the new 11'" is a huge downgrade from 10.5 here's why

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dan9700, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. dan9700, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018

    dan9700 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2015
    I was wrong, I have spent more time with it and wanna change this thread
  2. AceFernalld macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2008
    Man you really are bummed about the extra couple mm on the 11” side bezels. I think it’s an awesome upgrade.
  3. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
  4. Jimx26 macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2018
    Can’t agree with any of the bits I could read.

    The bezels are a teeny bit bigger on the sides, “way” thicker is hyperbole. Overall they are a lot smaller as they have squeezed in a bigger screen in the same footprint. It looks far more aesthetically pleasing with uniform bezels. How you can say it looks slicker with those chins is beyond me!
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Right.... so return it

    None of this is news really? The bezel thing is obvious in every picture. FaceID vs TouchID isn’t a surprise, this is known from the X vs 8. The pencil isn’t a surprise as they announced how it charges and attaches in the event. Speed isn’t a surprise either. So all in all, I don’t actually understand why you bought one?

    Can’t blame Apple for your poor choices or bad research.
  6. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Stop trying to justify your decision to return it and just get it over with. You don’t need us to validate your decision.

    Personally I think it looks far better in every way.
    - the screen seems brighter
    - the uniform bezels and larger screen in the same sized body are exactly what I wanted
    - the USB-C port is a great bonus
    - the keyboard folio is much better with its two positions
    - the squared sides look refreshing and new
    - the faster processor means it will stay fast longer with future software updates
    - the new Apple Pencil and its charging method are also better in every way

    Overall couldn’t be happier with it
  7. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816


    Oct 8, 2011
    Thanks for confirming my purchase bro. This is great insight that I needed to hear. Especially the folio talk. A lot of people chose the 12.9 so this is great as someone who went 11
  8. JOEBETA macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    New York
    Wow, things get crazy around here when a fellow poster gives his/hers honest opinion on an open forum.
  9. Amazontabletsftw, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018

    Amazontabletsftw macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2018
    If it's not a gift, get your money back! Save that cash for a better product.

    I'm waiting for a high quality 4k tablet to come out before I buy another tablet(i only use my tablets for browsing and movies). Hopefully, either Samsung or Sony comes through next year.
  10. rickeames macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
    It would be easier to answer if it where (a) readable and (b) in standard English.
  11. oarx macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2015
  12. Martyimac macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    I agree, that is probably the longest, single, run-on sentence I have ever run across.
  13. macdaddy1991 macrumors regular

    May 13, 2010
    I couldn’t read more than two lines of that before running out of breathe. Here’s a period OP “.” Use it!
  14. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    In defense of OP (his grammar is questionable but please have in mind English is not everyone’s first language) - yes, I believe that this new iPad has unnecessary compromises. It didn’t need to be thinner, yet it is - with hardware downgrades as a result. It could have better battery live, but it hasn’t. It didn’t need thinner bezels, yet... well you get the point.

    I think the 10.5 is still a solid purchase.
  15. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I love it. But I keep reaching for the home button on it. lol
  16. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    um, i went to the apple store and saw both the 10.5 and the 11. The 11 was not only more appealing, it was lighter and much easier to hold. It was shocking.

    In fact, the 10.5 ipad pro weights the same as the 12.9 new ipad pro (well thats how i felt it, not actually checked the values).
  17. SHKLMRE macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2013
    This is the second post I’ve seen about how much you hate the new iPad. Just return it and keep the 10.5. That’s clearly what you want.
  18. maxgts, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018

    maxgts macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2013
    Sunnyvale, CA
    I got my Xs on release day upgrading from my 4 year old iPhone 6. It's been more than a month and I'm still occasionally pressing a home button that doesn't exist. lol.
  19. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    That’s the longest run on sentence. Lol. Don’t worry OP is on the return plan. I believe this is the one who returns everything. =\
  20. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    It really is nicer to hold and feels much lighter, even though I know it's only slightly lighter. I think it's the squared off edges.
  21. GDF macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Really don't trust OP opinion, since everything is written all jumbled together. If you have a statement to make, at least write with correct punctuation and grammer or at least attempt too. So, will move on now. :)
  22. Bravia3d macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2013
    Dang man, I went with the 11in because I thought the 12.9 may be to big to carry around.
    My keyboard, pencil and iPad will arrive in a few weeks and you make me worried I might not like it.

    I have the 10.5 now and love it, but the performance and looks of the new iPads made me crazy to purchase it.
  23. darkgremio macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2011
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. This is some blantly obvious concerns, but I am sure the money Apple has spent in market research supports the general consensus that this iPad is a leap forward. In terms of power these tablets are made to be future proof to some degree. While Apple will eventually phase this iPad model out, I am sure they included this horse power for a particular reason. Only time will tell what Apple will do with iOS and the iPad...
    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2018 ---

    I throughly enjoy the 11 inch as opposed to the 10 inch. It feels tremendously lighter and better balanced. Unfortunately the Smart Keyboard cover is another story. I find it clunky and difficult to use other than a keyboard.
  24. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    Let's not spread mis-information here... From Apple's own website:

    12.9" (2018 model)
    Weight (Wi-Fi) 631 grams (1.39 pounds)

    11" (2018 Model)
    Weight (Wi-Fi) 468 grams (1.03 pounds)

    10.5" (2017 Model)
    Weight (Wi-Fi) 469 grams (1.03 pounds)

    So the 11" and 10.5" are the same weight. To me, having both, the older model actually feels sleeker and lighter, but that's just me. They're exactly the same weight (well 1 gm difference... ;) )

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