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Reasons not to buy an old iPad Pro (2015, 2016) during this time

I noticed that quite a lot of people are interested in the original iPad Pro (2015 and 2016) to use, but in my opinion during this time you should invest more to buy a new iPad Pro or at least the iPad. The 2017 Pro, here are some of the reasons.

Hardware is 4, 5 years old, no longer suitable for use

Apple first launched the iPad Pro in 2015 with a very large 12.9-inch version, using the Apple A9X chip, about a year later (2016) Apple also released the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with the same chip. In fact, the A9X is still used well during this time, especially supported by all current software. But when updating to iPadOS 13 or 14, the machine is no longer really fast, sometimes you will find the machine has some situations when it is frozen during normal use or running the app.

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If you have to compare the scores, you can see that the original Geekbench scores were quite low single-core and multi-core. Even worse than the score of iPad gen 7 using A10 Fusion chip. Meanwhile, iPad Pro 2nd generation (2017) has an extremely high multi-core score and is far ahead of the first generation. While Apple has done a great job optimizing between hardware and software on the iPad over the generations, it's undeniable that a machine with hardware from five years ago at this point is too old.

If you really care about the old iPad Pro, go for 2017 or 2018

How are non-touch iPad screens fixed?

If you really want to buy the iPad Pro because of its high performance and affordable price, you may be interested in iPad Pro 2017 (10.5 inch and 12.9 inch) ie iPad Pro gen 2, the values ​​of this generation iPad Pro:

  • Using a very powerful A10X chip, giving 30% higher CPU performance and 40% GPU, with this configuration, the machine still can perform well the tasks as well as play games to work, surf the web, ...
  • 120Hz screen for all the better using experience, especially when used with Apple Pencil
  • Better battery
  • Measuring 10.5 inches - not too big, too small
  • 12MP rear camera captured like iPhone 7, with OIS anti-shake.

If you have a little more money, you can buy the old iPad Pro 2018 too, not much different from 2017, and you get many other values:

  • Performance is very good, not even inferior to current iPad Pro 2020
  • Slim design, balanced bezel, Face ID
  • Using USB-C is convenient in many cases
  • Use with the new Apple Pencil

Other restrictions when buying the old iPad Pro, accessories, battery, appearance, ...

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Accessories for the old iPad Pro are almost always very rare now, for example, if you buy an iPad Pro 9.7 inch and need an additional Apple Smart Keyboard keyboard is very difficult to buy when Apple has been discontinued for a long time. And even if you can find it, the accessory is not as durable as possible for you to use.

As to the battery issue, make sure you buy old goods for 4 or 5 years, then have to replace the battery or bear the battery bottle at a high level, causing trouble.

Appearance is the same, a device that has been long and sleek up until now is all about changing the case, ... You should not trade a cheap price to buy an ugly iPad Pro. , can suck.

Support software, suitable applications

 

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Currently, the original iPad Pro still gets software support from Apple, and most third-party apps are also available. However, I think about 1-2 years from now, iPad Pro 2015 and 2016 will no longer be favored as well.

In particular, work applications, games, or AR support are increasingly more advanced, requiring stronger hardware, then it is not certain that the old iPad Pro can be used, and the iPad Pro will not trigger. is "pro" too.

iPad gen 7 - great performance / price option, no Pro series needed

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If you have about 8 million money, need a good entertainment iPad device, large enough screen, use Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard,…. then you should choose the iPad gen 7 just released last year and this is a very good iPad for all needs and with a cheap price from only 329 USD (32GB). I guarantee the iPad 7 will eat off the old iPad Pro.

The current Apple A10 Fusion chip still gives very good performance and runs iPadOS 13 or 14, Apple integrated A10 Fusion from iPad gen 6 until today enough understands this is a good SoC for Apple to maintain and continue to optimize.

In addition, the iPad gen 7 has a 10.2-inch screen that is large enough to play and work quickly, especially with full support from Apple Pencil to Smart Keyboard, this is a combination of learning and doing and playing very well for a machine. under 10 million and promises to have good OS support for many years to come.

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