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Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3709 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the price. There are mixed views on the GPS navigation and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The performance and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2015 (1st Gen, 12.9 inch) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca. People really like the screen and usability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the portability.

design, price, performance, usability, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" DisplayApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" Display

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

iPad Pro 12.9 (2016) review

 

The iPad Pro 12.9 takes Apple's tablet strategy in a new direction

Expansive, usable screen ; Hugely powerful ; Great speakers

Powerfully huge ; Battery life could be longer

A brilliant iPad that takes the devices into a new realm. We've loved using it, but just make sure you're ready for the larger size and weight.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple iPad Pro review: Back to the drawing board?

 

It's Apple's biggest tablet ever. But does that mean the iPad Pro can replace both your laptop and tablet to become the sole computing device in your home?

Massive screen with high resolution looks great, Apple Pencil accessory works really well, best iPad performance to date, Smart Connector wireless accessory connections

Weights same as a laptop with optional keyboard added, not as portable as other iPads, keyboard accessory doesn't truly turn it into a laptop, iOS not OS X will divide "pro" opinion

As an laptop replacement for around the house, the iPad Pro fits the bill. It is fast, quick, and easy to use. Whether working on the sofa (if there's a coffee table), watching Netflix or Sky Go in bed, or sitting at a desk working on annotations with...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

iPad Pro review: by far the best tablet Apple's ever made

 

The iPad Pro is a whole new device for Apple. It's not just a larger iPad, nor is it a rival to the Surface Pro 4. It's a new range for Apple, but just bears a lot of similarities to what's come before.

Great screen ; Loads of power ; Brilliant speakers

Weighty ; iOS 9 not a Windows 10 rival

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 4

 

Microsoft clearly got it right with the Surface Pro as the iPad Pro not only sounds like it, but looks like it too. But which tablet is the best? We compare the new iPad with the Surface Pro 3 and 4 and spot the differences to help you choose.

When we reviewed the Surface Pro 3 we concluded that it was the best yet. It's the most portable of laptops and an acceptable tablet. Nothing has changed with the update to Windows 10. The Surface Pro 4 is an evolution and, apart from the higher screen...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

iPad Pro

 

The iPad Pro just got a little brother, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which will rightly become the iPad Pro of choice for many. The new iPad Pro was unveiled alongside the 4-inch iPhone SE on 21 March and could be Apple's best tablet to date.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch - which should you buy?

 

It's the battle of the iPad Pros - we compare the new 9.7-inch against the 12.9-inch

Most people will pick an iPad Pro based on the screen size. If you want a large device, you'll want the 12.9-inch. For those on the fence, the new iPad Pro 9.7-inch on paper has some enticing new features including the True Tone adapting display. The...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple iPad Pro (12.9in) review

 

Laptop or supersized iPad? Either way, the Pro is another superb Apple tablet...

Sharp screen ; Balanced colours ; Solid audio performance ; Fast processor

Size is a consideration ; Pricey ; Needs more native apps

Apple has once again made sense of a market many hadn’t even considered, and prodcued its best performing iPad yet

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

iPad Pro review

 

The original (12.9-inch) iPad Pro review, published in November 2015 and updated regularly since, follows.

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: (stuff.tv)

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review

 

Apple's tablet colossus is upon us

So much crisp display ; Improved immersive sound experience ; Super long battery life

Not 3D Touch-enabled ; Accessories not included ; Supersized price tag

The supercharged iPad Pro is for serious creatives with seriously deep pockets

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2 comparison: What's the difference?

 

Find out what the iPad Pro brings to the table to help you decide whether it's worth buying or whether you should buy the iPad Air

We can't offer a full verdict on which iPad is better until we've spent more time with the iPad Pro, but we think that the more powerful tablet is going to appeal to a reasonably small number of people who are willing to pay the extra for the...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 30.4 / 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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Screen flash:Y
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Video stabilizer type:Optical

Design

Brand colour:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:24.6 / 26.7 / 32.8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G: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
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 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

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
iBeacon:Y
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / No / Y
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10X / A9X

Software

Bundled software: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
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating System Version:9
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.1 / 6.9
Height :24 / 250.6 / 30.6 / 305.7
Weight:437 / 469 / 477 / 677 / 692 / 713 / 723
Width:16.9 / 174.1 / 22.1 / 220.6