Question from user:
Hey there. I went shopping for I pads today. Just wanted to pick your brain a bit and see what your thoughts were about the I pad pro and the capability of being able to transfer video or documents directly over it’s charging chord. (USB C) thought that was a cool capability but the pro is $1,000
Response to user:
I don't have any experience with an iPad Pro so can't offer any opinions. The USB-C transfer sounds interesting. For me, and this is a personal preference, I don't like plugging hardware into hardware for data transfer. My background is networking and that's what I use. So, my preference is to have the iPads connected to the internet and use icloud.com to download data to my computer. That's just my bias, there are thankfully many different workflows that will get you to the same place which is offloading video from scare, expensive iPad storage to abundant, cheap PC (or cloud) storage.
If asked, I suggest that users spend enough money on iPads to get what they need and don't overspend. I'm a big fan of used iPads, especially the original Air 2 (it runs iOS 13). I'm a big fan of Apple's new $329 iPad 9.7" which you'll see on sale for $249. We also strongly suggest dedicating the iPads to Takedown rather than combining Takedown and personal business on the device. In that light, spending as little as possible for Takedown-dedicated iPads might make more sense.