Is anyone keeping both sizes (11-inch and 12.9 inch) of the iPad Pro 2018?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by haruhiko, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    I'm thinking about whether I should get both of the iPads, one for home use, one for bringing out..;) what do you think?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Kudos if you can afford it. I have contemplated it, but ultimately decided that I just couldn’t justify it, cost-wise.
  4. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    I might have thought about it, but never seriously considered it.
  5. macrumors 604

    May 26, 2016
    Genuinely overkill for me. I’m very happy with the basic 2017 iPad for my usage.
  6. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    Hey, if you’ve got the money why not? Personally tho, I think one is more than enough. However...Lol...As an artist, if the iPad mini had Apple Pencil support, I could definitely see myself getting one for when I really wanted to go light and mobile, and then also have one of the larger iPad Pros for doing more serious work on. But that is not a reality right now. Maaaaybe in March? Lol.
  7. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
  8. AutomaticApple macrumors 68000


    Nov 28, 2018
    I don’t get the title.
  9. Optimolife Suspended

    Dec 2, 2018
    I am as of now, after having sold my first and only iPad ever, an air 2 a few months back. Got the 12.9” pro first and as amazing as it is and perfect for getting back into drawing, I wanted an iPad with equal power that was easier to hold while on the couch, and could also still allow for smaller drawing practice, I couldn’t resist picking up the 11”.

    Have and like the Apple Smart Keyboard on both but also picked up cheaper folio style cases from amazon. Only issue I’m having is the screen protector on the 11” worked 50% of the time, unless your hand is touching any part of the metal bezel, then it works every single time. The 12” has the same brand screen protector and works flawlessly.

    Anyway for now I’m keeping both. Thanks to extended holiday return I have until Jan 8th to return the 11” so plenty of time to decide
  10. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    I have both and am quite happy with them. I am fortunate enough to need them for testing mobile apps at work and get to expense them. If I had to pay for them I'd only have one.
  11. Caesars macrumors regular

    May 16, 2013
    I would probably end up just using one constantly and letting the other one collect dust. I thought I’d do the same with my 12.9 and 10.5 by leaving one at my office and one at home...

    Turns out I just end up carrying my 12.9 everywhere and not using the 10.5 at all.
  12. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018
    I have a 12.9 iPad Pro and a MBP and I almost regret getting the ipad earlier this year because it overlaps with pretty much everything I do on my MBP.

    not sure why you’d need two of what is for all intents and purposes the same thing.
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2004
    I would like to test drive a 11 for a week. Since apple sells on amazon their returns are going to be super simple.
  14. ifman macrumors member


    Mar 30, 2011
    I have a 1st gen iPad Pro - 12.9. It was too big for me to hold one-handed while watching tv, so the next year I picked up a 9.7 iPad Pro. Now my wife uses the 12.9 in her lap and I the smaller one, which also travels with us. We also have an iMac gathering some dust and a new MacBook Air for travels too. So to answer your can never have enough. Ha. :)
  15. driftless macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2011
    Well, kind of, sort of. I have a 10.5 iPP that I picked up about a month before the new ones were released because my 9.7 iPP got caught outside in a thunderstorm. One of the things that I do is run a charity and I am constantly making presentations to one or small group of people so I am thinking of adding the 12.9 as my presentation device.
  16. driftless macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2011
  17. Sodium Chloride macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2017
    I have both iPad Pro 9.7” and 12.9" but I bought them a year apart. Turns out it could be useful to have 2 iPads. I like to solve math and science exercises and watch online lectures with my iPads. I use the smaller iPad to watch online lecture videos and to read the problem exercises. I use the bigger iPad to write hand write the lecture notes and to solve the problem exercises.

    I could have use split screen to do both with one iPad but the workspace becomes too small for such purpose.
  18. Optimolife Suspended

    Dec 2, 2018
  19. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    I was going to keep my iPad Air active, along side my 12.9 gen 3.

    But don’t have the need for 2 iPads, plus a MBP at home. And we all own smart phones.

    So I found out Game Stop was paying 70 bucks cash for iPad airs and I sold it.

    But it was enough time to realize does anyone really need two iPads?
    --- Post Merged, Dec 3, 2018 ---
    One can justify specific tasks such as this... although an iPhone could almost do the trick as well. But maybe in a few specific cases sure it’s nice to have two big tablets lol..
  20. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    I have first gen 12.9 wifi only and 10.5 cellular, perfect combination. For those who said they can’t imagine why you would want two, you obviously don’t need them.

    I do. The 10.5 is great for mobility and many other situations. The 12.9 is great for watching stuff, writing with pencil or typing, multitasking,I love the screen size.

    I also often use them together when writing, using the 10.5 for internet and to look up notes, and the 12.9 for writing and split screen.
  21. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'd like to as the 12.9 is ideal for desk use, which is about 50% of my usage, but I just can't justify the cost to own both right now. If I can continue to increase my productivity like I have since I moved to iOS only for work, I may be able to get my company to buy me the 12.9. For now, the 11 inch is the best of both worlds.
  22. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Yeah it is but iPad Pro still for those who what an iPad that is more powerful and better looking!
  23. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    I would have if I could have, but that’s definitely not in my budget.
    Next time they’re updated I may get an 11” and keep my 12.9”.
  24. Donka macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2011
    I had both 2017 iPad Pros. The 10.5 was for casual use and travelling. The 12.9 was for photo/video editing, media consumption and productivity. This time around I have decided to opt for a single device. I love having both and can afford both again but the main reason for going back to a single device was having them out of sync. As an example, I could have been working on some video editing on the 12.9 but then found myself with some spare time away on a weekend trip with the 10.5 and wishing I had the video project to hand. While both devices have their main uses for me, each device on it's own is still capable of everything and for me having two sizes was a bit self indulgent as I didn't need two.
  25. oarx macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2015
    let me ask anyone keeping both and they have a MacBook as well?

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