Which of these scenarios??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ssledoux, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502

    ssledoux

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    This is a bit of a spin-off of my other thread about which iPad pro to go with.

    Would you have:

    iPad pro 12.9
    iPhone 6S+
    possibly an iPad mini down the road for throwing in a purse (maybe not necessary because the 6S+ is such a nice size)

    OR

    21.5" iMac
    iPad pro 9.7
    iPhone 6S+

    or what variation of that would you pick?

    Bear in mind that I'm trying to minimalize and simplify my life to some degree.
     
  2. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    21.5" iMac
    iPad pro 9.7
    iPhone 6S+

    (my personal version)

    2016 Redesigned MacBook Pro (not out yet)
    iPad Pro 9.7
    Samsung Note 5
     
  3. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    Do you need to have a computer? Pro and mini seem redundant to me. For me, I am trying to get to a 9.7 pro and a 6s and that's it for all my personal computing. If you can get by without a computer, I'd suggest a 12.9 for home and a 6s+ for the road.
     
  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My goal is to get down to just an iPad pro and a phone. I'm not sure yet if it's doable, which is why I was asking about the scenarios above. I THINK I could get myself to the point of no computer - just need to get more savvy with all the things I can accomplish on a pad. I know that's where technology will continue to head, so I want to move on.
     
  5. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    What kind of tasks do you need a computer for?
     
  6. Ohmm macrumors newbie

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    I would go with the second option. Yeah, there are people that can replace their computer with an iPad but everyone is going to be guaranteed to run into a roadblock with something the iPad can't accomplish. Besides, the 9.7 is the perfect size between the mini and the larger pro. It's small enough to be portable, but big enough to get work done on.
     
  7. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Basically the only things I do on my computer are type some pages docs, surf the web a bit, when I'm on there typing, and store photos, videos and music. I honestly don't think there's anything I do that couldn't be done on a pad even if there's a learning curve. I've had almost every iPad made, but I don't think I've used any to their max potential. I KNOW I don't use my iMac to it's max potential, therefore I think it is a waste for me to keep it, although it would probably last me YEARS if I was just using it for storing stuff and typing docs. Right now though, I can probably still get a nice chunk of change for it, and I'd rather make the switch sooner rather than later.
     
  8. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    I already have my perfect combo of screens :)

    50" plasma - home cinema
    15" mbp - creative workhorse
    9.7" iPad Pro + pencil - sketchbook and casual consumption
    4.7" iPhone - mobile information and communication

    Only tweak would be a reduced bezel 4.3-4.5" 3x retina display for the iPhone, just a personal preference.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    This is the problematic part. Even if they all fit on your iPad, you'd want them on a hard drive for backup. You *can* use a wifi hard drive with an iPad, but it's more complicated than just having a Mac to handle that. Since you already have an iMac, I'd advice just keeping it around for handling storage, and also in case anything comes up that can't be done with an iPad.
     
  10. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well my goal, as part of my simplifying and minimizing, is to upload photos and either make books or do prints and NOT store a bunch of pictures no one will really ever look at again (because who is really going to look at them on the computer). The music is a non-issue really because I don't have tons of it, and everything I want is on my phone/in the cloud. The videos have me a little stumped because I DO need to get those uploaded somewhere and do something with them (they will also not be viewed if just stored in a computer), but I have NO CLUE what to do with them all. It's mainly videos of my grandkids.

    But IF you were going to keep the iMac, do you go 12.9 pro or 9.7 pro?
     
  11. Dcdby macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually using option 1; Pro 12.9, 6s+, & a mini 4. Still need the computer for some photo editing that's not yet possible on the iPad yet, but it is very rarely turned on. 12.9 size feels much better while editing photos or video (for me at least) but the mini travels much easier for casual use.
     
  12. mixel macrumors 65816

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    I'd go with option 2.. There's quite likely to be the occasional time you need a "real computer" and you already have a really nice one there. But if you don't have a big software investment there it's not such a big deal. Hmm.
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I can't answer for you, because everyone is different. But I'm currently using iMac, 12.9 Pro and iPhone 6. iMac for storage and some programs that aren't available for iOS. iPhone for on-the-go. iPP for most everything else. I don't think I can ever go back to an 9.7 iPad, the bigger screen just makes everything so much better.

    As for videos, I don't have many, and when I want to see them, I just watch them on my iPad or AirPlay them to the TV (I also have an Apple TV). I also like looking at pictures on my iPad. When I have pictures to share with my Mom, I just email or iMessage them, and she does the same when she sends me pictures. I don't feel like I need to print them out, as everyone I want to share them with has computers or tablets/smartphones to view them on.
     
  14. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    I do agree that iOS is where the future is heading... With the flexibility the iPad has to offer.

    My set up is the: 27" iMac, 12.9" iPP & 6s Plus

    The point of my set up is that the iPP serves as a substitute for a laptop. Since I have a desktop, there's no need for a laptop... the benefit of the laptop is all about mobility. I like the idea of using the iPP as a extension to my iMac... I enjoy the many windows I can open on the iMac and the ability to do more heavy intensive tasks that the iPP can't handle.

    But when it comes to being away from my iMac, I enjoy using the iPP and what it allows me to do on it as well.
     
  15. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    From your description, I don't see why you would need a computer at all. If you need the screen real estate and want to keep something primarily on the desk, go 12.9. If you want some portability around the house and out and about, go 9.7. Then you could really go any phone you wanted and be just fine. I use iCloud for all my photos and music, and then a home server/plex for all of my movies. I think an iPad/iPhone combo would be just fine for your needs.
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Keep your iMac and get an Apple TV for your HDTV. Photos and videos are stored on your iMac and the Apple TV connected to the big screen makes content consumption easy. :)

    Honestly, we've been meaning to get our old photos digitized. Much easier and nicer to view them on the 65" TV than bring out a bunch of albums.
     
  17. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    The second option...why? Because the 1st option doesn't have a desktop or laptop. Either iPP can't replace that!
     
  18. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    One problem we have is lack of internet where we are. Everything we use is data through AT&T. We don't stream anything, and don't have the ability to do much in the way of wireless (obviously we are limited) connectivity. That's one reason I use my iPad so much - the LTE just makes it a breeze compared to having to turn on and connect my iMac to the hotspot every time I want to use it.

    I'm doubting we will ever move from where we are, and I have NO IDEA when we will get any other options for internet. Satellite just isn't reliable out here, and it's just as costly as data.

    For now, I did get the 12.9" iPP, and I'll be holding on to the iMac for at least a few months to see how I can work without it (plus that'll give me time to do everything I need to do to store the photos/videos that have built up on my Mac).
     
  19. Serban Suspended

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    you have the iPP with lte? if not and your iphone is the personal hotspot, you can buy the 12" Macbook or based on budget, replace your imac with it, if you need portability, if not, nothing beat the big screen real estate even just for web or movies or small tasks
     
  20. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    If I had a permanent place to call home then I'd love to have a desktop, even a Mac mini would do.
    But I'd have to take the iPad Pro and iPhone combo, which is currently what I have and enjoy.
     

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