9/10
Informr score
The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Decent battery life
  • Lightning-fast processor
  • Easy to use

What's bad

  • Expensive without including accessories
  • No headphone jack

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) is among the top competitors for tablets in today's market. But as one of the most expensive options on the market, is it worth the price? And can it really replace your laptop like Apple claims?

Design

Super slim and available in two colors (space gray and silver,) the iPad’s aluminum frame has a nice weight to it. Reviewers commented that the overall design doesn’t seem to deviate from the 2018 model though.

Mashable says, “Seeing as how Apple already gave the 2018 iPad Pro a complete facelift, it's not shocking that the company decided to stick with the same design nearly two years later.”

Display

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) features a Liquid Retina screen for the best possible picture. True Tone colors allow for automatic dimming and brightening of the screen depending on the light around you. Although it doesn’t play 4k video, the screen is perfectly capable of making 1080p look crisp and clear.

Performance

There was very little to say about the performance that wasn’t good. It had no trouble playing popular games or running multiple apps.

Software & Storage

The tablet runs iPadOS 14 operating system which is fast and reliable. You can purchase the tablet with different amounts of internal storage. But choose wisely as it does not support an external card slot.

Cameras

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) has two cameras on the back and one well hidden on the front. It also has a Lidar sensor on the back but reviewers said there’s very little functionality to it. It takes decent enough pictures but isn’t meant to -- or performs -- like the camera on its iPhone counterparts.

Digital Trends says, “The lidar sensor isn’t much help at the moment. There is no obvious benefit when using the main camera, and Apple doesn’t go into much detail about what you should use it for, outside of the Measure app.”

Battery Life

With light use -- one or two hours doing regular daily tasks like email or social media -- the reviews say the iPad Pro 11 (2020) lasts almost two days. The charger took about 2 and a half hours to charge completely. However, Apple offers a more powerful charger if you’re willing to spend extra.

Audio

The iPad Pro 11 (2020) has four speakers on the back, two on the top corners, and two on the bottom corners. It includes 5 microphones for optimum sound recording. The only issue brought up by reviewers was the sound being muffled when the tablet is on a flat surface.

Specs at a Glance

  • Aluminum Chassis
  • 11-inch True Tone Display
  • 2.5 GHz Octa-core Apple A12Z Bionic Processor
  • iPadOS 14
  • 128/256/512/1000 GB Storage
  • 12MP/7MP Cameras
  • Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 28.65 WHr Battery

Bottom Line

Apple does not disappoint with the iPad Pro 11 (2020). It fits snuggly in the rest of Apple’s lineup. While it didn’t disappoint reviewers, it also didn’t bring a sense of shock and awe. So, it’s only a modest upgrade over the 2018 version.

Digital Trends writes, “The iPad Pro has ruled the tablet market since its introduction. The 2020 iPad Pro is a minor update, but it’s still leagues ahead [of] its competitors.”

Mashable calls the tablet, “A worthy update for creatives, but still no laptop killer.”

Tech Radar states, “The new iPad Pro 2020 is another impressive tablet – but so were the models from 2018.”


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
11"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Digital Trends

It’s not often any product fulfills the criteria for being “expensive, but worth it,” but the Apple iPad Pro 2020 does just that. It’s the best version of the best tablet you can buy. If you already own the 2018 version, there is no real need to update to this one, which highlights the fact there is...

- Andy Boxall, Digital Trends
Notebookcheck

Apple has made very reasonable updates overall, even an upgrade from the previous generation may be worthwhile. The fact that the case is slightly too flexible is the only real drawback.

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck
Ars Technica

 As a tablet, it's still the best in the world; nothing else is even close. As a computer for professional productivity in the laptop and desktop sense, it's OK. But that's much better than it was a year ago before iPadOS, and thanks to nascent-but-strong trackpad support, it's markedly better than...

- Samuel Axon, Ars Technica
Venture Beat

If you’re considering the purchase of a 2020 iPad Pro, here’s my advice: Unless you expect to aggressively use the improved camera system, look for a discontinued 2018 model instead. It runs 99.99% of software identically, delivers virtually the same performance, and works with a larger variety of c...

- Jeremy Horwitz, Venture Beat
Pickr

Built for creatives and folks looking for the best, the iPad Pro 2020 definitely holds pole position for tablets, delivering the sort of performance and capability you’ve come to expect from premium devices. We’re not sure there’s a whole lot of difference between the old and the new, but that may n...

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr


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Screen Size
11"

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020)'s screen size is 11 inches with 2388 x 1668 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS iPadOS 14 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
128/256/512/1000 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/512/1000 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
28.65WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 28.65 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 11 (2020) Specs

Overview
Release date March 25, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
variations
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS iPadOS 14

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Processor Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512/1000 GB
RAM Unknown
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 28.65 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.76 x 17.85 x 0.59 cm (9.8 x 7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 471
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2388 x 1668 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 11 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, True Tone, Wide color
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
No
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (10 MP, F2.4, Ultra wide), 3rd camera feature (TOF 3D LiDAR scanner), Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AAX, AIFF, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, JPG, TIFF, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Digital Trends

The definitive tablet

from Digital Trends

It’s not often any product fulfills the criteria for being “expensive, but worth it,” but the Apple iPad Pro 2020 does just that. It’s the best version of the best tablet you can buy. If you already own the 2018 version, there is no real need to update to this one, which highlights the fa...More

It’s not often any product fulfills the criteria for being “expensive, but worth it,” but the Apple iPad Pro 2020 does just that. It’s the best version of the best tablet you can buy. If you already own the 2018 version, there is no real need to update to this one, which highlights the fact there isn’t anything drastically new here outside of more power, and the promise of augmented reality features enabled with the lidar sensor in the future.

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Notebookcheck

Sensible updates and a lower price

from Notebookcheck

Apple has made very reasonable updates overall, even an upgrade from the previous generation may be worthwhile. The fact that the case is slightly too flexible is the only real drawback.

Read full review

Apple has made very reasonable updates overall, even an upgrade from the previous generation may be worthwhile. The fact that the case is slightly too flexible is the only real drawback.

Read full review

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Ars Technica

Pointer support and an AR sensor come to the iPad

from Ars Technica

 As a tablet, it's still the best in the world; nothing else is even close. As a computer for professional productivity in the laptop and desktop sense, it's OK. But that's much better than it was a year ago before iPadOS, and thanks to nascent-but-strong trackpad support, it's markedly better than it was only a few weeks ago.

Read full review

 As a tablet, it's still the best in the world; nothing else is even close. As a computer for professional productivity in the laptop and desktop sense, it's OK. But that's much better than it was a year ago before iPadOS, and thanks to nascent-but-strong trackpad support, it's markedly better than it was only a few weeks ago.

Read full review

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Venture Beat

One small step for Apple, one potential leap for AR

from Venture Beat

If you’re considering the purchase of a 2020 iPad Pro, here’s my advice: Unless you expect to aggressively use the improved camera system, look for a discontinued 2018 model instead. It runs 99.99% of software identically, delivers virtually the same performance, and works with a larger varie...More

If you’re considering the purchase of a 2020 iPad Pro, here’s my advice: Unless you expect to aggressively use the improved camera system, look for a discontinued 2018 model instead. It runs 99.99% of software identically, delivers virtually the same performance, and works with a larger variety of cases that are readily available from retailers during the COVID-19 outbreak. The 2020 iPad Pro is a slightly better piece of hardware, but its improvements won’t matter to most users, and at Apple’s flagship prices you should expect more than just small year-over-year gains.

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Pickr

Pole position for tablets

from Pickr

Built for creatives and folks looking for the best, the iPad Pro 2020 definitely holds pole position for tablets, delivering the sort of performance and capability you’ve come to expect from premium devices. We’re not sure there’s a whole lot of difference between the old and the new, but t...More

Built for creatives and folks looking for the best, the iPad Pro 2020 definitely holds pole position for tablets, delivering the sort of performance and capability you’ve come to expect from premium devices. We’re not sure there’s a whole lot of difference between the old and the new, but that may not matter. Ultimately, if you’re looking for the best tablet around with a bit of future proofing, this is the one to look at.

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Tech Guide

Now it’s as much a laptop as it is a tablet

from Tech Guide

There’s no denying the power of the iPad Pro and the versatility just went to the next level with the improved camera and performance along with mouse and trackpad support. It’s as close as you’ll get to a laptop replacement while still having the best tablet money can buy.

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There’s no denying the power of the iPad Pro and the versatility just went to the next level with the improved camera and performance along with mouse and trackpad support. It’s as close as you’ll get to a laptop replacement while still having the best tablet money can buy.

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Wired

The most powerful and feature-rich iPad yet

from Wired

What Apple is offering with this new iPad Pro is the unspoken promise that technology marches on, that it will keep getting better. That’s one way to interpret it. The other way to look at it is that Apple is selling a very impressive, very expensive iPad at a time when a kind of reboot has bee...More

What Apple is offering with this new iPad Pro is the unspoken promise that technology marches on, that it will keep getting better. That’s one way to interpret it. The other way to look at it is that Apple is selling a very impressive, very expensive iPad at a time when a kind of reboot has been thrust upon humanity, when what we prioritize in our lives has had to come into sharper focus. In that case, rest assured: It’s just an iPad.

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The Verge

An iterative year-over-year update

from The Verge

For most people, the iPad Pro is overkill. Unless you’re quite sure what you are going to do with these cameras, that LIDAR, or the faster processor, chances are you’d be equally served by the much-less expensive iPad Air — or even the base iPad. Neither of those iPads is as nice from a har...More

For most people, the iPad Pro is overkill. Unless you’re quite sure what you are going to do with these cameras, that LIDAR, or the faster processor, chances are you’d be equally served by the much-less expensive iPad Air — or even the base iPad. Neither of those iPads is as nice from a hardware perspective. But if you don’t need the extra power, saving hundreds of dollars is also nice.

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TechCrunch

The new iPad Pro offers an attractive refresh for new buyers, but not current ones

from TechCrunch

It’s insane to have a multi-modal machine that can take typing, swiping and sketching as inputs and has robust support for every major piece of business software on the planet — and that always works, is always fast and is built like an Italian racing car.

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It’s insane to have a multi-modal machine that can take typing, swiping and sketching as inputs and has robust support for every major piece of business software on the planet — and that always works, is always fast and is built like an Italian racing car.

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Cnet

The best iPad

from Cnet

This is the best iPad, but for its price it better be. It's also closer to being my One Machine. But at this moment, based on what I've experienced, I love working on it... but I'll still be using a laptop, too.

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This is the best iPad, but for its price it better be. It's also closer to being my One Machine. But at this moment, based on what I've experienced, I love working on it... but I'll still be using a laptop, too.

Read full review

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