12.9 inch iPad Pro (2017) review: Same design with more power

12.9 inch iPad Pro (2017) review: Same design with more power

Back in 2015, Apple announced a long-awaited update to its iPad lineup of tablets. Described as the most powerful iPad model, the 12.9 inch iPad Pro offered insane specs, superb processing power and excellent quality build, making it a compelling tablet on the market.

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple refreshed its iPad Pro family by adding a lot of improvements to the device, like brighter screen, much-improved performance, and better battery life. However, a high price tag still prevents the new 12.9 inch iPad Pro from getting the perfect score.

In this post, we will give you a brief review of the Apple’s new 12.9 inch iPad Pro. If you are planning to grab a new iPad to replace your laptop, make sure that you read on.

  1. Design

Apple has not made any significant changes in its iPad design in recent years, and that’s no different with the new iPad Pro. What Apple actually does is make its iPad models thinner and lighter. This year, the Cupertino Company retains what we have loved about the previous model’s design with metal back, four speakers, and Smart Connector at the bottom.

However, the biggest design change is that Apple has moved away from the plastic antenna, instead adopting the metal lines that runs across the top corner of the device. Overall, this year’s 12.9 inch iPad Pro doesn’t bring our desired changes to the iPad family. It seems that Apple mainly focuses on hardware improvements, rather than exterior changes.

  1. Display

The original 12.9 inch iPad Pro’s display was pretty impressive, offering an exceptional experience for any user ranging from playing video games to watching high-res videos. This year, Apple has added so many upgrades to the screen. We still have a 12.9 inch display and the same pixel quantity as the original model, but what comes behind is far better than we think.

With the 12.9 inch iPad Pro, Apple has finally added TrueTone technology to its iPad lineup. Basically, the new tech changes the while balance of the iPad’s screen to match with lighting around you for better viewing experience.

Another change is ProMotion, Apple’s new screen technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz, allowing for better and smoother scrolling experience.

  1. iOS

This year, Apple officially introduced iOS 11, the next version of iOS. With the release of iOS 11, Apple poured a lot of love into its iPad, which was previously ignored in iOS 10. iOS 11 introduced a new Files app that replaces iCloud Drive.

The new Files app really shines on the iPad, as it allows users to find documents easily and share them to others apps on their iPad. Besides, a new Dock at the bottom of the display lets users launch and switch between apps.

  1. Cameras

Camera on the 12.9 inch iPad Pro is pretty descent, offering the most basic of features we’d expect from a tablet, but lacking several advanced features. The 12.9 inch iPad Pro features a 12 MP rear shooter with 4K support on the back, while there is a 7-megapixel, 1080p front-mounted camera.

When it comes to battery life, the new 12.9 inch iPad Pro offers the same 10 hours as every iPad model before it. This is pretty impressive for an iPad with high-end specs and stunning display.

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What do you think of the 12.9 inch iPad Pro? Let us know in the comments below.