Is it true the 10.5 iPad Pro won't be able to multitask as well as a 12.9 iPad Pro ?

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  1. max2 macrumors 68000

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    If so I may return my 10.5 inch for a 12.9 inch. My only problem is I received the 10.5 inch as a gift. Is that a problem ?
     
  2. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

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    “As well” depends on you. 12.9 offers more space for split screen obviously. As for it being a gift, if you have a receipt it’ll be fine.
     
  3. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok but how will I receive the refund?
     
  4. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    The 10.5" will still be able to multitask you just won't see as many tabs or as much information in a Safari web page for example. Apple showed off IOS 11 working on the 10.5" iPad Pro during the keynote.
     
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    It would go back to the original payment method or contributed to the cost of the new one you want.
     
  6. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes but it was a gift. If I want the money refunded how would I go about doing that? I need to send it back online because there is no Apple Store close :(
     
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    just treat the refund as any other refund. talk to your gifters and let them sort it. it's a nothing question.
     
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    The 10.5 will multitask as well as the 12.9, the major difference is the screen size which affects split screen. Are you worried about performance or screen real estate?
     
  9. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Both.
     
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    If you received it as a gift, then depending upon who the gift-giver is, keep it and appreciate the fact that someone thought enough of you to give you such a generous gift. If your relationship with the gift-giver is such that approaching them to return it wouldn't harm your relationship, then go ahead and see if they can return it and put the money toward the 12.9 Pro.
     
  11. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

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    ...Nail on the head.
     
  12. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I would take myself outside and have a strong word with myself about being ungrateful :confused:
     
  13. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It is not that I don't want my 10.5 inch I just am worried the 12.9 will become better because of full screen multitasking!
     
  14. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

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    Your question has already been answered. Try for a refund or don’t. I advise you peruse the countless threads that are active right now about people and their thoughts of the 10.5 vs 12.9. They are virtually the same in terms of performance. One device has more screen real estate. The other has better portability.
     
  15. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    It depends what you want to multitask. I tend to have one big app open like word/excel/one note, and the messages on screen as the smaller app. Or one note as the smaller app.
     
  16. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    exactly. you'll probably not notice and performance differences, but you'll certainly notice a screen size difference. it's then a question of preference. 1 isn't better than the next unless you make it so. it's a subjective matter :)

    Personally, after using a 12.9 since day 1 i'd never consider going smaller (unless a new mini arrived, which i doubt now it will)
     
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    My polite yet unsolicited advice: Kick back and enjoy, OP. That's a very generous gift. You'll still able to multi-task with ease, and you have all the same specs as the 12.9" in more portable size.

    if there was more of a price difference, I may have gone with the 10.5" myself.
     
  18. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks the 12.9 is all out of stock anyway.
     
  19. sracer macrumors 603

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    Could be a sign. ;)

    Here's a perspective that might help. I have a 12.9 Pro (1st gen). I use it virtually every day as a notebook replacement (I have an iMac and 11" MBA and iPad Mini 4). As I mentioned in another thread, I'm giving serious consideration to switching over to the 10.5 Pro (no earlier than Oct/Nov). The more I see and hear about iOS 11, the more I think that it will fall short for my needs. If that's the case, then a smaller version of what I currently have will suit me better.

    All that to say, the 12.9 Pro is NOT the holy grail of iPads. <french_accent>We already have one. It is very nice.</french_accent>
     
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    Agreed, that's my advice, while I don't have a 12.9" I don't think (short of the extra screen real estate) the multitasking is very different between the two models. I will say someone giving such an expensive gift, is very thoughtful and I'd rather not risk offending them in returning that for something else - that's just me however.
     
  22. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Too True. Bonus points for quoting Monty Python's French guards. :p
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    Nope not just you. Agree on all counts.
     
  23. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    My wife uses a 12.9" and I use the 10.5", I haven't noticed any issue on my 10.5" for multitasking vs using the 12.9" (besides the obvious screen being bigger). I'm not sure if iOS11 will somehow throw the 12.9" into some great lead, but from the reviews it looks like both will be able to take full advantage.

    The question is, do you want the bigger screen while sacrificing some portability? If the answer is yes, then go turn your 10.5" towards the cost of the 12.9". It's a gift, do with it what you please.
     
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    The root of the 10.5 vs. 12.9 for multitasking issue is the fact that on the 10.5, each window will display the "compact" version of the app (as it would appear on an iPhone), whereas on the 12.9, each window will display the "regular" version of the app (as it would appear on a 9.7 iPad).
     
  25. max2 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That sucks.
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    Going to the Apple Store or Best Buy to try this out right now!
     

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