Brilliant iPad big upgrade on previous air 2 so fast and screen is great and bigger seems thinner and lighter despite this supports magic keyboard and Apple pen too
I was in the same boat, I went for the 2020 12.9 pro. I use the s21 ultra and don't really like being stuck in one eco system, the s7+ is awesome but I wanted a tablet with the largest screen and could be used with my laptop (macbook pro) not my phone. So far I am loving being part of both ios and android, don't feel restricted in any way, the new M1 looks awesome but the current pro is still and will be for some time very capable!
This. I am stuck between buying a 2020 Pro 12.9, a Sammy S7+, or this year's Pro. The benchmarks released yesterday for the new M1 powered Pro indicate a massive leap in power over last year's model. But, what point If the device never gets out of OS app restricted first gear?
True but the previous Pro has 2GB more RAM, an extra GPU core, 2 extra speakers, 120hz promotion display, 64GB more storage, Face ID (arguably a downgrade) and LIDAR rear cameras (Not that any of this makes a difference when the OS makes use of about 20% of the hardware...)
Fingers crossed CNET are a little more clued on that you and I. Makes a tonne of sense to enable developers to make one app and give them more systems to sell the software on.