iPad Pro Guys What’s the #1 new feature that will make you upgrade to a new iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheRealAlex, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    The tab S4 gets around 10 hours of battery life with a nice bright HDR AMOLED Display...no issues with battery life and thats on android (full day usage typically as well and I still go to sleep with remaining power around 40% and even better if just watching and streaming video/movies). There is no better display on a tablet device in my opinion than whats on the tab S4. I imagine the battery life with an oled display on iOS should be even better. You should not have to wait for microLED.....
  2. DragonX macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2013
    Reassurance from Apple that not only bend issue is resolved but also that they acknowledge that touch issue exists and is resolved on new models... before that I’m not buying any tech from them. Hidden problems with their hardware went way too far and don’t justify the price.
  3. rosyapple, Jan 2, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019

    rosyapple macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2018
    I would much prefer OS upgrade as well. Running MacOS would be great, but I would settle with a proper File System and Xcode support.

    At the moment, I cannot download any file from a website that uses script (i.e. PHP) redirection to my iPad, such as an epub, zip or rar attached to a forum post, just because iOS has no proper File System support. This feature limit annoys me the most and thus makes iPad unfeasible as a main device for me.

    Ditto for external hard drive support. I was so excited when they announced USB-C but when I found out I still cannot read from an external drive, I was so disappointed. Apple allows us to "mount" cloud drives such Google Drive, use webdav, and yet for the love of God, it doesn't even bother to allow mounting for external drive.

    Also, I want to use the iPad with USB-C as an external monitor for the new Mac Mini without using external software.
  4. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    After the Mega thread on Bending issues you are the only one to mention making the iPad Pro stronger sturdier.
  5. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2018
    There wasn’t enough in the 2018 iPad pros to get me to upgrade my 2nd gen 12.9 and I don’t think that the new one is just one feature away from pushing me over the edge. It would probably take multiple things like mouse support and better file system support for external storage.
  6. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    That goes without saying. I am sure Apple will do something to make sure this isn’t an issue in the next version. It’s not an issue for me. My 11” ipad pro is straight as a razor and kicks major ass. Love this thing. So i won’t be upgrading for awhile.
  7. DjStiky, Jan 2, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2019

    DjStiky macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2007
    iOS or “iPadOS” made specifically for iPads that feature at least the following:
    • Proper File System. With ability to download any file from the web.
    • Being able to use external hard drive and/or thumb drive.
    • Being able to open multiple windows of the same app (Example: 2 word documents at the same time)
    I will unfortunately stick to my original iPad Air even though it’s terribly laggy/slow and not upgrade until these features arrive. Kinda sucks since being a fanboy and all but also dissapointing being loyal and getting the short end of the stick with this premium device compared to competing tablets.
  8. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    No he isn’t! See my post above.
  9. Arctic Moose macrumors member

    Arctic Moose

    Jun 22, 2017
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    I'd happily upgrade to a new iPad that is the very same except that looking at it doesn't cause it to bend itself.
  10. dfgddikf macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2015
    - Full fat, desktop-class browser
    - Option to set a different browser as the default browser
    - Apps don't stop uploading/downloading after a few minutes in the background (Dropbox)
    - Full access to external storage over USB-C
    - Same access to a file system as on a computer (minus system files)
    - NFC (for Yubikey)

    As long as they don't implement that, an iPad has only limited value for me.
  11. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2014
    You haven't read many comments in the iPad forum or other websites forums have you?
  12. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Fix the touch issues, make them stronger (no bending please) and cut the price. Stop the thin and gimping by using cheaper materials and charging more for it.

    I am waiting on the iPad Mini, if it has pencil support and more RAM, sold. Otherwise, I am doing relatively fine with the 2018 iPad (hiccups in Procreate not withstanding).
  13. Kiimora macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    London UK
    - revise the pricing model
    - reinstate the 128gb model
    - make it sturdy and not thinner
  14. jterp7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    i just want oled number 1, number 2 would be mini sized so in the 8.X inch range
  15. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    I’d only upgrade my iPad Pro for hardware features that will help me get work done, which for me are:
    - display functionality for my MBP, with pencil input (ie. a portable Cintiq)
    - paper-like Pencil on screen feel for better drawing control
    - maybe increased storage

    As long as my iPP maintains its current performance, all other hardware features are pretty insignificant to me.
  16. bwApple! fwApple! macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2017
    a 9-inch 326ppi display. (i.e. an iPad Pro 'mini' option, in addition to the 11-inch and 13-inch options)
  17. eastmanweb macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2008
    I want to be able to connect my USB-powered flatbed scanner to it via an adapter (USB-A to USB-C).
  18. Jailbreaking Bad, Jan 3, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2019

    Jailbreaking Bad macrumors newbie

    Jailbreaking Bad

    Jul 14, 2017
    Official remote desktop (which allows unofficial support to Windows PC if we find a way to it) featuring full Apple Pencil support and obsolete display tablets like Cintiq, etc. and remote desktop apps like Astropad, etc..

    Even if it requires some hardware changes then yeah I'd upgrade for that alone.
  19. ruka.snow macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2017
    Time is the only thing that'll be holding me of a new iPad upgrade. I tend to do it in 3-4 year cycles.

    Edit: Looking back at the responses here, all I see is a Wishlist of often undesirable features like mouse support. Sounds more like these people don't already have a iPad rather than wishing to upgrade their existing one. I am excited for full Photoshop, but haven't been limited as its already fantastic for Lightroom and a usb-c port means I can finally import directly from CFast and soon CFExpress.
  20. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    Honestly, I still use and love my 9.7" iPP.
    There's nothing I can even think of that I would change really other than I guess reducing the weight over time?

    I don't need or want FaceID or no bezels.
    I'm totally fine with Bezels (prefer them I think) and love having a place to really grip with my hands.

    I have TrueTone...I'm Jailbroken...I can use a Pencil if I want... I've got my unlimited LTE SIM in there..
    It would take an enormously impactful hardware change to get me off of this unit right now.

    I just can't think of anything I would change.

    In fact, the one change they did make on the current 11" that I personally hate is the aspect ratio change. I play a ton of emulated old games and watch lots of old SD content from my Plex and 4:3 is perfect/native for most of that. So, for me, they are actually actively going in the wrong direction - lol

    Software is where the development needs to happen.

    If that gets dramatically better, that would get me off my jailbroken iOS 11, but nothing in iOS 12 is even close to compelling in that regard.
  21. Trey M macrumors 6502a

    Trey M

    Jul 25, 2011
    Personally, I think the latest iPads represent the next 3-4 years in terms of iPads and overall design. The new models essentially changed everything from the previous iPad Pro. Elimination of bezels, home button, headphone jacks, and moving towards the iPhone X gesture-based navigation.

    I really do not believe we’ll see a lot of innovation in the category, especially in the next couple of years. I think the hardware is just SO ahead of the software at this point, I really don’t know how else they can make it better aside from obvious speed upgrades with new A-chips and RAM upgrades. I will say- I absolutely love the gesture based navigation on a device this size. I’ve always loved swipe up to go home but it’s even more satisfying on a large device like this. I can’t imagine getting a previous gen iPad for this reason alone.

    The one thing that would be significant would be OLED, but I think we’re probably a bit away from seeing that in a mass-produced product like the iPad. It also wouldn’t be game-changing as the LCD displays are best in class already.

    I can see Apple getting rather creative with form-factors, with the updated iPad Mini coming shortly and maybe even another size in between. Apple could do an iPad Mini/iPad Mini Pro and get a little creative with screen sizes/aspect ratios. They’ve already adopted new aspect ratios with the 11-inch iPad Pro so it’s not out of the question.
  22. Act3, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019

    Act3 macrumors 68000

    Sep 26, 2014
    Split keyboard and headphone jack . Really no excuse for no headphone jack. Apples desktop computers come with 3.5 jack.

    And where is the notch, to make the bezels even smaller? /s
  23. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    A 15" model.

    And yes I know, there probably aren't enough people like me to make it worth it for Apple, but that would do it.

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