iPad Pro Picture of the iPad Pro 10.5 next to the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by omelet1978, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. omelet1978 macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012

    I've looked on the various threads but have not seen a picture of the iPad Pro 10.5 next to the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9?

    I currently have the 10.5 and while the new 11 inch model looks nice right now it would be a very pricey upgrade that I can probably do later. I'm a bit tempted by the 12.9 since it is 25% smaller than the old 12.9 which had ridiculous sized bezels all around.
  2. omelet1978 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2012

    That works lol. With the size reduction on the 12.9 do you find it to be very portable or portable enough for traveling?

    Thank you by the way.
  3. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2011
    I don’t think it’s 25% smaller by dimensions. It’s 25% less volume, so it includes the 1mm they shaved off the thickness. I would say by size - width x length it’s prob 10% smaller - just a guess I haven’t worked anything out. I’m sure someone else will reply with more accurate info or even correct me if I’m wrong about volume.
  4. canyonblue737, Nov 9, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018

    canyonblue737 macrumors 65816

    Jan 10, 2005
    yep that's nearly exactly it, 10% smaller in area and 25% less in volume. It's no longer "ridiculous" but it is still VERY large and doesn't feel as nice as the 11 when handholding, reading in portrait, watch video in bed or upclose in a tight car or airplane seat etc. It kicks the butt of the 11 the moment you set it on a desk or need to draw however so decide how you use an iPad. If you like iPads for watching video and web browsing and travel the 11 is better IMHO. The 11 is NOT small, the 12.9 is just very big.
  5. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    It’s certainly manageable more than the previous gen bit as I’ve been using it with no case or cover until my keyboard case arrives it’s not easy to hold but to be expected for a 12.9 device
  6. frankie1000 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2016
    I’ve come from the 10.5 and have always preferred smaller iPads, however this 12.9 is extremely portable, it’s very easy to handle on the couch and Emily makes amends for any lardyness by being so much more easy on the eyes with the larger display. Plus the battery is just insane, been using this since 9am pretty relentlessly and still have 26% at 21:00
  7. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    I don’t think 10% is enough of a reduction to make the 12.9 comfortable for reading in bed, etc. I’m glad they’re shrinking it but it’s still too big IMO. It might be ideal if you’re truly using it as a laptop replacement, but as a tablet it’s too big.

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