so I'm looking at a full sized iPad, previously had the mini which was great but want something where I can attach a keyboard.
From a blind perspective, which do you think is the best bang for buck?
Here is some quick reasoning from me, note, the cons contain aspects that are of no advantage to people without sight, therefore we're paying for features we can't use.iPad Pro
- quad speaker array
- faster processers
- possibly further future updates that differentiate them to the standard devices.
- pro motion
- Apple Pencil support
- only a portrait camera...
- Expensive as!
- Slightly cheaper....
- only a two speaker array
- may miss out on future software updates that happen in the pro line.
- Cheapest iPad with stereo landscape speakers
- Can use the new Magic Keyboard folio as well as other keyboard folios
- Has a landscape camera for calls
- Still pretty expensive
- Unlikely to support M1 specific software updates
- (personal opinion) childish colour choices
So, considering all of these, the base iPad, I'm not including the iPad 9th generation here as it doesn't have stereo landscape speakers, seems, on paper for us, the more appealing device. Considering we can't use the Apple Pencil,, the whole issue of it being a gen one pencil is moot. The lack of lamination on the screen doesn't matter. The processor is plenty powerful enough for movie watching, document manipulation etc... EG, we don't play graphics intensive games. My only thought is we miss out on the better sound from the pro which, of this writing, is £400 more expensive... Almost twice the price.
What are people's thoughts?
there are also options of older iPads, the 2nd generation iPad Pro seems a good fit, same price as the base iPad with better speakers and a fairly punchy processor, but two years older and therefore, will become obsolete that much quicker.
It's a bit of a minefield, anyone got thoughts on this?