Possible end of 12.9 Ipad since 10.5???

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  1. Diane B

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    I've only read of the possibility on one site, Macrumors, but since I love the 12.9 Pro and don't plan to upgrade this cycle, it did alarm me a bit LOL. I'll be interested in hearing from those that have ordered the 10.5"--Macrumors seemed to feel the 10.5 is 'just right'. Perhaps--I will look at one just for reference when they are available in stores. I have had a 9.7" since Ipad 1 and the 12.9 for all my needs is wonderful--and with IOS11 coming it will be the right device for almost all my needs. I do have a 15" Macbook and use it primarily with external drives so it will continue to be my 5-10% machine with the Ipad Pro being used for most everything else.

    Looking forward to hearing from 10.5" owners if they feel it is "just right". I use split screen so much this is probably the biggest thing I will be interested in.

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    Since they updated the 12.9 inch Pro at the same time as the 10.5's release, it seems unlikely it will be discontinued.

    The 9.7 inch iPad Pro has been discontinued.
     
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    I agree. It seems to me that the 10.5 and the 12.9 will be the 2 sizes going forward, unless the 12.9 tanks in sales. But Apple still has to wait a while on that because there may be a lot of iPad sales come late fall/early winter due to IOS 11 and the Christmas season. One of the MAIN reasons that I'm moving from a Surface to the IPP 12.9 is IOS 11.
     
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    Looking at the reviews, the differences between the new 10.5" iPad Pro and the 12.9" iPad Pro models come down to this.

    Size of screen and devices. Other than this all the hardware features appear to be identical.

    So, it's going to come down to a portabilty vs better multitasking vs price issue.

    Portabilty: Oviously the smaller iPad is easier to pack in a bag, carry around, and hold. The larger iPad gives you roomier keyboards, both software and hardware. (Unless you use a separate Bluetooth keyboard, in which case you can have any size you want.)

    Multitasking: The smaller iPad Pro's side-by-side layout is only slightly better than the 9.7 model. At 50:50 your apps have two iPhone UI's. The 12.9" iPad Pro at 50:50 gives you two portrait iPad layouts. There was a lot of speculation that the 10.5" iPad Pro would give you two iPad Mini sized portrait UI's side by side. This turned out to not be the case.

    Price: With the same memory and wi-fi/cellular configuration the 12.9" Pro costs about $150 more than the 10.5" Pro.

    I was thinking the 10.5" Pro might be a better fit for me, but given the 'slighlty' less capable side-by-side view, I would stick with the 12.9" model: If was upgading this year, which I'm probably not. Anyone upgrading from a 9.7" iPad is probably going to be very pleased. Other than the substantial price jump, it's all plusses. For those considering downsizing from the 12.9", you'll have to give careful consideratoins to the trade-offs.
     
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    Going a step further I like the 12.9 because of my eyes and I just prefer to be able to see so the larger screen sure makes web pages and some apps much easier for me, especially around 9pm or 10pm when my eyes are tired and blurry! ;)
     
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    Also, reading magazines, graphic novels, or comics is way better on the big screen. You rarely have to zoom in to see the details. Though I admit to often setting it in a stand to avoid holding the iPad while reading. That, or sitting back and proping it on my substantial tummy. I suppose those without the benifit of a built in tummy prop could use a pillow.
     
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    You all came up with same reasons I have for the 12.9 over the 10.5. I have a friend who will receive the 10.5 today and has been using the 12.9 since it came out and it will be interesting to hear her comparison--on screen size only. Right now her reasoning is the same--the side by side for the 12.9 is still the better. She is replacing a gifted 9.7 with the 10.5 that she carries daily but prefers the 12.9 for other than easy mobility. I have even found my old Rickshaw bags that have a pocket in the front for an Ipad carry the 12.9 nicely in the middle of the bag and I use the front pocket for other items so I didn't even have to upgrade bags for the larger.

    We will likely upgrade my husband's Ipad next time to the 10.5 but he doesn't use a Pencil, never uses side by side (SMH) and does like the mobility of the smaller footprint--but he does covet the big screen LOL.

    I questioned Macrumors throwout suggestion the 12.9 would be discontinued in future as I think a lot of people will be drawn to the larger screen once IOS11 comes out. I have thought that my upgrade to the next 12.9 will be a good while in coming-likely 18 mos at least but do not see any reason to upgrade this cycle--so it did make me wonder if I should consider it at some point--if there is fear of it going away at some point. Hope not-a big fan here.
     
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    I was an early adopter of the 12.9 when originally release and I have to say I love it for daily use. It's all plusses except for the fatigue. It's not really meant to be held suspended in the air for a long period of time and can feel cumbersome when laying down and trying to type while holding it in the air.

    BUT, the added screen size was enough of a tipping point for me to dump my iPad Air and go big. I'm really happy so far. IF I ended up buying a 10.5 it would be more as a replacement for my iPad Mini 4 which i also enjoy but find myself using it less and less as the performance difference is noticeable from my 12.9 to the mini. Great for portability, but not much else.
     
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    In my humble opinion I have no disire for any iPad bigger than the mini. I personally think the mini is the perfect size for a iPad. I don't really see why anyone would want a 10.5 inch or a 12.9 screen. If you want bigger your probably better off with a laptop.
     
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    Each to his own.

    I've had the first generation iPad mini, and I didn't really like the size, so I sold it. I prefer larger screens.

    If you've never tried one of the others, you won't know whether or not they are too big.
     

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