Is there a need for an even Bigger iPad Pro?


TrueBlou

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Well if they release one the size in the photo, they'd better damn well implement full multi-tasking and multiple windows open :D

Seriously though, I think it'd be pretty heavy if they did, say a 15". But would I buy it, maybe, just maybe....... NO

I've got a 14" Android tablet and the thing weighs a damn ton. It's totally impractical as a tablet. If they could magically overcome the weight limit, while maintaining battery life, then we'll talk :p
 

richpjr

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I don't want a bigger iPad Pro, I want a tweener iPad Pro - something between the 11 and 12.9 - say, 12" iPad.
 

JP913

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I’ll take a iMac with iPad Pro screen tech / Apple Pencil support and iOS and MacOS apps!
 

flur

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If they made a bigger iPad, 15”-18” give or take, I’d be interested, but only if it were an MBP-level laptop replacement. I’d have to have no need for a laptop/desktop at all, and it would become my primary at-home machine. I’d love to have a big canvas like that to draw on, but I just can’t justify the likely cost if I have to maintain/upgrade an MBP as well.
 

macduke

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Hah, I think I remember seeing that photo in 2010. It's a giant original iPad. I still have my regular sized one in great condition with box.

I could see them one day selling a 15" iPad Pro if they can eliminate the bezel entirely, as well as significantly reduce the weight and thickness to where it's not cumbersome to hold during normal use for potentially hours at a time. They could also design one which unfolds into a larger one. An iPad Mini would be ideal for this because it could unfold into 15.8" diagonal if they can get it to do two folds. Imagine four iPad Mini's worth of screen real estate in your hands! The 12.9" iPad Pro is already nearly 3 iPad Mini displays and it is insanely great.
 

goobot

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Hah, I think I remember seeing that photo in 2010. It's a giant original iPad. I still have my regular sized one in great condition with box.

I could see them one day selling a 15" iPad Pro if they can eliminate the bezel entirely, as well as significantly reduce the weight and thickness to where it's not cumbersome to hold during normal use for potentially hours at a time. They could also design one which unfolds into a larger one. An iPad Mini would be ideal for this because it could unfold into 15.8" diagonal if they can get it to do two folds. Imagine four iPad Mini's worth of screen real estate in your hands! The 12.9" iPad Pro is already nearly 3 iPad Mini displays and it is insanely great.
I definitely think foldable devices will be the next major change in smartphone design. It might take another 10 years until we really see it pop off. I can imagine a bit smaller smartphones that then fold into iPad mini size and then iPad mini sized devices folding into giant tablets.
 

Relentless Power

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I think every year the question is posed if Apple will ever make a larger iPad over the 12.9, and if they did, I think the price would be almost conflating against the MacBook in some respects. But the reality is, I think for a larger iPad, (say 15 inches), it would likely be more for someone that would really want to take advantage of a larger canvas with the Apple Pencil, and of course, it would be very much desk top oriented with that size.