My first iPad was the forth generation with Retina. 64GB with cellular. Lately it has been acting slow sometimes during certain apps. I had bunches of manuals in iBooks. Suddenly I lost 80% of them and it would flat out freeze when I opened on particular Generac repair manual. So today when I got to work, I cleared my appointments and made the hour drive to an Apple store. It was time. After much thought and conversation, I choose the iPad Pro 9.7" with 256GB and cellular. Plus all the usual extras like the new Apple cover with keyboard, Apple Care, and spinning like the rise cycle while in his grave Apple Pencil that Steve Jobs flat out would not allow.
While attempting to transfer data from my old iPad to the new one, I needed to take my Survivor cover off. Dang man. Oil. Oily. Like a like machine oil. Wet. How? Where? Not detectable from normal use of the iPad. Never seen that. Never had it in oil or an oily environment. But it is pretty even around the inside of the iPad cover. Especially in the corners. It also froze on the tech guy too. Made me feel better.
Anyway, I will try to clear it and use one of my other Survivor covers for it and let the granddaughter have it for games.
Can't wait to use the new iPad Pro. I am sure I will use the dual screen mode the most. That was really cool with the larger iPad Pro but dang man, that is a honking big tablet to lug around. And the pencil may prove to be handy as many of our general contractors are going to paperless blue prints. The salesman tried to persuade me to the larger one but the camera is much better on the smaller unit and the screen size is still good with my eyes. After the sale he stated that the smaller iPad Pro actually is a touch faster since the screen is smaller. I rather doubt I would notice it but I'm sure it would be.
My wife knew this day was coming since I have been beating this drum for awhile. She was very relived that was pretty much all I purchased. I'm dangerous inside the Apple store. I have very little self control.