iPad Pro Is Pointless

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleMan2015, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. AppleMan2015 macrumors regular

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    Honestly, the iPad Pro would be worth buying if there was something significantly different between it and the other iPads.

    I tried the demo out at Best Buy, and it was just a big slate of glass and metal that was heavy and the only thing that really caught my eye was the amazing speakers--- which I have nothing but positive words for and hope they implement the speaker idea into their whole lineup.

    Other than that, there really is no point for an iPad Pro. It's not really mobile, and if you wanted to watch TV or video on it, the Air does the job better because it's a more relaxing tablet to hold.

    The other thing that really bothered me was that the keypad on the pro was different than the air and iPhone, which makes sense because of more screen space, but it gets some getting used to - especially since you have to stretch your fingers across the whole screen to actually type on it.

    Is it just me, or is there really no point to the current Pro?
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    As a connected data driven clipboard in hospitals, sports centres, farms, etc it's a better size than an iPad. It's about time after so many failed digital clipboards. It can only get better when they become flexible.
     

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  3. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    LOL....yes/no/maybe

    1) it's bigger
    2) supports a drawing device
    3) significantly more processing power

    If any of those don't impact you then no, if they do then yes, or just maybe
     
  4. sjleworthy, Nov 15, 2015
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    sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Theres loads like you. Theres loads that arent. Me included.

    Point is - if you like then buy, if you dont then dont. Simple as.

    Some of us like the huge screen and pumped specs. Yes, it is a larger ipad. A big screen of metal and glass. Some find it pointless. Others dont.
    Is it pointless? Is it a waste of time? Thats your chouce, there is no objective answer :)
     
  5. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Plug the pencil into the Lightning port. Then it will have a point. Or open the notes app and draw a point. Two ways to make it have a point. No ways for your post to have a point.
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    It's an iPad Air 2 plus for me.

    To be honest multitasking and split screen work well on the pro, I find the air 2 too small.

    It's like the iPhone 6S plus, it's bigger... Forget the marketing rubbish about it being a laptop replacement, just cause an iPad Air 2 got bigger, it does not make or a replacement for a laptop.
     
  7. masnax macrumors newbie

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    You're just being short sighted. What's the point of a MacBook Pro 15 inch if you have the 11 inch air? It's just a bigger slate of glass and metal that's heavier and has better speakers.

    I'm sure you probably think this is obvious, but the difference is in the specs, screen real estate and app support (also the pencil in the case of the iPad Pro). For a MacBook Pro, all of that's already there in spades because OSX has been around for decades and evolved accordingly. iOS on the other hand is much younger and has been built with exclusively low powered devices in mind, so it's going to take some time before this question's answer becomes as obvious as it is for the MacBook Air compared to a MacBook Pro. It may even take a few generations.
     
  8. MH01, Nov 15, 2015
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    MH01 macrumors G4

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    You have one? I ordered straight away and should receive it next week

    15 mbp, size, dedicated graphics, 2 extra cores. There is a very good reason to buy a 15 rmbp over an Air. One is much more powerful. One compromises power for portability
     
  9. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    Nope, but the OP was trying out the iPad in a shop.
     
  10. MH01 macrumors G4

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    I have one coming, though I suspect I will return it. I just wanted the iPad for the extra size, never used a sylus in my daily use, though got 2 weeks to decide.

    Correction. Have one on my note 4, though never user it.
     
  11. masnax macrumors newbie

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    And the iPad pro also has all of that. Bigger size, about ~50% more CPU power than an Air 2, and an even more capable GPU than the entry level MBP15. Real difference is what's currently available to do with all that power.
     
  12. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Still constrained by iOS .

    Kudos to those that can use iOS to take advantage of the extra Power. I admit it's just a iPad plus for me.

    I don't like mobile optimised apps compared to the desktop versions.
     
  13. silverblack, Nov 15, 2015
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    silverblack macrumors 68030

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    One word that summarizes a huge piont of the iPad Pro - inking.

    That's exactly why Apple is pushing a laptop size screen on the iPad pro, so that app developers could make iOS to work like desktop versions.

    Check out the inking potential of Microsoft Office from the September Apple event announcement. Most would not call those mobile version apps.
     
  14. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    The thing is you don't have a reason for it.

    I'm very interested in a good drawing tablet, and this might be the one.
     
  15. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I went to the Apple Store yesterday to look at them and I agree. It's too big and heavy. I can see it being used by some people who need a bigger screen for certain tasks but for the average person, forget it. Its just a bigger clumsy iPad that most people won't need.
     
  16. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Its not constrained by IOS per se. It's lack of apps and desktop apps. Im sure IOS as a platform is more than adequate for better apps.
     
  17. MH01 macrumors G4

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    With the right apps and creative people, it will be a great tool.

    I'm just enjoying the experience so far, and I'm far from creative.
     
  18. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is pointless, as are all the others... If you don't like it don't buy it. No matter how many people make threads (of their displeasure of the iPP) Apple will still make them, as people want them.
    As soon as I get the pencil I will be able to do illustration and design that I could not do on a smaller iPad.

    K.
     
  19. sonicrobby, Nov 15, 2015
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    I kind of agree with you OP. I got my pro, and I'm loving the new resolution. The speakers are amazing and the keyboard does take some getting used to, but it's actually not that bad once you do accustom to it. I've grown quite fond of having a full keyboard now.

    But I've been using it, and aside from seeing more on the screen, which is the biggest plus IMO, it really doesn't stand out from my air 2 significantly. And the fact that many apps have not been optimized for the pro is actually making this experience worse. Patience is key of course, but I only have 12 days left to decide if I'm returning it; and I'm kind of leaning towards the return...
     
  20. Mystro, Nov 15, 2015
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    Stop ranting, don't buy it and move on. The actual owners feedback to the Pro has been overwhelmingly positive to a point of gushing about its performance. There has been a curious amounts of snarky cheap shots poking at the 'Pro" name, size, and usage, etc...its become childish and pathetic.

    The iPad Pro doesn't need to be justified to anyone except to the actual owner.
    I am a professional that owns my own company and will buy several iPad Pros for my application. I am thrilled with the iPad Pro. As far as I am concerned Apple built the Pro for me since I have been asking for a larger tablet device for years now.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    No what pointless is another thread about how the iPad Pro is pointless. :rolleyes:
     
  22. tottenj, Nov 15, 2015
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    I wish Macrumors would do something to weed out the Microsoft shills.
     
  23. masotime macrumors 68000

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    There's only one point that matters... Did you see the Apple pencil in stock at the Best Buy and if so, which Best Buy did you go to?
     
  24. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Accusing people of being a shill or paid because they don't agree with you has become the most tired accusation on the Internet. Leave it for the conspiracy nut jobs.
     
  25. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    There is no point if you were never in the market for one to begin with. I dont get why people need to be telling others what to buy with their money. Im sure people can find a ton of things the OP does or uses that they dont think have a point.
     

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