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Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 256GB BT - £210 cheaper than JL - £699 @ BT Shop
Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 256GB BT - £210 cheaper than JL - £699 @ BT Shop

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi 256GB BT - £210 cheaper than JL - £699 @ BT Shop

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Ok, this is likely to cold due to the cost for an ipad, but it is the large screen pro with 256gb of memory. Same model being sold at John Lewis for £909 and refurbised by Apple at £679.

Please vote the deal rather than the product price.

Also 2% tcb/quidco
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That is good ..I got the new iPad for £275 very deal yesterday so can't order ,but good find

Good deal, paid £720 for 128gb when they came up.
Could be a sign of a new version coming soon...

Scorcher of a deal, I paid a similar amount from JL for my 32gb when these first came out.

Amazing device; I must say that I prefer using mine over my desktop and laptop. The device itself does not show any signs of slowing down and still feels lightning quick. If you can handle its size, then you will absolutely love this device.

Seriously tempted to buy another at this price!

About to be replaced later this month.

Minstadave

About to be replaced later this month.


Really?

7day

That is good ..I got the new iPad for £275 very deal yesterday so can't … That is good ..I got the new iPad for £275 very deal yesterday so can't order ,but good find


Where was this deal please i want in

Reasonable price for a poor man's Surface.

Themadcow

Reasonable price for a poor man's Surface.



Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they cannot be used for proper work.

djdope

Really?


Possibly.

knack

Possibly.


If not it should be at the wwdc in June and if not then they just suck

Original Poster

Minstadave

About to be replaced later this month.


Is there rumours that it will be an upgrade! I think the general consensus was the new iPad was a step back in terms of size and screen in order to reduce price?

Don't forget TCB

Would JL pricematch ?
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 12th Apr

Minstadave

About to be replaced later this month.


How do you know that?

Jaybeam

How do you know that?




Dave down the road said so.

Bottom line with these is that they are essentially a turbo charged, larger screen iPad, with enhanced connectivity for keyboard and pen attachments. What I'd stress these are not, is a PC or Mac replacement - they still only run iOS Apps as opposed to 'full' versions of things like Office.

Now, if you're going to use it 90%+ of the time as a browsing or media consumption device then I'd argue there are cheaper and better options. If you're going to get 'some' use out of it as a replacement computer then, OK that's pretty much it's niche. However if you're going to use it 50% of the time or more as a computer rather than a tablet then you might as well buy a Surface or a normal PC/Mac.

Looking further into the future, at some point in the next 10 years we'll probably see a convergence of software between mobile apps and full version software, but it's not quite there yet. Google are making the charge with Chromebooks that run Android apps, and Microsoft has been doing it's best to provide platform neutral software and 'universal' apps. Until that point, you'll have to make do with a excellent tablet that makes for an 'OK' computer, or an excellent computer that makes for an 'OK' tablet.

It's all about what you use it for (and to a certain extent, which hardware/software ecosystem you're attached to).

iPad Pro 12.9" very much fits into the niche of "I'm a casual user who knows they might need it as a computer occasionally".
Edited by: "Themadcow" 12th Apr

Jaybeam

How do you know that?



scottishpunter

Is there rumours that it will be an upgrade! I think the general … Is there rumours that it will be an upgrade! I think the general consensus was the new iPad was a step back in terms of size and screen in order to reduce price?



It's rumour, but that's all you ever get with Apple:

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20170313PD208.html

The recent iPad release was a cheaper model, there'll be high end iPad Pro refreshes this year.

Where's the £275 deal please

scottishpunter

Is there rumours that it will be an upgrade! I think the general … Is there rumours that it will be an upgrade! I think the general consensus was the new iPad was a step back in terms of size and screen in order to reduce price?



The recent release was a budget lower end model. Apple will still want to keep a high end product.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 12th Apr

OrribleHarry

Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they … Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they cannot be used for proper work.


I bought one just because it's a just larger iPad. That's the point.

I've asked a price match with JL - will see what happens as they have 3 year warranty
Edited by: "Jaybeam" 12th Apr

Original Poster

Only 2 left!

OrribleHarry

Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they … Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they cannot be used for proper work.



Surely thats a contradiction in logic??
Bigger screen = more viewing space = Better for working on
Faster processor = More apps can run = Better for working on

Cannot for the life in me work out why you say this wouldn't be able to do "proper work"

Jaybeam

How do you know that?



Guesswork

These are great for video editing !

Ok you can't do Final Cut Pro but you edit something on iMovie in 4K and the export times are faster than most of the high end MacBook pro's,it's a proper beast when it comes to things like that.

The iPad Pro is great for taking notes, but hmm expensive for doing so. The iPad Pro should have been created with hardware that could run MacOS not IOS.

Many thanks OP, didn't need one, but at that price couldn't resist. Cheers

Minstadave

About to be replaced later this month.



Point being.. it won't become obsolete?

118luke

Surely thats a contradiction in logic??Bigger screen = more viewing space … Surely thats a contradiction in logic??Bigger screen = more viewing space = Better for working onFaster processor = More apps can run = Better for working onCannot for the life in me work out why you say this wouldn't be able to do "proper work"



He started with'I' can't see the point.. of course he can't I can't see the point in his comment but hey ho

Original Poster

Think they have all gone now OOS.

Yep- no longer available, which means any chance of a JL price match has probably disappeared too

118luke

Surely thats a contradiction in logic??Bigger screen = more viewing space … Surely thats a contradiction in logic??Bigger screen = more viewing space = Better for working onFaster processor = More apps can run = Better for working onCannot for the life in me work out why you say this wouldn't be able to do "proper work"



Well, I mean proper work such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, PLC Programming, firmware flashing, diagnostics.

You know "proper work"

iPads are toys not suitable for more than leisure work.

dorey69

Where's the £275 deal please


think it was on Very few weeks back. they were giving 20% off if you choose buy now pay later option.

Got my 128gb 12.9 3G one for £35 a month, nothing upfront lol... they were meant to send me and iPad Air 2, but instead I got this and mentioned nothing... RESULT!

slannmage

Got my 128gb 12.9 3G one for £35 a month, nothing upfront lol... they … Got my 128gb 12.9 3G one for £35 a month, nothing upfront lol... they were meant to send me and iPad Air 2, but instead I got this and mentioned nothing... RESULT!



That's legally theft and you have just told everyone on here?

OrribleHarry

Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they … Agreed I can't see the point of these they are just a larger iPad they cannot be used for proper work.



I don't quite agree because it all depends on how you're working or trying to work.

While it's true that you generally can't work with these by themselves in the same manner as you could with a traditional laptop, apps are maturing and have matured to the extent that if you change how you're trying to work or your perceptions/expectations, you can be very productive with an iPad or Android tablet.

Personally, I prefer traditional laptop-style machines because I prefer a laptop keyboard and traditional applications but I'm seeing more and more clients giving their users the choice of tablets over laptops with the increased use (or expected use) of cloud services.

If you're on a long train/plane journey or continually on the go and you don't have an ultralight laptop with excellent battery life, you'll probably have to limit the amount of work you do until you can plug it into an outlet whereas with a tablet, you're more likely to have better battery life at the same or even lower price point. Plus, if you need to use a portable charger to recharge the device, there are many more affordable, practical and lighter options available for tablets due to their lower power requirements. Portable chargers for laptops can be expensive and heavy.


OrribleHarry

Well, I mean proper work such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, PLC Programming, … Well, I mean proper work such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, PLC Programming, firmware flashing, diagnostics. You know "proper work" iPads are toys not suitable for more than leisure work.



How many people actually need to do those things on the go? The use case is small relative to the vast numbers of people that do other "proper work", you know, like marketing, sales, customer service, technical support, business strategy, project management, event planning, medicine, law, research, just to name a few.

A couple years ago, I was told about an architectural firm that had distributed iPads to their team and simply use their server infrastructure, both on premises and in the cloud to handle most of the intensive backend processes.

It's not always about the tool; sometimes, it's about the process and the vision to embrace new ways of doing things.


Edited by: "TechBB" 12th Apr

OrribleHarry

Well, I mean proper work such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, PLC Programming, … Well, I mean proper work such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, PLC Programming, firmware flashing, diagnostics. You know "proper work" iPads are toys not suitable for more than leisure work.



I cant see Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/Schneider/Mitsubishi/GE releasing tools on one of these to do PLC programming or firmware flashing, then again - would you really be wanting to use an iPad to do those sort of tasks?
Maybe using Structured Text / Instruction List it would be fine, not sure about ladder, FBD or SFC
But... these are very niche applications that 99.9% of people wont be using.

iPads can be used for photoshopping rather well, and can carry out some diagnostic work that doesnt involve RS232/RS485 (actually - with some clever trickery you might be able to with a Bluetooth/Wifi-RS232 converter)

For 99% of work these are just fine. For the other 1%, use a laptop.

AKNews

Good deal, paid £720 for 128gb when they came up.Could be a sign of a new … Good deal, paid £720 for 128gb when they came up.Could be a sign of a new version coming soon...



That wasn't a bad deal either.

Iirc, I paid £799 for the 128gb iPad Pro last year in JL. At least I was able to get a three year warranty with it, so it wasn't all bad.

118luke

I cant see Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/Schneider/Mitsubishi/GE releasing … I cant see Allen Bradley/Siemens/Omron/Schneider/Mitsubishi/GE releasing tools on one of these to do PLC programming or firmware flashing, then again - would you really be wanting to use an iPad to do those sort of tasks? Maybe using Structured Text / Instruction List it would be fine, not sure about ladder, FBD or SFC But... these are very niche applications that 99.9% of people wont be using. iPads can be used for photoshopping rather well, and can carry out some diagnostic work that doesnt involve RS232/RS485 (actually - with some clever trickery you might be able to with a Bluetooth/Wifi-RS232 converter)For 99% of work these are just fine. For the other 1%, use a laptop.



It is good for a lot of people but definitely not for 99% of actual work.
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