NEWS: Apple's new iPad Pro features mini-LED display

robcat101

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Yes, I wasn’t taking any chances for the same reasons.

I think iPads have a more decent longevity than eg phones. My current Pro is nearly 4 years old, and runs everything pretty smoothly - and it’ll get relegated to secondary duties - it has life in it yet (it’s got the dreaded screen delamination at the bottom though - annoying, but not the end of the world). My wife still uses an old Air (2nd gen) which is over 6.

That’s why I don’t mind splashing out on something I’ll keep for a while. It’s also why it’s pointless/expensive getting into a yearly/biyearly replacement cycle though.
 

rob99

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Forgot all about it busy day ordered one just now with an estimated delivery of 17-30 June
Will try John Lewis on May 21st see if I can get one earlier
 

Saxo Appeal

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I managed to get an order in for the 12.9" and 11" and going to test both out before returning one.

My delivery date states 'Arrives 27th May' - which is odd because its a Thursday

Ordering was a complete shambles !!! items kept jumping out of the basket and people had to keep adding them in... utter chaos

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robcat101

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It’s always a bit mental for the initial preorder. I imagine that once the fuss has died down it’ll be no drama, but I think there’s a fair amount of pent-up demand for the new Pro - it’s arguably a major jump from 3rd and 4th gen, as well as a good time for anyone on 1st or 2nd. Similar thing happened with the iPhone 12 - quite a few people hadn’t upgraded since the X, so there were quite a few people waiting for the new model.

I think Apple stuff has got so expensive now that yearly upgrading is getting rarer.
 

BobBob21

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Forgot all about it busy day ordered one just now with an estimated delivery of 17-30 June
Will try John Lewis on May 21st see if I can get one earlier
I've managed to get every iPhone we've wanted on release day without a problem from JL... walk past the massive queue outside Apple store, past the O2,Vodaphone shops etc with handwritten notes saying sold out or 256GB version only, in the shop, up the stairs and back out in 15 minutes phone in hand.
My delivery date states 'Arrives 27th May' - which is odd because its a Thursday
Couriers don't normally work around your area on a Thursday or something?
 

rob99

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I've managed to get every iPhone we've wanted on release day without a problem from JL... walk past the massive queue outside Apple store, past the O2,Vodaphone shops etc with handwritten notes saying sold out or 256GB version only, in the shop, up the stairs and back out in 15 minutes phone in hand.

Couriers don't normally work around your area on a Thursday or something?
I’m got a 4 pack of airtags from John Lewis and about an hour ago apple showing middle of June for delivery
our local JL is one of the ones that hasn’t reopened
gutted my favourite store
 

Saxo Appeal

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I've managed to get every iPhone we've wanted on release day without a problem from JL... walk past the massive queue outside Apple store, past the O2,Vodaphone shops etc with handwritten notes saying sold out or 256GB version only, in the shop, up the stairs and back out in 15 minutes phone in hand.

Couriers don't normally work around your area on a Thursday or something?

Apples ‘new release‘ products are renowned to be delivered Fridays
 

BobBob21

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Apples ‘new release‘ products are renowned to be delivered Fridays
First delivery day of new products are often on Fridays, particularly iPhones but yours isn't a release day delivery... I'm not buying today but they are giving an estimate of 24th - 28th May were I to order my chosen config.

Official release day is 21 May which is a friday
 

MahaRaja

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I have the first gen Ipad Pro 9.7 which is still going strong but fancied a bit larger screen and promotion for browsing and reading, will see how it improves things. Now just ordered from Amazon; 2020 Pro 11 inch version. Did think about the 2020 Air but it doesn't have Promotion and less brighter.

Looked at the spec for the new 2021 Pro 11 and nothing there that would make me tempt it, as I'm not going to use all it's high powered features and it still has an LCD panel. I would have gone for it, if it had the same Mini-LED screen as the larger version, which is too large for me.

I use my Ipad for browsing and reading, so much handier than a laptop, that you could use sitting on a sofa.
 

robcat101

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To be honest, the 11” Pro is a little bit niche IMO. You’re paying a premium for features a lot of people may not use, so in some ways it’ll only appeal to power users. I imagine that in an ideal world, they’d have given it the new XDR screen, but supplies must’ve been the issue.
 

mtenga

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I had expected Apple to have taken my money by now but the order is still at the processing stage. Obviously the way they do things, it’s the first time I’ve bought an iPad directly from them.
 

BobBob21

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I had expected Apple to have taken my money by now but the order is still at the processing stage. Obviously the way they do things, it’s the first time I’ve bought an iPad directly from them.
They are the same as the likes of Amazon, they only take payment at point of dispatch
 

robcat101

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I’m currently weighing up options for cases/keyboards for the 12.9. The question is going to be whether 4th gen stuff will fit on the 5th without problems. Clearly 3rd gen has a different camera layout, but the 4th seems to have pretty much everything the same expect a little bit of extra thickness. The 4th gen kit is generally going to be cheaper than the 5th.

Obviously we’ll only find out for sure when the Pro is out in the wild.
 

mtenga

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New 12.9 is 6.4mm thick vs 5.9 for the 4th gen, so might need to be careful which case you choose
Yes last gen cases won’t fit. I bought this one, now just need the tablet in a few weeks.

Amazon product
 

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