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Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

I wanted to see if the third generation iPad Pro 12.9″ can be a laptop replacement when I am traveling, act as an entertainment device when I am at home, and allow me to do blogging when I am in a cafe during weekends.

Bought an Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) [1] so that Li Xiang can draw on it as well.

Decided to get the Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) [2] and it cost a whopping S$1,939.

It is out of stock almost everywhere, and hence I waited nearly two weeks for it. Place the order on 7th November 2018, and I only received it on 19th November 2018.

Coding
You can use the iPad Pro for basic coding. Using apps like Coda [3] (S$34.98) or Textastic [4] (S$14.98).

If you need to use Git, you can use Working Copy [5] (Free).

If you need to SSH to your remote machine to code, you can use Prompt [6] (S$21.98).

There is an upcoming app called iSH [7] which gives you a sandboxed Linux shell access (Alpine) on iOS. You can use it to install packages like Git, Vim, Node, etc.

Checkout this article: FE webdev on iPad Pro (2018) [8].

Entertainment
Entertainment is pretty straight forward for me. I only use three apps for it. YouTube [9] (Free), Netflix [10] (Free), and Plex [11] (Free).

Blogging
For blogging, normally I will just use Chrome [12] (Free) and blog via WordPress’s WP-Admin or Grammarly [13] web app. Not really a fan of the official WordPress [14] (Free) app. I find it slow, buggy, and clunky.

Most writing tools like Bear [15], Ulysses [16], and Drafts [17] have moved to a subscription model. Since I don’t really use it that often, I don’t find it necessary to subscribe to it.

Another alternative I am considering is iA Writer [18]. It only charges a one time fee of S$12.98 when buying the app.

Drawing
There are a lot of free apps for drawing since most of them are from big companies rather than independent/small companies.

There is Procreate [19] (S$14.98), Adobe Photoshop Sketch [20] (Free), Adobe Illustrator Draw [21] (Free), Autodesk SketchBook [22] (Free), and Paper [23] (Free).

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Box Front [24]
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) – Box Front
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular) – SIM Tray
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 Inch (3rd Generation) (Space Grey 256GB) (Wi-Fi + Cellular)