iPad Pro Anybody got the 11 inch iPad Pro and 12.9?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    might have been a thread about this a while back but struggled to find it...anybody got both? How you getting on justifying have two expensive iPads?
     
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    If people have enough money and don’t care then I can see it happening, otherwise this is pretty meaningless.
     
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Think it depends some might have a use case for the smaller one for on the go and maybe use it for notes and have the bigger one for at home useage.
     
  4. petvas macrumors 601

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    Well, there are so many different ways to use devices based on usage scenario, but in order to do what you originally wrote, somebody must be really in love iPads and use no “real” computer at home. I can see that if someone uses the 12.9 model home as a desktop replacement, that this someone might use a smaller iPad when commuting, but still these devices are too close..I would then get a mini and a Pro..
     
  5. dawgfang macrumors regular

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    I have both. Initially, I got the 12.9 and loved it. However, I kept reading about the 11” being the sweet spot and great portability so I bought one with the intention of returning the 12.9. Admittedly, I did like the 11 and tried to make myself dislike the 12.9 but I could not. It was great too.
    My use case involves mobile and stationary daily and I use each for that purpose. If I’m being honest I did not need both but I do enjoy them nonetheless.
     
  6. oarx macrumors member

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    I have both, I could not decide initially and realized it was because each was good at different things during the day. I'm super happy with the way they both work together for me
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    I can personally rather see an iPad mini on the go for portability, but at the end of the day there is no right or wrong - just buy what you like and get rid of the stuff that bothers you.

    If you want two iPads, go for it.
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I have the 10.5 inch pro and I've tried taking it out before on commutes but it's too big. I had the same issue even with the ipad air 2 and ipad air. I find the mini to be the best for portability. However I think it depends what you need to do on the ipad and where you're going to be using it.
     
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    My same exact story, got the 12.9, but lusted for the 11,. The 12 is just to big to carry around. So you default to your phone and go through the day thinking what did I get the 12.9 for. Then you get home and fall in love again. I mean its the same size as a piece of paper right. Yes but it feels like a wide screen monitor while on the go. It's to heavy sorry I tried.
    Now the cool thing is when you get the 11 it looks tiny because your mind is keyed to the 12.9. when you pick both up and realize how heavy the 12.9 is. But the screen is so wonderful, viewing an entire page without needing to zoom. The wife enjoys movies and YouTube on the large & loud screen. She says it's like having a portable TV. So now I got 8 days to decide in the 12.9..... what to do, what to do?
     
  10. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    True I take my 12.9 on the go and I’m finding it too big and think I should just keep it at home as I use the Logitech keyboard which makes it very heavy so I’m thinking of buying the 11 inch pro for work and on the go and out my sim from my 12.9 in the 11inch pro

    I still use my 12.9 daily and I think I would still have a use for both
     
  11. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    I don’t know anybody here that has both.
     
  12. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well two in this thread alone have both
     
  13. millydog macrumors 6502

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    I have the iPP 10.5 and iPP 12.9 2018, so not the 11”, but close to both sizes. My current plan is to stagger the upgrades to manage this, so the next one that I upgrade will be the 10.5 to the 11” gen 2 or 3.
    The reason is partly because I can’t decide which size I prefer as I like them both for different circumstances. If I had to pick one size, my sensible side tells me to get the 10.5/11 as I like to take an iPad everywhere, but I would miss the 12.9 screen size. Staggering upgrades means that I can have both sizes.
    BTW, I splurged recently and updated my mini 2 to mini 5. It’s useful as an eReader, for games, as a notebook and for extreme portability. I will keep the mini for years between upgrades.
     
  14. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a

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    It's funny you mention that because I remember one of the reasons I returned the 12.9 was because it felt like a tv was in my lap. :) It felt too big for my usage.
     
  15. HappyIntro, May 7, 2019
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    I have and enjoy my 12.9 iPP 3rd gen, but have been tempted lately to pick up an 11 iPP when I see sales at places like Best Buy. Nothing wrong with having both, there's plenty of use cases for having both - I'd keep my 12.9 at home and pack the 11 in my backpack every work day. Currently I either pack my 12.9 iPP or my MacBook. I watch movies and stream TV shows with the 12.9 at home, where that could become its main purpose if I get an 11.
     
  16. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    It’ll be a bit difficult to answer that question. The ‘average’ consumer does not need to have both. Only professionals in a particular field or, in some rare situation, people with disposable income would have two. Though, if you consider maybe a husband having one model and the wife having another that could sort of be considered.
     
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    I feel ashamed, but right now I have both. I‘m still within the return period of the 12.9“ but it‘s such a lovely device...
    My usecase is exactly the opposite of what people on this thread were describing: The 11“ for home use and at the café, the 12.9“ as a work companion when I have to work at some client‘s workstation.
    Is it necessary? Absolutely not. I can do EVERYTHING i can do with the bigger one almost as good on the small one.
    The only difference really being having two apps side by side in rare cases. It can be great having notes on one side and writing something on the other with the keyboard based on those notes.
    I have a Mac Pro at home if I want to do some serious work.
    I‘ve been testing the 12.9“ for almost two weeks now, and try to tell myself that I dont need it, that I should return it, but each morning when decision time comes, which one to take to the office I find myself bringing it again... it‘s the biggest dilemma really. I wish there was a 12“ version to settle this conflict!
     
  18. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I decided to get the 11 inch and having both is a great combo so far

    11 inch for work and when I need portability and 12.9 for when at home work on table or sitting up on sofa...or when I need a bigger screen

    Plan to keep my 11inch for a good 3-4 years...
     
  19. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    I have both, I had the Mini 5 originally, but the Face ID and design of the 11" and the 200 bucks more for a much more powerful device was enough for me to warrant the 11". I use my 12.9" for more computer based tasks and writing due to the better and larger keyboard. But I like the 11" for the more compact size and easy use. I may eventually sell one or whatnot, but for now I am pretty happy.
     
  20. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    Well I currently have the 11, and it was kinda my everything device until I decided to get another iMac, with plans for using the 11" as my portable device to take to client meetings, etc. Yes, I could've done that before, but I didn't want the bulk of the keyboard folio when I was using it at home, and not having a keyboard made it more difficult to be as productive at client meetings.

    Now, with the iMac, I have something to use at my desk again (which is basically how I've used all my pros - "docked" at my desk with a stand/keyboard - or the ASK when I had my older 12.9s), and plan to use my 11" to take with me when I meet clients or travel.

    Of course I'm trying to find a reason to buy a mini (because I just love the darn things), so I've been wondering if I should go to a 12.9 pro, which would give me the iMac (I just have the 21.5 screen), a pro at 12.9, and the mini, which would be super portable.

    It makes the most sense from a size perspective, but I don't think I'd want to take the 12.9 with a keyboard folio to meetings, and the mini would be too small and has no easy keyboard option. The 11" is the perfect size, for ME, as a portable device, but I feel like it's too close to the size of the mini to justify having a mini, and I REALLY want to justify having a mini. ;-p

    **Wow - I realize I did all that and didn't even address your question at all. Obviously I don't own both iPad pros, so my post is more of a useless ramble. Sorry.**
     
  21. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I certainly thought about the mini 5 but i would struggle going back to home button and no touch gestures...wanted to keep the usage I have now.
     
  22. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    All iPads have plenty touch gestures these days. You don’t need to use the home button although it’s there.
     
  23. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I know I just prefer the look and with thin bezels. Getting mini 5 as portable as it did the price I got the for 11 inch made more sense over the mini
     
  24. subjonas macrumors 68000

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    Huh? If you know gestures are the same on all iPads, then why did you say you would struggle going back to “no touch gestures...wanted to keep the usage I have now.”?
     
  25. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    Weird. Now it reads as if you just try to move the goalposts.
     

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