I’ve owned an iPad Pro since the spring of 2016, when I picked one up used just a few months after the 12.9″ first gen device was released. It was that extra size and the brand new at the time Apple Pencil that pulled me in, but it was the additional versatility and utility of the device that kept me interested over time.
As the hardware has grown more capable, I’ve become more attached to using a tablet of this size. However, it was iOS 11’s addition of real multitasking and then iPadOS 13’s huge upgrade that really sealed the deal for me. As the software has expanded on what the iPad Pro’s already powerful hardware can do, I’ve only grown more attached to using my device, both at work and at home. It’s a reliable secondary device at work and basically by de-facto home computer at this point.
All that said, I think it’s time to de-clutter a bit in advance of the imminent release of a new iPad Pro. Out with the 2018 and a few accessories and in with the 2021, as it were.
First off, any new iPad Pro is expensive and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the coming miniLED edition costs a few bucks more than last year’s model. While it’s nice to hang onto devices and pass them down, everyone in our house is pretty well covered for electronics and computing devices for school and home. With no overriding reason to keep my 2018 12.9″ Pro, it would certainly ease the burden a bit to cash out now and get a little more than selling after the new model is announced.
As for accessories, there are certainly a few of those I could stand to part with. I’m going to offer a couple of things with the iPad Pro, but I’ve actually been thinking about posting a few other items here, as well. I have some older review items, some that I’ve bought and others that were sent to me to look at, that I can certainly stand to part with. Rest assured that this would not be a profit-making enterprise. Basically you pay the shipping plus a few bucks for boxing and handling and it’s yours. Anyway, I’ll come back around to this later and anyone who’s interested can benefit on a first come, first services basis.
Second. a little change sounds like a good thing right now. I haven’t been without an iPad Pro for more than a couple of weeks since 2016, so shaking things up a bit has some appeal. I’ve still got the iPad Air and a Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case, so it’s not like I’m going cold turkey. However, it’s a different device and I don’t really use the smaller screen quite the same way. That said, it might be a good thing to push it a bit further and see if the 11″ form factor can meet my needs better than I expect.
Does anyone else out there sell their devices a few weeks to a month before a new release to make a few bucks extra? I used to do this often when I didn’t have a modest writing gig to help support my crazy Apple habit. It’s been a while, but this is actually a pretty good time to do it again. I still have the iPad Air and I’m not using my Pro as much at work at the moment because of what I’m currently doing. I will appreciate the new one more after missing out for a month or so.
Hopefully it will go well and sell for a reasonable price. If you know anyone looking for a used 2018 iPad Pro in good condition with a few accessories, send them my way.