New iPad Pro 12.9" (2018) Review

Discussion in 'iPad' started by booksbooks, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. kp98077 macrumors 6502

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    I must say, one sided review, you forgot (PRO) LTE! Portable! Thin! Just to name a a few lol
     
  2. DragonX macrumors member

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    I mostly agree with the reviewer. iPad (even Pro) is a great toy and media consumption device which is portable, thin, light, has LTE and the greatest stylus ever! The biggest problem I think it's extremely overpriced for these kinds of tasks, especially 2018. Also even in the MacBook Pro you can replace some faulty components. For iPad Pro if it breaks and you're out of warranty the only choice you have is toss your expensive toy. Not mentioning the App Store which is 99% filled with very basic games.

    It should cost 50% of its current price for this to be justified.
     
  3. mrex macrumors 68030

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    For me it is a consumable... if i work, i use a laptop - easier, reliable and fast rather than complexity to solve puzzles to get something done (try to copy paste via documents attach by sending it through an another app... damn it didnt work!) - if i lay on the sofa, i use ipad. And im mostly just laying on the sofa, surfing, gaming etc... if i need to carry ipad, i take my air2 and pro (12.9) stays home, it is too large to carry without a laptop bag.
     
  4. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    That's not totally true, allow me to explain. I had an issue with my 2017 iPad Pro that was about 15 months our of warranty, initially Apple wanted me to pay a stupid amount of money for out of warranty, so i sent off an email to Tim Cook and Phil Schiller, within a few hours i got an email followed by a call from Apple executive relations, i explained everything that had happened, the next day a box arrived for me to send my iPad off to them, 24 hours after that i received a brand new 2017 iPad Pro, a few hours after setting it up i got an email from Apple Executive relations asking me if i had received the new iPad and if everything was ok. Even tho i was annoyed to begin with i was VERY happy with the end result. The iPad Pro was out of warranty and they still sent me a brand new one, so it's not always the case that "the only choice you have is toss your expensive toy"

    As for basic games, yes there are a lot of simple games but there are also games that were once PC and or Mac only, games like Tropico are now available on the iPad Pro.

    Also saying it's a toy is again simply not true, while it can be used as a media device it can also be used for photo editing work with apps like Pixelmator Pro, Affinity Photo and so on. It really depends what you do with it, the new 2018 iPad Pro's are even more capable with insane benchmarks. Granted Apple need to add more iPad Pro feature in IOS 13, but that was rumoured to be coming for as far back as last year when Mark Gurman reported that such features were delayed from IOS 12 to focus on reliability.
     
  5. DragonX macrumors member

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    Apple Store never replaced anything for me that was out of warranty. Really that worked? Are you friends with those guys or a regular customer? Can you give me their email addresses so I could try that way?
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    You make good point though I love watching movies on mine. Why not return it? 2k is a lot of money for 15% use.
     
  7. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Yes it worked, I’m not friends with nor do I have any affiliation with Tim Cook or Phil Schiller, they do often read their emails and will send them to other people in order to deal with such matters. It probably doesn’t work every time (that was the first and only time I have done it).

    You can contact Tim Cook at tcook@apple.com and Phil Schillers email address is schiller@apple.com

    If you do send them an email keep it short and to the point, but most of all be polite and respectful. That’s what I did anyway.
     
  8. Cryates, Feb 9, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    Cryates macrumors 68020

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    No world exists where watching videos on a MacBook would be an overall better experience than on a 12.9” iPad.

    Edit: this was a little harsh towards the OP, and they are certainly entitled to their opinion. This is, of course, my opinion.
     
  9. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    It’s his/her opinion.

    So to get work done we gotta contact these rich billionaires f that
     
  10. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Nobody says you have to, and it wasn’t to get work done. My iPad Pro was out of warranty and it had an issue, Apple Care wanted to charge me, I didn’t think it was right with it being only a few months out of warranty. I emailed Tim and Phil and got a response, I ended up with a brand new 2017 iPad Pro, result.
     
  11. secretk macrumors 6502

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    It depends on what you mean by good experience :). For some it is the image quality and maybe iPad Pro 12.9 has better image quality (don't own one so I can't say).

    For me however is the screen size (here my laptop wins as it's 15.6 inch) and the lapability (I find the 15.6 inch laptop far more stable on my lap than iPad). Quite often I have issues with subtitles on the iPad where I don't have them on the laptop. Also quite often I pause the video and check something and then go back to the video. Going back (without performance issues) is smoother on laptop compared to iPad. And lastly I like to hook up external monitor to the laptop to watch the movie while still doing something else on the laptop screen. I can't do that with the iPad. All those reasons would make for me the experience on laptop better compared to the iPad.
     
  12. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Makes sense, your reasoning.

    I watched a movie before reading your post on my 12.9 and remember thinking wow the speakers are excellent. I was sitting in front of close of course.
     
  13. secretk macrumors 6502

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    Yeah those 4 speakers do sound good! So true but honestly if I hook up external monitor for the movie, I also hook up external speakers.

    I do agree with you though that the 4 speakers of the pro are great for media consumption.
     

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