iPad Pro What makes you buy the next 12 inch PRO?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pr0230, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. pr0230 Suspended

    Feb 7, 2013
    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....
  2. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    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..
  3. masotime macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    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.
  4. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  5. scotttnz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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.
  6. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    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.
  7. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    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 :(
  8. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    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

  9. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020


    Sep 12, 2014
    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
  10. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    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.) :)

  11. Ludatyk macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2012

    The 12.9 iPP as it stands now is great product in terms of hardware.. enhancements are needed toward iOS.
  12. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Do you want a unicorn with that too?
  13. jmeas macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2015
    San Jose
    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.
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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.
  15. cardfan macrumors 65832

    Mar 23, 2012
    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.
  16. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    i would consider ipp 12 only if ios is fixed to support that size.
  17. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    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.
  18. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Yeah, I agree. My immediate reaction to the question was a better Smart Keyboard in terms of physical functionality.
  19. nbourbaki macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2015
    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.
  20. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    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.
  21. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    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.
  22. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Maintains the flush rear camera and gets iOS specific for the 12". The number of icons on its homescreen still makes me cringe.
  23. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    I'm looking for the same spec's as my 9.7 IPP, especially cameras, and True Tone screen
  24. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2009
    Las Vegas
    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.
  25. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Camera flash.
    Vibration for notifications.

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