Thomas is looking to get an iPad to supplement his iPhone and iMac. The 12.9" iPad Pro seems too big. So he's looking at the 11". Or should he get the iPad Air? Leo says to get the iPad Air. It has a true motion screen, can now use the Apple Pencil, and is a great first iPad. It's also just as fast or even faster. Not to mention a lot less expensive. It also has the A14 Bionic chip, which is essentially the M1 processor. The only real advantage the pro models have is storage. The Air only gets him 256GB. But that's enough.
Kevin just bought an Apple Watch. Should he have waited until after next week's event? Leo says no, Kevin is safe. The next Apple Watch won't be out until the fall.
Kevin also works for cruise lines as a comedy performer and he travels a lot. He wants to know what's the best tablet for watching movies. Leo says the iPad, hands down. The 12.9" iPad Pro has the best screen with miniLED. Better than most TVs. Get the Apple surround sound headphones!
Evan recently bought a 1TB iPad Pro with 16GB of RAM. But now, he's having some buyer's remorse. Leo understands, considering it doesn't come with a keyboard, and if he bought the new M1 Macbook Air, he'd get a keyboard and spend $1,000 less. A MacBook Pro can as well. The real problem is that iOS isn't taking advantage of all that high performance, making Leo wonder if Apple is up to something in the future. But at the end of the day, it comes down to whether you prefer macOS or iOS. And in a week, Apple will probably announce a new high-end MacBook Pro.
Tom wants to know more about the latest iPad Pro. Leo says he'll get his in about a week. It will have the same M1 chip as the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Macbook Pro, and the upcoming iMacs. So it's a pretty big deal. It will also have up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. It also has an ultra-sharp display. The iPad Pro will also support Thunderbolt 3. So it's essentially a MacBook Air in tablet form. And it costs about the same, too. Leo wonders why Apple put out an iPad that is clearly overpowered for a tablet. Maybe more pro-grade apps for iOS that will appeal to younger users?
In a prerecorded event that lasted almost an hour on the dot, Apple held their annual Spring Event and introduced the latest M1 iMac, M1 iPad Pros, updates to AppleTV, and finally the launch of the Apple Air Tags. Apple also announced a purple iPhone, and the ability for customers to build credit through the Apple Card. The Apple Air Tags will signal where your lost devices are, from keys to just about anything. Apple also added that any time an iOS device comes within range of an Air Tag, the tag will phone home and let the owner know where they are. That's pretty cool.
Chris has an iPad Air 2 and he's thinking of getting one of the new 11" iPads. Leo thinks it's a good idea but hold off the magic keyboard. It's too expensive. Logitech has a more affordable one called the Combo. It also has a case and function key row.
Tom is looking to get a new iPad, and he saw the M1 iPads announced this week. And wanted to know more about the miniLED displays. Leo says that only the 12.9" iPad Pro will have the miniLED ProMotion display, but it will give full array local dimming, P3 color gamut, and high dynamic range. But it's also $100 more than the same iPad from last year. It also has the M1 chip in it, which makes it as powerful as any laptop. That tells Leo that Apple wants people to think of it as a computer.
Leo says that the credible rumors insist that this Tuesday's Apple Spring Forward Event will most likely feature new iPads, including an iPad Pro and iPad Mini. But it may also finally announce Apple's Location Tags, which could also support third-party tags as well. Leo is surprised by this, but it's welcome if true.
Phil has an original iPad Pro and iPhone. Should he upgrade? Leo says that those are both still fine. But you may want to think about the M1 Mac. That's a huge shift. But don't buy it just yet. Apple does have an event in June for the Worldwide developers' conference, and Leo thinks there may be a new generation M1 chip. So keep your powder dry on buying a new Mac until June. But he's expecting a new iPad Pro this month with an A14X chip, the mobile version of the M1+. Also note, that the current MacBook Pro and the latest iPad Air both have the same chip.
Joyce wants to get her elderly husband a computer. He spends most of his time in bed these days, and she wants to give him a portal to do research and have a world outside the bedroom. She wants to spare no expense, too. Leo says that an iPad is a wonderful choice for her husband since it's simple to use and very secure. The iPad Air is very light and thin and enjoys an 11" screen. The iPad Pro is a bit larger with a 12.9" screen. It also has better sound. But it's a little heavier at 1 1/2 pounds. So it depends on which one he would like best.