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    Just ordered myself an early Christmas present, a new iPad Pro 3rd edition with a pencil2.

    I know thereís not too much love for Apple stuff on here but Iím now excited about getting my hands on it, itís probably a bit too specialist a thing to be worth the extra over the standard iPads for most but with my main app- Procreate also getting a decent update today itís my main and favourite digital tool.
    Im not too fussed about the face recognition or usb-c or lots of the other new novelties, itís a work tool thatís (in my opinion) much better value than the more common Wacom graphic tablets.
    They made a big thing about keeping the screen size and making the chassis smaller, I think Iíd have preferred them to keep the original size and have increased the actual screen area but Iíve ordered one so it wasnít a deal breaker.

    A full version of Photoshop coming in the new year is interesting but itís subscription model makes it a non starter for me, Iíd rather pay outright for software rather than rent it.

    I donít suppose anyone else uses these things?

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    I bought a large Ipad Pro the week they were launched. The family all laughed at me. 2 1/2 years later it's still going strong and holds it's charge no problem. Good for 7 hours of use.

    If I leave it unattended one of the family will grab it as the screen size is lovely and, despite being a die hard Android phone man, the Apple tablet interface is by far the most user friendly IMHO.

    I've just put it in my bag to take to NY this weekend as I've looked and the in-flight movie selection isn't that great and my Ipad is a better, bigger screen anyway.

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    I've probably had my 12.9 for a similar time, I've used it every single day since and has performed faultlessly, battery last all day too and once I had adjusted the pressure curve on the pencil it was a joy to use.

    The second my youngest found out I had bought the new one he was pestering me for the original one , he has his own standard iPad so I think I'll be keeping and using the one I have here as a second device, it'll be really useful if I could transfer files between the two so may try out airdrop transfers or similar.

    I've still not got used to the multi windows function though would only use that occasionally in any case but I'm gradually building up a small range of tasks I can do with confidence on it now.
    USB-C will be a pain in the backside more than a benefit for me as it'll need a separate charger, and making the apple pencils specific to it's matched version of iPad is an annoying oversight by Apple.

    I think I'll jaunt up to Braehead store and have a play with one today as mine is being engraved and will be delivered in a fortnight.

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    USBC to micro USB adapters available for a couple of quid on ebay.

    I have a Google Pixel 2 phone and not only is it a USBC but so is the other end of the charging lead which goes into the google supplied plug. I recently took my UK plug and charging lead to a hotel in Europe. No problems I thought as I can just plug the lead into any old USB port. Oh no.

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    Interesting comments on USB-C from Reddit.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel...guide/usbcinfo

    Chit-Chat

    https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comme..._about_benson/

    Hope you enjoy your iPad Pro 3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reburner View Post
    USBC to micro USB adapters available for a couple of quid on ebay.

    I have a Google Pixel 2 phone and not only is it a USBC but so is the other end of the charging lead which goes into the google supplied plug. I recently took my UK plug and charging lead to a hotel in Europe. No problems I thought as I can just plug the lead into any old USB port. Oh no.
    Poor obs
    My google charger doesn't get used unless I'm in a rush and need a quick PD charge, for day to day charging I stick with an Anker charging hub with an A to C cable( https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072152B...395841_TE_dp_2 ), but in the car it's PD C to C all the way.
    USB C is great, no more 4th dimension, plug it in any way up in pitch black and you're good to go.

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    Still waiting on mine as I opted to have it and the pencil engraved so I'm happy to wait for it through the post.

    My initial impressions were that it was much lighter then the one I have, frustratingly the demo model did not have a demo of procreate installed and as this is my everyday tool I was limited to browsing through the other apps in the most generic way, it's basicaly similar in most functions, I'm probably not the person to demo those as I couldn't care less about face ID and will have to get used to all the new gesture instructions to replace the home button, not really enthusiastic about that but I guess I'll get used to it.
    Oddly the thing thats uppermost in my mind is where am I going to find a cover for this?, dont need a keyboard so wont opt for the apple one, hopefully I'll see a few options in the next month or so, I did opt for the applecare cover though.

    The new function on the pencil also strikes me as a bit of a novelty, a tap on part of it's flat side will swap functions while you hold it, at first this seemed like a great idea but in actual fact it seems oddly pointless while using it initially, if you think about mimicking real world art functions then choosing erasers or brush swaps is a natural break in what you do and having an option at the tap of the finger doesn't really help that much in my opinion, you still lift the pencil tip from the surface to tap it and it's not that often I'll just swap from one function to a second and back repeatedly, perhaps it may really depend on what the app allows within it's functions so I'll reserve judgement on what I see as a bit of a solution looking for a problem at present.
    I do like the magnetic charging for the pencil though.

    The chap I spoke to in the shop seemed a bit bemused that I didn't want to look at the flashy new options as most of them dont really interest me that much and I certainly know more about the apps I use than any of the shop staff so it was only the most superficial look at a device I've just forked out £1400 for.

    While it's apples fantasy(and microsofts too to be fair) that tablets can replace computers the way they have hobbled the new USB c plug just destroys that idea in one go, they seem so determined to stop people using external drives or storage that this is always going to be it's limitation to 'toy status' rather then a genuinely flexible tool.

    Getting images on and off this thing is the single biggest headache I have, cant see apple have made that any simpler.

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