Pulled the trigger (IPad Pro)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vbedia, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. vbedia macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Alright people, i already did it. After so much thorough thought I have bought online an iPad Pro space grey 128 gb. It was this or wait for the iPad Air 3, but I finally decided to go Pro. The steep price held me on the fence during the last days. It is gonna replace my iPad Air 16 gb.

    I am no content creator, just average user. I want it for reading, taking notes, drawing schemes, watching videos, email.. That kind of stuff. I would like to get a case, but I have no idea which one, Smart Cover looks good but too expensive I want some thing alike but from a 3rd party, to cover back and front.

    I just wanted to share this with you. I hope it comes alright and doesn't have any problems.
  2. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Did you get it for the Staples $799 price?
  3. vbedia thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2014
    Apple Store
  4. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    Don't forget the AppleCare for $99...well worth it.
  5. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    You should probably cancel your order and get it from Staples instead, if you're in the U.S. of course. No reason to pay full price when you can get a $100-$150 discount, which can go towards AppleCare+.
  6. Thares macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2011
    Dresden, Germany
    I will wait for the refurbished models to arrive.
  7. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    This! I caved this week when I saw Staples offering $150 off. I picked up a Silver 128GB and AppleCare. I'm hoping someone decides to discount the LTE model within my return policy so I can exchange it.
  8. shoppy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2007
    You can get a knomo case which covers they font and back £16.99 in the UK they are not bad. I tried the apple covers on Saturday and liked the feel and grip so I went ahead and got the the apple smart case and cover plus I had a £40 pound gift card left form my last birthday.

    Congratulations I am still appreciating the screen size for watching content and loving the speakers.
  9. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Congrats and enjoy

    Best decision I ever made.
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I'm still contemplating whether to get an iPad Air 3 or a Pro but if I get the latter it will definitely be refurbished. Discounting on current Apple products doesn't really happen here in the UK so the only way to save money is with the refurbished models or by using student discount.
  11. andy2141 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
  12. Daws001 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    The States
    I read this as "taking notes, drawing, scheming"

    Just wanted to share.
  13. baypharm macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2007
    All you can do is try it out and see if you like it enough to keep it. I hope it works for you. The screen resolution is incredible.
  14. mguti macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012
    You won't regret it. I was on the fence about punching it too, when I went to the Apple Store I messed around with for at least an hour before I pulled the trigger. I'm love it now and glad I did. Now I'm trying to decide if I want the keyboard or just keep using the Logitech Keys to Go.
  15. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If I didn't have a gift card at the apple store, I'd consider Staples.
  16. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    I thought the Apple Store started price matching authorized retailers a lilte bit ago...
  17. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    I lasted about two weeks with the Keys to Go keyboard (which is a fantastic tool) and then became fully assimilated with the Apple Smart Keyboard and silicone case. The Apple Smart Keyboard just makes the iPP a more convenient tool for writing and it's one of my favorite keyboards ever.
  18. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    Fantastic. I just bought one yesterday myself. I want to use it as a math notebook, and a presentation tool for the class I teach. I've had it for less than a day, but so far I'm impressed with it.
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't know, that would definitely be good news if that was the case.
  20. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I am in need of an upgrade to my iPad Air 1 and am debating the Air 3 or an iPad Pro. I have to admit those sales are really tempting, but I will hold off until I see what the Air 3 has in it. If it doesn't support a pencil, I'll get a Pro. If it does, I'll have to look long and hard at this.

    Congrats on the purchase! Always fun to get a new toy.
  21. Fthree macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2014
    great choice! Ive been loving mine since i bought it
  22. MarkC426 macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    Just got my iPad Pro.....yay
    Does anyone know what the space/Planets app is from the commercial?

    I have to be honest that was one of the things that caught my attention.
  23. alecgold macrumors 65816


    Oct 11, 2007
    Congrats with your nice iPad Pro!!
    I'm really using my iPP so much more than I expected. I've got the Pencil and smart keyboard as well and it's a delight to use it. I've got a MBP+Thunderbolt Display as well, but the iPP is my on-the-go computer as it's lighter, has LTE built in, excellent battery life, superb screen, excellent sound and I can use it as an expensive notepad with the pencil. I really like that!
  24. vsp macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2004
    Chico, Ca
    I returned my IPP after a few days (the Staples sale inspired me to try it). It's a very, very good machine -- the screen is amazing and it's very fast.

    However the main niche my air 2 fits is the portability. Business travel, personal travel, taking photos, etc., I always throw the air in my backpack where ever I'm going. And I actually do a lot of work with it.

    The IPP is just big enough that it becomes awkrad to use in many mobile situations.

    If my economics were such that I could keep both i probably would have. But right now there are other areas of my live that money could go to.

    Oh...I don't do any work that would be easier using the pencil. That would have factored in heavily in my decision.

    Hope you enjoy yours. I'm sure I'll give it another shot one of these days.

    If the Air 3 has the same quality screen that might be worth it for me to upgrade.

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