Is anybody sporting both models? How?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chfilm, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    Hey,

    I'm really torn between the two sizes, as they each have unique advantages over the other one. I think I definitely wanna keep the 10.5", for portabilities sake. But I'm thinking for example when I'm traveling, I would feel better with the 12.9" as a laptop replacement than just the small iPad for a period of two weeks or so.

    When at home and just freelancing around the local area, sitting in meetings to take some notes, the smaller one is actually nicer to carry along. I used to have the 12.9 for 1.5 years now and though I really have gotten used to the size, I definitely sometimes hesitated to bring it along, for the size alone!
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I use both the 9.7 and 12.9 Pro - no plans to add the 10.5
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    This is my plan as well. I plan on purchasing the 10.5 for mobility reasons. And then I plan on Purchasing the 12.9 with the Smart Keyboard for a home desktop. I would really have an appreciation for both models in that respect.
     
  4. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    Will the 12.9" be replacing a macbook? Or what kind of Desktop do you have at home?

    I already have a mac pro with two 27" displays and a macbook touchbar 13" - but I really feel like I dont really need the macbook anymore with ios 11 actually... It's just for work emergencies when I'm out of office, in wich case the ipad wouldnt be able to help me (I need adobe after effects)
    Plus the 12.9" makes for a nice duet display 2nd screen for the macbook..
     
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I will be retaining my laptop, which I just purchased a month ago, which will still serve purposes for when I need it for other tasks. When I purchase the 12.9 Pro, I will be keeping it primarily as a second desktop inmy residence. I like the 12.9, it uses the full iPad interface, where as the 10.5 uses a 50/50 user interface. The 10.5 iPad will primarily be my portable device.
     
  6. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mhhhhh, it's really a tough one, as I already have the old 12.9" here and the new 10.5- and of course, the old one is lovely for certain tasks and especially to look at images and edit them. But the 60hz display looks so outdated in direct comparison, I don't WANT to use it anymore haha
     
  7. Donka macrumors 68020

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    I had the following:

    Pro 12.9, Pro 9.7 & mini 4.
    I could justify keeping all three to a certain degree but knew it was mostly overkill. I'm just back from a vacation where I took the mini 4 as my usual travel device and got to the point where I just didn't enjoy the smaller screen as much even the portability is great. The 12.9 is a great device for media consumption and I love the extra screen estate for editing photos and working on proper documents. The 9.7 was just my normal day to day device.

    I decided I wanted to freshen things and also cut down to two devices so now have the following:

    Pro 10.5.
    This is replacing my Pro 9.7 and mini 4. The performance and extra screen size is noticeable as is the 4GB RAM which also lends it some extra longevity. This will be my day to day and travel device.

    Pro 12.9.
    This is just an upgrade to the existing 12.9 doing much the same tasks as before but given I will use this for the more strenuous tasks, I wanted to make sure it was up to date and not behind the performance of the 10.5 and I knew I would also appreciate the improved cameras and screen which made it an easy upgrade for me.

    I will miss the portability of the mini 4 but the 10.5 is still a very portable device given the screen and power on offer and in use I would prefer it more anyway.
     
  8. macduke macrumors 604

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    I'm not but I wish I could justify it. The 12.9" model seems like it would be so great for creating content, while the 10.5" is ok at creating content but is a lot more portable. As I've mentioned in other threads, I wish we could get a 12" bezel free option that weighs around 1lb. That would be perfect! But it's very unlikely they would make another in-between size. 12.9" without a bezel would be a help, though. Honestly I'd love to see more of a widescreen iPad as I just need extra space for toolbar panels in creative apps like Affinity Photo.
     
  9. dsr2 macrumors regular

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    I actually have this exact set up and have been debating whether this was overkill. I like your idea of replacing the 9.7 and 4 with a 10.5. Maybe I’ll get a 10.5 cellular and trade in their other two when Apple starts taking those back.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Can see why people would go with this Ifthey use their iPad out and about but for me 12.9 and my iPhone is enough
     
  11. chfilm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well here's the thing: actually right now, since a few days I only use the 10.5" and have already put the old 12.9 on eBay.
    Right now the 10.5 feels just great (except for watching tv shows actually), but other than that, I love the portability that I kinda had lost a bit with the 12.9". Like going out and sitting by the river while surfing the web on a tablet or taking some notes.

    But my feeling is that once iOS 11 comes out, I'll want to use split screen apps a LOT more than now, and at that point, the small display might feel cramped.
     
  12. Claudia P macrumors newbie

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    I've been using my 12.9 as a laptop for a while, since my Windows laptop died last year. I have been using my iPad Air as an iPad, but just bought the 10.5 to replace it. I use art apps to draw and paint and I'm just tired of messing around with third party stylii that just don't do what Apple Pencil does. iPad Air 2 up for adoption. :)
     

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