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George Kansas
Sep 1, 2008

preface all my posts with this


Oh, I just saw this:

https://twitter.com/rsgnl/status/1387522620137132040

I was planning on staying up anyways so I guess I'll stay and see if it's midnight pacific but if not I guess I'm setting an earlier alarm.

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Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

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


MarcusSA posted:

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.

I find the size a little unwieldy in bed. A little too heavy to comfortably hold in one hand if I'm on my side.

inferis
Dec 30, 2003




Wish I knew I couldnít use my apple gift card to preorder before 15 minutes ago

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.




inferis posted:

Wish I knew I couldnít use my apple gift card to preorder before 15 minutes ago

Are you sure? I just bought the new Apple TV and paid for most of it with an Apple gift card.

I went through the iPad purchasing process and it has the option to apply one as well. Sign out of the store on your browser and try again.

inferis
Dec 30, 2003




Jose Oquendo posted:

Are you sure? I just bought the new Apple TV and paid for most of it with an Apple gift card.

I went through the iPad purchasing process and it has the option to apply one as well. Sign out of the store on your browser and try again.

Oh wait itís just with applecare monthly it wonít work???

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.




inferis posted:

Oh wait itís just with applecare monthly it wonít work???

Probably. You might need to buy just the iPad by itself and then add the AC later?

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





Yaaaay got my order in! Boooo not arriving until June!

(I realize their shipping estimates are usually very conservative so I'm not actually concerned, and it's not like this is a need anyway.)

E: Apple offered $260 for my 1st gen 12.9" which is lower than I could get on Swappa, but not significantly so, so whatever. It got me a "free" 5G upgrade that I probably wouldn't get otherwise. I'll have to decide if I want to activate on my Verizon plan.

E2: $200 gift card if I keep it activated on a $20 line for 45 days. Yeah, I think I'll do that.

Endless Mike fucked around with this message at 12:48 on Apr 30, 2021

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


Got my preorder in for the 512 11Ē pro WiFi only, good ol space grey. Went through Best Buy, also picked up the 2 year Apple are in case my daughter beats it down.

rohan
Mar 19, 2008


Ordered a 12.9Ē 256gb wifi only, which is apparently a really unpopular model as I had absolutely no problems buying it. Delivery is 21/5 to 27/5, which didnít shift at all during the half an hour (!!) I spent just looking at it in the cart wondering if Iíd regret dropping this much on my first iPad.

Pretty sure I made a good decision!

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002



Trading in my 3rd gen 12.9/256 for the same model. Looks like Iím in the early June camp but thatís all right. No accessories yet as I want to see what will/wonít work before I upgrade those. Iíve been handwriting a lot more lately so Iím not worried about only having the pencil around.

That said, I do need to look at cases this time around. Iíd like a light clamshell style one to use for the weekends or days at work Iíll be moving about and wonít need a keyboard.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





Yeah, I need to figure out a case. I will miss my old one's Smart Keyboard that comes off independent of the back case since I used it keyboardless most of the time but still wanted the back cover. I may end up with a Magic Keyboard and some sort of regular case.

Sock The Great
Oct 1, 2006

It's Lonely At The Top. But It's Comforting To Look Down Upon Everyone At The Bottom

Grimey Drawer

Pre ordered the 11" Pro WiFi only, space gray, 128 GB. Delivers 5/21 - 5/27; which is about as good as I expected.

Huge upgrade over my Mini 3.

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

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


Is the M1 chip likely to make the new Pro more than an iterative upgrade over last year's Pro? Like anything besides just being somewhat faster?

Drastic Actions
Apr 7, 2009

FUCK YOU!
GET PUMPED!


Nap Ghost

Rinkles posted:

Is the M1 chip likely to make the new Pro more than an iterative upgrade over last year's Pro? Like anything besides just being somewhat faster?

Apart from the 12.9-inch model having a MiniLED screen, they have better Cameras and thunderbolt (which may or may not be nice, depending on what actually works with it.)

The iPad Pros are comically overpowered to what iOS can actually offer. I'm upgrading from the 2018 12.9-inch Pro to this one because of the Screen tech, but I'm willing to bet if I ran the same apps side by side, performance-wise, you couldn't tell the difference.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Trading in my 3rd gen 12.9/256 for the same model. Looks like Iím in the early June camp but thatís all right. No accessories yet as I want to see what will/wonít work before I upgrade those. Iíve been handwriting a lot more lately so Iím not worried about only having the pencil around.

That said, I do need to look at cases this time around. Iíd like a light clamshell style one to use for the weekends or days at work Iíll be moving about and wonít need a keyboard.

I've been using the Otterbox Symmetry on my Pro for the past 2 years and it's a combination of great protection without being too "Otterbox huge" if that makes any sense. Kind of boring looking but very functional. The new generation model is supposed to be out soon. https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HP352ZM/A/otterbox-symmetry-series-360-case-for-129-inch-ipad-pro-4th-generation

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Rinkles posted:

Is the M1 chip likely to make the new Pro more than an iterative upgrade over last year's Pro? Like anything besides just being somewhat faster?

The M1 is incredibly powerful.

Dr. VooDoo
May 4, 2006




Mine has an estimated delivery of June 7th-June 21st. Thatís quiet the spread but I figure the first week of June is most likely

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

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


MarcusSA posted:

The M1 is incredibly powerful.

Yeah but I was wondering what it means in practical terms.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


Rinkles posted:

Yeah but I was wondering what it means in practical terms.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009



Rinkles posted:

Yeah but I was wondering what it means in practical terms.

It doesn't really mean anything as of today because Apple hasn't announced any major changes in the software the iPad runs. So it's 100% speculation from rumor dorks.

There's some suggesting that sharing the same CPU as the macbook and the huge amount of ram available means the iPad is going to get OSX but that's almost certainly bullshit (certainly not within a year, new iPad OS features have already been leaked). There's also theories that more "big" software packages (stuff like xcode) will become available for iOS as Apple continues to blur the lines between their desktops and mobile devices.

But for now the M1 is just a faster CPU than the last generation. There could be an argument that buying an M1 now gives you a chance at running whatever next big OS thing Apple has planned, kind of like the 32 to 64 bit transition in 2013, but I feel like that's 1-2 years away and by then an even better ipad will be available.

Maybe in a couple months, after WWDC, we'll know more.

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Hoping that you can plug your m1 iPad into a display and you get something like macos, thatís be sweet

Protocol7
Jul 26, 2012

Cyber Hellcat is not amused


Last Chance posted:

Hoping that you can plug your m1 iPad into a display and you get something like macos, thatís be sweet

I would give Tim Apple thousands of dollars for this product. Let me gently caress around and play stupid games on the tablet on the couch, but give me the capability of actually doing some work on the thing too!

Ziploc
Sep 19, 2006
MX-5

Maaaaan. Why didn't they do touchID Air button on the Pro. So close to perfection.

Cartoon Man
Jan 31, 2004

Nyah hah hah hah hah!


Best Buy told me my ďfulfillment dateĒ is May 21st. I guess it ships after that? Probably overnight?

Rinkles
Oct 24, 2010

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


Iím guessing thereís no way to get full screen YouTube embeds when using the Awful app? Besides opening the video in YouTube

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007




Grimey Drawer

Rinkles posted:

Iím guessing thereís no way to get full screen YouTube embeds when using the Awful app? Besides opening the video in YouTube

That is correct.

Slightly annoying but!

Watching the videos in the app doesnít gently caress up the YT algorithm so Iíll take the trade off lol.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005



Rinkles posted:

I find the size a little unwieldy in bed. A little too heavy to comfortably hold in one hand if I'm on my side.

11Ē is enough in bed



(Also thatís what she said)



(To her boyfriend)

tofes
Mar 31, 2011

#1 Milpitas Dave and Buster's superfan since 2013


My wife is an artist and runs an etsy shop where she paints watercolor portraits. She's thinking about trying out a digital process using an iPad to paint on, should she stick to a Pro or will an Air or a regular iPad suffice?

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



I mean I use the Pro 12.9Ē because I like the screen real estate (I prefer Clip Studio Paint over Procreate by a mile) so it has menus etc but I know a few people who even use the 9Ē iPad for art comfortably

japtor
Oct 28, 2005
WELL ARNT I JUST MR. LA DE FUCKEN DA. oh yea and i suck cocks too


Ultimately everything currently supports the Pencil 1 or 2 and the same apps (...I think), so it's mostly a matter of screen size. As you go up you get better screens, but they're all pretty good. I think the cheap one is the only non laminated screen? I'd prefer Pro/Air just cause the magnetic attachment and charging of the Pencil 2, but it's a big price gap from the cheapest iPad/Pencil combo to those.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





RAM is a factor too for art.

Procreate will not let you have as many layers on large canvases if you don't have enough RAM.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

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

120Hz screen is meant to be "better" for painting but people have been using 60Hz Cintiqs since the stone ages so...

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Yes but as great as cintiqs are, they are a big pile of compromises. An iPadís main compromise is size and otherwise destroys cintiqs in just about any other measure.

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Costco has the new iPad Pros for $50 off, ships same week as launch
https://www.costco.com/ipad.html?display-type=liquid-retina-xdr&refine=%7C%7CDisplay_Type_attr-Liquid%2BRetina%2BXDR

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon




I want to pull the trigger on one of these real bad. I'm holding out until WWDC to see if the Xcode rumors pan out which I still don't believe but have been wishing for years now. Xcode would be the only reason I would go 12.9. Must... hold... out. Having that $500 Apple dev credit burning a hole in my pocket isn't making this any easier.

priznat
Jul 7, 2009

Let's get drunk and kiss each other all night.

Oh what Xcode rumours? I love hot goss.

Also anyone have a good app for learning to draw? I have a pro and a pencil but I am poo poo at drawing and thought maybe there is an app that has some lessons..

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon




priznat posted:

Oh what Xcode rumours? I love hot goss.

Also anyone have a good app for learning to draw? I have a pro and a pencil but I am poo poo at drawing and thought maybe there is an app that has some lessons..

There is a rumor making the rounds saying with the M1 chip Apple is going to start releasing some of it's full Mac apps on the Pro. Xcode, Final Cut Pro, etc.

japtor
Oct 28, 2005
WELL ARNT I JUST MR. LA DE FUCKEN DA. oh yea and i suck cocks too


priznat posted:

Also anyone have a good app for learning to draw? I have a pro and a pencil but I am poo poo at drawing and thought maybe there is an app that has some lessons..
Maybe some YouTube video in a floating window over any drawing app

Thereís probably a bunch of apps like that (and a quick search confirms it) but hell if I know whatís good. I wish Nintendo should port their Art Academy games cause those were legitimately pretty good about teaching art stuff. (maybe hack a 3DS if you have one around )

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



Yeah the fact they put a ďdesktop classĒ M1 into the iPad Pro but didnít really have a flagship app to showcase what that chip enables seems like theyíre holding something back on the software side for WWDC.

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The General
Mar 4, 2007

So gentlemen, we meet again.




priznat posted:

Also anyone have a good app for learning to draw? I have a pro and a pencil but I am poo poo at drawing and thought maybe there is an app that has some lessons..


I'm not an artist at all, but I drew this with Procreate with this tutorial.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF9vFKXELsg

And also this with another one of her tutorials.



Flo has other videos on building up skills too, such as

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35rju_APLqQ

The General fucked around with this message at 18:05 on May 2, 2021

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