28th March 2018

Yesterday, I was getting pretty excited about the “new” iPad:

That’s why this iPad seems absolutely perfect. I get to use one of the most exciting accessories for the iPad, it won’t cost me a huge amount of money to do it, and there are a ton of extra upgrades that I’ll be getting in the mean time. For example, I’ll use this upgrade to move from 64GB to 128GB, the A8X will be replaced with the A10 Fusion chip (currently used in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus), an ever so slight improvement to the camera (it can take Live Photos), and around a 19% increase in battery capacity. Along with some more improvements that will probably cause additional delight.

Since then, I’ve discovered one tiny spec of information that completely flipped this article on its head. As much as the new iPad was an upgrade to my Air 2, the display is actually a downgrade. Specifically, it is not a laminated screen like the Air 2, and more recent models. So the screen is actually clearly behind the glass.

I can’t buy a product like the iPad, knowing I’m going backwards in regards to the display. Because that’s 90% of the iPad experience!

I think my only solution is to get an iPad Pro if I want the Pencil support. I didn’t want to do that though, so I’ll have to have a think.

3 responses to “Maybe That iPad Isn’t Perfect for Me”

  1. Burk says:

    @ChrisHannah I have found the 10.5 to be the ‘ideal’ size so far. I think the ultimate sweet spot would be a 12” screen with bezels of the iPhone X!

  2. ChrisHannah says:

    @Burk Yeah, this Air 2 has ruined me! I think the 10.5” is my last hope.

  3. Burk says:

    @ChrisHannah Definitely a bummer. Going back to a non laminated screen would probably drive you insane I think.

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