All review units have been 1TB models

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  1. macdaddy1991 macrumors regular

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    seems a little odd. Could this be so that reviewers perceive better performance due to the increased ram?
     
  2. Loge macrumors 68030

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    Reviewers usually get top of the range.
     
  3. macdaddy1991 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don’t recall this being the case for past iPads
     
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    Apple is starting to piss me off with the games and limitations.
     
  5. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    How many review units go out and are they fresh units that reviewers set up themselves? Wondering if Apple threw a load of content on these things for reviewers to try before those people reset them for specific testing? Also I'd imagine the 1TB model would be the lowest seller so manufacture them and give them to reviewers won't impact/delay actual sales, that say 256GB models would.
     
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    I definitely don’t think the “better performance” was the intention. It seem they all go 12.9” LTE 1TB models, which is the top of the range and is common to have the most expensive model.

    I’ve skimmed through every video review I could find and only 1 mentioned having the 11” model
     
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    They also seem to have all been issued Space Grey units for review. Come on Apple, where's the variety?
     
  8. macdaddy1991, Nov 5, 2018
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    On the scale these things are produced, a handful of iPads wouldn’t be a deciding factor is supply
     
  9. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    Can't wait to go to YouTube and see iJustine's "review" with her hugging it and saying how excited she is.

    At least The Verge priced out their review unit to over $2k and he balked at it.
    I think the underlying theme, it's the best tablet and super fast but who is it for?
     
  10. macdaddy1991 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I’m not convinced I’m going to keep mine yet. Will depend what mkbhd and jonathon Morrison day about it along with how the first week goes with it.
     
  11. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    iJustine can hug ME any time she wants.

    But she probably wouldn't be as excited :D
     
  12. Starship67, Nov 5, 2018
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    I’m glad I don’t have to rely on other people’s YouTube videos to make my decisions for me. I decide what I like myself. So Wednesday I’ll be enjoying my new iPad Pro.
     
  13. macduke macrumors G4

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    I was going to start this thread myself but see I'm late to the game. Seems telling, especially the reviews that talk about how it can handle all these layers and power through batch RAW to JPG file processing. Surely having more RAM would impact performance here somewhat.

    That being said, it's pretty bonkers that the 12.9" iPad Pro can transcode a 12 minutes 4K video in nearly double real-time at 7:47 while the 2018 13" MBP can do the same in 25:53. That's a 3.33X performance advantage for the 12.9" iPad Pro. People who think that these chips aren't destined for Macs need to have their head checked.
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    Since when does storage space dictate top of the range?
     
  15. macdaddy1991 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You’re likely not a pro user with “pro” workflows that they’re trying to market this towards and would be fine with the regular ipad
     
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    Cellular + 1TB + 6GB RAM - sounds like top of the range to me.
     
  17. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    If price wasn't an issue and you were offered one for free, you wouldn't take the 1TB one?
     
  18. Starship67 Suspended

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    First you know nothing about me. Second the "Pro" moniker apple had given to various releases is nothing more than higher specd equipment, has nothing to do with being marketed to so called Pros.
     
  19. Rafterman macrumors 68020

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    True, an iPod can be a "Pro" device, if you use it in your work.
     
  20. macdaddy1991 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I’d be willing to bet if you don’t care about the specs in a 2000$ “pro” device with that you’re using it to watch YouTube, email, and web surf
     
  21. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    No kidding..

    She obviously has a wide appeal, but every time I watch a review like hers for a minute or two I realize just how old I apparently am. It just feels like completely useless puff that is essentially just paid product placement.

    Nothing wrong with it - but totally useless to me.
    Kudos to her though. She's carved out a great career doing something fun.
     
  22. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Why do you care what someone else says about it? If it works for you then keep it, if it doesn't then don't.
     
  23. sracer macrumors G3

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    I can understand watching YouTube reviews BEFORE one decides to purchase something... but using videos to help determine whether or not one will keep a device they've already purchased?
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  24. macdaddy1991 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I don’t have the luxury of dropping 3-4grand on a 4gb and 6gb model to compare. I’m hoping one of the big reviewers does a comparison as it’s a large deciding factor for me.
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    The device was already purchased before this whole 4gb vs 6gb thing was known.
     
  25. DNichter macrumors G3

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    4GB models will be crippled, return your iPad's!
     

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