1. donnation's Avatar
    I have a weird trade question. A friend of mine won a 12.9" iPad Pro 2nd gen 512gb wifi+Cellular. I have the 10.5" 256gb wifi+cellular.

    He wants to know if I want to trade straight up. It didn't cost him anything and he only wants it for movies and light web browsing and doesn't want the large one. He also doesn't want to go through the hassle of trying to sell it. I do a lot of work on mine and have kind of missed my old 12.9". Both trades are with smart keyboard.

    Would you make the trade? I'm thinking of doing it for the increased size (but more weight) and obvious more space on his.

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by donnation; 07-21-2017 at 07:56 PM.
    07-21-2017 07:33 PM
  2. krazyatom's Avatar
    I would trade if I were you. If you don't like it, you can always sell it and have more than enough money for smaller iPad.
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    07-21-2017 07:55 PM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I would trade if I were you. If you don't like it, you can always sell it and have more than enough money for smaller iPad.
    +1

    Seems like you can’t lose by trading, so why not?
    07-21-2017 09:27 PM
  4. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I wouldn't pay the extra money for the 12.9" as I actually like the size of the 10.5", however, with zero extra expense I would definitely do the trade. The bigger screen would be nice, just not nice enough to pay extra for it, IMO.
    07-21-2017 10:11 PM
  5. Garz's Avatar
    No. I had the 12.9 iPad. Having cellular, I take it everywhere. Goes to the office every day. 12.9 was too big to lug around. After having both, no way I’d go back to 12.9. No way.
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    07-21-2017 10:13 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    No. I had the 12.9 iPad. Having cellular, I take it everywhere. Goes to the office every day. 12.9 was too big to lug around. After having both, no way I’d go back to 12.9. No way.
    Struggling with this myself. I have a 12.9” cellular model right now. The 10.5” sacrifices a little screen real estate but it feels SO much smaller in the hand.

    Either way, I’m still light years ahead of what I was forced to lug around 15 years ago. At one point I had an 18.4” Qosmio notebook that I swear weighed 10 lbs and it had a gigantic charging brick.
    07-22-2017 06:12 AM
  7. Adawg1203's Avatar
    I have a weird trade question. A friend of mine won a 12.9" iPad Pro 2nd gen 512gb wifi+Cellular. I have the 10.5" 256gb wifi+cellular.

    He wants to know if I want to trade straight up. It didn't cost him anything and he only wants it for movies and light web browsing and doesn't want the large one. He also doesn't want to go through the hassle of trying to sell it. I do a lot of work on mine and have kind of missed my old 12.9". Both trades are with smart keyboard.

    Would you make the trade? I'm thinking of doing it for the increased size (but more weight) and obvious more space on his.

    Thoughts?
    You had a 12.9 before, so you know what it's like to live with. I'd say do it since there will be no difference performance-wise and you are getting extra storage in return. Just make sure your carrier will work on the new device.
    07-22-2017 06:50 AM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    You had a 12.9 before, so you know what it's like to live with. I'd say do it since there will be no difference performance-wise and you are getting extra storage in return. Just make sure your carrier will work on the new device.
    Yes, and thank you. I have decided to go ahead and do it. I enjoyed the 12.9" when I had it (I also love the 10.5"). If I miss the 10.5 too much I can always sell it and re-purchase the 10.5.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice.
    07-22-2017 07:00 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have a weird trade question. A friend of mine won a 12.9" iPad Pro 2nd gen 512gb wifi+Cellular. I have the 10.5" 256gb wifi+cellular.

    He wants to know if I want to trade straight up. It didn't cost him anything and he only wants it for movies and light web browsing and doesn't want the large one. He also doesn't want to go through the hassle of trying to sell it. I do a lot of work on mine and have kind of missed my old 12.9". Both trades are with smart keyboard.

    Would you make the trade? I'm thinking of doing it for the increased size (but more weight) and obvious more space on his.

    Thoughts?
    Your friend has a brand new 12.9” iPad Pro cellular + Wi-Fi model and twice the storage capacity. In my opinion, you’re not losing out on anything, and you will be returning to the larger size that you’ve admitted to missing. I’d go for it, if it were me.
    07-22-2017 07:15 AM
  10. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yes, and thank you. I have decided to go ahead and do it. I enjoyed the 12.9" when I had it (I also love the 10.5"). If I miss the 10.5 too much I can always sell it and re-purchase the 10.5.

    Thanks to everyone for the advice.
    Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
    07-22-2017 07:32 AM
  11. donnation's Avatar
    Made the trade this morning. So far I really like having the larger size again as I use this as my main machine for work. Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it.
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    07-22-2017 09:24 AM
  12. kjung7's Avatar
    Lucky trade! Let us know how you like it after a few days
    07-22-2017 12:00 PM
  13. Adawg1203's Avatar
    Made the trade this morning. So far I really like having the larger size again as I use this as my main machine for work. Thanks for the feedback guys, appreciate it.
    Good deal! Now get a keyboard if you don't have one already and you are in business. My 12.9 is my go to device and I haven't touched my Macbook Pro in weeks!
    07-22-2017 01:23 PM
  14. Cladster's Avatar
    No brainer.
    07-25-2017 09:51 PM
  15. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I'm struggling with the same issue... I have a 12.9 iPad on T-Mobile (since 2015) and I love it. I use it for reading/replying email, Evernote, web browsing, Youtube, etc.

    I will definitely upgrade, but not sure to which one yet (10.5 or 12.9). Can you elaborate when you say, "it sacrifices a little screen real estate", aside from the obvious.

    Also, can you share what you use your iPad for?

    Thanks!
    08-08-2017 07:45 AM
  16. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I had a late 2013 15" rMBP and the first gen 12.9" iPad Pro. Sold both to get the 2017 15" MacBook Pro. Sometimes I think about the iPad. Might have the go with the 10.5" if I decide to get another one. The MacBook is only about two weeks old now. Might be too early to start thinking about another iPad.
    08-08-2017 08:21 AM
  17. bluej3's Avatar
    I'm struggling with the same issue... I have a 12.9 iPad on T-Mobile (since 2015) and I love it. I use it for reading/replying email, Evernote, web browsing, Youtube, etc.

    I will definitely upgrade, but not sure to which one yet (10.5 or 12.9). Can you elaborate when you say, "it sacrifices a little screen real estate", aside from the obvious.

    Also, can you share what you use your iPad for?

    Thanks!
    If it was me, i would go with 12.9 inch, big screen! I use my ipad pro mainly for browsing, writing, and reading. I love my ipad!
    08-08-2017 10:24 PM
  18. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'd do the exact opposite. Trade my 1st gen iPP 12.9" for a brand new 10.5" iPP
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    08-08-2017 10:28 PM
  19. bluej3's Avatar
    I'd do the exact opposite. Trade my 1st gen iPP 12.9" for a brand new 10.5" iPP
    Haha...good one! But there is also a newer version of 12.9 ipad like 10.5. And i meant the new version 12.9. I would also not go for the old version.
    08-08-2017 11:19 PM
  20. bluej3's Avatar
    Haha...good one! But there is also a newer version of 12.9 ipad like 10.5. And i meant the new version 12.9. I would also not go for the old version.
    08-08-2017 11:20 PM
  21. TripleOne's Avatar
    Haha...good one! But there is also a newer version of 12.9 ipad like 10.5. And i meant the new version 12.9. I would also not go for the old version.
    I much prefer the size of the 10.5"
    It's just nice IMO, not too big not too small
    08-09-2017 07:28 AM
  22. bluej3's Avatar
    I much prefer the size of the 10.5"
    It's just nice IMO, not too big not too small
    Yeah, definitely it is a nice one.
    08-09-2017 08:30 AM
  23. JT2050's Avatar
    Wow that's a pretty cool opportunity. Making the trade really depends on whether you can really use the extra room and don't mind the weight. Either way, it's nice of him to offer and let us know what you decide.
    11-29-2017 05:23 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’m happy with my 10.5” after a month of using it.
    I do miss the 12.9”, but not by much.
    11-29-2017 09:37 PM
  25. Closingracer's Avatar
    I’m happy with my 10.5” after a month of using it.
    I do miss the 12.9”, but not by much.
    I actually would hate the 12.9 tbh. I need my tablet to be portable and at 13 inches I rather have a laptop then. The 10.5 is perfect IMHO.
    11-30-2017 04:51 PM
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