The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 goes beyond a small incremental update and is worth the upgrade if you have an older unit. The big selling points are the four speakers, that really make listening to audiobooks, music and videos extremely viable. The new True Tone display maintains proper white balance, which insures that your backgrounds will remain vibrantly white whether you are indoors or outdoors. This is useful if you are reading e-books, digital magazines, newspapers or apps like Feedly, which all have fairly white backgrounds with default settings.
I normally skip a generation or two before I spend the money and buy a new iPad. I am upgrading from the Apple iPad Air 1, and the PRO 9.7 was worth the money. I have been playing some fairly graphic intensive games lately, so the faster processor and 2 GB of RAM insure they do not stutter or clip.
The one drawback behind this model so far is that the battery seems to drain quickly. Likely the True Tone option and Bluetooth seems to be the culprit, but I have only had it a week so who really knows.
In the video below I will unbox the new iPad PRO 9.7 and show you everything that comes in the box, let you know about some of the important hardware features and power it on for the first time.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.