one of the most notable being the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro (significantly smaller than the 12.9 inch iPad Pro that Apple released in the fall). An improved screen and being able to change the tone of the screen to the surrounding light were big improvements, and it comes packed with 2 GB of ram and an extremely high-resolution screen. Sounds great, right?

Not so fast. When the iPad Pro was announced by Apple in October, alongside it Apple introduced a revolutionary new drawing tool, the Apple Pencil. This, combined with the technology and screen on the iPad Pro, created the closest digital replica of paper-and-pencil drawing that had ever been created. What was the 12.9 inch screen on the original iPad Pro for? Two reasons: computer replacement and drawing. In Apple's special event, they said that lots of people were using the iPad Pro instead of a computer. Secondly, it is a phenomenal drawing tool, so a larger screen is necessary for artists.

The two most important aspects of an iPad Pro both correspond with screen size (computer replacement and drawing). So why did Apple just release a much smaller 9.7 inch iPad Pro? I'm not very sure. Although it is convenient for some people, it kills the purpose of the iPad Pro and I really think that people will either get a cheaper iPad Air or the 12.9 inch iPad Pro. Any thoughts on this? Leave them in the comments below.  Thanks!

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