Commander Shepard has one and likes it from early anecdotes, but I'll let him speak about it after this.Just curious how you like the new iPad. We are considering the 11 inch version. The webcam improvement looks interesting (Center Stage). Or maybe not since our iPad Pro 10.5 seems to be doing just fine for most things.
I'd definitely shift your attention to the iPad Air in that case. You might miss the 120Hz screen, but I suspect you won't miss other things too much. Maybe the extra speakers.Apple is offering $280 on a trade-in for our iPad Pro 10.5. Wife is a schoolteacher, which gives a $50 discount off the 11 inch model. So we could get it for $749 instead of $799. We use our iPad for internet browsing, youtube video, amazon video, and rarely games. But I am wondering if the new iPad is just overkill for us. Insanely powerful, but what can all this power be used for?
Sooooo... are you selling your old one?Part of my compensation package is I get an electronic device purchase option. So every year I get a phone or iPad or computer.
This year I got the iPad Pro 12.9 inch with a terabyte. Before taxes it was $1800.
I did not know this, but the current Pro is Gen 5. My previous iPad was Gen 3.
For $1800 plus taxes it is not much of an upgrade. Yes the screen is improved in contrast and the camera is way better. Seriously, how many times am I taking a publish quality picture with a 13 inch iPad? It is faster, but nothing I do really stressed the speed side of it. However it is smoother when switching applications.
If someone else wasn’t paying for it, I wouldn’t get it for me. Either they buy me the electronics or I lose the money, I can not simply ask for the cash. I’m sure it’s a tax thing.
edit. Total cost was $1920.43
I traded in my 2018 11" iPad Pro for the 2021 version. I like it, but there's a lot of disappointment with iPadOS 15 because there's no support for Pro-level apps. I suggest you watch some of the YT reviewer videos, like the one below, before making a purchase. Had I not gotten $500 trade in value, I would have kept my 2018 iPad.
I think Apple may have outsmarted themselves. They made an iPad Pro so powerful that it rivals the performance (and sales) of the MacBook Pro. So, the only way to prevent that bit of unforeseen unfortunateness would be to limit iPadOS. That, in turn, limits the appeal of a Pro level iPad thus encouraging consumers to opt for the cheaper iPad Air or Mini.This, oh so very this. Yes, it's nicer, yes it's better, yet if I hadn't gotten $500 in trade, I wouldn't have bothered.
I am hoping that they figure out that an iPad Pro that has the hardware capability, really needs the OS support.
I've been Android guy, well since 2010 and was shopping for a new tablet and figured Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ is the only option for me. Turns out it wasn't haha.
For €50 more I had a choice between S7+ and iPad Pro 11". S7+ does have a better screen and a pen (and a better OS?), but I use my tablet for pretty much anything except drawing so the pen is useless. I have Samsung Note 10+ and the pen is rarely used, although very useful when I use it (to cut part of a text and send to someone). The loss of that AMOLED screen doesn't feel as bad, at least since I can't compare them side by side. iPad 11" screen I have no complains about.
S7+ is old. It has a slow chip compared to M1 and I wasn't sure about that size. I think even the 11" iPad is sometimes too big.
The reason why I went for 11" iPad is 1) size, 2) that M1 chip, 3) resale value. iPad will sell much faster and hold its value much better in a year or so, compared to S7+ which is already old.
But goddamn the App Store is crap compared to Android. I heard good things about it, but nope. Categories, customizations, etc, it's pretty bad. Not Microsoft bad when they had their phones (I had Lumia 1620, awesome hardware btw), but it's worse than Android.
I have just enlisted into IpadOS 15 beta because I need widgets on my main screen.
My ex has a Macbook. I hated every single thing about it. Ipad is great. Iphone I might consider if they add more customization. But I'm sure that I'd miss Nova Launcher from my Android phone.
The huge beef I have with Apple is that I can't hide the icons. On my phone, I have one big empty home screen with a beautiful animated wallpaper. I can just swipe up and the app drawer shows up, which I have have separated into categories. It's very easy and quick to navigate (also that Samsung Edge screen tab helps a ton for even quicker access to apps). On Ipad, I can't do that.
I would love that 12.9" iPad Pro screen on say, 10-11" iPad.
Samsung too fucked up, putting TFT screen on 10.5" S7 and AMOLED on 12.5". WTF were they thinking. 12.5" is too big.
So in a year or so, I'll see the new refreshed models from both Apple and Samsung and hope for something with a better screen and more customization at around 10-11".
Forgot to add that one thing that caught me by surprise. I was watching YouTube vides on Android vs iPad tablets and so many claiming that Android tablet app support is bad compared to iPad.
Imagine the shock when I opened Instagram on iPad
Even Facebook is bad. And those are big apps from a huge company. I think those Android tablet/store vs Apple tablet/store videos are mostly fanboy nonsense.
I've seen several reports that claim the 11" iPad Pro get the XDR miniLED display in 2022. If true, I'll definitely upgrade again. Apple's trade-in program will give me a good value for my 2021 Pro.My 2018 11" iPad pro is still going strong. Cannot believe how smooth it is even with iPad OS15.
That said, I think I will wait until Apple releases this version with an OLED display!
Agreed! I had my doubts, but now wouldn't want an iPad without it.Just picked up a magic keyboard for the 11” and kinda wish I didn’t wait. Expensive, and heavy, but it being magnetic makes it super easy to remove if I’m just using it as a tablet. Very usable sitting on the couch or recliner.