I use many devices throughout the year, with pros and cons. On the one hand, you get to carry the latest tech all, more or less. On the other hand, it’s a constant move, a nomadic lifestyle of your data from one device to the other, irrespective of how much the cloud might help you.
Despite that, as do most reviewers, I have a personal daily driver, a favorite, whichthroughout its lifecycle as the primary device. It can be a device I reviewed, a review unit, or, as is the , a device I purchased for my private usage. The is my primary personal tablet.
Here’s why I’m not upgrading to the 2021 iPad Pro. I purchased it in October 2020 when I purchased my. I knew a refresh was , but I just needed to fill that gap in my home ecosystem. Usually, when a new device, a successor, is announced, I get “the itch”. We all know it, and as I was sitting and Spring Loaded event, I was looking down at my 2020 iPad Pro, and I was like, “Nah, I’ll pass”.
The specs factor
I own the 2020, Wi-Fi only, 128GB. Since I only use my within the Wi-Fi range (or, at worst, I tether to my iPhone), I have zero need for a 4G version, let alone a 5G variant, like the 2021 iPad Pro. That’s one point, right there, in favor of my current device. Yes, I am aware that there’s a Wi-Fi-only model as well! Feel free to disregard this point if you want. I’ve got plenty below. I deliberately opted for the 11-inch model because I considered the 12.9-inch variant too big. However, Apple introduced a new mini LED display for the iPad , only for its larger version. The 11-inch still packs the good old IPS panel, with which I’m okay and satisfied. Here’s one (more) point in favor of .
I have never taken a single picture using the(or any other tablet, save for review purposes, and even then, I cringed). For my personal use, I couldn’t care less about the camera improvements on the 2021 iPad Pro, and since I also don’t do on the iPad, the new wide-angle FaceTime camera doesn’t faze me. I’ve got the iPhone for the 3 FaceTime calls I yearly. One more point in favor of my 2020 .