Ipad pro IPP vs. Ipad air 2

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  1. Fpb1980 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I know that this may have been visited in the past but I would like some input on what to do. I have an IP6+, MacBook pro (2015), and an Ipad air 2 (64gb). I have holiday gift cards to best buy and trying to figure out if I should get the Ipad pro and sell the air 2.

    I use my ipad for surfing, watching movies, and checking work email. I checked out the ipp in the apple store and it looks great but would like some input from the people who have been using it.

    Is it worth upgrading or should I wait a cycle?

    Thanks.
     
  2. vinylretina macrumors member

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    It really comes down to two things:

    Do you want the Apple Pencil?
    Do you want an iPad with a larger screen?


    As of right now, that's really it when it comes to deciding between the Pro and the Air 2. There just isn't really anything out there right now that makes all of that extra power worthwhile.
     
  3. RB1959 macrumors member

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    I use mine in a similar way to you and I'm so glad I bought the IPP. I find the larger size much better. The Air 2 would give me sore eyes after a while but with this larger screen I don't seem to suffer that anymore. Basically, if you need a larger Air 2 and have the spare cash, then get the IPP. I can't really speak for its use as a business or graphics tool as I don't use it for that.
     
  4. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I would also add, "can you stand to use a larger, heavier device?"

    I'm loving the Pro, but I do often miss the tiny footprint of an iPad Air.
     
  5. vinylretina macrumors member

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    I think that is fairly covered in my second question. For me, the Pro seems a little ridiculous. I understand the idea behind it, but I don't see the point in having a tablet that size. However, in my case, my iPad serves a lot of its purpose in being a more portable option than my MBP; so adding all of that size to my iPad just isn't something that I want.
     
  6. Fpb1980 thread starter macrumors member

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    I use my ipad mostly at home and every now and then on an airplane, so the size shouldn't be an issue. I would probably buy the pencil. But is the performance drastically different than the Ipad air 2? I know the next cycle may have the 3d touch but is there something that I definitely need to get on the new IPP?
     
  7. RB1959 macrumors member

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    Not really. I find it similar to the air 2, just a lot larger and with the ability to draw on it. The new keyboard is great, much better than my air 2's Bluetooth keyboard.
     
  8. vinylretina macrumors member

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    Well, first off, you pretty much just answered your own dilemma. If you are okay with the size and want to use the pencil, perhaps you should go for it. As far as performance goes; no. Like I said, there isn't anything out there that makes al that extra power necessary. Yet. Perhaps that'll be different later on in 2016, but as of right now, unless you want to draw or just desire a really big iPad...
     
  9. Fpb1980 thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you. Of course, I have the shiny new toy syndrome.
     
  10. vinylretina macrumors member

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    Understandable. :D If you can simply pay for it with gift cards and the money from selling the Air 2, perhaps you should just go for it!
     
  11. ChinaRye macrumors 6502

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    I have the exact same set up as you (minus the BB gift cards). I played with the iPP in the Apple Store and really like it. I would have the same usage as you, but I think the Air 2 is more than sufficient for my needs at this point. If the pencil was actually available, I might have pulled the trigger, but since it is not, I will hold off.
     
  12. RB1959 macrumors member

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    We all do unfortunately lol
     
  13. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    Thinking everyone with an iPad Air 2 would have purchased the Apple pencil if we had that option. I just can't get around with such a big tablet like the iPad pro. I'm just hoping the iPad Air 3 has pencil support or I will be looking to Samsung's iPad pro competition tablet which will be released next fall or winter surely. At least if Samsung's note pro 2 model is huge, it will have 4 split screen window support and a included smart pen.
     
  14. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    This is exactly what I have been thinking about as well so I am looking forward to everyone's thoughts. I would like to move from an Air 2 to a Pro, but haven't really heard a ton of compelling reasons to do so. Even just hearing that it's a much better experience may sway me. Just looking for real world uses.
     
  15. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Do you want a portable iPad? The IPP is a lot bigger and bulkier, if that is not an issue, go for it. My IPP with KB attached is laptop territory size and weight wise. The iPad Air 2 is around a 1/3 . When I travel, my iPad Air is the winner. The iPad pro only works for me at home.
     
  16. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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    My iPad Air 2 was basically an around-the-house device. After getting the IPP my iPad air 2 is gone. The screen is really amazing. It's like going from the iPhone 4 to an iPad, that's how big it is. It's really immersive.
     
  17. jamesrick80 macrumors 68000

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    If you are gonna keep a device at home, I recommend the Samsung Galaxy View...big and ugly and should remain at home in one spot lol. I think the iPad pro although big, should not be left at home. Since it has a suitable keyboard smart case option, that's what keeps it somewhat portable.
     
  18. MH01 macrumors G4

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    The problem is that it weights the same as a MacBook Air 11. I'd rather take a laptop at the same weight or an iPad Air 2 at over a 1/3 weight.
     
  19. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    I really enjoy mine. The split screen is really useful and I use it at work and I have been productive with the IPP. The pencil is the main reason i bought it and it's nice to have a digital notebook that feels like one. The big screen makes the ipad feel like a full slab of paper so that's nice.

    From a media device, it's just nice. When i go home, i like watching movies on it more that I like watching on my TV. It's more immersive.

    The only problem i have with it is that I don't need 128GB and all i wanted was LTE but these ghetto ass fools decided to put on the highest model only which then cost me 1079 for the tablet. W....T....F..... (currently being shipped to replace my 32GB)

    Luckily, i have $950 in gift cards from my company because I'm a badass.
     

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