iPad Pro Review

iPad pro it is an incredible tablet still an iPad though

the new ipad pro’s hardware is actually incredible like it’s the most beautiful most powerful most impressive ipad yet but thanks to iOS 12 it’s just that it’s just an iPad it’s not any closer to replacing my laptop use it’s not any more likely to be my main computer but it’s easily the best iPad ever

This iPad pro looks like one of those renders of what people in the past imagined a tablet would look like before the iPad existed is crazy thin it’s 5.9 millimeters completely flat it has an incredible nearly bezel as display somehow has huge really impressive speakers and super powerful solid-state insides

So right off the bat there’s an 11 inch or a 12.9 inch version and there’s a space grey or silver I will say the smaller one is much more reasonable and I think it’s one most people will get

And it’s just a marvel to hold like there are pretty sharp edges all the way around but I love that it’s boxy like the iPhone 5s was it stands up on its own and it’s so light the weight distribution is so even throughout the whole slab that you can hold it with a single finger in the middle of the Apple logo all of this means it’s really easy to hold the edges are kind of sharp like I said and they can maybe dig into your hands a bit if you’re holding it for a long time with the heavier iPad but even that is rare battery I thought would suffer from being so thin nope this tablet has a plus battery life again and the speakers on either side they have precision milled holes that I just think look really good and yet again the drivers are loud they’re far enough apart for the stereo effect they just somehow keep getting better

The camera on the back is the same as the iPhone 10s and 10r and the bump is pretty big because the iPad is so thin but it’s way over in the corner so my hands never really accidentally touch it or anything and the tablet is so big and so flat that it actually doesn’t really affect the whole lying down flat on a table it still doesn’t rock back and forth

and no headphone jack, of course, I like the outside the aesthetics the feel
in the hand is awesome hardware and on the inside it gets even more impressive first of all there’s no finger Parader no home button since the bezels are so thin but there is the whole suite of face ID sensors in the iPad pro and they work now in any orientation so you can be portrait landscape upside down no matter what it works which is helpful because the fact that the front of the iPad is so uniform makes it easy to forget which way is the top sometimes you grab it and you try to unlock it in your hand is covering the sensor since the bezels so thin but it just points a little arrow and tells you you’re covering the sensor so you can unblock it and then you’re in and the display is again easily not just one of the best in any tablet but one of the best screens I’ve ever used it’s the 120 Hertz IPS LCD super accurate colors great viewing angles ultra responsive and smooth and very bright when you need it true tone there also if you want it and the anti-reflective coating is great so face ID is good the display is about as good as it gets

And then the specs the numbers don’t really matter as much and that’s still true here but let me give you this a 12 X Bionic is absolutely incredible it is the fastest chip I’ve ever seen in a mobile device if you’ve seen Geekbench scores that’s been pretty popular lately as benchmarking faster than many laptops rivaling the 15-inch MacBook Pro it has four gigs of RAM and for some reason the one terabyte iPad has six gigs of RAM but generally performance is just really good from multitasking the flying through apps productivity photo-editing it’s all fast and fluid it’s a plus performance just like the previous iPad pro but now you have Headroom for days like it’s more about being future-proof and you’re very future proof here and then even the accessory ecosystem is all upgraded

The new Apple pencil way better it is now great it snaps on to the side of the iPad with magnets and pears and wirelessly charges there there’s a little cutout on the side of this all-metal iPad that lets the wireless charging work through here and it lines everything up

There’s also now a new thinner folio case and a new keyboard case as well and they now connect via magnets throughout the whole back of the iPad and they line up really quickly and snap into place which makes them easy to put on and take off but sturdy while it is connected

The most Apple and 2018 thing ever though is all the price hikes so every single thing the new pencil the new folio case the keyboard case and a tablet itself are all more expensive than last year’s versions which again you can’t ignore that but you could also argue these all works so well together better than any third-party version that that’s why
people keep buying these

There’s no trackpad or Mouse support in iOS at all so the keyboard works great if you have one but you can plug in any Mouse in the world and it won’t do anything and then the USB C port you’d think would unlock a world of possibilities of connecting all kinds of accessories and
being able to talk to them through the iPad first of all Thunderbolt accessories don’t work at all like they would on a laptop only USB type-c does so you can plug in a display for example but this is something you could already do with lightning and still all it will do is mirror the display but now it’s up to 5k

Basically this iPad pro the hardware like I’ve said it’s crazy it’s great it’s better than a lot of laptops it’s better than Apple’s cheapest laptops actually but it’s definitely still an iPad it does all the same things that the previous iPad pro did just better and that is like a textbook like great thing to say about a product it’s all better than what it did last year