iPad Pro 12.9 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Apple/iOS' started by AveSharia, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. yodamiked

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    If you get a chance, would be curious to see a picture of your screen to see how much the protectors are obscuring the screen. That's my main concern with getting one for my iPP 10.5.
     
  2. paprikaleapt

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    Anyone considering the older ipad 12.9 inch?

    Looks like there are some 550$ ish refurbished older ipad 12.9 inches.

    The lack of magnetic pen is a bummer but if it drops price anymore, it seems like a nice device for biology related apps or memorization apps or non-pen work.

    Since I don't plan to do any heavy duty tasks like video editing, I don't think the power will be a big issue. So it seems the only issues aside from price are larger weight of the older 12.9 and the lack of magnetic pen. Oh and storage. I guess I don't have a good sense of how much storage is enough but I plan to download plenty of apps + download plenty of pictures and pdf's with pictures.

    Lisa seems to have ripped off a metal pen clipper though it wouldn't do me much good because I don't really plan to get a keyboard
     
  3. yodamiked

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    One thing to check is which generation. There are is actually a gen 1 and a gen 2 iPP 12.9, which look exactly the same but have some spec differences.

    My iPP 10.5 (same generation as the 12.9 gen 2) is probably the best piece of tech I’ve owned and still runs beautifully and is also great for sketching.

    I would suggest minimum 128gb but that’s personal preference. It just sucks if you go for a lower storage always having to keep an eye on it and constantly deleting stuff to make room.
     
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  4. AveSharia

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    I put together an imgur album. The lesson I took from this sample is that if you don't want to obscure your screen... look into clear (i.e. not matte) screen protectors. Visibility is terrible for all these matte protectors for any dark content, and I try to use dark mode as much as possible, including when taking notes.

    As for white-background content, I included 4 shots with the glare in focus, and 4 shots with the content in focus. The most noticeable diffraction was with the MXT protector. You can't really tell in the photos, but you can see that I've written "horribly grainy/RGB effect on white" over that one.

    After a couple days taking notes over them, I will add that the "sqeak" to the MXH (25% matte) protector pretty much went away. But I think the opacity kills that as an option. The "blowout" from spreading the glare was actually pretty bad (indoors, in 'ordinary' fluorescent classroom lighting) on all four protectors. For me, unacceptably so.

    I'll be looking for clear/non-matte ones.
     
  5. paprikaleapt

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    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=ipad+12.9

    Aside from storage and resolution, is there anything else I should think about deciding between the two? Is gen1 a bit sluggish for web browsing in practice? Too heavy in practice?

    Right now I look at the cheapest options in the link of amazon, the resolution looks fine. But I don't have a sense of how much 2017 vs earlier model will do speed wise/overall experience wise.

    The 2017 one seems to only have 64 Gb, then 256 GB options (850$ for latter) which is a bummer.
     
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