Ipad Pro in the wild

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wetcanvas, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. wetcanvas macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2014
    Has anyone seen any Ipad Pro's in the wild. I am curious if people are keeping them at home or bringing them out. I stopped for lunch the other day and a guy was walking outside the plaza and he had a ipad pro in a case. I don't know where he was going or if he was just leeching wifi off the plaza. Its the first one i've seen though this year.
  2. Channan macrumors 68030


    Mar 7, 2012
    New Orleans
  3. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
  4. Robnsn2015 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2015
    I'm guessing you would most likely see them at an airport, an office, or someone's house.
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I imagine you might see one or two in a coffee shop
  6. ferjilo macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2015
    w Polska
    I use mine pretty often at airports and planes
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I often use my iPad Pro on the bus, but I doubt many people notice me, because the bus I ride has this kind of seating.


    It's hard to notice what other people are doing unless you deliberately look at them while you are walking by.
  8. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I live in London and commute on the Tube ( subway ) every week day. So far I've not seen any in the wild whether elsewhere or on the Tube. The only ones I've seen were the ones on display in the Apple stores here. I often see people using their laptops on the Tube but I guess because of the form factor maybe iPad Pro's are harder to use.
  9. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2015
    I use mine out sometimes, but have not seen another that isn't a store display model.
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    A lot of people at my workplace have them. Some people I know, many I don't. Does that count as "in the wild"?
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I take my Air 2 outside of the house and the iPad Pro lives next to the Lazyboy:p
  12. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Haven't seen one at work yet and everyone always asks what that is when I am typing on my keyboard case.
  13. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Myself and a friend both bought one at the same time to use for college... we use them there every day. I also use mine on thr bus and subway.

    However, to date I haven't seen anyone else with one yet.
  14. Farrellcollie, Feb 22, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016

    Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    I take mine to court and to the university where I teach. I have seen other faculty use them - we have compared accessories. The students all have macbook airs or surface pros
  15. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I have seen 11 to present:

    New York City (November)
    • One person sketching in Central Park (day before Thanksgiving)
    • One person editing photos at Penn Station while waiting for an Amtrak
    • One Person shooting video near the WTC memorial
    Chicago (Late December)
    • Two separate individuals at Starbucks (different tables - one was typing, the other looked like he was playing a game)
    • One person showing their kids something at the Museum of Science and Industry
    • One person reading a comic book on the subway
    • One person on the train - they had headphones in but wasn't paying attention to the screen.
    Milwaukee (various)
    • One person sketching at the Milwaukee Public Museum
    • One person sketching at the Domes
    • One person typing something at Starbucks

    I also see plenty of Minis and Airs, but not a lot of the older style iPads.

    I'll also note that all of the sketchers were using Procreate except the guy at the MPM who was using Adobe Sketch. He said he prefers Procreate, but was trying out sketch.
  16. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I live in the bay area....I've seen enough.
  17. suburbanwar macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2016
    Outside of the stores, I have seen only one iPad Pro 'in the wild'. This was yesterday on my commute by train. A men of middle age balanced a Pro on his lap with a smart cover. Looked a bit uncomfortable to me. I'd expected to see them on my university but none so far. A lot of iPads though so they will appear sooner or later I guess, although the price is very high.
  18. KUKitch macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2008
    I take mine with me, but I have yet to see any others in the wild
  19. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601


    May 10, 2010
    None in Tokyo seen outside apple store. Once in our office as test device but not counting that. For Japan public transportation just tooooo big. Lots of iPhone 6 and iPad minis though.
    My perception might change once I got mine but I will leave it at home too
  20. highdefjunkie macrumors 6502


    Apr 12, 2010
    I honestly don't think I've ever seen one out in the wild? However, mine comes with me wherever I go. #ChicagoBound
  21. Atomic Walrus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2012
    Mine's the only one I've seen on my campus. Surface Pro 4 is everywhere, very popular with comp sci and engineering majors. I think the iPP is a better pure pen and paper replacement device but for the price I'm not surprised most people are going with a device that can also run engineering software, visual studio, linux distros, etc.
  22. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I take mine to the coffee shop once in a while. Recently I visited a company on business and the manager had one.
  23. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    I've seen a handful of Surface Pro's in the past six months, but what surprises me is the lack of non-iPad tablets. With the exception of the Surface and some Kindles, I've seen nobody using anything but iPad. No Samsung tablets, no Windows tablets - just iPads, Surface, and Kindles.
  24. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    On release day I saw a guy kneeling in the middle of the hallway outside an Apple store setting up his IPP.

    Mine has been on 4 cross-continental flights since I got it and I used it for reading a book or watching a movie and even a little work.

    I also take it to my kids hockey games so I have something to do waiting for the game to start or after the game when they are changing. Read some news, do a crossword. Reply to some emails. Our local town run rinks all have free WiFi.
  25. lk400 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2012
    Also that companies here dont jump onto new technology so fast, and for the most part (in my experience) bring your own device is not an option for perceived security issues.

    Having said that, I use mine in coffee shops or on the shinkansen when traveling on business. Particularly on the older ones, I find it easier to use than a laptop because of the location and size of the tray table.

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