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
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    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.
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    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
  9. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    March is gone and now it's the middle of May. Still no news on new ipad pros. Maybe in June at the WWDC event something might be said.

    Updated: Finally fixed my mistake on June conference.
    Last edited by Abu Khadija; 05-11-2017 at 10:57 PM.
    05-11-2017 07:33 AM
  10. IvanKaramazov's Avatar
    Seems increasingly likely we'll see, at a minimum, the long-rumored 10.5" iPad Pro in 2 weeks at WWDC. What I'm dying to know is if an update to the 12.9" model will accompany it. I've been waiting for a new 12.9" for months now, and I'll probably get the new model even if it's just a processor bump, but I'll admit to being disappointed if the larger model doesn't adopt the new, slimmer-bezelled design language of the rumored 10.5".

    Surely Apple won't let their flagship iPad lag behind its smaller cousin in features for yet another generation...
    05-23-2017 01:22 PM
  11. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I bought the 12.9" in December, not sure if I'm ready for an upgrade yet. The new one has to wow me for me to consider it.
    05-24-2017 11:05 AM
  12. italodance's Avatar
    I bought the 12.9" in December, not sure if I'm ready for an upgrade yet. The new one has to wow me for me to consider it.
    Me too 12.9" here, the only and important feature is Storage Size , i really have problem with low storage of my 256 and it is killing me every day because of removing old medias. i even don't get it why Apple's iPads are still up to 256 gb after many years and nothing changed specially while Apple wants to call it a laptop or laptop replacement / changer / challanger/ whatever.
    It was the past whom peolpe use itunes on MAC only, 10 years ago? Now with iPad Pro and its big sizes (upcoming 10.5" and new 12.9") most peolpe would be encouraged to watch Medias on these big screens.

    Apple TV is worse, force you to stream instead of downloading, with limited size of 64 GB.
    So if the next iPad Pro has a storage size of 1 TB, I will grab it instantly.
    Last edited by italodance; 05-25-2017 at 11:39 PM.
    05-25-2017 10:54 PM
  13. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I TB might be too much in price for me. Mine is 128gb and I'm struggling with the storage. They didn't have a 256 when I bought mine so I got the 128. Bought a seagate external storage drive for my itunes movies and tv shows. Haven't looked yet to see if it will work with the big pro.
    Yesterday 06:51 PM
  14. brian_84's Avatar
    I TB might be too much in price for me. Mine is 128gb and I'm struggling with the storage. They didn't have a 256 when I bought mine so I got the 128. Bought a seagate external storage drive for my itunes movies and tv shows. Haven't looked yet to see if it will work with the big pro.
    That is a problem if they're stored locally. Long live Netflix I say.
    Yesterday 07:28 PM
  15. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I don't understand the first part but I'm paying $10 a month and hardly using it. It's mostly used on the road so I'm practically eating my data.
    Yesterday 07:55 PM

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