Thinking about getting a iPad 10.5 the new will be out soon.

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  1. TAJones99, Mar 26, 2018
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    I had all kinds of iPads in the past, my last one was the 1 gen 12.9 pro, I had to sell all my Apple products and other things I had. Now I have my iPhone X and Macbook Pro Retina and I know its a matter of time before I add a iPad Pro.

    I have seen some very good deals for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5 and its a very nice device, I really don't care to have the 12.9 iPad anymore its just to big and thats what I have my Macbook Pro for.

    I think the 2018 iPad Pro will more than likely have the all screen and just face ID plus a new version of the A11 Bionic chipset or A12.

    So its save money or get the latest and greatest and well all know how well the iPad with time.
     
  2. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Get the old one...save your money.....glorified mobile os is all I have to say......
     
  3. Macalicious2011 macrumors 6502a

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    If you really want to get a good deal buy a used one.

    Within hours of Tim Cook unveiling the updated Pro countless of near-new condition 10.5 models will be dumped on eBay at stupid prices.
     
  4. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, if I had a fairly new MacBook Pro to do my heavy lifting, I’d probably just get the regular 9.7” iPad. Unless you plan to get a keyboard and/or Apple Pencil, there’s not really enough advantage of the Pro over the regular one if you are just using it for content consumption.

    I have the 10.5, but it’s my main computer and I don’t have a PC or Mac, so the extra speed and memory is needed for certain tasks. If I was only watching video, browsing the web, and reading email, the 9.7 would be just fine.
     
  5. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    True there's nothing wrong with saving money, I seen refub one for $487.
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    Your right because the only real big difference is gonna be the might be the screen.
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    I have a few computers and tablets I'm just a fan of them all, I have a rMBP 15 and the iPhone X, so I might not need the the new one, I might just wait for the new to drop and get the 10.5 for cheap.
     
  6. DNichter macrumors 604

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    Depends if you prefer a home button or no home button. The 10.5 is a great device, it became my only computer aside from my iPhone in 2017. I don't see myself moving back to the desktop paradigm anytime soon.
     
  7. Falhófnir macrumors 68030

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    Well, could be June at WWDC, could be in the latter half of the year, there's even precedent it might not happen until next year. I guess really it depends on if you'd rather 'have it now' or wait up to a year (though odds are it will be less, and could be as soon as 3 months) for a redesigned bezelless 11" model. I wouldn't wait for a spec upgrade of the current models, they are already insanely overpowered for what you can do with them.
     
  8. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont know if I'll like Face ID on a iPad, I like the home button, but I have gotten use to Face ID on my iPhone X. I have a Alienware desktop office set up.
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    It's definitely worth checking out what they will talk about at WWDC before I buy.
     
  9. DNichter macrumors 604

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    If you have adjusted and like it on the X, I think it will be similar/better on the iPad. You can't go wrong with the 10.5 either though.
     
  10. Macalicious2011, Mar 27, 2018
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    The home button doesn't bother me. It's quicker than a four finger swipe. Furthermore my 19 month old daughter loves using the button for returning to the homepage.

    It's a keeper.
     
  11. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Looks like there will be a new iPad Pro today. Currently it says “New” next to the iPad Pro tab on Apple.com. Of course, you can’t get to the page yet...
     
  12. JPack macrumors 68040

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    No, the page simply hasn't been updated yet. The only new iPad is the A10 with Pencil support.
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Why would there be a “New” tag for iPad Pro then? The new iPad announced is not a Pro.

    May just be an error on Apple’s part, or they may just update the internals on the Pro and call it a day.
     

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    Only the back end (Store) has been taken down.

    The product pages haven't been updated yet. It still shows the iPad (2017) for $329. And I don't think it would make sense to announce new iPad Pro without a live stream at an educational event.
     
  15. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Never denied that. And it looks like it was a mistake. The “new” label has disappeared from the iPad Pro, and is now over the regular iPad.
     
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    It wasn't a mistake, you were simply looking at the old page while it was being updated. The "New" label has been on the iPad Pro since June 2017 when Apple launched the 10.5" and 12.9" iPad Pro. The label now moves to the iPad (2018).
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Well then I’m doubling down on it being a “mistake,” for different reasons. :D
     
  18. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea that one is just a iPad not iPad Pro
     
  19. Macalicious2011 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing worth while waiting for is the prospect of a 4k display. Compared with my phone and TV, the iPad screen lack detail and immersion when watching netflix or 4k YouTube videos.
     
  20. phillytim macrumors 65816

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    The 2018 iPad is a great deal, but here's a question:

    Considering the screen dimensions are now outdated (if we consider that the 2018 iPad Pro will have the new dimensions of the iPhone X style screen), do you expect that iPad apps will eventually be letterboxed on this older-style screen?
     
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    Well it sure seems like you have experience with glorified mobile OS's...

     
  22. TAJones99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree there should be a 4K iPad Pro with HDR
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    This New iPad is very out of date to be called New, even if there main goal is for kids.
     
  23. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    Yet I can do more with each one that you underlined than I can with iOS and Chrome OS is not a mobile OS. thanks.......FYI:rolleyes:

    I wouldn’t comment if I didn’t have any experience........so thanks for pointing nothing meaningful out.
     
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    I didn’t mean to insult or anything.

    I just thought it was funny you essentially say a mobile OS is not worth full price, but yet you own several devices that have an OS that’s comparable to iOS. It’s not like ChromeOS is as useful as macOS or Windows.

    Different devices for different use cases I guess. That’s fine, I applaud the fact that you use so many different brands!
     

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