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This is the first I’ve had that I have changed since the first generation iPad 2 the amount of features since then are amazing including the superior quality of the screen, and although the pro has a slightly larger screen it is not that noticeable. One fault which I felt should have been addressed is that although you can synchronise texts from a iPhone, it is not possible in any way to transfer your old text messages from your previous apparatus to the new iPad, this leaves it open for third parties to cash in and provide programs which will do the transfer for you but you pay a hefty price for the privilege , especially because you’re only likely ever to use this program once, yet another Cashcow ,apart from that everything works fine and I specially like all the other features which you can synchronise with the use of iCloud , Voice recognition is excellent and far better than any Dragon program I’ve had in the past which was very slow, and the quality of the photographs taken with the new iPad are stunning
You can judge for yourself based on the scarcity of iPad Pros just how popular they are, this popularity is not unfounded. It's a wonderful piece of kit, so slim and light the sheer speed and power it exudes definitely surprises one.
The display, arguably the most important part of an iPad, is simply amazing, the best on the market I would say, having tried several tablets in stores (and the display models could have been calibrated to look extra good, yet the iPad Pro required no such chicanery). I like that the screen is set in to the tablet display, there's no air gap thus no annoying hollow sound when you type or tap and the colours seem to jump out more, blacks and dark colours seem richer and deeper and whites more on point. Also there are a few subtle changes that you don't appreciate until they're gone, one such is ProMotion that makes everything move a lot smoother giving the psychological perception of speed. Of course, it is still the fastest tablet on the market but actually seeing speed reinforced the impression and made it more real. Finally, TrueTone is also a nice touch that makes the screen easier on the eyes. If you need greater colour accuracy (with the P3 colour gamut that's already pretty accurate) you can easily disable it but so far I find it enhances my productivity. You also don't need the brightness that high, I have it at 1/4 or so of brightness, maybe slightly less and it's bright enough for most environments.
Apple touted the speakers at the keynote and they weren't joking when they were extolling it's virtues. I never really bothered using my previous iPad (a first gen iPad Air) as a multimedia device because the audio was lamentably inadequate. Now, I hear so much with crystal clear clarity that I always have something playing in the background even when working. They're a lot louder too, shockingly so given the slim profile.
The battery life is phenomenal, after using it for 4 days (my Apple Pencil has still not arrived so maybe these results will change) I get about 12/13 hours between charges. I found a big battery saver was turning off background app refresh; for some reason, the YouTube app was doing something for 14 hours in the background and my battery went from 55 to 20% overnight, not good. However, browsing the internet, word processing, reading and watching video do not tax the battery and I get two days use from 100%. It also, fortunately, doesn't take that long to charge. Unlike the 12 inch iPad Pro this one goes from 10% to 100 in about 3:45 I think.
The iPad Pro now features the same camera as the iPhone 7 and takes professional quality pictures. The camera will be even more useful when iOS 11 comes out and you can use your tablet to scan documents rather than having to mess about with cables, laptops and scanners. Thank goodness those days are quickly becoming a bad memory! I find filming with the large tablet produces better quality video because it seems more stable and you have a nice big viewer to see what you're filming.
I opted for the 256GB storage because it wasn't much more than the 64GB and on a pro machine it just made sense. Everything loads rapidly and from shutdown to startup it takes maybe 10 seconds or so?
With 4GB of RAM app refreshes are almost a thing of the past!
I think that's all there is to say really, it's great! I highly recommend this tablet out of all others. The 12 and 10 inch are now the same internally, only the batteries are different, so get which display best fits your needs. I like portability with the enhanced screen real estate so I opted for the 10.5 inch. Also the space grey black bezels seem to enhance the display colours even further but maybe it's just my bias? I've always wanted black bezels on my iPad but the air I purchased 3 years ago only had silver.
This is a quantum leap in all regards from all previous Apple IPads.
I am very pleased with this purchase. Last Black Friday I got an Amazon Fire 10" because the reviews were pretty decent and I did not want to spend too much. Purpose was to take to class and conferences for making notes and prevent lugging a laptop around. I was disappointed by the Fire's battery life and slowness and I hardly use it. This is a world apart. I picked it up in the Black Friday sale this year and I am very pleased with it. I have the basic Procase cover, Apple pencil, BENKS screen protector for writing and OMOTON keyboard as part of my note-taking kit and it is brilliant. I opted for a lighter cover as sadly the covers with keyboard were all a bit too heavy, sometimes doubling the weight and I don't always need the keyboard so why carry around a heavy case! The battery life is great, speed is comparable to my laptop and the notetaking is working out really well. I know it is an older model but it is a good piece of kit and will see me through my studies.
My iPad Air was finally giving up the ghost. Especially as I could not upgrade to iPad OS. I spotted this going for £448 and went for it.
As with most Apple products it is a lovely looking piece of kit, all the buttons click satisfyingly and it is impressively light.
The screen is of excellent quality, everything is crisp and clear. It is also larger than my old iPad so has made watching TV/Films much more enjoyable.
At 256gb there is plenty of storage, I believe that with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard this would become an excellent laptop replacement for most people, however much more portable. The only issue is those additional items are not cheap (not surprising with Apple).
I have an iPhone and MacBook and have been impressed with how easy it is to work across the different hardware. Apples software is simple and unobtrusive in doing most jobs. I can’t say how helpful it would be across android/iOS but there is of course other services that can be shared across both such as Dropbox / google drive etc.
In all I’ve been really pleased with this purchase and have had a great deal of use out of it already. I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a good quality tablet or looking to upgrade from an old iPad model.
Intended to buy iPad Air 2019 64GB but several reviews indicated that previous 2017 iPad Pro was better value. Bought iPad Pro 256GB at same price as iPad Air 64 GB. Now that latest Apple iPadOS 13.3 allows proper use of Bluetooth mouse and with a suitable keyboard, it is almost a laptop replacement. Although expensive I consider it good value for money.
My original intention was to use it for reading Kindle books and email as I needed a replacement for my obsolete Android tablet. I wanted a tablet that could be easily updated like my iPhone which is on 4th major OS release since I got it. My Android tablet never received any update although it was from a major supplier.
Now using it for editing word processing and spreadsheets. Apple pencil is excellent for quick note taking and marking up of PDF documents. Still looking at photo editing software and a substitute for Visio and it may replace my laptop.
The build quality is okay and has plenty of features to play around with. Dissapointed with the graphics as sometimes on moving objects the colours appear smeared. Will just have to put up with it. Next time I will make sure to view it in store before I buy again. Considerring the cost even though it was discounted I was expecting alot better quality from Apple.
I was considering buying the latest iPad Air (2019) and read a review which showed the older iPad Pro was a much better choice. I got a good discount around Black Friday time and I'm very pleased with this model, not least with its 256GB capacity.