Buy the new iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mr. 123, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Mr. 123 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I am thinking about buying the new iPad that was announced yesterday.

    Right now I have the first generation iPad mini but I only use it for Netflix because safari and the whole iPad is so slow. I want to use the iPad for reading the news, browsing safari, photos, netflix and stuff and some work (writing, emails and using the logic pro remote app). I probably won't use an apple pencil but is the 2018 iPad significantly faster than the 2017 iPad? I won't get the Pro because that's overkill for my use.

    Let me know!
     
  2. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Go for it. I replaced my Mini 2 with a 2017 iPad last week and it's a huge jump. I'm not going to return my 2017 for the 2018 as I see no point. Buy the 2018 and use it to death.
     
  3. Mr. 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You convinced me lol! The mini is basically unusable for me so I end up doing most of the things I would do on the iPad on my iPhone. I kind of wish they had added the option to add 256GB but 128 should be enough!
     
  4. Hym tix macrumors regular

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    You would also probably be happy with the iPad mini 4 for your usage. The screen is remarkable, even more crisp than the 9.7” models. But going from mini 1 to the retina 9.7 screen will be pretty amazing.
     
  5. Mr. 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I definitively want the 9.7 screen size! Makes it easier to leave the laptop at home on trips!

    Maybe an odd question, but is there a good alternative to the iPad Smart Case fro this iPad? I know that the iPad Air 2 Smart case doesn't really fit. I have always used there smart case for my iPad mini but saw that Apple is only selling the front cover and no back cover.
     
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    Going from the A9 to the A10 alone is worth swapping them out.
     
  7. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

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    I just buy Smart Case clones from Amazon marketplace sellers for ~$10 or so.

    This is the one we use with the 2017 iPad 9.7. Looks like it might be compatible with the 2018, too.

    https://www.amazon.com/JETech-Apple-9-7-Inch-Model-Smart/dp/B06XZH8SKF/
     
  8. Mr. 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How does this iPad compare to the 2016 iPad Pro? I think it goes for 200 bucks more right now.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    2018 iPad is a bit faster but 2016 iPad Pro has more premium features (fully laminated display, 4 speakers, TrueTone, etc).

    I expect the 2018 iPad will have much better battery life, though. My dad's 2017 iPad (A9, 32.9Wh) can manage ~15 hours screen on time while my 2016 Pro 9.7 (A9X, 27.9Wh) could only do ~10 hours back when it was brand new. Mine has now dropped to ~9 hours.
     
  10. Mr. 123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It’s probably smarter to get the 2018 model as it’s 2 years newer. Maybe the new model will support more iOS updates in the future.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Assuming one doesn't need more than 128GB storage and doesn't want the ASK, then yes, I'd opt for the 2018 model, too.
     

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