Matthew Panzarino, who went full-time on iPad Pro while traveling 18 months ago, reviewing the new iPad Pros for TechCrunch:
I think the lidar sensor in the new iPad Pro is sort of like the U1 ultra-wideband chip in the iPhones 11. (The U1 chips is also apparently in the new iPad Pros.) It’s there for the future more than the present.
The whole review is excellent, with a slew of insightful observations, but I particularly like this bit regarding multitasking:
With iPad Pro, no matter where I have been or what I have been
doing, I was able to flip it open, swipe up and be issuing my
first directive within seconds. As fast as my industry moves and
as wild as our business gets, that kind of surety is literally
Never once, however, did I wish that it was easier to use.
Do you wish that a hammer is easier? No, you learn to hold it
correctly and swing it accurately. The iPad could use a bit more
Currently, iPadOS is still too closely tethered to the sacred cow
of simplicity. In a strange bout of irony, the efforts on behalf
of the iPad software team to keep things simple (same icons, same
grid, same app switching paradigms) and true to their original
intent have instead caused a sort of complexity to creep into the