Do I need a new iPad Pro ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by oliverjwhitt, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. oliverjwhitt macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2017
    Hi guys,

    I haven’t had a new iPad since a few years ago. I really love the look of the new 11” iPad Pro. I currently use a 2018 15” MB Pro as my everyday computer. I don’t know what the iPad would be for however.

    What do you guys use your iPads for ? And do you use it as a secondary device to a Mac?

  2. Madmischief macrumors member


    Nov 16, 2013
    Oxford, UK
    I use it as a secondary consumption device and less a for creating stuff right now.

    When the serious photo apps launch, I can see using it more for end to end workflows.
  3. TinaBelcher macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2017
  4. fm_carv Suspended


    Aug 3, 2015
    Need is a strong word. You don’t need anything really.

    But if you can afford it buy it.

    I upgraded from a gen 1 iPad 12.9 and I’m absolutely loving the new one with the new smaller size but with the same screen
  5. killhippie macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016
    If you have to ask on a forum, probably not.
  6. Robertjan88 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2018
    I recently sold my iPad Air (Gen.1) and am really eager to see the performance increase and new features (e.g. proper splitscreen with didn't work on my version). Couldn't resist the 12.9. Apart from that, my wife would really like to try drawing capabilities of the Apple Pencil Gen.2. :D
  7. ericwn macrumors 68020

    Apr 24, 2016
    My iPad is my main computing device. Why bother getting one if you don’t even know what you would use it for? In addy, as a secondary or less often used device the entry level iPad might easily suffice.
  8. Amazontabletsftw macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2018
    iPad pros are too expensive to be impulse buys. Pick up a 10 inch Amazon tablet on black Friday instead. Who knows, maybe youll get lucky and get it for under 100 bucks.
  9. Rhyalus macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2011
    iPads are great secondary devices. Much easier to whip out compared to a laptop...especially when on a plane or traveling.

    Document reviews are better than on a phone, magazines, movies, newspapers, videos.... the list goes on and on.

    I hate typing on phones when I have to rip off a few quick emails.

    The camera and video are good as well.

    Of course, every person’s need is different based on their job and lifestyle!

  10. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2015
    Look at both the new 2018 and the older 2017 iPad Pros side by side,try them both and like me find buying the 2017 will work just fine and save you a bunch of money.
  11. ChristianGGG macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2018
    My new IPad is my only Computer::)

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  12. oliverjwhitt thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2017
    Thx for your responses. Interesting feedback from you guys. I might get one closer to the end of the year

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