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Topic # 184088 10-Nov-2015 03:20
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Its official. The iPad Pro will be available for pre-order from Wednesday.

Anyone know if any stores in NZ will be carrying them from Friday (when it will be available in other countries, as least).

I think I will be ordering mine from Apple Store NZ.




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  Reply # 1424933 11-Nov-2015 08:10
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I think it's actually Thursday in NZ (just to potentially save you checking the site all day) :)



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  Reply # 1426138 11-Nov-2015 12:04
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ricky1981: I think it's actually Thursday in NZ (just to potentially save you checking the site all day) :)


Well, that sucks :) Been up all night checking (no, not really).

Its strange they wouldn't release it on this side of the world earlier, think that is what happened with the Apple TV. If they are doing it on the 11th in California, it also means that Europe will have to wait until quite a bit out on the 11th before they will get to order it.




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1426586 11-Nov-2015 21:53
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iPad now available - says delivery Monday 16th.

Anyone know if local resellers are expecting stock in store on Friday?



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  Reply # 1426603 11-Nov-2015 22:21
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Strange that there is no AppleCare for the iPad. Is that as per usual?




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  Reply # 1426612 11-Nov-2015 22:55
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jarledb: Strange that there is no AppleCare for the iPad. Is that as per usual?

AppleCare + is available.




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  Reply # 1432933 22-Nov-2015 22:30
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Any idea when the Apple Pencil is out?

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  Reply # 1432934 22-Nov-2015 22:31
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Already got mine, arrived on Friday (ordered on release date).

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  Reply # 1432937 22-Nov-2015 22:41
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virgdotcom: Any idea when the Apple Pencil is out?

 

Bit of a major fail that it wasn't released with the pencil, as that is it's main strength. Reviews I have read haven't been great, and it's processor doesn't appear to be up to that of a desktop. Reminds me of the ipad 1. The next version should be a lot better, I never buy the first gen of an apple device as it is often missing obvious things, and the second or 3rd gen is usually a lot better.

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  Reply # 1432938 22-Nov-2015 22:45
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I've been pretty impressed with it, admittedly I got mine free through work so I don't have to worry about buyer's remorse. The screen is very impressive, the pencil works very very well and I've already sold my Wacom tablet as I will just use this instead. I wouldn't spend my own money on it but I still think it is an impressive bit of kit albeit one with pretty small use cases.

Aside from the pencil, it's just a very big iPad, I think somehow people were expecting more from it than that. I have the Logitech keyboard but frankly it makes it so bulky that I can't see the point as it's not far off the size of my MBP 13" which is obviously a different animal in terms of functionality.

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  Reply # 1436739 28-Nov-2015 11:13
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ricky1981: I've been pretty impressed with it, admittedly I got mine free through work so I don't have to worry about buyer's remorse. The screen is very impressive, the pencil works very very well and I've already sold my Wacom tablet as I will just use this instead. I wouldn't spend my own money on it but I still think it is an impressive bit of kit albeit one with pretty small use cases.

Aside from the pencil, it's just a very big iPad, I think somehow people were expecting more from it than that. I have the Logitech keyboard but frankly it makes it so bulky that I can't see the point as it's not far off the size of my MBP 13" which is obviously a different animal in terms of functionality.


Why not the Apple keyboard?





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  Reply # 1437360 29-Nov-2015 19:23
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Geektastic: Why not the Apple keyboard?


The feedback on it was very mixed and it doesn't act as a case like the Logitech. To be honest, the screen is so large that typing on it directly isn't that bad.

So far I would struggle to recommend it (the iPad Pro), you can get a 13" MBP which, aside from the screen, is just a much more useful device and not that much bigger once you add a case & keyboard.

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  Reply # 1437419 29-Nov-2015 21:25
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ricky1981:
Geektastic: Why not the Apple keyboard?


The feedback on it was very mixed and it doesn't act as a case like the Logitech. To be honest, the screen is so large that typing on it directly isn't that bad.

So far I would struggle to recommend it (the iPad Pro), you can get a 13" MBP which, aside from the screen, is just a much more useful device and not that much bigger once you add a case & keyboard.


The cheapest MacBook Pro is $2399 - a full $1000 higher than the cheapest iPad Pro.

Things the $1000 cheaper iPad pro has that the MacBook Pro doesn't:

- biometric security / instant login (TouchID)
- fantastic drawing solutions (Apple Pencil)
- fantastic portability (thinner, lighter)
- fantastic sound
- dual cameras
- built in cellular networking option
- Siri
- over 500,000 iPad apps
- compatibility with over 1 million iPhone apps

Yes, there are some situations where a MacBook Pro is better (app development, heavy typing) but off most users the iPad pro is likely a better & cheaper option.

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  Reply # 1437438 29-Nov-2015 22:20
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kbkiwi:
ricky1981:
Geektastic: Why not the Apple keyboard?


The feedback on it was very mixed and it doesn't act as a case like the Logitech. To be honest, the screen is so large that typing on it directly isn't that bad.

So far I would struggle to recommend it (the iPad Pro), you can get a 13" MBP which, aside from the screen, is just a much more useful device and not that much bigger once you add a case & keyboard.


The cheapest MacBook Pro is $2399 - a full $1000 higher than the cheapest iPad Pro.

Things the $1000 cheaper iPad pro has that the MacBook Pro doesn't:

- biometric security / instant login (TouchID)
- fantastic drawing solutions (Apple Pencil)
- fantastic portability (thinner, lighter)
- fantastic sound
- dual cameras
- built in cellular networking option
- Siri
- over 500,000 iPad apps
- compatibility with over 1 million iPhone apps

Yes, there are some situations where a MacBook Pro is better (app development, heavy typing) but off most users the iPad pro is likely a better & cheaper option.


Most of the reviews I have read suggest that whether the iPP is 'better' for a user than a MBP depends largely on what use they will put it to. Designers, photographers and so on seem to be those for whom it is generally suggested that the iPP would be of most use to.

I'm going to get one but I am still trying to work out the best way to use it to get images off my cameras and onto some kind of reliable backup storage drives when I am shooting on location overseas etc. A MBP is easy - just plug in Thunderbolt drives and go. The iPP does not suggest to me any such obvious way.





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  Reply # 1437446 29-Nov-2015 23:08
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Id like one, 128GB, $1700 from memory. MBA 13 about the same price. 

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  Reply # 1437447 29-Nov-2015 23:14
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Geektastic:
kbkiwi:
ricky1981:
Geektastic: Why not the Apple keyboard?


The feedback on it was very mixed and it doesn't act as a case like the Logitech. To be honest, the screen is so large that typing on it directly isn't that bad.

So far I would struggle to recommend it (the iPad Pro), you can get a 13" MBP which, aside from the screen, is just a much more useful device and not that much bigger once you add a case & keyboard.


The cheapest MacBook Pro is $2399 - a full $1000 higher than the cheapest iPad Pro.

Things the $1000 cheaper iPad pro has that the MacBook Pro doesn't:

- biometric security / instant login (TouchID)
- fantastic drawing solutions (Apple Pencil)
- fantastic portability (thinner, lighter)
- fantastic sound
- dual cameras
- built in cellular networking option
- Siri
- over 500,000 iPad apps
- compatibility with over 1 million iPhone apps

Yes, there are some situations where a MacBook Pro is better (app development, heavy typing) but off most users the iPad pro is likely a better & cheaper option.


Most of the reviews I have read suggest that whether the iPP is 'better' for a user than a MBP depends largely on what use they will put it to. Designers, photographers and so on seem to be those for whom it is generally suggested that the iPP would be of most use to.

I'm going to get one but I am still trying to work out the best way to use it to get images off my cameras and onto some kind of reliable backup storage drives when I am shooting on location overseas etc. A MBP is easy - just plug in Thunderbolt drives and go. The iPP does not suggest to me any such obvious way.


Thats the thing. Easy to use, intuitive. Yet to do the simple task you want, you need to google, buy something such as a camera connection kit, wifi HDD, then cobble together the workaround. Or plug in a USB stick, drive, camera to a MBA and just do it. I like my Apple gear, but to me an iPad is a read/watch/play consumption device. Anything else is often too much hard work to be bothered with. Use cases will vary that off course, but just saying.

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