Who has two iPad pros?


Jedimindtrick

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I’ve had two in both the first and second generations. Started with 1st Gen 12.9 with the 9.7, then sold them on eBay for the 2nd gen 12.9 with the 10.5.

I’d use the 12.9 for drawing, and I’d take it work with me. The 10.5 I’d use at home and when traveling.

Currently I’ve sold both for the new iPad Pro 11. I think its the perfect blend of screen real estate and portability, and will likely not buy the 12.9 - unless I purchase a used one later down the line.

One nice little bonus is the 11 has a wider aspect ratio when in landcscape, giving you a touch more real estate when using apps in split view.
 
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odanrot

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I have the 10.5 pro that my work provides. Use it for email, One Note, Basecamp, and access to our different databases. Use the pencil to take notes at meetings exclusively on the iPad.

At home, I have the new 12.9. Use it for surfing, videos, gaming, and eventually really looking forward to using photoshop on it.
 
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Angler

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I’ve had two in both the first and second generations. Sold them on eBay for the 1st Gen 12.9 with the 9.7, then the 2nd gen 12.9 with the 10.5.

I’d use the 12.9 for drawing, and I’d take it work with me. The 10.5 I’d use at home and when traveling.

Currently I’ve sold both for the new iPad Pro 11. I think its the perfect blend of screen real estate and portability, and will likely not buy the 12.9 - unless I purchase a used one later down the line.

One nice little bonus is the 11 has a wider aspect ratio when in landcscape, giving you a touch more real estate when using apps in split view.
Same boat. Had both gen of 12.9 and the 10.5. Sold them all for the 11inch. I think it’s the perfect blend as well....
 

LibbyLA

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I currently have an iPP 9.7, and iPP 10.5, and an iPP 11 (plus a Mini 4). I will probably sell or give away either the 9.7 or the 10.5, but I need to be able to run the beta version of an app I use and I can’t run both beta and release on the same iPad. The 11 and Mini 4 are running the production version.

I’m using the iPP 11 most of the time.
 

digitalcuriosity

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I have a iPad2&4 used them a lot till Apple quit upgrading their OSs, but the 4 still worked fairly well, i bought a 2017 iPadPro and am using it as my main everyday iPad, i shut down the 2 for a week but when i tried starting it, i got the connect to iTune screen message.
I had to do a full start as a brand new iPad, but because Apple had not upgraded the OS, iTune would not allow a backup of any of my music pictures and files also videos.
I had to just reinstall a few things but it's not a great loss, just worries me that some day my 2017 iPadPro might suffer the same fate.
With my two Samsung tablets all i would have to do is connect via USB tablet to my windows computer and transfer anything quickly.
I still have a few games on the 4 and it does a good job of scanning the Net. when needed, but for the most the 2018 is my go to iPad.
 

DoubleFlyaway

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Hi guys,

If you do have two.. which one and what do you use it for ?
I have a 2017 12.9 WiFi and a new 11 inch LTE. The 12.9 is basically for home use... I do most of my work on it, teaching online, drawing on a whiteboard for students. The 11 is for reference material that I’m looking at while drawing on the whiteboard and also for throwing in my purse or travel bag for whatever I need it for while traveling or out and about.
 
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JayMysterio

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I still have my original iPP 12.9 which I kept chugging along while I saved up for the new 2018 12.9 iPP. I haven't decided if I want to sell it to put towards a new mac mini, or sell it very cheap to another artist friend who will appreciate it.
 

musicpenguy

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I have both sizes of the 2nd generation. I use them side by side to have more room to work on. Often using one as a reference monitor or to run two instances of the same app. I use Universal Clipboard and AirDrop to send info between the two iPads. Attached is a photo of my desk setup. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that lets me quickly jump between the 2 iPads.
 

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tekchic

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I do - I have the original 12.9" and original 9.7" Pro models, but I'm selling both of those and now using the 11" Pro.

I bought the 12.9" first for drawing, but it was a bit unwieldy to travel with, so when the 9.7" came out, I got that as my "daily driver". I kept the 12.9" for drawing at home, couch surfing, reading magazines, etc.

When the 11" came out, I figured it's time to sell both of the older ones and consolidate. I'm gonna take a big hit on both of the older Pro's, but I got good use out of them and hopefully at a lower price, someone else will be able to enjoy it as well.

The 11" isn't as "pretty" as the 12.9" for screen size, but it's still completely portable and bigger than my 9.7" for screen, so I'm happy with it.
 

Robejazz

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I have a 2017 12.9 WiFi and a new 11 inch LTE. The 12.9 is basically for home use... I do most of my work on it, teaching online, drawing on a whiteboard for students. The 11 is for reference material that I’m looking at while drawing on the whiteboard and also for throwing in my purse or travel bag for whatever I need it for while traveling or out and about.
I am a Teacher as well... I teach Science. I'd love to hear about your iPad Workflow and how the iPads fit in with your teaching

What do you teach?

Thanks
 
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Donka

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I have both 2107 models. Was planning on skipping this generation but the white spot issue on the 10.5 model has me planning on swapping that out. Going to test the new Pros out this weekend in-store and get a feel for what I want to do. I may go from the 10.5 to the 11 and also keep the existing 12.9 or I'll see if I can just switch out to a single new 12.9.
I enjoy having both sizes - 12.9 stays at home for media consumption and photo/video editing. The 10.5 is my casual device that also comes travelling with me.
While I can afford both, I'm thinking of switching down to a single device purely because I don't need two devices and I think it is a bit self indulgent to be honest.
 

TrueBlou

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I suppose I have two, well I do, a 1st gen 12.9” and the new 12.9”. But I’ll probably sell one. Until recently I also had the 2017 10.5”, but donated that to the wife because I just can’t get used to such a *ahem, tiny screen now. Besides, it’ll stop her stealing mine all of the time to draw :p
 

DoubleFlyaway

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I am a Teacher as well... I teach Science. I'd love to hear about your iPad Workflow and how the iPads fit in with your teaching

What do you teach?

Thanks
I don’t do any classroom teaching... I’m 100 percent online, 1 on 1. So that’s why I lean on the iPads so heavily. I’m a lawyer by trade, but not practicing. I prepare students to take the LSAT and the bar exam.
 

gdeusthewhizkid

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I have both sizes of the 2nd generation. I use them side by side to have more room to work on. Often using one as a reference monitor or to run two instances of the same app. I use Universal Clipboard and AirDrop to send info between the two iPads. Attached is a photo of my desk setup. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that lets me quickly jump between the 2 iPads.

Question what Apple Pencil charger is that ?
 

RevTEG

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First generation 12.9 and now the third generation 12.9. Probably going to donate the first gen to a school I volunteer at in a developing nation.
 
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Newtons Apple

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I have two.

My 11" stays at home on a table next to the Lazyboy for general use.

My 10.5 is for work and does a lot of field images and emails to customers. YES, I use the iPad for taking images and it works quite well.
 

richpjr

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I have a 10.5 and second gen 12.9. I use them both for different things. The 12.9 with an ASK for email, light text editing, photo/video and drawing. I use the 10.5 as a consumption device. I was hoping to consolidate down to a single device with this years models, but am not sure that the 11 is big enough and the smaller 12.9 is great, but with the new keyboard, the combine weight is even heavier than my current 12.9 plus ASK so have held off. So I debating about sticking with what I have, picking up one new iPad or both new iPads. If I pick up one or two new ones, the old ones trickle down to my wife and kids so I can “rationalize” the expense if I wanted to.
 

DaveOZ

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I've got four, for now.

original 12.9, 10.5, new 11 an Mini4. I'll be selling the 10.5" soon.

They all have different uses. I wish the mini had pencil support.
 
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profets

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I have both sizes of the 2nd generation. I use them side by side to have more room to work on. Often using one as a reference monitor or to run two instances of the same app. I use Universal Clipboard and AirDrop to send info between the two iPads. Attached is a photo of my desk setup. I have a Bluetooth keyboard that lets me quickly jump between the 2 iPads.
Mind I ask which app you have open on the 10.5?
 

Reidan

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I have the First Gen 12.9 via work and a 10.5 that is personal. The 12.9 is taken to meetings and onto construction sites. Use it to doodle out construction notes and details. I have floor plans and maps as images and I use the pencil to mark them up. Then email out the updated file to everyone who needs the changes. Have the Apple Keyboard and back cover, as well as the Pencil. This one has cellular.

The 10.5 is my personal iPad. It has cellular, but no active account on it. So wifi only. Use it for games, social media, entertainment, web browsing, etc. I do not have a keyboard for this one, but I do have a Pencil for it. It typically stays at home, unless personal travel with the family.

I also have a Mini 4 via work that goes with me everywhere. Much more portable than the other 2. It also has an active cellular connection.

When my new 12.9 arrives tomorrow, I will hand my 12.9 off to someone else. Maybe my nephew who just started college. Still works well and he could use it for class notes and homework.