iPad Pro The iPad Pro

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  1. themkook, Sep 9, 2015
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    themkook macrumors newbie

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    Massive at 12.9", heavier and thicker than the previous Air, with a stylus.

    Good idea? Bad idea? Will you be buying?

    Is it really a "desktop computer" replacement?

    Base price is $799 for the 32GB model (wi-fi only), the pencil is $99, the Smart Keyboard is $169.
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G3

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    tbh...I am very tempted to get this. It all depends on the price now. I already have an iPad Air 2 though......
     
  3. 3rdiguy, Sep 9, 2015
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    Seems like it would be good for professionals and a lot of other people. The  pencil is a bad ass device too. I will still get a MacBook for full capabilities. iPad Pro= too much iPad and not enough Mac.
     
  4. tbayrgs, Sep 9, 2015
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    tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Definitely has my attention, even potentially as a replacement for my MBP. :eek: (Would still have a office desktop, can't replace EVERY functionality of a full PC, but a great majority of my everyday tasks).

    And as much I'm intrigued for my own use, really excited about how my kids could use it.

    UPDATE: Just saw the pricing...OUCH! Starting with 32GB at that price is not very 'customer friendly', to be diplomatic. Price tag for a 128GB model with both Pencil and keyboard is $1217! :(
     
  5. noles1983 macrumors regular

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    not really impressed, i would like a full desktop operating system
     
  6. jamezr macrumors G3

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    My
    My 7 year old would love love this. I am seriously thinking about getting one.
     
  7. sqa4life macrumors regular

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    I am sold. Going to sell my MBP and get this 128gb iPad pro.
     
  8. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    No 16 GB model? No way I'm not getting it. I shouldn't have to pay extra for stage I don't need. Should have a 16 GB model for $699!
     
  9. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    I might...really have to see how truly capable it is but I'd end up with some cash in my pocket. Hmmm....
     
  10. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Maybe....factor in the keyboard cover and pencil too....
     
  11. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    I'm definitely going to buy one. It will be nice to finally be able to read full page PDFs at a proper size. And $799 seems to be an OK price too, compared to $499 for the iPad Air 2. And you get 32GB, which is perfect for me.
     
  12. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    Its a beast but I would have like a more MS Surface like experience. But I guess they didnt want to do that since that may cut into the Macbook sales.
     
  13. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    My MPB is a near loaded 15" so yes, I'll be coming out a little ahead. ;)
     
  14. sracer macrumors 603

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    I had low expectations for the iPad Pro, but this announcement fell short of those expectations. :(

    Disappointment #1: No support for pointing devices (mice/trackpads)

    Disappointment #2: $940 for 128GB

    Disappointment #3: price of the peripherals: $99 pencil, $170 keyboard.
     
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    I'm thinking it will only have 2gb of ram. Wish it had more than 10 hours battery life.
     
  17. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    It appears they've done a decent job translating pen strokes to the iPad, and I would love to use one for illustration work, but I won't because it's IOS, and all my professional tools are OSX. It will take a lot to get me to replace my Wacom Cintiq. Also, a $100 pencil?

    No thanks, Apple. I'm good.

    EDIT: As for the mobile capability: yes it would be nice to illustrate away from the office, that's why I have sketchbooks, pencils, pens and brushes. We artists love our gear.
     
  18. auzzuro macrumors regular

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    hi if i buy the apple pencil and after using it is there a place to put it on the ipad something like samsung note
     
  19. Will0827 macrumors regular

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    Aside from the fact that this device will allow for better iPad apps, there is no reason to get this over a Retina Macbook, unless you must have a touch screen.
     
  20. mackinmike macrumors 6502

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    No thanks. Pricing is insane.. Surface pro 3 is a full fledged computer so why get a gimped ipad?
     
  21. AFEPPL macrumors 68020

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    Yet another me too product from apple.
    Does it have a MS logo on the back?
     
  22. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I admit I was very "meh" about the Pro, it does sound cool, and I like the features and multiple speakers it has. The size and price are killer though. I sold my iPad Air 2, but now I might buy it again (especially with all the sales going on.) The pro is too pricey and the size might be too much. I would have been fine if Apple just silently updated the Air 3.
    I guess I'll wait and see more images.
     
  23. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Not buying - way too expensive.

    and you still need iTunes on a laptop o_O
     
  24. rdcrds macrumors regular

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    Well i was going to let my Gran kid keep my Ipad air 2 but even with me being middle class not poor but not a 100K a year earner this price is a huge jump. Last year during Black Friday i got the Ipad air 2 on a ebay deal that sold out fast for 599$ with 128GB now if i could get this for 799$ with that much space that is 1 thing but almost a grand? and if you want the keyboard and pencil you are looking at 1200 plus? this is a tablet. For 1200 you can get a very nice unit that will do more then this. Ipad prices do not seem to drop much so i guess get it BLACK FRIDAY if you want one cause last year after Black Friday the Ipad air 2 went back up and as of the other day it was still selling for more then it was on BF. I wish Sprint who is my crappy provider would offer this with a good discount with a 2 year upgrade. I will have a 2 year upgrade to use soon but they mark them up so much there is no savings.
     
  25. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I love it, personally. Everything about the presentation resonated with me. The iPad is one of my favorite products ever, and I love the large format touch screen. An even larger screen, with the new iOS, and a stylus, is pretty much exactly what I wanted. Very excited and a day 1 buy for me.
     

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