I sold my iPad 2018 because even though I'm on the fence, I just feel like I want one device to haul around and carry around. Helped make the extra cost of the Xs MAX a little easier to swallow too. So I did get rid of my iPad. I do everything on my phone with a bluetooth keyboard to reading for hours and hours.
Reading books on the iPad 2018 was nice and better than the iPhone. But I like having just one device if I can.
I still don’t see the point of an iPad, if I’m at home then I’ll surf the web on my Mac. If I’m on the go the last thing I want to haul is another glass screen that’s too big to pocket. I don’t need a blown up version of iOS for anything.
I am still holding on to my Air 2, but it’s getting much less use since I am in the Plus/Max camp.
When I travelled overseas I decided to take my 13” MacBook Pro and 8 plus. The iPad stayed at home.
The main reason was that my 2015 MacBook still has USB ports and SD card reader. I had my DSLR along as well.
Going forward I probably need to decide if I upgrade MacBook or iPad Pro. Not for sure that I continue to need both.
My iPad is totally a different type of device aside from my phone, and I use my iPad for different considerations. For example, my phone besides being a communication device, keeps me in touch things going around me in my daily life, but my iPad is primarily for all my media content. I still reserve a place for my iPad, that my iPhone would not be able to replace in my situation.
The XS Max won't be replace my iPad for home use, but I'm curious to see how I do using it for non-business travel (when I typically take both). I plan to try relying on just the Max for the next couple of trips to see how that works.
I got rid of my iPad (that someone gave me) a long time ago. For me it's too big & heavy & unwieldy. Also it gives me eye strain with its low ppi resolution. For me, an iPad is a loser. Plus sized iPhones all the way.