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Jacoblee23

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i admittedly haven't ever seen the new smaller one with the improved screen, but I love my 12.9. It is about as fast as my 2015 MacBook Pro with retina.
 

jamesrick80

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Actually the 12.9 pro has one of the best screens you will see on a tablet and the resolution is higher than the smaller pro...if you are already someone who has samsung devices like myself ...no one's screen except samsung's oled screens truly impresses me that much....even the smaller pro doesn't have that wow factor and I played with one.
 
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xaqt93

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This is my preference...I had the bigger 12.9 inch iPad Pro...but then I didn't want it because the screen was too big in my opinion. It was kind of an awkward tablet. I do have the smaller iPad Pro now and I freaking love the display. There is not much difference, other than true tone in my mind, but that's it...I will say that the iPad Pro has definitely spoiled me...

When it comes to AMOLED Displays, they are really great, but they also burn the screen as well...don't leave them on for more than a couple of hours...Haha.
 

jamesrick80

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This is my preference...I had the bigger 12.9 inch iPad Pro...but then I didn't want it because the screen was too big in my opinion. It was kind of an awkward tablet. I do have the smaller iPad Pro now and I freaking love the display. There is not much difference, other than true tone in my mind, but that's it...I will say that the iPad Pro has definitely spoiled me...

When it comes to AMOLED Displays, they are really great, but they also burn the screen as well...don't leave them on for more than a couple of hours...Haha.
The burn in is not even a issue especially in current amoled screns unless you are on full brightness for more than a full day......who actually uses full brightness except when necessary in direct sunlight??? I have never had any burn in screens from Samsung in past few years.
 

ssledoux

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I love mine. I second-guessed myself early on and wound up ordering a 9.7, but returned it to ATT without even opening it because I had already started using the 12.9 and I LOVED it!!
 

Kiwikat88

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I have never had any burn in screens from Samsung in past few years.

That's nice... my Note 4 (and S3 previously) is very noticeably burned in. I am disappointed that apple will be moving to amoled in the future. Glad that the iPhone 7 won't have one though. I can switch from Android and be happy for a couple years before getting burned in again.

True Tone is not something I'm even remotely interested in. I love my 12.9. It may very well be my favorite computer at the moment.
 
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xaqt93

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The burn in is not even a issue especially in current amoled screns unless you are on full brightness for more than a full day......who actually uses full brightness except when necessary in direct sunlight??? I have never had any burn in screens from Samsung in past few years.
Your probably right when it comes to the full brightness issue. Working at AT&T, all of our Samsung demos and LG Demos burned the display, but this is probably because they run at full brightness from open to close.
 

off_piste

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That's nice... my Note 4 (and S3 previously) is very noticeably burned in. I am disappointed that apple will be moving to amoled in the future. Glad that the iPhone 7 won't have one though. I can switch from Android and be happy for a couple years before getting burned in again.

True Tone is not something I'm even remotely interested in. I love my 12.9. It may very well be my favorite computer at the moment.
Have had several AMOLED devices over the years and none have ever displayed even the faintest traces of burn-in. I have to wonder how you use your phone to cause this? I'm assuming there is some kind of atypical usage or just bad luck.
 
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Kiwikat88

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Have had several AMOLED devices over the years and none have ever displayed even the faintest traces of burn-in. I have to wonder how you use your phone to cause this? I'm assuming there is some kind of atypical usage or just bad luck.

It is related to playing the game Ingress. I'd really like to have a phone that doesn't have this problem.
 

RevTEG

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I have the 12.9 and my wife has the 9.7 IPP... I know there's a difference with the screens but I honestly cannot tell the difference with them side by side. Although, I haven't taken them outside and looked at them side by side in the sunlight. I'm very pleased with the screen on my 12.9.
 

lagwagon

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Im happy with the 12.9" screen on mine. The only real thing it's missing is True Tone, which isn't that big a deal.

The only thing I'm disappointed with despite having the A9X with M9 coprocessor, the 12.9" for some odd reason lacks Always On "Hey Siri". When the 9.7" has it.
 
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Omega Mac

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I paid a visit to a store to compare the iPad air & iPad pro 9.7 & 12.9 because of this thread. I hadn't really paid attention to that feature as I was so excited to see the larger format. I've used it many times and I love the size and pen so I am sold.

However I have now decided to wait for when the 12.9 gets a screen upgrade to match it's little pro brother, as it surely must come. This works for me as I really want the larger format long term but needed a valid excuse to hold back. So I'm going to be in wait and watch mode for all future updates.

The difference between the screen and the true tone is amazing and is worth the weight. I'm amazed some people can not see the difference and I don' think even being somewhat in the colour blind spectrum would affect you as it

The Whites are white. It's a brilliant screen. I am personally very sensitive to screen and I do fine the screen on the 3rd gen iPad wears me out. I really like nightshift on the iPhone.

So I'm going to order a 9.7"pro as the screen is so good and it will replace my gen 3 iPad which I find is too heavy and as I said I do find at night the screen does strain eyes.... oh and I'll order the Pen too! ;)
 
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sracer

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No, I'm not satisfied. The current screen on the 12.9 is a pixelated blurry mess with washed out colors and poor viewing angles, it is the worst tablet and no one should buy one until Apple upgrades the screen.

Oh wait, I thought this thread was about the Macbook Air.... nevermind. :eek::p;)

As with the Macbook Air, only those users who are Superheroes with Ultravision will be able to notice the difference between the screens to the point where it affects a purchase decision. For those of us with merely human vision, the 12.9 screen as it currently is, is wonderful.
 

rui no onna

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No, I'm not satisfied. The current screen on the 12.9 is a pixelated blurry mess with washed out colors and poor viewing angles, it is the worst tablet and no one should buy one until Apple upgrades the screen.
Lol, isn't the 12.9" the same pixel density as the 9.7" retina models? Granted, for apps that are upscaled to 2732*2048 instead of being rendered natively at that resolution, I can understand why there might be some blurriness. And yes, I recognize the sarcasm. :p

The Whites are white. It's a brilliant screen. I am personally very sensitive to screen and I do fine the screen on the 3rd gen iPad wears me out. I really like nightshift on the iPhone.
I don't get the comment about whites being whites. Isn't the whole point of TrueTone to change the temperature of the screen to match ambient lighting? If ambient light is purple, then white on the iPad would be purplish (similar to the way a white piece of paper would reflect visible light). Mind, the Pro 9.7 does have a wider color gamut. The difference is subtle and not something you'll notice unless you're paying attention and comparing devices side by side but it's nice nonetheless.

Honestly, I like TrueTone and all but lack of it is not going to be a deterrent in the purchase of the current 12.9" model should I decide the benefits outweigh the cons of maneuverability and increased weight for my use case.
 

jamesrick80

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I pooped into a store to compare the iPad air & iPad pro 9.7 & 12.9 because of this thread. I hadn't really paid attention to that feature as I was so excited to see the larger format. I've used it many times and I love the size and pen so I am sold.

However I have now decided to wait for when the 12.9 gets a screen upgrade to match it's little pro brother, as it surely must come. This works for me as I really want the larger format long term but needed a valid excuse to hold back. So I'm going to be in wait and watch mode for all future updates.

The difference between the screen and the true tone is amazing and is worth the weight. I'm amazed some people can not see the difference and I don' think even being somewhat in the colour blind spectrum would affect you as it

The Whites are white. It's a brilliant screen. I am personally very sensitive to screen and I do fine the screen on the 3rd gen iPad wears me out. I really like nightshift on the iPhone.

So I'm going to order a 9.7"pro as the screen is so good and it will replace my gen 3 iPad which I find is too heavy and as I said I do find at night the screen does strain eyes.... oh and I'll order the Pen too! ;)
Guess true tone is the "new retina"...the one reason people can justify their purchases when there are many nice screens out there lol........
 

rui no onna

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Guess true tone is the "new retina"...the one reason people can justify their purchases when there are many nice screens out there lol........
Not exactly the same. Retina may not be all that noticeable if looking at full color pictures, watching videos or gaming but if you're reading pages and pages of text, the difference is obvious even for someone with normal 20/20 vision.

It's like non-retina was printed using an old dot matrix printer while retina is printed with a nice inkjet or laser.
 

sracer

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Not exactly the same. Retina may not be all that noticeable if looking at full color pictures or watching videos but if you're reading pages and pages of text, the difference is obvious even for someone with normal 20/20 vision.

It's like non-retina was printed using an old dot matrix printer while retina is printed with a nice inkjet or laser.
Yeah, it is pretty much the same attitude (although it isn't similar in picture quality difference). True-tone has become the new market differentiator.... as is evident by the existence of this thread, that because True-tone was introduced, all screens without it are now suddenly noticeably inferior.

Apple stated that the reason they called it a "retina" display was because their research showed that the human eye is not able to discern individual pixels given a certain density and distance. Apparently humans have evolved since the introduction of the retina display because there are so many people who claim to be able to discern a "screen door" effect on retina displays and look forward to Apple bumping up the pixel density.
 

jamesrick80

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Not exactly the same. Retina may not be all that noticeable if looking at full color pictures, watching videos or gaming but if you're reading pages and pages of text, the difference is obvious even for someone with normal 20/20 vision.

It's like non-retina was printed using an old dot matrix printer while retina is printed with a nice inkjet or laser.
I met in attitude...of course I know they are not the same.
 
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