11 or 11.5 inch iPad Pro for 2018/2019?

Fuzzball84

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Having tried the new ipad Pro 10.5 I'm convinced that the screen could go bigger yet again. Its meant as a laptop replacement for mobile people but the screen, if was on a laptop would be laughed at. I therefore predict that there will be another jump in size, in conjuntion with a redesign, before the best size is realized.

I think next years iPad Pro will be 11 to 11.5 inch possible 12 and a redesign that virtually eliminates bezels except for space for the camera.

I also hope they redesign the apple pencil and improve the keyswitches on the keyboard (plus add a backlight)

I really hope a new iPad Pro comes out next year!
 
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Dave245

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I doubt it because it would be pushing into the 12.9" iPad Pro area.
 

Fuzzball84

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I doubt it because it would be pushing into the 12.9" iPad Pro area.
I disagree strongly, I think the 10.5 is still too small and apple are really pushing the smaller of the two now. If they go to 11 inch and don't need to increase the physical size much, it would be a no brainer.
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Doubt a redesign will come soon and when I say soon is at least more 2 years.
If the iPhone 8 flagship is almost bezeless the Pros are going to look like last years tech when compared alongside. I think an iPad design refresh is well overdue.
 
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I would rather see them do a mini sized Pro than resize the smaller iPad again. I would be a bit annoyed if I bought a 10.5 and a year later, it was obsolete (A la 9.7 iPP).

Now redesigned Pencil and backlit ASK? Yes, please.
 

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See some of the girl comments regarding handbag size.

This is relevant; it's also the reason my ex was only ever interested in the 11" macbook air and not the 13.

She had big handbags. the 11" mba was pushing it. 10.5 is close enough to that and probably better for handbag size.
 

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I would rather see them do a mini sized Pro than resize the smaller iPad again. I would be a bit annoyed if I bought a 10.5 and a year later, it was obsolete (A la 9.7 iPP).

Now redesigned Pencil and backlit ASK? Yes, please.
Yeah I know what you mean about constant size changes but for now I have an iPad Pro 9.7 and when trying out the new Pro it is significantly better but not so much better that I feel I can take a hit upgrading so soon. I tend to just buy what's good at the time for my needs and then weather the temptation of the new version. Like I bought the MacBook retina in mid 2015 and was tempted when the 2016 version came out and again when the 2017 version arrived. But the 2015 version still works fine for my needs and battery life has been getting better with the most recent versions of macOS

If they had brought out something that is sized exactly between the 9.7 and 12.9 I'd probably upgrade asap. I always feel comfortable sitting infront of the 12.9 version as it feels so good with the big screen and spacious keyboard, but it's unwieldy for me to carry about and fold that keyboard. But the 9.7 and 10.5 although nice and light just don't feel comfortable to sit and work on for too long. Fine for emails and watching movies etc but not serious work for me.

So updating my Pro right now doesn't change my situation much :/

So i guess while I keep using a combination of my MacBook, iPad mini and Pro I'll be ready to consolidate the MacBook and Pro into an 11 or 11.5 inch version and always keep my mini
 
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I disagree strongly, I think the 10.5 is still too small and apple are really pushing the smaller of the two now. If they go to 11 inch and don't need to increase the physical size much, it would be a no brainer.
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If the iPhone 8 flagship is almost bezeless the Pros are going to look like last years tech when compared alongside. I think an iPad design refresh is well overdue.
An iPad refresh will come sooner or later, but the question is when.
2017 iPad pro just get 2nd generation touch ID that comes with the iPahone 6s is 2015. And there is still no iPhone 7 like home button.
The iPhone 7 like home button, as well as a bezelless design (with on screen home button) need a taptic engine, and an iPad is a completely different beast than either an iPhone or a macbook. The iPhone is a small device, and on macbooks, the trackpad is a separate piece of hardware with a slight mobility which prevent the tactile feedback to be felt on the macbook chassis. So it could take some times to come on iPads.
 

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An iPad refresh will come sooner or later, but the question is when.
2017 iPad pro just get 2nd generation touch ID that comes with the iPahone 6s is 2015. And there is still no iPhone 7 like home button.
The iPhone 7 like home button, as well as a bezelless design (with on screen home button) need a taptic engine, and an iPad is a completely different beast than either an iPhone or a macbook. The iPhone is a small device, and on macbooks, the trackpad is a separate piece of hardware with a slight mobility which prevent the tactile feedback to be felt on the macbook chassis. So it could take some times to come on iPads.
I doubt that the Taptic Engine will be used in the iPad Pro 3rd gen but I strongly think in such a flagship device it will get the physical home button incorporated into the screen and almost no bezels to go alongside the flagship iPhone. I think apple would be onto a serious winner with this combination. And as they demonstrated with the recent release is that cost is no barrier.
 

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I would rather see them do a mini sized Pro than resize the smaller iPad again. I would be a bit annoyed if I bought a 10.5 and a year later, it was obsolete (A la 9.7 iPP).

Now redesigned Pencil and backlit ASK? Yes, please.
9.7 is not even close to being obsolete
 

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Yeah I know what you mean about constant size changes but for now I have an iPad Pro 9.7 and when trying out the new Pro it is significantly better but not so much better that I feel I can take a hit upgrading so soon. I tend to just buy what's good at the time for my needs and then weather the temptation of the new version. Like I bought the MacBook retina in mid 2015 and was tempted when the 2016 version came out and again when the 2017 version arrived. But the 2015 version still works fine for my needs and battery life has been getting better with the most recent versions of macOS

If they had brought out something that is sized exactly between the 9.7 and 12.9 I'd probably upgrade asap. I always feel comfortable sitting infront of the 12.9 version as it feels so good with the big screen and spacious keyboard, but it's unwieldy for me to carry about and fold that keyboard. But the 9.7 and 10.5 although nice and light just don't feel comfortable to sit and work on for too long. Fine for emails and watching movies etc but not serious work for me.

So updating my Pro right now doesn't change my situation much :/

So i guess while I keep using a combination of my MacBook, iPad mini and Pro I'll be ready to consolidate the MacBook and Pro into an 11 or 11.5 inch version and always keep my mini
A smart view in purchases, buy only when you need or if it works for you. That said, with the rMB being so small, I would have thought the 10.5 being optimal for you, but you want bigger yet.

I love the 12.9" but then I have an iMac and an iP7+. I'd love a Mini Pro (or at least a mini with a nice screen, ProMotion and Pencil capabilities) for my commute as it's often standing room only.

Right now, I am resisting upgrading my iMac as mine is running fine and I want to see how well it performs on High Sierra, and more importantly, how much I use the iPP in lieu of the Mac. There are certain things I cannot do (video conversions, proof reading on Grammarly and perhaps somet other stuff will pop up), but this iPP handles a good deal of my creative work flow nicely.

It's all good.
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9.7 is not even close to being obsolete
Obsolete in that they are no longer making that size, not usage.
 

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A smart view in purchases, buy only when you need or if it works for you. That said, with the rMB being so small, I would have thought the 10.5 being optimal for you, but you want bigger yet.

I love the 12.9" but then I have an iMac and an iP7+. I'd love a Mini Pro (or at least a mini with a nice screen, ProMotion and Pencil capabilities) for my commute as it's often standing room only.

Right now, I am resisting upgrading my iMac as mine is running fine and I want to see how well it performs on High Sierra, and more importantly, how much I use the iPP in lieu of the Mac. There are certain things I cannot do (video conversions, proof reading on Grammarly and perhaps somet other stuff will pop up), but this iPP handles a good deal of my creative work flow nicely.

It's all good.
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Obsolete in that they are no longer making that size, not usage.

Yeah but my macbook has a 12 inch display and for me its the perfect compromise between mobility and screen real estate for multitasking. Thats why i think i want a bezeless pro between 11 to 12 inch as it would truly work for me and i think many others.
 

Fuzzball84

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The 10.5 screen is the first screen size change ever for the main iPad line, thinking it’ll change again a year later is rather odd.

If you want a bigger screen, buy the 12.9” model.
Im also seeing what samsung do with their linup too, although some on here will no doubt not like this i was impressed with their current lineup in terms of screen quality, build and ability to use micro SD cards. Plus they dont seem to be so restricted to one screen size or another.
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The 10.5 screen is the first screen size change ever for the main iPad line, thinking it’ll change again a year later is rather odd.

If you want a bigger screen, buy the 12.9” model.
The iPad pro is not really part of the main iPad line and i think since it is all new that apple will make sone big changes to it in the coming years
 

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Im also seeing what samsung do with their linup too, although some on here will no doubt not like this i was impressed with their current lineup in terms of screen quality, build and ability to use micro SD cards. Plus they dont seem to be so restricted to one screen size or another.
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The iPad pro is not really part of the main iPad line and i think since it is all new that apple will make sone big changes to it in the coming years
The iPad Pro took over as the main line given that there’s likely no mini update expected and the 2017 iPad isn’t class leading. They’ll make big improvements, but I don’t think screen size will be one of them. Apple have improved the screen every model without needing to change the physical size of it. I don’t think this one change sets a precedent for future changes to screen size on a regular basis.
 

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The iPad Pro took over as the main line given that there’s likely no mini update expected and the 2017 iPad isn’t class leading. They’ll make big improvements, but I don’t think screen size will be one of them. Apple have improved the screen every model without needing to change the physical size of it. I don’t think this one change sets a precedent for future changes to screen size on a regular basis.
We will see, apple decide, not its customers. And unless you are in a senior position at apple, I dont think you are a person that can say what the main ipad line is or not. Until we see what happens the iPad regular will probably be considered by alot of people to be the main, biggest selling line, and the iPad Pro an upmarket version.
 

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I'm happy with 10.5. 12.9 was too big. Maybe 11 or 11.5 might work for me but I know a 10.5 works (or the 9.7 but I prefer the 10.5).
 

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I think they'll keep the resolution of the 10.5" iPad, maybe they stretch it (3:2 ratio), but I hope it will be in the size of an Air 2 / Pro 9.7 @ the 10.5" width (in portrait mode) and also the weight of it.
 

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Having tried the new ipad Pro 10.5 I'm convinced that the screen could go bigger yet again. Its meant as a laptop replacement for mobile people but the screen, if was on a laptop would be laughed at. I therefore predict that there will be another jump in size, in conjuntion with a redesign, before the best size is realized.

I think next years iPad Pro will be 11 to 11.5 inch possible 12 and a redesign that virtually eliminates bezels except for space for the camera.

I also hope they redesign the apple pencil and improve the keyswitches on the keyboard (plus add a backlight)

I really hope a new iPad Pro comes out next year!
This popped up. Good call.
 
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