Is the iPad Pro 2018 Becoming the iPad 3 of the iPad Pros?

darkarn

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I noticed a lot more complaints here and elsewhere compared to when the 2017 iPad Pro was released. I am starting to worry for everyone's sake that this is becoming the iPad 3 all over again and so am wondering if my concerns are valid.
 
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thadoggfather

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A redesign always has some problems

Not being apologist but how do you mean

Ipad 3 had screen quality issues and speed issues a5x powering all those pixels

Hardly the same as the threads about the new iPads

Durability and price seems to be the general concern
 

seadragon

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Ahhh... the iPad 3, the ugly duckling of the iPad line. I agree, it was horrible. Heavy, multi-tinted screen and would heat up just reading a text document. I also remember the intense “discussions” right here in this forum with people defending it and accusing those noticing issues as having OCD etc. That pattern hasn’t really changed over the years here so that much is similar.

And that iPad as we know was quickly replaced by a new model within 6 months or so. But even that fact sparked another round of intense discussions here as to the reasons why.

I guess time will tell regarding the 2018.
 

thadoggfather

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Not for me. I had the 3 and it was terrible. I have the new Pro and it’s easily the best iOS device I’ve owned. I’ve seen a few complaints about durability (people who actually own them), but it’s pretty minimal. Just don’t throw your iPad in a backpack and lean on it and you’ll be okay.
R u getting a case for yours?
 

VMMan

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I still use the 3rd gen iPad 9.7” as my third iPad. I always thought it got a bad rep a bit undeservedly.

My 3rd gen iPad 12.9” is terrific. It is more physically flexible, but performs perfectly.
 
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I’m assuming the OP doesn’t actually own a 2018 IPP based on the phrasing of the comment. This is just fear mongering. It’s a great device.
 
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Wait, the iPad 3 was terrible? Why am I just hearing of this now, I had one for 6 months back when it was brand new and never noticed. It seemed like a great device, but apparently it wasn't. :confused:
 
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Perene

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What problem? Does it get specific to iPad Pro or is it really about the dongle itself? I didn't read past page 1 to be honest. :)
It seems this headphone adapter for the new iPads is not the only culprit - other brands had the same WiFi issue. It’s either something fixed by a firmware update (or a new iOS version) or a hardware problem (recall, anyone?). Then there’s one user saying the headphone adapter is draining too much battery.

Either way I cancelled the selling of my old IPP 10.5 after reading these complaints, since I only want to use a wired headphone. Until both things are clarified I can’t take the risk of investing in a new iPad. If there’s one thing I hate with passion is using a device that has a shorter battery life, for whatever reason. That was why I sold the AirPods, never liked having to recharge them often.
 

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It seems this headphone adapter for the new iPads is not the only culprit - other brands had the same WiFi issue. It’s either something fixed by a firmware update (or a new iOS version) or a hardware problem (recall, anyone?). Then there’s one user saying the headphone adapter is draining too much battery.

Either way I cancelled the selling of my old IPP 10.5 after reading these complaints, since I only want to use a wired headphone. Until both things are clarified I can’t take the risk of investing in a new iPad. If there’s one thing I hate with passion is using a device that has a shorter battery life, for whatever reason. That was why I sold the AirPods, never liked having to recharge them often.
I wanted to say that you can find all kinds of problems with every device in existence if you look at online forums, including your iPad 10.5", but I saw you already made up your mind...

Another reason I will not buy from Apple anymore.
Good luck!
 

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I noticed a lot more complaints here and elsewhere compared to when the 2017 iPad Pro was released. I am starting to worry for everyone's sake that this is becoming the iPad 3 all over again and so am wondering if my concerns are valid.
I actually enjoyed my iPad 3 very much. Skipped the 4 and went to the air.
 
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Perene

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I wanted to say that you can find all kinds of problems with every device in existence if you look at online forums, including your iPad 10.5", but I saw you already made up your mind...
Apple has proved over the years they are either incompetent (and iOS is the best proof of this) or don't care enough about what we want. These flaws mentioned by multiple users about the USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter would be expected for a chinese tablet or any other junk out there, not for one that costs over US$ 1K and it should have been tested extensively by the "first trillion dollar company".

Even this review says there's something wrong:


Watch at 01:35.

Quote: "Bit of an interesting shortcoming revealed in iOS Today’s iPad Pro review. When connecting headphones via a USB-C adapter, Facetime will not route the audio through them - instead it comes through the internal speakers. With no headphone jack, that means the only way to FaceTime semi-privately is via Airpods/wireless headphones.

Hope they fix this with an update. Presumably this affects other apps, too, though. I wonder if Skype, Hangouts etc are affected
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I don't think you appreciate how serious this problem is. Of course, not only this, the fact this last iPAD is less reliable and can be damaged easily, Apple has cut costs by using cheaper materials. All of this while charging 32% more compared to last year's 10.5.

Besides now they plan to hide the information about unit sales. Maybe this has something to do with reports like these?
https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/22/apple-cuts-price-iphone-xr-japan/

You should wish good luck to them, they are really going to need it... :D :rolleyes:
 

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FWIW, my iPad 3 was fine and I had it for many years. My 11" iPP also works great; no issues that people seem to be experiencing on here, which seems to be prevalent in the 12.9" LTE.

No need to worry for our sake.
 
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Still rocking one iPad Air 2. It will go down as one of the best builds of iPad. 4 years have gone by and still no hint of slowdown. I also have Pro 10.5” and I believe that it is also one of those longevity models.
 

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iPad Pro 2018 is fast as hell and comparing it to the slug that's iPad 3 is totally unfair and naive. The problems with the iPad Pro 2018, for me, is mainly in the build quality of the body. Otherwise, I think it's a fantastic device.
 
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Still rocking one iPad Air 2. It will go down as one of the best builds of iPad. 4 years have gone by and still no hint of slowdown. I also have Pro 10.5” and I believe that it is also one of those longevity models.
I still have a rock solid iPad Air first gen along side my iPad Pro.

Over 5 years old and still going strong.