iPad Pro 11 vs 12.9 on the couch

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MyAppleWorld, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Birmingham, UK
    I currently have a 10.5" iPad that i am selling since apple just gave me a brand new replacement.
    The question everyone has is 11 vs 12.9.

    In the old generation, 10.5 was an easy decision, the 12.9 was just way too big - but now the 11 and 12.9 are closer together.

    One of my main uses with the 10.5 is on the couch kinda like the picture below. This works well for me, I get a pretty good balance and use my right thumb to scroll content using the lower portion of the screen.

    If for example, I need a new tab, it's not a big stretch to reach the top right of the screen.

    I believe the 11inch will basically feel identical.

    But what about the 12.9? Will it seem like a huge stretch to reach up?

    Anyone here with experience? It's not a scenario I can test at the apple store and almost feel like I need to buy one and try it out, yet all apple stores are out of stock of the keyboard near me!!

  2. kasakka macrumors 68020

    Oct 25, 2008
    If you are going to use the keyboard then it won’t make much of a difference. Without one the 12.9 may be a bit more awkward in portrait orientation.
  3. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    In my opinion nothing beats making your own experiences. Everyone is build different and I never found the 12.9 iPad too big personally. Apple has two weeks return period so you can test this at home.
  4. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2017
    I have the 11 and a 2017 12.9. I’ve never felt even the older gen 12.9s were too big for sitting on the couch. I do tend to use the 11 in portrait orientation and the 12.9 in landscape. The 11 is better when you are lying down. :)
  5. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    I feel like anything bigger than the 9.7” will be too cumbersome for me.

    Need to compare the 11” against my current 9.7” to get a better feel.
  6. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2017
    No... there’s so little difference in the shell size of those two devices.
  7. akash.nu macrumors 603


    May 26, 2016
    Yeah if the difference is not much then I might get an 11” next year or might just stick to my 9.7 until apple stops supporting it. just not an iPad guy.
  8. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I have both an 11 and 12.9 and regularly use both on the couch. My 12.9 is always in the keyboard folio and it is comfortable for me to use on my lap on the couch. I don’t have a keyboard for the 11 so just use it in the folio cover. As others have said, you really need to hold both because every is different. I am 6’1” and have pretty big hands so even holding the 12.9 for one hand use isn’t hard for me, but others think it is too big and heavy for that.
  9. jrs22 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    I went right to the 12.9 because I figured that the feel of the 11 would be similar to my 9.7 Pro even if the sceeen is different. Right before the return date my otterbox symmetry case arrived and it didn’t even take me 2 days to be sure that the 12.9 was a keeper, at least for me. Point is, there’s nothing like a hands on experience at home to help you decide.

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