Why did you return your IPP 12.9?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Bobby dazzler, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2013

    If you deceided to return your 12.9 iPad Pro, what was the reason?

    Was is just too big?
    Was iOS not suitable as a replacement for a Mac or PC after all?
    Was it not as easy to take notes with Apple pencil as you'd thought?
    Not enough Pro apps?
    Too expensive?
    Keyboard annoying?

    Thank you,

    (Personally I found the keyboard to be not just brilliant, but excellent too and very comfortable to use).
  2. as11ley macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Been using my iPad Pro 12.9 since day one, I love it! Buying a keyboard for it completely changes the experience Imo. I chose to get the Logitech Create keyboard instead of the Apple one, mainly due to the aluminium design and backlit keys. But yeah, I love my 12.9 pro as much as I did on day one. Couldn't live without it! (I never brought the pencil so I can't comment on that).
  3. RudySnow macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2016
    Ohio, USA
  4. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    Small details. I couldn't get used to the on screen keyboard, though having all those buttons was mighty convenient. While the resolution was great on web pages, the home page of the device was just horrid with those enormous icons. All minor things, but they aggravated me to the point where I preferred using my mini instead. Because the pencil and keyboard had no use to me, the "pro" really wasn't too different from what my mini offered. Neither iPad could replace my computer because the CAD program I use isn't available for iOS. Aside from a fantastic duet monitor, I didn't really use my pro too much.

    I would consider buying it again once the price drops after a few generations. But it didn't sit right that I spent over a grand for a device I didn't use much.
  5. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    Then this thread is not for you.

    Thanks for wasting everyones time with your comment.

    Now lets get back to those that do have something useful to say.
  6. keeper macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    I'm not sure you said anything useful?
  7. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    how does one define useful????
  8. SoYoung macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2015
    I prefer my iPad pro 12.9 over my air 2, but the iPad pro have some issues and when a new model comes out, I will probably sell this one for the new if they improve the points I dont like.

    -The weight : the iPad pro is not light, and for long read times or video watching, it can be distracting for me
    -Screen is way darker than other iPads : I dont know why, but I think the screen quality is lower than my air 2. Video playback is dark. I use my pro 80% for media needs so this is a major flaw for me.
    -The battery life is not very good and it takes too long to charge.

    But otherwise, I realy love the format. For me, it completly replace a laptop.
  9. Brandon Hobart macrumors member

    Brandon Hobart

    Oct 25, 2016
    United Kingdom
    I find the 12.9 iPad Pro way quite heavy but that's okay if you don't have to work for longer times. The prices are high which makes one think before purchasing it. Plus, the lack of graphic card, USB port C and limited software options bothers me much. In short, I'm not happy with it and thinking for a replacement soon.
  10. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005

    I did find it too big but I don't think i gave it enough time, so i'm thinking of giving it another chance when a refresh occurs, or maybe if the make a 10.5 inch model
  11. stlredbird macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2009
    This I understand. It is fairly hefty, though exactly the same weight as my iPad 3 was. And the price did give me quite a pause before ultimately purchasing it.

    This I don't understand at all. You don't want an iPad. You want a Surface Pro or laptop. I don't know why you would have even considered an iPad, 12.9 or smaller, in the first place.

    For me, a graphics professional, the 12.9 with the Apple Pencil, is everything I always wanted an iPad to be. It won't replace my MacBook Pro but in the end I do a hell of a lot of work on it and end up doing the polish work and file side stuff on my MBP.
  12. RudySnow macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2016
    Ohio, USA
    News flash: not everyone has returned their iPad Pro. If you don't find that relevant to your life, ignore my post and don't troll on about how much more important you believe your trite dribble of a rant is than my innocuous comment.
  13. Bobby dazzler thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2013
    Frank and honest answer there, thank you.

    I'm in this boat.
    Gorgeous though the iPP is, as a flagship iPad shouldn't it at least have had a screen similar to the iPhone 6 instead of the very old iPhone 5?
    I wonder if we'll get this on the refresh?
  14. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2009
    New Jersey
    I suspect many people who did return it did not give it enough time. I purchased the iPad Pro 12.9 last year when it first came out, and for the first couple of months I had some buyers remorse. I kept wondering if I had made the right decision in getting this instead of a 12" MacBook. I kept finding myself frustrated and kept returning back to my old 2010 MacBook Pro to get serious work done.

    Then I purchased the Apple Smart Keyboard, and that changed everything. I also spent hours and hours researching new apps and ended up finding some apps that greatly improved my workflow.

    I sold my 2010 MacBook Pro over the summer, and I'm using the iPad Pro as my only computer now. While I loved the Apple Smart Keyboard, I found it was not very durable, so I ended up getting the Brydge 12.9 keyboard. The combination is great and I love having the iPad Pro 12.9 now. Whenever I use a Mac or PC, I am reminded of how annoying and complex using a desktop OS is. I love the simplicity of iOS.
  15. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    Long story short: you have not returned your iPad Pro.
  16. ericwn macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2016
    Fair point but the topic of the thread is for what reasons people have returned their iPad.
  17. RudySnow macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2016
    Ohio, USA
    Funny... I don't see a rule book....
  18. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Too big, too heavy, apps not optimized, not much of a difference in performance from Air 2 or Pro 9.7. I went with the smaller pro and thought I could use as my main machine, but found it to be too cumbersome with most tasks. Just not worth the workarounds. Sold my iPad Pro and went with a 12 inch MacBook. Couldn't be happier.
  19. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Been using a 9.7" iPad over the years (2, 3, Air and Pro) and have been very intrigued by the 12.9 and want to give it a try in the future.

    What I've seen discussed before, by people who have returned or wish some things were different were mainly:

    -apps not supporting the larger screen
    -no split screen keyboard
    -weight & size to use casually while mobile compared to the Airs/minis.
  20. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Just upgraded to iPad Pro 12.9 from iPad Air 2 last week and on the bus or train I realized I stopped taking iPad Pro 12.9 out of my backpack because it is too big? But still carry 8 inches Android tablet just to watch movies. I don't know if I should return it or not.

Share This Page