iPad Pro iPad Pro 10.5 or 12.9 worth buying right now?

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  1. tdream macrumors 65816

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    Macrumor's buyer's guide has the neutral tag on the 10.5 and 12.9 iPad Pro. Is it worth buying right now or to wait until the next release?
     
  2. spacebro Suspended

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    The rumor is new non-pros. Get a pro now and wait for the next-next ones. I haven’t seen apps that push the hardware since they are all written for iPad-regular. Today’s iPad Pro is future proof because it will be more powerful than regular iPads for many years. Get the 10.5 if you intend to hold it lying down, the 12.9 I can’t reach g or h with my thumbs. Needs a soft keyboard layout with a gap in the middle!
     
  3. sracer macrumors G3

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    It's only "worth" buying if you can get it for less than MSRP. Never pay full MSRP for iPads these days.
     
  4. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    10.5 is worth it if you can get a good price on one instead of full retail like someone else mentioned. I bought mine on Swappa and managed to save a little over $200 on it vs buying for full retail. It’s in mint condition too with several months left on the warranty.
     
  5. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm seeing the Pros available from some third party sites new for less than what apple.com sells it for. I'm considering upgrading from my Mini 4 which has occasionally been acting up. I would still keep the mini for ebook reading.
     
  6. AdamNC macrumors member

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    I have owned my 12.9 Pro for 4 weeks. I love it. Powerful, beautiful display, and fun. Get one you won’t regret it.
     
  7. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't their new ones coming in June? or is it September?
     
  8. mar58 macrumors member

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    I don't know...I picked up a 10.5 iPP yesterday (couple of hundred dollars off MSRP) but I want the headphone jack and did not want face recognition or an edge to edge screen (just my preferences so please don't blast me). I can't think of anything I'll be using it for that it won't be More than capable of for a long while to come. I'm trying to go paperless, print magazineless, etc., as well as using the Apple pencil compatibility and filing functions, and hope to make this my tidy little personal organizer and manager that syncs up with the rest of my macs. The Only thing I'll probably yearn for on the new one is that reported OLED screen but damn!...this one's pretty nice so as long as I stay away and don't look at one I'll never know what I'm missing. Same reason I won't test drive a Corvette or Porsche. lol
     
  9. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    No new iPad Pros are expected until at least Q3 2018.

    There's a rumor the cheaper non-pro models will get a refresh. Ben Bajarin thinks there's even a chance Apple will make Apple Pencil available to the cheaper non-pro iPad models this year as an education/enterprise play (Vector episode 82: https://www.imore.com/vector).

    Based on the fact Rene recorded a March Apple event podcast this week, I think something is certainly going to happen. He has good sources at Apple.
     
  10. Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    I think you’re going to be waiting for a while for new iPad Pros. I expect they’ll be coming in the fall, maybe October or November.
     
  11. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Rumours new pros in June. Will see if that comes true or not
     
  12. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    I have an iPad Air (32 GB White) since 2013. Is it worth it to upgrade to an iPad Pro (10.5" 256 GB) given the current Amazon price (US$674.00 as of today)?
     
  13. Pearl Wisdom macrumors member

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    If you have a Micro Center store nearby, they are having a "limit one per household, in-store only" sale of the 10.5" 64 GB iPad Pro for $500.
     
  14. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I had wondered how you saw such a good deal that I missed. But I insist on the cellular model, which I ordered Friday for $879 new 256GB from another site.
     
  15. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh okay. Recently gave my Pro to a family member and it was a big mistake. Miss that thing and I keep stalking rumors for the next one. Q3 is so damn far..
     
  16. spacebro Suspended

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    If I just gave up a pro and were waiting, I’d get an android tablet. See what’s up with that for a while.
     
  17. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    Android tablets are terrible even Google has basically given up on them.
     
  18. weeesss macrumors regular

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    I am grabbing the Microcenter deal after reading about it here. For $150 off, look at it that I wouldn’t lose as bad if I wanted to sell it and upgrade when the new model comes out.
     
  19. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    Well.. There aren’t any good Android tablet in the market. All the Android tablet available on market are kind terrible. The main problem with Android tablet is there are not good tablet apps. I don’t see how Android tablet can pull off.

    With tablet, it is all iPad or windows based tablet. I have all iPad Pro, probably will get Surface sometime later.
     
  20. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Rene does not have sources inside Apple, I believe it’s Mark Gurman you are referring to, Rene is an Apple fan who like the rest of us guesses and goes off of what Apple have done in the past.
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    I would wait tho, the iPad Pro is said to get a redesign this year with Face ID thinner bezels and the removal of the home button.
     
  21. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    I think you'd lose more than $150 in resell but, a sale certainly helps narrow the gap.
     
  22. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

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    Rene definitely has sources, just different to Gurman. He has form for setting correct expectations about new Apple events, no new Mac Pros, no new laptops when speculation has built about it, no new 4K/5k Apple branded monitors, and getting direct quotes and informstion from and when Apple is managing a PR crisis. He doesn't leak information he knows Apple definitely don't want getting out such as spoiling surprises, which is different to Gurman, but I'm sure he gets plenty of tip offs.
     
  23. weeesss macrumors regular

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    My price matched total was $519 after tax, so I am good either way.
     
  24. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    Thats a great deal. Its like you paid $100 more over the 2017 iPad. The holidays had them around the same price.
     
  25. max2 macrumors 68030

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    I got my iPad Pro 10.5 inch 512 GB for $700 with a sale. I like it a lot. Owned it for at least 4 months.
     

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