Specs summary

Screen
12.9"

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9's screen is 12.9 inches with 2048 x 2732 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.38 GHz

There is a Apple A10X Hexa core 2.38 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS 10 (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/256/ 512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/ 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
41WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 41 WHr battery.



Reviews summary

8.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 9 reviews

What's good

  • Fast, lag-free performance
  • ProMotion tech for smooth, snappy scrolling
  • Sharp, vibrant display

What's bad

  • Unwieldy to hold in hands
  • High price tag

Apple revolutionized the digital world with the iPhone and upped the ante with the release of the first iPad. It’s no surprise why they dominate the tablet market.

But for the past few years sales and demand have declined as phones have gotten larger...

They released the iPad Pro 12.9 back in 2015 to tap into a larger market—people who want a laptop replacement.

With the release of the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9, Apple hopes to bolster the original’s goal.

Does it work? Let’s see what reviewers are saying!

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Not much has changed design-wise with the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9. Like its predecessor, this large tablet measures in at 12.04-by-8.69-by-0.27 inches.

As you would expect of something this size, it’s not meant for holding with one hand. While fairly light at 723 grams, once you add the Smart Keyboard, it ends up being heavier than the actual 12-inch MacBook at 1043 grams.

Coupled with the metal back and glass front, experts found it awkward to hold—even with two hands. They mention that it isn’t marketed towards the regular tablet user. Still, most found it portable enough and easy to use despite its gargantuan size.

The display helps to set the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 apart from other tablets.

As the name suggests you get 12.9 inches of super high resolution (2732-by-2048), high-quality Apple display. It comes with new technology called ProMotion which uses a 120-hertz refresh rate. When tested, reviewers were impressed with smooth, fast scrolling compared to standard tablet displays.

They also raved about the vibrant colors, deep blacks and improved brightness. It even includes new TrueTone technology to adjust the white balance of the display to your room’s lighting.

Unfortunately, while it can now reach 600 nits of brightness, most reviewers don’t suggest it for reading outside on sunny days.

The biggest changes come internally.

The tablet includes an A10x Fusion chip and 4GB of RAM. Apple touts this combination to be 30 percent faster than the A9x.

Reviewer benchmark tests beat those marks. As expected, they experienced no lag even when they had over 20 apps open.

To run such a large tablet, Apple opted for a large battery than its predecessor. During tests, reviewers could get around 10-12 hours of life during medium usage.

Tablets have never been known for their cameras, but Apple looks to change that. The iPad Pro 12.9 (2017) includes the same 12MP camera sensor found on the iPhone 7—complete with optical image stabilization, 5x digital zoom and 4K video recording.

Reviewers were happy with the image quality of the pictures, though they add they won’t use it as a camera often due to the tablet’s large size.

Overall, reviewers consider the 2017 iPad Pro a credible laptop replacement thanks to its large screen, fast processor and excellent battery life. The biggest drawback mentioned is pricing.

Expert Reviews states, “This isn’t one for the frugal… but should you opt for Apple’s latest and greatest, the spangly new 12.9in iPad Pro will not disappoint.” Laptop Mag adds, “... if you want the brightest display and the best performance, opt for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro; … it will be solid candidate to replace your laptop.”


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 10 (Update Available: 11)

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Secondary OS No
Processor Apple A10X Hexa core 2.38 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/256/ 512 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 41 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 10 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 10 hours
3G Surfing Time 9 hours
4G Surfing Time 9 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Gold, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 30.5 x 22.0 x 0.7 cm (12 x 8.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 677 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 12.9 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Retina display
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Exposure control, Slow moion recording (1080p@120fps), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Exposure control
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TIFF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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