Apple will definitely be selling me a new iPad Pro this year, with one question

“While I’ve long argued that Apple products do well on the longevity front, and I typically keep a MacBook for 4-5 years, the company keeps persuading me to buy new iPads,” Ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac. “I quickly went from the original iPad to the iPad 2. Then to the Air. Then the Air 2. Then the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Then the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.”

“There’s also no doubt that it’s going to sell me a new iPad this year; there’s just a tiny question-mark in my mind about which one ,” Lovejoy writes. “”

“The expectation is that Apple will take opposing approaches with the two models. With the 11-inch iPad, Apple will keep the external dimensions identical to the 10.5-inch one, and use the smaller bezels to boost the screen size. With the 12.9-inch one, however, the word is that the screen size will remain unchanged while the bezel reduction will be used to reduce the physical size of the device,” Lovejoy writes. “That means that this year’s 12.9-inch model will be at least a little more portable.”

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MacDailyNews Take: If the 12.9-inch iPad Pro does indeed become a little less unweidly than it is currently, and the price is anywhere close to right, that’ll be the one for us!


  1. I had the same question about the current 10.5” and 12.9” iPad Pro models. I bought the 12.9” iPad Pro and don’t regret it for a moment. It’s not too big or heavy. Importantly, the substantially larger screen is very useful for work, reading, FaceTime and entertainment. It’s now my main work computer. I’m an attorney and no longer use a notebook. I draft contracts and documents by typing on the screen and dictating. I like the split screen between two apps – although I would like to split screen two Pages documents, Numbers documents, etc.

    1. I have it on good authority that professionals simply CANNOT use an iPad as their main work computer. A pro needs, at the VERY least, a keyboard, a mouse, two screens, access to the file system, WAY more ports, AND the ability to install apps outside of the App Store. As a result, I’ll be slashing “Attorney” from my list of jobs that are considered professional.

      HUGE amount of sarcasm here. 🙂 The most important thing is to have a system that does what you need it to do, where you need to do it, in the form factor that you need to do it in. You’re definitely a professional in my eyes and one of a growing number of professionals that are able to use iOS as a main system. And, it will be really cool when Apple figures out side-by-side for iWork documents 😀 They did it for Safari!

  2. While I agree that for the most part Apple products last along time.
    Starting with the iPad Apple is leaning toward forcing you to upgrade faster. I purchased the top of the line iPad 1 and Apple stopped supporting it after a measly 2 years (No updates). The Apple watch original will not be supported for updates going forward after just over 2 years. New MacBook Pros are designed so when the SSD dies it cannot be replaced so the part that has the greatest chance of failure also kids your computer.

  3. iOS needs to have better file management. I hate not being able to rename a file while saving. Also, can’t create a folder while saving a file. Lame. Totally fine with my iPad 12.9 2nd gen size and performance, zero issues there.

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