1. G.4's Avatar
    I have a 9.7" iPad Pro, but I've been considering the larger version since it really is a computer for me. (I have a work PC, but at home and on the road I only use my iPad.) I checked out my carrier's site last night to see what the pricing is on the 12.9" model and they were "sold out" of every single color and size configuration. I've seen an article here and there about possible March release of a new 12.9" Pro. Maybe that's why? Coincidence? For those of you who already have one, is the larger size a plus or a burden? Thanks
    12-30-2016 08:02 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    I love the features of the iPad Pro in particular the multitasking, but I prefer the smaller 9.7 inch size. It's perfect for my needs. Having used 7 inch tablets too I can appreciate their value also, but 12.9 would be too big for me personally.
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    12-30-2016 08:28 AM
  3. JT2050's Avatar
    If you can use and will appreciate it, the larger size is good. It really depends on what you are doing with your iPad. I have used both and for drawing the 12.9 is a must. You always want more room to express your ideas. But for checking email etc., the 9.7 works great. The rumor is we are going to get a 10.9 in March. Basically a 9.7 with a screen to the edge on 3 sides. I have not heard anything about a new 12.9.
    01-26-2017 04:06 PM
  4. Matty's Avatar
    I have a 9.7" iPad Pro, but I've been considering the larger version since it really is a computer for me.
    I think if you are using it as your actual laptop replacement then the 12.9" is definitely worth it over the 9.7". The extra screen size is very welcomed. If you are using it as supplementary device to your laptop then the 9.7" is fine.

    Regarding the new possible update
    I've seen an article here and there about possible March release of a new 12.9" Pro. Maybe that's why?
    After reading this article, they seem to think an update for all models is coming in March because the shipping times for iPads has increase from 1 - 2 week to now 2 - 3 weeks. This could just be a small supply backlog or it means updates are coming. If you are able to wait, i would wait till march and if nothing arrives then make a decision
    G.4 likes this.
    02-18-2017 04:45 AM
  5. G.4's Avatar
    I think if you are using it as your actual laptop replacement then the 12.9" is definitely worth it over the 9.7". The extra screen size is very welcomed. If you are using it as supplementary device to your laptop then the 9.7" is fine.

    Regarding the new possible update


    After reading this article, they seem to think an update for all models is coming in March because the shipping times for iPads has increase from 1 - 2 week to now 2 - 3 weeks. This could just be a small supply backlog or it means updates are coming. If you are able to wait, i would wait till march and if nothing arrives then make a decision
    Excellent points and thanks for the response! Fingers crossed for a new badass 12.9" Pro next month.
    02-18-2017 07:50 AM
  6. Marlene47's Avatar
    A few hours ago, I just read a piece of news saying that Apple to launch iPad Pro 2, along with red iPhone 7 and 128GB iPhone SE at at March event.
    02-21-2017 02:59 AM
  7. lemony0's Avatar
    Yep it's on the homepage. 4 new iPad Pro models coming in March with 12.9" being the biggest.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    02-21-2017 03:56 AM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I bought my 12.9" pro in the middle of December knowing almost full well that the new ones "MIGHT" be coming in March. I had the 9.7" pro and I use the big iPad even more than my 15" rMBP. Only chance of me buying the new one is if it either blows me away or has Xcode on it.
    03-08-2017 07:08 AM

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