So I bought the 10.5 Pro

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  1. Ffosse macrumors 65816

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    Just this year I have gone from the iPad 2017 to the 9.7 Pro to the new 10.5 Pro. I only had the 9.7 for 10 days before deciding I wanted the latest.

    It's restoring from a backup as I write. I went for the silver 64 GB (plenty for my needs) and a pollen (yellow) smart cover.

    Living a mile from the Apple Store is expensive
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Don't get tempted for the 12.9, which seems to be next your progression :)

    I like the 10.5 and I think it offers a great balance of price, size, performance.

    lol, yeah I can see that being a problem :)
     
  3. unibility macrumors 6502

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    I did the same thing. My friend is now using my iPad Air after purchasing the 9.7 iPad Pro 256GB. Then after a few months waiting patiently for my upgrade to the 513GB space grey iPad Pro 10.5 inch model. Waiting till late July is not waiting patiently. At least till then I hope there will be more accessories for the iPad.
     
  4. kazmac macrumors 603

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    Enjoy it, OP. That was my progression with iPhones > fine, better, best.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    You know its funny, I spent a fairly long amount of time on my iPad sunday evening and enjoyed using it, then I went to use my iPhone SE and looked so tiny. My eyes got so used to the expansive screen real estate of the IPP, only to re-adjust to a tiny screen :p
     
  6. kazmac macrumors 603

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    That is something I am little concerned with going forward with iPhones, I'd rather have iPad Pros for my on the go consumption and creativity than the iPhone, but I know my eyes will probably hate an SE. Well, I will worry about that when it comes time to having to upgrade my iP7+
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    Try walking by one every single day on the way to work and back home.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I love my SE, its a great size for my hand/pocket. My eyes may disagree however :D

    Seriously, I my opt for the iPhone 8 when its announced this fall, provided it checks off a number of my wants/hopes, so in that sense, I'll be getting a larger phone, but right now there's too many unknowns with regard to the iPhone 8
     
  9. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I was able to control my impulse to upgrade from the 9.7 to the 10.5 for about 5 days. I had myself convinced I wasn't going to do it. By the first weekend after the unveiling of the 10.5 model, I had one on order. The extra screen/keyboard space, increase in RAM and power, and nicer display was too hard to resist.

    I had buyer's remorse when I first ordered it. Once I started using it daily though, I saw first hand what a great upgrade it was. I don't fault anyone for sticking with their old 9.7 model--on paper, the 10.5 doesn't seem to be a huge difference. It's only when you start using one that you see how much better the experience is.
     
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    The buyer's remorse that I had was when I was picking up my iPad at the apple store. I ordered it online with local pickup. Seeing the 12.9" side by side with the 10.5, I thought I made a mistake, and I selected the wrong size. Once I got home, and thought through the comparison in my head, I felt the 10.5 was a better choice as I couldn't justify the 150 dollar price increase. As I started using it, that just reinforced that decision, in both terms of my mobility needs and and usage - the 10.5 is a better fit.
     
  11. Ffosse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, this one is a keeper; I kept trying to justify buying it or keeping my 9.7 but the new 10.5 is so much better.
     
  12. profets macrumors 68040

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    LOL, this is one of the best lines I've seen on MR.
     
  13. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    If I draw a line to (say) the nearest Wal-Mart, and use that line as the radius of a circle, there are no less than six Apple Stores inside that circle. I am surprised that I can afford food...

    A.
     
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    I wouldn’t take that monstrosity of an iPad, that the 13” is, even if it was the one that was $150 CHEAPER, lol!
    I think we all made a good decision w/ the 10.5”. =)
    I think it’s really approaching “what the iPad wants to be”. I wish it didn’t have a home button; but that’s literally my sole gripe. I’ve noticed w/ the way multitasking works in iOS 11, the only times I ever use the (now 100% unnecessary & redundant) antiquated home button is on accident, out of instinct... when I simply forget that there is now a more simple & elegant maneuver to accomplish the same.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I almost opted for the 9.7 Pro when it first launched back in March 2016, but I'm glad that I held off, knowingly The 12.9 iPad would soon be refreshed later on. Now I'm in a predicament where I'm going to be purchasing the 10.5 and 12.9 iPad Pro. I guess I can enjoy the best of both worlds.
     
  16. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    There are 3 Apple stores near me in Pittsburgh. I can't pass the Apple Store in our local mall without stopping in. I was in there one day when it occurred to me that I have everything Apple that I could possibly want and had to wonder what I was doing in there. It draws me in like a magnet.
     
  17. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Man, welcome to my life! We have three Apple stores within 20 minutes of me here in Seattle. My closet full of white boxes just laughs at me every time I open it and add another. Most recently the 10.5" iPad Pro, Pride, Camellia, and Orbit Blue Nike band.
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    And if you're wearing an Apple Watch or carrying and iPhone with the Apple Store App on it, it welcomes you in when you're like 10 feet away. Think they don't know what they're doing?
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Brilliant, isn't it. Apple has the most unique ways of drawing customers in and marketing. I always applaud their efforts, which seemingly do not go un-noticed.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    LOL, yeah as I have mostly Apple products but I delude myself saying I'm a very objective buyer and don't succumb to such marketing tactics, but hey I just bought an iPad Pro :D
     
  20. Closingracer macrumors 68030

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    Try living in NYC ( Brooklyn to be exact) and having one open 24/7 lol
     
  21. Closingracer macrumors 68030

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    lol I do that as well but it’s more for debating do I really want to buy a band for my watch
     
  22. Closingracer macrumors 68030

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    I can’t justify the $200 increase for the 512gb upgrade
     
  23. nightlong macrumors 6502a

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    I live 500 km from an Apple Store, believe me the tyranny of distance doesn't help!
     
  24. robbietop macrumors regular

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    I wanted to, at first; however, I realized I have the 200GB iCloud option :D. So, while my MacBook and iPad will be 256 and my iPhone will be 128, they will all have 200GB of extra storage to share. And only $2.99/month (Google and Dropbox do not have this tier, at all).
     
  25. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Heh, live nearby two Apple Stores that are 500' feet away from each other. Hasn't been a problem thus far. :p

    The primary reason that influences my buying decisions is I buy Apple devices because of how easy it is to get customer/warranty service for them. :)
     

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