Don't Buy if You Need the IPad Pro
While the 2018 iPad is a great value and now supports the Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro still offers several advantages.
The iPad Pro display uses ProMotion technology that makes scrolling look smoother and makes the iPad screen look better while drawing with the Apple Pencil. The iPad Pro also comes with a True Tone display so it looks better in all lighting situations.
Apple's iPad Pro can also record in 4K and takes better looking photos. It works with the Smart Keyboard, in addition to Bluetooth keyboards.
With a faster Apple A10X Fusion processor you have more power to handle complex professional apps that you might need in creative fields. The 9.7-inch iPad is for consumers and students, the iPad Pro is for professionals and power users.