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Adelphos33

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Tough decision for me. I'm gonna have to spend some hours with the new iPad 10.5" in split screen
 
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Nausicaa

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If I can get some decent cash for my 12.9 I will update around when iOS 11 drops. Not much need to upgrade yet IMO. I think I would like the 10.5" size a great deal more. 1lb and a smaller footprint is pretty attractive to me.

At $879 for 256GB Cellular model, I would want to offload my 12.9" 128GB cellular for $500 minimum. Not sure if that's possible.
 

millydog

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I have a 12.9" with 128GB storage and was disappointed when Apple released the 256GB storage option some months later, instead of at launch, so that those of us who purchased at release missed that option. Now I have both 256GB and 512GB options to pick from so I am tempted to upgrade to the new 12.9", mostly for the storage increase, but also the display and camera upgrades.
 

sracer

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I've owned my 12.9 Pro since March 2016...

The 10.5 Pro isn't on my radar and won't be until I hear how much RAM it has. I find it interesting that Apple decided to release a 10.5 Pro when the additions included in iOS 11 give even greater justification for the 12.9 Pro. I heavily use multi-window and multitasking on the 12.9 and it's going to be even better in iOS 11.

But if the 10.5 Pro comes with 4GB RAM, I will need to seriously consider THAT.

The internal updates to the 12.9 Pro aren't enough to get me to consider upgrading. The current 12.9 Pro is still a beast.
 

greenipodmini

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Did anyone think they said the new iPad Pro's would have USB-C??? I thought they showed a new USB-C to SD card adapter and what looked like the USB to USB-C adapter after talking about the Pro upgrades. It was only on the screen for a second, but did I totally dream that?
 

AppleRobert

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Did anyone think they said the new iPad Pro's would have USB-C??? I thought they showed a new USB-C to SD card adapter and what looked like the USB to USB-C adapter after talking about the Pro upgrades. It was only on the screen for a second, but did I totally dream that?

Watched it with friends and we witnessed that but cannot find anywhere currently that supports what they said.
 

greenipodmini

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Watched it with friends and we witnessed that but cannot find anywhere currently that supports what they said.
Ah, thank you! I thought I was going crazy after looking at the TechSpecs on Apple's website and seeing "In the Box - Lightning to USB Cable".
 

Adelphos33

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I've owned my 12.9 Pro since March 2016...

The 10.5 Pro isn't on my radar and won't be until I hear how much RAM it has. I find it interesting that Apple decided to release a 10.5 Pro when the additions included in iOS 11 give even greater justification for the 12.9 Pro. I heavily use multi-window and multitasking on the 12.9 and it's going to be even better in iOS 11.

But if the 10.5 Pro comes with 4GB RAM, I will need to seriously consider THAT.

The internal updates to the 12.9 Pro aren't enough to get me to consider upgrading. The current 12.9 Pro is still a beast.

The main reason Apple released a 10.5" is to really give the iPad pros a "clean break" from the regular iPads. Apple probably realized that "regular" IPad 9.7" (whether Air 2 or the new "iPad") were cannibalizing the Pro to an extend. Now the pro line is synonymous with larger screen size, pro functions via iOS11, etc.
 

sracer

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The main reason Apple released a 10.5" is to really give the iPad pros a "clean break" from the regular iPads. Apple probably realized that "regular" IPad 9.7" (whether Air 2 or the new "iPad") were cannibalizing the Pro to an extend. Now the pro line is synonymous with larger screen size, pro functions via iOS11, etc.
That's a good theory.... which will tank if the 10.5 has only 2GB RAM. :D
 
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eoblaed

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Tough decision for me. I'm gonna have to spend some hours with the new iPad 10.5" in split screen

I just placed my order for an updated 12.9", 512GB, LTE. My wife expressed an interest in getting my current 12.9" (... iPad guys, sheesh).

It was almost worth the purchase for me just to get the updated TouchID on it, haha.
 

jetjaguar

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I just placed my order for an updated 12.9", 512GB, LTE. My wife expressed an interest in getting my current 12.9" (... iPad guys, sheesh).

It was almost worth the purchase for me just to get the updated TouchID on it, haha.
did they mention it is getting the same touch id as the iphone 7 ?
 
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eoblaed

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did they mention it is getting the same touch id as the iphone 7 ?

Not during the keynote, but if you read the 'Overview' of it on the online store, they mention the TouchID has 2x the performance of the previous generation:

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