All iPads If the iPad Pro/Plus Doesn't Have This, What's the Point?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MICHAELSD, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Multi-tasking! 12.9" is starting to become genuine laptop territory, and I couldn't see myself wanting one if I was still reserved to using a single app on a relatively ginormous display. For that reason I feel like the Plus/Pro may not launch till iOS 9 potentially brings multi-tasking to the 6 Plus and the new 12.9" iPad.
     
  2. LFCYNWA macrumors regular

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    I agree but apple have been known to push out things that aren't ready like my ipad 3 :(
     
  3. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I don't get the multi-tasking argument. I have it on my Samsung Pro 8.4 and can honestly say I've never been compelled to use it outside the novelty. I guess as a consumption user, not work based, it just doesn't appeal to me. I'm happy with the size of my Air so a 12.9" Air isn't appealing to me either. Of course, I'll wait til it is even announced before just brushing it off as useless.
     
  4. miketheappleguy macrumors regular

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    Multitasking and styllus support please. Lets actually take advantage of such a large screen

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    You mean splitting an 8.4 inch screen isn't very appealing?:eek: Who woulda figured.
     
  5. TigerMSTR macrumors regular

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    Split screen on a 12"+ tablet would be very appealing. For example, I could have an education video docked on the side of the tablet while taking notes with a stylus. Or I could have questions from a book on the side while I write down the answers.
     
  6. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Split screen on the 9.7" would be appealing for some. Not for regular usages of course, but it would definitely boost my iPad work usage if I could have a web page or PDF open on one half of the screen while I type with an app on the other. I wouldn't routinely use it, but it is nice.

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    Also, I fear that with the way iOS works, Apple would would boost the Pro to a none iOS ready resolution and use their "desktop scaler" that is used in the Plus. That would result in some bad UI lag/stutter on such a large scale. I know when (if) I updated my iPad 3, I'm getting the fastest model available with no scaling. I'm so freakin' tired of everything being so slow.
     
  7. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I don't mind missing out on split screen multitasking. I just really want the iPad pro!
     
  8. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope you get what you want. But I am curious as to why your desire is so strong for a larger iPad.

    It seems to me that a touchscreen iPad Air would be far more useful than a 12.9" iPad.

    I need to caveat what I'm saying. It's possible that I may change my opinion once I see a 12.9" and have a chance to try it. I must admit that I am slowly coming around to the usefulness of a phablet-sized smartphone.
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I could see myself being alot more productive with an iPad if it's 12.9". I don't think I could do any serious work on my Mini or even an Air.
     

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