Don’t let what you’ve heard sway your decision without a little bit of research.
You can’t use a USB with an iPad.
Although it’s true that there is no USB port on the iPad, you can use a USB with an iPad—you just need the right adapter. You can transfer photos and videos from a flash onto your iPad using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter from Apple or you can purchase a flash drive with a built-in lightning connector.
iPads can’t multitask.
You can definitely multitask on an iPad; all you have to do is turn it on! Go to Settings > General > Multitasking and you’re good to go! You’re probably already aware that you can run multiple apps at the same time and easily switch back and forth between them by double clicking the Home button, but did you know you can use two apps at once?
Using two apps at once is simple with Slide Over and Split View on the iPad. Side view allows you to swipe over from the right side of the screen to open a new app, that will take up about 30% of the screen. If you want a 50/50 view of each app try Split View and you’ll be able to efficiently work on two different tasks at once!
Watch this tutorial on how to multitask on the iPad using Slide Over and Split View.
The lack of Flash will make doing many things online difficult.
No, the iPad does not support Flash Player, but after using it for a while you’ll quickly discover that it’s really not an issue. Plus, there are plans to kill off Adobe Flash Player, so don’t let this common iPad misconception keep you from making the purchase!
A small laptop or netbook would be more useful.
First there’s the battery life. Let’s compare it to that same Macbook Air… while using the Macbook you’ll get a whopping 9 hours of battery life. Great, right? But with the iPad you’ll get 10 hours of battery life.
Most importantly—portability. Although a small laptop, like the Macbook Air, is extremely portable, a tablet it still much easier to carry around! Let’s talk about weight: The iPad Air 2 weighs a mere .96 lbs… less than 1 pound! The Macbook air is by no means heavy, weighing in at 2.38 lbs, but there’s definitely a weight difference. Now the durability: a tablet has no moving parts, but a small laptop or a netbook has to open and close which means there’s more parts that could break while being lugged around all day.
Now that we’ve cleared up this misconceptions, what do you think? Would you buy an iPad? If so it’s time for one last decision… Should you buy the iPad Air or iPad Pro?
Still not convinced? You may as well Sell Your iPad to us if you already own one.