iPad Pro I'm returning my iPad pro... [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jpfour23, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. jpfour23 macrumors newbie

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    I will be returning my iPad pro. I find using it casually is a frustrating experience. It's too big and heavy for enjoying content comfortably. The size is really awkward to hold or sit it in my lap. As for it replacing my laptop, I had high hopes there too. I know it's still iOS and limited. I guess I was hoping for some tweaks to utilize the screen real estate better, but it doesn't. A lot of wasted screen space. Furthermore, iOS is still too simple and bare to function and multitask like a laptop. Probably by iOS 11 they'll have this figured out. The multitasking albeit a step in the right direction, is still somewhat of a joke. Also, the tracking (with my finger) didn't feel hardly at all improved. (Does the Pencil improve tracking?) I tried it on my iPad Air 2 and maybe the the iPP had the slightest bit better tracking, but it still lags quite a bit.

    Sad. I really thought I'd love it. Maybe in a few years when iOS matures and the iPP is thinner and lighter.

    Not saying there isn't great use for many people with it. This is just my opinion and thought it might help anyone on the fence.
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Thinner and lighter? o_O

    It's so thin as it is. How much thinner and lighter do you want? This is what confuses me. There are comments like this and then comments about not enough battery or no 3D Touch. Both of which would add weight and thickness.

    Which is it folks?
     
  3. Floorless macrumors newbie

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    I can't help but think if it gets any thinner there will be no way of providing any re-enforcement.
    It'll bend just due to its size, or from a sudden gust of wind. I'm scared enough with it as it is that say if putting it into a backpack that any pressure from anything else in the bag will bend it...
    Unless its the iPad paper edition that is designed to be able to roll up / bend / fold to your hearts desire without breaking the components internally. Which doesn't exist yet.


    As much as I agree it seems awkward to hold. I also don't. Even with the original pads I tended to prefer to prop it on something or lay it flat, only hold if necessary. When I do hold, I find basically never hold mine vertically.
     
  4. Effusion01 macrumors member

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    I had the same thought of returning when I got mine but after using for 2 days I am just enjoying it too much. It's perfect for my use. And I feel easier to work with than earlier iPads.
     
  5. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    If enough of these threads pop up, i'm going to be compelled to start one titled: 'I'm going to keep mine :) '
     
  6. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    Came close to returning mine today, but I will give it a few more days.

    I really like web browsing in portrait mode, and video playback is fantastic. But for me that's all it is going to be, it's just too frustrating to do anything "serious" with iOS.
     
  7. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Was in Best Buy today playing with one. I asked if they had any, and they said they had any wifi model I wanted (4G hadn't come in yet). I asked if they had any open-box units (I like to save money) and he said he though they they had open-box units for all the configurations. So, I guess people are returning them already.
     
  8. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    It is heavy compared to the iPad Air 2. I'm on the fence, I love the screen, speakers, full size soft keyboard, and speed. But it is awkward to hold and use compared to the Air. I'm using it mostly on my lap or on the bed or other soft surface when sitting. I'm not expecting it to replace a laptop fully or run OS X. I would not mind an iPad larger than the Air but I was surprised by how much larger this is in person.
     
  9. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    They are very expensive; VERY expensive, for an iPad. A luxury item, unless your an artist, or it's a business expense.

    Or your really into it. I'm keeping mine, as it's way cooler than my Air 2, simple as that :)
     
  10. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    True that. if I had the money, I'd have an iPP along with a bunch of other stuff. But having to equip four kids, my options are limited... LOL

     
  11. jpfour23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you think the next gen will thicker and heavier? All I'm saying is that apple will find ways to make it lighter and not as awkward to use and/Or they improve iOS to function better for the size screen.

    As it stands now, I find my air2 to be much more enjoyable for content and a MB or MBP in my lap for comfort and "pro" use.
     
  12. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    I truly don't understand how anyone can say they are shocked by the size…they released the dimensions and whatnot..
     
  13. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Since 12.9 inch vs. 9.7 inch sounds like "just" 2-3 inch of difference" but in fact the screen area is nearly 70% larger than the iPad Air 2.
     
  14. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Never let the law of physics get in the way of an Apple fan :)
     
  15. maxsix Suspended

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    The unique aspect of many Apple enthusiasts is they tend to be vain. Instead of mentioning how useful an Apple product is, they're more concerned about boosting their self esteem by being seen with something cool.

    Looks are very important and that's how Apple gets them to pay high prices. With their identity attached to their things they will pay whatever Apple wants them to pay. Apple is very clever.
     
  16. Atomic Walrus, Nov 15, 2015
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    People want it to have every feature and no weight. It needs to be as thin as paper, but comfortable to hold at the edges and unbendable (except when you want it to fold up into a credit card). The battery should last forever and it should go to 1000 nits while running at 6ghz.

    This is the potential downfall in any industry with listening to customer feedback religiously. There will be lots of good suggestions/complaints/concerns, and you don't want to ignore them, but if you aggregate the data and build the device from that then you get:

    [​IMG]

    Of course while some people have paradoxical expectations, a lot of what's going on is just that people don't agree. The ones who want 3D Touch and more battery don't care about weight for whatever reason. Others would skip those things to keep mass down.
     
  17. Mystro, Nov 15, 2015
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    Totally agree. When the price point is the most important target from the manufacture and not build quality and performance, this is what you get:

    [​IMG]

    Samsung destroid the Tab S by making it even thinner, stripping away features, and giving it a even lower battery life on the Tab S2. I wanted to love the Tab S but after 6 months of use, the Apple quality wasn't there. My old iPad 3 scrolled smoother than the Tab s. Then the horrific short battery life was all I could take of Samsung tablets.

     
  18. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    for an iPad Pro with lte. I loved the device so much I had to have the lte model. Im a dev so this doesnt replace my macbook for me. However, I use it for and additional display, reading on the train, websites like this one are easier to look at... I love the keyboard and pencil which are on the way. Plus this thing is blazingly fast.
     
  19. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    I thought about this when I went with the Pro 128 wifi. I will see if there is a need for LTE in my future. My truck has wifi so not too worried about it for now.
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Which carrier are you going with....?
     
  21. Macalway, Nov 15, 2015
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    Macalway macrumors 68020

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    You mean it's a fashion item, and they are probably striving for that, added to all the other things.

    Before Apple it was like shopping at Walmart.

    But your tone is just a tad antagonistic. Don't know what that is about. This is an Apple enthusiast forum. Of course friendly dissent is welcome.....you know :)
     
  22. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I went with ATT since I have mobile share already and I have a ton of rollover data built up with them.
     
  23. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    If they are vein, they were vein before they bought Apple products. Looks are important. They will always be important. Apple has a better track record for reliability and support after the initial purchase is made. With other vendors the transaction ends with your signature on the reciept. Maybe your just blinded by you're own self esteem issues and you feel the need to project onto others based on what they bought and how they look to you.
     
  24. maxsix Suspended

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    Oh my sensitive to opinions eh?
     
  25. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    You can have your opinions and I can have mine. Thats how this works.

    I dont spend my time complaining about how I think other people think they look to other people when using their Apple products .... But thats my personal problem.
     

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