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iPad Pro Next 11” iPP - wishlist?

OldCorpse

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I have an Air 3 that I’ve been using for a year now.

Here’s what I use it for: a TON of writing, a TON of reading, a TON of video watching (Netflix, YouTube), some video editing (Lumafusion), some video conferencing, some sketching.

For a year I’ve been very satisfied. But weirdly, recently I’ve been hankering for a bit more. It’s really down to the first gen pencil and the super awkward charging, and minor wishes like 4 speakers, plus I don’t know if it’s my specific iPad or a software issue or the Air models, but I constantly have responsiveness issues - my finger tap or drag will not be recognized, or the iPad will actually freeze. And it would be nice to have better connectivity since the experience of transferring large files (f.ex. video) is absolutely abysmal for me.

Anyhow, that got me thinking about possible upgrade to the 11” iPP. I like almost everything about it, but I can wait for the next model to come out in 2021. My biggest wish and hope is for better ability to transfer large files to and from the iPad - although I’m guessing this is largely down to software? So iPadOS 15?

More RAM would be nice too, and I guess miniLED, but what else should we hope for from the next 11” iPP? Because the current model looks pretty much almost perfect as it is!

So what are you hoping for?
 

AutomaticApple

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Nov 28, 2018
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I have an Air 3 that I’ve been using for a year now.

Here’s what I use it for: a TON of writing, a TON of reading, a TON of video watching (Netflix, YouTube), some video editing (Lumafusion), some video conferencing, some sketching.

For a year I’ve been very satisfied. But weirdly, recently I’ve been hankering for a bit more. It’s really down to the first gen pencil and the super awkward charging, and minor wishes like 4 speakers, plus I don’t know if it’s my specific iPad or a software issue or the Air models, but I constantly have responsiveness issues - my finger tap or drag will not be recognized, or the iPad will actually freeze. And it would be nice to have better connectivity since the experience of transferring large files (f.ex. video) is absolutely abysmal for me.

Anyhow, that got me thinking about possible upgrade to the 11” iPP. I like almost everything about it, but I can wait for the next model to come out in 2021. My biggest wish and hope is for better ability to transfer large files to and from the iPad - although I’m guessing this is largely down to software? So iPadOS 15?

More RAM would be nice too, and I guess miniLED, but what else should we hope for from the next 11” iPP? Because the current model looks pretty much almost perfect as it is!

So what are you hoping for?
I actually want more storage options. That would allow for some wiggle room when it comes to professional users.
 

ericwn

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Better fingerprints resistance. 8 or more GB ram. Less bendy chassis. No camera bump, bigger battery in return. Mini LED.
Scratch protection against pencil when stored.
 

Traverse

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I mean, I would have bought the 2020 model if they would have given it an actual processor update, so for me all it will take is an A14X.

Things I’d like are:
  1. 8GB of RAM
  2. 5G Cellular
  3. Micro LED display
  4. Larger battery or improved stated battery life. I know Apple likes that 10 hour life, but the iPad has had the same stated battery life for 10 years. It’s time for 12 hour or more.
 

Robbosan

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I have an Air 3 that I’ve been using for a year now.

Here’s what I use it for: a TON of writing, a TON of reading, a TON of video watching (Netflix, YouTube), some video editing (Lumafusion), some video conferencing, some sketching.

For a year I’ve been very satisfied. But weirdly, recently I’ve been hankering for a bit more. It’s really down to the first gen pencil and the super awkward charging, and minor wishes like 4 speakers, plus I don’t know if it’s my specific iPad or a software issue or the Air models, but I constantly have responsiveness issues - my finger tap or drag will not be recognized, or the iPad will actually freeze. And it would be nice to have better connectivity since the experience of transferring large files (f.ex. video) is absolutely abysmal for me.

Anyhow, that got me thinking about possible upgrade to the 11” iPP. I like almost everything about it, but I can wait for the next model to come out in 2021. My biggest wish and hope is for better ability to transfer large files to and from the iPad - although I’m guessing this is largely down to software? So iPadOS 15?

More RAM would be nice too, and I guess miniLED, but what else should we hope for from the next 11” iPP? Because the current model looks pretty much almost perfect as it is!

So what are you hoping for?

I just swapped my 3 month old Silver air 3 64gb 4g for a 11 month old 2018 11" pro 64gb 4g with apple care plus, cost me $100aud. So so much better iPad. Bought and sold on ebay. I got the air for half retail too, its not worth the $1kaud asking price here imo.
 
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