Are Pro 9.7 users tempted by 10.5?

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  1. c14nhl macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2008

    Although won't be pushing the button until I've seen one in store to gauge the size difference.
  2. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    I am although if push came to shove I'd choose more storage for the price in the 9.7 form factor. For my use the software update will provide most of the new functionality.
  3. augustya macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2012
    People who have hung on to the 9.7" iPad Pro for its size, people who have been smitten by the size and form of the 9.7" iPad Pro are gonna find it difficult to switch to the 10.5" iPP or no ? I could be wrong ? :rolleyes:
  4. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    I really can't believe they made the damn thing physically bigger.

    Anyway, specs wise I don't see anything in the new iPad Pro 9.7 as a serious upgrade except for the RAM, and it's unlikely that will be significant for a couple of years. Certainly not compelling enough to upgrade after just one generation.
  5. Soondae macrumors member


    May 22, 2012
    Hua Hin, Thailand
    No upgrade for me, the 9.7 takes care all my needs. I replaced my MacBook Air with it, but then I'm retired now and can live with my documents in the cloud. the 128GB model is more ram than I should need.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Past tense for me. grey 512gb cellular ordered.

    I got family who is already licking their chops at my 9.7!
  7. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    Not until they update the screen to oled, I'll stick with my pro 9.7"
  8. Jesla, Jun 7, 2017
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    Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    As soon as it was announced that the 12.9 had the same screen specs and features as my 9.7Pro I was sold and passed on the 10.5.
  9. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Agree, Im running the dev. preview and all the multitasking features run very well and reasonably smooth. I was tempted, but after running the preview I don't see a reason anymore. Very smooth for a first beta, so I have high expectations that iOS 11 will be very smooth on the 9.7". Hardware not compelling enough.
  10. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I want one, but I'm not buying one. I just bought my 9.7" Pro last year. I'm unfortunately not made of money, and it seems like an unnecessary upgrade for me. I love my current Pro and will stick with it until at least the next generation.

    I am super excited about iOS 11 though, and I'm kind of amused by the fact that all the articles I'm reading about the new 10.5" Pro seem to think that it's the only model getting the new iOS 11 features. All the Pros and even some non-Pros are getting them. Some of the tech writers are missing the point of iOS 11 a bit. It turns LOTS of models into more computer like devices, not just the Pro line.
  11. Sparky2012 macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I am tempted, not gonna lie. The performance boost in CPU & GPU (latest Geekbench score - unsure if legitimate) as well as double the RAM (unconfirmed), and the new bigger and faster refresh screen which everyone hands on has said is buttery smooth has made me consider the unthinkable of upgrading from my 9.7" Pro.
  12. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I had the 9.7 Pro but sold it in anticipation of the 10.5. I really liked the screen size of the 12.9 but the overall size and weight made it too big to use comfortably. I felt the 10.5 was a really good compromise, plus it'll have the 4GB of ram, all the multitasking features, better screen, etc. that just make it the complete package. Should be a nice machine till next year haha.
  13. Tapiture macrumors 65816


    Oct 1, 2016
    Maybe if I had a trust fund I'd be tempted, but no. The updates aren't big enough for me to upgrade. Now, if I had an Air 1 or 2 I'd probably upgrade.
  14. QueenTyrone macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
  15. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    I'm a little bit tempted mostly by the 512GB capacity bump but it doesn't exactly scream must have to me.

    Granted, I'm purchasing a 12.9 Pro 512GB LTE to complement my 9.7 Pro that's why I'm a bit more blasé about the 10.5.
  17. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    I'm tempted to get one from T-Mobile and give the wife my 9.7 Pro since she is using an original Air.
  18. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    I think it's less about the display size and more about the features, such as the improved brightness outside, the faster refresh rate, double the RAM, faster six-core chip, etc.
  19. Closingracer macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2010
    I've went from a 10.5 Samsung galaxy tab s to a 9.7 Samsung galaxy tab s2 and didn't have any issues switching and that's going from 16:10 to 4:3. I see it less of an issue with this IMHO.
  20. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    Yes, tempted. And I love my 9.7 Pro!

    I see they updated the TouchID to 2nd gen. If they would have made it solid-state a la the iPhone 7, I would have been all over it, without a second thought. For some reason every device I use the mechanical button just seems awkward to me.

    If I see a sale on the 64GB for $499, it will be hard to resist. Come on Best Buy.....
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The reason Apple is not the using the solid-state/haptic home button on iPad, is that would require a haptic engine, which may or may not have adequate space. Also, one of the reasons for the haptic home button on the iPhone 7, is to assist with the water resistance.

    Now if the future iPads have 3D Touch, that would be a gateway to have the haptic home button utilizing the haptic engine.
  22. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Not me. I am happy with the screen real estate on my Pro 9.7. Also, I got a good deal on Black Friday, $489 for 256 GB model, so a 10.5 is a major price increase.

    And after just completing my first international trip with the Pro only, I found it lacking in many of the tasks I needed to do.
  23. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    After seeing iOS 11 yesterday, do you now feel differently? They checked off 99% of my wishlist at the keynote. The only two things I wish they had added and didn't are multiple audio streams for podcasting and raise to wake. (Yes, I'm tired of hitting the home button on my iPad to look at the lock screen.)

    I am not upgrading to the 10.5 or the new 12.9, but I am definitely feeling good about the love the iPad got yesterday. I was starting to worry that it would never get any differentiating software features again.
  24. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    So you're not tempted to upgrade from your 9.7" Pro but you found it lacking in many tasks?

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