iPad Pro iPad Pro, my thoughts

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MacUserUK, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. MacUserUK, Jan 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016

    MacUserUK macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2012
    I love it.

    I'm lucky enough to own an Apple product from almost every product line and I have to say the iPad Pro is one of my all time favourite purchases. The iPP has been with me for almost a month and it has been used everyday since for browsing, email, message etc.

    Myself and the family recently spent 4 days in London with my family, on these short weekend breaks I take along a GoPro and I usually edit the video using Final Cut Pro X whilst returning on the train/plane. This weekend break I only took along my iPP to see if I could edit, share basically everything I usually do on the MacBook Pro with the video.

    I decided to go with iMovie (which I have never used on iOS) and it seemed to work perfectly. I did however find a few restrictions which really bugged me but coming from FCP X I was expecting this. As I was train I started to browse for reviews on other iOS video editing apps, I decided to go for Pinnacle by Corel. Pinnacle did everything I needed it to do.

    I managed to edit a 4ish minute video, add music, images and upload to YouTube all within an hour and share to friends and family before we returned home.

    I look at the iPP a little differently than any other iOS device, I look at it as a normal laptop (hear me out). Yes, it runs iOS which offers an abundance of apps but I honestly can not see the point of these dedicated apps. My thoughts are why would I install a Facebook, Twitter, Amazon app etc when the full websites are so large on the huge screen.

    At this moment I am seriously considering selling my 15" rMBP, everything I have needed to do I have managed to do on the iPP.
  2. Beavix macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2010
    I don't know about Amazon but the Facebook and Twitter apps offer notifications which are not available in Safari on iOS.
  3. MacUserUK thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2012
    Completely get that but for me I'm not a huge fan of FB or Twitter so it doesn't really matter.
  4. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I think that the point is that unlike on other, smaller iOS devices where apps used to be sort of a compromise between a full site and the smaller screen, you're not driven to use the apps all the time with the bigger iPad Pro.

    I find myself in the same position as OP; I tend to use fewer apps for sites like Reddit and just got the site in Safari because the experience is similar to what I would have on a regular computer. There's not as big a need for the compromise anymore. In some cases, as you pointed out, it's less about compromise and more about the features a dedicated app can offer and that's cool tool I use Tweetbot instead of the Twitter site because the features and layout are a lot better. The great thing is that I can go either way, and that's pretty cool.
  5. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    I'm also considering selling my mid-2014 MBPr 15".

    I have a late 27" 2012 iMac that is an absolute beast. Basically having two power platforms, although one is portable, is kind of redundant for my uses. The iPP definitely fills in as a go-to portable for any average user on a daily basis.

    Throw in the Apple Pencil and it may even trump a MBPr for students and design pros as they can much more efficiently create notes and diagrams even while holding the iPP. Try that on a laptop.
  6. flapflapflap macrumors member

    Dec 13, 2013

    Can you share your video. I am curious to see the quality of the video. Thanks.
  7. MacUserUK thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2012
    Sorry, I don't share personal videos. I will however TRY to edit something together which is shareable
  8. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    Gee....we aren't your friends?
  9. TheMissionMan macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    Use astropad with your iPad Pro and iMac and you can use the iPad pro as a wacom cintiq as well.
  10. exexs macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2015
    Paris, France
    I got an iPad Pro few days ago and……I can't stop using it! I don't understand why people says it's too big? Too expensive? I do everything I normaly would with my mbpr, it is much more convenient, smaller and lighter than a full laptop so why all the rage? IPad Pro is a new step toward how the future should be in my opinion. The only drawbacks are mainly coming from iOS and not the device itself. I still would like to see split screen/multithread improving, and be able to have 2 different user sessions to share it across the family.
  11. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    I hardly ever go back to my iPad Air 2 now. Just feels too small. Also I really haven't noticed the extra weight with the iPP. It's balanced really well. I use it on the couch or in bed just like I did the Air and it doesn't feel too big or to heavy. I don't use it one handed but then I never really did with my Air either.
  12. ssong macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2015
    London, UK
    I'm still waiting for my iPP, but I've been training my self by using my iPad Air 2 as my primary device. I'm thinking of selling my rMBP and iPad Air 2, once I get fully accustomed to the iPP workflow, but I must say I'm really excited!

    How do you guys find it using it in bed while laying? It is at all possible to use it with the on screen keyboard? Or is a keyboard case absolutely necessary? I was thinking of using mine with the Apple Wireless keyboard...
  13. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    I'm a librocubicularist, too. That's one use I can't really check in the store. Any other supine readers care to comment on how difficult it is to hold when reading in bed?
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I use my iPad Pro to read in bed, but not in a lying down position. Never did that with the Air either. What I do is sit back, raise my knees, and prop the iPad on my knees. I just use my hands to keep the iPad from slipping off, but not really using them to hold the iPad up. I can also type on the on-screen keyboard in this position, in fact, typing this post right now that way.
  15. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2015
    I remember all the excitement and anti-laptop fervor when the samsung note pro 12.2 (pencil included and it fits IN the tablet, at no extra cost) was introduced a year ir so ago. I fell in love, bought one as a laptop replacement, and sold mt mba 13". I actually wrote some chapters for a nonfiction book on it, using a sleek bt samsung kb and samsung mouse. But after my ardor cooled, and I guarantee it will for iPP owners, i went back to a mba 11" and now added a rmb 12". The great big tablet is now hardly used. Apple copied the samsung note pro 12.2, came out with it more than a year later, and i'll bet those raving and owning it will soon see its really not a latop replacement or a very useable tablet because its too big,
  16. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    After owning an iPad Pro for a few days (now returned), I think I still prefer the form factor of a laptop. I found the large tablet a bit awkward compared to the traditional 9.7 inch version.

    I'm typing this on my 2010 13" MBP while sitting in my favourite chair with the laptop sitting comfortably on my... well... lap and the screen adjusted to whatever angle I wish and staying there on its own. Typing on a physical keyboard is still the best for me. Plus, there are only a couple of fingerprints on my display. But, I will say that I would love to have touch ability on the MacBook's screen just to have the ability to swipe things around. This would be my ultimate all-in-one device.
  17. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    I won't be a dumb ass that says it's horrible. It's an amazing piece a machinery. But... aside from the stock apple apps, most other apps currently just blow it up from the res of a iPhone or small iPad Air. I got the ipad pro to have more usable space. Not because I'm blind. Over time lets hope this changes. But in its current state it's not all you say. Currently the only thing it does better than my iPad Air is sound. And that it does pretty awesome - directional surround sound.

    If apple listens, if they truely want a pro machine then they need to give the user the ability to increase the res just like on a iMac. And a true file system. If it had a file system like on a desktop I'd pretty much just switch permantly. The iCloud ******** is not a replacement for a local file system.
  18. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    It's not rocket science. if apple or Microsoft want to win the all in one machine simply make a pure touchscreen device (nobody wants a transformer) that also does everything a desktop does. That includes resolution and a real file system. The coding may be hard (I won't say poop there) but the form factor is not.
  19. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    Split screen, for one. And you could use Tweetbot over Twitter, which gives you another reason to use a dedicated app over the web interface. The amazon app has that feature which lets you directly scan the barcode of a device, but I suppose you won't be doing that much on a tablet.
  20. Precision Gem macrumors 6502

    Precision Gem

    Jun 3, 2015
    You may want to try an app called File Browser. It allows you to share files with your network, cloud services and other computers from the iPad.
  21. TheMissionMan macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2011
    I have already done the same with something called CloudHQ. It synchronizes everything to Dropbox and then I use a free app called documents (by readdle) to access the documents. CloudHQ can combine files from multiple sources to a single Dropbox account.
  22. MacUserUK thread starter macrumors member


    Oct 25, 2012
    I have everything on a Synology NAS. Their iOS file browser 'DS File' works perfectly both on the local network and over cellular
  23. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    To each their own, I returned the IPP and continue using my IPad Air 2. Don't miss the IPP whatsoever, nor the keyboard or Pencil. That's a lot of extra cash when one already has the IPad Air 2.
  24. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    I thought this was a club and we were all besties? Well this is awkward...
  25. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    I guess I was originally harsh. Of course it doesn't blow. It's amazing. Specially after watching the third Steve jobs movie I appreciate what it is. But, just like in the movie, apple apparently needs to create more end to end control. Because when they don't (to appeal to the masses) then you get variation within each app. I'm all apple. End to end control and in the settings give the user more control. That's the recipie for success.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 5, 2016, Original Post Date: Jan 5, 2016 ---
    of course easier said than done
    --- Post Merged, Jan 5, 2016 ---
    Just let me make things smaller. I feel like I have a 70 inch tv 12 inches from my face. I can't see the whole screen

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