iPad Pro Getting rid of iPad Pro 9.7 256GB for 2016 rMB

noodles5666

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I have decided to get the 2016 rMB as I have learned I need a full OS on the go. iOS just can't cut it. Just outside the return policy for the iPad. It was great but just not enough for my needs.
 
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capathy21

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First mistake you made: thinking iOS could replace OS X

the iPad cannot replace the macbook, it's simply too crippled an OS, the iPad is a consumption device, plain and simple and Apple has shown no plans to change that for the future
Couldn't disagree more. iOS in iPad form has replaced OS X for many users including me and others on these forums. Unless one's work needs are heavy or specific, the ipp is more than enough to be productive.
 

jamesrick80

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Yep you made a mistake thinking you can completely replace a full OS. Until iOS gets a file manager and trackpad support, it's not even close to the experience yet i still love my larger pro even with its limitations.
 

AFEPPL

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First mistake you made: thinking iOS could replace OS X

the iPad cannot replace the macbook, it's simply too crippled an OS, the iPad is a consumption device, plain and simple and Apple has shown no plans to change that for the future
Totally agree, iOS is a nightmare.
I keep trying to use the iPad for more than just the odd game but i end up putting it down very quickly and pick up the mac again. its just too compromised.
 

noodles5666

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I was fine with the 12.9 iPP and the first 2 weeks of the 9.7 iPP but my usage for a full OS came back up.
 

KiwiAdventure

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I agree on needing all three, but I have an iMac instead of MacBook.
i travel a lot so they all come with me.

My iPad pro is great for the plane and building sites as well a second screen, my MacBook is for pricing and office work as well just loafing in the living room or bed, and the 3d, camera, size of the plus just works on the iPhone.
 

Night Spring

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just loafing in the living room or bed
I never felt comfortable using a laptop on sofa or in bed. That's where I use my iPad!

I don't travel, but if I did, I think I could make do with just my 12.9 iPP. With the 9.7 iPad, I could have done with just the iPad for a weekend trip, but would have needed a MacBook if the trip was going to be longer. But since I got my 12.9 iPP, all I use the iMac for is manage my media library.
 
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spiderman0616

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First mistake you made: thinking iOS could replace OS X

the iPad cannot replace the macbook, it's simply too crippled an OS, the iPad is a consumption device, plain and simple and Apple has shown no plans to change that for the future
I'm sorry, that's just simply incorrect. Apple just doubled down on the iPad hardware TWICE after a long period of not really doing a whole lot with it. I think in the upcoming WWDC and in future ones as well, we are going to see the beginning of their vision in the software department. There is probably going to be even more of a splitting off of iOS so that the iPad version is a little more tailored to the form factor. This is going to take time, but to claim that Apple is standing pat on their biggest iPad initiative since they announced the original? Now that's just foolish.

I was skeptical of this idea for awhile too, but my curiosity got the best of me, and I came to realize that iOS has changed a lot since I last tried using it as a computer. iPad Pro has done such a good job taking over for my MacBook Pro that I don't own the MacBook Pro anymore. And no, I'm not just checking email and Facebook. I'm doing audio and video projects, Office 365, sketches and paintings with the Pencil, and lots and lots of writing. This thing is doing a great job keeping up with me.

Is using the iPad as a computer for everybody? No. But I'm far more than a casual user, and I'm finding it to be ideal, even with iOS needing some improvements. I'm so happy with it, that any upcoming software updates they do will just be icing on the cake.
 

richinaus

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I agree on needing all three, but I have an iMac instead of MacBook.
I do too.
My intended work flow is going to be - iMac 13" iPad Pro for the desk and MacBook with 9.7 iPad Pro for mobile. There is an overlap between an iPad and laptop but not enough to not justify both.
My iPad Pro 13" will just stay on the desk once I have got the iMac, and act as a digital sketch book and image library [pinterst and curator].
All I really am holding out for is to see what happens at WWDC then will make my moves.
 
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AFEPPL

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There is probably going to be even more of a splitting off of iOS so that the iPad version is a little more tailored to the form factor. This is going to take time, but to claim that Apple is standing pat on their biggest iPad initiative since they announced the original? Now that's just foolish.
I've bought a plot of land on mars as at some point it might get used...
It's NASAs biggest project.
 

MCAsan

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an iPad can definitely replace a Macbook....for some persons depending on their requirement, apps to run, amount of storage, and physical connections.

Personally I only need email, a browser, and a USB 3 connection to read SD cards, sort images, and export them to an external drive or a desktop machine. An iPad Pro 12" does all that just fine. The complement will be an iMac 2016 to do all the serious heavy lifting and displaying on a 5K P3 screen.
 

Foggydog

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For me, my IPP 12.9 has just about completely replaced my 2009 mbp. But I agree that is needs a bit better file system. Just a simple way to save a newly created document as a PDF would be great. That is what I told Apple in my official review. Hopefully in iOS 10. But for me, that is all I do that could be considered as pro. Then, this iPad is so light, has a beautiful screen, and takes hardly any time to boot. Let's not forget the great speakers.
 
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sracer

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Totally agree, iOS is a nightmare.
I keep trying to use the iPad for more than just the odd game but i end up putting it down very quickly and pick up the mac again. its just too compromised.
ah, melodrama at its finest.

You need all three a MacBook Air 13", iPad pro 12.9" and a iPhone 6s plus as they all work with each other and none do it all.

This is my collection and works for my way of life.
Glad to hear that you found a combo that works for you. It seems to me that an MBA 13 and 12.9 Pro are too close in size (and depending upon activity, too close to form and function).

I'm trying to streamline from 4 primary devices: 21" iMac, 11" MBA, 9.7 iPad Air 2, Android phone down to 3... iMac, 12.9 Pro, iPhone SE. So far the 12.9 Pro is working out great but I still need to get the SE.

It appears that you prefer a narrower range of screen sizes and I prefer a wider one... which is evident by our device choices. :)
 
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Night Spring

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Just a simple way to save a newly created document as a PDF would be great.
What app are you using to create the document? In Pages, you just pick "send to" and it asks which format you want to save in, and one of the options is PDF. Couldn't be simpler.

Edit: I just checked, and Word also has a send as PDF function. Seems to me that this is something app makers have to build into their apps, not something that can be done by a change in iOS 10.
 
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eltoslightfoot

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I'm sorry, that's just simply incorrect. Apple just doubled down on the iPad hardware TWICE after a long period of not really doing a whole lot with it. I think in the upcoming WWDC and in future ones as well, we are going to see the beginning of their vision in the software department. There is probably going to be even more of a splitting off of iOS so that the iPad version is a little more tailored to the form factor. This is going to take time, but to claim that Apple is standing pat on their biggest iPad initiative since they announced the original? Now that's just foolish.

I was skeptical of this idea for awhile too, but my curiosity got the best of me, and I came to realize that iOS has changed a lot since I last tried using it as a computer. iPad Pro has done such a good job taking over for my MacBook Pro that I don't own the MacBook Pro anymore. And no, I'm not just checking email and Facebook. I'm doing audio and video projects, Office 365, sketches and paintings with the Pencil, and lots and lots of writing. This thing is doing a great job keeping up with me.

Is using the iPad as a computer for everybody? No. But I'm far more than a casual user, and I'm finding it to be ideal, even with iOS needing some improvements. I'm so happy with it, that any upcoming software updates they do will just be icing on the cake.
This. Do you need a desktop? Yes. Can it replace a lot of people's laptops (including mine)? Yes. I blog (blogo), take notes (Apple Pencil, Evernote, and Penultimate), sketch (procreate), code (Coda), and a lot of other things just fine. I write with Ulysses as of now, but once Scrivener is released out of beta, I may not even need my desktop as much.

I love my iPad Pro 12.9". I am just glad MS sucked so bad on their Surface Pro and Surface Book rollouts. That is why I got it in the first place.
 
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