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Ratsaremyfreinds

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if they make it ill buy it .but im all about size i have a 70 inch tv in the bedroom lol and im going to upgrade
 

Shirasaki

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Do you feel 70” big enough? Or do you want an iPad that takes the size of a football field? /s
Seriously, 17” iPad Pro is well into monitor category with powerful iOS support. Apple could enter a whole new product category by releasing professional iPad Pro like that.
 

ejin222

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Not that I would've been able to afford a larger iPad with the recent price spikes, but had Apple offered a 14"+ model, I would've purchased one. My personal wish was that the screen was at least the size of a piece of paper.
 

Shirasaki

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Seriously ,
I personally don't think the 12.9 is very holdable, never mind anything larger.
That is the main reason I go for 11” instead of 12.9” for my iPad Pro, though I now somehow feel a bit weird about this one. I mean, 12.9” is very difficult to hold with both hands in landscape mode, but full size keyboard and shorter keyboard leaves more area for screen stuff. Everything on 12.9” looks just gorgeous. On the other hand, I feel holding 12.9” for an extended period is more painful for me, while 11” is ok.
 

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That is the main reason I go for 11” instead of 12.9” for my iPad Pro, though I now somehow feel a bit weird about this one. I mean, 12.9” is very difficult to hold with both hands in landscape mode, but full size keyboard and shorter keyboard leaves more area for screen stuff. Everything on 12.9” looks just gorgeous. On the other hand, I feel holding 12.9” for an extended period is more painful for me, while 11” is ok.
This is the debate I'm having with myself right now. I bought and returned a 12.9 due to the lack of holdability (is that a word?) The majority of usage for me is done with holding the iPad. I agree though the 12.9 is where its at for screen real estate, and user experience.
 

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This is the debate I'm having with myself right now. I bought and returned a 12.9 due to the lack of holdability (is that a word?) The majority of usage for me is done with holding the iPad. I agree though the 12.9 is where its at for screen real estate, and user experience.
I was a bit silly to not utilise 14-day return to test out iPad Pro 12.9”, and only got the chance to try it out in Apple store. But, I gotta say, 12.9” is best sitting in a desk, as a laptop, rather than something I want to carry around. Heck, if I carry iPad Pro 12.9” in my pocket (it is hilariously big enough to put 12.9” iPad in), I would be extremely scared when I bend my knees to move around or something.
Well, no more such debate for me this time. Maybe, next time.
 
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Well, no more such debate for me this time. Maybe, next time.
That's the thing, I'm ready to upgrade and I'll be giving my wife the 10.5 and I'll be upgrading to the newest model. Do I spend more $$ for the 12.9 with the risk being high that I'll return it, or play it safe (with some possible buyers remorse) and get the 11"?
 

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I'd kind of liked to have seen the 12.9" get the 11" treatment when it was redesigned, making the aspect taller and giving a bit more screen. making it smaller is ok, but you're probably not going to choose this model if you're particularly concerned with portability.
 

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IMO it's a huge tablet but a small laptop replacement.
For me its a tablet that works to supplement my computer needs. i was contemplating the Surface Go which has an advantage of running desktop class apps but is inferior as a tablet. I've largely decided to stick with the iPad, but when I was considering the Go, Surface Pro and a thinkpad tablet. The latter two incur the same issues as the 12.9" iPad - too large to keep holding but I'd say the issues are worse with them simply because windows in tablet mode is inferior to the iPad. Those machines work best on a desk

if you're particularly concerned with portability.
Yeah, good point and that's one major need for me. I'll be commuting with the tablet, and taking it with me to meetings and what not. It will be in my hands and traveling quite often
 
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Shirasaki

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That's the thing, I'm ready to upgrade and I'll be giving my wife the 10.5 and I'll be upgrading to the newest model. Do I spend more $$ for the 12.9 with the risk being high that I'll return it, or play it safe (with some possible buyers remorse) and get the 11"?
Umm, it kinda depends on whether you can figure out 12.9” is the best option for you in 14 days or not. If I were you, I would ask these questions:
1) Do I use iPad more on a desk with keyboard folio or carry around with or without keyboard folio?
2) Can I somehow comfortably use iPad with two Hands in landscape mode when I need to?
3) Do I weigh extra screen estate more than portability.
Really, all three questions point to one word: portability. I made my initial decision based on pretty much this word alone. If you care portability a bit more, go for 11”. Otherwise, you can consider 12.9”.
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Yeah, good point and that's one major need for me. I'll be commuting with the tablet, and taking it with me to meetings and what not. It will be in my hands and traveling quite often
Ok, that guy beats me on this one. :p
Based on this comment, 11” is the way to go.
 
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For me its a tablet that works to supplement my computer needs. i was contemplating the Surface Go which has an advantage of running desktop class apps but is inferior as a tablet. I've largely decided to stick with the iPad, but when I was considering the Go, Surface Pro and a thinkpad tablet. The latter two incur the same issues as the 12.9" iPad - too large to keep holding but I'd say the issues are worse with them simply because windows in tablet mode is inferior to the iPad. Those machines work best on a desk

For my use case the 12.9 Pro with keyboard folio makes zero sense. You're spending laptop money for something the same size and weight as a laptop but less functional (e.g. no Xcode) and less portable (more easily damaged). Also the folio keyboard isn't as good as a real keyboard (but then butterfly keyboards aren't great either).

The key features of an iPad for me are more portable, pencil input, and LTE/GPS to complement portability.

I can see the 12.9 being ideal for someone who wants to use the pencil on a large canvas in an office and not caring about portability.

My ideal setup would be 11 LTE Pro with pencil and non-keyboard folio. But that's all killed by the Pros being easily damaged and unsuitable for routine backpack use. So I'll wait for the next gen with higher grade aluminium and internal structuring.
 

Shirasaki

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Also the folio keyboard isn't as good as a real keyboard
While this is mostly true, after using that Logitech keyboard folio, I find Apple Keyboard folio works surprisingly well for me. The biggest problem of that Logitech folio is I happen to tap language key so many times during typing, greatly reducing my typing speed. This does not happen that much with apple keyboard folio. Also, no recharge means no need to worry about battery, and apple keyboard folio is extremely easy to set up and tear down, while Logitech folio takes considerable amount of effort to install and remove the case.
 

sparksd

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I bought this after the Air 2 and the 10.5 iPP and love the big screen. I don't find holdability to be problematic at all.
 

gnomeisland

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My ideal setup would be 11 LTE Pro with pencil and non-keyboard folio. But that's all killed by the Pros being easily damaged and unsuitable for routine backpack use. So I'll wait for the next gen with higher grade aluminium and internal structuring.
That's what I have and it works great. Maybe I'm just lucky or more careful than I realize but no bending. Now I DO use a magnetic case when carrying the iPad (love that I can slip it off when I'm sitting down to read or write for long periods, not enough reviewers talk about that advantage) but they aren't as fragile as some say.

Do I wish it was more robust? Sure. Especially since with an OLED screen it would have room for a thicker cover glass (thin cover glass is a bigger problem IMO) and without the side light, possible thicker case as well.
 

bensisko

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that i now think it is to small . at first i thought it was way to big

At first this was kinda funny to me. Thinking about it, though, I can see this making sense.

With Sidecar coming, I can see a larger iPad being a good thing as a touch/Pencil-enabled display. Making it an iPad means you can pick up your display and lounge on the couch and draw - and it would one-up the Surface Studio.

The challenge is to make a stand that functions like a Surface Studio without costing $1000...
 

maflynn

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Can't relate to this at all. 11" IPP for me.
I was watching an older unboxing video if the 12.9 IPP and my kids walked by and I asked them - this (the 12.9) or the smaller 11" and both of them chimed in over the smaller. The 12.9 may be great for many people, but for me its just to freaking large.

I don't draw, I'm not a creative in any sense of the word (other then enjoying photography but I have a laptop for that), and so my IPP is used for more boring tasks, like note taking, and excel, or Word. In those use cases the 11 is excellent and the larger form factor really doesn't buy me anything more.
 
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