iPad Pro Is there going to be an update 2016 or not?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by imagirlfriday, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. imagirlfriday macrumors member

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    I decided that I was going to get an iPad Pro 12,9 around June, at that time the interwebs was pretty convinced that there had to be at least a smaller update that would bring the 12,9 to the 9,7 standard. So I decided I could wait out September. September came but no iPad Pro 2. I'd kick myself to no end though if there was an October event and on top of new MacBooks there was a new iPad Pro after all. What to do?
     
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    Apple has to work off the current iPad Pro inventory and the holidays should help!
     
  4. sracer macrumors 603

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    You need to find a better interwebs. :p Us regulars here with a decent track record of predictions have been saying no update to the 12.9 iPP this year (especially considering that a 256GB model was introduced in March of this year).

    Having said that, if you've waited this long, I suggest waiting a bit longer until October's event just to be safe. THEN (I honestly don't expect any updates to the 12.9 iPP) keep a sharp eye out for sales on the 12.9 iPP at places like Staples and Best Buy. (My bet is that Staples will have another $150 off deal)

    Any deal that offers $150 off or more on the 12.9 iPP after the October event... take it. But be warned, there will be those who will claim that there will be better deals on Black Friday. You might be tempted to wait for that. Historically, that has NOT happened. Then around Black Friday time there will be more rumors of how there might be a December announcement (some claimed that last year) and/or that a significant upgrade is coming in March 2017.

    But if you are the type of person who will be kicking themselves if an update is released within 6-8 months of a purchase then wait... wait... until 12.9 iPad Pro 2 is released and then jump on that at the time... don't wait after that. :)

    The current 12.9 iPad Pro is a beast of a device. I've been using mine every day for the past 6 months and there is nothing that Apple could announce for an update that would cause me to regret my purchase. But that's me. I'm odd that way. :D
     
  5. imagirlfriday thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you!
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    Thx! I should just have bought it in June and could have been using it every day :) I guess once you're starting to think about possible updates you're kinda screwed. If there is an October event, how long before it happens do they usually anounce?

    I'm in Germany sadly all those great shopping tips I won't be able to take advantage of. I'm not sure you can get any significant discounts over here on apple products. Except maybe somewhere questionable online.

    Also thanks for the experience report, one reason I have been a little hesitant to buy it before an update is that it's the first of its kind and I'm always a bit skeptical of first iterations of a product. But I guess they have been doing the iPad for a while now and that makes it not technically a 'first'.
     
  6. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. Forget about future releases - if you like the Pro now, as it is, then buy it. Apple will announce new hardware at a future date - make your peace with that. You may not have the "latest and greatest" but you have a device that meets your needs and wants.
     
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Since I have a direct line to Tim Cook, I woke up early and Facetimed him. He said no. Not this year. Take from that what you will.
     
  8. imagirlfriday thread starter macrumors member

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    Could you be a darling and ask him if they ever plan to bring back color to the mac books? I'd like one in neon pink please.
     
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Sure, once we return from Barbados - it's an non work holiday ;)
     
  10. imagirlfriday thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome heard it's nice there this time of year :)
     
  11. imagirlfriday thread starter macrumors member

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    After seeing the announcement for the new Wacom Mobile Studio today (looks kinda meh for around 2 to 3K, I don't get why they all keep doing plastic casings), I finally pulled the trigger, so excited!
     

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