Are apps optimized for the 10.5 Pro?

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I'm trying to decide whether to keep a 128GB 9.7 Pro that I recently bought from Best Buy for $500 or return it and get the 10.5 Pro, so I'm trying to look at every angle. Someone raised the question of app optimization for the 10.5, chose to skip this iteration and continue with the 9.7 Pro, and then get the next iteration of the 10.5.

Any thoughts?
 
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I don't know which apps have been optimized for the 10.5 iPad Pro, but am looking forward to iOS 11 which will bring about major changes. If you're happy with the 9.7 Pro, hang on to it and wait for the next release of the 10.5 Pro. For me it was a no brainer buying the 10.5 Pro since my iPad 3 was at the end of its useful life.
 

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I don't know which apps have been optimized for the 10.5 iPad Pro, but am looking forward to iOS 11 which will bring about major changes. If you're happy with the 9.7 Pro, hang on to it and wait for the next release of the 10.5 Pro. For me it was a no brainer buying the 10.5 Pro since my iPad 3 was at the end of its useful life.
I'm moving up from an Air, so either will be a nice improvement. If I get the 10.5 now, I'll skip the next one. I admit, though, that the larger screen is very attractive. I just wonder how apps in general are displaying.
 
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Personally I would stick with the 9.7 and upgrade with the next iPad refresh. Honestly the 10.5" screen isn't that noticeable between the 9.7 and 10.5. I thought there would be a big difference but there isn't. I really don't miss the 10.5 when I'm on the 9.7.

Just my $0.02.
 
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I'd say overall, the apps are working very well. Some of the really imortant ones that take advantage of Pro features like Procreate have been updated.

It's an awesome upgrade from the Pro 9.7 (I have both), if anyone is on the fence I'd say don't worry about the optimization.
 

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I'd say overall, the apps are working very well. Some of the really imortant ones that take advantage of Pro features like Procreate have been updated.

It's an awesome upgrade from the Pro 9.7 (I have both), if anyone is on the fence I'd say don't worry about the optimization.
Thanks. So is it accurate to say that app optimization is less an issue with the 10.5 than it has been with the 12.9?
 

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Thanks. So is it accurate to say that app optimization is less an issue with the 10.5 than it has been with the 12.9?
Mostly yes. It just depends if you multitask a lot on the 12.9 inch or not.
 

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Amazon Kindle is not optimized for the 10.5 or the 12.9. However on the 10.5 the lack of optimization is not as obvious as on the 12.9.
 

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The 10.5 may not be best for me, for a while at least. It's hard to believe that Amazon hasn't optimized the Kindle app at least for the 12.9.

When it comes to displays, I make OCD persons seem normal.
 

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The optimization for all apps just takes some time....10.5 has only been out a short while and many have been updated already.
 
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The optimization for all apps just takes some time....10.5 has only been out a short while and many have been updated already.
What you say makes sense. You have first-hand experience with the 10.5 that I don't have, and I respect that. I have read that there are apps that remain not optimized for the 12.9, and that gives me some pause.
 
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What you say makes sense. You have first-hand experience with the 10.5 that I don't have, and I respect that. I have read that there are apps that remain not optimized for the 12.9, and that gives me some pause.
I'm guessing that the 12.9 optimization process is a lot more complex. Rather than some minor rescaling, the whole presentation and layout must be reconsidered for that large of a format.
 
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I'm going to wait on the 10.5. I finally made the drive to a Best Buy store to examine a 10.5. The fonts in neither Apple News nor iBooks looked sharp. I went with the one-day $450 deal on a 128GB Pro 9.7.

I wish such things didn't bother me so much. Regardless, the Pro 9.7 should work well over the next two or three years with my usage. All apps will be well-optimized for the 10.5 well before then.
 
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Any thoughts?
Thinking you might have thought about this before buying the 9.7"
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I'm going to wait on the 10.5. I finally made the drive to a Best Buy store to examine a 10.5. The fonts in neither Apple News nor iBooks looked sharp.
Wait, are you saying these apps are being scaled? I am not disputing this, just never heard it before.
 

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Thinking you might have thought about this before buying the 9.7"
I don't quite follow you, but what I've posted is a little confusing, too. I wasn't aware of the app optimization issue with the 10.5 till after I had purchased the 9.7 originally. The closest place for me to see a 10.5 is 40 minutes or so away, so I typically rely on research, which, of course, only gets you so far. Like I said, I am trying to check out every angle, but sometimes one doesn't know what all the angles are. ;)

I went to Best Buy with the strong possibility of returning the 9.7 Pro, but when I checked out the 10.5, considering my usage, I couldn't see spending an additional $250 for the newest Pro iteration. Customer Service basically let me "re-purchase" the 9.7 Pro for today's sale price and no sales tax, given it's tax-free weekend.

It's all been a learning process, trying to settle on the better purchase for my situation and trying not to get caught up in FOMO.
 
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I'm trying to decide whether to keep a 128GB 9.7 Pro that I recently bought from Best Buy for $500 or return it and get the 10.5 Pro, so I'm trying to look at every angle. Someone raised the question of app optimization for the 10.5, chose to skip this iteration and continue with the 9.7 Pro, and then get the next iteration of the 10.5.

Any thoughts?

Depends on what your use case is. If you don't need desktop applications like Xcode or something like that, and are only doing extremely light tasks, then the iPad would suffice, or the MacBook which could then load desktop applications.
 

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Depends on what your use case is. If you don't need desktop applications like Xcode or something like that, and are only doing extremely light tasks, then the iPad would suffice, or the MacBook which could then load desktop applications.
He's trying to decide between iPad 9.7 Pro and iPad 10.5 Pro, there's no mention of a MacBook.
 
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The optimization for all apps just takes some time....10.5 has only been out a short while and many have been updated already.
That isn't true for the most part. For example Twitter looked beautiful from day 1 of the 10.5 pro because it uses Apples guidelines for resolution independence. Facebook I'm convinced will never fix anything for the larger pro models. Hell they don't even have split screen and its been out for over 2 years.
 

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