Specs summary

Screen
12.9"

The Apple iPad Pro's screen is 12.9 inches with 2048 x 2732 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26 GHz

There is a Apple A9X Dual core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS 9 (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
32/128 GB

Internal memory is 32/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
38WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 38 WHr battery.



Apple's supersized iPad Pro brings the concept of a digital sketchbook to the next level, but now iOS app developers have to match the power of OS X and Windows apps.

- Sascha Segan , PC Magazine 


It's not just the best iPad Apple has ever released, it may replace your laptop.

- Matt Vella , Techland 

Reviews summary

8.4/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 40 reviews

What's good

  • Large display great for media consumption and split screen multi-tasking
  • Fast performance during all tasks
  • Zero latency with Apple Pencil
  • Good battery life

What's bad

  • Keyboard and stylus sold separately
  • No true multi-tasking abilities
  • Keyboard does not have trackpad

Apple seems to have gone the bigger is better route with their phones and now they've supersized their tablets with the iPad Pro. At 12 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches, it is the first iPad to reach the double digits in size. While large, it is also surprisingly light at 713 grams. This makes it slightly heavier than the original iPad, though experts found the weight was more evenly distributed thanks to the larger size. With that said, they add it is difficult to hold one-handed due to its massive size. Besides the size, however, the Pro has the same design language as other iPads: rounded edges, TouchID home button and metal chassis. The biggest difference is the inclusion of four speakers – two on the top and two on the bottom edge and a connector to attach to either an Apple or third-party keyboard.

The reason behind the Pro's large size is due to the 12.9-inch IPS LCD display. With a resolution of 2048 x 2732 it qualifies as a Retina display and actually offers the same pixel density as the iPad Air 2. As critics expected, the display is incredibly sharp and vibrant. Unlike AMOLED displays, they point out the LCD provides accurate colors without being oversaturated. It also has an anti-reflective coating which, when combined with the screen's overall brightness, provided reviewers with excellent bright light legibility. More importantly, the large size offers much more screen real estate for what they consider an incredibly immersive media experience and improved split screen multitasking.

Show more

Under the screen is a 2.2GHz A9X processor and 4GB of RAM. Trusted Reviews calls the performance "blistering" though their tests clock it at only 40 percent faster than the iPad Air 2. As expected, reporters had lag free experience regardless of whether they were multitasking, editing 4K videos or playing the latest 3D games. And thanks to its 10,307mAh battery, they were able to get around six hours of continuous video looping or around a full day of average use.

The biggest drawback of the Pro is the fact it runs on iOS not OSX. This means that even with Apple's split-screen mode experts still had very limited multi-tasking abilities. They could not easily save documents to a dedicated program nor could they easily edit photos as iOS did not allow certain keyboard shortcuts. With that said, most were able to complete basic tasks though they often defaulted to using a desktop for certain things as it was easier.

While Apple isn't calling the Pro a true 2-in-1 device, it's obvious to many it is competing with the Microsoft's Surface line especially with the introduction of two new peripherals – the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil. Aside from typing, the keyboard also acts as a protective cover. For the most part, reviewers had no problem typing with it, though Tech Radar did notice their typing was not quite as fast as on standard ones. Still, they add, "It's not a bad start…and the portability…was really useful." The biggest drawback of the keyboard is its lack of a trackpad. This means users cannot navigate the tablet without tapping on the screen.

For artists or people who prefer writing to typing, there's the Apple Pencil. While its pressure sensitivity levels are far simpler than more professional ones, it still managed to impress critics with its overall responsiveness and zero latency. When using the tip at a normal angle, they were able to create lines of varying thickness and when angled slightly they were able to shade and color in areas. Despite its neat features, many still do not consider the stylus to be a necessary feature especially for artists or graphic designers. As well, they all complain about the lack of an actual holder or clip for it having misplaced the Apple Pencil several times.

For most reviewers the size of the Pro is not conducive to picture-taking even if it does come with an 8MP main camera. Its large size and weight made it much more likely for them to drop it and the large viewfinder made it harder for them to get the right angles. When they did take pictures, however, they found the images to be very accurate and detailed and on par with pictures taken with an iPhone 5.

Despite its stellar performance and immersive screen, reviewers do not suggest the iPad Pro for everyone, especially those who require very high end performances. Giz Mag states, "…this is a product that's more about meeting Apple's long-term ends than it is meeting your ends today." 9to5Mac adds, "…the iPad Pro is great at a few things, but everything "Pro-level" is much better on a MacBook." On the other hand Alphr says, "...for most people the iPad Pro is more than enough creation tool. For some – anyone who sketches or loves using a stylus – it's actually a better creation tool than the average PC of laptop."


Reviews (8.4/10 Avg. rating)


Laptop Magazine

Best for creative pros

from Laptop Magazine

Because there's "Pro" in the name, it's clear that the iPad Pro is not for everyone. It's a tablet for power users, whether you want a large canvas for drawing or sketching; editing photos and videos on the go without a heavier PC; or more real estate for playing games and watching videos. Howeve...More

Because there's "Pro" in the name, it's clear that the iPad Pro is not for everyone. It's a tablet for power users, whether you want a large canvas for drawing or sketching; editing photos and videos on the go without a heavier PC; or more real estate for playing games and watching videos. However, the sheer size of the iPad Pro narrows the target market, and I wish there was somewhere you could put the Apple Pencil when it's not in use.

Read full review

Less

Mobile Choice

Beauty without a purpose

from Mobile Choice

As beautiful, sturdy and remarkable the iPad Pro is, I am still struggling to think who the tablet has been made for. Not for the regular business user, the Smart KeyBoard angle is too jaunty for comfortable working while travelling. And it is simply not made for laptop use.

Read full review

As beautiful, sturdy and remarkable the iPad Pro is, I am still struggling to think who the tablet has been made for. Not for the regular business user, the Smart KeyBoard angle is too jaunty for comfortable working while travelling. And it is simply not made for laptop use.

Read full review

Less

Digit

Well built, great performance

from Digit

The iPad Pro is a powerful tablet with top of the line performance. However, it isn't the ideal device for the average consumer. If you have specific need that justfies the purchase of the iPad Pro, then by all means go ahead and buy it.

Read full review

The iPad Pro is a powerful tablet with top of the line performance. However, it isn't the ideal device for the average consumer. If you have specific need that justfies the purchase of the iPad Pro, then by all means go ahead and buy it.

Read full review

Less

APC

A gigantic, powerful iPad

from APC

This is a device that’s most successful within one specific niche — graphic designers who use pen-driven apps. Some of the other elements feel like very un-Apple-like compromises. For now, if you want a tablet for general productivity, the Surface Pro 4 is the more flexible choice.

Read full review

This is a device that’s most successful within one specific niche — graphic designers who use pen-driven apps. Some of the other elements feel like very un-Apple-like compromises. For now, if you want a tablet for general productivity, the Surface Pro 4 is the more flexible choice.

Read full review

Less

NDTV

Great performance, brilliant display

from NDTV

For people who see computing as a mobile-first concept, the iPad Pro fills all the gaps. Between the iPad Pro and a smartphone, we found almost no reason to use a laptop except once or twice, in very specific situations like copying data from a pen drive. If you're accustomed to using your iPad m...More

For people who see computing as a mobile-first concept, the iPad Pro fills all the gaps. Between the iPad Pro and a smartphone, we found almost no reason to use a laptop except once or twice, in very specific situations like copying data from a pen drive. If you're accustomed to using your iPad more than your laptop anyway, then there's definitely a strong case to be made for the iPad Pro. That said, it's probably not good value for money to upgrade from an iPad Air 2 to an iPad Pro - the cost is really high. If you're due to update your laptop and your tablet though, then the iPad Pro could really be an ideal choice, as it replaces all your other large screen devices.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

Particularly interesting for creative users and the ones that prefer a big display

from Notebookcheck

Even though many users think that is an affront that Apple has developed a large tablet and even a corresponding pen, the result is very convenient. The Californians certainly did not reinvent the device class, but they once again manage to integrate a high-quality product into their own eco system...

More

Even though many users think that is an affront that Apple has developed a large tablet and even a corresponding pen, the result is very convenient. The Californians certainly did not reinvent the device class, but they once again manage to integrate a high-quality product into their own eco system.

The highlight of the iPad Pro is certainly its excellent 12.9-inch display. The build quality is very good and the tablet is conveniently thin. The comparatively high weight due to the size is, however, a bit uncomfortable after a while. The Apple Pencil is a great stylus, but there is no convenient way to store it and the runtimes are a bit short as well. The SoC is extremely fast in return, the runtimes are high and the speakers are unrivaled in this segment.

What should be improved is the utilization of the display by iOS itself. The LTE modem also only supports LTE Cat. 4, but we would have expected a more modern standard in this price range. The iPad Pro can handle multiple UHD videos at the same time from a technological point of view, but the tablet will quickly reach its limits when you want to use it professionally due to the low storage, the limited multitasking and the missing x86 applications, so it is not a full-fledged notebook replacement. The charging times are also extremely long, which is mainly caused by the weak power adapter. The latter can also get very hot, which results in a small points deduction. 

Read full review

Less

Tools & Toys

The closest thing I can call a perfect computer for me

from Tools & Toys

The iPad Pro throws another yard stick into the equation — another redefining of the definition. For me, the iPad Pro is everything I’ve ever wanted from an iPad. After a solid month of consistent work on the iPad Pro, I still maintain it’s my favorite iOS device ever. It has pu...More

The iPad Pro throws another yard stick into the equation — another redefining of the definition. For me, the iPad Pro is everything I’ve ever wanted from an iPad. After a solid month of consistent work on the iPad Pro, I still maintain it’s my favorite iOS device ever. It has pushed my iMac into a relatively sedative state and has made my iPhone a phone. That’s more than I can say any other iPad — any other device, for that matter — has ever done.

Read full review

Less

Medium

A fast-as-hell iPad

from Medium

While I like the iPad Pro, I don’t yet love the iPad Pro. Certainly not as my go-to computing device. I think there’s a chance it could get there, but it’s going to take some getting used to. I’m just not ready yet. Maybe others who already do the majority of their computi...More

While I like the iPad Pro, I don’t yet love the iPad Pro. Certainly not as my go-to computing device. I think there’s a chance it could get there, but it’s going to take some getting used to. I’m just not ready yet. Maybe others who already do the majority of their computing on the iPad are. I’m close, but something worried me about not having a MacBook with me. I’m not entirely sure what. But something.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

The best iPad Apple has ever made, but it's no laptop

from Tech Advisor

At £679, few people will buy the iPad Pro instead of an iPad Air 2. It has a great screen and plenty of power, but do you really have a need for this hulking tablet? 32GB of storage will prove too limiting for most people, and the 128GB option with the Pencil and/or keyboard is expensive (t...More

At £679, few people will buy the iPad Pro instead of an iPad Air 2. It has a great screen and plenty of power, but do you really have a need for this hulking tablet? 32GB of storage will prove too limiting for most people, and the 128GB option with the Pencil and/or keyboard is expensive (that's ignoring the £65 silicone rear cover). If you're considering the Pro, go to an Apple store and hold one to understand exactly how bulky and hefty the new tablet really is. If you can live with all that the Pro is a great choice - just don’t expect it to replace your laptop.

Read full review

Less

Sunday Express

Apple's giant tablet is simply superb but there's a price to pay

from Sunday Express

If you want a big tablet it's very hard to find fault with the iPad Pro. It looks stunning, has a fabulous screen, is powerful and allows you to multitask like never before. The device also has some market-leading speakers and is reasonably light for such a big lump of tech. And Apple’s Pencil and keyboard accessories make this device a lot more than a basic tablet. Sadly, there is one problem we can’t overlook on the iPad Pro and that’s its price....

More

If you want a big tablet it's very hard to find fault with the iPad Pro. It looks stunning, has a fabulous screen, is powerful and allows you to multitask like never before. The device also has some market-leading speakers and is reasonably light for such a big lump of tech. And Apple’s Pencil and keyboard accessories make this device a lot more than a basic tablet. Sadly, there is one problem we can’t overlook on the iPad Pro and that’s its price.

The basic model will set you back a hefty £679, whilst the top-end machine has an eye-watering £899 price tag and that doesn't include the £80 Pencil or £139 Smart Keyboard. This price might be justified if the Pro could replace your laptop, but by Apple's own admission, it won’t. However, if you have the cash in the bank and want the best tablet money can buy, the iPad Pro is it. It’s fast, feature-packed and is the proof that bigger really is better.

Read full review

Less


Darn, there are no reviews yet for this tablet.



Prices (Where to Buy)


Offered in Canada By:

Online Buying Options


Videos



Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 30, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 9 (Update Available: 11)

Compare iOS Tablets

Secondary OS No
Processor Apple A9X Dual core 2.26 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/128 GB
RAM 4 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 38 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 10 hours
3G Surfing Time 9 hours
4G Surfing Time 9 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 30.5 x 22.0 x 0.7 cm (12 x 8.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 713 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 12.9 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, 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 touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
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, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Multi-shot, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
More
Additional comments Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
Apple iPad Pro Manual (HTML)
Related Links Apple iPad Pro Reviews
Where to buy Apple iPad Pro
Suggest a correction

Are you on the best cell phone plan?