Struggling to decide if buying an iPad Pro...

Tabbit2002

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Providing I got a iphone 6s and a macbook air with 8gb ram bought just in. Dec 2015...I am struggling on buying an ipad pro...

All work done on ipad pro which can also be done either iphone or macbook...just cant figure out a reason for me to pull out my pocket to get an ipad...

But i am just curious and eager to have a play on the new ipad (plz dont tell me to play the tablet in apple store :) )

Please help -.-
 

iSheep5S

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You have a phone regardless of brand. Tick. You have a laptop regardless of brand. Tick. You don't have a tablet.

Rules and research points.

The narrowing down of all the tablets leads to iPad as it even for most android users is the best. If you have an iOS device usually the upgrade is small unless your way back so keep it. If you have no iOS device you get the latest. So iPad Pro.

Pick your size and enjoy. Hope this helps. From a phone laptop and tablet owner who finds uses for all.
 
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sonicrobby

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You don't seem to need one at all, but you want one. I would say maybe buy one, and return it within the return window if you don't like it. I first did that with the pro, and it just didn't offer me any benefit over my other iPads. But now I'm more at ease knowing that the iPad Pro is not worth it for me.
 

capathy21

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Get one. The display alone makes it much better for some things than your MB Air. It's a much more immersive experience and most of the things that you do on your MB Air could probably be accomplished on the iPad Pro. Several of us have ditched our MacBooks in favor of the iPad Pro. Not saying you could, but MacBooks tend to see little to no use after an iPad Pro is brought into the mix.
 

geemiller05

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Everyone can tell you to buy one or not buy one but it's ultimately up to you. There's people on here who tried it and returned it. Then there's others who like myself completely got rid of their computer and made the pro their main device. You said don't tell you to go to apple but that's the most sensible advice. Go there and try it out. No better experience than hands on experience. If you have to search far and wide for a reason to purchase one you most likely shouldn't get it. If you just want to control your curiosity go buy one and try it out for 13 days.
 

stevemiller

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I just don't understand the logic of "I don't know what I'd use it for but I want it"

I mean I get the idea of "maybe it's good for travel, or some other specific use case" and then it's just a matter of figuring out if that use justifies the cost. That was me with the pencil feature for drawing. And in the end I did go for it, and I enjoy it for that.

But I just feel like it's a recipe for disaster to get something because "new" and then hope to find a purpose for it after the fact. Find one feature that interests you and research it further to find out if it really grabs you.
 
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ericwn

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Providing I got a iphone 6s and a macbook air with 8gb ram bought just in. Dec 2015...I am struggling on buying an ipad pro...

All work done on ipad pro which can also be done either iphone or macbook...just cant figure out a reason for me to pull out my pocket to get an ipad...

But i am just curious and eager to have a play on the new ipad (plz dont tell me to play the tablet in apple store :) )

Please help -.-
OK, so you have proven you don't need one. But you still want one.
Why? Nobody knows except yourself.
 
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Skika

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You don't seem to need one at all, but you want one. I would say maybe buy one, and return it within the return window if you don't like it. I first did that with the pro, and it just didn't offer me any benefit over my other iPads. But now I'm more at ease knowing that the iPad Pro is not worth it for me.
I would counter this argument, after you buy one you can find many places of use for it you didn't think of before you actually had it.
 

ericwn

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I would counter this argument, after you buy one you can find many places of use for it you didn't think of before you actually had it.
I am not sure you understand. This is simply suggesting to consider the return period. To which you then post that there might be more use cases that one thinks of. Makes no sense to me.
 

Skika

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I am not sure you understand. This is simply suggesting to consider the return period. To which you then post that there might be more use cases that one thinks of. Makes no sense to me.
You are right, i missed that part.
 

sonicrobby

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I would counter this argument, after you buy one you can find many places of use for it you didn't think of before you actually had it.
What argument? You are supporting my opinion for him to buy it and see if he has any uses for it, otherwise return it. Can't find any other uses for it unless you have it...

If you are talking want vs need; a need is there as a predetermined issue that requires solution. If there is no problem required solving, it is not a need. So even if he didn't think of a use that the pro would improve, it's still not a need. A need would be "I don't have a mobile computing system and I require one for my school/work". Having an iPad and having it replacing paper, it's cool, but if he didn't have the iPad, he'd still have paper.
 
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MacRazySwe

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Hardly anyone needs an iPad.

...yet, nearly everyone around here has one. It's just very convenient and nice to have. I'm actually writing this from my iPad Air while lying in the jacuzzi. Very nice. Also cheaper to replace or do without than my phone, if I were to drop it. Also running it connected to my Bose Soundlink Mini for music. It's also great for travels and college/uni.

I sold my iPad Mini last June, thinking I'd do without it. It took less than a week before I figured I wanted one again. If you've never had one, you won't see the need for it. After having had one, it's difficult to do without it.

That said, an iPad is not worth $600 to me. Which is why I bought an iPad Air back in August last year for $200 brand new. Whether an iPad Pro is worth it or not is entirely up to you.

So in the end, personal use case is all that matters.
 

Tabbit2002

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Thank you guys for all comments.

After considering all, i bought an ipad air 2 64g yesterday and enjoyed the device so far...i try to keep using my MBA too..
 

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I would like one as well, but i usually like to wait for the second revision of a product, i know the 2nd version of the 9.7 pro will have improvements, they will probably put 4gb in it and battery life will imnprove and they won't underclock the cpu, so i'm waiting