folks from the old forums may know my affection to discuss about our first world problem in deciding for the next big iDevice.
In a rather unexpected twist (at least for me) the new iPad is named iPad pro 9,7 instead of ipad Air 3.
I am planning to upgrade my iPad yet again (I found again someone in my larger family circle to shove*cough* pass on my iPad) but before that I am deliberating some facts.
I bought my first iPad which was the 3rd gen. iPad at launch the first pad with the retina display. I liked it pretty much but fealt a bit ripped off when only 6 month later the (much) improved 4th gen iPad was released.
The 3rd gen iPad was the only one up till the newest iPad pro 9,7 which was released in spring outside the usual autumn/fall release schedule they kept since start.
What do you think...will there be another mainline iPad (no mini or oversized pro) this fall?
On the other hand I am very pleased for an increased storage size on the new pad. it may be expensive but i am a storage hound and 256 GB would be very nice with my habits of keeping tons of mp3, movies, series, apps, games mangas comics etc on the device for immediate access. I am noone who can manage storage space efficiently, I need it all now ;-P
This is because I am commuting betwen 2 and 3 hours a day with bus and train. If i don't have books or now my iPad for distraction i would go insane pretty fast
Therefore the increased cpu/gpu power over my current iPad Air (1st gen) and the appreciated increase in storage space is nearly an insta-buy for me... what do you think of the new device?
Also it may be the first time i would pony up even more and go for the cellular option. I was pretty content with wifi only but maybe I should think ahead and hae a cellular ready....its only that german prepaid celluar contracts for Pads are crap today and I dont think i would need (or want) a monthly contract for data plan yet.
But if prepaid plans improve over time (currently the bought capacity must be used in 30 (rarely 90) days in most contracts or are void) I might plan to use the cellular option in rare cases or games which need some/permanent internet connection. I finally caved in and bought into Amazon prime and instant video/music is nice.
How is your experience with cellular reception/battery drainage overall satisfaction with cellular iPads now?