Who's iPad is awesome/great machine?...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kal-037, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Kal-037 macrumors 68000

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    Not downing those with defective or iPads with issues, but how about some positive posts... Who here loves their iPad and is happy with it? I do.
    After too many returns and exchanges I did get a good model so far, (12.9" 2018 iPP 256GB Silver WiFi.) My iPad is perfect, even with some minor input issues with a glass cover I love how this feels, looks, and works. I of course am a worrying William when it comes to scratching, bending, and any warping with this guy... but *knock on wood that doesn't happen. lol
    As it is right now, I give props to Apple for a great product that looks awesome (what I've wanted since 2010) and is a beast of a machine. Are there obvious issues to be worried and or upset about?... yes, but it wouldn't be real life if there wasn't. I think besides the design and look, I am most pleased with how even the iPads displays were that I had to return for various issues (all had uniform screens) with essentially no backlight bleed thanks to the new "Liquid Retina" LCD tech. That's a major prop I must give to Apple.
    What about everyone else what positives have you found from these new models, or what has excited/impressed you most?


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  2. Lowhangers, Dec 11, 2018
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    I love mine. I have the 11-inch space gray iPad Pro with 256 GB of storage, cellular, the Smart Keyboard, and the Apple Pencil. It’s fantastic for drawing, web browsing, journaling, music, TV shows and movies, and games (though I prefer to play most games on my Nintendo Switch).

    I have no complaints about it so far. Face ID is very convenient and works great. I have had no problems with the screen, and no “bending” problems. All in all, this is the best iPad I have ever owned. I’m very happy with it.

    I love the form factor too. I had the old 12.9 but it was a bit big so I went smaller this time. The 11 inch screen is the sweet spot for me. It’s just big enough for my needs, but also small enough to hold frequently or to take out of the house with me.

    It’s particularly good for ebooks, comics and other reading. But I also write with it frequently and the Smart Keyboard works great for that too.

    I really can’t find anything to complain about with this device. It works very well and I’ve had no problems with it.

    Edit: A few more details. I just sent my big iMac in for recycling to get a credit for it. So, for now, this little iPad Pro is my main computer. So far it’s working very well for all my usual computing needs and I’ve had no problem switching from the iMac to this iPad Pro. I had not thought about going iOS as my main operating system, but so far it’s doing everything I need a computer to do.

    I might get another iMac at some point, but for now it’s rather fun to just go with this iPad Pro as my main computer. It’s giving me a chance to really lean into iOS and not have the crutch of macOS for my daily computing needs.
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Love mine

    Mine works great with my 12.9 keyboard for work and at home

    When I want portability I use my max
     
  4. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was the same except I had a windows desktop that I just got tired of fixing (HardWare and SoftWare-wise,) in came the iPad original then as newer ones came out I was able to truly just use iPads for all my needs. My only journey now is to grab a screen protector that hopefully works a bit better than the last one, (I had some dust underneath the middle of it so I had to remove it. lol)

    I love the look and feel of these new ones, I can't wait for Apple to build and improve upon them just like the iPhone X. For now though... I'm happy, well mostly. ;)


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    Love mine. Perfect from day one. 11” 256Gb WiFi+LTE
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Other than my MAX it is the most cherished Apple product I own.

    The 11" model is just right for me.
     
  7. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    My gen 1 12.9 has been nothing short of stellar for the coming up 3 years I've owned it - if anything even better today than when it was new. Hoping to get another year or two out of it and then replace with one of the gen 4s (was leaning 11" but after seeing them in person think I will stick with 13") :)
     
  8. pbird macrumors member

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    I love mine. It's my first 12.9 inch. I love how iOS and all its little animations feel on this big screen. A Mac or windows pc feel so static in comparison. I also am surprised by the portability of the 12.9. It feels very comfortable walking around even with one hand. And I take it everywhere. I use iPads for everything I can because they are such a pleasure to use. And this one is the best yet. I do have a dual boot windows/hackintosh desktop. Nowadays I mainly use it for Xcode. Affinity has taken over all my graphic stuff on the iPad. And I prefer Lightroom cc on the iPad over the desktop versions for my use. Even Xcode I use sometimes on the iPad through Splashtop. But it's probably the only app I prefer using on the Mac.
     
  9. Kal-037 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I used to use all desktop art programs but then Procreate on the 1st 12.9" really converted me to iPad and I never looked back. I can create images that are RAW sized and the iPad doesn't miss a beat, while doing just large PNG or JPG files on my MBP 2014-2015 caused the spinning wheel of annoyance. I feel the iPad won't replace computers but rather how the hardware and tech was implemented will really keep shaping what computers will look like in the future... just look at the Surfaces when they first came out (you could tell they had an iPad inspired look and feel,) and with how well Apple's A-chips are so incredible and efficient I can see manufacturers converting to those sooner rather than later.


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  10. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I love mine, use it daily as my primary computer. I honestly couldn't be happier going iOS only. I feel like it gives me a ton of flexibility for the future.
     
  11. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    I love my new 11 inch model. I was concerned about how face ID would work in landscape mode while on my lap but it works almost flawlessly. The extra screen real estate feels like a nice upgrade from my 9.7 IPP.
     
  12. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

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    My 10.5" is great. I use it every day. It's my laptop when I'm traveling and my media consumption device in the morning and at night. I also use it all the time when messing around with my guitars; it's replaced all my effects/amps/etc. I only recently started doing the latter and I'm shocked how well an iPad can work in a music production environment.

    In fact, sometimes I'm kind of bummed that it works so well because I won't have a good excuse to upgrade it for at least a few more years.
     
  13. mikzn macrumors 65816

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    love my 12.9 great screen size and resolution - had a good run with my iPad air until I droped it and broke the charger connection :(

    Could not live with out an iPad
     
  14. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    I love my 12.9-inch Space Grey 256GB WiFi with keyboard and Pencil. For me, it does indeed replace a laptop. I use my iPad Pro for web surfing, email, YouTube, Facebook, occasional sketching, and Notes.
     
  15. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I absolutely love my 11" IPP. I use it every single day. I essentially don't pick up my iPhone when I'm home because I'd rather use my iPad Pro instead. Plus, using my iPad gives my iPhone a reprieve since I'm a heavy user of my phone during the day.
     
  16. BoneHead001 macrumors 6502

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    Same here.
     
  17. aevan macrumors 68040

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    12.9” Silver 256Gb and the new Pencil. Really happy. One of my most favorite Apple products so far.
     
  18. Enclavean macrumors regular

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    11" 64gb combined with 3tb of total cloud storage and unlimited data plan, works wonderfully.
     
  19. MisterSavage macrumors 65816

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    Me too, especially since they added the ability to answer incoming phone calls to your iPhone on your iPad. I don't touch my iPhone once I get home.
     
  20. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely love it..Have a 256gb 12.9 2018 which is what I waited for since have the Air 2 since release day. It’s very useful as a consumption device, photo editing, my kindergarten level drawing, listening to music, etc.
    It did take a couple returns at the Apple store to get one that’s perfect though.
    Hopefully iOS gets a little more MacOS in the future.
     
  21. 1rottenapple, Dec 11, 2018
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    I love my 12.9 3rd gen. I think I will not buy another laptop for 6-7 yrs. I may even just buy a used 5 yr old Mac. This iPad serves my needs.

    I’m waiting for the pencil to arrive and still waiting on a case that I like. I’m impressed by the screen, the speed, the sound quality. The fact I can run full-size iPad apps side by side is great.

    Trying out the pencil in the store the handwriting recognition is amaze. In 5 yrs I bet it will feel like paper. I hope to journal with this iPad aside from using this for PDFs for work and my career.
     
  22. FeliApple macrumors 65816

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    I thought this was restricted to the newest models but apparently it isn't so here it goes: I really love my 9.7 iPad Pro. It is running iOS 9, it's blazing fast, still runs every app I need it to - at an amazingly fast speed -, never had any issues, and it does everything I want it to.
    Battery life is great, around 13 hours of on-screen time, too.
     
  23. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Mine is awesome lol...great, perfect etc.

    12.9” no pens nor keyboards.. just the classic Smart Cover for me..

    Funny thing is I take this thing out with me more than I ever did with my 9.7” Air.

    12.9” with the smaller body and all the screen, can’t ever go back now

    [​IMG]

    Next to my 15” MBP
     
  24. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

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    Nice GTI. I had an ml6 gti.
     
  25. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Thanks! On number 4 :)
     

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