So will you be selling your iPad Air 2 in favour of the iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by The Game 161, Oct 18, 2015.


So will you be selling your ipad air 2 in favour of the Ipad pro?

  1. Yes I will be buying

    22 vote(s)
  2. No, the pro is too big. The Air 2 is the right size

    46 vote(s)
  3. Still undecided

    22 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Interested to see if the pro will be the market for current air 2 users?

    will price be a deciding factor here?
  2. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    i plan to buy an iPad Pro, and then I will decide to keep the iPad Air2 in addition to the iPad Pro. Might keep it as a "Kindle", or pass the iPad2 to my kid. Right now my 12" Macbook seems to be my go to "couch potato" device of choice. The iPad Pro may actually replace my late 2008 Macbook Pro.

    I wish someone would post one of those mockups of the iPad Pro in full size so I could print it out and see just what the form factor looks like in my hands.
  3. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    My only concern with the pro is portability without a bag. I currently take my air 2 with me everywhere in hand. If the pro isn't that inconvenient to carry around by hand, then it will likely replace my air 2. Of course, Im waiting for the in-store demo before I even decide to purchase the pro though, just for the size in general.
  5. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    Uh nope. Firstly I just got the Air 2, secondly I have no need for a bigger iPad. At least not at this point.
  6. richardmu macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    I will try the pro as I'm interested if it can replace my Mac desktop computer.

    Probably not but no harm in trying, as I do very little on my Mac that I don't
    do on my iPad Air 2,

    Thinking of getting the cheapest pro with wifi only for use at home and keeping the iPad for out and about. Can't wait to try the pro.
  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    can't wait to try in store too. Bet it will be a beast.
  8. wchigo macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2015
    Naw, there was a point where I gave up the larger form factor to go with the Mini until the Air 2 came out. I just recently bought a Mini 4 to use alongside the Air 2 and I have a 12" MacBook which fits my "larger" screen portable use needs.

    I use my iPads mainly as content consumption devices and I want to be able to do that comfortably in bed and around the house. I find browsing the web and watching videos already decent on the Mini 4 and Air 2 and I'm not really sure if I want a larger and heavier device for those couple of things I use it for. If the iPad Pro had a better aspect ratio for videos I might have considered it, but it probably would have made it objectively worse in other areas.
  9. SmplyRckless macrumors member


    Mar 10, 2015
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Thought about getting the mini 4, never mind the pro but the air 2 is the right size. All depends on how you plan to use it though.
  11. joy_ng macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2015
    If I didn't have a MacBook I would consider the pro. However the pro is too big for me to carry around everywhere, which is what I do with my air2
  12. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Air 2 = Perfect blend of performance and portability.
  13. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    If anyone is selling for a deal I'm interested.
  14. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    Check the marketplace :D
  15. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    This poll needs a "I'll keep both" option...
  16. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    I plan on handing down my Air 2 once I get my hands on an iPad Pro.

    I'd prefer the bigger screen and processing power, and I plan on carrying it along with me when I travel just like I did with my Air 2.
  17. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    Considering that I was able to purchase the Air 2 for nearly 1/2 the price of the iPad Pro with comparable capacity, it's easy to say "no". I won't be selling my Air 2 for the Pro. Especially when even the best (obviously opinion) keyboard option for the Air 2 is still quite a bit less than Apple's inferior keyboard cover.
  18. AttilaTheHun, Oct 20, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015

    AttilaTheHun macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2010
    I already sold my iPad air will go on 10/26 to check out the surface 4 and hope that Apple will start the pre order of the iPad pro soon so i will be checking it too and buy the one that i will like more, if i don't like them both I will go back to the iPad air 2 or 3

    Don't know the reason for the key board, at list for me I like to use the tablet as a tablet, If I want to use laptop I have the MBP no one can replace that key board and the truck, and on the tablet internal key board I have the option of motley language that I use alot.
  19. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    Not really sure what I am going to do. Currently I have an iPad air 2 with unlimited data. I also have a 15" rmbp. When it was first announced I was planning on selling my air 2 and rmbp and buying an LTE iPad pro and a 5k iMac .. but not really sure now
  20. AppleRobert, Oct 20, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2015

    AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I have to agree since I also got the Air 2 for a great price. I checked out the Samsung 12.2 Pro I had at one time but the size put me off.

    I can get by without a keyboard on the Air 2 but not on the Surface Pro. The latter is much better with a keyboard.
  21. daniel1948 macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2015
    Spokane, WA
    I need to see and heft the Pro before I decide if it will replace my Air 1. (Sorry for jumping into a thread about the 2 when I have the 1. The 2 didn't seem worth trading up my 1.)

    I like the Air for travel, and for streaming video and chess when I don't feel like sitting at the computer at home. Laptops and even netbooks are too heavy for travel, for me. Trading up to the pro will depend on its look and feel and heft. At home I read on the Kindle DX, which is easier on the eyes, but for travel a lighted screen is better, and it's one device rather than two, for weight. So the DX now stays at home.

    The Pro might become my travel computer and I sell the Air.
    Or the Pro might become my at-home-in-the-easy-chair computer, and the Air could remain my travel computer.
    Or I might not buy the Pro at all, if it seems too heavy and bulky even for at-home use.

    I need to see and heft it to decide. But I am rather excited by the idea.
  22. Benjamin Frost Suspended

    Benjamin Frost

    May 9, 2015
    London, England
    Not sure.

    Love the Air 2 apart from the battery life. But the Pro screen will be excellent for music, video, photo, PDF, everything! So will probably sell, but only having lived with the Pro for a bit. Bulkiness, weight and battery are the three main tests, I think.
  23. MadDane macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2015
    I am tempted to upgrade my Air 2 to a Pro mainly because of the pen. I am going to write my master thesis this spring and I know I am going to make A LOT of drawings which is why I would like to create them digitally instead of the whole scanning -> Tracing with Illustrator and so on that is needed with paper drawings. But it all comes down to how well the pen works with the screen. I am also considering a Surface Pro 4 so I will also have to check that out first
  24. CC117 macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2013
    Already sold my air 2 in preparation:D

    My Air 2 never left the house. I have a Mini 4 as my portable iPad so I will be getting the Pro for my "at home" iPad and for movies when I travel.
  25. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    i will be getting the iPad Pro and giving my Air 2 to a family member. I'm looking forward to when pre-orders start :D hopefully soon, but maybe we will have to wait a bit longer like with the Apple Watch, when Apple said "early 2015" i'm hoping it's sooner rather than later tho!

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