Yes, I’m buying a new iPad Pro; here’s why

I haven’t noticed it on my new tablet, but some new M4 iPad Pro models are exhibiting a visible static grain pattern across the OLED display, according to several user reports on Reddit (1, 2, 3) and the MacRumors Forums.

I’m buying a new iPad Pro even though I don’t expect it to replace my 16-inch MacBook Pro despite its OLED display and M4 processor. 

So why am I spending oodles of cash on the new tablet? One reason (or, at least, one excuse): as the editor/publisher of Apple World Today, I need one to review and use to test drive the myriad accessories that will accompany its release.

The second reason is that it can be my backup computer. As a small business owner, I need to make sure that I can keep Apple World Today up and running at all times. If my 16-inch MacBook Pro were to (heaven forbid) go down, I could use the iPad Pro — hooked up to a Studio Display — to keep the site updating. It would take longer to do my daily work because of the limited capabilities of iPadOS. But I could at least keep the site up and going.

Also, the iPad Pro has one feature that comes in very handy for me: cellular support. If I’m traveling and I need to put up a quick post at AWT, I can use the tablet to do so. For example, on a recent trip to Utah, there was a long stretch of driving in which I wished I could check my email and perhaps post something on AWT. If I’d had a cellular iPad Pro with me, I could have swapped out driving with my lovely wife and did a little work.

So, yep, I’m spring for an iPad Pro. Look for a review soon. And, yes, once again, I’ll try using it as my only work device for a day to see how that works out.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.