Picked up a new iPad Pro 12.9" at launch yesterday. The smaller form factor makes the TextBlade look a bit bigger! The new shape is much better than the specs led me to believe. Easier to hold by one edge, much less torque than the previous generation. And while only a little lighter, the straight sides and the size make it feel much lighter. The A12X makes it a speed demon, and of course, works great with the TextBlade. The only issue i saw was that the new form factor is not compatible with the nano stands. you can lay the iPad on them, but the groove won’t hold up the iPad (not a reason to hold up GR though!!!)
I was glad I didn’t even need to look at the keyboard covers - will be great when many have that same option.