My iPad Air (first generation) hasn't seen much use over the last 9 months. I have the 6s Plus, which gives me a fairly large display in my pocket at all times, and it has performance which puts the Air to shame. I'm spoiled now, and the stutters, occasional app crashes, and reloads of the Air are just annoying to deal with when in comparison my phone absolutely flies through every single task. So I rarely used my iPad anymore. But even a 5.5 inch display is still small for extended reading or productivity, so for some time I've longed for an iPad upgrade. Last night I treated myself to the 9.7" Pro (128 GB, Silver, Wifi) and Apple Pencil. A Smart Keyboard is on the way. What a nice upgrade this is! What jumps out right away is the display. You'd think a retina display is a retina display, but this one is seriously a step beyond. Forget OLED - this image is amazing. The True Tone feature really works, and I just find it so much more pleasing to look at. In the past I'd often tinker with the white balance of my PC display to try to reduce eyestrain (but could never quite get it where I wanted it), so this function is a big payoff to me. One thing I notice is that white areas on the screen closely match the tone of the iPad's white bezel no matter what lighting conditions I'm in. That's impressive. There's some serious wizardry going on in the background, because I've heard of no other display that can do this. True Tone, plus the wider color gamut, bonded display, and low reflectivity make for one amazing screen. I sat outside in the sun and even there it looked pretty great. Of course, the device's performance is outstanding. Like my phone, I can now do whatever I want, or switch between several things at once, without even thinking about whether the device can handle it. And that pencil. Drawing on this thing is a revelation. I'm a happy camper.