It was the opposite for meI bought the first 12.9 iPad but after a week returned it for the 10.5 and it was much more to my liking. Today have the 11” and it seems perfect to me. The 12.9 was just a bit more size than I wanted to put up with.
Glad Apple gives us all a choice, I made mine.
I agree that you should try to stay on topic!It was the opposite for me
I purchased the 12.9" Gen 1, and switched to 10.5" Gen 2 when it came out for a week, felt like a toy, gave it to my brother and purchased the 12.9" Gen 2, then carried on with 12.9" Gen 3. Then again, what does it have to do with who here using the 2018 12.9" iPP as a Tablet with only the Folio or some other case without keyboard?
Is it comfortable like this for long periods on the couch etc? I would be doing exactly the same as you.Using it raw like it is made to be. No cover. No keyboard
I think on the couch you have so many ways to hold it, I am pretty sure most people will find it comfortable enough for long periods. I also walk around a lot with it and for me it feels just fine. But the 11 inch is probably the most optimal in that scenario.Is it comfortable like this for long periods on the couch etc? I would be doing exactly the same as you.
The new 12.9” is big, but naked without a keyboard cover it is truly very light. A lot lighter than I was expecting when trying them out in the store. I think a naked 12.9” at home is very doable. (That sounded slightly kinky). But I travel a lot, and prefer the more tablety feel of the 11”.Using it raw like it is made to be. No cover. No keyboard
Yeah, it’s a very subjective thang. I’m so used to it now that I don’t mind. I actually type very quick on the virtual keyboard. But I’m not writing novels or anything. Just emails, blogging and posting on forums like this.I couldn’t use mine without the keyboard...I had to for a few weeks as I waited for my keyboard but was too tough to do so.
In a good way!It's like holding a TV in front of your face
Yes and no, for me at least. It's an awesome computer and I'd actually like to have both, 12.9 for desk use and 11 for everything else. I think that is the best set up to be honest. Using the 12.9 in bed or on the couch felt too awkward for me.In a good way!
I have had all three gen of the 12.9, and really love it as a device. IMO the gen 3 is the best yet in almost every way.
I bought the previous Smart Keyboard for use with my gen 2, after using the onscreen keyboard ever since the original iPad. I am pretty quick on a touch-keyboard but physical keys are still faster. I bought a Bluetooth keyboard a couple of years back and started using that more often. That is what caused me to get the SK in the first instance, so I would have it available all the time.
The new Keyboard Folio is not as good for my personal use-case. It is too ‘full on’ keyboard to me, and detracts from using it as a tablet.
So, I use the 12.9 with the Smart Folio and have reverted to using my Bluetooth keyboard when I feel the need. I can use my iPad + keyboard as a laptop replacement for work when travelling, so that is a big plus for me. The rest of the time I use the Folio alone for protection against drops, propping up etc. I find the 12.9 to be totally useable and portable for everyday use, personally, and the bigger screen makes multi-tasking much more productive.
I actually preferred the 12.9 to the 11 when using on the couch. I will say that my couch reclines though. I may have felt different if I had to sit straight up on the couch and had to actually hold my iPad. I'm usually resting my iPad on something no matter the size of the iPad. The only cases I preferred using the 11 over the 12.9 was when using in Portrait mode, and when using in the bed. And I will say the 11's size has a more intimate feeling if that makes sense. It was definitely a tough call for me, but I ultimately decided on the 12.9 because the screen size and the advantages it brings were more important for me. My plan is to see what Apple does next year with the 9.7 iPad and possible iPad mini 5. I may consider one of those for the instances where I prefer more portability; which if I'm honest, so far, hasn't been often if at all. But, if they make a Mini 5 or 9.7 with Apple Pencil 2 support and the wireless charging, I'm all over it!!!Yes and no, for me at least. It's an awesome computer and I'd actually like to have both, 12.9 for desk use and 11 for everything else. I think that is the best set up to be honest. Using the 12.9 in bed or on the couch felt too awkward for me.