Another "which iPad" thread

jazzer15

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I am upgrading from an Air 1, so it will be a pretty big difference, I would imagine. Usage is probably 60-70 percent or more during commuting for web, email, video/book viewing, listening to music, notes, etc. However, I also use the iPad for sheet music and would like to use it while on vacations for photo transfer from my camera and basic Lightroom Mobile editing (I have an iMac for heavy lifting at home).

I'm thinking that the 10.5 is probably best for me for portability and a size compromise although I imagine the 12.9 would be nice for larger sheet music and extra real estate for image editing. So, I guess I am leaning toward the 10.5, but wonder if most would agree.
 

Relentless Power

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I think the 10.5 iPad Will easily handle all those capabilities that you are seeking. Plus you will be taking advantage of the Pro features and speed that will be a dramatic upgrade over your Air one.

But if you feel you didn't need the Pro features versus having the latest iPad hardware, then you could also look at the 2017 9.7 iPad.
 

jazzer15

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Thanks for the response. Can the pencil be used with the 9.7? I was thinking that might be a helpful addition for photo editing.
 

zaba19

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If you are going to use it for sheet music frequently then you will really benefit from the 12,9 sceen size. I went to apple shop and downloaded a bunch of music on both 12,9 and 10,5 versions and compared them side by side. Reading it on 12,9 was a lot more comfortable. I would encourage you to do the same. When you put an A4 paper against 12,9 it's the same size. If you crop the pdfs you will get just about the same size music sheets as A4 (considering you have margins on A4 as well, which will be the ipad's bezels)
 

David58117

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If you are going to use it for sheet music frequently then you will really benefit from the 12,9 sceen size. I went to apple shop and downloaded a bunch of music on both 12,9 and 10,5 versions and compared them side by side. Reading it on 12,9 was a lot more comfortable. I would encourage you to do the same. When you put an A4 paper against 12,9 it's the same size. If you crop the pdfs you will get just about the same size music sheets as A4 (considering you have margins on A4 as well, which will be the ipad's bezels)
I did the same.

Sheet music is so much better on the 12.9.
 

jazzer15

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If you are going to use it for sheet music frequently then you will really benefit from the 12,9 sceen size. I went to apple shop and downloaded a bunch of music on both 12,9 and 10,5 versions and compared them side by side. Reading it on 12,9 was a lot more comfortable. I would encourage you to do the same. When you put an A4 paper against 12,9 it's the same size. If you crop the pdfs you will get just about the same size music sheets as A4 (considering you have margins on A4 as well, which will be the ipad's bezels)
Thanks. I'll check it out at the store. I think the 12.9 will be big for my daily commute, but I'm sure the music would look better. One of each? :)
 
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