2017 12.9 Pro upgrade

TravisPNW

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Hey all,

I've got a 256GB 12.9 Pro LTE (2017 model) and the g/f has the 16GB Air 2 LTE (9.7 I think) and I want to upgrade her iPad for Christmas.

She's said she liked mine when she's picked it up so I'm not even considering the 10.5 version. I think the screen size bump will be exactly what she's looking for.

Am I crazy for getting the 2017 model? Both of us have the 8 Plus so we are fans of Touch ID and outside of Face ID am I missing a whole lot by getting her the same model I have? It's a couple hundred bucks less as well and I'm already not happy with the 2018 price increases.

She's mainly a web surfer and gamer with occasional music and video watching. 2017 Pro should suffice I'm thinking but would love some comments!
 
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ZombiePete

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It would be more than enough. The main differences are going to be Touch ID vs Face ID which you've already said isn't an issue, and the 2017 iPP is larger/more unwieldy than the 2018, but it's a powerful device with a great display that will be usable for years to come.
 

Kendo

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Not crazy at all and your exact model is currently on sale for $750 which is a steal.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1342549-REG/apple_mpa52ll_a_12_9_ipad_pro_mid.html

If you aren't averse to getting a used model with AppleCare+ (which makes it "new" after you use up one of their incidents of accidental damage and get a brand new refurbished replacement), eBay is practically giving them away as per my thread below.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/my-god-they-are-practically-giving-away-10-5-pros-on-ebay.2154778/
 
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TravisPNW

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Thanks all. Going with the gut and getting her the 256GB 12.9 2017 model like I have. Will be a nice bump in screen size as well as storage from 16GB. I could go with 64GB but nah...

She'll definitely be happy with the upgrade.
 
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TravisPNW

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I ordered the 256GB space gray 12.9 2017 LTE model last night. A huge upgrade from a 16GB Air 2 for her.

Thanks again everyone!
 
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Kendo

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I ordered the 256GB space gray 12.9 2017 LTE model last night. A huge upgrade from a 16GB Air 2 for her.

Thanks again everyone!
You can get older pencils for pennies on the dollar through eBay. Everyone and their mother who is upgrading to a new Pro has been unloading those at fire sale prices.