By Max Buondonno
However, Apple is now just beginning to ship these accessories to their Apple Stores across the world, but it’s gonna take a while for them to get there. Just sayin’…
As of now, I can confidently say that developers are working on fixes for this issue in their apps right now, but when/if they finish, it’ll take a while for the changes to roll out to everyone via the App Store. So if you wait to get your greedy little hands on the iPad Pro, you’ll enjoy a better software experience throughout the system.
Apple made a lot of changes to iOS to better suit the iPad, like features such as Split View, the process of using two apps side by side, Picture-in-Picture, a floating video player that follows you wherever you go on your iPad, and Slide Over, which is similar to Split View and is the gesture of sliding your finger from the right hand side of your screen to bring up a menu of applications for quick access to those particular apps without leaving the app your in. But none of them are really specifically optimized for the iPad Pro, let alone any other iPad. They just all work the same way no matter what iPad your working on. And while that is a good thing, it’s not taking advantage of all the extra screen real-estate you have on the Pro.
When Apple announced this giant iPad, I wanted to see a fully-optimized UI specifically for the Pro, but that didn’t come, and all we got was a super-sized 9.7 inch iPad OS. And right now, I know someone’s saying “Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but your wrong, because it’s been broken for a number of years.
My final verdict: wait like 2 or 3 months to make that “Pro” purchase (see what I did there?). That way you get the best possible experience while using your iPad Pro. The accessories will be more widely available, apps will scale correctly on the giant 12.9 inch screen, and you’ll have greater appreciation for the iPad. Plus, we may even figure out who exactly this iPad is for, because that’s still a mystery…