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  • Compared: 2021 iPad Pro vs 2020 iPad Pro and 2018 iPad Pro

    I do not need this iPad Pro but oh boy do I want it. the iPad Air 4 is enough for my use case at the moment. 

    2021 iPad Pro with the M1 is a brilliant move in terms of product positioning as personally I always felt that the iPad Pro value prop was limping along a bit since the soc tended to be an interaction of the iPhone soc. Now it is more positioned with heavy workloads and helps Apple to build further efficiencies of scale for the M1 chip.

    I wonder if there would be a future option to run Rosetta 2 on the iPad and if having a magic keyboard and trackpad connected then to flip into a macOS emulation mode similar to how iOS apps can run under macOS. The M1 certainly provides the infrastructure to enable all sorts of convergence use cases in the future.
    With the iPad Pro now having the M1 and still starting at $999 (for the 11"), I wouldn't recommend the iPad Air ($599). For an extra $200 you get so much more (ProMotion, FaceID, Center Stage, 8GB / 16GB RAM, double performance, quad speakers, better mics)  and it's worth it even if only for the future proofing. In addition to that the iPad 9 is rumored to get the A13, 4GB RAM, laminated screen, 10.5" screen. To me, the iPad Air is stuck between a rock and a hard place.   If someone is asking my recommendation, I'd say get the entry-level iPad if interested in only basic tasks otherwise fork over the extra $200 for the 11" iPad Pro.
    Am I missing something here?  $599 to $999 is another $400 not an extra $200.  
  • Brazil orders Apple to pay iPhone buyer $1,000 for not including charger

    Stupid lawsuit.  Apple made it clear that the phone doesn't come with a charger, you have the option not to buy the phone.  I could see and issue if they led you to believe the charger was included.   And why is the compensation not just the cost of the charger if that is the issue.
  • Second class action suit targets Powerbeats Pro battery life, charging issues

    Had the same issues with inconsistent changing as well.  I cleaned the contacts on the case and headphones with electrical contact cleaner and the charging issues have been resolved for about a year now.  Since cleaning them I also wipe off any sweat from the headphones after my workouts before putting them in the case.