iPad Pro Lame! New 10.5" iPP Only 264 PPI

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  1. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    The 9.7" Pro might be the sweet spot for now, but it is no longer for sale, so 10.5" support will hopefully grow quickly. Although many developers may just use the standard 9.7".

    There are now so many iOS options that resolution independence is the only way for developers to go.
     
  2. s2mikey macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm. Not sure if this is a big deal or not. Im more concerned about the RAM and how the new size will feel in-hand than ppi. Ill probably stick with ym Air1 for another year anyways. It just keeps working. :)
     
  3. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    I would have excused the ppi if the screen was OLED...but Apple should know that using the same ppi for the last 4 to 5 years in a non-OLED screen is inexcusable (they rather profit more as usual) .
     
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    RAM is never covered in the keynotes...been that way for many years now.

    Early indications are that it may be 4gb. But I want to see the reviews on battery life...it's important to me.
     
  5. Abazigal macrumors G4

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    Save developers the hassle of having to support another resolution. This way, any app optimised for the 12.9” iPad looks and works fine on the 10.5” iPad.
     
  6. Peter K. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...for YOU.
     
  7. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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    Any app optimized for the 12.9" is also optimized for split screen (ideally), which means the pixel count on the 10.5" is not an issue. Apple's solution for devs supporting both the 12.9" and split screen is using automatic layout. If you have that, the 10.5" will "just work".

    The unfortunate reality is that we are already in the realm where you can't rely on screen size being constant on iOS anymore. But Apple thankfully introduced the tools to manage it before doing it.
     
  8. alba63 macrumors member

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    They probably found that 264 is quite ok for the large majority of all users. Technically they could have gone higher (12.9 iPAD resolution squeezed in 10.5 like on iPAD mini), but that would eat more battery. iPAD pro 9.7 was said by reviews to have the world's best screen on any tablet. So I do not see a problem with it....
     
  9. Peter K. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Likely true, but there remain many of us who are deeply unsatisfied that it isn't 325, at least.
     
  10. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    many users that are unsatisfied with it, i hope they will never go with these new beautiful display, with 120hz UI and 600 nits brightness

    i take the new 120hz 600 nits brigtness and the new Apple’s custom-designed antireflective coating over the 326 ppi any time
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Not quite deeply unsatisfied. More like mildly disappointed. :p
     
  12. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    the mini 4 display is an old tech...the difference in ppi is 0 compared to these new tech
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    my god, go into an apple store to see the difference between ipad mini 4 and these new ipad pros
     
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    And most people.
     
  14. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    Someone on Twitter said that Xcode shows that the 10.5 IPP has 4 GB RAM. I haven't been able to verify that yet.
     
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    That would be a welcome surprise.
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    I have an original 12.9" iPP. I am satisfied with 264 PPI at THAT size. As I said earlier, I think smaller screened devices need progressively higher PPI.

    EDIT / ADD: I mean, come on, who out there can honestly say that the iPhone PLUS screens aren't noticeably sharper than the SE's?
     
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    hey mar! dbk1ng was already taken on these forums so I used my alias haha! you are 100% correct on the 326 ppi
     
  17. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Cool story.

    Nothing wrong the resolution or pixel density.
     
  18. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    PPI is insignificant at this point, when OLED screens hit the iPhone this year that's all people are going to want


    Next I think Apple will have OLED screens and even 3d touch, that will be a good time to jump in
     
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    Right, until Apple mandates a new standard. :apple:
     
  20. Peter K. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...for YOU.
     
  21. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Or anyone.
     
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    So will the 1st gen 9.7 IPP be cheaper now as they sell old stock? I need a decent iPad for my DJI Phantom 3.
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Apple aren't selling the ipad pro 9.7 anymore. Only the new ipad 9,7 is available.
     
  24. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    Without glasses or 20/10 vision can you see the individual pixels? I can't and I have good vision and am super picky when it comes to LCD display tech. Is adding 70 more PPI really going to make the already incredible screen "pop" or add so much more?
    I'm more concerned about the RAM. I hope it has 6GB in the 12.9" and 4GB in the 10" but at the end of the day if it's better than the first iPP then I'm more than happy.


    Kallum
     
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    Typically they sell off the old stock.
     

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