Time for a change.

Discussion in 'iPad Pro Forum' started by Poisonivy, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Poisonivy

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    I've decided to upgrade from my 9.7" iPad Pro to the 10.5".
    I did consider the 12.9" but I really don't need one that big.
     
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    I am seriously considering the 10.5” but in my case i am upgrading from an iPad Air (1). Why are you thinking of the 2017 Pro instead of waiting for the 2018 release?
     
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    From my understanding there are no iPad upgrades this year, unless I've missed something.
     
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    Well, I've procrastinated on my Air 2 upgrade - thought that I'd have a 'new' iPad by now but have waited wanting to see what Apple would release in the fall - I was hoping for a Pro upgrade but only rumors (as shown below - LINK) - some supposed features include a USB-C port & an 18-watt charger - also assume no HOME button w/ facial recognition - my battery is still dying on the iPad Air 2 but don't want to invest in a replacement - probably will just wait. Dave :)
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    Rumours of only being able to view in Portrait mode didn't please me....
    Also what pushed me is I have a buyer for my 9.7" model getting over half my money back.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan! Dave :)
     
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    It does :)
     
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    The lightning connector on the 12.5" iPad Pro is already USB-C compatible and can be used for much faster data transfer with a Mac equipped with USB-C ports. All you need is the lightning to USB-C cable. It can also use the 29W MacBook charger for faster charging.
     
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    True, but the current Pros still have a lightning port and would require the extra expense of a compatible cable and USB-C charger - probably would not buy into that option. Plus, I've never liked the 'lightning connector', i.e. seems flimsy and potentially easily damaged, especially for users that might be careless in their insertion into an i-Device - on our iPads & wife's iPhone, repeated insertion is sometimes needed to get a 'charging icon' to show (and we pay attention) - this observation seems to have become more of an issue as our devices have aged.

    SO, just wondering if the USB-C connector may be more robust as to its durability vs. the lightning connector? Not sure - just a concern for me in an iPad upgrade - some more information in this recent Article - also rumored in that link is whether Apple may just eliminate the charging port w/ the advent of non-cabled battery charging - Apple seems to be headed toward i-Devices w/ no holes or connections? Dave :)
     
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    I don't know now if I should wait and see if there is an upgrade soon...
     

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