I bought an iPad pro 9.7

SassyCassyxox

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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?
[doublepost=1501856140][/doublepost]By note taking I mean writing with the apple pencil.
 

rui no onna

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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.
 

MacDevil7334

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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.
 
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SassyCassyxox

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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.
 
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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?
[doublepost=1501856140][/doublepost]By note taking I mean writing with the apple pencil.
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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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SassyCassyxox

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

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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.
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?
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

SassyCassyxox

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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.
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.
 
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rui no onna

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I'm more concerned about how early Apple will discontinue support for the 9.7" iPad Pro.
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.
 

Broadus

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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.
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.
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.
 

TheRealAlex

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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?
[doublepost=1501856140][/doublepost]By note taking I mean writing with the apple pencil.
$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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