gavroche

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I got my X a few weeks ago now. And I'm having quite a bit of buyers remorse. But not for the X. It's quite amazing, and a thrill to use. Unlike a lot of people that post here, I've got a few more years on me... and I've been using computers and technology for a long time. It's remarkable to me to see some of the trivial things people find to complain about, rather than recognize how amazing technology has gotten.
But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?
 

1981d

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For some strange reason, ever since I got my X I have completely stopped using my iPad Air. Not sure why, but I preferred the Air to my 6s+.
 
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Yeah I Barely use my iPad mini anymore don’t even take it to work lately. But I think it’s more the new factor so I want to use the x as much as possible but once it wears off ill go back to using my iPad more for video and reading books/comics.

What’s great about faceid I feel it’s more secure so I’ll continue to do my shopping on iPhone now over iPad.
 

gavroche

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Yeah I Barely use my iPad mini anymore don’t even take it to work lately. But I think it’s more the new factor so I want to use the x as much as possible but once it wears off ill go back to using my iPad more for video and reading books/comics.

What’s great about faceid I feel it’s more secure so I’ll continue to do my shopping on iPhone now over iPad.

I also didn't have the same excitement and enjoyment out of the 7+... but perhaps that will wear off and I'll want to use the iPad more. But at the moment I'm seriously considering listing it on Craigslist. the only thing I currently prefer doing on it is poker...

edit: I'm don't really care much about Face ID being more secure... i feel both are good. But I find it far more convenient (no need to clean hands when working to be able to unlock).
 

TheBearman

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See, I don’t expect to have that problem. I have an iPad Air and a 12.9 iPad Pro. The air is a bedside device as well as my go to for books and magazines. It’s also my personal travel device, providing a larger, easier to use tool without the bulk of a full laptop. The pro I use for work along with my MacBook Pro. It provides me an independent tool that at Times is more portable. I’ve used this for work travel over bringing along the laptop.

I can see the possibility in what you’re experiencing, but don’t see this for myself.
 
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The 10.5" iPad Pro is a glorified media consumption device if you don't use it with a Pencil.

There's a good reason why Apple dropped the iPad Air family. Consumers weren't willing to pay $499 or even $399 for a dedicated media consumption device.

The $329 iPad (2017) makes more sense for consumers who want a larger screen for entertainment.
 

Relentless Power

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I also didn't have the same excitement and enjoyment out of the 7+... but perhaps that will wear off and I'll want to use the iPad more. But at the moment I'm seriously considering listing it on Craigslist. the only thing I currently prefer doing on it is poker....

Personally, I think the 10.5 iPad is way more than you need if you're using it primarily for a poker game.

The 10.5 iPad is a great device by all means and it offers the latest with the quad speakers, processor, Apple Pencil support and True tone. If you needed an iPad in the future, you could consider the 9.7 2017 iPad, but it does lack the laminate display and is more of the iPad Air one chassis, but has strong battery life with the A9 processor.

Also, since you're considering selling, if you decide not to sell locally, I would also consider Swappa.
 
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I got my X a few weeks ago now. And I'm having quite a bit of buyers remorse. But not for the X. It's quite amazing, and a thrill to use. Unlike a lot of people that post here, I've got a few more years on me... and I've been using computers and technology for a long time. It's remarkable to me to see some of the trivial things people find to complain about, rather than recognize how amazing technology has gotten.
But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?

My X could never replace my 10.5 iPad. The X works great in a pinch but the 10.5 is much better for internet consumption.
 

LarryJoe33

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I found the same with my iPad mini. I never use it since I got the X. I used to use it mostly in bed to watch TV, now I do it on my X. Reasons - X is faster, screen is better, size is better for bed. Can't say I have buyers remorse as the iPad mini is beyond it's useful life.
 

urkel

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But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?
But what about that whole "OMG. 120hz screen! I'll never ever be able to use another device without 120hz screens again!120hz! Butter!" thing that every iPad Pro user kept going on about?

It just seems like this is all part of the hype train. TouchID is amazing. 120hz is amazing. OLED screen is amazing. FaceID is amazing. TouchBar is... (nope. couldnt say it.). This is tech that feels legitimately amazing, but once that hype dies down and you go back to the real world then there is the realization that all this amazingness is really is minor and underneath it all then they're barely different from last year. So the best tool for the job isnt the one with deeper, richer colors or the one with a faster screen refresh rate. The best tool is dependent on form factors. And having a big screen iPad is equally useful and amazing today as it was two months ago.
 
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silverblack

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I got my X a few weeks ago now. And I'm having quite a bit of buyers remorse. But not for the X. It's quite amazing, and a thrill to use. Unlike a lot of people that post here, I've got a few more years on me... and I've been using computers and technology for a long time. It's remarkable to me to see some of the trivial things people find to complain about, rather than recognize how amazing technology has gotten.
But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?

You post tells me you didn’t have much need for an iPad Pro in the first place. I use mine in meetings for taking notes (via Apple Pencil) while looking up emails and attachments. Essentially it replaces my MacBook when I am in meetings, which could not be replaced by my iPhone.
 

RodThePlod

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I bought my iPad Pro 10.5" in August, and got my X a couple of weeks back. I'm finding I use the Pro a lot when I'm just relaxing in the evening after work and fancy a bit of web surfing, catching up on news and email, etc.

I mainly use the X during the day while at work or out and about. I'm using both devices a hell of a lot. So no - not having your issue.

Power your iPad down, and lock it away for a week. If you really don't miss it after that week, maybe consider selling it?
 

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I got my X a few weeks ago now. And I'm having quite a bit of buyers remorse. But not for the X. It's quite amazing, and a thrill to use. Unlike a lot of people that post here, I've got a few more years on me... and I've been using computers and technology for a long time. It's remarkable to me to see some of the trivial things people find to complain about, rather than recognize how amazing technology has gotten.
But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?
Your situation is almost the same as mine due to not having iPad Pro. I had not used my iPad 3 since I got my 6 Plus. The plus size is enough for my needs. Even after I got my X, I have not had any needs to use iPad as X screen is large enough and adequate for my need. Unless I need to do something more, I will use my Mac. I may pursue iPad Pro when it is released on the X format: very minimal bezel and Face ID. I love the Face ID, as it is so convenient. Kudos for Apple to have this technology available in their product line and will be widely used in the vast majority of their product lines.
 

Sean006

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Yes I feel the same way. I still have the original air - with an 8 plus. I find myself just using the 8plus
 

DougFNJ

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I have different uses for each device. I use the iPad Pro for notes and drawing up plans as well as consumption. Any iPhone screen would be too small for me for the uses I need for the iPad.
Just like I use my MacBook Pro for spreadsheets and video editing along with more power uses.
iPhone X I use for a mix of a large variety uses. And of course my Apple Watch fills the gap for when it’s not convenient to grab my other devices.
 

haruhiko

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The 10.5" iPad Pro is a glorified media consumption device if you don't use it with a Pencil.

There's a good reason why Apple dropped the iPad Air family. Consumers weren't willing to pay $499 or even $399 for a dedicated media consumption device.

The $329 iPad (2017) makes more sense for consumers who want a larger screen for entertainment.

The gem for iPad Pro is not the Pencil for me. The Pencil just sits in the drawer and I haven’t touched it in a while. The greatest thing about the iPad Pro is the Smart Keyboard. Yes you have to pay extra money for it, but I use it every day. I’m replying to this thread on an iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard right now. Typing on it feels so good and reliable, even better than the crappy keyboard on my 2016 Touch Bar MBP.

The larger screen is also better for my eyes, given that I’m in my mid 30’s now, my eyes started to be not as sharp as ten years ago.
 

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I got rid of my iPad shortly after purchasing the iPhone 6S Plus. With the bigger screen phone I found myself not using the iPad at all, and quite frankly felt that I didn’t need it.
 
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I got my X a few weeks ago now. And I'm having quite a bit of buyers remorse. But not for the X. It's quite amazing, and a thrill to use. Unlike a lot of people that post here, I've got a few more years on me... and I've been using computers and technology for a long time. It's remarkable to me to see some of the trivial things people find to complain about, rather than recognize how amazing technology has gotten.
But I recently bought the 10.5" iPad Pro.... and I love the iPhone X so much that I find myself using it all the time. I'm seriously thinking I should not have dropped so much money on the iPad. Anyone else have this problem?

I feel like just an iPhone isn't enough, where an iPad is very useful to do things that either need a bigger screen or that suck down the battery when you want to save battery on your phone. I think you'll start using the 10.5" pro more often, once the novelty of the X wears off.

A while back I'd been using an older iPad Air around the house, but used an iPad Mini Retina while out and about, while having an iPhone too. When the new Air 2 and Mini 4 came out I had to pick one, since I was also getting a iPhone 6 and 6+ (I have 2 lines).

I was thinking I wanted the Air 2 because it's larger screen would be better for the new split screen multitasking and PIP. I bought the Air 2 for media consumption and web surfing at home, and sold the Air to my nephew, but I kept the mini retina for when I was going out and about.

It turns out that I was using the Mini Retina more than I thought and I wanted the faster processor of the Mini 4, but it was too late to return the Air 2. I had buyers remorse for the Air 2.

So I ended up with the Mini 4 a month later, and gave my old mini retina to mother-in-law. The Mini 4 goes with me everywhere. But the Air 2 is the one I use the most once I get home and kick my shoes off.

I would love an iPad Mini Pro to go with my X, and it might displace the need for a full size iPad completely, but that isn't happening. I suppose I could be okay using my iPhone 7+ as an iPad Nano if they drop the Mini or iOS kills it. Then I'll have to get a larger Pro model if the Mini 4 gets slower with iOS 12 next year.
 

Relentless Power

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I have an X and iPad Pro 10.5”. They each serve different purposes for me. Entirely depends on the individual and their uses.

Writing this from my iPad Pro...

Agreed. I can't compare my iPhone to my iPad, as I use them entirely for two different things. For example, I see some saying that they use their iPhones for watching movies, which is something I would never do and use my iPad for that.
 
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I also agree iPhone and iPad are two different devices which have their own independent use cases. I use iPhone for different scenarios and if I want something bigger and in more detail with a closer and a bigger view I go to the iPad !
 

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that's because while marketing may manipulate the average joe to believe he needs a $1000 phone, the average joe does not in fact need a $1000 phone.
 
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