Which iPad to purchase??
We often get the question of which iPad to purchase, and to answer it you should consider a few things.
The first is that you do NOT need the cellular version, UNLESS you wish to be always connected through your cell phone carrier. If you purchase a Wi-Fi only version, you can use PostureScreen Mobile like normal, and when you hit “send email” to a prospective new patient at a screening or an existing practice member in your office if you didn’t have WiFi, the PDF documents will simply move into your email queue and wait for an internet connection. Once you have an internet connection they will send. Most of our users based on anonymous data demonstrate that WiFi only ipads are used in 90% of our clients. Remember, you ONLY need internet connection to download credits or modules from iTunes AppStore or for sending emails to patients. If you have purchased your in-app upgrades or purchased credits, it unlocks them in the application, meaning you will not have to connect to purchase credits again until you run out. You can also pre-purchase in lots of 100, so rest assured if you are performing a screening at an outside event without Wi-Fi internet connection, you can operate normally until you run out of credits. This never seems to be an issue for doctors or staff.
The next question is how much size storage (disk space) do I need to purchase? iPads come in 16gb, 32gb, 64gb, and even 128gb and 256gb models or now even up to one terabyte. The easy answer is buy as big as you can afford, there is no minimum for our apps.
However, with the advent of SyncScreen (our cloud backup and synchronization service for multiple devices.) you can get a smaller capacity storage device, and simply offload the clients to cloud for storage when needed to save space, and then pull them back down to the device when you need to perform a comparison assessment. Learn more about SyncScreen here: https://www.postureanalysis.com/knowledge-base/syncscreen-cloud-synchronization-remotescreen-and-backup/
Next on to the various models. Some of these are no longer sold by Apple. Compatible with our application are devices that can support iOS13.
At this point for iPads the base model iPad will run our applications fine except for the more advanced Augmented Reality and 3D features. If you plan on using those more advanced features we suggest only newer iPads such as the 2019 iPad Mini5, iPad Air 3, or the 3rd Generation iPad Pro’s. The iPad Pros are the best especially for 3D assessments if using the Structure Sensor. Any iPhone starting with the iPhone Xs to current will run the augmented reality, however we do not support the 3D scanning on them as they are simply too small to be practical.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.