iPad Torn! Ipad Air 2 or wait for rumored iPad Pro

KG5429

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I currently have an iPad Air but only 16g. I really need at least at 64g as I cannot even update my software as I only have 1GB left and needless to say I have very little apps downloaded as it is. I had hoped for at least an announcement on the iPad Pro to come next year with the watch release but obviously we got nothing! To get the iPad Air 2 or wait and see if a iPad Pro will ever come?
 

Rafterman

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There's little evidence that a "pro" version will even exist.
 
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ucfgrad93

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Since your current iPad is almost full, can you use it for several more months until the Pro is announced (if it ever is announced)?
 

KG5429

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I could obviously get by I would just hate to "deal with it" for another 6 months only to find out nothing happened. I think I am just going to get the air 2 and see what happens in 6 months.
 

Quattro7

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If you're annoyed by the lack of storage of your Air, and you've got the funds to buy the Air 2, I would do that.

You don't know when the Pro will be announced (if it's announced), it can be this spring, it could be next year, or even later. I know I'm not patient enough to wait a year :D .
 

coolfilmaker

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I'm pretty sure that the iPad Pro won't be announced until the summer, at the earliest. They aren't going to release a new product at any time within a few months of the Apple Watch.
 

iphone5att64

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Buy iPad Air 2 during the holiday return policy dates. I think it starts on or after 10/30 according to previous years. You can return it next year if there are any rumors of Pro.
 

betabeta

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Just buy the new Air and then sell it when the pro comes out, who knows you may not even like the pro.

The pro which probably will be called the plus is close to going into production but they are so backed up with iPhone orders they pushed it off to early next year. Also they know they can sell more Airs if they waited.

So at the earliest it will come in April, and like others stated maybe even summer, I wouldn't be surprised if it got pushed to fall.

The 3x iPad assets found in iOS 8.1 pretty much prove it's pretty far along, even past testing, 3x would peg a resolution for 12.9 at 3072x2304 about 300 ppi and new Images of 2gb memory are for the Pro.
 

Xeyad

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Waiting for an unannounced product? How long will you wait? What if it never comes? What if it doesn't come until late next year? What if it actually comes soon but you don't like it? All these questions should be enough to let you know that the iPad "PRO" is still more dream than reality. You don't want to wait too much and in no time rumors will be talking about iPad Air 3.

Get the iPad Air 2 now ;)
 

mashinhead

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I could totally be wrong but I think an iPad pro would be quite big and not very portable. It makes sense to make one, more for commercial purposes than personal ones or in home screens like house controls, etc. More stationary uses. Which might be their market for that.
 

Nismo73

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Now puzzled as to what CPU they would use since we now know that it's not appearing until maybe spring '15 earliest. Starting to think iPad Pro / new retina Macbook Air is just the same device. This puts a more defined difference between the Macbook Pro.

Plus the iPad Air is quickly catching up to the capabilities of what an Air can do power wise. Software is still a different story (at this time).
 

sracer

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I currently have an iPad Air but only 16g. I really need at least at 64g as I cannot even update my software as I only have 1GB left and needless to say I have very little apps downloaded as it is. I had hoped for at least an announcement on the iPad Pro to come next year with the watch release but obviously we got nothing! To get the iPad Air 2 or wait and see if a iPad Pro will ever come?
I'd recommend waiting. Even if no iPad Pro appears, you will have given Apple time to iron out the manufacturing kinks with the Air 2.

Except for the original iPad, I have found that waiting 3 months or so after availability of the new gen helps to cut down on the probability of receiving a unit with an issue.
 

Paddle1

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I currently have an iPad Air but only 16g. I really need at least at 64g as I cannot even update my software as I only have 1GB left and needless to say I have very little apps downloaded as it is. I had hoped for at least an announcement on the iPad Pro to come next year with the watch release but obviously we got nothing! To get the iPad Air 2 or wait and see if a iPad Pro will ever come?
Update through iTunes if you can.
 

MacDarcy

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Yeah, go ahead and get the air 2 now. The fact that it got the A8X chip makes me think this is what all the rumor sites were talking about. If a "pro" 12.9" ipad comes out, I doubt it will be before next Sept/Oct 2015. If you can wait that long for a product that may or may not exist, go for it. But it sounds like you can't even wait 6 months, so just plunk your $ down for the air 2 now. I think you will be happy you did.