Is it Time to Consider an iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jaybar, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008

    I'm currently using an Air 2, which was purchased on release day. I use my iPad between once a day and a few times per week.

    So far I only use it for emails, Apple Music (rarely), iMessage, surfing, viewing photos. I am not adverse to streaming on the iPad, but I have not done it so far.

    I very rarely take it out of the house. I use my iPhone 7 plus and iMac (late 2013) way more often.

    I might benefit from the brighter/improved screen, but I am not sure. Would I benefit from the larger screen ?

    Not sure which of the two Pro iPads is best

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Chevyguy2021 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2017
    I personally like the 10.5 for portability. That's why I bought it. And it's cheaper and just as powerful as its big brother. I used mine every day as my main computer. I have a work PC at work so.... Lol

    It will be a nice upgrade from the air 2
  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2008
    Thanks for your reply. Given vision issues, I wonder if the larger screen would be better. But there is the trade off of the smaller bring easier to hold and more portable.
  4. geemiller05 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    New York
    From what you described, sans the screen size, I think none of the iPad Pros will really “benefit” you. The air 2 is perfect for your usage. If a bigger screen is what you’re after I’d check out the 12.9 Gen 1. However, I think the 10.5 is the best compromise thus far if you’re going to use what it offers.
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Both iPad Pro's offer 600 Nits of brightness, which translates into a much brighter, vibrant display over the Air 2 (415 Nits). Also, both iPad Pro's have Tru-Tone display, which is a nice selling point which Measures the ambient light color and brightness in a room, which will adjust the white point and illumination. (It makes it easier for reading on your eyes.)

    I would suggest the 10.5 iPad if you upgrade, it seems it would align nicely with what you have and it offers more one handed use over the larger 12.9 iPad
  6. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    From what you have described of your usage the Air2 is fine for now. Seems to me would be a waste of money to get a pro unless you want a bigger screen or you want to use the Apple Pencil.

    If you just want something newer check out the new non-Pro iPad which is much cheaper.
  7. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Doesn't sound like you're the target market for an iPad Pro. Considering you don't do anything that requires any heavy lifting - which is kind of what the Pros are aimed at, productivity.
  8. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2015
    Unless you need the slightly larger screen, better cameras and extra speakers, it doesn't seem like you're in need of an upgrade. I'd hold onto it another year and wait to see if ios 12 supports it and then upgrade.
  9. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Given your uses, I would pass. Unless you just have money to blow. It's a great device and I updated because it is my only computer, but it sounds like your current iPad is doing just fine.
  10. iPadDad macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2014
    Go with the 12,9 , portability is no real issue, considering its smaller and lighter than most notebooks, but the bigger screen will encourage you to do more, however if you have no real desire to do more on your iPad you may want to reconsider the whole purchase. The Pro is really for the heavy hitters, though I always believe in purchasing for the long run, and the Pro will give you the longevity.
  11. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2010
    Based on the use you describe, I don't see any need for a new IPad unless you have money that is burning a hole in your pocket.
  12. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    The main reason I originally switched up to a Pro instead of sticking to my Air or mini was that I wanted to use the Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard, and I wanted the extra internal power in order to more efficiently create my podcast and other content. I use mine for all the things I used to do on a Mac. It doesn't sound like you need any of those features, and the Air 2 is still a very powerful iPad. (and has a nicer screen than the 2017 iPad) I would stick with what you have.

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