Those who are upgrading- 11 inch or 12.9?

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Which model will you buy?

  1. 11 inch iPad Pro

    82 vote(s)
    52.9%
  2. 12.9 inch iPad pro

    73 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

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    for those who will be upgrading their iPad pros which size are you going with?

    WiFi? Or WiFi and cellular?
     
  2. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    12.9 WiFi cellular. Thought about the smaller version but why get the worst of both worlds. Go big. Wait for a new mini or make do with my X and kindle like I do now.
     
  3. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    You need an option for "can't decide". For me, it's going to depend on two things: price and size. I have NEVER bought the larger Pro, but if they're shrinking everything down where there's no bezel, I could easily be tempted. I feel like a 12.9" iPad Pro with virtually no bezels would be only a little bigger than the current form factor 10.5" iPad Pro. Obviously there will still be a noticeable difference in size, but it wouldn't be nearly as dramatic and could make the 12.9" model much easier to use in tablet mode. (aka when I'm in bed reading or watching video)

    I'm in wait and see mode. I have always gone with the smaller model for portability and something tells me I will be doing that again this time.
     
  4. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    1” longer 0.5 inch wider than the current 10.5 if the rumors are true.
     
  5. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Really? Might go 12.9 then

    As my thinking the 6.5 inch X plus I can use as my device in bed and on the sofa
     
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  7. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    They do exist
     
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  9. allonym macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure 11 but I'll probably wait and see what they're like in person rather than preordering. Alternatively, I might mock something up with cardboard :)
     
  10. ericwn macrumors 68020

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    As most of the time, it’s guesswork still. I base my decisions on reviews and my own impressions once a product is released. That’s what I wanted to bring across. I don’t see the point of guessing what I might buy - because in the real world I might still change my mind.
     
  11. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Smaller one, most like. I would appreciate a 512GB-1TB replacement for my 256GB iPP 9.7. Even with reduced bezels, I don't believe the 12.9 would fit in my purses - the iPad 2-4 don't fit hence the reason I originally wanted a Mini.

    To be honest though, I have absolutely no performance complaints with the iPP 9.7. Even the 256GB storage is sufficient ever since I got a 512GB iPP 12.9 and could separate duties between the two.
     
  12. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    Btw what’s availability Like on iPads when they’re revealed? I’ve never bought one early. Plenty of stock if I decide to wait a few days for reviews or is it like an iPhone launch where you need your finger on the trigger during the keynote.

    How about accessories like the keyboard pencil and leather cases? Also typically released at the same time? I’ve got a very narrow window oct 10 to 20 and if I can’t get it shipped to me during that time I’m SOL til March.
     
  13. cwerdna macrumors 6502

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    I'm not upgrading but awhile back I did upgrade from iPad Air wi-fi only to 10.5" Pro wi-fi only.

    I had no interest in the 12.9" as they're been too big and heavy (to me). I also have no interest in paying extra for one w/cellular.

    (At work, I have some of the 10.5" Pro and 12.9" Pro, besides a ton of other iOS devices, all for work reasons.)
     
  14. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Normally a lot better than iPhones for sure.

    I don’t think it will be an issue getting one on launch. Suppose depends on the model and the size.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Reference the Bolded, I would disagree. Because when the 2017 iPad Pros launched in June, there was a heavy constraint for both Wi-Fi and cellular models, where some were not even able to get theirs until August of that year. It depends on what color and storage seemingly are the most popular, especially if there’s a new 11 inch iPad _and_ Face ID implementation.
     
  16. profets macrumors 601

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    I’m likely going to go with the 11” (coming from a current 12.9” Pro).
     
  17. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    Ack. I'll go with the assumption that the 11" is usually going to sell more. And then perhaps go with the large capacity 12.9. Ultimately whichever one I can get, tbh, as long as it's 12.9
     
  18. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Yeah 12.9 likely easier to get..

    Voting looks rather even so far on here
     
  19. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    This forum seems a bit premature we still don’t know what these products actually are or how the different sizes will feel to hold etc.
     
  20. DNichter macrumors G3

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    11 inch WiFi for me. I need the best combination of desk use and mobile. I always found the 12.9 to be a little too big and heavy for that. If they are able to significantly reduce the footprint and weight though, it's going to make it a very tough choice for me.
     
  21. profets macrumors 601

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    These are my thoughts as well. I've been using the 12.9" for the past year or so and it's never really felt ideal as a tablet for simple browsing and media playback. My previous 9.7" I would use much more frequently in portrait and while on the couch or walking around the house.
     
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    Weren't there rumors that the 12.9 was not getting the X-like redesign? I feel like that would be very odd for Apple to pull.
     
  23. Kiimora macrumors 6502a

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    WiFi as always; retaining current Smart Cover & Vaja Sleeve hence 11inch.
     
  24. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    I’m seeing people saying the 12.9” is heavy or unwieldy - again we don’t know if the 3rd gen will address either of those ...
     
  25. wulfin, Aug 31, 2018
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    I'm upgrading from an Air 2 .. so I will be looking at 11" wifi. I will probably be waiting for the refurbs to come out to try to save $100 or so though.
     

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