Upgrade 1st Gen 12.9" now?

Adelphos33

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It's looking more and more likely that there won't be iPad Pros until spring/summer next year... My current iPad is working fine, but I'd like pro motion and the improved camera over the next year or so. I'm fine on storage and processing power. Should I buy the latest 12.9" now, or wait another year? What are others in this situation doing?
 

ericwn

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I personally don‘t see enough value in the features you mention. My first generation Pro is plenty powerful and will serve me a good while longer still.

Apple has a generous return policy - if you can swing it, get the iPad and try it out for two weeks to see if the changes justify the extra money. If not, return the iPad and use what your have.
 
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Ghost31

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As someone that moved from a first gen 12.9 to a 2nd, don’t do it man. The changes are totally not worth. It’s a cool “hey that’s nice” set of features but not worth getting a whole new device for. Trust me
 
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robertpetry

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It's looking more and more likely that there won't be iPad Pros until spring/summer next year...
Wow. Next summer? I have been following all the threads on this topic and I would bet my house that you are incorrect about that. Next summer? A year from now? No way Apple waits that long.

My belief from the processor leaks is that they will be announced in October, right after iOS 12 is released.
 
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xraydoc

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The battery on my 1st gen 12.9” iPP is getting pretty bad. If there’s no new iPP this summer, I may replace it with a 10.5” model now and buy a new 12.9” (or equivalent) in another 18 months.

Really hoping there’s a new one coming soon.
 
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