In comparison to its predecessor, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) hasn't changed much on the outside. That’s the reason why we create this Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) review. Read carefully, don’t miss anything in this blog.
On the inside, however, there are numerous upgrades, including the new and allegedly much faster Apple A10X Fusion processor, 4 GB of RAM, and storage options ranging from 64 GB to 512 GB.
It also has the iPhone 7 camera module, and Apple claims to have improved the display: it now supports HDR at 120 Hz, which should have a significant impact on multimedia content and games.
The price, as previously stated, begins at $799. However, you now have twice as much internal storage as before: 64 GB instead of 32 GB. There are two additional storage tiers available: 256 GB for an additional $100 and 512 GB for an additional $300. The optional LTE radio is always $130 extra, regardless of the storage tier. As a result, the fully equipped top-model will set you back an eye-watering $1,229 plus tax.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Case
The new iPad Pro has the same footprint as the old one, and it is nearly indistinguishable visually from its predecessor. The only real distinction is a camera hump on the back that protrudes 0.9 mm from the case (iPad Pro 10.5:1.5 mm).
The high-quality aluminum unibody case is extremely well-made, with virtually no gaps between the case and the display. Torsion forces have no effect on the case, and its sheer size makes it more rigid than its smaller 10.5-inch sibling. Unfortunately, applying pressure to the back causes a minor but noticeable ripple effect on the display.
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Connectivity
The iPad Pro 12.9 retains the same connectivity as before: a Lightning port that supports USB 3.0, HDMI, and card readers via an adapter. The Apple Pencil is obviously supported as well, but it must be purchased separately. The included three-pin Smart Connector allows communication with and power delivery to peripherals such as the optional Smart Keyboard.
NFC, as previously stated, only supports Apple Pay. However, this could change in the near future as APIs become more widely available to developers. Bluetooth 4.2 is also supported, and, unlike the iPhone 7 (Plus), the iPad Pro retains a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Software
The iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) is equipped with the most recent version of iOS, 10.3. For more information, please see our iPhone 7 review, where we go over this version of iOS in great detail.
With the upcoming iOS 11 update this fall, the iPad Pro will benefit from many of its improvements, including revised multitasking, a new file manager, and enhanced Apple Pencil capabilities. The iPad Pro will, among other things, support taking notes directly on the device's lock screen, which the Galaxy Tab S3 has been known to be capable of since its early days. Another significant feature, according to Apple, will be augmented reality support (AR).
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Cameras
The cameras on the new iPad Pro are identical to those on the iPhone 7 and the iPad Pro 10.5 models. As a result, we won't go into too much detail in this review and instead refer you to our in-depth iPhone 7 review.
The iPad Pro's front-facing 7 MP camera (3088x2320) supports body and face detection, Auto-HDR, and 1080p video recording. It takes very good photos in good lighting conditions, but it adds a lot of noise in low-light situations.
The tablet's main f/1.8 12 MP camera has optical image stabilization and can record video in UHD at 30 frames per second, FHD at 60 frames per second, or 720p at 240 frames per second.
It has the same features as the iPhone 7, and the photos are superb, crisp, and have a surprisingly high dynamic range. Even though some high-end smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the HTC U11, have better cameras, the iPad Pro 12.9 has by far the best tablet camera.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Display
On paper, the display is nearly identical to that of its predecessor: a 4:3 12.9-inch 2732x2048 panel. However, the new panel, like the iPad Pro 10.5, now supports HDR media and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The latter will be most useful for gaming and movie watching.
The brightness of the display has been significantly increased. While the maximum display brightness of the first iPad Pro 12.9 was only 400 nits, the new 2017 model offers a whopping 650 nits when the ambient light sensor is activated. Maximum brightness is limited to 536 nits when using the manual brightness control. Our measurements in the real world with evenly distributed dark and white surfaces yielded a maximum of 649 nits.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: Should you buy this device?
On paper, the iPad Pro 12.9 is no more than a larger iPad Pro 10.5, but in practice, it differs significantly in several ways. The well-calibrated display, in particular, with its exceptionally accurate color accuracy, was very impressive. The speakers are well-balanced; the Wi-Fi modem's range is greater, and the battery lasts longer to boot.
As a result, it all comes down to personal preference and taste. Working on creative projects, editing photos, and watching movies are all much more enjoyable on the 12.9-inch model. The 10.5-inch model has the advantages of portability, better ergonomics, and higher gaming performance.
It depends on you but this Apple iPad Pro is good device to work and study.
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) Tablet Review: FAQs
Is the iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017 waterproof?
Unfortunately, iPads, unlike iPhones, do not have an IP rating. This means they have not been tested for water resistance or proofing, and thus cannot be labeled as water-resistant.
What is the chipset in the iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017?
The Apple A10X Fusion chipset is installed in the iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017. The chip has four cores, two of which are dedicated to energy efficiency and two to performance. It has a graphics processor that is 50% faster and a CPU that is 40% faster than previous iPads. The A10X chip is intelligent. Depending on the task you're performing on your phone, it will decide which core to use in real-time.
This is due to the A10X chip's dedication to faster performance and longer battery life.
What is the capacity (GB) of the iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017?
The iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017 is available with 64 or 512 GB of storage.
What is the RAM capacity of the iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017?
The iPad Pro 12.9 inch 2017 includes 4 GB of RAM.