10.5 or 12.9 on iOS 11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by mathewr, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. mathewr macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Hey. I'm thinking about upgrading from my original iPad Air. iOS 11 seems like a major jump for iPad Pro. Will one be able to use the iOS 11 features better than the other?

    I understand we don't have final build yet. Thanks in advance.
  2. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    New York
    This topic is currently being hammered already in multiple threads. Just look at virtually any thread under iPad and iOS 11. As should be expected, the 12.9 will use the features “better” because of the bigger screen. If space is your concern...12.9. If portability is your concern...9.7. If you want a rather “sweet spot” between the two...10.5. Gen 1 and 2 of the 12.9 as well as the 10.5 handle the multi-tasking similarly minus a couple minute details.
  3. mathewr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    Thanks for your reply. I searched os11 and basically every time iOS 11 was mentioned I received a thread.
  4. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    Both iPad Pro 10.5" and 12.9" are on parity in terms of specs this year.

    However things like Split View will look better on the 12.9" variant.
  5. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Yeah the split view will be the main difference. iPad 12.9" will treat each app as a full size iPad app. The 10.5 and 9.7 will treat one app with the iPhone framework instead due to the resolution.
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    It really depends on what your main uses will be. If you’re mobile a lot then I would go for the 10.5. If you do a lot of split view or art, the 12.9 would be better.
    Personally I’ve never been able to see myself using the larger one, so I’ve always had the 9.7 but basically the 10.5 is the same general size as the smaller iPad Pro so you’re gaining extra screen space without going all the way to 12.9.

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