Is getting an iPad pro redundant if I have an iPad Air 2 and MacBook Pro?

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  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    I am so intrigued by the pro. Would I still get use out of my 13" 2015 MacBook Pro with retina and air 2 though if I got the pro?
     
  2. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Got one today and I can't see using my rMBP any further at work which was where 99% of its use came from.

    My 3 year old has completely taken over my iPad Air 2 so I got the pro today and will be using that for almost everything including remoting into my desktop Mac.

    Enjoy it
     
  3. arturmeireles macrumors member

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    Depends on your needs. I had an Ipad Air 2 and sold it to get the Ipad Pro. I´m not regret at all! But I bought the Pro just for one reason: I used the stylus pen a lot on my old Ipad Air 2. The Apple Pencil is amazing for taking notes and Im doing a master in economics so all my notes I write with the Pencil. If I wasn't taking notes I wouldn't buy the Pro. Thats for sure. So that why I asked you at the beginning of this post, what use you will do with a Pro.
     
  4. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    Could I know how you remote access it?
     
  5. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I am using an app called TeamViewer. I am exploring other options to see which is best and there is a thread on it that I will revisit as I just got mine today and setting it up.
     
  6. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    yes! you already have 'ipad' and 'pro', so it does not add anything.
     
  7. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    Ah, yes, I have tried that.

    I hate to get this thread off topic, but I have been trying out the remote viewer that you can use pre-installed, but don't know if it works with the IPP.
     
  8. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    For me? yes.

    For you? It depends. My guess is that either the Air 2 or the iPad Pro, gets used so much less, that it's really not worth keeping.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I sold my mini 4 and air 2 as I found I was using my 6S plus alot less so I wanted 6S plus for generally most of the day when out and pro for at home and sometimes for work. Perfect combo.

    I have my macbook but don't use it much but keeping it incase I need to do certain work stuff on it.
     
  10. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    I have a feeling I will be using my phone a lot less now a days at home with the Pro. This is also the first time I have connected messages and phone calls to an iPad so I don't have to worry about having my phone at my side at all times when I have my pro on my lap or nearby.

    My wife complains I am on my phone too much. Maybe this will help that complaint and make it seem like I am doing more work if I am on the Pro vs the phone
     
  11. Badrottie Suspended

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    I didn't know you can make a call from Pro I thought it only works with iPhone and Macbook Pro (Handoff feature)?
     
  12. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

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    Me, I sold my Air 2 and bought the Pro. I have the Pro, mini 4, 6s + and MacBook Pro. Bit of overkill but what can you do?!
     
  13. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Yes, iPad and Macbook is enough. The pro is useless until they make it a hybrid.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Its redundant if you don't have a use for it. My advice is to buy it and try it out for a week or so, if you don't like it return it.
     
  15. Billy95Tech, Feb 7, 2016
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    Ummm the iPad Pro is actually a hybrid because it has a official optional keyboard that makes it in to a laptop just like the Pixel C and the Surface tablets and the pro is maybe useless for you but for a lot of people the iPad Pro is great and awesome/fantastic!!
     
  16. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    When I get home, I don't use my phone at all. Not even when I get a call. Girlfriend calls to nag me about something I forgot? Answer it on iPad pro on speakerphone. Only time I ever pick up my phone at home is when I'm about to leave
     
  17. hungrypenguin macrumors member

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    It depends on what you plan to use it for.
    I'd second the opinion that you should just try it out for a week or so and then, you can see if you use it a lot or not.

    I will sell my MacBook (or even my beloved mini) if my iPad Pro arrives. I can't see a scenario where I could prefer a MacBook over the iPad Pro.
     
  18. ncbetz macrumors 6502

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    There are many things the MacBook can do over the Pro. The biggest thing is that it cannot download files that easily.
     
  19. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

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    Your beloved mini? Tell me more? I have one and always feel I should use it more. How and where do you use yours? And, case?

    Cheers.
     
  20. hungrypenguin macrumors member

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    True that. But I have an iMac for heavier duties, like using Mathematica and Matlab and gaming.
    But on the go, I don't need these things. What I need is: to be able to do research on the internet, tex, mail, take notes (handwriting & typing) and view videos - which I was able to do with my MacBook and mini until now and will be able to do on the iPad Pro.

    Honestly, the iPad Pro "alone" wouldn't be enough for me as I need Matlab (not available for iOS), but I think it can be for many people. My brother, for example, only needs his MBP for word processing, watching Netflix and do facebook stuff. I think it really depends on what you need/want to do.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 7, 2016 ---
    When I first got the mini, I really didn't use it as much I do now (it was a gift). A year ago, I was on a longer journey and began to buy e-books for the kindle app. Then I also started to use it for note taking in my college classes.
    Now I go completely paperless to uni with my mini (GoodNotes and Adonit Jot Pro) and I love it.
    And for the case, I use just the smart cover and a cheap plastic cover for the back.
     
  21. Fthree macrumors 6502a

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    If you have someone at the house that can use the air then yes get the pro. I love having my 15 Rmbp available for the MEATY things and the pro as my walkabout. The best thing about the pro is that it has AppleCare + I don't have to worry about breaking my RMBP.
     
  22. CandyNJ66 macrumors regular

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    I had an iPad Air 2 but sold it months ago. All I had was my iPhone 6s Plus and I sorely regretted selling my Air 2. I just bought the iPad Pro and put it on my Verizon account. I'm officially in love!! The screen is gorgeous and perfect for my Netflix, Amazon Prime, Xfinity go, Playbox HD and Moviebox HD streaming apps. Games look amazing!

    If I already had an iPad Air 2, I would of course give it to someone or sell it! Bigger is better for me
     
  23. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for your reply. I take my mini to work but also my Kindle. I'm not a heavy Kindle user but know that it is better than the iPad kindle app for reading (less distraction with email & web etc) but realize that the mini does the lot. Maybe I should just lock my kindle away for a while and take the "jump" and go all in with my mini! After all it's a 128gb mini 4....
     
  24. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it just makes it a giant iPad. Sorry.
    and this is coming from someone who owns all apple products. iPad Pro is a huge disappointment. It needed to be an actual hybrid. not just a bigger iPad.
     
  25. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Hybrid = running OS X apps, with a file system.

    right now, it's just a bigger iPad, with pencil support.
     

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