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Reasons to hold off on the Apple iPad ProThe giganto tablet has a lot of people ready to part with their money, but maybe they should hit the brakes.
Welcome to Top 5, where we count down things. I'm your host, Iyaz Akhtar. Apple's big iPhone 6s announcement came and went. And the big news was the iPad Pro, no pun intended. The audience oohed and aahed the monster tablet and what it could do. There are plenty of reasons to buy an iPad Pro, and we'll cover that in another Top 5 However, today we're counting down the top five reasons to hold off on the iPad Pro. At number five, you already have an iPad Air. Sure there are performance boosts with the Air 2 and the Pro, but how slow is your current iPad anyway? Apple's iPads have aged relatively well, and they'll gain some functionality with iOS 9. iPad Air 2 will get more cool stuff than the original Air, but can you miss what you never had? At number four, you're not a giant. The new iPad pro is 12.9 inches. The 9.7 inch model wasn't that portable but this is even less portable. The iPad pro will feel like holding a decapitated 13 inch laptop. Now, if you're a giant of a human perhaps this will feel natural. For some of us it might be a little weird. Number three No 3D touch display. Apple spent a lot of time discussing what sets the iPhone 6S apart from the iPhone 6 and that was its 3D touch display that can sense how hard you press on the glass so you can use your phone in a new way. The iPad Pro doesn't have this technology for some reason. Granted you could probably get similar functionality by picking up the Apple pencil but if 3D Touch caught your eye you might actually wanna wait for the Next Generation iPad Pro. And number two, the price. Let's get down to the money here. If you want the iPod Pro, it'll cost you at least $800. If you want a version that runs on wireless carriers, there's only one and it costs $1,079. Oh, and those cool demos showing off at the Apple event with that new stylus? The Apple Pencil costs another hundred dollars. And if you want that smart keyboard cover, pony up another 170 dollars please. 1347 dollars is what you'll pay for a LTE Ipad with those two accessories. You know what time it is. It's time for Twitter. I asked you guys on Twitter, what would stop you from buying an iPad Pro? Cameron said, I would be more interested if it ran OS X. That would make it a real surface ripoff, but that's exactly what I want. @SeenD said, the lack of available software for my job. UX design. @MJDumas said, nothing, I'm buying. Thanks for your feedback, and onto number one! And at number one, you think it will replace your laptop. When I saw iOS 9 and it's multi tasking capabilities it looked like the iPad could one day replace a laptop. However, that day hasn't happened yet. The iPad Pro still uses Apple's lightening connector so To be specially made for the iPad Pro, or you're gonna need some kind of lightning to whatever adapter. Had the iPad Pro made the move to USB-C like Apple's Macbook, now that could have been interesting. There's also a question of how well multitasking will work compared to a traditional computer. And so we draw to a close another top five. We're lucky to have the best audience out there, so it's always great to hear from you on Twitter. If you disagreed or agreed with this list Let me know. I'm @iyaz. Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time. [MUSIC]