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1. You can go for an affordable alternative – iPad Air 4. 2. The next-generation Pro should be released in the first half of 2021 and feature mini LED display.
The latest iPad Pro 11 was launched on March 25, 2020. Its regular price is $799 for the 128 GB & Wi-Fi only version, and you can expect some good Black Friday deals. Although you may save even 20% this year, I recommend going for other options.
Here are the reasons not to buy iPad Pro 11 in 2020:
1. iPad Air is an affordable alternative
If you are in need to find a replacement for your old iPad, and want to get a premium iPad this year, go for iPad Air 4 (prices from $599) instead of iPad Pro 11 (prices from $799).
iPad Air 4 was launched on October 23, 2020. It sports the large 10.9-inch edge-to-edge display, USB-C connector, and a new Touch ID sensor. The tablet offers a massive boost in performance compared to a previous model.
Why Air 4 instead of Pro 11?
Both tablets have a cool bezel-less look and similar dimensions.
iPad Air 4 comes with 10.9-inch LED display with 2360 × 1640 px resolution, while iPad Pro 11 has 11-inch Liquid Retina LED display with 2388 × 1668 px resolution.
Just like iPad Pro, the new Air 4 is compatible with the Magic Keyboard – you can now make the full use of a touchpad on your iPad!
Just like iPad Pro, the new Air works with the 2nd-generation Apple Pencil.
Just like iPad Pro, the new Air is equipped with USB-C port that lets you transfer data with a speed reaching 5Gbps – 10 times faster than previous generation.
iPad Air 4 comes in five fashionable colors: Silver, Space Gray, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue.
iPad Air 4 costs $200 less than iPad Pro, offering performance and features that would for most users be similar to iPad Pro.
2. iPad Pro 11 with mini LED is coming in a few months
There are dozens of iPad Pro rumors. Most of them claim the new generation model will come in Q1 or Q2 of 2021.
Is it worth waiting for the new model instead of going for the current one?
A major updated we should see in iPad Pro 2021 is mini LED display. It’s a new screen OLED-like technology. Mini LED displays have LEDs that are 50% smaller than regular LEDs. They offer increased brightness and higher contrast while still remaining power efficient.
Do you want to see other options? Check out current iPad offers on Amazon.
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
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Multi-angle pillow stand with pen holder
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
This 10000mAh smartphone-size power bank comes with USB-C port, LED display with a battery capacity, three built-in cables, and a foldable AC plug. You can plug the power bank directly to the wall socket for fast charging.
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
– Sydney J. Harris –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.