All iPads Buying advice please

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alexferguson91, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. alexferguson91 macrumors newbie

    alexferguson91

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    Hi all,

    I am just wanting a little advice from people that understand all this much more than me! I currently have an iPad 4 which for what I use it for (tv & videos/general browsing) is absolutely fine but I was waiting for new models to be released to upgrade as I am wanting to play games on it which it won't currently run (Football manager). After yesterday's announcement I am struggling to decide what to do, would I be daft to invest more money in to an iPad pro when the other more recent iPad versions are fully capable of running the game along with other games? Or would the iPad pro be a better investment as it is likely to be able to run the game further in to the future?

    I basically want to invest in something that will be good for gaming along with general usage for as long as possible. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

    Howard2k

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    My 2 cents:

    For casual gaming - the 2017 iPad.
    If you're considering "getting into" iPad gaming, wait for the next Pro.

    EDIT: Which football manager game?
     
  3. alexferguson91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    alexferguson91

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    Okay cheers, I would literally just want to play football manager and that would be it game wise.

    It would be football manager touch 17 rather than fm mobile so want to get something that will be able to play this years and the next few years too.
     
  4. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with above. Now is a bad time to buy an iPad Pro unless you get it for a good sale price as new Pro models are likely to turn up in the next few months. The 2017 iPad is likely to be supported (with iOS updates) for the same amount of time as the current iPad Pros since they have the same generation of chip, and is a perfectly fine device for casual gaming (I'm assuming that Football manager won't run on your iPad 4 as it is probably 64-bit only, not because it is super graphics intensive), videos and general web browsing. The iPad Pros do have a beefed up GPU which would be better for much more graphics intensive games.
     
  5. alexferguson91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    alexferguson91

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    Okay thanks, to be honest as I see it I'm not sure an iPad Pro is something I need, not sure I do enough high end tasks that require it. I don't know why football manager won't run on my current iPad, the oldest it runs on is iPad Air 1/ mini 2 so does that help understand what it is that football manager requires to run effectively?
     
  6. bodonnell202 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it does, definitely sounds like it is 64-bit only which means you need an A7 or newer chip. You'll definitely be safe with the A9 in the 2017 iPad.
     

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