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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen 2015)

We have collected and analyzed 164 expert reviews and 3628 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is May 20, 2016. We have compared these reviews to 707516 reviews from other Tablet Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 20, 2019.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen 2015)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen 2015) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and design also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the reliability.

portability, design, performance, screen, price

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

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen 2015)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st gen 2015) from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability.

design, price, performance, usability, screen

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

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (

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 : Susie Ochs (

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 (

Apple iPad Pro (12.9 inch)


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 : Susie Ochs (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (

iPad Pro review: It's not a full PC replacement, but it's a really nice iPad


When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn't help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag...

Large, beautiful display ; Powerful processor ; Precise stylus ; Split-screen multitasking

It’s expensive ; It’s really big ; Overpriced accessory keyboard ; Not quite a PC replacement

Nov, 2015

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Apple iPad Pro space gray, 32GB


Aesthetically identical to the iPad Air 2 , the 9.7-inch iPad Pro features some significant improvements over its super-sized Pro sibling. Chief among them are a much more reasonable base price ($599 vs. $799); a 12-megapixel rear camera that records...

The new iPad Pro is the biggest and fastest Apple tablet to date. The pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus offers superior sketching and drawing, and the Pro's gorgeous giant screen and quad speakers are ideal for split-screen apps, multitasking and...

At launch, very few apps are currently optimized to take advantage of the iPad Pro's full potential. Its large size makes it less portable than other iPads. Once you've paid for the Pencil and keyboard peripherals, the iPad Pro costs as much as a good...

The iPad Pro is a dream machine for graphic designers and media mavens, but this elegant tablet needs more optimized apps and accessories before it can fully achieve laptop-killer status.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Ho, Brandon Chester, Ryan Smith (

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 : Joshua Ho (

The iPad Pro Preview: Taking Notes With iPad Pro


For the past week, I've been working on a review of the iPad Pro. For better or worse it has been a very quick week and I've been working on the review right up to the embargo time. Rather than rushing out our review of Apple's first large-format...

Finally, as everyone is undoubtedly eagerly anticipating our look at the A9X SoC inside the iPad Pro, let’s take a very quick look at what we know about the SoC so far. There’s a bit of a limit to what we can do blindly via just software, but I’m...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (

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

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4


Battery Capacity:27.5 / 38.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 29.37 / 30.4 / 36.71 / 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
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (3G):240
Talk time (3G):14


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 / 2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps / 1280x720@240fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Swivel camera:N
Video capturing speed:120 / 240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes


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


Anti-reflective coating:Y
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:500 / 600
Display Diagonal:10.5 / 11 / 12.9 / 9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2388 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
Display Technology:IPS
Fingerprint resistant:Y
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter family:Apple

Media Formats

Archive formats supported:ZIP
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,JPG,TIFF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Video messaging:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 / 5.0
Dual SIM support:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM / NanoSim + eSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (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 / IEEE 802.11a,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
Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display Type:IPS
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160

Packaging Content

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


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
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
Proximity sensor: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
Wi-Fi positioning:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Magnetic Connector,Apple Smart Connector / Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Lightning connector:Y
Microphone in:N
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Coprocessor model:M10 / M12 / M9
Processor cores:6 / 8
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10X / A12X / A9 / A9X


Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y
Password protection:Y


Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Photo Booth, iCloud Drive / FaceTime, Safari, Siri, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, iCloud Drive / 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
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10 / iOS 12
Operating system version:10 / 9
Windows operating systems supported:Y


Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.232 / 0.24 / 0.272
Height:11 / 12 / 9.45 / 9.75 / 9.87
Weight:15.4 / 15.7 / 16.5 / 16.8 / 22.3 / 23.9 / 24.4 / 25.2 / 25.5
Width:6.65 / 6.67 / 6.85 / 7.03 / 8.46 / 8.69 / 8.7