1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi, I'm more than happy to spend the money on the ipad Pro 12 inch but not if it's a waste of money. I have the ipad Air which I do love but thought that the ipad Pro 12 inch would be even better for steaming, watching tv shows, movies etc. No review covers this type of question they only talk about using the pro as perhaps a replacement for the pc or if you are creative and like to draw. I hope someone out there can help me decide:.
    04-17-2016 05:46 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Being that it has the bigger screen, more people, in my opinion, would find it better for movie watching than on the 9.7" iPad Pro and therefore, if that's your focus then go ahead and get the larger iPad Pro model.
    04-17-2016 09:04 PM
  3. emanwis's Avatar
    I upgraded from an iPad Air a few weeks ago. While my reasoning was mostly for the Apple Pencil and note taking/productivity features, I can attest that watching Netflix and YouTube videos is much better. I can't tell you whether or not you'd think it was a waste of money, but I'm very happy and have no buyer's remorse!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-20-2016 01:29 PM
  4. Elim's Avatar
    When it's about watching movies then the pro is a big improvement comparing to the air. Not only the bigger screen but also the much better speakers... in landscape you will now have stereo sound. For me the expierience is now more like watching on a big flatscreen and not like watching on a tablet. Before, with my air, I always watch a movie on the tv in the living when I had the choice, now, I do this only when I want to watch with someone together.
    04-20-2016 10:24 PM
  5. Quis89's Avatar
    For the things you listed, the Pro 12 inch is definitely an improvement. The upgraded speakers and larger screen really do make watching media a joy. Much better over the Air. I don't think you'd find it a waste of money.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    04-21-2016 08:33 AM
  6. ftlum's Avatar
    12.9 is great for videos. The only slight downside is that videos< 720p don't look good blown up. For those, I watch them in the browser and control how big the picture is via the browser's zooming controls.
    04-21-2016 04:28 PM
  7. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I watch videos on mine while running on the treadmill and use it to stream other workout videos. A bit heavier than I like for other things but I certainly appreciate the screen real estate.
    04-21-2016 04:49 PM
  8. tech_fan's Avatar
    I bought both and evaluated both. I use mine for most of the same reasons in addition to screencasting. In the end the larger iPad won. It was a little to big at first but after using it for a week it's better. The 9.7 felt too much like my iPad 2.
    04-23-2016 07:32 PM
  9. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I agree with the above. As I wrote before the 9.7 would be too much like my iPad 4.
    04-23-2016 08:21 PM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I upgraded from the Air 2 just today and I can tell you that it is worth the money IMO.
    It is not a laptop replacement for sure, but it is a perfect companion to go along with your laptop.
    It is portable, light, great at multitasking and media consumption. Oh.. And I love taking notes with the Apple Pencil..
    06-03-2016 07:46 AM

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