- Sep 26, 2017
Day one using face ID on an iPad here. Initially, I am unhappy about the distance your face needs to be for face ID, as I prefer to keep the iPad a couple inches farther away on the desk. As with many things Apple, I will either adapt or try something different.
It’s certainly not Apples fault if you’re looking at it wrong 😂Day one using face ID on an iPad here. Initially, I am unhappy about the distance your face needs to be for face ID, as I prefer to keep the iPad a couple inches farther away on the desk. As with many things Apple, I will either adapt or try something different.
Hehe, it’s more irritating to me than when Touch ID fails, so unfortunately FaceID is no longer on my list of reasons to justify an upgrade. I want an iPad Air with quad speakers and promotion, lol.It’s certainly not Apples fault if you’re looking at it wrong 😂
Hahaha, I completely forgot I posted this, just seen it now.Hey all,
I'm fortunate to own the latest iPad Mini and I love it but whenever Apple release any new products I always take a look and get a desire to change.
Regarding the iPad Pro I just don't understand the point of it.
So first of all I looked at my family/friends who own iPads and they own a mixture between the iPad/Air/Mini. And what do they use them for? - Browsing, Social Media, Drawing, Colouring, Reading, Streaming Shows.
None of my family/friends own an iPad Pro but I've met a number of customers/colleagues that have one. I asked what they use them for and they use them for....... Browsing, Social Media, Drawing, Colouring, Reading, Streaming Shows.
So I'm at a loss, whats the point of a iPad Pro? What can you do on a iPad Pro that you can't or will find difficult on another iPad in the range? To me it seems like buying a Ferrari to drive to the supermarket to pick up some snacks for the weekend.
P.S Sorry if this comes across like I'm slating iPad Pro owners/fans - I'm just curious. Also I'm slightly jealous as I think it looks great.
Second this. Very true.The pro is for people who just want the best iPad experience possible, and don't mind paying extra for it. There really is no other way to explain it. It's like asking what the point of carrying a branded handbag is when it doesn't give you any more utility over a cheaper tote bag. The functionality is similar, but there are these little things that can improve the user experience. Whether it's worth it or not is ultimately up to the individual.
This is me as well. everything else is a nice to have, but the screen is a big differentiator.Honestly, the only reason for me was for 120hz ProMotion. Smooth as butter and only offered on Pro models.
The 1st-gen iPad Pros will get iPadOS 17?! Oh well. I fear it will be their end.I think the main reason for an iPad Pro is that it does all of those things... but Pro.
You can shoot photos on any old iPad, but only the iPad Pro takes really good ones.
You can play games on any old iPad, but the iPad Pro runs them faster and smoother.
You can listen to music on any old iPad, but the iPad Pro has high quality speakers.
You can watch videos on any old iPad, but if you buy an iPad Pro, then the 120hz screen... etc.
There's also the fact that iPad Pro tends to get longer lifespans. For example, the first gen iPad Pro from 2015 is rumored to be getting the latest software update. With an A9X chip which is a whole 6 digits below the latest A-series (7 if you count the one in the iPhone 14 Pro). It's pricey, sure, but when you get your hands on it, you can see how it's just the definitive iPad, taking everything that makes every other iPad special and adding some bonus features to it that feel minor at first - but you'll have them for many years, and whenever you want to use them.
My reason for buying it was really just futureproofing... the small RAM on my previous main device (they really thought 3GB was fine for a tablet?!) made it obviously next on the hitlist in terms of losing support. So I bought something that had a lot more (a comfy 8GB) Simple :P
Some people need the processing power and RAM for productivity. I do exactly what you describe on my iPads, I use them for consumption. The reason why I prefer an iPad Pro to say an iPad Air is for better speakers (quad speakers), better display, Face ID also has it's benefits. For a long time the basic iPad had an outdated design. Whilst the design has been updated, the Apple Pencil situation just makes it dead on arrival. When I first bought an iPad Pro (10.5) the updated iPad air didn't exist. So if you wanted pencil support and first party keyboard support you needed to buy a pro. However there are more options available now. So when I upgrade my iPad I will consider them all.
With the way prices are at the moment in the UK there is no way I could justify a new ipad pro. Even when I bought my current iPad Pro in 2020 I bought it refurbished and still had to spend £700. The same £700 bought me a new iPad Pro in 2017 with the same amount of storage. £700 was the maximum I was willing to spend on an ipad which is just going to be used for consumption. Having said that with the way the economy is going I don’t think I would be happy to spend £700 on an ipad. I think I could find better things to spend that money on. So next time I probably would not get a pro.It’s good to have options of course. I use headphones nearly all the time with my Air 4 but the speakers are decent enough on it. Never used an Apple Pencil on it as I don’t have the need but my daughters both use them on their iPad 9th Gen iPads. I think the only benefit of the Air 4 over theirs is the weight, other than that there isn’t really a spec advantage for my use and I probably should have just saved a couple of hundred quid.
And the OP revived this thread [Wednesday] by declaring his love for something he doesn’t know why he needs. That’s good enough for me.If you have to ask, you don’t need one.
I won’t rehash all the legitimate reasons and scenarios pointed out by others in support of the Pro models.
The 120hz ProMotion wasn’t something I was fussed about but now having it I can’t believe how nice it feelsiPad Air (even iPad without the pencil) would suffice in my daily use, but 120hz Promotion kept me and my friends to iPad Pro, wasting money on things that we don’t need.