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Jacoblee23

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It is awfully close between this and my 2015 MacBook Pro with retina, but I absolutely love this device. I rarely use my iPad Air 2 anymore. Split screen multitasking is amazing, I just don't understand why more apps aren't getting support. Would love to see Netflix get support and the Facebook app. Love this device so much though.
 

Spink10

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Nov 3, 2011
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It is awfully close between this and my 2015 MacBook Pro with retina, but I absolutely love this device. I rarely use my iPad Air 2 anymore. Split screen multitasking is amazing, I just don't understand why more apps aren't getting support. Would love to see Netflix get support and the Facebook app. Love this device so much though.
I guess not enough demand to push developers? Has Apple released numbers for iPad Pro 12.9?
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Well this is again, first generation product. Next gen iPad Pro 12.9 would be better and support would also be better. Kinda want to know how to play my rhythm game on such a huge screen though. :p
Oh. Microsoft office support on split screen is awesome. Don't know about Apple "numbers" "pages" and "keynotes" because demo iPad Pro doesn't install them.
 

ielessar

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Apr 29, 2015
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I agree, it is a great product. Even though this is my 4th iPad, but I love it a lot. Never thought the big screen would have me use it so much.
 

Skika

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Thanks! I tried it. It lets me do this if I pull up Netflix first, and then pull up safari or an app from the right. However the lighting dims on Netflix when I do this and it's hard to see whatever I am watching.

Because you are in slider over mode and not side by side.
 

Arran

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Mar 7, 2008
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I traded my 9.7" Pro for the 12.9"... wow am I glad I did. Side-by-side notes and PDFs is awesome. The only "problem" is that I still feel a little weird using it in public, but that I will get over quickly, I hope. Can't wait to use it this fall in law school.
My office printer is gathering dust since everything now gets "printed" to PDFs and sent to my iPad. Some people complain about the size of the 12 inch iPad, but it's much easier to travel with than multiple 1000-page printouts.

And it's pretty good for surfing too!
 

rowspaxe

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Jan 29, 2010
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...I just don't understand why more apps aren't getting support.
The answer is IOS limitations, no pointing fuctionality, no convenient external data solution. I ask, what highend applications do you want to run with these limitations?
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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What's the difference and how do I do side by side?
The most obvious difference is you can use two apps at the same time.
To do it, touch the centre point of the left edge of slide-over app, wait until there is a line showing up, and drag it. You will notice that line moves with your finger. Adjust that line or just leave it at the centre of screen, which is default behaviour, then leave your finger away from that line.
Now, you can use two apps side by side.
 

DiamonDecoden

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May 26, 2011
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I agree this and the iPhone 6 Plus... Finally a larger phone. So, you don't have to read tiny text on a small screen. Actually I wouldn't mind a iPad Mini sized phone that would be my ultimate portable phone / tablet. That and an iPad pro would be ideal setup for me.
 
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DNichter

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Apr 27, 2015
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I see advantages, but just not enough app support. Most apps are not optimized for the screen and look pretty terrible. I couldn't deal with this and had to return.
 

jamesrick80

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I see advantages, but just not enough app support. Most apps are not optimized for the screen and look pretty terrible. I couldn't deal with this and had to return.
The apps I use are very nice and scale nicely to the resolution...many apps have updated to support the 12.9 pro's higher resolution.
 

DNichter

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Apr 27, 2015
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The apps I use are very nice and scale nicely to the resolution...many apps have updated to support the 12.9 pro's higher resolution.

Maybe it is different now, but it wasn't this way a month ago. Popular apps such as Facebook and Flipboard weren't updated and many that I use likely will never be. I am a bit particular about this stuff, so maybe it is just me. I hope the developer market for the 12.9 changes, but I just don't see it happening.
 

GrindedDown

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Jun 4, 2009
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Maybe it is different now, but it wasn't this way a month ago. Popular apps such as Facebook and Flipboard weren't updated and many that I use likely will never be. I am a bit particular about this stuff, so maybe it is just me. I hope the developer market for the 12.9 changes, but I just don't see it happening.

To be fair, facebook has been one of the slowest to adopt to different screen sizes for iDevices. It took them what felt like ages to optimize for the 6 plus. Same with other generation ipads like the 3 with retina.

I can see the developer market changing a good deal, but not in that developers and studios/companies that develop for smartphones will suddenly adopt the pro as a standard. Rather new developers will come in and develop some awesome stuff that was built from the ground up for the pro series. Its already starting to happen.

One of my favorites is shapr3d. They built a ground up 3d design app meant for the pro that works awesomely with the apple pencil. Even if your not into 3d design you should try it out as a demo (its rather easy to use)

One other that is supposed to be released late this year possibly early next year are the affinity photo and designer apps. Having seen the demos it looks like they are working on what could end up being the killer app(s) for the ipad pro lineup.
 
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