iPad 4 or older to iPad Pro 9.7

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aypues, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. aypues macrumors regular

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    who else besides me is on an older iPad and upgrading finally?? My 4 has been really laggy, crashy, and all those new features on the Pro are appealing. Will probably pick one up if the initial reviews are favorable.
     
  2. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    I'm still on my iPad 3 which is running iOS 9.3. For reading textbooks with Kindle it's still useable but Safari etc is quite painful now.

    I've decided that now is the time for a new iPad and am struggling to decide between the 128 Gb 9.7 iPP at $1200 NZ and the refurb iPad Air 2 64Gb which is very attractive at $649 NZ
     
  3. Agile55 macrumors regular

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    Still running an IP4, runs well enough but I bit the bullet & have a 9.7" Pro inbound after trying & returning a 12.9" Pro back in Dec/Jan.
     
  4. wesley8631 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on the 4 too. Probably buying the Air 2 soon. See no reason spending near double the amount for inferior storage
     
  5. aypues thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm on one of those grandfathered unlimited AT&T plans and I learned that Apple added another LTE band to their cellular model: band 30. They added another one for Tmo but for me the 30 should help in some areas in the future. The 4 has only like 2 LTE bands for ATT!
     
  6. danbsfc macrumors newbie

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    Same situation here. Had an iPad 4 since launch having returned my iPad 3 and it's served it's time really well over the last few years. Stopped using it when iOS 8 arrived as it was painful to use but iOS 9 made it usable again. Starting to slow down now and lag so decided the 9.7" Pro is the perfect upgrade for me. Also the fact its a 32bit device and old SoC meant it's time to upgrade to:
    1. Future proof
    2. Enable the new features of iOS 9 (nightshift, true multitasking)

    Looking forward to Thursday now!
     
  7. javisan macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad 4 and will buy a refurb 64gb wifi Air 2 for $419 because I just don't see the purpose or value of paying $330 ($749 - $419) more for a pencil or keyboard feature which I wont use and I don't need 128gb. I would have been fine with paying $599 for a 64gb iPad Pro 9.7, but Apple just stepped up their greediness a notch and I just won't enable them. The Air 2 will do everything I need for a reasonable price.
     
  8. Cowmonk macrumors member

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    Going from an iPad 3 to a 9.7 pro.

    I haven't used it in so long - I stopped using it just because it was unbearably slow to surf with. I have got by on my 6+ for sofa surfing for so long, but that tiny screen just hurts my head.

    Will be interesting to see how the ASK works out for me, and if I start using it for more than just consumption. I do an awful lot of SSH'ing and remote desktop for work.
     
  9. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    As long as you're still buying their products, you're still enabling them. Doesn't matter much if it's the latest and greatest or an older refurb.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Hopefully I'll be trading my first gen mini for a 32GB LTE model.
     
  11. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same boat with the AT&T grandfathered unlimited data, although I have the original iPad Air. I don't know how many bands the original Air has, but I'm often running into issues when watching Slingbox. I'm hoping the IPP 9.7 will improve the LTE coverage vs the Air - am I right?
     
  12. dk2000zx macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded my iPad 3 to the Pro 9.7" as well. Pre-ordered it. My iPad 3 is still running iOS 8.1.2 (jailbroken) and I mainly use it for Youtube and Kodi. I wish I could use it for web browsing as well but it's just so slow and laggy that it's not worth it. Quite an expensive upgrade (almost 1000$ CAD for the 32gb pro 9.7" wifi + a smart cover to go with it) but I'm hoping it's going to last longer than the iPad 3 at almost double the price lol.
     
  13. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Surprisingly, iOS 9.3 works much, much, much better on the iPad 3 compared to iOS 8. Still a bit laggy but not as bad as before. With iOS 7 and 8, even typing has significant lag for me. Doesn't help you if you need jailbreak, though.
     
  14. dk2000zx macrumors newbie

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    Oh well, I only need jailbreak to install Kodi. I guess it's too late anyways now that I've preordered the Pro
     

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