1. Z_Pound's Avatar
    I absolutely LOVE my iPad Pro 12.9 and will upgrade to the next generation as soon as it is available. As a professional musician, I can't tell you how phenomenal it is to be able to carry all my scores with me and to be able to view them in performance, full-screen (and bright) with page turns controlled by my foot pedal (Page Flip). The Apple Pencil allows me to quickly mark up scores for teaching or for my own edits. And, there are several music notation programs including Notion, MusicJot (and others) making the Pro much more of a pro machine. Auria Pro is a full-fledged multi-track recording studio. Photos look amazing on the device, reading articles with a full-page view is a joy, and of course, the Apple Pencil used for creating artwork is nothing short of "wow!". And split screen on the 12.9 really makes split screen useful. Weight? Feels very light to me. In fact, as my wife has an iPad Air 2, it's surprising that the 12.9 feels just about as light. The difference is barely noticeable. I would recommend the 12.9 to anyone and everyone. I've had the iPad 1, 3, Air, Air2 and now the 12.9. I believe the 12.9 is Apple's best iPad to date. Highly recommended.
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    06-03-2017 03:16 PM
  2. picnicmetoo's Avatar
    I use mine for photo editing (Lightroom mobile) and 95% of other things--including business tasks. I have a 15" Macbook Pro but use the 12.9" most of the time--and will upgrade in the future. There are so many pros. Besides using it for immediate photo editing, I use it with an app (Astropad) and Pencil that recreates (even better) my use of a Wacom graphic tablet with my Macbook. I used an Ipad since Ipad 1 and this is the best usage experience of all.

    IOS 10 made it even more useful and I look forward to IOS 11 with it.-split screen is extremely useful with the big screen. I really like touch and it doesn't disappoint but I also use it at times with a BT keyboard, especially for docs and spreadsheets. The only con I actually have with it is that i can't access my external HDs that contain photo files from 1999 forward. OH--and no drag and drop app to app--but the upgrade of the Readdle suite of apps with drag and drop gives me hope LOL. I find it much lighter to deal with than my Macbook Pro and being able to use it anywhere (I have cellular) inside or out with no hassle, no keyboard, etc--just open and work or use for entertainment with a big screen is a real plus for me.
    Last edited by picnicmetoo; 06-03-2017 at 03:53 PM.
    06-03-2017 03:37 PM
  3. samosIM's Avatar
    I have no regrets at all. I use the iPad Pro (256 GB Option, with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil) more than my retina MacBook Pro for surfing the web and saving (printing to either iBooks or PDF Expert 6), composing in Pages, and even performing non-complex calculations in Numbers. The screen size is perfect for me, allowing me to use the split screen capability to reference information from other apps (e.g., 1Password, Notes, Safari) as I perform work on another.)

    I do take my iPad Pro with me on select occasions to have the capability handy. This is too cumbersome for me on my 15" MacBook Pro.

    I have the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. I also use the Adonit Dash 2 which works better for certain tasks than the Apple Pencil.
    06-03-2017 03:39 PM
  4. Batavian's Avatar
    It's not for me. I think the 9.7 is the perfect size for my needs. However my dad, who does not see so well, loves his 12.9. I think for people with sight issues, the larger iPad is great.
    06-03-2017 03:44 PM
  5. sultquist's Avatar
    First, no regrets. I bought it as soon as it was announced, and have used it extensively ever since. I also have an older 2013 MBP and a 2008 Mac Pro in my office. When I travel, the iPad gets 80% of my usage, while at home it's closer to 50/50. It is also not uncommon for me to use them together, with the iPad acting as a useful BIG second screen.

    I have older iPads around the house, but still prefer he 12.9"most of the time. If Apple announces a new 10" as rumored, I'll have a decision to make!

    When I use an external keyboard, it's a Brydge, which is a great option, but often, like now, I use an Apple Pencil.
    06-03-2017 04:30 PM
  6. Conrad Allwood's Avatar
    I'm close on pulling the trigger but what do you think ? Total luxury niche piece ?
    Can I justify this ?
    I purchased my 12.9 iPad the day they came out. I literately use it daily. It has been an excellent purchase. As a project manager I fully use iCloud along with office 365. For my CAD drawings I use CAD pocket or Auto CAD I also use Note pad and many other apps to accomplish my task. 12.9 IPad is a productivity monster I have a 128g gold 12.9 iPad Pro with keyboard, pencil and UAG case
    06-03-2017 06:23 PM
  7. kingofkats's Avatar
    My only regret is that my 12.9 iPad Pro has only 128GB of flash memory, which is lots for an iPad but skimpy for a PRO device that I use for my business. I have both sizes and use each for different uses, but the 9.7" has unfair advantages — namely 256GB and better display. Cannot wait for a 12.9 incher with better specs!
    06-03-2017 07:22 PM
  8. timo2000's Avatar
    No regrets at all. When I come home I put my iPhone down and grab my 12.9" iPad Pro. I absolutely love the the extra real estate it offers over the other iPads.
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    06-03-2017 08:18 PM
  9. Chollatech's Avatar
    Been using the IPad Pro since its debut, gave my MacBook Air to my son...It's my daily driver. I use the pencil mostly as a mouse, but Word's default is not 'select' but scribbling, so I always have to switch in the home settings. Battery life, durability and the now very dingy looking Logitech folio keyboard make it perfect for my work, which is writing and research....and the cat finds it a nice morning head rubbing point when its in my lap. Only wish is a outdoor-bright screen, but don't we all want that in gadgets anyway.
    06-03-2017 09:04 PM
  10. evanking527's Avatar
    I originally purchased the 12.9 inch iPad Pro to DJ a party using edjing Mix. It is the first iPad I’ve ever bought! With the Smart Keyboard, I use it like a laptop. When people ask me what computer or laptop I’m using, I tell them that I use an iPad Pro. I edit photos, surf the web, type out projects in Pages, watch Netflix, compose emails, text and make calls thanks to Continuity, and go through files on my desktop and other apps using the iCloud app. Since it runs iOS, it feels closer to a mobile device, yet with the Smart Keyboard and desktop apps like Pages and the iCloud app to go through the files on my Mac Mini, it feels also like a laptop to get real work done. I really appreciate their way of building a platform that uses aspects of both desktop and mobile, without making a “toaster fridge” of a product. Instead, I get the best of both worlds with a lightweight device and ten-hour battery of an iPad, and Mac-like keyboard shortcuts and split screen on a big screen like a Mac. For my circumstances, I don’t need a Macbook, because I can proudly say that I use iPad Pro.
    Last edited by evanking527; 06-04-2017 at 05:31 AM.
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    06-03-2017 09:45 PM
  11. rooz3d's Avatar
    It's the best iPad form factor. Great as an artist tablet. I prefer its large surface to draw and paint on. For browsing art books and tech magazines larger format gives a better presentation Experience . Also having larger text is easier for my aging eyes( over fifty). Better Speaker Sound is also a factor for our trips. It's on my must have trip list.
    I use it with https://www.switcheasy.com/coverbuddy.php for use with Apple Pencil.

    I would buy 15 inch or 17 inch iPad today, if it was available . My iPad Pro is two years old and I am now looking at Microsoft surface tablets, As they are targeting and considering needs of professional artist.
    06-03-2017 10:43 PM
  12. kingofkats's Avatar
    P.S. forgot to mention that my business is photography and you just can't beat it for a Pixelmator and Lightroom platform. Just wish Lightroom Mobile had better noise-reduction controls, but it's not the Pro's fault. Very snappy on all my photo apps.
    06-04-2017 09:22 AM
  13. Jeffrey Stevison's Avatar
    I'm close on pulling the trigger but what do you think ? Total luxury niche piece ?
    Can I justify this ?
    Love love love my 12.9". As a musician the size of the screen is nearly a 1 to 1 relation to my printed music. I can carry my entire catalog in 1 convenient package that I can also see when sitting on my music stand.
    06-04-2017 09:47 AM
  14. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Love love love my 12.9". As a musician the size of the screen is nearly a 1 to 1 relation to my printed music. I can carry my entire catalog in 1 convenient package that I can also see when sitting on my music stand.
    I really need to look into using my iPad Pro for music ... esp with the foot pedal that was mentioned in a previous post.
    06-04-2017 10:28 AM
  15. TheRadBear's Avatar
    Hey,

    Love it, love, love it! Absolutely zero regrets.

    It has been serving me well for over 18 months and I barely use anything else; CSS & HTML coding, designs, and note-taking. iOS has by far the most impressive suite of pro apps that trump, in my world, anything that has been released for the Mac (with some notable exceptions). I cannot stress enough how well designed this device was.

    I will be getting the gen. 2 later this year (probably around iOS 11 official release).

    Thanks.
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    06-08-2017 07:56 PM
  16. evanking527's Avatar
    Hey,

    I will be getting the gen. 2 later this year (probably around iOS 11 official release).
    What’s the best way to sell the first gen? I went to my Apple Store and they said that the iPad Pro was not on their reuse and recycle program. I was wanting to sell it to them to upgrade to Gen. 2, but if they won’t take it, what’s the best way to get the most money out of my current one?
    06-08-2017 10:06 PM
  17. TheRadBear's Avatar
    Hey,

    While I cannot vouch for anything, I talked to Apple the other day and they are, as their rep. informed, anticipating an update to the Reuse & Recycle program (he phrased it as "in the coming months"). Less than ideal, if you wish to trade in relatively soon. I know that iMore has published an article about other options. It's available here. Disclaimer: I am not endorsing anything that has been mentioned in the article as I have never used any of the aforementioned services - I am merely sharing it for information purposes.

    Depending where you live you could look into the options. My personal preference would be Apple's own program as I feel more comfortable knowing Apple, or their certified 3-rd party handles the device according to their requirements. In my case, I've decided to wait, but your mileage can vary.

    Good luck!
    06-09-2017 11:24 AM
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