iPad Pro Anyone return/consider returning the Pro yet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sonicrobby, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Just curious if anyone has already returned it and why?


    Im having doubts. I love the size, but then again, the size is intimidatingly big. I carry around my air with no case or bag, but with my pro, it seems a bit obnoxious to do so that way. But anyway, I wasn't appealed by pro for any of the pencil/keyboard uses, but more of its resolution and internals. Plus my impatience in waiting for apps to be updated for the pro is too much. So for me, the pro isn't doing much my air can't handle at the moment. I think I pulled the trigger too soon and am regretting my decision, I will wait another week to see how it does, but I may wait for the software to improve before I consider getting it again. I know it will improve in the future, but I may just wait to see if I can get used or refurb models for cheaper.
  2. Viva macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2008
    I really wanted to like the device but I'm finding that I just revert back to my iPad Air for the most part. I'm using the PRO now, and enjoying the bigger screen as I browse, but it's just not as practical. It's cumbersome in so many ways and once you realise that you lose out on the more convenient aspects of having a smaller device, your decision is pretty much made to return it.

    I will more than likely return in a few days and wait for the next revision of the iPad Air.

    This device certainly suits artists, but casual users I believe should avoid it.
  3. Sissyboy macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2010
  4. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013
    I've decided to keep my Pro. I shared some of the same doubts you had initially, but am really enjoying using the device.

    Using a smaller screen (with much better portability) does have its merits, however. Can't wait to see what the Air3 will have in store.

    I think if the Pro shaved off another 1/4 pound, it would be amazing. Maybe for Pro2?
  5. AdonisSMU, Nov 15, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2015

    AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    And not have 24 hour battery life.... Thats blasphemy around these parts.

    To the op i never even considered returning it. I want to use it for a year and see if I like it or not. I will say my air hasnt left my bag since I picked up the pro. Plus I really like not having to burry my face in my pro. I can read comfortably from a distance.
  6. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
  7. Newbert macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2015
    My main reason for getting the iPad Pro was to have a larger screen for displaying musical scores while playing my digital (MIDI) piano. While I'm loving the larger screen, I'm disappointed that (so far at least) I can't get apps such as Garage Band to recognize my digital piano. Hooking it up the same way as I had for my iPad4 (which worked fine with MIDI), but no success with the Pro so far.

    If I can't get it to work, I'll have to (reluctantly) return the Pro.
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    It sounds like Apple just hasn't gotten around to update Garage band for iPP. You should contact Apple iOS app support and let them know.
  9. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    I hope some people are returning them, I'd love to score on a Apple Refirb iPad Pro :) (at that price I'll take a 128GB model!)
  10. SBruv macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2008
    I've actually noticed some weird MIDI-related quirks with the Pro that definitely don't happen with my Air 2. I was playing with a few synths last night (Nave, Thor, Cube and others), and when switching between them, they all kept being triggered by the on-screen keyboard of the currently 'in focus' one. Ie, playing Thor's keyboard, say, triggered it and the other two synths, which were still running in the background. I had to fully quit each one to shut them up. :-/

    I presume the onscreen keyboards hook in via CoreMIDI, so maybe there's a general CoreMIDI issue with the Pro… although I can't imagine why there would be, given that it's an entirely 'software' thing.

    I'm guessing it'll all get fixed, anyway.
  11. Codeseven macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2008
    I've read that it is iOS 9 that is causing problems for 'some' music apps. I have several music apps on my 16Gb iPad Air 1, guitar amp modeling and recording apps, and can honestly say I have not experienced any problems with those particular apps while running iOS 9.1. I would expect that since Apple products are so prevalent in music creation that future updates to iOS and current apps will correct any problems.

  12. eekcat macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    I'm on the fence, but considering the holiday return period, I have until Jan-08 to decide...
  13. millydog macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2007
    I returned mine last Thu, after having it for one week. I felt like it was too big and heavy to take everywhere with me like I had been taking my iPad Air 2....especially since a number of the apps that I use are currently just blown up versions of the app that runs on the iPad Air 2...so that text becomes larger and not as clear as it could be.
    However, just a day later, I regretted my decision to return it. I had returned to the iPad Air 2 and found that it felt really small now. I had also reached out with my right hand to scroll my MacBook Pro screen up with my fingers a few times. How quickly that changed.
    So, 3 days after returning it, I now have another one. It's unfortunate that it took the act of returning it to realise that it was what I really wanted....but now I am happy.....except for putting my husband through a few miserable days with my indeciveness and stupid decision to return it in the first place.
    On a side note.....the first iPad Pro had a yellow patch 3/4 way down the screen in portrait mode which I think contributed to my initial unhappiness, but my new iPad Pro has a wonderful screen.
  14. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    In a coup of extreme efficiency, I simply didn't buy one ... :eek:

    :D :D :D
  15. Vin2015 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    I considered it the first 24 hours I had it, but then the more I started using it and watching content on it, the more I was swayed to keep. I think the real cherry on top, has been finding a cool case to put it in.

    Now I'm actually torn on whether to keep or sell my Mini 2.
  16. millydog macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2007
    What case did you get Vin?
    I have just re-ordered the Apple rear case & Smart Cover in grey. Currently carrying it in an Incase sleeve designed for a MacBook Pro (since I already had this at home), but keeping my eye out for a suitable carry bag.
  17. McBoone macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2015
    I've been using my iPads at work for years to take notes in meetings. I prefer handwritten notes over typed notes. As such, I've been searching all those years for the perfect stylus. When the Pro was announced I was so happy to learn about the Pencil, and thought that there was finally the stylus I've been looking for.

    I've now had both the Pro and Pencil for couple days now. To be honest, yesterday I was about ready to return them. While the Pencil is incredibly accurate, the smooth surface of the screen prevented me from accurately recreating my handwriting. It's just too slick, and there's not enough friction between the Pencil and the screen.

    The other issue is the size. I'm very used to the size of the Air. The Pro is BIG. Yeah, screen real estate is nice, but I'm just used to the size of the Air and have never had complaints. Ideally for me, Apple would have announced the Air 3 with Pencil.

    That being said, I put a screen protector on the Pro today and that significantly changed the friction between the Pencil and the screen. My hand writing is much improved with this configuration. I'm still a little concerned about the size, but it's growing on me. I'm going to give it a little more time.
  18. Vin2015 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    I got a Speck. I haven't been able to find any info on it concerning the iPad pro, as a matter of fact when I was at Target and they kept scanning it, the display kept displaying, not valid till 1-1-16. When you go to the Speck site all it offers is a add email for release info option. So I wonder if somehow I ended up with a pre release, slipped through the cracks casew

    The checker finally just manually entered the price. If they made it I would love the Apple smart case, but I will say this is a real nice case and the price was great.

    Here is the link to my thread about the case

  19. millydog macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2007
    That case looks quite professional. I like the look of it. I know that from my previous iPads though, I like to be able to pull off the Smart Cover but still have the back protected from scratches. So I think the Apple two part solution is actually good for me. I just need a bag though, preferably one with a shoulder strap. I'm female, so it might end up being just a larger hand bag....or could be a separate slim bag just designed to fit the iPad Pro with case on and nothing else.
  20. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I too, most certainly prefer hand written notes.

    Put off by the rigid unyielding tactile feedback of iPads cold glass, my medium of choice is a wonderful, timeless, full size Moleskine Notebook paired with one of my favorite writing instruments.

    Once the notes are taken a fast scan puts them into my Apple Ecosystem, where they're immediately synced to my trio of MacBooks, MBr/MBA/MBPr.

    As a decades long enthusiast of MacBooks, I value the laptop experience best and always have one of Apples latest with me.

    If any of the iPhones I've used (every model made) were as reliable, stable, fast and fun as my MacBooks are... I'd really be thrilled. :D
  21. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Sooner or later people will start to understand that not every device is for everyone. Apple is finally making multiple classes of devices for the different needs of different people. And there is nothing wrong with that.

    The Pro is not better than the Air because its bigger. Size is as much as a benefit as it is a tradeoff. The Pro is larger so that certain types of work become better/possible. More size also means less wieldy and less portable. Still very much portable IMO, but less so than an Air, for obvious reasons.
  22. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 27, 2013
    To be honest I have a different view. iOS has made computing fun for me again. A traditional laptop is a drag. I also like hand written notes but I have yet to try an apple pencil. I'll be getting one for Xmas and see how I like it.
  23. TAJones99 macrumors regular


    Apr 26, 2009
    Orange Park, FL
    I'm keeping mine, no device perfect and there will updates. I'm a 12" tablet person so I'm really happy with my purchase.
  24. Sanlitun, Nov 25, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015

    Sanlitun macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2014
    Returned it after a few days and then missed it enough to go buy another.

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