Thought I'd chime in and throw down a mini review from someone that had the first gen 12.9 who upgraded to the new one. I should probably say right out of the gate I wasn't totally excited to upgrade after watching the keynote. Even being a huge apple fanboy and always having to have the newest stuff, I left the keynote with a "well that's cool. Don't need it right now, but eventually when I get a new iPad those will be nice features to have" with no plans on getting a new one for a long time. My plan was to just ride it out, enjoy iOS 11 on my first gen and ride that mofo til the wheels fall off. If I could've kept my iPad for 4 years, I would have. I've gotten to the point where I'm kinda sick of buying new stuff all the time. I wanted to try to hold out for as long as I could. And then it happened. A bunch of rainbow colored lines across the screen of my iPad. And it just got worse over the next couple days to the point where I couldn't see a damn thing and the screen would flicker. Called up apple and it's $600 for a screen replacement? Well...damn. I've never gotten AppleCare on anything but this was the kick in the butt to Finally purchase it for my next product. So my first gen is dead I order from Verizon and my 256gig pro won't ship til next month. I get impatient and upgrade to the 512 (despite not needing the space) just to get it sooner and I've had it for a bit and like it a lot, but I was right to not get overly excited about it True tone is something I didn't think was that great when I first saw it. I had it switched on and was like....meh? Then I got used to using it in different settings and switched it off just to see if I'd even notice and was blinded by the super bright screen. It's one of those subtle things that you don't notice until you notice it. My eyes are considerably less strained Speed: when loading apps or doing anything I normally do, the difference isn't hugely noticeable. The first gen was still a really powerful tablet so it's not like I upgraded from an iPad 2 or something to this, so understandably it's not a hugely noticeable thing. The camera: oh yeah man. This is gonna be totally great at concerts! Okay but seriously. It's a petty little thing, but I love that it has a flash on it. I'm hoping with iOS 11 I can use it as a flashlight when I'm walking around the house in the dark or something Pro motion screen: man. Isn't it weird how you're totally fine with your device, then apple comes out with a new version of it with a feature you never would have thought of and it makes your old device look like a big piece of crap? This is easily the most noticeable feature. I saw a lot of YouTube videos of people talking about this feature and how 'you just don't get it until you see it in person'. Yep. That's a fair statement. It's the strangest thing to see an interface be THAT smooth. It's almost like the shock value when we went from iPad 2 to retina screens it's just...wow. It's actually a bit disappointing to look back down at my iPhone 7 plus after using the new iPad for awhile. Everything looks so shakey. It's amazing how our perception of things around us can change so quickly. BUT...as cool as some of these things are, if I could magically revive my first gen pro and use that for the next couple years, I totally would. Nothing on the new iPad dramatically changed how I use it on a daily basis and my overall experience didn't feel that different (I didn't expect it to anyway, but still) These aren't features that I think for most people are worth the trouble of upgrading to if they're only 1 generation behind. I know what it's like to sit back and lust after the new apple product and think about how cool it would be to have so and so feature but I'm tellin ya, if you're happy with your first gen pro, don't worry too much about it. There are MORE cool features coming in iOS 11 that'll make you forget all about true tone and pro motion and whatever the hell else. It's a great tablet though and I'm glad I have it. Gonna try to stick with this one for as long as I can!