Do all iPads show the full Roon screen content?


(Greg Thompson) #1

I’m thinking of getting an iPad to use with the Nucleus.

My android phone only shows a stripped down version of the Roon screen shown on my laptop, so I’m wondering if this will happen with an ipad?

Do I need to buy the iPad Pro to see all the information or will any size iPad do?


(Rene Bouwmeester) #2

All iPads show the full Roon interface. Roon only runs in landscape though – except for the iPad Pro 12.9, that can run in both landscape and portrait.


#3

Yep. Full version on my iPad Mini 4.


#4

This is what my iPad Air shows:


(Greg Thompson) #5

And I assume it also shows the reviews and artist notes as suggested by the moderator?


(Rene Bouwmeester) #6

Sure:

I like to use the ‘Allow for more covers and photo’s’ option on my iPad (Settings > General, screenshot from iPad Pro 10.5”):


(Mike O'Neill) #7

I use an iPad mini, just the same views but smaller, ie same no of albums

If it only for Roon I would go bigger, Maybe iPad Pro it’s an impressive display. Memory wouldn’t matter unless you plan to use it as a player as well, if so go 128 or 256 maybe

I use mine for ebooks so mini is a good size


(Mike O'Neill) #8

Ps consider if Portait is important, as that limits as per Rene above.

My next one will be a 12.9 Pro, maybe St Nicholas will be nice this year :money_mouth_face:


(Chris ) #9

I use a large iPad Pro and Never use portrait. It just doesn’t appeal to me at all. I have no idea why anyone wishes for it, but they do. Each to their own of course.


(Greg Thompson) #10

When you say ‘as a player’ do you mean for on-board storage if music files?

I’m looking to get a Nucleus soon and the ipad will be for Roon and general browsing/YouTube. Can’t see the need for 4G as it’ll be staying in the house.


(Chris ) #11

An Audio playback zone


(Mike O'Neill) #12

Yes , Chris has it

I use mine outside , holidays etc, I have a 128 g with wi fi and 3g

I carry 100 g of flac files and use a Dragonfly Red as a local DAC for headphones ( Bose QC 25)

If you don’t need this it simplifies your choice


(Greg Thompson) #13

I use my Walkman WM1A with 500gb of music for portable use, so I’m well catered for there.

Looks like I’ve seen a good deal on an iPad Air 2, so I think I’ll go with that and maybe upgrade to a a Pro later if I feel like it.


(Rene Bouwmeester) #14

The Air2 is four years old.

Have you considered the 2018 regular (non-Pro) iPad? It’s quite a bit faster and a bit of a steal at $329.


(Greg Thompson) #15

I didn’t know the iPad Air 2 is 4 years old, but a friend uses an Air 2 with Roon and seems happy with it.

The UK price for a current iPad (non-Pro) is £409 with 128gb or £319 with 32gb. I was told 32gb is quite low, and will cause problems once the device starts to age as the updates start taking up all the space affecting performance. The Air 2 I’ve seen is £200 preowned so I thought it seemed a good deal. Maybe I’m wrong to assume so.


(Maor Avni) #16

That’s a non issue for me.
Once a year when the new iOS version is released I simply backup the device using iTunes and then restore it.

What it essentially does is format the storage, install a fresh os and restores the backup. The device goes back as it was, without all of the updates taking up space.


(Paul Whittaker) #17

I bought an iPad 2018 from ebay for £207. You just need to shop around and do some bargaining. 32GB is fine for me because its only going to used for roon remote.

A £200 remote control basically.


(Jeremy Schmitz) #18

Cover art is why I run Roon on a tablet PC, and my remote is my iPad Mini with all the artist info and recommendations. I love this combo.


(Jonathan Catuccio) #19

When will there be support for the new iPad?


(Ged) #20

In the next release.