Felt that I needed to start a new thread, I know I'm creating multiple, but I think I just killed my old 13" MBP and might need a replacement for my secondary device pretty soon. I would actually prefer the 12.9" for the size, helps with Netflix for bed, Microsoft Office, and I think that splitting screen on a 9.7" is kinda pointless (just my opinion though) I don't know if it does any way better than the iPA without the keyboard. The verdict? I read a lot of reviews saying that the 9.7" is arguably better. For sure, better screen and camera. I might have heard that the 9.7" iPP was more optimised compared to the big brother, and the better selling one. Also cheaper, but it doesn't really matter honestly. We know that I would need it more for school stuffs like at least Word (I need my 15" rMBP for Excel works) and also games or streaming, and I know that the 12.9" iPP is a better solution for the desk or the bed. The screen on the 9.7" iPP is too small for Word and I honestly didn't like my old iPad (2012 version) Would just love to try something different and I don't think that it's not mobile enough to carry. Also, better camera on an iPad is kinda absurd (IMHO), so it's just about a newer release and more display features (like TT) on the 9.7, just kinda worried if they release the 12.9 iPP2 any time this year.