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Aleen
Aleen

I got a 12.9โ€ iPad on Saturday and Iโ€™m in love. I shouldnโ€™t have downsized last year.

Burk
Burk

@Aleen me too! I did the exact same thing.

Got original 12.9

Switched to 10.5

Went back to new 12.9

This is the device for me!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐ŸŽ‰ โค๏ธ

(my poor MacBook Pro) ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

(side note: would anyone be mad if we just call it the 13?)

jack
jack

@Burk @Aleen same timeline here. They did a great job on the hardware with this iteration.

ronguest
ronguest

@Aleen @burk I went by an Apple Store today to compare the new Pros (I have the 9.7โ€ Pro). I came away pretty convinced the 12.9โ€ is the one for me when I upgrade. More screen than my MBP and weighs less so I should be ok with the weight when mobile. My 9.7โ€ looks tiny now! ๐Ÿ˜ž

Aleen
Aleen

@Burk I call it the 13" iPad in private groups ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Aleen
Aleen

@jack @Burk it feels like magic somehow. I can't describe it. More than the first iPad did, even.

Aleen
Aleen

@ronguest oh no!

ronguest
ronguest

@Burk @aleen @jack So what cables/dongles have you found to be essential with the new ones? And if you import photos from a camera what are you using? TIA

jack
jack

@ronguest So far I have a USB-C->USB-A for connecting a mechanical keyboard (silly, but still). Also a USB-C->SD Card reader for photo imports, although I'm not importing directly to the iPad (yet).

Burk
Burk

@ronguest @aleen Calling it the 12.9 is almost a bad thing as it makes it sound like itโ€™s HUGE (the original 12.9 was pretty unwieldy). It used to be, but this new model feels so much smaller. It really is just a screen now! ๐Ÿ˜€

Burk
Burk

@Aleen yay! Iโ€™m right there with ya!

Burk
Burk

@Aleen @jack totally agree on magic. Much like the iPhone X where it felt like it was a couple gens ahead, this is maybe even more of that feeling to me.

Burk
Burk

@ronguest @aleen @jack I had a bunch of USB-C stuff that came from having a 2016 MBP. The only new one I purchased (it didnโ€™t exist prior) was the Apple USB-C SD card reader.

USB-C Stuff I Use Most
- SD Card Reader
- 29W Power
- Digital AV
- 2m USB-C Cable

Aleen
Aleen

@Burk @ronguest @aleen @jack I'm using a Magic Keyboard and Studio Neat Canopy. I ordered a cloth sleeve from an Etsy seller. Grabbing a No. 2 Pencil tomorrow. Still looking for a lightweight, fold-flat keyboard stand.

ronguest
ronguest

@Burk @aleen @jack Thanks for the info. Iโ€™m sure Iโ€™ll want the SD Card cable. Not that Iโ€™ll use it that much but at times it is necessary when traveling. Is accessing photos on a an SD card any faster with that and the new iPads compare to the previous Pros?