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Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3709 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas there are mixed comments on the GPS navigation and reliability. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The performance and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the portability.

design, price, performance, usability, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" DisplayApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" Display

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Apple iPad Pro Tablet Review

 

Big – Bigger – iPad Pro! The iPad Air is huge and for the first time has the stylus functionality. The Apple Pencil is mainly designed for creative users. The Californians have also equipped the tablet with the fastest SoC you can currently get in a...

great design and build quality, very good stylus (optional), fast SoC, excellent display, great speakers, very good runtimes

scaling of iOS, weak and hot power adaptor, long charging times, no NFC, only LTE Cat. 4, expensive accessories

Even though many users think that it 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 once again, they have managed to...

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro

 

Editor's Note: We are currently testing the second generation 12.9-inch iPad, which features the laptop-grade A10X processor, ProMotion display technology and even less Pencil latency. Expect the full review on LaptopMag.com later this week.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: (slashgear.com)

Adobe Photoshop Sketch Review with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

 

Over the past week and a half I've been using the app Adobe Photoshop Sketch for iOS with the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. It's not what I expected. I expected it to be an experience in which the stylus (the Apple Pencil) would be speedy and the app...

Adobe Photoshop Sketch is a perfect example of why artists and designers should give the iPad Pro some real thoughtful consideration. Along with the Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro and Adobe Photoshop Sketch feel as though they were made for one another.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester, Ryan Smith (anandtech.com)

The Apple iPad Pro Review

 

At this point it probably isn't a secret that tablet sales have leveled off, and in some cases they have declined. Pretty much anywhere you care to look you'll see evidence that the tablet market just isn't as strong as it once was. It's undeniable...

Overall, the iPad Pro has proven to be a very different experience for me than previous iPads. The design is definitely familiar, with the same industrial design and general feel as previous iPads scaled up to a 12.9” form factor. However, the change...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Susie Ochs (pcworld.com)

iPad Pro review: Why the best iPad yet won't work for everyone

 

The iPad Pro won't replace my iPhone or my Mac, but it provides a mostly great experience, thanks in large part to the Pencil.

Excellent battery life ; Plenty of speed and power

Software keyboard bug

If price is no object, the iPad Pro plus the Apple Pencil let you do more with Apple's tablet than ever before.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Apple iPad Pro

 

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.

Laptop-level power. Surprisingly light. Pencil accessory is the best stylus experience on a mainstream tablet.

Very expensive. Touch-centric UI with keyboard is awkward. Apps don't quite complete your workflow.

Comparisons and Conclusions We've seen iPads before. We've seen keyboard cases. We've even seen lots of styli. But as happens so often, Apple has remixed existing elements into something new, driven by design, ease-of-use, and compelling third-party apps.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

iPad Pro review: Big and powerful, but it won't replace your laptop

 

Here we are. Apple, the same company that once swore off styluses, and dismissed hybrid PCs as experiments gone wrong, is now selling a laptop/tablet mashup of its own. One that accepts pen input, at that. The new 12.9-inch iPad Pro went on sale last...

So far, the most comfortable iPad Pro keyboard ; Backlit ; Useful shortcut keys ; Less expensive than Apple's own keyboard

Relatively bulky ; Difficult to put on and take off ; As on other iPad Pro keyboards, the screen isn't adjustable and there's no touchpad

The Create is the first third-party keyboard for the iPad Pro. Though it suffers from some of the same drawbacks as Apple's offering, it's still the clear winner, with handy shortcut keys, backlighting and a more comfortable typing experience. If...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

The iPad Pro is here: Now its trial-by-fire begins

 

You already know it's big, and that it's powerful, but does the iPad Pro have what it takes to survive on the road as a true notebook replacement? Apple's 12.9-inch tablet is the biggest outing for iOS to-date, and just as we realized back when it was...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Susie Ochs (pcworld.com)

5 things I noticed in my first hours with the iPad Pro

 

Our iPad Pro was delivered this morning, and while we're still working on the review, a few things became immediately clear.

Like I said, I’ll be spending the next week or so using the iPad Pro as my main computing device, avoiding my trusty MacBook Air whenever possible. That means I’ll be using the iPad Pro quite a bit while sitting at a desk—not my usual location for iPad...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPad Pro

 

Apple—or at the very least, its CEO—thinks the iPad is the future of computing. It's not shy about that idea. “Why would you buy a PC anymore?” Tim Cook, who reportedly does 80 percent of his work on the device, asked the crowd at an Apple store in...

The screen is big and beautiful. This tablet is crazy fast. It still has the same battery life, performance, and great app selection as any iPad. With the accessories, the Pro becomes a do-everything sort of device

Its PC-killing visions imagine a world in which nobody lives. It's really big. The price gets high fast

Nobody’s going to toss their iMacs and ThinkPads into the garbage tomorrow and instead lay a 12.9-inch tablet on everyone’s desk. If there’s a touchscreen revolution underway, it’s going to happen slowly, an app and an accessory at a time. That’s OK....

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:27.5 / 38.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30.4 / 38.5 / 41
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Number of elements:6
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Swivel Camera:N
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes

Design

Brand color:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:10.5 / 12.9 / 9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor:A9X
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10X / A9X

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\iCloud Drive
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating system version:9
Platform:iOS

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.272
Height:12 / 9.45 / 9.87
Weight:15.4 / 16.5 / 16.8 / 23.9 / 24.4 / 25.2 / 25.5
Width:6.65 / 6.85 / 8.69 / 8.7