A few little things about the new iPads

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aevan, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    ....you may not have noticed. Feel free to add to the list:

    1. The font of the iPad writing on the back is different than the old Pro - it's thinner (at least when comparing 12.9" ones)
    2. Old 12.9" couldn't shoot Live Photos, new one does (iPad Pro 9.7 could also take them)
    3. There are 3 new wallpapers exclusive to the new iPad Pros (just like iPhone 7 got exclusive wallpapers)
    4. These wallpapers are featured on the boxes, however, the one on the silver model box is not present in iOS (currently)
    5. Microphone has been moved to the middle of the edge, away from the camera
    6. Cellular models now have just a thin line for the antenna, not the big plastic part
    7. The new coating is maaaybe a little better with the pencil in terms of friction (hard to tell if it's in my head or real)
    8. "Hey Siri" now works on the iPad even when not plugged in
    9. The cable in the box is now 1m instead of 2m. Dick move, Apple. It's still USB A.

    These are all little things. Of course it's faster, has an amazing screen, ProMotion, Wide color, etc. but these are the obvious things :)
  2. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Nice. Yeah, the included cord could be longer and the ASK could be backlit.
  3. jgo78 macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    Yea for $220 cdn the keyboard should be backlit. I mean $220?? Nuts. I bought it for function and it's nice but the price is ridiculous.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple always seems to make cables as short as possible. I remember people complaining about the cable length of the hockey puck mouse on the original bondie blue iMac. As for USB-A, I'm very happy about that, since I don't have a USB-C computer, and I suspect the majority of iPad buyers don't either so I can understand that move.
  5. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    6- if I follow you, the 9.7 ipp has the thinner cell antenna line
    9- the same with the Watch. The original watch had a 2m magnetic charge cable, 2nd gens have 1m (which many prefer). Apple even dropped the wall plug from the new Series 1 model too.
  6. IPadNParadise macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2013
    I got a cable as long as any I have ever had with my new 12.9" iPP. IDK, maybe that means I have always gotten a short one. But my 12.9"s cable is long enough to use it plugged into wall for charging while sitting in a recliner and holding the iPP.
  7. jsmitty macrumors 6502


    Sep 18, 2016
    9to5mac has the silver wallpaper in a different ratio

  8. nbuubu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    My 12.9 Gen 2 is my first iPad Pro, and out of the box the screen does seem to have a very slight friction. Can't compare it to the Gen 1, but the friction feels great with the pencil. When playing games that require a lot of dragging, I have had my finger catch a few times. Can't replicate it. My wife thinks I'm OCD.
  9. aevan thread starter macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    Yeah but 2m is great if you want to work while attached to power or to Mac. For example, if you want to use Astropad, you want to use the cable for best results and 2m is perfect size (same as Wacom USB cables, for example). I agree that for some things shorter is better.

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