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xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



The gift card part is the only bit that annoys me, I want it applied to the initial purchase for the discount. It doesn't feel like much of a deal if I end up burning that money on apps and poo poo, even though it affects my bank account exactly the same amount.

Feelings matter.

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Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.




xzzy posted:

The gift card part is the only bit that annoys me, I want it applied to the initial purchase for the discount. It doesn't feel like much of a deal if I end up burning that money on apps and poo poo, even though it affects my bank account exactly the same amount.

Feelings matter.

I went through the purchasing process for an iPad Air right now and it lets you start a trade in process on the same page. It says this: "Pay monthly and youíll get instant trade-in credit on your purchase. Or pay in full and weíll credit your payment method after you send in your device."

So it does in a way, apply to the initial purchase.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Yeah I might just go in-store after all on physical launch day to see if I can hopefully get a unit I'd like (512gb model) and see if they can take the trade in then.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

So, Iíve been posting probably too much on my internal debate of whether I upgrade my 2013 Mac Air or 2016 iPad Pro first.

I think I just (finally) made a decision, I just use my iPad more, and the Mac will still work for a bit, so Iím updating my iPad to the new Pro 12.9 (although I think Iíll still wait to read the official reviews). Plus, since I get the cell model, I can do payment plan on my phone bill to make it easier.

Itís $1300 for the 128GB, or $1600 for the 512GB if I want double RAM. My 64GB iPad isnít full, so I really donít need the storage, and probably not the RAM (I donít do design or anything), so I think I will manage to calm the temptation to get the 512 and ďjustĒ get the 128GB.

Like, in reality land my current iPad works fine for me, this is def a tech nerd update already.

Apple is getting a good bit from me this go around, Iíll be getting that and the updated Apple TV, and a set of Airtags.


anyone interested in buying a 10.5Ē Pro ?

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Has it been confirmed that certain Pro models will have more RAM than others? I heard something like the 1TB model will have more- since I'm using it for art the extra RAM would be really welcome, but I don't know if I can spend another $400 on it, especially since 512gb suits me fine for storage.

Xabi
Jan 21, 2006

Inventor of the Marmite pasty


The new 1TB and 2TB iPad Pros come with 16GB of RAM. The rest of the new Pros have 8GB.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



gently caress

edit: Oh this is interesting; playing around with the options I noticed that there is now a different applecare- instead of the 2 years, you can now do a $7.99/month until cancelled. Does this mean you can technically get longer than 2 years of applecare for a device now?

GATOS Y VATOS fucked around with this message at 16:53 on Apr 27, 2021

DangerZoneDelux
Jul 26, 2006



GATOS Y VATOS posted:

gently caress

edit: Oh this is interesting; playing around with the options I noticed that there is now a different applecare- instead of the 2 years, you can now do a $7.99/month until cancelled. Does this mean you can technically get longer than 2 years of applecare for a device now?

Iím not sure what devices but yes some can stay on AppleCare as long as you keep the monthly active

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Xabi posted:

The new 1TB and 2TB iPad Pros come with 16GB of RAM. The rest of the new Pros have 8GB.

drat, not even the 512 gets the extra RAM? That def seals the 128 for me, just no response to go to that price.

Dr. VooDoo
May 4, 2006




Is the extra ram simply because of the increase storage access to avoid slowdown at higher memory usage? I canít imagine thereís going to be apps or OS features that require a person to have a 1TB pro

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



It's normal for Apple to bump up the memory in their higher tier configurations. There's no real justification for it, it's Apple being Apple.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Dr. VooDoo posted:

Is the extra ram simply because of the increase storage access to avoid slowdown at higher memory usage? I canít imagine thereís going to be apps or OS features that require a person to have a 1TB pro

There are but itís going to be an extremely limited use case.

For like 95% of people 8GB is plenty for a tablet.

I say this as someone who has a 16GB M1 MBP.

I donít do nearly the same multitasking on the iPad that I do on the MBP.

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



2018 pro has like 4 gigs of RAM and Iíve never had issues with it.

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


Is there an obvious reason why iPads, afaik, donít have support for three and four finger gestures?

E:I put that the wrong way, cause apps can surely have those gestures, just surprised there arenít any on the OS level, but maybe thatís intentional so app makers can use their own.

Rinkles fucked around with this message at 13:09 on Apr 29, 2021

hatty
Feb 28, 2011



Pork Pro

They do I thought? I use the bar at the bottom for this now but you could switch apps and go back to the springboard with three and four finger pinches and swipes.

Murgos
Oct 21, 2010


Rinkles posted:

Is there an obvious reason why iPads, afaik, donít have support for three and four finger gestures? E:i put that the wrong way, cause apps can surely have those gestures, just surprised there arenít any on the OS level, but maybe that intentional so app makers can use their own.

Probably the cost in tech support calls from old people would be so high that they would lose money on it.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



hatty posted:

They do I thought? I use the bar at the bottom for this now but you could switch apps and go back to the springboard with three and four finger pinches and swipes.

Yeah, they do have them, and have had them for a pretty long time nowÖ

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


hatty posted:

They do I thought? I use the bar at the bottom for this now but you could switch apps and go back to the springboard with three and four finger pinches and swipes.

Oddly that wasnít in any of the gesture guides I saw.

But mostly Iíd love to make custom ones, the way you can with windows precision trackpads.

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


Last Chance posted:

Yeah, they do have them, and have had them for a pretty long time nowÖ

Whatís another one?

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Rinkles posted:

Is there an obvious reason why iPads, afaik, donít have support for three and four finger gestures?

E:I put that the wrong way, cause apps can surely have those gestures, just surprised there arenít any on the OS level, but maybe thatís intentional so app makers can use their own.

4 finger gesture swipe up goes to multi tasking , , 4 finger swipe across switches to next app, and 4 finger close (like closing your fist) goes home. All have been on iPad since close to the beginning , and while not immediately obvious, i use them daily.

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


Thanks

AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Hey anyone know when the new ones will actually be available to order?

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.




AlternateAccount posted:

Hey anyone know when the new ones will actually be available to order?

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro

edit: April 30. Typically midnight pacific or whenever the store comes back up from the maintenance that will most likely happen right before then.

Jose Oquendo fucked around with this message at 17:01 on Apr 29, 2021

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

AlternateAccount posted:

Hey anyone know when the new ones will actually be available to order?

Should be tonight at midnight Pacific.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





MarcusSA posted:

Should be tonight at midnight Pacific.



Guess I'll order when I wake up and get it when I get it.

FWIW, though, the AirTags went up at 5 am PST, so maybe so will the iPads.

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

What I'm getting at is...
Do you feel the same way?


Does anyone use and can recommend using their iPad for drawing on their PC?

AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Jose Oquendo posted:

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro

edit: April 30. Typically midnight pacific or whenever the store comes back up from the maintenance that will most likely happen right before then.

Oh, gross. Guess I'll set an alarm.

Matt Zerella
Oct 7, 2002


Endless Mike posted:



Guess I'll order when I wake up and get it when I get it.

FWIW, though, the AirTags went up at 5 am PST, so maybe so will the iPads.

You should be fine. You might not be one of those people macrumors posts as getting it a day early but you'll be in the first wave. For all of apples faults and even with covid production problems, supply chain and manufacturing is Tims wheelhouse.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


Better get that preorder in early tonightÖ

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/chip-shortage-spreads-hurting-sales-at-apple-and-samsung/ar-BB1gbYFC?ocid=uxbndlbing

hatty
Feb 28, 2011



Pork Pro

Hopefully no one sold their old one in preparation. I foresee many tears and much regret if so

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



The pros don't fly off the shelves like phones and airs, do they?

I fully expect shortages on the initial crush but it would surprise me if it lasts months.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

xzzy posted:

The pros don't fly off the shelves like phones and airs, do they?

I fully expect shortages on the initial crush but it would surprise me if it lasts months.

Like, long term they donít sell in volume like the Airs no.

But short term, people who buy the Pro research beforehand. Theyíre not casual buyers. So yeah, more if this audience is gonna be like people reading here, aware of all the tech aspects, aware it may already get back ordered, and even in normal times more likely to preorder.

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon




Plus this generation has a major screen and processor upgrade. With the software rumors floating around I wouldnít chance it if you want one anytime soon.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

Air4 64GB is 899, 256GB is 1129.
Pro 128GB is 1199, 256GB is 1349.

The Pro is pretty tempting to cross shop versus the Air, especially if you probably don't need 256GB storage.

Dr. VooDoo
May 4, 2006




Iíve never actually preordered a product from Apple. Do they charge right away or when the product ships?

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Dr. VooDoo posted:

Iíve never actually preordered a product from Apple. Do they charge right away or when the product ships?

Most preorders for companies, itís a hold on the card and charges when it ships.

George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

preface all my posts with this


I've been waffling back and forth but I think the screen upgrade is enough to get me to jump to the 12.9". I haven't been in a store to look at anything in over a year, but I remember holding a big boy pro years ago and thinking "mother of gently caress this thing is huge" but at this point I'm watching so much TV on it that it seems like a no-brainer to go up in size, especially with what looks like a pretty big gap in screen quality between the two sizes. Ugh apple pinned me perfectly here.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



Duckman2008 posted:

Most preorders for companies, itís a hold on the card and charges when it ships.

Yeah, apple is decent. I preordered a product from another company (Gozney) and they charged me immediately for something that I might not get this year.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



George Kansas posted:

I've been waffling back and forth but I think the screen upgrade is enough to get me to jump to the 12.9". I haven't been in a store to look at anything in over a year, but I remember holding a big boy pro years ago and thinking "mother of gently caress this thing is huge" but at this point I'm watching so much TV on it that it seems like a no-brainer to go up in size, especially with what looks like a pretty big gap in screen quality between the two sizes. Ugh apple pinned me perfectly here.

SAME

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MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Iíve had the 12.9 since it was first introduced and itís a pretty awesome size. Itís also deceivingly light which the first gen wasnít so much.

I canít wait for this refresh since itís the second most used device I own.

Apple also has a generous return policy so just get it and see how you like it.

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