1. Premium1's Avatar
    I thought the same until I decided to pick one up last night. Wowzers, this thing is incredible. The screen with the 600 knit is stunning. The 120 Hz speed is buttery smooth. Makes the current 9.7 pro feel jittery. You also feel it being 30% faster with the A10X. It's stunning fast. I hadn't used my Apple Pencil in a year. That has made me think different with the new speed. The double the RAM is major for multitasking. Now cameras, I could care less. I don't use my iPad for photo taking. Not everybody will feel the same but I feel like this is a great upgrade over the 9.7 pro. They say the screen is 20% bigger. It does feel that way.

    I know not everybody will see the value but this is just my honest thoughts. I usually buy things on launch day. I was hesitant and took me 2 days to actually want to try it. I even drove an hour to find an Apple Store that I had I wanted. Space gray 256 cellular 10.5. The 2 closer apple stores were sold out of this exact model. It was worth the drive.
    I'm kind of in the same boat. I may buy one just for the future proof of the new pro and hold onto it for many years to come. I messed around with one in store and did like the increased screen size. I think I will eventually get one for the larger screen and more storage (my pro is the 32gb model)
    06-27-2017 12:06 PM
  2. Easycure1974's Avatar
    Got my 10,5 Pro cellular and it feels incredible. Thought my 9,7 Pro was nice but this is even better. The speed is incredible and the screen size is just perfect. Together with the Smart Keyboard this is a really nice setup. Coupled with my 7 Plus and watch series 2 of course. Have not started my MacBook Pro since I got the 10,5
    Premium1 and H_D like this.
    07-04-2017 04:57 AM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    Got my 10,5 Pro cellular and it feels incredible. Thought my 9,7 Pro was nice but this is even better. The speed is incredible and the screen size is just perfect. Together with the Smart Keyboard this is a really nice setup. Coupled with my 7 Plus and watch series 2 of course. Have not started my MacBook Pro since I got the 10,5
    Bit the bullet and ordered one. Took advantage of a best buy trade in with my old iPad. Should arrive next week.
    H_D likes this.
    07-06-2017 03:00 PM
  4. Easycure1974's Avatar
    Bit the bullet and ordered one. Took advantage of a best buy trade in with my old iPad. Should arrive next week.
    Don't think that you will regret it
    Premium1 and H_D like this.
    07-06-2017 03:38 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    Don't think that you will regret it
    I figure with the processor and 4gb of ram it should last me a long time.
    H_D likes this.
    07-06-2017 08:05 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    I figure with the processor and 4gb of ram it should last me a long time.
    It will. It's a beast. And the best thing is the pro motion. It's so buttery smooth. Makes the 9.7 pro feel kind of jittery. And this screen is gorgeous.
    H_D likes this.
    07-06-2017 08:42 PM
  7. MizWylie's Avatar
    I played with a friend's 9.7, and have owned the 10.5" since release day and to me there's a difference. My friend and I use basically the same apps and I prefer the usage on the 10.5" over the 9.7".
    H_D and Premium1 like this.
    07-06-2017 09:33 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    I played with a friend's 9.7, and have owned the 10.5" since release day and to me there's a difference. My friend and I use basically the same apps and I prefer the usage on the 10.5" over the 9.7".
    Good to hear!
    07-08-2017 04:42 PM
  9. kjung7's Avatar
    I just upgraded too. I say the promotion alone has been great. It's like going from non retina screen to retina. Also, the extra screen space is definitely nice.
    07-09-2017 11:06 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    I just upgraded too. I say the promotion alone has been great. It's like going from non retina screen to retina. Also, the extra screen space is definitely nice.
    I was amazed at the extra screen size in a size that is nearly identical to the iPad pro 9.7
    07-10-2017 05:21 PM
  11. o4liberty's Avatar
    Yes much faster device and OS11 is nice I can't believe how much faster it is than my old ipad pro 12.9.
    08-10-2017 11:27 AM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    If you have the extra cash, why not?
    Each upgrade is always worth it when you have extra
    08-12-2017 08:05 AM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    If you have the extra cash, why not?
    Each upgrade is always worth it when you have extra
    Apple loves you!
    TripleOne likes this.
    08-12-2017 08:16 AM
  14. TripleOne's Avatar
    Apple loves you!
    They sure do!!
    I just checked out the 10.5" in person and oh em gee! So smooth and powerful
    TgeekB likes this.
    08-12-2017 10:43 AM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    They sure do!!
    I just checked out the 10.5" in person and oh em gee! So smooth and powerful
    I have the 9.7. It's a great match with my SE and 2012 MacBook Pro. All the sizes like the three bears!
    TripleOne and ladyc0524 like this.
    08-12-2017 10:44 AM
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