Yes, you're missing the ability to have 2 apps with the full UI displayed when in split-window. (all of the smaller iPads display the compact version of the app in split-window) Depending upon how you use your iPad and the apps yo use, it is either a nothing-burger or significant enough to justify the added expense.I have the 11” iPad Pro 3rd gen. I love it very much. But I keep reading that the 12.9” version is like this mothership of all iPads, and nothing can compare lol.
Am I really missing anything?
Well Put !! First time in the last two and half months or so since the 2018 iPad Pro has released this is perfectly described and put here by someone. Well said !!For everything else, including Sunday couch internet surfing (which is 99% of what all iPads in the world see) the 11-inch is better.
You're correct. The 2018 iPad is more portable than the 12.9 Pro and that contributes greatly toward taking it and using it situations where it would be cumbersome to use the 12.9 Pro. A close second reason is the extremely wide variety of cases and covers for the 2018 iPad that exist that make it much easier to find just the right one for one's needs.Can you explain this a bit more? I take it's due to the enhanced portability of the 2018 iPad as compared to the 12.9 Pro?
Both are being severely crippled by running a slightly modified mobile phone OS... It doesn't matter what size you have, you are missing out on the potential of this device either way. For this reason I have not bought an iPad since the iPhone plus size came out.
Because not all iPad users are into "multimedia creation". For others, support for mice and universally accessible file system would allow them to be able to replace a traditional laptop.A tablet will never replace the true power of a real computer. I dunno why they think adding a mouse to one, and giving us full control will do that.
There was a big reduction in size with 12.9 and I assumed sight unseen it would be a good fit for me. It was not. I have no regrets switching mine for an 11".Hasn’t the 12.9” been reduced in size compared to the 11”? So I’m assuming th biggest upgrade is with the 12.9”
My main dislike was the the keyboard on the 12.9 in landscape mode which is how I use my iPads.I never thought of this you can’t type with the 12.9”?.. I am also holding my iPad 11” in portrait mode typing this with my thumbs right now. It seems like it is just small enough to be able to do this too. I’m assuming the 12.9” is to large for portrait typing.
"Feels like a laptop screen" is very accurate (in more ways than one).Despite becoming very thin and portable to all the previous generation 12.9" iPad Pro's the current 12.9" still feels like a Laptop screen cut from its main device, it still feels big to hold. YMMV but 11" is more in Tablet Territory ! 12.9" is Big !!
The big thing, which is very useful for me for work purposes, is being able to have two productivity apps open side by side. It's possible with the 11" but everything gets very small, and editing with a pencil is difficult.Yes, you're missing the ability to have 2 apps with the full UI displayed when in split-window. (all of the smaller iPads display the compact version of the app in split-window) Depending upon how you use your iPad and the apps yo use, it is either a nothing-burger or significant enough to justify the added expense.
I used my 12.9 iPad Pro heavily for productivity. Having the full UI visible was of great benefit for me. The downsides were: the reduced mobility because of its size and the chronic lack of support for split-window for the apps that I rely on didn't allow me to use split-window as much as I wanted to.
I ended up downsizing to the 2018 iPad w/Apple Pencil, which in an odd way, was more useful to me than the 12.9 Pro.
I agree. The 12.9" is light enough, but the balance isn't right (for me) for one-hand use for more than a few minutes.12.9 for desk use, 11 for everything else. That's how I view the size choice.
Had the 10.5 tried the 11. 11 didn’t seem like much of an upgrade really I actually liked the way the 10.5 looked in portrait more than the 11 as the sides were thinner. I took back the 11 and purchased the 2018 12.9. I too had all the concerns (One hand holding, portrait mode looking funky, couch sitting not comfy etc.) however it seems that I rarely use the ipad with one hand nor do I use it in portrait mode Much really. I like landscape for sitting on the couch and do not see much difference as with the 10.5 and the 12.9 I typically have my arms supported by one of the arms of the couch making the size and weight negligible. I also feel like I was having a bit of eye strain working on the 10.5/11 and haven’t noticed this with the 12.9. The 12.9s screen will pull you in and make you happy you went with it if you were to go with it. Let’s be honest you will get a keyboard and 99% of the time probably use it in landscape anyway. Theoretically the 11 seems more like the portable option but bang for your buck is with the 12.9 as it is way smaller than its 12.9 brothers of the last few years and the screen will feel like a huge upgrade.
The newer ones are nice nothing takes long on my 12.910.5” vs 11” is a minimal size difference. 11” is only 5% larger. But, ipc improvements in performance are something computer hardware aficionados could only dream of with these newer iPad pros. Utilizing some apps for editing that could take hours with a 10.5” are down to minutes, or even seconds with either of these newer iPads.