2018 iPad Pro Hands-On Impressions: 'Might Be the Truest Embodiment of a Tablet Yet'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Members of the media have now had a chance to get their hands on Apple's latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro following today's event in New York. The new iPad Pro includes an updated Liquid Retina LCD display, slimmer bezels, Face ID, a thinner body, and A12X Bionic chip.

    Image via Dan Seifert/The Verge

    So far, it appears that initial impressions of the new tablet are largely positive, with The Verge describing the iPad Pro as "just a giant, beautiful screen" thanks to the reduced bezel size. The edges of the iPad are now flat instead of rounded, which reminded The Verge of the iPhone 4 through 5S design, and the overall feel of the tablet was "much denser and pro" than previous generations of the iPad Pro.
    Engadget says the iPad Pro is starting to feel more like a proper computer, thanks to the angular "no-nonsense design" and the A12X Bionic chip. The site says the iPad Pro is shockingly comfortable to hold, far more comfortable for long sessions of drawing with Apple Pencil than the previous 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

    Image via Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Despite liking the overall design and performance of the iPad Pro, Engadget did question Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack:
    SlashGear agrees that the new iPad Pros feel easier and more comfortable to hold, and the tablet's palm detection means that you won't accidentally interact with the touchscreen as you handle the device. For the site, the biggest downside of the new iPad Pro was Apple's pricing:

    Image via SlashGear

    We're going hands-on with the new iPad Pro at Apple's event in New York, so be sure to keep an eye out for more coverage about the new tablets, MacBook Air, and Mac mini on our front page and by following @MacRumors on Twitter.

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  2. DrJohnnyN Suspended


    Jan 27, 2010
    This is perfect. Will sell massive amounts, even at the higher price point.
  3. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    looks nice tbh

    but i'm the most excited about the use of usb-c
  4. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    Might as well buy a laptop at that price point, at least then you'll get a real filesystem.
  5. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    Isn't there any Smart Case for the iPad Pro 11" Seems that there is only the Folio available...
  6. Wig321 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2018
    I like how the camera is flush with the back
  7. MacFather macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2012
  8. xristy macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2007
    Will there be a smart cover or does the pencil mag charging preclude that?
  9. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    The gap between a real computer and the iPad Pro is not going to be closed by a new physical design and chip. It needs MacOS.
  10. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    So sure looks like the new Pencil is only for the new iPads. At least there isn’t any way to charge it other than magnetically attaching it to the iPad.
  11. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    The new IPP's are nice, but not nice enough to sell my 10.5" IPP. I'll probably hold on to my 10.5" (and Pencil) for another year - especially since it works great on iOS 12.
  12. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    I think the best feature is somewhere to put that pencil..lol
  13. rafark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2017
    Oh, yeah it's beautiful. Reminds me of the original ipad.
  14. Ghost31 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2015
    Some of us just don’t want a laptop. So “but you could buy a laptop” doesn’t hold weight. You could put a MacBook and a new iPad Pro side by side at the same price and I’d still choose an iPad Pro
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    But not everybody needs/wants the capabilities of laptop, the iPad meets the expectations for those who can still execute some of the same things on an iPad as they can on a laptop, And most importantly, It still incorporates iOS as a direct result.
  16. marc1184 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2016
    Did they say if the now "old" Apple Pencil works with the new iPad Pro? Hope so...
  17. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I really want to know if the 11" iPad Pro multitasks with two full iPad apps or if it's still two mobile variants on each side.
  18. digitalm3 macrumors member


    Sep 10, 2014
    Do you mean operating system? They both use APFS File System ;)
  19. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Since you don’t need to charge it using the iPad I’m assuming it would.
  20. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    Can’t wait! I have one on order to upgrade my 2015 12.5” iPad Pro.
  21. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    I'm sure it does work but not the other way around for 'old' iPad Pros
  22. Nuno Lopes, Oct 30, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2018

    Nuno Lopes macrumors member

    Nuno Lopes

    Sep 6, 2011
    Lisbon, Portugal
    For me the iPad Pro was the main artist of the show.

    I'm an owner of the 10.5" and the iPhone X and was ready to give the iPad Pro away to my half. I was truly impressed until I've noticed that they bumped the price up and than pause ...

    This is something that is really starting to bug me quite a lot every year! I remember the times of SJ when they launched more advanced stuff at a lower price than the competition flagships. That for me was another touch of genius of SJ when they launched the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4S ... the devices that made the revolution not what came after to milk his legacy with the customers ... I felt then, that the company had a sense of fair play with their loyal customers. Even if you were a bit skint on money one could still do it. Remember when Apple decided to offer the updates of iOS and macOS for free and the iWorks suite? A good will between both parties if you will. This generated the Apple Golden age ... That is how I felt the world could change.

    What I see now with this increasing price bumps is something totally different. It's not about changing the world anymore but making a buck out of anything, including their stupid keyboard. This is usually the indication of the decline of a civilisation .... The Trumps of the world and the Wall Street became their best friend I guess. Never though that artists were the ones with the money in this world. So I guess the product its about making you feel like an artist even though one has no talent!

    Yes the new version should be better than the previous at the same price, isn't that the point? Anyone can make a better version at a higher price. The the initial iPad launch, probably the most difficult of the iPads to get done right, was $300 cheaper in a time where the value of the dollar was way down and competition in this space was extremely weak.
  23. just.jon macrumors member


    Jan 26, 2017
  24. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    It looks like holding it with the right hand could be pretty awkward with the pencil in the way or having to take off the pencil each time you want to use it.
  25. nvmls macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2011
    Yea so do our kids. The MB specs are hilarious, pretty much any iPad outperforms it anyways, total waste of macOS.

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