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Aleen
Aleen

I got a 12.9” iPad on Saturday and I’m in love. I shouldn’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!! πŸ˜€ πŸŽ‰ ❀️

(my poor MacBook Pro) 😬

(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 9.7” Pro). I came away pretty convinced the 12.9” 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 9.7” looks tiny now! 😞

Aleen
Aleen

@Burk I call it the 13" iPad in private groups 😊

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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 it’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! πŸ˜€

Burk
Burk

@Aleen yay! I’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 didn’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. I’m sure I’ll want the SD Card cable. Not that I’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?