There are other features I dig, too. The keyboard is really good, even easier to type on since it’s slightly larger than the model for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The Pencil performance is supposed to be better and more natural, but I found it was pretty similar to the experience of last year’s iPad Pro. It’s a blast sketching and using an iPad for taking notes, but I don’t really do much else.

Finally, the battery life is pretty solid, lasting most of the day during my tests which included spending a couple of hours reading Apple News at night, and catching up on a new game called Asphalt Storm. The stereo speakers also sounded really nicely balanced, and I enjoyed listening to jazz while catching up on the news.