iPad Pro BLOWN AWAY by new iPad Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shanshor, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. shanshor macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2008
    This iPad has far exceeded all of my expectations. I upgraded from an Air 2 thinking it would mostly be a waste of money, and I expected to return it. I was totally wrong. With iOS 11, this is the most fluid and fun-to-use machine I've ever used. It reminds me of the joy I had with the Palm Pre multitasking gestures back in the day. I thought the Air 2 was a pinnacle of processing power, but even on beta software, the Pro with iOS 11 is an entirely new beast. The pencil writes a little too smoothly for my taste, but other than that, I just came to say that the new Pros are amazing and you should buy one immediately if you've been thinking about it.
  2. mcrmama macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2017
    I have one that is due to be delivered tomorrow. Upgrading from an Air as someone else in my household always seems to have it when I want to use it, lol. I also wanted to upgrade for reading my sheet music, taking notes etc.
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Almost the same experience here, upgraded from iPad Pro 9.7 to the 10.5 and could not be happier. I prefer the 'slickness' of the pencil, reminds me of a very fine pen.

    Now you have to upgrade your signature, we do not know if you got the 12.9 or the 10.5.
  4. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    Did the same upgrade. Yes, it's an impressive device. What I have been waiting for all this time. The difference in the experience between the 9.7 and 10.5 is much more than you would expect just based on the specs.
  5. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    My iPad Air 2 was fine, but I enjoy all the overhead my new Pro has :p
  6. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    Is the new 10.5 iPad as light as the air 2 on your hands? I prefer to use my air 2 over my 1st gen 12,9 pro because of this and I begin to think of an upgrade for the pro 10.5 over my air 2 but its important to know before if the weight of the device feels the same as an air 2.

  7. spooklog macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2015
    New Hampshire
    I saw the 10.5" at Best Buy and touched the screen a few times. Believe it or not, that was enough to convince me that it was a worthy upgrade from my Air 2. And I really loved the Air 2!
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The 120 HZ Promotion display makes a significant difference with the overall responsiveness of the Dislay. Defintely a selling point in comparison to older iPad models.
  9. shanshor thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2008
    I don't notice any difference, honestly. The overall footprint is almost the same. Not nearly as drastically larger as the 12.9" model.
  10. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Just got my 12.9 thinking I'd keep my trusty air 2 for when I want to hold a tablet. Even with the ASK the 22.9 is the best convertible out there. Hardly even touch the air 2, I'm gonna keep it on 10.3 as snapshot in time.
  11. upandown macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2017
    Yup. Exactly. That's why when I bought the 10.5 on day 1, and saw posts about any previous ipad being better it made me laugh! Crazy bs.
  12. Sunshoopa macrumors 6502


    Apr 19, 2011
    Yup, great device. IMO it’s definitely a larger upgrade than the iPad 2 to the Air was, well except for the screen upgrade as I literally said holy sh## when I got it as I haven’t seen a retina iPad until I got the Air. The fluidness of it is unmatched because of the 120hz combined with the speed is very satisfying. 4 GB of ram helps a lot too.
  13. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    I'm still working away on my iPad Mini 3... Wondering if I should hold out for another year and hope for a iPhone X like design on the next iPad Pro.
  14. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Not a awful idea tbh, the 12.9 is due for a design refresh tbh. OMg the edge to edge screen on iPads will be insane.
  15. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    xAnthony – a fine idea; they totally do make big-splashing products the later inspirators of their commonplace traits, don't they?

    Meanwhile, upgrading from the mini 3 to anything is substantial; I eventually sold my mini 3 after not feeling a particular need for it, and will never let go of my mini 4.
  16. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Edge to edge will be impossible to hold with two hands, let alone with one!!
    Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of the iPhone 8/X/Edition/whatever but holding an iPhone is a little bit different from holding an 12.9 screen!
  17. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    your right I'm not sure if it would work on a iPad. The border acts as structural support
  18. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    That's awesome, which Pro did you go for?
  19. Stealthdiggers macrumors newbie


    Sep 7, 2017
    I'm super impressed with the IPP 10.5 as well after upgrading from the IPP 9.7.
    The sound that the speakers alone generate is great and makes media use so much more enjoyable.
  20. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    The only problem with the current iPad design is that damn chamfered edge. It's so prone to nicks and dings, you have to treat it like a Faberge Egg. Would have preferred a redesign with the iPhone rounded edges.
  21. H1JJY macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2014
    Wish I hadn't read this thread. Been thinking about selling (giving to the wife) my Air 2 and getting a 10.5 pro.
    And this has just probably pushed me over the edge.
    Also mean my MacBook will getting even less use.
  22. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    Not something that bothers me, but I do agree with your statement. I don't have any issues with the chamfered edges getting banged up on my iPads, but I do wish they'd do it like they did with the iPhone SE and start bead blasting those shiny edges along with the rest of the iPad. It would just look nicer.
  23. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Funnily enough, the entry level 2017 iPad 9.7 does have bead blasted chamfered edges. Reckon that's a cheaper finish but I wish Apple had done the same with the iPad Pros. It really is far more practical. :)
  24. alecgold, Sep 10, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017

    alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    The Apple Silicone case didn’t have the ding/nick problem. But for the 10.5 there isn’t such a thing and when I bought it there weren’t any decent 3th party cases.

    So I started using the 12.9 and 10.5 both naked with their ASK and loved it. It’s a really nice feeling to have an iPad without case, thin, light, smooth but (just) not slippery.
    The 12.9 now has an ever so slight scratch on the bag. Something like a grain of sand that scratched it and it annoys me to no end. But I’ve decided to get over it and use the hell out of both iPads.

    My only (OCD) hope is that they will go the way of a bridle leather bag: it’s so nice and pristine when it comes out of the dust bag. But oh dear, oh dear, the first scratch goes right trough your soul.

    Yet after a few years of careful daily use and good care (slow drying when wet, a bimonthly coat of cream) it really gets patina and looks the world. Problem is that a top quality leather bag can last for decades yet an work ipad only lasts for a two years. Possibly these Pro’s can last three years but certainly not longer then four.
  25. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013

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