1. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I am an iPad mini2 user since past 8-9 months and very happy with it. I was planning to buy a laptop and was not even considering Apple due to its lack of ports, less compatibility outside Apple ecosystem and cost. However the positive impression of iPad mini and the new launch of two iPad Pro variants made me keep Apple as a viable and a preferred option. I started research and decided to go for tablet instead of a full fledged laptop because, I have a capable desktop at home so lighter, carry-everywhere type device and yet powerful enough was my prime preference. New iPad Pro 10.5 started ticking almost all the boxes and at the same time iOS 11 looked ever promising closing in to the desktop OS. The factors which influenced my decision are (I) Battery life, iPads have amazing battery life. The charge-discharge cycles are pretty consistent as per my observation with iPad mini 2, (II) awesome display, color accuracy, brightness and touch responsiveness. Photography is my hobby and possibility of handling RAW image files from DSLR and editing them with Affinity Photo or Lightroom, pushed me towards iPad, otherwise I was still keeping windows tablet option open, (III) the last but not the least is the combination A10X + M10 + iOS 11. I know my IPP is coming with 10.3.3 but the possibility of upgrade soon to iOS 11 is on the cards and that makes system very very formidable. I am looking forward to new beast, the iPad Pro 10.5

    Regards,

    Atindra
    TripleOne likes this.
    09-02-2017 01:12 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When you get it, let us know how it performs for you....
    09-02-2017 01:31 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I love my 10.5 iOS 11 beta has been a game changer.
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    09-02-2017 01:46 PM
  4. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    Sure. I am waiting for it.
    09-02-2017 02:37 PM
  5. TripleOne's Avatar
    Congratulations!
    The iPP 10.5” is the perfect tablet IMO. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it
    Atindra_Shukla and TurboTiger like this.
    09-02-2017 11:13 PM
  6. MizWylie's Avatar
    Love my 10.5"! So much so I took a dive and got iOS 11 Beta so it could function (mostly, it's beta, y'all) in all its glory! I'm so ready for iOS 11 actual. I think my IPP has finally done away with my actual laptop. Should probably invest in a keyboard here soon!

    Enjoy! Let us know what you think!
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    09-04-2017 09:27 AM
  7. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    Love my 10.5"! So much so I took a dive and got iOS 11 Beta so it could function (mostly, it's beta, y'all) in all its glory! I'm so ready for iOS 11 actual. I think my IPP has finally done away with my actual laptop. Should probably invest in a keyboard here soon!

    Enjoy! Let us know what you think!
    Oh great!! I too am thinking to slowly ditch the laptop. Only a powerful desktop with large monitor at home/office and IPP. I guess while traveling the Ipad is far more convenient than a laptop, because for laptop, one has to carry the power cable with heavy adapter.

    Thanks for chipping in,

    Atindra
    09-04-2017 01:35 PM
  8. MizWylie's Avatar
    Oh great!! I too am thinking to slowly ditch the laptop. Only a powerful desktop with large monitor at home/office and IPP. I guess while traveling the Ipad is far more convenient than a laptop, because for laptop, one has to carry the power cable with heavy adapter.

    Thanks for chipping in,

    Atindra
    You are more than welcome! iOS 11 + IPP is so worth it. Don't regret it one bit.
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    09-04-2017 04:59 PM
  9. o4liberty's Avatar
    Best iPad to date for me highly recommend
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    09-04-2017 05:57 PM
  10. tcuprof's Avatar
    I've been very happy replacing my Air laptop with an iPad and I hope you will too.
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    09-06-2017 11:08 AM
  11. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    Yup...I will have to justify my purchase to myself and therefore, I have done full preparation, like having enough space for backup, getting connectors and adapters, etc.
    09-12-2017 08:58 AM
  12. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    So finally the wait is over

    My new iPad Pro 10.5 is here after a month long wait as my friend took sweet time in USA to bring it here. And oh boy!!....It is awesome. Actually he little bit messed up after receiving the box and then tried switching on and passcode was wrongfully entered leading to the disabling of iPad, which I had to restore via iTunes with hefty 2.53 Gig update of iOS 11.0.2 with restore & update option. Finally fully updated and operational beauty is in my hand. And as I hoped the screen is absolutely fantastic and so is camera. Screen real estate is pretty large compared to my mini 2 which would be great for my photography needs. Now I will spend a day or two in setting it up with all my necessary apps, for which the list is ready.

    Best,

    Atindra
    10-04-2017 01:10 PM
  13. Rev17's Avatar
    So finally the wait is over

    My new iPad Pro 10.5 is here after a month long wait as my friend took sweet time in USA to bring it here. And oh boy!!....It is awesome. Actually he little bit messed up after receiving the box and then tried switching on and passcode was wrongfully entered leading to the disabling of iPad, which I had to restore via iTunes with hefty 2.53 Gig update of iOS 11.0.2 with restore & update option. Finally fully updated and operational beauty is in my hand. And as I hoped the screen is absolutely fantastic and so is camera. Screen real estate is pretty large compared to my mini 2 which would be great for my photography needs. Now I will spend a day or two in setting it up with all my necessary apps, for which the list is ready.

    Best,

    Atindra
    Hi, what configuration did u go for? I use a pro 9.7 256gb but still don't have enough storage to fully replace my Macbook Pro.
    10-05-2017 08:58 PM
  14. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    Hi, what configuration did u go for? I use a pro 9.7 256gb but still don't have enough storage to fully replace my Macbook Pro.
    I too have gone for 256 GB variant, however storage space is not the concern at the moment. May be after prolonged use I may generate lots of data, photos, songs, videos etc leading to shrunk space. For that scenario I am planning some smart management of various cloud services where good storage space is offered.

    Atindra
    10-05-2017 09:18 PM
  15. TripleOne's Avatar
    I too have gone for 256 GB variant, however storage space is not the concern at the moment. May be after prolonged use I may generate lots of data, photos, songs, videos etc leading to shrunk space. For that scenario I am planning some smart management of various cloud services where good storage space is offered.

    Atindra
    You should check out iCloud.
    It works really well for everything (backups, music, photos, etc...).
    10-06-2017 01:45 AM
  16. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    You should check out iCloud.
    It works really well for everything (backups, music, photos, etc...).
    Definitely iCloud works really well but once their 5 GB limit is crossed, they will charge me and the charges are high compared to google drive and other cloud services. There are some Indian cloud providers like jio cloud, t-cloud from smartron etc. So I am trying to avoid buying of storage space and manage some how.

    Atindra
    10-07-2017 02:54 PM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    Definitely iCloud works really well but once their 5 GB limit is crossed, they will charge me and the charges are high compared to google drive and other cloud services. There are some Indian cloud providers like jio cloud, t-cloud from smartron etc. So I am trying to avoid buying of storage space and manage some how.

    Atindra
    Ohh okay, that makes sense.
    I’m fully invested in the Apple ecosystem, that’s why I use iCloud
    10-07-2017 05:21 PM
  18. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Definitely iCloud works really well but once their 5 GB limit is crossed, they will charge me and the charges are high compared to google drive and other cloud services. There are some Indian cloud providers like jio cloud, t-cloud from smartron etc. So I am trying to avoid buying of storage space and manage some how.

    Atindra
    I was in the same situation not long ago. I ended up going with iCloud (extra storage plan) anyway, for one reason.... simplicity.

    It doesn’t get any easier than having everything set to auto backup on all of my Apple devices. Even data/information within apps, it’s either automatically synced with iCloud, or just a toggle away. Once iMessage backup is released, it’ll be even better. One thing I have noticed with 3rd party cloud services, is they stop backing up once the app goes into hibernation. You need to open the app every day or so to ensure it remains up-to-date.

    My biggest (and only) gripe with iCloud is the photo backup. I really wish there was an option to delete photos from your devices while leaving them in the cloud. The only way to currently remove a photo, is to delete it from EVERYWHERE (all devices and the cloud). I’m assuming they do this to keep people needing more device storage, which is kind of BS if you ask me.

    Edit: There are actually two reasons I went with iCloud. The other is my backups were taking up too much space and I hate using iTunes.
    10-08-2017 09:09 PM
  19. li2327's Avatar
    I’m so glad I upgraded my iPad 4th generation to the iPad Pro 10.5. It meets every need. Small enough to carry with me everywhere and big enough to get things done. I’m looking into getting a keyboard case which will allow me to keep the keyboard on at all times.
    Atindra_Shukla likes this.
    10-09-2017 07:53 AM
  20. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’m so glad I upgraded my iPad 4th generation to the iPad Pro 10.5. It meets every need. Small enough to carry with me everywhere and big enough to get things done. I’m looking into getting a keyboard case which will allow me to keep the keyboard on at all times.
    I would recommend the Apple Smart Keyboard
    10-09-2017 06:26 PM
  21. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    I’m so glad I upgraded my iPad 4th generation to the iPad Pro 10.5. It meets every need. Small enough to carry with me everywhere and big enough to get things done. I’m looking into getting a keyboard case which will allow me to keep the keyboard on at all times.
    I have gone for third party Bluetooth keyboard with backlit, I shall update once delivered and I check, how it performs.

    Atindra
    10-14-2017 03:48 PM
  22. TurboTiger's Avatar
    My iPad Pro. 10.5” is performing like a fine tuned machine.
    Can’t say enough good things about it and love using the split screen feature of iOS 11
    Bought it in June & traded in my IPad Air.
    Great companion to my iPhone 7 Plus.
    Next upgrade is a MacBook Pro 15”
    Given my MacBook Air to my wife. She has no personal laptop. Only business crap - Three Window devices. At least she has an iPad Air.
    Good Luck
    10-14-2017 08:12 PM
  23. TripleOne's Avatar
    My iPad Pro. 10.5” is performing like a fine tuned machine.
    Can’t say enough good things about it and love using the split screen feature of iOS 11
    Bought it in June & traded in my IPad Air.
    Great companion to my iPhone 7 Plus.
    Next upgrade is a MacBook Pro 15”
    Given my MacBook Air to my wife. She has no personal laptop. Only business crap - Three Window devices. At least she has an iPad Air.
    Good Luck
    That’s great to hear!
    I’ve been thinking of getting the iPP 10.5” to replace my 12.9”, but I think I’ll wait for next year’s iPad.
    10-14-2017 10:52 PM
  24. Atindra_Shukla's Avatar
    About a month is over with my new iPad and I am feeling that as if I am using it since ages. Awesome smoothness in operation. I am still exploring many apps on it.
    TripleOne likes this.
    10-24-2017 02:24 AM
  25. TripleOne's Avatar
    About a month is over with my new iPad and I am feeling that as if I am using it since ages. Awesome smoothness in operation. I am still exploring many apps on it.
    I’m happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying your iPad Pro.
    I’m on the verge of upgrading to the 10.5” from the 1st Gen iPP 12.9”.
    10-24-2017 05:59 AM
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