It’s no secret that we absolutely love Apple products here at Dallas Riffle Media. While many of Apple’s products are more tailored for consumers, we believe that their newly released iPad Pro is one of the best tools for business that they have ever created. While previous iterations of the iPad offered some functionality that proved useful for business, the new features that the Pro offers elevates it into a device that you absolutely should have for your business. Here are some of the reasons why we are in love with the new iPad Pro.
While the larger size of the Pro makes it slightly less portable previous versions of the iPad, it still only weights only 1.57 pounds and is just a little over a quarter of an inch thick. In comparison, the 13” Macbook Air weights just under three pounds and is a little over half an inch thick. Like most tablets nowadays, the iPad Pro has an additional keyboard accessory if you are more partial to a physical keyboard when typing. Along with the size and weight, applications such as iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud make it possible to get real work done on the device and upload your files to the cloud so you can access them back in the office.
While many scoffed at the idea of Apple releasing a stylus, including Steve Jobs, the Apple Pencil is actually a quite amazing accessory. The Apple pencil is priced at $99 which may seem like a high price for some. Despite a slightly higher price point than most styluses, the Apple Pencil’s functionality is truly where it shines. It offers virtually no lag which makes it a lot more responsive than other styluses on the market. This combined with highly sophisticated pressure and tilt sensors allow for techniques such as different line thicknesses and shading.
Existing iPad apps such as Notes, Mail, Adobe Creative Cloud offer new functions that incorporate the new stylus. Adobe even offers a new app called Adobe Comp CC which allows for creation of more complex artwork using the Apple Pencil. The fact that this accessory only works with the Pro really gives it an advantage over other versions of the iPad. These additional features and functionality make the Pro a must have for your company’s graphic designers.
Great for Presentations
The Pro’s gorgeous 12.9” retina display makes the device perfect for giving presentations on the go. When using a laptop for presentations, you would need to find a place where everyone in the room can see the screen. The Pro gets rid of this hurdle by offering not only a large, easy to see screen but allows a more interactive experience when giving presentations by giving the ability to pass the tablet around. The new multitasking features of the Pro also make teleconferencing easier using Facetime or Skype.
True multitasking has been a feature that Android users have been bragging about for years. With iOS 9, Apple users can finally brag back with the excellent multitasking features on the Pro. With the new split view, you can now work in multiple applications side-by-side. Along with split view, iOS 9 also lets you play videos while simultaneously working in other apps. While these features are usable on the regular iPad if it has iOS 9 installed, the larger screen of the Pro helps it make the best use of these features.
Fun to Use
While this isn’t exactly a feature but the iPad Pro is just a lot of fun to use. Studies have showed that those who are happy at work tend to be more productive. If you give your employees a brand new piece of tech that makes their jobs more enjoyable, you are likely to get higher quality work from them. With higher quality work, your profits will increase and your business will grow. Long story short, the iPad Pro can help plant the seeds for a prosperous business.
While there are many features of the Pro that we did not cover, we hope this outlines some of the reasons why it can be a powerful tool for business. If you need help growing your business, Dallas Riffle Media is happy to help. We are a full-service marketing agency that offers web design, video production, branding, graphic design, copywriting, SEO and much more. Give us a call at (330) 274-7658 or send us an email for more information about how we can help your business prosper.