I bought an iPad pro 9.7

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  1. SassyCassyxox macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iPad pro 9.7 128GB yesterday on sale at best buy for $779(Canadian).

    I've been looking at reviews and reading forums but I'm not sure if I should return it and get an iPad pro 10.5.
    I mainly want to use it for watching movies and videos but I also want to use it for note taking in an office setting.

    Do you guys think it's worth returning and upgrading?
    --- Post Merged, Aug 4, 2017 ---
    By note taking I mean writing with the apple pencil.
     
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Depends on how much the 10.5 is. If the difference isn't a lot, I'd go for the 10.5.
     
  3. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably about a $100 difference, but I got a case on sale and I'd have to return that and get a new probably more expensive one as well.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Yeah, for $100, I'd definitely go with the newer model. There are plenty of $10-15 cases on Amazon that will work just fine.
     
  5. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I also would go for the newer model for only a $100 difference. The extra 2 GB of RAM in the 10.5” model will make for a much better experience on iOS 11. That alone justifies the price difference in my mine and you are getting a bigger, nicer screen as well.
     
  6. jenag145 macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely go to the newer one
     
  7. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    The 9.7 Pro is a great device, but for only $100 more the 10.5 is a very worthwhile upgrade
     
  8. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your input guys! I still have 14 days to return at best buy so I think I'll play around with it till next week then bring it back for the 10.5.
     
  9. strategicthinke macrumors 6502

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    Return and upgrade, really! It’s a significant leap in the screen technology, and also multitasking. I was surprised how often I use three apps at the same time, that doesn’t work in the older iPad Pros.
     
  10. DNichter macrumors 603

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    Upgrade. Easy choice. Ram and ProMotion alone make it easily worth $100.
     
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Go with the 10.5 pro. For the extra $100 you get double the storage, 2 extra GBs of ram, a faster processor, a better camera, pro motion, a bigger screen.

    I had the same choice. The 256GB pro is only £100 less than the 10.5 inch pro so I went with the 10.5 inch.
     
  12. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually I'd be getting less storage because the iPad pro starts at 64Gb and the 9.7 that I purchased is 128GB.
     
  13. PBz macrumors 68000

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    Add me to the list of go with the 10.5 for $100 differential. I have both right now and I did NOT expect to like just how fluid everything is as much as I do. Don't get me wrong, the 9.7 is awesome and I don't *need* the 10.5 but I am in the process of selling a MBP and if I sell the 9.7 I can fund the 10.5 w/ my MBP replacement.
    Also, video on it just seems more IN YOUR FACE.. in a GOOD way.. I know that seems obvious but when watching movies in bed and holding it close the 10.5 is just showing off.
     
  14. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Oh. Here the 256GB 10.5 inch pro is £709 and the 128GB 9.7 inch pro is £599. The 64GB pro is £619.
     
  15. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    Forums can help you spend money! :) Will 64GB be enough storage for you? 128GB is kind of the sweet spot for many (which the 10.5 doesn't offer), and 256GB may be a lot more than you'll ever need. It all gets complicated when you're looking at value to you.

    If you buy a 10.5 that covers a 128GB need, you'll have to get the middle tier. Online, the Canadian BB site shows $999.99, so that's a $220 difference with what you paid, right?
     
  16. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think 64GB will be perfect, I almost bought the 32GB model but that's wayyy too low, the 64GB 10.5 is $869.99.
     
  17. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    Then $90 for adequate storage, larger screen, double the RAM, faster processor, ProMotion, etc., seems like an easy call to me. I would get the 10.5 in your case.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Also, I would explore the 10.5 demo in store and that will help with your decision as well.
     
  19. rowspaxe macrumors 68000

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    I bought the 9.7" pro for $400, roughly $250 below the the usd 10.5 price. Strangly, I used forethought in my purchase and did not waste Best Buy's time and money. But whatever.
     
  20. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) Thank you for your useless comment that doesn't answer the reason for this post in the first place.
     
  21. DeepIn2U macrumors 601

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    I'm more concerned about how early Apple will discontinue support for the 9.7" iPad Pro. For me it's perfect and I'm heavily considering buying it:
    Reading
    writing and collating notes (onscreeen KB and maybe pencil)
    Apple Education iTunes U and Coding (their new front on this)

    I just don't know.
     
  22. SassyCassyxox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's my concern as well! I do love the device but I'm worried that it will also not be able to run apps in the future with only 2gb of ram.
     
  23. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    The 2017 iPad 9.7 is pretty much a cheaper version of the Pro 9.7 so I wouldn't be overly worried about support. The reason Apple removed it from the line-up is because they can't lower the price for it to $329.

    That said, it might be missing certain features from future iOS updates that require more RAM.
     
  24. Broadus macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in a similar boat. I don't have to have the Pro features, but I don't want a non-laminated screen and I can use some of the Pro features. And so the Pro 9.7 at a nice discount should work.

    However, Best Buy (U.S.) is running a $50 sale on the Pro 10.5, and we have a tax-free weekend in South Carolina. I decided to order a 256GB Pro 10.5, Apple Smart Keyboard, and Apple pencil -- all open-box/excellent condition (like new). Hopefully they are buyer-remorse returns. If not, they will be returned.

    The 9.7 Pro should be fine, but for less than $200 difference total on the three items, I decided that the larger screen and the 4GB RAM, not to mention the additional storage of the 10.5 over the 128GB Pro 9.7 (I probably don't need 256GB), was worth it. I don't know whether this was a wise move or not, but it's done.
     
  25. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    $780 Canadian that's almost full price US having used both and own a 9.7" Pro please put your money towards the 10.5 CPU wise it's much faster but please try it first the 120hz Promotion display makes me sick after 5 minutes.
     

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