1tb w/ 6gb iPads vs all other capacities?

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Has anyone tested speed against similar models? I know the 1tb of the 11 and 12.9 have 6gb ram at 1tb, wold you notice any gains moving up to the 1tb for that alone? I’m torn between the 256 which is enough of space for me and the 1tb just for the jump in ram.

I do do a lot of multi tasking on the iPad but there’s only so much you can do with a lot of the work apps I use being limited on iOS. I do play a lot of bigger games, and watch movies, I use split screen some of the time for research papers and stuff. But I still end up on the Mac because there’s a lot of formatting the iPad can’t do to papers and such. I can’t say I ever really got mad at how slow the old iPad Pro was. The refreshing on tabs was annoying but at any given time I have like 20 open for reference on an ongoing project. I do plan to use photoshop if they ever actually update it, and I don’t now, it next year will be drawing and possibly modeling on the iPad. But I don’t need 1tb that’s for sure, i put a lot of stuff on the cloud or portable hard drives.
 

MCube74

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Check out this video.


I got the iPad Pro 12.9 256gb which is more than enough for what I need.

I am coming from an iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen) with 128gb and I still had 28gb storage free when I sold my iPad Pro last week.

So I believe I will be fine with the iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Gen) with 256gb.

The money I safe from not getting the 1tb model this year will give me a chance to upgrade to the next iPad Pro or something better that Apple will release next year.

From the video above, I can say that I may have made the right decision.

I have seen that locally the 64gb models are the ones selling out faster. Seems people realize if we are spending so much on an iPad for extra power, then why not just get a MacBook Pro or iMac Pro.

US $1930 for an iPad Pro is just too much, don’t your think?
 

Treebark

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Buy the storage you need. Most / all apps will be designed for the market share (4GB) not the outlier. We don’t even know if the 1TB models can access the extra RAM (although I assume they can, at least the extra not required by the storage).

We have 1TB and 512GB models, but not really sure what an accurate test would be. They so far feel the same in use.
 

MCube74

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So far only the 1TB model has been confirmed to have 6gb Ram.

Sadly no one can easily use up 512gb storage, 1TB model will be even more difficult.
 

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I haven't looked since last Tuesday but at that point the highest geekbench score for new iPads was held by a 4Gb variant so I think silicon lottery matters more than the extra ram
 

Lobwedgephil

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So far only the 1TB model has been confirmed to have 6gb Ram.

Sadly no one can easily use up 512gb storage, 1TB model will be even more difficult.
Huh? Plenty of people can use that much, anyone can if they want too.

That being said, while the 1TB benchmarks as slower, haven't seen anything on it ie. multitasking

Is curious why it is slower though.
 

MCube74

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Huh? Plenty of people can use that much, anyone can if they want too.

That being said, while the 1TB benchmarks as slower, haven't seen anything on it ie. multitasking

Is curious why it is slower though.
I know many games are coming up with storage requirements but it is still not as high as desktop computers.

I still find it being hard to use up 512gb storage easily. Well may be 512gb is possible to some extent, but not 1TB.
 

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I ordered the 512 model. I was really considering the 1tb model especially for the extra ram, but ultimately I’d rather upgrade to a new model in the future than spend more now to future proof.
 
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Treebark

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While I don’t HAVE to, it will be nice to have all of my photos and videos on the iPad, and they weigh in at over 340GB currently. Add a bunch of apps, games, downloaded movies, etc. I think I’ll probably get over what the 512 would have allowed, especially when Photoshop comes next year.

Yes, I could prune / be more selective, but where is the fun in that? ;)
 

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I ordered the 512 model. I was really considering the 1tb model especially for the extra ram, but ultimately I’d rather upgrade to a new model in the future than spend more now to future proof.
Exactly. Especially since the upgrades don't hold their value in the used market
 

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Check out this video.


I got the iPad Pro 12.9 256gb which is more than enough for what I need.

I am coming from an iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen) with 128gb and I still had 28gb storage free when I sold my iPad Pro last week.

So I believe I will be fine with the iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd Gen) with 256gb.

The money I safe from not getting the 1tb model this year will give me a chance to upgrade to the next iPad Pro or something better that Apple will release next year.

From the video above, I can say that I may have made the right decision.

I have seen that locally the 64gb models are the ones selling out faster. Seems people realize if we are spending so much on an iPad for extra power, then why not just get a MacBook Pro or iMac Pro.

US $1930 for an iPad Pro is just too much, don’t your think?
Hey that was a good video! (And now I have Chasing Pokemons stuck in my head. Thanks). Well that pushed it over the edge then, I'll go with the 256. I'm coming from the 10.5 and couldn't decide on the 11 or 12.9 either. I had the 12.9 when it first came out, and the glass actually cracked in my hand as I was holding it under its own weight (was I holding it wrong, probably, but still...). But this new 12.9 seems a lot more compact and hopefully won't have the big glass problems I found with the other.