iPad Pro 9.7″ – The Perfect Gift

ipad-pro9-7 iPad Pro 9.7″ – The Perfect Gift

By Brandon Marnier, Simply Computing Kelowna

With the Holidays just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a closer look at the new iPad Pro 9.7 inch model.

At its core, the iPad Pro 9.7 boasts Apple’s A9X chip with 64-bit architecture and an embedded M9 coprocessor. This is the fastest processing chip that Apple has released for its iPad product line to date and coupled with 2GB of onboard RAM it packs a serious punch. Clocking in at almost double the speed of the iPad Air 2 the iPad Pro 9.7 is a great upgrade for any tablet user.

Cameras and Sound

Capturing memories on an iPad have never looked better. With a 12-megapixel iSight Camera, auto image stabilization, and a True Tone flash pictures on the iPad Pro 9.7 look crisp and clear. The iPad Pro 9.7 also features 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and a Live Photos option that lets you see the before and after moments of a picture. When watching videos or movies the iPad Pro 9.7 is a great option. Four speakers provide an unparalleled surround sound experience and the retina display looks better than ever.

Smart Connector

The iPad Pro 9.7 doesn’t just rely on its hardware though; it also has new features that make it an attractive option. The new Smart Connector allows the iPad Pro 9.7 to connect directly to Apple’s Smart Keyboard. The Smart keyboard eschews the traditional Bluetooth technology that most keyboards offer. Instead it acts similarly to a USB keyboard, providing a reliable and fast connection using the power of the iPad instead of rechargeable/replaceable batteries. ipad-pro2

Apple Pencil

The new Apple Pencil is where the iPad Pro 9.7 really shines, though. When connected to the iPad Pro, via Bluetooth, the Apple Pencil gives you extreme precision over your screen down to a single pixel. When the iPad Pro detects the Apple Pencil it utilizes its subsystem scan reading the signal 240 times per second. This allows it to detect subtle differences in pressure, angle, and position providing the most responsive feedback possible.

Creating art or running a business on an iPad is now more of a possibility than ever. In applications, such as Apple’s Notes, you can use the Apple Pencil to draw using a selection of different tools or write down notes as a presentation is being given. With other third party applications you can go even further and create paintings, sketches, and you can even sign and create documents. With the Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard, the iPad Pro 9.7 is like having an art studio or an office in your hand.


Coming in Wi-Fi and Cellular models in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, and Rose Gold with storage options of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB, the iPad Pro 9.7 offers something for everyone. With options starting as low as $799 now is a great time to start thinking about switching or upgrading to the iPad.

Drop into your local Simply Computing store today and ask our staff for a demo.