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    iPad Pro 10.5 more obsolete proof than previous iPads iPad Airs?
    Im thinking of purchasing an iPad Pro 10.5. However, Im worried if it is worth the purchase if it will age, become more obsolete, as previous iPads or more specifically my iPad Air. Ive had an iPad Air for about 3 years. It has really started to slow down. I know that slowdown is inevitable due to the development, speed, of technology evolution. I also know the recent Apple slowdown because of aging batteries. I also know that there are things you can do to help keep your iPad as speedy as possible, such as restoring to factory and rebuilding it. Ive done all these and continue to do then. While some actions are less tedious than others, I dont want to have to do this much upkeep as often if I were to buy a new iPad.

    Whats opinion and/or fact whether most current iPad Pro 10.5 would be more obsolete-proof than previous iPad models.

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    iPad Pro 10.5 more obsolete proof than previous iPads iPad Airs?
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    Well, here's a very personal opinion:

    I think more or less any new iDevice released for sale today will have a life span of around 5 years of near-optimal performance. After that, if well looked after, it may still be useable, but slower and with limited functionality in comparison with current software of the day.

    I have the 10.5 inch iPad Pro. It's brilliant, but I live with the limitations expressed above.

    Remember, very personal view.

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    Apple rumor mill says that they will announce new iPad Pro models this Spring so you might want to hold on to your iPad Air for awhile to see what Apple comes up with. But otherwise, I agree with Ian. I too have a 10.5" iPad Pro WiFi model and use it primarily as a backup when away from my iMac at the home office.

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    iPad Pro 10.5 more obsolete proof than previous iPads iPad Airs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbmonkey View Post
    I’m thinking of purchasing an iPad Pro 10.5”. However, I’m worried if it is worth the purchase if it will age, become more obsolete, as previous iPads or more specifically my iPad Air. I’ve had an iPad Air for about 3 years. It has really started to slow down.
    As I'm sure you know...all of our electronic items become obsolete (or less capable) eventually. And of course it depends what we're doing on them (demanding vs. less demanding stuff). It's really difficult to say if one model release is more "obsolete-proof" than another model. Hard to say what Apple has planned for the future...or what app developers have planned. More times than not...Apple releases newer hardware first...then app developers take advantage of the newer/better/faster hardware.

    The one thing we can be pretty much sure of...a new iPad Pro will be better/faster than what you have currently. The current iPad Pro's have double the benchmark score of a three year old iPad Air.

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    First, look up "Moore's law" to know that anything you by now will be bested by something that will come out in 6 months to a year. You buy what is the best based on your budget/use case now and use it for as long as it serves that purpose. Once it no longer does, you upgrade, plain and simple.

    Do not purchase and more expensive device to try to compensate for it becoming obsolete, since you're just going to be bitter when it comes time to upgrade and you have to shell out good money. The tactic that some people employ is to purchase a device now, use it for a year or two and then sell it (for good money) and put it again the newer device. That way you always have the latest device and don't feel like you are losing a lot of money.
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    I appreciate the responses, especially IWT and Chscag. I would say my feelings and opinion on the subject are in line with all the posts.
    I guess one thing to clarify what I was talking about. I certainly am aware of “Moore’s” law and that anything will become obsolete, and as we evolve our technology, things could become obsolete faster than machines in the past.
    The question I was attempting to ask, or “aiming at”, was if the majority of opinion would indicate that the technology of the iPad Pro 10.5” would fair better in capability and performance than I think my iPad Air has. I feel like my original iPad actually kept up longer than my iPad Air - compared to their respective technology and time frame of their day. Again, I could chalk it up to “Moore’s” law and that maybe I feel like my original iPad may have kept up with the “big dogs” of the time for a longer period of time was because the technology was still new and there weren’t as many as comparable products at the time as there is now. Hence, now there’s more competition and options and the technology is no longer in its infancy so my man Moore says it all.
    I’m glad to hear other’s really are happy with their 10.5 iPad Pros. I’ll see what Apple comes out with in next month or so as rumors suggest. Thanks for the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumbmonkey View Post
    The question I was attempting to ask, or “aiming at”, was if the majority of opinion would indicate that the technology of the iPad Pro 10.5” would fair better in capability and performance than I think my iPad Air has.
    Completely understood the original question.

    What you're asking is can we predict how long a specific hardware model will last before something new is needed. I don't know about the other guys...but if I could do this (predict the future)...I would put this skill to use in many other areas! It's simply too difficult to know how quickly or slowly the tech-world will advance putting more or less demand on our devices. Future demands can be difficult to predict.

    Sounds like you want/need something new. I think the best you can do is purchase a new model when it is first released...then you get the maximum amount out of use/time out of it.

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