Will iPad Pro be updated?

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  1. aware, Mar 4, 2016
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    Hi, i know that there will be a new 9.7 iPad Pro in March. I want to ask if the 12.9 iPad Pro will be updated as well?
     
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    This has been discussed ad nauseam and easy enough to find an answer with almost no effort at all.
     
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  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No one can confirm anything until Apple makes the announcement, but it's highly unlikely.
     
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    More than likely in the autumn. But who knows.
     
  6. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    No one can tell you that. I can only say that it will be extremely unlikely that they update an iPad 6 months after the previous release (not that it hasn't been done before in the form of the iPad 3, but I don't see this as a mistake Apple will repeat).
     
  7. Leo90 macrumors 6502

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    Who cares? Just buy it now if you need the device now.
     
  8. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    They tend to update specific iPad's every two years going on recent evidence. I would therefore, not expect an update to iPad Pro until Autumn 2017.
     
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    It's extremely unlikely... BTW what kind of update would you like to have ?
     
  10. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it will get updated.

    In the March event? No chance whatsoever.
     
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    Of course, Apple might choose to ignore the "... No chance whatsoever", and update anyway.
    We can all guess here,
     
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    Buyers of expensive items get very upset if an item they "just bought" gets updated too quickly.
     
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  14. yegon, Mar 5, 2016
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    yegon macrumors 68020

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    Yes, always find that funny :).

    Absolutely nothing points towards a Pro upgrade this quickly though - common sense and zero supply chain rumours says no - beyond the one and only time Apple did a quick upgrade from iPad 3 -> 4. If anything, less frequent iPad upgrades seems to be the plan going forward.

    I had a Pro for a couple of weeks at launch before returning it, was a silly purchase on my part, too big for my usage strictly as a handy entertainment device to shove in my bag and tote around the house listening to podcasts. I much prefer laptops/desktops for work purposes personally.

    Will likely upgrade from my Air 2 if the next 9.7" definitely has 4gb ram. The better speakers will be a boon for my podcast listening.
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    You don't need to be an Apple Insider to realize that is pretty much zero chance of a new 12.9" iPad model this Spring. That makes no sense. The current model hasn't even really gained traction yet. They'll want to get way more millage out of it before they start producing a new model, and what would they be able to offer as improvements so soon? An A10X processor? 8 GB of RAM? Because the current Pro is under powered and laggy or something? Plus, there would be leaks and rumours by now.
     
  16. aware thread starter macrumors member

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    No, but i afraid they will update the camera to match the 9.7 sibling
     
  17. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    They probably will... several months from now. They're not putting out a whole new model in this early stage of the original's life cycle just to beef up the camera a little. Aside from pissing off consumers who will feel like they've been ripped off if their barely 6 month old purchase is made "out of date", remember that launching a new model of any product is a huge investment. Apple obviously wants the best possible return on that investment. Do you really think that they've gotten the maximum return on the 1st gen Pro already? If they have then I honestly don't think that it was very successful and that's all the more reason why they won't invest in a new one so soon. If they haven't, that means that they won't want to replace it until they have. So you see, either way it makes no sense to release a new model right now. Either there's still money to be made from the current one, or there isn't which means there's no reason to think that a new one would do better until there's been time to make more significant improvements than a camera upgrade.
     
  18. yegon macrumors 68020

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    @joeblow7777

    All good points. I think people sometimes get swept up by the rumour mill which cultivates the idea that everything's getting updated, and soon, despite common sense and historical evidence to the contrary. This delusion is evidenced by the sincere, angry cries of "Why are you doing this Apple?!".....in a comments thread following a completely unsubstantiated analysts report that never ultimately comes to pass and has zero connection with Apple.

    Upgrades on Apple stuff can be haphazard sometimes and aren't completely regular, but when they aren't regular, the upgrade cycle tends to be longer not shorter.

    With the exception of the iPad 4, nearly all non-regular upgrade cycles have been longer eg iPhone 4S, the supposed 5SE, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, Apple TV. The laptop and iMac line gets spec bumps occasionally, but big bumps & redesigns are few and far between and often constrained by Intel (Skylake etc) and other factors.

    Honestly, if I was after an iPad Pro I'd just buy it, although probably wise to wait for the coming announcement in case the new 9.7" does something that really turns your head.

    To be clear, I don't own and have no interest in an iPad Pro.
     
  19. aware, Mar 5, 2016
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    Not buying it because it may receive a better camera does not make sense. How many photos do you plan on taking on the iPad? I only take casual snaps where the difference in quality will be negligible.
     
  21. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Considering the iPad pro is capable of taking 4K video, makes sense for it to be able to film 4K video, which would stand to reason that it needs the iPhone 6s+’s 12 mp camera in the very least.

    Otherwise, the few times I do take a photo on my iPad is when I am scanning documents.
     
  22. aware thread starter macrumors member

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    Indeed. Not to mention pictures look better on the iPad Pro's screen
     
  23. hungrypenguin macrumors member

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    This.
    If you want to buy an Air-size iPad, wait for the march event.
    If you want the Pro-size, nobody but Apple will know when the next update is going to happen. It's highly unlikely to update a product which is only 4-5 months old. It's more likely to have a one, or even a two year cycle.
    If you can wait that long, then wait. But then again, if the new update comes out, there will be a newer one in the following 2 years....
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    Even if there were, they'd not risk their job to leak info on a internet forum.

    Consensus is that they just rolled out the IPP, they're not about to update it.
     

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