Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What You Can Do With an iPad Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today uploaded a new series of iPad Pro videos to its YouTube channel, showing off the different features and capabilities of the new devices.

    There are five videos, focusing on taking notes, going paperless by scanning documents, hosting a podcast, designing a space with the Measure app, and creating a presentation in Keynote. Each video is about a minute long and is done in a tutorial style to walk users through each task.

    In the videos, various iPad Pro features and functions are shown off, like multitasking, the Apple Pencil 2, the camera, Files drag and drop, AirPlay, augmented reality, the USB-C port for attaching accessories, and more. A few specific apps are mentioned, such as Keynote, GarageBand, and Notability.

    This is Apple's first set of iPad Pro tutorial-style videos, though the tablet was previously featured in a video focusing on five reasons why the iPad Pro can "be your next computer."

    Apple's 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were first introduced in late October and shipped out in November. The iPads feature edge-to-edge displays with Face ID and no Home button, powerful A12X processors with performance on par with many Mac notebooks, USB-C to connect to 4K monitors and USB-C accessories, and thinner bodies.

    The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 for 64GB of storage, while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999, also for 64GB of storage.

    Article Link: Apple Shares New Videos Highlighting What You Can Do With an iPad Pro
  2. wubsylol macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2014
    This is great, but you can do all this stuff with the budget iPad as well.
    Apple need to start delivering on this "Pro" moniker and release some "Pro" apps which actually take advantage of the power of the device (and price tag).
  3. radiology macrumors 6502


    Feb 11, 2014
    Westlake, OH
    Neat! Love mine. Takes time to get used to it, but it’s worth it.
  4. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    I love how they always show these super basic tasks and think its a computer replacement. Writing a word, adding a picuture etc. is not really PRO nor doesn't show how really "computer replacement" it really is. As mentioned, all that could be done on budget iPad.

    Maybe Apple is targeting grandmas and grandpas :-D
  5. tjedora macrumors member


    Jul 1, 2017
    Yeah I would love to see Logic Pro X on the iPad.
  6. The Samurai macrumors 68000

    The Samurai

    Dec 29, 2007
    Why didn't they showcase saving and organising documents.

    Oh wait.
  7. tw1ll macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    And more to the point you can do all that stuff with a Surface device and have the benefit of full desktop compatibility, superb collaboration tools, excellent cloud integration and a real file manager.........
  8. kodos macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010
    My iPad Pro is a super expensive reader and note-taking device. It is great at that, but hardly a computer replacement and Apple probably could have built something that works just as well for half the price.
  9. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
    Starting at $800 you can get a dent in your wallet and bent in your device! /s
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
  11. Hanson Eigilson macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2016
    Looks like they are presenting a toy for people pretending they do actual work.
  12. inghulent73 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2017
    The straight iPad at the beginning of the ads triggered me.
  13. iGeek2014 macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2014
    === Nowheresville ===
    Better than the iPad on iOS 11 videos though...
  14. cppguy macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2009
    SF Bay Area, California
    They should fix iOS instead, so that two documents can be opened side-by-side, and external drives can be connected.
  15. skippermonkey macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bath, UK
    I create 3D scenes in Cinema 4D using a GPU-accelerated renderer. I guess I could, er... use an iPad Pro to watch the animation afterwards.
  16. ben_w macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2019
    I have the last generation iPad pro, it is super fast but I only use it to read books and take notes. I use it a couple times a week, but I use my MacBook Pro every single day. If the iPad ever wants to replace my laptop, I need it to be able to run Xcode, have a true file system, and be a complete development machine. I don't understand how Apple can sell the iPad pro as a "pro machine" if you can't even create iPad apps on it? Right now, my iPad feels like a race car in a 20 mph school zone, it has awesome hardware and potential but there is very little software that can actually take advantage of it. Until Apple makes Logic, Final Cut, Xcode and other actual "pro apps" for the iPad, I will always consider the iPad as a tool and not a "pro machine".
  17. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    My grandma's $50 Android phone she bought at Walgreens has a user accessible file system and a $800+ "Pro" device doesn't?
  18. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
  19. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    Have you guys used iOS? I am able to save work on my Mac and see it, modify it, and move it on my iPad. Some work included notes (notability, notes app, Pages/Word) and programming (python and C++ code) among other things. iOS already has pretty great file management. Can it be improved. Oh god yes but let’s not be dumb here.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 18, 2019 ---
    I’ve both programmed and up kept a server on my iPad. But I’m sure that ain’t “work”
  20. Zenithal macrumors 604

    Sep 10, 2009
  21. Hanson Eigilson macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2016
    If you did it on an iPad then no, it was not work was it.
  22. atikalz macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2016
    My new iPad Pro 11 suffered from spontaneous Display Screen Crack. No impact, no fall, no bend. Out of nowhere a hairline in from edge to edge in a corner. Luckily in the first 2 weeks, so i just return it. Anyone else noticing such strange damage?
  23. JGIGS macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2008
    How about a video on everything you can't do with an iPad pro that you can do with any mac laptop or say a surface pro? :oops:
  24. atikalz macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2016
    I could not work one day with only an iPad Pro. Even if the software like sketch and photoshop and so on would be available, it would be a huge pain to only touch, pinch and swipe and not to have a trackpack and a decent keyboard to use shortcuts to get stuff done fast and precise. And the filehandling on ipad is a joke!

    Although i bought me an iPad Pro :) Just to game or consume films and reading, because thats what an ipad is meant for and thats working perfect with this super display, the speakers, the battery and the formfactor!
  25. ChrisMoBro macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2016
    Haha exactly. This isn’t pro. It’s great for sketching up storyboards and quick ideas but since getting a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24, I’m using mine as a baby monitor.

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