5 Reasons to Wait for iPad Pro 2018 & 3 Reasons Not To

Apple is reportedly working on a brand new iPad Pro for 2018 and today we want to take you through reasons why you should, and shouldn’t, wait for the new iPad Pro model(s) to arrive.

If you’re hunting for a new tablet with a beautiful screen and a ton of horsepower, Apple’s iPad Pro line should be near the top of your shopping list.

The iPad Pro comes in two sizes, 10.5-inches and 12.9-inches, with three storage options (64, 256, 512GB) and four colors (silver, gold, rose gold, and gray) to choose from. You can also buy it with LTE built-in if you need always available connectivity.

They’re two of the best tablets on the market and we generally recommend going with an iPad Pro model over the iPad and iPad mini lines.

They’re also poised to get even better once Apple deploys its highly anticipated iOS 11.3 update. It comes with a long list of new features, enhancements, and fixes.

The current iPad Pro models are worth considering in 2018, but you should also take note of the rumored iPad Pro 2018, a successor that’s reportedly in development ahead of an official release later this year.

iPad Pro 2018 Rumors

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is hard at work on a new high-end 2018 iPad Pro that will borrow some features from the company’s flagship iPhone X.

Developers poking through the iOS 11.3 beta have also found reference to a new flagship iPad dubbed “modern iPad.” This is notable because Apple engineers called the iPhone X “modern iPhone.”

On top of that, respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple’s working on brand new iPad Pro models for this year and that they will indeed incorporate technology from Apple’s iPhone X.

Apple recently confirmed a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support at its March event which means you might have to wade through several more months of iPad Pro 2018 rumors before the company confirms the new hardware.

While some of you might want to go ahead and pickup a new tablet today, many others should consider waiting until WWDC 2018, or later, for the new iPad Pro to emerge.

Wait if You Want the Best Software Support

Wait if You Want the Best Software Support

If you plan to keep your next iPad for a long time you might consider waiting for the 2018 iPad Pro. 

If you're the type of person that likes to hold onto your gadgets for three, four, five years at a time, the next iPad Pro has a lot of appeal. 

Apple probably won't confirm these plans on stage during its announcements, but the 2018 iPad Pro should get four years (or more) of software support. That means 4+ years of new features, security patches, and bug fixes. 

While you might be tempted to go with an older iPad model, their software support will end much sooner. We expect the iPad mini 2 to get dropped this year and miss out on iOS 12. 

The 2018's iPad Pro hardware will also ensure that you get the latest features from Apple. Older devices typically don't get the full version of iOS, often due to hardware limitations. 

If you plan on keeping this tablet for the long haul and you want all of the latest and greatest software features, consider holding out for the iPad Pro 2018 launch later this year.

One Comment

  1. Johan

    04/01/2018 at 12:09 am

    I have ipad air 2 now. I buy a 2018 today and when new ipad pro comes, i buy that one. I can sell 2018 then for a good price and for the time being I have a very good and brand new Ipad.
    I would regret buying an IPad pro now, because of the high price and little differences comparing ipad 2018. And selling Ipad Pro later is not possible without losing much money (price will drop a lot)


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