Am I too stupid if I upgrade air2 to big pro 12.9 now

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  1. Sillythink macrumors member

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    Just for web browsing, netflix, PDF, books and hearthatone.
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    If you want it and can afford it then no, you're not stupid. The golden rule of purchasing Apple products applies here: if you can wait and believe something better is right around the corner then wait. Personally I don't think we'll see another 12.9" this year, and even if we were to - not before the September event. I purchased one a week ago and am very happy.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    My Pro replaced my Air 2 for my general Internet cruising and I have no regrets. Love the large screen.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Too stupid for what? These posts are stupid :p

    If you can afford it go for it. Nothing is stupid.
     
  5. Sillythink thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh thanks for your reply first. I understand there won't be much difference from upgrade air 2 to small pro, at least for me.

    However with the big pro big screen seems awesome with Duet become a second monitor and movie consume on bed. Just.. Afraid it is too large to carry around or travel with it.
     
  6. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. What he said!

    I don't do anything serious on my pro. I'm not an artist or...whatever the hell people think you have to be to get an iPad Pro. I just watch Netflix, browse, email and manage photos. Just basic crap. And having a larger screen and great speakers make the media experience great. Just go get one
     
  7. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    I carry mine around and travel with it. As others have said, if you want it and can afford it, go for it.
     
  8. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    If it helps, I've (this week) just gone from an Air 1 to a 12.9" and I don't regret it for a second.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 25, 2016 ---
    Sums it up for me too. :D
     
  9. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Does the larger screen and heft take getting used to? Do you feel the device is smoother and faster? And, any screen or chassis vibrations when the volume is up? Those vibrations are why I avoided the Air 2. I have an Air 1 and am considering the big iPad Pro.
     
  10. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    For me the heft and largeriness of the screen soon becomes natural. The weight and thickness seem quite natural.
    It uber uber silky and creamy to use. I cant comment compaired to the ip air, but its a dream to use.
    Absolutely zero sound vibration at full volume, and boy is it LOUD.
     
  11. robin0627 macrumors member

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    That's what I am thinking too. I really want to have the pencil support for taking notes on my iPad and a larger screen for media consumption. But I'm not sure if the larger iPad Pro is too big for carrying around and if there will be an update in September/Oct.
     
  12. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    It took me literally 15 minutes to get used to the size. Then going back to the iPad Air 2 (which felt big to me beforehand) the iPad Air felt like an iPad mini. It was the weirdest thing. I was just looking at it like "Jesus how did I ever see anything on that small screen"
     
  13. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I love the device on all levels, the size/weight increase isnt even a thing for me.

    I took it out with me yesterday for some 'downtime' in Starbucks. It was fantastic sitting there with it on the arm of the chair (I have one of those cases where the cover folds to make a stand), just browsing and reading up on stuff.

    It was a TOTALLY different experience to using my Air 1-and in a good way!
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    For me, I took about a day to get used to the larger size. Yes, iPP 12.9 feels smoother and faster than the Air2, and Safari tabs don't refresh as often. Vibrations -- I got into a discussion about that in another thread. Basically, I have both Air2 and iPP in cases, and I feel like they vibrate about the same. But then the Air2 vibrations never bothered me. I never thought it vibrated significantly more than the Air1. This just might be something personal that people have different level of tolerance for, so you'll need to try the iPP yourself to find out if it vibrates too much.
     
  15. StPatty33 macrumors 6502

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    Probably. You can see what's on the horizon for the next iteration of the big one from what they've done with the new 9.7. You've gotta think that the larger one will get the update treatment in the fall, so it just boils down to whether you need the large one that much more than what you've got for the next 6 mos until a better big one comes out.
     
  16. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't blame you, the bigger size would make it impossible to have anything smaller than this now.
     
  17. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    I would test it out in store as much as you can. Or do what I did and purchase and try it out for a few days and see if you like it. I didn't like the size at all and preferred using my Air 2 over the pro.
     
  18. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    It's a big financial choice. Its most important you're happy with your decision.

    For me, bigger is better. I cant go back to the smaller 9.7 screen. And as for a mini? Couldnt imagine that anymore. This is why i dont have a mobile phone, couldnt stand the smallness of the screen. I do have an ipodtouch5, but this is 100% purely for the camera.
     
  19. Mainiac macrumors member

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    I'm thinking of grabbing an open box 32gb IPP at my local Best Buy for $630. I can manage with just the 32gb as I have a 64gb Air 2 and am hovering right at the 32gb free mark and there's plenty I could take off.

    My main concern is how cumbersome it would be traveling with but it's not like I take it out of the house much anyways and we'd have a spare iPad 3 could use for traveling if I felt it was too cumbersome for that (my wife will get my Air 2 and my daughter will get my wife's Air 1 and my daughter's iPad 3 would be our spare).

    I might as well give it a shot as I'd have 45 days to make up my mind and if I decide it's too big I can return it and pickup up a 9.7 IPP.
     
  20. sigomez macrumors regular

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    i don't think its stupid at all...As a matter of fact I just picked up a Pro myself and will be selling my Air 2 to offset the cost a bit.
     
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    OMG I never considered the possibility of using Duet Display with this larger iPad. Has anyone else tried this? Does it work well? Does it work with Apple Pencil? Would be amazing to use as a Cintiq! I am suddenly feeling tempted lol. But it's so much money…sigh…I hate it when I can afford things but my brain is being too cheap. Stupid brain, keeping my finances all balanced and my bank accounts full. Go get a real job!
     
  22. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Seems like just the right amount of stupid to me! ;)

    If you can afford it than sure, go for it. What is stupid IMO is when people who are in debt go further in debt just to have the latest and greatest.
     
  23. StPatty33 macrumors 6502

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    Duet does work with the Apple Pencil. I've sent them an email asking about the pressure-sensitive aspect to see if they've enabled that as well, but haven't received a reply. I've never actually used Duet, as I've just now ordered my first iPad Pro. Being able to connect it to the PC and use it as a tablet on Adobe devices is pretty important to me though, so I hope they respond.
     
  24. sracer macrumors 603

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    It depends:

    If you upgrade it this week: no. (Staples has $150 off the 12.9 iPP this week, ends today)

    If you upgrade it next week: yes. (you missed out on a killer deal).

    :eek: :D
     
  25. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    There is chassis vibration even with 50% volume listening to music on YouTube. The device is very thin so expected somewhat but it is not as bad as the Air 2 was.

    I initially returned the IPP at $799, I did not feel it worth it versus the Air 2 I had. I bought an open box at BB for $550, that is a freaking steal as far as I am concerned. I passed on my Air 2 to my GF, she had an IPad 4.

    There is a transition getting use to the size, no different though than going from a Mini to the 9.7" iPad. It rests easily on my lap, it is not heavy or uncomfortable. Lugging it around would be the bigger obstacle.
     

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