iPad Pro Will you buy an A13X iPad Pro if released this Spring?

Royksöpp

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If Apple only updated the processor by one increment would that be enough? If not, what would it need to have to compensate?
 

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I’m still happy with my gen 2 iPP 12.9 and its performance so no, a simple internal spec bump alone wouldn’t sway me. I’m honestly not sure what would...
 

Hym tix

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Oh yes.
A13x processor and across the board 6GB RAM would convince me to upgrade. I also hope the next gen keeps the incredibly slim design. 14” or 15” screen would be great as well, and would not feel “too big” for those of us coming from the 1st gen or 2nd gen 12.9”.
 
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urkel

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MY SELLING POINT IS SOFTWARE!
Final Cut? Aperture? I do a lot of mobile video editing and photo work so that would get me to buy new hardware immediately. But if all they have is yet another benchmark boost with the same old Photos 2007 and iMovie Lite then what's the point.

Even with a medium/heavy workload my 2016 iPad Pro 9.7 can handle my workflow similarly to my wife's 2018 Pro11. Obviously the new one is better but it's not $1000 better until it gets software that takes advantage of the hardware.
 
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urkel

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If Apple only updated the processor by one increment would that be enough? If not, what would it need to have to compensate?
The rumored updates are:

A14x Chip: Faster is nice but its not like anyone is hitting a wall with the a13
Mini-LED: Better contrast/brightness. Less Power.
U1 Chip: Spatial Awareness? I have it in my phone and don't see an advantage (yet)
AR Sensors: Apple keeps saying its a thing. Im unsure how valuable that is (yet)
Triple Camera: I think its cool but I also never use it. Still, better is better.
Keyboard: "Pro" smart keyboard with Scissor Switches or TouchBar


Hopefully they have some software surprises to announce because if its just slightly better hardware then that may not be a very big update.
 
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Dave245

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I’m waiting to see what happens, I have my eyes on the Surface Neo that’s due out Holiday season this year. i will see what Apple do with the upcoming iPad Pro.
 
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I got my father a new iPad Pro about two months ago because his old iPad got dropped and destroyed. I still haven't had a table yet so I am in the market for a new one. For me, I am going to get whatever is the latest and greatest this year so I know it gets support and updates for a while. Hopefully there are some really cool features on this upcoming one.
 

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I still use a 2015 iPad Pro 12.9 model but not as much now. It stays in the office doing smart home stuff. I used to use it a lot for work but not anymore. I'm using the cash to collect old Apple stuff! :D
 

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I will prob replace my IPP 11 since I miss having the 12.9 sucker. played with a surface pro for a little while and I misse the big ass screen. now it bed it might be over powering but.. who cares
 

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Will probably buy the new smart keyboard with it apparently going to be backlit, and have scissor switch action. It will be backwards compatible with the 2018 iPP’s as there will be no change in form factor.
 

Freakonomics101

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MY SELLING POINT IS SOFTWARE!
Final Cut? Aperture? I do a lot of mobile video editing and photo work so that would get me to buy new hardware immediately. But if all they have is yet another benchmark boost with the same old Photos 2007 and iMovie Lite then what's the point.

Even with a medium/heavy workload my 2016 iPad Pro 9.7 can handle my workflow similarly to my wife's 2018 Pro11. Obviously the new one is better but it's not $1000 better until it gets software that takes advantage of the hardware.
I agree with you. Better software would give all iPads a better bang for your buck kind of thing. iPadOS is a good start but there are a lot of areas where they could improve/upgrade on.
 

urkel

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Will probably buy the new smart keyboard with it apparently going to be backlit, and have scissor switch action. It will be backwards compatible with the 2018 iPP’s as there will be no change in form factor.
New camera = Incompatible Cases

Apple gets us every year with those new camera shapes.
 
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