iPad Pro Why iPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sjleworthy, Sep 26, 2015.


Why are you buying Ipad Pro?

  1. I'm an avid Apple product fanboy (no shame in that)

  2. I always buys new Apple product whatever

  3. Parents buying. Not my concern.

  4. Curious. Seems a good choice. Why not?

  5. Business (and a bit of pleasure)

  6. Pleasure/ excitement. Cant wait. Aweaome device

  7. General/natural upgrade.

  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    hi guys. Quick survey.

    Why are you buying an ipad pro? Not what are you using it for, but why purchase?

    It'll be Apples's flagship tablet for a while, and numerous people will be buying for numerous reasons. What's yours?

    Personally, i'm upgrading from ipad2, and i'm a pro graphics designer, so for me its the right choice at the right time. Yes, it's 1st gen, but these days a 1st gen like this is still an awesome beast.
  2. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    As a designer I definitely want to get one for the sketching ability. I already have procreate for my mini but with the pro and pencil its going to be even close to using photoshop on my mac.
  3. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Coming from a creative individual, the iPad Pro will be a great device for drawing, Photoshop work and overall content creation. The Apple Pencil looks very good for this and early reviews have said it's one of the best stylus on the market I think the iPad Pro will be brilliant with apps that support it and it's features such as the Adobe one's we saw at the keynote.
  4. engineerben macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Greenville Tx
    I think this'll be the first iPad on which I'd feel comfortable taking detailed handwritten notes.
  5. loveandhavefun macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2014
    it's exactly what the iPad could've been at the start :) It's got awesome speakers and the pencil is great
  6. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    I'm probably getting one to upgrade from my Air 2 simply because of the larger screen.
  7. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    I'm looking to lighten my load when I travel. my rMBP is amazing, I love it to bits but it is aging, a late 2013 isn't getting any younger and while it still has a year of AppleCare+ I might as well get my moneys worth out of it while I can. I bought it for editing photos and video, but I haven't been continuing that as much since I finally picked a career. In my experience people don't really care if the image is an 50megapixel RAW with a 1.2f ultra sharp lens and edited on a colour corrected screen with the latest and greatest software... A nice shot is often enough when selling unique items, when the image is gallery material after the item sells anyhow.

    That stuff aside, I'm liking the idea of having LTE capability as well. When travelling I don't want to be looking for the nearest Wifi spot thats not why I travel. It'll be liberating being able to swap a SIM card out when I need to in another country or something and just take it from there.

    The Pencil and keyboard is icing on the cake, particularly the pencil. I've had a stylus for my iPad 4 for years and it was great but the lag is crazy.. and the iPad 4 isn't aging as well as other devices with iOS 9 installed.
  8. mi7chy macrumors 601


    Oct 24, 2014
    iPad Prosumer is the only purchase candidate right now. iPad Air 2 has flaws and runs the old A8X architecture instead of A9/A9X. And, the new iPad Mini 4 is underpowered with old iPhone 6 SoC and a washed out display. Too bad it doesn't come out for another month or two.
  9. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    Seems business use is a most high priority. Yes, running a business on it is not really an option of course in the while, but, like with myself, aiding business for both my own and my employer, the Pro will be a huge gift.

    Im also going to make more effort to fully utilise and optimise my icloud and drop box methods to get the best filing system i can too.

    I think the Pro certainly wont be as portable as my existing ipad2 when around the house though, i cant really imagine wielding a laptop screen around everywhere with me, but then lets see.
  10. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    The A8 with 2GB of RAM is a strong performer. Heck, the A7 is still a strong performer. And based on calorimetry, the iPad Mini 4's display is equal to the iPad Air 2's display in terms of color gamut:

    There are plenty of good reasons to go for an iPad Pro over an iPad Air 2 or an iPad Mini 4, but they're still good products.
  11. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    Why no UK Price yet?
    Is Apple waiting to see what Microsoft are going to price the Surface 4 at, before they feel happy setting a price?
  12. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    I've been using my iPad as my laptop since the iPad 4 came out. I can do everything I need to do on it EXCEPT draw. I'm hoping to upgrade to the iPad Pro to finally have a portable drawing device that's Mac centric. I do plan to wait a bit after it's released just to see how other creatives like it before I plop down the $1000.
  13. mdridwan47 macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    I'll get the iPad Air 3. Pro is too big for me.
  14. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm excited to use this device for the new Adobe mockups product (I architect new features for what my team develops), hand written notes & drawings to deliver quick messages to those around me, project management and now I no longer need to unhook my MBP from my office setup when I go to Starbucks.

    Anyone have any recommendations on good apps for Visual Studio task management on the iPad instead of through the site? Visual Studio online sucks on Chrome and Safari on the Mac.
  15. timewarp3k macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2015
    There are so many fundamental reasons. Three areas that contain my interests. First, I am a teacher and in that capacity just a larger screen will be a windfall. Second, I design interactive learning environments and ability to create prototypes with a fair amount complexity is at least for me obvious Finally I am now somewhat disabled and the option of having a more versatile "laptop" than I have now with my iPad 2/Brydge keyboard and my MacBook Pro.
    Thank you for asking.
  16. lympero macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    Arta, Greece
    The real question is why releasing iPad pro without 3D Touch?
  17. Dranix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    Gelnhausen, Germany
    Probably because the larger glass can't be as flexible as the small display in the iPhone.
  18. nickyD410 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2012
    They need to leave something out for the ipad pro 2.
  19. rowspaxe macrumors 68000


    Jan 29, 2010
    fair enough. but to people looking to use the pencil--i think this an excellent size choice by apple. Ironically--this maybe the best MS oneNote device--with a very familiar a4 size image space. Ironically--the importance of pen computing may be more influenced by this "jony come lately" than the pen-centric surface pro offerings.

    The major short fall is the lack of proper stand--but hopefully third parties will fill in
  20. Kal-037 macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2015
    Depends on the day, but usually I live all over.
    I'll preorder but not open mine until tinkering with one in store. The reasons I want it:
    1.) I'm a writer and graphic designer/illustrator, but am going into Film, (so I would like a larger screen iPad, Pencil, and more power,) Apple Pencil will be nice, same with the keyboard size. And 4K video editing on an iPad will be super awesome.
    2.) Again I really want the power this beast has.
    3.) It will be really cool to have those 4 speakers. lol

    Hopefully the size won't be as big an issue when I hold it in person.

  21. engineerben macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2010
    Greenville Tx
    One possible reason is that the taptic engine in the phone replaces the vibrator motor - thus, only a small increase in overall size (remove a part, add a part). Also, I wonder how Apple's taptic engine would feel over such a large expanse of glass?
  22. pdoherty macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2014
    I want a bigger screen on my tablet. I don't see why 9.7 inch is some magical threshold that shouldn't be crossed; people use tablets at about the same distance they use laptop computers, and laptops are 13" - 17" displays.
  23. pdoherty macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2014
    Problem I see with the iPad Pro is the completely inability to move documents on or off of it easily. Why does Apple not address this aspect of usability?
  24. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    but that goes for all idevices. this also completely vexes me too. why cant we have a simple, fuss-free method of file transfer, even if there's no proper file system in place? (ie, something like usb). and no the Pro is around files will be even bigger.

    personally, i'm going to make most of icloud and dropbox.
  25. Cnasty macrumors 68030


    Jul 2, 2008
    Because I have a tech addition that needs to be fed and Apple is my supplier 95% of the time.

    Damn enablers.

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