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. Koh Phi Phi macrumors regular

    Koh Phi Phi

    Nov 15, 2017
    iOS Pro and pro-level apps.

    Hardware wise, the iPad Pro is a beast. Software wise, it is gimped.
  2. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    right...because everyone wants to code on an ipad. Puhlease
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    2019 ios photoshop will not be full photoshop. But will it be "fat" enough?
  3. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    Hardware for me is already pretty much fantastic, but there are a ton of improvements that could be made on the software side. That's why I'm holding off on a new iPad - I'm waiting to see what they do with iOS 13. That said, these two features alone would make a new iPad an instant purchase for me:

    1. Pointing device support (i.e. mouse or trackpad)
    2. File system access for USB devices
  4. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    To all those listing software features: I’d love new software features too, but why would any of these software features require next gen hardware? New software features have always been backward compatible at least a couple generations.
  5. GoingDark macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2013
    None of these features "require" next-gen hardware, but for me the expanded software capability would help me justify buying a new machine because I would push the hardware more through expanded use cases.

    Think about it this way - I'd like a new Ferrari, but if the speed limit on all my roads is 20MPH, there's no point in me buying one. But if they suddenly made the speed limit on all my roads 100MPH, even though my current Honda can theoretically take advantage of those same speeds, I'd be able to justify my Ferrari purchase a lot more.
  6. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    I don’t need any new hardware but I’m still waiting on Apple to natively support astropad type functionality. It’s a perfect use case for them to promote since it involves owning both a Mac and an iPad. I don’t really trust the third party app solutions that charge a subscription fee for the privilege.

    I’d also like to see a substance painter like app natively on the iPad.

    The device has so much potential that is being underserved by all the software gaps.
  7. subjonas macrumors 68000

    Feb 10, 2014
    From what I gather, you’re saying that if you had those software features, you’d upgrade hardware from one generation to the next regardless of specific features. That’s all good, but I just think the point of this particular thread (what the OP is asking) is what specific differences between this generation iPP and the next generation would get people to upgrade.
  8. Jonathantuba macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2017
    I understand the bending is a manufacturing issue affecting a small percentage of IPad Pro which you can return for replacement if unlucky enough to receive. I don’t believe the 2018 model is any more liable to damage than the previous versions.

    For hardware improvements to 2018 iPad Pro, it is difficult for me to think of anything which would make me rush out and replace my 12.9”
  9. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    I love my new 11 but I will be looking to upgrade as and when they come with more accessible RAM as standard across the board combined with external drive support - so a combination of hardware and software for me. I'm using apps today that are already pushing the memory limits.
  10. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    What else do you expect it to do?

    Just these days I forgot to charge my MBP and had to type a document entirely on my iPad pro which I'd never done.

    I was surprised how seamlessly I could format the document, split-screen Safari and Word, attach, use and manipulate files using the file system on the iPad, and then get the files off the iPad in no time. It was just like using a normal computer.

    What else do you expect it to do?
  11. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    My 11" IPP works perfectly for my needs. I don't intended on upgrading for at least 2-3 years at this point.
  12. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    Thinking about it, the other thing that could make me upgrade my 12.9 original iPad Pro is an improved tactile sensation with the pencil against the screen, so it's less slippery and easier to write on legibly.
  13. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    Ditto. My 11” will suffice for years to come. I figure by that time, the new ones will have micro LED and God knows what else. For now, I’m goooood.
  14. lugolo macrumors newbie


    Feb 11, 2014
    I don’t understand why nobody is saying “more screen resolution”. I don’t see my 11” display sharper enough for intensive reading. The display is the most important component in a Tablet, so i will change only to the nect iPad with more screen resolution
  15. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    I read many scores of pages every day with the Kindle app on my 10.5 iPP and don't see a resolution issue.
  16. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    Resolution is fine for me. Resolution means nothing without the context of the viewing distance. The resolution is already way better than many newspaper products and I bet at my usual viewing distances further increases won’t be recognizable at all. More resolution however might come with more energy consumption.
  17. cardfan macrumors 65832

    Mar 23, 2012
    OLED without a doubt. Have to pass on current pro that’s basically a downgrade from previous. Durability, crap screen, price increase for no reason.
  18. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    My biggest like is no home button.
    Seamless switch between phone and iPad.
    Other likes usb-c, size and weight
  19. bpeeps macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2011
    Crap screen? I have to laugh.
  20. rojct20 macrumors member

    May 15, 2013
    Best new features are 1TB and 6gb of ram!
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    1TB and 6gb ram
  21. PKoz macrumors member


    Dec 2, 2017
    Already upgraded to the new 12.9” but what I really want is iOS to have something more like Finder. Files could use a substancial update. iOS still feels like you have to jump through too many hoops when you need to work with files. If Apple is going to call this a Pro device, it ought to have something beyond the normal everyday iOS.
  22. iOli macrumors newbie


    Apr 28, 2016
    I used to criticise the work-structure of iOS (no "real" file structure, no full multi-tasking…) but with myself adapting also in work-situations am now enjoying the clear-focussed workflow, not feeling so complex an busy like on the MacBook but more on point and "mühelos" effortless…

    OLED: not good Idea unless there will be no flimmer-issues like the iPhone X-Displays.

    More screen resolution: on the 12 iPad Pro the Display is great. That ist a difference to a nearer viewing distance like with iPhone or (just a bit) with the iPad 11…

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