Last week, Apple unveiled an all new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and it seems to be getting pretty good reviews from those who are testing it out.
The new iPad replaces the 9.7-inch iPad which Apple released last year. This year’s upgrade features a bigger screen with less bezel, and a 129Hz refresh rate meaning it’ll be a lot smoother to write or draw on. This is also a nice upgrade because Apple Pencil users should notice a difference when writing or creating new designs on the device.
The processor in the device got a speed boost thanks to Apple’s new A10X chip which is the company’s fastest chip ever. If you like taking pictures, you’ll find that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro sports the same camera as the iPhone 7 which is 12MP. As for storage, the device ships with 64GB, 256GB or 512GB.
For those who obtained an iPad Pro to test out have all agreed that the size is perfect for split-screen mode, watching videos, and surfing the web. They also agreed that the processing power is incredible.
Business Insider wrote, “I found myself using the iPad Pro a lot more than my iPhone over the last few days, simply because I could get more done with it.” Later in the review, they wrote, “after all these years, the iPad has struggled to find its purpose, but Apple’s vision for the product is finally coming into focus.”
TechChunch wrote high praises for Apple’s new iPad Pro saying…
The supporting silicon of the A10X chip allows Apple to deliver not just the best tablet screen, but one of the best displays in all of computing at the moment. It really is a cut above.”
“I’m happy to report that it feels smooth and capable and like it’s running with overhead to spare. Even at 4GB of RAM, I never had much trouble splitting the screen or bopping around between apps. Never a single lag in the Pencil or during heavy sessions in Affinity Photo.”
While the Apple pencil was praised for its performance on the device, the updated Smart Keyboard has a few issues such as the size and lack of function keys.
Of course, it’s still early to review the device properly since it’s only been a week since it’s been unveiled and the people reviewing it are running the device on iOS 10. iOS 11 is said to bring about new features which will change the experience while using the device. The Verge wrote about its thoughts of iOS 11 on the iPad saying…
“I don’t think iOS 11 is going to turn the iPad into something like a Mac or a Windows PC, with all their customization options and apps that plug deep into the system. Yet I do think it will unlock opportunities for both users and developers that aren’t there today. I suspect that all the power inside the iPad Pro will mean that it will work better with those new features, but since it’s not out yet, I can’t say for sure.”
At the end of the Verge’s review, it gave the 10.5-inch iPad Pro a Verge score of 9. We’ll see what the device is really like when iOS 11 launches this fall. For more information about the 10.5-inch iPad Pro you can head to Apple’s website.