iPad 12.9 question

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  1. Dentifrice macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Does the 12.9 ipad has a bigger resolution ? I mean, I know the resolution is bigger than the 9.7 but do you have more space in apps like Safari or OneNotes ?

    I don’t know how to say this, let’s say a little zoomed out so icons a smaller but you have more viewing

    Thanks
     
  2. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Lol that’s exactly ...what I was not talking about ;)

    I don’t wanna know the actual resolution in pixels but if you have more space in apps

    Like when you change resolution on windows, the higher you set, the smaller are the icons and you have more visible space in apps
     
  3. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Yes, more visible space. One full size iPad app and your second app would be cropped. In a perfect world, it would be nice to cram two full size iPad apps on the screen.
     
  4. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Have other apps like OneNote optimized the visible space too ou it’s just the same as ipad 9.7 and everything is just bigger
     
  5. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    All apps i use have been optimized for the 12.9 screen size
     
  6. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys

    Now I need to convince myself that a $1000 ipad is a good buy...
     
  7. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    It’s something you will probably use every single day and get thousands of hours of use out of. More so than anything else in your life

    JUSTIFIED
     
  8. ejin222 macrumors regular

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    My friend has the 10.5 and I have the 12.9. Let’s just say that he has screen envy
     
  9. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    Or maybe he doesn't.... I have 12, 10 and 7 - 7 works best for me. 12 is collecting dust. Rest of the time I'd rather use a mac.

    Buy what works for you. Some apps take advantage of the space - others just scale is my experience.
     
  10. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have 7 right now and it’s too small for my need. I watch a lot au movies on this. I tried 10.5 and while it’s a little bigger, I don’t feel much difference (that’s what she said).

    But the 12.9, now we are talking.
     
  11. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    It just depends on the individual. I think for any design professional (as I am), the 12.9 is a no brainer. It has transformed the way i work in many ways. But when i finally have to replace my wife’s ipad I’ll probably just get her the 9.7. If the 10.5 has the same footprint at the old 9.7s i’ll get her that
     
  12. kristalsoldier macrumors 6502

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    Well...think of it in terms of using it for 1000 hours at a cost of a dollar a day. Most of us do end up uselessly spending a dollar (at least) per day on an average!

    Does not seem so harsh, does it?
     
  13. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wondering if I should get a ipad 12.9 2015 used instead so I could save a few hundreds...
     
  14. Ghost31 macrumors 68020

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    I have the 2nd gen 12.9 just because my first gen’s screen broke. If it didn’t break, I wouldn’t have upgraded. I say go for the 1st gen and save the money
     
  15. Ryanmrash macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure this is what you’re looking for: https://m.imore.com/ipad-multitasking


    Scroll down to the 12.9 and it explains how apps scale in split view and slide over.
     
  16. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    I would say the iPad in general does not, but some of the apps do. This is something Ive been craving from Apple and have yet to get! I want more icons on my screen at glance - make them smaller. The icons are bigger, some of the third party apps I use are not optimized for the screen size. I will say though, a lot of the native apps and major brands have improved resolution where you can view more at a single glance, like safari web pages. I would definitely suggest making a trip to best buy or something where you can use it and see it for yourself, only then will you really know.

    I bought a 1st gen iPP12" solely because of the price, $650 for a brand new 128GB with LTE sealed in box, hard to pass up. I would never consider buying one in stores for the retail price, but that is because my value of the device doesnt match up with Apple's value... but thats just my opinion. If I were in your position of uncertainty, I would definitely be looking to get the 1st gen from somewhere to save the money. I would prefer new, but used is perfectly acceptable if the owners took care of it!

    Its definitely the best media viewing device I have ever owned though, but not something I think will be upgrading within the next 5-10 years without a valid reason.
     
  17. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks guys !

    I just bought a used ipad 12.9 (1st gen) with cover for 560 $

    Looks like new, no scratch
     
  18. beernut, Sep 28, 2017
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    put a screen protector on it. i prefer the glass protectors. that big ass screen is the star of the show and the tiniest scratch will become the biggest nuisance like a perpetual itch that can't be reached.

    i'm speaking from personal experience (i have an ipad 3 refurb that's several years old and not a single scratch on the screen so i didn't think the pro would need one. but then my personal nightmare happened and got a scratch on it without heavy usage. now it shows up like a vertical rainbow and a constant reminder that i fcked up. my original post about that here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/screen-scratches-easily.2008163/#post-23755248 )

    scratch on the 12.9 screen = sad face everytime you see it or shell out several hundred $$$$$ to fix
    scratch on the screen protector = take it off, replace with another $5-$10 protector
     
  19. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh my really ? I hate screen protectors because it seems I always lose some sharpness...
     
  20. beernut macrumors 6502

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    the plastic ones were like that but the glass ones are awesome (and much easier to apply with little/no air bubbles). only gripe i've seen some people have was sensitivity of the pencil with the protector on. i haven't noticed that but i only used it for scribbling stuff, not fine details like for drawing / painting.
     
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    So far I love my 12.9 ipad ! But damn those charge time ! I’m used to charge it while using it but now doing both at time can almost just keep the current charge.
     

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