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So the latest 12 inch PRO (IPP12) had a nice increase in screen size, a generous increase of RAM , better CPU but expected... Seems like we are at the PEAK of evolution for the IPP12... Why would you buy the next evolution? For me:

Better Battery (charging and runtime)
Less Glare on screen
Better PPI Resolution equivalent or better than the iPhone. 4K cvs now are cheap enough why not the IPP12.

I own a iPad 4 128gb... And works just fine for what I do with it....
 
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The Game 161

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Dec 15, 2010
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Hard to say as the 12.9 pro does everything I need it to.

Battery level fe improvement and improved screen maybe? Even though it's more than good enough

Hard to improve on tablet tech to be honest..
 

masotime

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Plenty of ways to improve tablet tech
  • 1 month battery life with 10 minutes wireless charging time
  • 120Hz Full Color eInk display at 4K resolution (perfect clarity even in bright sunlight)
    • Multi-aspect ratio display! The tablet's "bezels" are seamless and the display fits whatever ratio works best.
  • Reduced thickness, foldable and rollable.
    • Tablet on your wrist?
    • VR Bandana!
    • Unfolding / unrolling shouldn't retain the creases / curvature
  • 4 TB Flash storage
  • Amazing omni-directional camera with full-frame sensor and optical zoom (no increased thickness needed).
    • Support for 360 video / VR recordings
    • Flawless OIS / Video OIS.
  • On-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Ultimate pencil evolution - works with any pencil (even your normal wooden ones)
  • Unlimited, omnipresent cellular connection (although this is more of an infra problem)
I'm not terribly creative - I'm sure someone can come up with better ideas.
 

sracer

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So the latest 12 inch PRO (IPP12) had a nice increase in screen size, a generous increase of RAM , better CPU but expected... Seems like we are at the PEAK of evolution for the IPP12... Why would you buy the next evolution? For me:

Better Battery (charging and runtime)
Less Glare on screen
Better PPI Resolution equivalent or better than the iPhone. 4K cvs now are cheap enough why not the IPP12.

I own a iPad 4 128gb... And works just fine for what I do with it....
The iPad 4 was and continues to be a terrific device.

I think that we'll see some enhancements to the accessories before we see an updated 12.9 iPP.
 
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scotttnz

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I am highly unlikely to upgrade to the next iPad Pro. The one after that, maybe.

The main thing I will be looking for in my next iPad is reduced weight. I love the screen size, and the weight is fine 90% of the time, but I do find it a bit unwieldy when dual screening while watching TV. Everything else I'd like to see could be done in software with the current hardware.
 
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rkuo

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Substantially better keyboard and integrated kickstand ala Surface Pro.

Frankly i don't envision either of these happening, so I'm not expecting any sort of upgrade on my end.
 

ABC5S

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How about a little bit more RAM to eliminate any future lag.

Same touch ID as the iPhone 6s (Fast)

Better front facing camera for those who like to Skype

And of course the normal CPU improvements as always

Stronger screen

A way for you return from beta software when you don't have a computer to log onto iTunes, like me :(
 

Kal-037

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the DCI-P3 color and cinema quality display from the 9.7" Pro, better battery, lighter, even louder better sound, A10X processor... I guess more RAM would be cool, but 4GB is actually plenty for me, heck even with 4GB, it's faster and more efficient than my desktop or any other computer I have in my house... except my brother's MBP. lol


Kallum.
 

jamesrick80

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the DCI-P3 color and cinema quality display from the 9.7" Pro, better battery, lighter, even louder better sound, A10X processor... I guess more RAM would be cool, but 4GB is actually plenty for me, heck even with 4GB, it's faster and more efficient than my desktop or any other computer I have in my house... except my brother's MBP. lol


Kallum.
Now that I have both pros...the differences in screens are not profound enough....both screens are great and I prefer the blacks on the larger pro....the larger pro is more fluid and faster than the smaller one
 

Kal-037

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Now that I have both pros...the differences in screens are not profound enough....both screens are great and I prefer the blacks on the larger pro....the larger pro is more fluid and faster than the smaller one
Yeah I have both as well, and prefer the 12.9" too, as I do like everything about it.
But while the differences for the displays are almost miniscule... I still want the cinema accurate DCI-P3 because my major is animation/film. I also do photpgraphy on the side so I would like the computers I work with to have the most accurate colors they can. Either way I will upgrade as I do each year, (I just like upgrading my iPhone and iPads.) :)


Kallum.
 

joeblow7777

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Sep 7, 2010
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Plenty of ways to improve tablet tech
  • 1 month battery life with 10 minutes wireless charging time
  • 120Hz Full Color eInk display at 4K resolution (perfect clarity even in bright sunlight)
    • Multi-aspect ratio display! The tablet's "bezels" are seamless and the display fits whatever ratio works best.
  • Reduced thickness, foldable and rollable.
    • Tablet on your wrist?
    • VR Bandana!
    • Unfolding / unrolling shouldn't retain the creases / curvature
  • 4 TB Flash storage
  • Amazing omni-directional camera with full-frame sensor and optical zoom (no increased thickness needed).
    • Support for 360 video / VR recordings
    • Flawless OIS / Video OIS.
  • On-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Ultimate pencil evolution - works with any pencil (even your normal wooden ones)
  • Unlimited, omnipresent cellular connection (although this is more of an infra problem)
I'm not terribly creative - I'm sure someone can come up with better ideas.

Do you want a unicorn with that too?
 
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I'll only upgrade when they're lighter. If it was, say, ~25% lighter then I think it'd be the perfect device. I'll likely hold off on upgrading until they make it that much lighter.

Other than that, all that I want from the iPad Pro will need to come from software updates.
 
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Yeah I have both as well, and prefer the 12.9" too, as I do like everything about it.
But while the differences for the displays are almost miniscule... I still want the cinema accurate DCI-P3 because my major is animation/film. I also do photpgraphy on the side so I would like the computers I work with to have the most accurate colors they can. Either way I will upgrade as I do each year, (I just like upgrading my iPhone and iPads.) :)


Kallum.

I'm also looking to upgrade to the 12.9 and 9.7 Pro in the next month. I think the Tru-Tone display on the 9.7 and Higher pixel density on the 12.9 separate the two iPads, otherwise they are primarily similar.

But with the size difference is where I think most make their decisions. But I appreciate the differences in sizes for different needs. And the quad speakers are a huge selling point as well. The Apple Pencil is not much of an interest for me.
 

cardfan

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OLED screen or no interest. And that's my final answer..lol I think the current 12" ipad pro has some life left in it though as I wait.
 

sracer

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Apr 9, 2010
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Runs OS X.
Substantially better keyboard and integrated kickstand ala Surface Pro.

Frankly i don't envision either of these happening, so I'm not expecting any sort of upgrade on my end.
I think it is reasonable to look for an improvement to the ASK. That is one of the things that I was referring to with the "enhancement to the accessories" comment I made previously.

Although the ASK is my preferred keyboard for ANY device, I can see room for improvement. I would not be surprised to see an ASK Case that would be Apple's interpretation of the Logi Blok keyboard case. (only not so bulky) Done right, THAT could be pretty sweet. It would offer the opportunity for a "better" keyboard AND kickstand functionality.

I think it is possible for Apple to produce another accessory that takes advantage of the smart connector.
 

yegon

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Yeah, I agree. My immediate reaction to the question was a better Smart Keyboard in terms of physical functionality.
 

nbourbaki

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the DCI-P3 color and cinema quality display from the 9.7" Pro, better battery, lighter, even louder better sound, A10X processor... I guess more RAM would be cool, but 4GB is actually plenty for me, heck even with 4GB, it's faster and more efficient than my desktop or any other computer I have in my house... except my brother's MBP. lol

Just to add, hardware HEVC decode supporting 10-bit to make use of that DCI-P3 color space, Bluetooth mouse support and syncing at USB 3.0 speed.
 

B.A.T

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Oct 16, 2009
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The main thing holding me back at this point is waiting for my employer to allow BYOD. Once that happens I'll dive right in.
 

rkuo

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Sep 25, 2010
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I think it is reasonable to look for an improvement to the ASK. That is one of the things that I was referring to with the "enhancement to the accessories" comment I made previously.

Although the ASK is my preferred keyboard for ANY device, I can see room for improvement. I would not be surprised to see an ASK Case that would be Apple's interpretation of the Logi Blok keyboard case. (only not so bulky) Done right, THAT could be pretty sweet. It would offer the opportunity for a "better" keyboard AND kickstand functionality.

I think it is possible for Apple to produce another accessory that takes advantage of the smart connector.
To me, one of the defining characteristics of the iPad is getting rid of unnecessary bulk, so a case like the Blok does not appeal to me. Integrating a kickstand into the frame itself is the most efficient way to allow the iPad Pro to stand itself up and would remove the need for the excessive origami folding in the current keyboard ... but I just don't think Apple is willing to give up the design aesthetic of the iPad for a more pragmatic solution.

I do believe there is plenty of room to design an even thinner Smart Keyboard with function keys and backlighting. That would be nice. Perhaps with some attachment points on the frame of the iPad Pro, we could even avoid the "overfold" of the current keyboard.
 

sonicrobby

macrumors 68020
Apr 24, 2013
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Maintains the flush rear camera and gets iOS specific for the 12". The number of icons on its homescreen still makes me cringe.
 

GrindedDown

macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2009
715
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As a current 12.9 pro owner, i don't think there will be anything that would make me want to desparately upgrade this thing. It is pretty darn fast at anything i throw at it for now and most of the improvements i would like to see are software related.

I think it will be another year before software catches up with what the hardware is mostly capable of.

If they added 3d touch with full haptic feedback for button presses, i would consider upgrading. OLED screen is another. Both are another generation away or more.
 
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