Help me replace my current 12.9 iPad Pro (2015)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yerrawizardharry, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. yerrawizardharry macrumors newbie

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    I've been thinking about replacing my current iPad Pro for a few months now. When I found out about today's event I figured I could wait a little longer. This thing was a gift, and I basically use it for Netflix, some light photo editing, and reading. The 12.9 size is actually too big and uncomfortable for this.

    I figured once I had it I could try using it to replace my 12in Macbook in some aspects, but it's just not realistic for now.

    So now for the actual question... I'm torn between a refurbished 9.7 iPad (Currently $469) and the iPad introduced today. Apple pencil is a huge part of my current workflow so the 2017 iPad wasn't an option, but now things have changed. I'm still trying to decide if the $120 difference is worth getting the Pro?

    If it were you what would you do?
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

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    Depends on whether the air gap bothers you.

    Personally, I'd go for the 2018 iPad 9.7. I prefer longer battery life over the fully laminated display. I know they both say 10 hours in the specs but realistically, I got 10 hours screen time on the Pro 9.7 when it was brand new (around 9 hours now) and 15+ hours on the 2017 iPad (low brightness setting).

    Besides, I think the AR coating makes the Pro more susceptible to fingerprints and that really annoys me on the Air 2 and Pro iPads. Sure, you get less reflections but you also have to deal with fingerprint haze within 30 minutes of use.
     
  3. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    A10 could be pretty good battery savings

    I’d go with that too or the 10.5” if you want something that isn’t a step down in quality from your 12.9” display wise. 12.9 gen 1 is on par with air 2.

    This 2018 iPad is on par wit air 1 display.

    I love my gen 2 12.9 but the keyboard stays attached 95% of the time

    As a hand holding tablet, i think my 9.7 pro is better

    Apple doesn’t make it any easier with so many options!
     
  4. kp98077 macrumors 6502

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    Have both, 10.5 will fit your needs well! Can’t beat the quality, speed and size (if you don’t like it too big )...
     
  5. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    I’m struggling with this same decision with my 12.9 2nd gen pro. I’ve had it since launch, and while I do love it on my desktop, I don’t use it as a portable device at all.

    I had the first gen 12.9 and upgraded to this one because I loved it so much, but after a couple years of not really having something portable, I’m rethinking.
     

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