The iPad Air 2 can run two apps at the same time, has Touch ID, has a Retina Display, and looks (and weighs) the same as the iPad Pro. Oh, and it starts at $399.
So why would you pick the Pro over the Air 2? It’s what’s under the hood.
In order for the iPad Pro to truly replace a laptop, the storage allotments needed to go bigger; and so they did. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro comes in three different storage options: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.
The iPad Air 2 is only available in 16GB or 64GB models.
22 Other features worth noting
There are more reasons why you might pick the iPad Pro over the Air 2.
The iPad Pro’s A9X chip is a powerhouse compared to the the Air’s A8X chip. You’ll get clearer, smoother graphics, faster response times and the feeling that the Pencil writes like, well, a pencil.With the M9 coprocessor, Siri is always listening on the iPad Pro, so you can say “Hey, Siri” and she’ll respond without you holding down the home button. The new True Tone display feature that dynamically adjusts the hue and saturation of the iPad Pro’s display based on the ambient light.
You’ll pay a $200 premium should you decide to go with the base iPad Pro, but as you just learned, you’re getting more tablet for your money.