iPad Pro Holding the iPad Pro

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  1. R3k, Mar 12, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016

    R3k macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sep 7, 2011
    Hi Guys.

    How is the iPad pro to hold and use? Does it become uncomfortable after a while due to its size and weight? How about 1 handed?

    Does it become awkward in hand after a while of laying on the couch surfing or sitting in bed reading a book? How about walking around and using it at the same time?

    I have an iPad Air (gen 1) and am considering whether i should get the IPP or the upcoming 'iPad Air 3". No plans to use the pencil or keyboard at this point.

  2. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2010
    After playing with the Pro, I feel it's too big to use in the same way I use an iPad on the couch and in bed holding it. It's a great work tool with the screen size and surprisingly it's lighter than I thought it'll be but its size and weight I feel would make it a bit awkward for how I use an iPad. If I was just starting school and knew I'd be in school for a number of years and want a great noting taking device that I can also use to hold all my books I'd be buying a pro.
  3. DaniJoy macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    for me its too thin and slick for its size. i dropped it on myself twice reading in bed. i got a silicon case, that helped allot with the grip. but its expensive. its light to me, no issues with weight. the size is great for drawing on, but for consumption i would prefer a smaller tablet. but everyone is different so YMMV.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    A bit, but no more uncomfortable than holding a hard covered book.

    Hard to say, as I rarely use it one handed. I don't think I did that even with 9.7 iPads.

    For me, no. I love reading on the iPP on couch/bed. I also walk around the office with iPP in hand, showing documents to my co-workers, and tapping in quick notes by holding the iPP like a clipboard and typing one handed.

    In sum, it's a bit harder to handle than the iPad Air, but not by much.
  5. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    No problems for me with using the iPP on the couch or in the bed. No real difference between it and my iPad Air...
  6. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    While I don't play games often, the ones I do enjoy involve holding the iPad in front of me to simulate driving. I tried it one evening with the IPP and it was tiresome, uncomfortable and clumbersome. I returned it the next day. Can't wait for the 9.7 because I sold my Air 2 and iPad 4.
  7. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god


    Sep 16, 2014
    One handed it defines becomes uncomfortable a lot quicker than my Air 2 did. Though I have nerve damage so that has a big effect and other people will no doubt do better with it.

    Regardless though, I've found that I've ended up holding it differently anyway. Where I'd normally just hold my Air by the edge. With the Pro I find myself putting my arm behind it, holding it by the opposite side and letting it rest on my forearm, I find that pretty comfortable.
  8. KUKitch macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2008
    I don't use mine one-handed much, but it works alright (considering it's the same weight as the original iPad, I'd say it's not too heavy). I do use it as I did my Mini on the couch or in bed and it's no worse than that one was for me. It's certainly a bit more awkward given the size difference, my main issue is typing as it's just too wide for the two thumb typing I'm used to - but I have the keyboard for when I actually want to type something up with it.
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I always use my smart keyboard so I don't exactly hold it with two hands hardly ever. It's not too bad if there is no case which adds to the weight.
  10. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    One-handed ? How ? Without attached grip that sounds like a stress test for Apple Care.

    Mostly on a iPad stand or resting on the legs/stomach; next week I know more ;-)
  11. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    I had a chance to hold it and play around with it. It was like holding a window... If I had to hold it one handed it would be with my hand open across the back, not holding it from the side.
    I'm glad I didn't fall into the trap.. it's way too big for my tastes.
  12. Beavix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2010
    The iPad Pro is definitely not heavy but using it one-handed rapidly becomes uncomfortable. It's like a medium-sized book or a magazine: best used when being propped up on a surface or on your lap.

    I also find the iPad Pro uncomfortable to use when I'm laying in bed. Not because it's heavy, but because the screen is too big so I have to move it farther away from my eyes. It's like sitting too close from a TV. I prefer watching videos in bed on my iPhone 6 Plus.
  13. Southern Dad macrumors 68000

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Shady Dale, Georgia
    At first, the iPad Pro was a bit awkward for me when walking or moving. It didn't take long before it became routine. I love it. I got on my iPad 4th Generation yesterday, and now it feels small and awkward to me. Splitting the screen is great, too. I also love not having to leave an app to handle an incoming text.
  14. R3k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sep 7, 2011
  15. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    None of the iPads work well in pure one handed use. However if I had to choose, I'd pick the iPad mini 4.

    Generally you'll want to use your iPads with 2 hands regardless. The 12.9" iPad pro is much better off used when resting on something. Unless they somehow manage to make it weigh the same as the iPad Air 2 without compromising anything.
  16. R3k, Mar 13, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016

    R3k thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2011
    Sep 7, 2011
    I mean holding in one hand while using it with the other, not using it with one hand tied behind my back. Sorry for the confusion!

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