1. Third gen iPad - Really amazing screen for the time. Apps and interface were so much better than the Android tablets I had been messing around with. It was more than a little laggy in the performance department and was a bit of a chunky beast. Also, despite spending all kinds of money, including buying the powered Evernote/Adonit stylus, I never did find anything that worked well.
2. 9.7” IPad Pro - Almost everything I ever wanted in a tablet. Great apps, beautiful screen, fast/responsive, excellent stylus support in the Apple Pencil. However, I found it just a little too small for reading and marking up some types of business documents and I didn’t want to move to one of the original 12.9” iPads because they were just mammoth.
3. 2018 12.9” iPad Pro. Checks all of the pro boxes mentioned above with none of the cons mentioned above. After more than 7 years searching (including my brief dalliance with android tablets), I really have found the ideal tablet for me.
I put not sure. The device itself, I did absolutely love! But I just couldnt justify keeping it for that price point. The pressure of my looming return date deadline and the credit card bill was just too much. I thought about getting another one today at B&H which would have been $100 cheaper, but ultimately it was still too expensive for me. If I can pick up a used one in a few months for around $600, I would be happy with that. But until then, I will continue using my mini.
Happy with my 11" IPP. I upgraded from the 10.5", so it wasn't a huge upgrade. However, I really like the new Apple Pencil over the first generation, plus more screen real estate is always a plus. No regrets at all.
I really like it, but it still makes me nervous with some of the issues... At least I have until Jan to make my decision for sure. I am using the 2015 12.9 and 2018 12.9 as my computer. So I want to make sure it works for everything I need.
Really happy with it. I wasn’t super thrilled with the smart folio keyboard at first because I miss being able to fold it around as a stand and stuff, but overall I find it more than meets my needs. I was using my 10.5 as a “laptop replacement” already, so there’s no shock and awe for me; I knew what to expect and am more than satisfied. I treat my stuff with care so the bending issues and stuff are all non-issues for me.