Those with iPad Pro and iPad Air 1/2, which are you using more?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Aluminum213, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    Those with both an iPad Pro and iPad Air 1/2, are you switching between the two? are you thinking about selling one of them?
  2. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I haven't picked up my Air 2 in a couple of days. I've played with the idea of selling it, but I think that in the long run I will probably want to use it again if only as an eReader. Ultimately I guess I'm just really not sure yet, because for everything else I'd rather use the Pro right now.
  3. ZMRoach macrumors regular


    Sep 4, 2007
    I've been on and off again. I bring the Air 2 with me places and leave the Pro at home. This pattern will likely continue since the Air 2 is just so much more portable, even if it feels comically small (odd to say) after using the Pro.
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    The Air 2 for me, I ended up returning my pro because I just didn't use it. Mainly because the apps I had were just blown up, and the experience was worse on those apps without the optimized keyboard.
  5. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    Right now I am using the ipad pro more - but it mostly because I am still deciding on whether I am keeping it or not and I am using it in place of the air and my laptop deliberately
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Haven't used Air 2 since, it will be gifted soon.
  7. mkitchen macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    I am going to sell off or give my air 1 away. I used to carry an iPad Air 1 and an older MacBook Air 11" to work every day. My iPad pro is replacing both.

    Picking up the air feels small... Albeit lighter. I will gladly accept the slightly greater heft for the larger screen size. The size does not bother me with lounging.
  8. nylon macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2004
    I'm currently testing out the Pro so have put my Air 2 to the side. The screen on the Pro is engrossing but if they could get the weight down a little more it would be perfect. I wonder how much the metal case of the Pro weighs and if it would have made any difference if they had gone with carbon fibre (not CFRP) as a material (just a thought exercise not factoring in cost).
  9. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    Using the iPP and have the iPad 4 in a drawer until day 12 of the 14 day return period is up. Popped in to my local Apple Store today and tried the split screen features (which are a novelty to me coming from an iPad 4) on an iPad Air 2. It seemed very small, but the weight and extra portability has me thinking of moving to that! Although I know I'd miss the pencil.
  10. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    using ipp most of the time since 11/11, not think of selling air 2 its also a useful device plus air 2 is gold color and ipp is space grey.
  11. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    From my use with the iPad pro at the store, it seems like you can't practically type with the thing without keyboard, defeating much of the magic of having a tablet in the first place
  12. Pspressart macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2012
    While I do not have my iPad Pro yet (it will be a present from Santa), I thought hard and long about using it versus the Air 2, which I have now. My present from Santa will include the smart keyboard. I have a Zagg Slimcase keyboard with my Air 2, but I dislike the Bluetooth lag (when first beginning to type). The smart keyboard won't have that lag, because of its connection to the IPP.
    I am a senior citizen. Having the larger display for video and other app presentations is important. The fact that the display size is equivalent to two Air 2s side by side makes split screen very appealing because I will also use the IPP for work. There are several apps (Logemein is one), which will benefit from the larger display.
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Funny you should say that. Have been looking at iPad Pro at the store, and to me, the on-screen keyboard in landscape looks very usable. Can't tell for sure, of course, unless I actually buy one and bring it home to try.
  14. Mystro, Nov 18, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2015

    Mystro macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2011
    Pro almost exclusively. My Air 2 sits on a stand by my bed for siri comands, music, and simple tasks. The Pro goes everywhere with me.
  15. Mystro macrumors 6502


    Apr 16, 2011
    The Pro has practically a full size keyboard. It's by far the easiest keyboard tablet to really use. I will not be buying a separate keyboard.

  16. veryangrybirds macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2011
    Completely abandoned my Air 2. !00% on the Ipad Pro and loving it ... plus I already transferred my unlimited AT&T data plan so the Air 2 is pretty much useless for me lol ;)
  17. Mike B in ok macrumors member

    Mike B in ok

    Sep 15, 2015
    I am selling my Air 2. I dont see a reason to have both. I upgraded my iPad Mini 2 to an iPad Mini 4, and will use that for travel and casual stuff around the house.
  18. turbineseaplane macrumors 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    That's how I knew to take my IPP back. After a full weekend (4 days) with the IPP around, come couch time on day 5 I was just grabbing for my Air 2 constantly as it was always the more convenient grab and go or grab and check something or grab and do something device.

    The IPP definitely requires a different primary use case than the other iPads have.
  19. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    try holding it or resting it on your lap like many do with an iPad and try to use the on screen keyboard with the iPad Pro lol
  20. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    Why? I do this all the time and it works fine. Better than the iPad 2. I'm still deciding on the Pro, to me its biggest flaw is I don't like reading books on it as much as on the Air 2. But the onscreen keyboard is great. And the reading webpages in portrait mode is fantastic along with videos or music, best speakers ever for an iPad.
  21. LunaC macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    When I did the Air2/Mini2 combo, I found the only practical advantage advantage of the Air2 was for note taking and I returned in wait for iPP. Now that I have iPP/Mini4 I have the issue of there being little reason to use the iPP over my loaded rMBP13 except for the pencil (still waiting on) and apps that I don't have on OS X.

    For travel and go everywhere use, the mini wins for me. I expect that as apps are updated, the extra real-estate of the iPP will start to have a clearer advantage for productivity on the go.
  22. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    I have an Air2 and a Pro and I'm definitely using the Pro more. I'll probably give away my Air2 (to someone I know, not randomly on the forum before someone shouts "me! me! pick me!" :p ).
  23. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
    I'm using my Pro the most, but I still use my Air and Mini as well. They all have different uses around the house and beyond. I like using the Mini with Logic and as an e-reader. The Air I use for some movies and as a controller for my home entertainment system. The Pro is the one I use most often for web browsing, email, video, and some music production. I thought I'd ditch the smaller ones when I got the Pro, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how versatile they are.
  24. Aluminum213 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    when I travel, unless I need to use Office, I take my iPad Air 2 with me, I'm not sure how changes with an iPad Pro because of its massive size and need for keyboard

    I'm thinking the dream tablet is the iPad Air 3 with pen support, the pen is the one thing I wanted the most with an iPad because I HATE HATE the latency of using a stylus with the iPad Air 2
  25. LunaC macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2011
    Very much agreed but use the mini more traveling (assuming you mean flight) as it will fit in coat pockets. Pencil on the Air would be ideal, Ive tried every bt stylus and never feel satisfied.

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