iPad Pro 2: Looking Further into Apple's Truest IntentionsBy Avery Robbins, UniversityHerald Reporter
Apple has always come up with revolutionary devices that aren't just the successor of a previous series. When Apple launched the original iPad, it isn't just tablet with a screen bigger than an iPhone but it is a desktop replacement. It's got a powerful processor that can make it a mobile device as well as a desktop-class device.
The iPad Pro 2 will be coming this year and Apple is expected to bring more improvements, inside and outside. For instance, a smoother navigation system intended for better user experience; thinner dimension and almost bezel-less display sporting OLED technology.
Along with the iPad Pro 2, Apple will introduce the new Apple Pencil that can work with the tablet's various apps. In fact, Apple already plans a technology that enables the stylus to attach to iPad, according to Macrumors.
In the business sector, a lot of industries have adopted the portability feature in Apple tablets with specialized services integrated in it. It is plausible that the next iPad Pro will be the PC of the future's generation, especially due to its hybrid nature.
This plan is supported by the claim from KGI Securities analyst, Ming Chi Kuo, when he said that Apple will launch a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. It can be argued that Apple sees the potential in upgrading the future devices to better fit for the educational environments, or expand its specific target markets.
This has been proven with the latest iOS update that shows off classroom-centric features, according to The Verge. And the A10x chip will surely make the device capable of smooth-multitasking.
To put things into perspective, Microsoft has started long ago with its Surface Pro 2-in-1 device and it already replaces plenty of the PC functions. iPad Pro 2 may as well be replacing desktop and take on the Surface Pro if the rumors of three more-advanced tablets will materialize this year.
However, it is highly unlikely for a tech giant like Apple to release a product for something as simple as 'to take on another brand'. Apple must have it all figured out a long time ago that the next iPad Pro tablet won't just be a great portable computer, thinner or faster but it will also solve issues in the previous generations and definitely much more capable to set a gold standard in a tablet.