iPad Pro Mossberg has spoken

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    To some people I guess he must be! Few people vote anymore but some people still think the two-party system is still relevant :)
     
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    I don't know who he is but I thought it was a good review. I'm excited for the new display now.
     
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    What Mossberg does, we imitate.


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    Walt essentially invented technology reporting. His reviews, columns, and podcasts are not as popular with this audience because he focuses more on describing technology and its uses to the lay person.

    A few weeks ago at CES he was talking about how it was his twenty-somethingth year being there. Steve Jobs used to directly consult him and famously sought his approval of iTunes for Windows before releasing it. He's a legend.
     
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    Very cool, thanks for the background info. I guess I do know who he is from the interviews he did with Steve Jobs.
     
  8. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Fantastic reviews from Mossberg. If anyone was still on the fence about upgrading, they should be off it now and heading to Apple.com to make their purchases.
     
  9. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    The review is nothing special.

    He recommends it for the older iPads (Air and earlier), but said nothing for the Air2 owners.

    If supporters are championing the Pro based on this review, I'd hardly brag.
     
  10. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yeah, he is upgrading to it. Nothing to brag about.
     
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    I asked on a related thread...could any Apple supporters list an app that wasn't pencil related that the Pro 9.7" runs that the Air2 cannot.

    I'm still waiting for an answer...
     
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    Pull up a chair. You'll be waiting a long time...
     
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    Why is that your metric?
     
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    There aren't any. That would be why it is still the flagship "consumer-grade" model in the store. The whole point of the Pro model is the Pencil and Smart Keyboard support; both of which are considered "Pro" by Apple. If you're happy with your Air 2 (Assuming you have one) then just be happy and wait for the next iteration of the "consumer-grade" model (Air 3?) which could be released later this year. I assume that one will support 3D Touch instead of the Pencil and not have a smart connector. And it will probably stay cheaper than the "Pro" model. ($499 vs. $599 for the base model)
     
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    By the same token, if the pencil and smart keyboard are part of what constitutes an "iPad Pro"...why saddle the 9.7" w/only 2gb RAM?!

    It may not matter now, but it doesn't bode well for the future.

    And by putting 2gb in the 9.7", but 4gb in the 12.9", developers now are 'forced' to code for the lesser of the two.

    It's a haphazardous situation at best.
     
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    Bla blu bla RAM RAM RAM.

    Is this all people talk about?
     
  17. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    And if all you want to talk about is 'rah rah Apple', there's no shortage of those.
     
  18. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    If you don't like it, don't buy it. Why is that so difficult?
     
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    Who said it was?

    And my stance on the Pro 9.7" is that when the price drops to $649 for the 128gb model, only then will I consider it. The base model is sorta priced right...not so for the next tier up.

    I said as much in 2 threads.
     
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    This review was good and his latest view on apple products was spot on.
     
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    To be fair, he's been pretty critical of Apple as of late regarding design, hardware, and other things. He's not in thier pocket.
     
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    That review read like a dreary Skymall product blurb, written by a frustrated ad man past his prime.
     
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    Wow you guys really hate him. He is normally spot on.....
     
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    Totally don't hate him. Was just underwhelmed by his kinda lax review. It seemed phoned in.
     

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