Professional as in, professional. Most of my clients make TV commercials but it certainly doesn’t end there.
I understand how you feel. I used to feel the same exact way. But after 2 or 3 clients told me about how fast the new iPad Pro was I went out and bought one. I’m a believer now. I think it’s hard for people to understand just how much better the Pro version of the iPad is over the standard model. It’s not just more bells and whistles, it’s a totally different beast. Don’t forget that the iPad Pro uses the same USB-C connection that the MacBook Pro does. It’s not just a lightning connector like the standard iPad has.
Just last week I had a client come in to buy the new 16" MPB to do professional video work with. I mentioned to him about the iPad Pro and he had the same reaction that you and I initially had. After showing him a few things from my iPad Pro he said he needed to do more research on it by asking around. I saw him again a few days ago and he was so happy that I had mentioned everything to him. He is now waiting for our stock to include the new (2020) 12.9 which he is going to now buy instead of the MBP.
The numbers for the 2018 iPad Pro (below) don’t lie. The 2020 iPad Pro will be even better yet;
Here is a video where they talk about this topic using an older 2018 iPad Pro. Keep in mind that this video was made before Apple allowed hard drives to plug directly into the iPad Pro, so things will be even better today;
There is a lot of mounting information about this on the net. As reviews for the new 2020 iPad Pro come out you’ll see more and more pros talking about this.
Also, when Apple says that the new iPad Pro (2020) is faster than most PC laptops, that is not just hype, it actually is. But this shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone. Professionals have been using iPhones (not iPads) for various commercials and music videos for some time now (since the iPhone 6s). Thats what the whole “Shot on iPhone” was about.
BTW, there’s a very good reason why Apple will be switching from Intel processors to ARM processors in the new Macbooks, instead of using Intel processors in iPad Pros. The proofs in the pudding.