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Poll: Apple iPad Pro

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Spit, Sep 9, 2015.

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Are you going to buy an iPad Pro?

  1. Yes

    135 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. No

    292 vote(s)
    68.4%
  1. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    I just look at the form factor of my 2016 Pro (and Air) compared to the 2018 Pro and know that any upgrade I do has to be to the new style.
     
  2. Rimsy

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 13, 2008

    Posts: 4,506

    Dropped my 11" down the stairs yesterday. Was pretty distressing watching it bounce down before coming to rest face down on the hard floor at the bottom of the stairs.
    Was in a flip case which did protect the corners but unfortunately the screen has two hairline cracks which whilst could be alot worse annoy the hell out of me.
    Once these screens have been cracked is it probably the cracks will get worse over time?
     
  3. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    What's the best replacement for the Air 2 at the moment? The 11" Pro comes in at £650, has the option of the pencil and has dimensions of 24.7cm x 17.9cm. The Air (2019) has a 10.5" retina display, is £409 and has dimensions of 25.1cm x 17.4cm. I'm quite happy with the dimensions of my Air 2 (24.0cm x 17.0cm) so these two seem to be the options to go for.

    Primary use is watching media but I could see myself using it for notes if I had a pencil. Probably not worth it just for that though. For £250, I suppose it would only be worth it if the screen is a lot better and it is likely to last longer through upgrade cycles.
     
  4. Ryan-3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,947

    Location: Northumberland

    The Pro is a very powerful machine, so any light tasks like taking notes, streaming or even MS office/pages etc. are a breeze for it. Whilst the screen isn't OLED, it is excellent. :)
     
  5. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    Turns out a new model is expected in March so I might be best holding off for a few weeks to see if the current 11” refurbs fall further.
     
  6. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    This is what I’m doing.
     
  7. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    Then again, how much would they realistically fall by? £50?
     
  8. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    At a push. Even then, the new ones will get announced and the refurb ones will just get snapped up.

    I’m half tempted just to get one now tbh-what I’ll use it for the 2018 model will be more than enough, but then we’re almost in March, I’ve got the money for it now so if the new one is £100 more then at least I’ll know that it will be that little bit faster and potentially more base storage...
     
  9. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    That's kind of what I'm thinking... I ordered a refurb on Wednesday and was going to take it back, but if the fall in price for iPad Pro 11 refurb will be £50 to £70 it's kind of like... what's the point? Keep it before it sells out.
     
  10. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    I guess the most important questions are how are you finding it so far and if they announced new ones tomorrow would you have buyers remorse and send it back?
     
  11. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    the plan is always to go for the Pro 11. It’s more what happens to the price of the refurbs.
     
  12. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    Seems like you should just stick with what you’ve bought tbh.
     
  13. uvarvu

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 29, 2004

    Posts: 3,977

    Location: Bath

    I'm getting quite excited too, especially that it has been announced that Apple is working on a keyboard with a built in trackpad. Will be interesting to see if I can follow through with my plan and give up laptops and desktops for good.
     
  14. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    So hard though isn’t it?

    Like I can use my iPad for 90% of things but there will be always those one or two scenarios where I’ll have to open up the MacBook.
     
  15. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    Having thought about this further, when it’s all said and done, I’d be more annoyed that I didn’t get the refurb and it sold out, than waiting for any further reductions on the refurbs or the new model that in all fairness, will be even more expensive.

    And with that, I ordered the 11” Pro this evening with the Folio case. Arrives tomorrow.
     
  16. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    Glad we worked through it together haha. I’m not paying that much for a case so going to find one online.
     
  17. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    Lol, I think we’ve made the right purchase.

    Official covers only for me, always end up buying ones that either break or don’t fit to my liking. Might as well go for the real deal.
     
  18. BMox81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2012

    Posts: 1,050

    So the Pro arrived on Saturday and had a little play with it yesterday.

    Wow what a bit of kit. That 120hz screen is something else. Everything is ridiculously fast. Films look and sound great on there.

    I've had iPad's before but this is next level. Can't see me needing to upgrade for many years now (He says that now).

    Really happy with it so far and that in turn means upgrades for my wife who gets my 9.7" Pro and my daughter who now has an iPad Air 2.
     
  19. Emlyn_Dewar

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003

    Posts: 12,739

    Location: Chengdu

    After getting the 12" Pro, I regret buying my 12" ultrabook for work, as it's mostly a dust collector now.
    I remember when the first iPad came out and I just thought it seemed trash. Now it can benefit so many different areas of work/persona life.
     
  20. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

    Posts: 4,861

    Location: Widnes

    Didn't realise the new iPad Pros are USB C. Even worse, the cable is USB C to USB C so I need to buy a new cable! Hopefully the iPhone switches to USB C this year so that I don't need to carry two cables.