iPad Pro What can the 2017 iPad Pro II do that the 2016 iPad Pro can't ?

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  1. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I'll be honest when I saw the 9.7" iPad Pro and all its features above and beyond that on the 12.9" I said to myself it's a must buy. The feature and value increase over the Air 2 was an order of magnitude. So now looms the iPad Pro 2.

    Ignoring, a faster CPU and more RAM, which are by default a given.

    Can we try and think of 1 or 2 features the 2017 iPad Pro 2 can possibly offer ?
     
  2. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    A new Apple Pencil with longer battery life (which may, or may not, be backwards compatible).

    Besides the CPU, RAM and maybe thinner, longer battery, smaller bezel (maybe), USB-C (BIG maybe), and some small display enhancements... I can't think of anything.

    Really, for me to consider a new iPad Pro, it would have to be something brand new and something we haven't though of. Maybe something to do with augmented reality.
     
  3. Math889 macrumors 65816

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    3D touch .upgraded Apple Pencil . better battery life . new colors .2gen touch ID ( the current Ipad Pro uses first gen Touch ID). A10X processor . Just it ..
     
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    The ability to spotlight search threads that already exits to the point of nauseam.
     
  5. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Why are you so keen on Touch ID you realize that it is less safe than a 4-digit pin
     
  6. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I would be tempted to buy if the rumored 10.5 inch with thinner bezels comes out. I would be even more tempted if it comes in Matte or Jet black with the fingerprint reader under the screen but that's probably hoping for too much for the next upgrade.
     
  7. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    What exactly does the 9.7 iPad Pro do more than the 12.9?
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    How is Touch ID any less safe than a PIN?
     
  9. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    The biggest thing seems to be the True Tone display. I've yet to see one in person but people rave about it.
     
  10. ChrisLTD macrumors member

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    It also has a better camera, IIRC.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    This is true about Tru-Tone display being exclusive to the 9.7 iPad Pro. However, you mentioned you yet to see anybody rave about it. Where I have seen most seem to appreciate it, is if those who experience eyesight issues or eyestrain.

    Mainly being the Pro has four ambient sensors that adapt to the color and intensity of the display in the environment in your in.

    Rumor is, Tru-Tone display is allegedly going to make its way to the iPhone as well. I also assume it will be used across the iPad Pro line eventually.
     
  12. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, you're not going to state as fact that the headphone jack gets removed anymore like you did in your previous iPad guess-thread before the new 2017 model showed up?
     
  13. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing indicates that he/ she is keen on anything, you were asking for feature differences. You got them.
     
  14. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I think you misread my post. I actually said I have yet to see the display in person, but people rave about it. I was meaning it must be good based on what everyone else who has seen it thinks.
     
  15. TheRealAlex thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It can be fooled. A court can force you to unlock with your finger print. But its much tougher to force you to give up a PIN.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I fully understand what you were saying. I was just indicating that I've seen quite a few forum members mentioned that it's rather nice feature for those have experienced it.
     
  17. EndersShadow macrumors newbie

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    Im a videographer so the only reason i would buy it would be for the ability to either use Higher end apps like after effects/motion / final cut or integrate the ipad more with macs so it feels as useful as a keyboard. Creation motion graphics with a touch screen would be in itself amazing. Then having a direct sync to a final cut project on the cloud...
     
  18. motulist macrumors 601

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    Updated pencil with additional features like a button, eraser, etc., faster CPU to run demanding apps, more capable iOS with more pro-level and flexible features.
     
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    The 2017 iPad Pro 2 can help in one thing for sure: Quell any iPad rumours for at least 6 months!
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    So you just mean in the legal sense? That's probably not a concern for most people. If you weigh risk vs gain, I would think that the convenience of Touch ID outweighs the likelihood of facing a court order to unlock their phone for most people.
     
  21. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    And the fact that after 12 hours (?) it forces you to type your pin-code. (Which isn't a pin-code but an alphanumerical sentence like password.)
     
  22. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    How is using the device the way it was intended fooling? It's like saying you fool a lock by letting somebody else unlock the door with a key.

    Besides, there's only a 12 hour window in between the criminal getting his iPad confiscated and the court order before the iPad or any other iOS device will require the passcode anyway.

    Nobody claims Touch ID is super secure, it's common knowledge that it's a convenience feature.
     
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    And if it really came down to it, all you would have to do is power off your device if you fear that you are going to be ordered to unlock it, as the PIN must be used upon restarting.
     
  24. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The iPad Pro needs to be more of a "crossover" product between the iPhone and Mac. The only advantages the iPad has over the iPhone is the Apple Pencil, keyboards, split view/slide over and PIP. For the average consumers such as myself, the iPad Pro (12.9) replaced my MacBook Pro, however sometimes I do wish we had a bluetooth option for Apple's Magic Mouse. Safari and many Apple's apps need an complete ground up overhaul tailored to a iPad rather then simply making the apps larger. While some may not like it, Microsoft's Surface product line up has gained the advantage with using full Windows OS V the iPad using iOS instead of MacOS.

    Hardware wise, the iPad Pro (12.9) is a monster. 2.4 Ghz Dual Core with 4GB of RAM. Perhaps Apple will use their A10X or A11X CPU to Quad Core with the same 4GB. The iPad Pro (9.7) does need to be on the same page. The 9.7 does show some "lag" slowdown" when using split view.
     
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