All iPads What is your opinion?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jurgenx, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Jurgenx macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2014
    I have an iPad Air, it's starting to show it's age. Battery life is fabulous.. but it's starting to slow way down. I would consider buying a Pro 9.7" but according to rumors the iPad may receive a radical redesign in 2018 (two more years is a while yes). According to benchmark tests, iPhone 7 is faster than iPad Pro (not upgrading to iPhone 7). And yes, speed matters to me, and I would love to have the split screen view along with a few other features as well. So my questions are, if Apple puts in an A10 Fusion chip with 64-architeture into their next iPad, would you upgrade from iPad Pro? Or would you wait until it for their radical redesign iPad with the chip what will be in it? What are your thoughts? :)
  2. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    From a Air idk I'm surprised you say it's getting way slow. What do you use it for. I know iOS can be alittle stutery but it shouldn't be slow to the point of feeling compelled to upgrade. Either way I've heard nothing of a radical redesign. I expect a A10X in fall or next Spring. If you must get that it'll be plenty of a upgrade. I have a Air 2 and it's still butter on iOS 10. Crazy that 3rd core coming in handy as well as the BEAST GPU
  3. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    If speed matters to you (to the point where you view the Air 1 as slowing "way down") then get the iPad Pro 9.7 now and when they update the iPad with a faster chip, then get that.

    I don't see how someone who places a high priority on speed and performance is willing to wait even longer than they already have for the NEXT iPad that might be 2 more years away. :confused:
  4. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    If I had an iPad Air I wouldn't update. But that isn't my situation.. Even when apple eventually changes the iPads I doubt I'll upgrade for as long as my iPad Pro is still working, I love this thing and am so glad I got rid of my MacBook.
    Assuming it's possible, The 9.7" has the same processor as the iPad Pro 12", I wouldn't put it passed apple to stop underclocking the A9 in the 9.7" with future OS updates which would keep it snappy and smooth. In any case, I don't think the A9 is going to be outdated as quickly as some of the predecessors. If I hadn't already bought the iPad Pro I would have by now.
  5. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Kennesaw, GA
    I'm on the fence of doing a trade in at Best Buy. Going from an iPad Air II, to an iPad Pro 9.7". Rather tempting, but, knowing Apple, in a minute they'll bloody release a newer iPad...
  6. gobikerider Suspended


    Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Since when would Apple radically introduce a new iPad. The have essentially perfected the design and I believe they will do yearly performance refreshes to keep them current with the phones but I don't expect some radical new design. Even if they remove the headphone jack the iPad is already so thin they couldn't make it thinner.
  7. Kal-037 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    It's true the iPhone 7 has a more powerful processor, and I originally wanted the iPP to get the new A10 processor, but after hearing and experiencing heat issues with the iPhone 7... and looking at the benchmarks it's not really mind-blowingly advanced that it makes the iPPs obsolete, (not in the slightest.) I also worry about the iPhone 7 heat problems in the future.
    The benchmarks for both the 12.9" and 9.7" are on par with single core scores of MBP 2015 (they are lower than the multi core scores,) but then are equal to 2013 MBPs in single and multi core, (that's beyond fast and powerful for a tablet.) If you absolutely NEED the fastest device though, you can wait until they announce a new iPad. But as it is, in day to day use you probably won't notice any real jump in speed between the iPad's A9X and the iPhone's A10 Fusion. Also if you keep waiting/wanting a faster iPad you'll wait forever as Apple will always update to a newer faster chip. They will also always have their iPhone as the king of their products.


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