iPad iPadOS resulted in selling 11 for new 12.9

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  1. Jedimindtrick macrumors member

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    I have been so impressed by the direction the iPad is headed with iPadOS that I have sold my 11 on eBay and bought the 12.9 256gb (while it was on sale on Amazon for $949).

    Ultimately, the mouse support, file system with external storage, and sidecar for my work road trips have me one more foot in the “computer replacement” boat, and the bigger screen has seems better suited for my needs.

    I do a lot of work on Procreate, Affinity Photo, and LumaFusion, and the larger screen has been great!

    Was wondering if anyone else is feeling the same way?

    May buy the iPad 6th gen if I miss the ultraportable iPad (only $249 on Amazon - what a steal)
     
  2. pedregosa macrumors regular

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    Yes, I’ve been contemplating that. And may do it. However, I connect my 11-inch to an external USB-C monitor and that gives me big screen utility at my desk with more portability elsewhere. My work involves word processing, PDF review and manipulation, legal research, etc.
     
  3. Jedimindtrick thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't tried to connect to external monitor yet. I'm going to test that out today, now that you mention it!
     
  4. pedregosa macrumors regular

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    The external monitor setup will be a whole lot better with mouse support — but I’m not running the beta. It’s doable without, especially if one becomes really proficient in keyboard shortcuts (of which there are more than many people realize), but not ideal. I connect the iPad to that LG 21-inch USB-C monitor that Apple was selling until recently.
     
  5. Jedimindtrick thread starter macrumors member

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    Working on iPad Pros the past 3+ years has definitely helped my keyboard shortcut proficiency, I use more now on MacOS as a result.
     
  6. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    100% wrong, while I respect your choice to get a 13” iPad Pro. That being said the market is flooded with 13” portable laptops. With the great features and direction of iPadOS some may want a 13” Laptop and think that’s what they are getting. Let’s not forget dispite all the camouflage and window dressing of iPadOS at the end of the day it’s a “Pad” it’s a Tablet. You can’t use a 13” as a “tablet”
    11” is just as powerful as the 13” but much more portable and can still be a one hand tablet.
     
  7. Jedimindtrick, Aug 5, 2019
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    "100% wrong" - hahaha, you mean 100% your opinion?

    I absolutely can use a 12.9" iPad Pro as a tablet. Why wouldn't I? It's lighter than the first FOUR generations of iPad 9.7...and - like you pointed out - its "still and iPad"...

    The new keyboard shrink feature on iPadOS has made typing with a thumb a cinch.

    I think your argument is slightly off topic - of course the 11" is more portable, it's smaller...everyone understands that. I'm not arguing which one is smaller... Ultra portability has never been a major buying point for me. I've loved using Sidecar with my 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar with the large 12.9" iPad Pro as a second display.

    I sold the 11" because I think the OS is finally heading in a direction where I can use it for more than JUST a tablet, and the larger screen will make working in (as I mentioned) Procreate, Affinity, and LumaFusion a much better experience.

    Trying to use the new features in iPadOS on the 11" felt like trying to use a 11" MacBook Air, which I bought and returned immediately.

    But to each his own.
     
  8. Ludatyk macrumors 68000

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    Huh? Apple provides accessories such as keyboards for the iPad, but at it’s core... the iPad whether it’s the 7.9”, 9.7”, 10.5”, 11”, & 12.9”... it’s a tablet.

    What Apple has down marvelously has tried to avoid the use of an iPad being a “tablet.” That is why it’s been plenty of ads showcasing the iPad just being a “computer,” which it honestly is.

    But when the 12.9” was first introduced... it was used as a tablet, therefore you’re idea that one can’t use the 12.9” as a tablet... doesn’t make much sense, that’s what it was originally designed for. Now, there is arguments of it being too wieldy for portability... but that’s all preference.
     
  9. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I have a 10.5 Pro and a while back I got a 2018 12.9 Pro. I now exclusively use the 12.9 and don't find it unwieldy at all - I use it sitting, standing, in bed, out and about, etc. The 10.5 is gathering dust.
     
  10. aevan macrumors 68040

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    Not just iPadOS, 12.9” is awesome for Catalina & Sidecar, too. 11” is still great, though.
     
  11. ericwn, Aug 5, 2019
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    Oh, now the big iPad cannot be used as a tablet? How come, have you lost all muscles in your body? I use mine daily, and most of the time with no keyboard or else attached. Don’t know what you’d call that, but it’s a tablet to me.
     
  12. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000

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    You’re kidding, right?
     
  13. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I am the opposite, I just went and purchased an iPad 11” to go with my 12.9. I was tempted to buy a mini 5 or a new iPad Air. But I am so used to Face ID and lazy. So settled on a 64gb cellular iPad with with keyboard. Will share the pencil between the two.
     
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    Funny, I just ditched the third gen 12.9 for an 11 as my primary iPad as well.
     
  15. augustya macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the 12.9" has become very Thin, Light Weight and holdable, but having said that it still feels like one giant thing to be holding in a hand. It falls into the Category of Hybrid Laptops like the Lenovo Yoga which can be detached from its base. People here would justify their decision by lobbying whatever they can to justify their buying decision, but the fact of the matter is, if you talk about a pure Tablet, It is only and only 11" which truly epitomizes that !
     
  16. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    However there’s nothing hybrid about the iPad. It’s just a big tablet. There’s never been a rule that tablets have to have a certain weight or that you should be able to handhold them for x amount of minutes without strain.

    One is a bit more portable due to size.
     
  17. augustya macrumors 68030

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    It is not my made terminology, it is a Industry Standard of calling it, It is called Hybrid Laptop.

    Yes there has never been a rule, But when someone imagined Tablet it was ought to be imagined something which is light weight, portable, and holdable. Now if Apple out of its fancy imagination went on increasing the dimension, it is Apple's own Vision and Philosophy.

    And that is what appeals to most of the People !!
     
  18. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    A hybrid laptop doesn’t start life as a tablet and then takes on laptop shape after adding accessories. A hybrid is a laptop design with touchscreen functionality. At least that’s my understanding. Keyboard is in the box. Trackpad is in the box.

    An iPad is a tablet form factor, hence classified as such, and you get a pen and a case as potential add-ons.
     
  19. augustya macrumors 68030

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    You are getting into exact semantics. The idea is a Tablet as big as the 12.9" (Let's say 13 inch) very much is a device which resembles a 13" Laptop whose screen can be detached and is mobile. Like Lenovo Yoga. People understand the context the meaning of the argument. Nobody opens up a dictionary and tries to match it word by word.
     
  20. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    Two different devices still in my opinion. One is a laptop with touchscreen functionality build in. Primary input: mouse/trackpad with keyboard. The other one is a flat slate equipped with a tablet OS. Primary input: touchscreen. Optional: pen and keyboard.

    Calling it a hybrid is fine, once you add all the stuff that would make it that. Until such time, it’s a big tablet. To some it might resemble a flat TV, but it’s really a tablet computer.

    But sure, call it what you like.
     
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  23. ericwn macrumors 68030

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    It’s just a poll showing us that at least here the 12.9 has a tiny, very slight edge in terms of buyers, but it’s almost 50-50.
     

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