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Is the new iPad a bargain for field users?

24 April 2017

Earlier this month Apple released a new iPad with a 9.7” screen at a price that makes it appear to be a bargain when compared to the 9.7” iPad Pro. But will field users find it to be a suitable alternative to the other offerings from Apple? The short answer is “no”.

Apple is now offering four iPad Models.

  • 12.9″ iPad Pro
  • 9.7″ iPad Pro
  • iPad (9.7″)
  • iPad Mini 4 (7.9″)

With regards to forestry, while device size and screen size are important considerations, what trumps all other features is the ability to view the screen in the outdoors. The laminated display, anti-reflective coating, and the True Tone Color feature all contribute to creating a display that is much easier to view in the outdoors. The complete lack of these features on the new iPad makes this an unacceptable tablet for use in the outdoors.

Click here for the full write-up (Forestry Connect).