Upgrading - iPad Air 1 to iPad Pro 10.5"

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  1. theredensign macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Has anyone upgraded from the iPad Air 1 to the new iPad Pro 10.5"?

    If so, would you say that it was worth it? Is the boost in performance considerably noticeable?

    I ask as I notice that my iPad Air 1 seems to lag and behave in quite an 'un-Apple' like way in terms of performance. It is quite disappointing given that I've only had the tablet for 3 years and since updating to iOS 10, the iPad's performance became quite slow and juddery. In addition, background apps regularly re-load and will not retain specific pages.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated as the iPad Pro is expensive, but I would be willing to upgrade if it is a solid and somewhat future-proof option.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    iPad Pro 10.5" is a beast. You'll even notice a huge difference upgrading from the last gen iPad Pro.

    Honestly it's a complete killer when it comes to performance and that 120Hz screen makes such a difference. It's leaps and bounds above any other tablet.
     
  3. theredensign thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply!
     
  4. AidenL macrumors 6502

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    I've done it, and it's noticeably faster opening apps.

    The screen is much better also.

    The screen size is just really good too.
     
  5. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    Do it
    * Amazing display
    * Amazing performance
    * Amazing battery life
    * Amazing Pencil
    * Amazing speakers
     
  6. theredensign thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your replies!

    Aiden - With regards to the iPad Air 1, did you have the same issues that I have with poor performance on iOS 10?
     
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030

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    I loved the iPad Air 1, but never could get used to that thumpy hollow sound when I tapped on the screen. I thought it was odd, even before I knew why it was happening. The fully laminated display on the 10.5 will blow you away.
     
  8. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    I think its cool sounds like drums
     
  9. SB-MBP macrumors 6502

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    If the iPad Air ran iOS 10 poorly.. does that mean my Air 2 is going to be slow on iOS 11?! Noooooooo
     
  10. gobikerider macrumors 68000

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    No from initial beta, my impressions from what Ive seen is that iOS 11 on the Air 2 and newer devices will be smoother then iOS 10 was. At worst its going to be equal to iOS 10 performance which is perfectly awesome.
     
  11. SB-MBP macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, sometimes I'm amazed how old this iPad is.. 3 years old. Performing better than previous iOS devices did from day one!

    This is why I love the iPad and I feel Apple has blessed us by taking it so serious in iOS11+
     
  12. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    I have the iPad Air 1 and just bought the new 10.5. It's so much smoother. The iPad Air is still ok but compared to the new one, there isn't really any comparison. The huge CPU/gpu increase and the ram increase, 120hz display makes the whole experience so much better. I'll keep the air as the secondary ipad. I still have the original ipad 2 still attached to a charger, might be dead by now, gotta check it.
     
  13. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    Yeah, my Air isn't what it used to be either since I've been on iOS 10. I think the lack of RAM is getting to it. I am also jailbroken though with some tweaks, so that's probably adding to that. The iPad 2 to the Air was a huge upgrade for me, but this has 120hz, 4 speakers, new home button, and a whole bunch of stuff compared to the iPad 2 to Air upgrade.

    Planning on getting the 10.5" next month (or on a good deal sooner) myself!
     
  14. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    I just updated my Air1 to iOS10 last week. I came from 7.

    It's a whole new device, stable and running much better.

    It will be hard to give up as a second device when my12.9 gets here probably next week.

    My kids have the 9.7 pro and it rans heads above this one!
     
  15. InvalidBassist macrumors regular

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    I haven't experienced any issues with iOS 10, but I can say that the 2nd Beta of iOS 11 tanks the experience. It's still early, so plan on improvements.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    And this is why iOS Bonds so well with the iPad , is improves the performance and efficiency of the iPad, which is why a lot of iPad users tend not to upgrade annually, it's because the iPads are so strong and the last well past their lifespan.
     
  17. AidenL macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I had quite a bit of reloading pages in Safari, and when scrolling down, I used have to wait for the page to load a lot.

    Also typing could be laggy at times. Even deleting text might lag.
     
  18. Sunshoopa macrumors regular

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    Usually what I get when using Safari. I do 99% of my browsing the internet with the iPad so I want a good experience. I hear the newer ones rarely reload tabs and stuff even with the 2 GB of RAM, so I can't imagine with 4 GB.

    For those who have it, how is the reloading tabs on Safari on the 10.5"? Can you switch between 4-5 without reloading? I usually can't do more than a max of 3 depending on the page.
     
  19. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    Is this even a question? iPad 1 to iPad Pro 10.5 is huge... and when iOS 11 comes out you'll have full power to run as intended.
     

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