Just bought 12.9 ipad pro 2 weeks ago

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jsticks123, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. jsticks123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2017
    So i recently bought the 12.9 inch ipad pro 13 days ago from best buy (13 day return policy). Was wondering you guys thought on whether or not it would be worth it to return tomorrow and then wait for it to be in store. Also not sure when best buy will be receiving stock themselves. The updates that i noticed didnt seem important to me at all and i love the current version, just would like some advice as to whether or not itd be worth it. I use it primarily for viewing televsion and no video editing or anything like that. Advice appreciated. thanks.
  2. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
  3. NicolasLGA macrumors member


    Oct 29, 2015
    It’s worth it I think. Great new features. And the true tone screen makes it worth it alone I think.
  4. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    As much of a hassle it is to return something and restart, the hardware updates alone are worth the effort. Depending upon which capacity you bought, you'll either get a storage bump for the same price or a price decrease by dropping down to the lesser capacity (that is still greater than the original 12.9 Pros)
  5. rui no onna macrumors 604

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    How much did you pay? If you paid full MSRP, then absolutely, go ahead and return it.

    If you received a huge discount, then I guess it depends on whether the improvements on the new models are worth the extra cost to you.
  6. Dunbar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    If it's less than a $200 price difference I would return it and get the new one. But I'm one of those people who likes having the latest-and-greatest version. The real-world performance difference between the two is probably like the difference between the iPhone 6S and 7 (pretty small.) The Tru Tone display is what really appeals to me about the new 12.9" IPP.
  7. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    I would absolutely return and get the updated one. Go through the minor hassle now to get something that's not already a year and a half old.

    I ordered my 12.9" Pro (upgrading from my original 12.9" Pro) this afternoon and it's going to be delivered to me next week. That's not bad.
  8. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'd get the new one, or at least demand some sort of retroactive discount.
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I'd return and get the new one. You'll get double the storage for starters, plus a six-core CPU.
  10. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    This is the right answer. Whether you keep it or not depends very much on how much you paid for it. If you didn't get ~$200 discount on it, I'd return it.
  11. jsticks123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2017
    Seems the smart idea would be to return and get the new one. I paid full price fwiw. Also, I used American Express points at Best Buy and plan on doing the same for the new replacement. Does anyone know when this may be in Best Buy stores for me to be able to purchase my replacement since I cannot buy from Apple itself?
  12. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2005
    I would have thought it's absolutely worth it if you paid full price; primarily for the better screen and more storage. My own 12.9" doesn't lag (even on the ios11 beta), so the processor seems moot at the moment.
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Of course you return it. This question doesn’t even need to be asked! :)
  14. jsticks123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2017
    I just wouldn't want to be stuck in a scenario where bestbuy doesnt receive
    Stock for quite a while and I'm without the iPad
  15. CatherineVeraGat Suspended

    May 6, 2017
    Just return the device and get a new iPad Pro. It's worth it in the long run.
  16. AnTaR3s macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2011
    I would also return it. For years I haven't been buying new Apple devices in the weeks before an event. Saves a lot of frustration.
  17. jsticks123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2017
    Do y'all know how long if typically takes Best Buy to have stock of the newer iPad models? They are still nowhere to be found on the Web site.
  18. rui no onna macrumors 604

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    The 2017 iPad (5th gen), it was in stores around one week after the Apple website had it available for order, iirc. Granted, it showed up on retailers websites same day.

    Wonder if Apple didn't tell retailers in advance to minimize leaks. I dunno, seems like both carriers and retailers were caught off-guard this time around.
  19. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Might as well return it as the new iPads will be available next week so not like you have to wait long
  20. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    It should be available within 0-7 days after the public release date.
  21. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    You did say you're on the 13th day of the 14 day return policy (not 13 days). So today is your last day to send it back, so do so quickly
  22. darkarn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2017
    Just return it!

    Not all of us here have the chance to do so, so do it and get the new one! :D
  23. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    Just the new screen with 120Hz refresh rate makes it worth the change!
    Do it!

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