What the pros think of iPad Pro: is it something that every creative wants?

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It’s Apple’s biggest ever iPad, but has the Pro won over the creative professionals that it’s aimed at?

In the months-long run up to Apple’s 9 September ‘Hey Siri’ event, there was one rumour that just would not die a quiet and dignified death: that Apple was working on a gargantuan 12.9-inch tablet christened the ‘iPad Pro’, designed for creative pros and replete with stylus, the bane of one Steve Jobs. “If you see a stylus, they blew it”, he famously quipped. Apple must have a short memory.

The inclusion of the pressure-sensitive stylus – or Pencil, as Apple has imaginatively named it – suggests the Pro is aimed squarely at illustrators, artists and designers – those for whom a trackpad or mouse are just not accurate enough. But what do those who work in these professions think of the oversized tablet? Will it become a must-have tool for the busy creative, or a rare stumble from a company that is not accustomed to making mistakes? And furthermore, should creative types really consider getting one?

To get to the bottom of the issue once and for all, we asked a group of creative professionals to find out exactly what they thought of what Tim Cook called “the clearest expression of our vision of the future of personal computing”.

The iPad Pro was the worst-kept Apple secret since every other product Cupertino ever launched. We all knew it was coming, but that didn’t stop us getting excited for its 12.9 inches of pressure-sensitive, Retina‑flaunting, power-packing glory.

That’s all well and good, but outside of the Apple event bubble, what do creatives think of it? For Adam Dewhirst, Senior 3D Artist at The Mill, it’s all about the portability. “I think its screen resolution coupled with its weight and portability are its most appealing aspects”, he says. “It’s the right size for digital art and it’s incredibly easy to just grab and go for a device that size. By comparison, the Wacom Cintiq Companion is over double the weight and much bulkier”.

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