Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) review
Apple, like every other serious company, are keen on improving existing products with new ones. Undoubtedly, the latest iPads are the best tablets they have made.
While promoting them, Apple portrays them as computers that can do anything you want. In this review, let us check the things the iPad Pro 12.9 can really do.
The design of this device is pretty ‘fresh’, with bigger screens and smaller bezels. Apple has a new generation of pencils, and we need add that this device has better quad speakers and is good in performance.
Apple’s iPads are now with USB-C ports, plus the camera also got a huge boost. The camera at the back supports Smart HDR, and the one at the front can let you do Face ID and portraits.
But don’t expect to find the Touch ID sensor there. As the Face ID is included, alongside the shrunken screen bezels, then the Touch must be sacrificed.
Now, before going on, we should state that there are some people who are waiting for Apple to bridge the gap between macOS and iOS.
For such persons, they expect the firm to begin rolling them out with the new generation of iPads.
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) specs
Body: Aluminum unibody, scratch-resistant screen glass, oleophobic and antireflective coating
Screen: 12.9″ IPS LCD of 2048 x 2732 px resolution, 264ppi. 120Hz refresh rate and touch sensing, wide color gamut, True Tone support
OS: Apple iOS 12
Chipset: Apple A12 Bionic chip (7nm) – Hexa-core 2.49GHz (2x Vortex + 4x Tempest) Apple CPU, four-core Apple GPU, 4-core Apple NPU 2-gen
Memory: 4GB of RAM; 64/256/512GB of internal storage
Memory v2: 6GB of RAM; 1TB of internal storage
Camera: 12MP camera with wide-angle F/1.8 lens, quad-LED flash with slow sync, phase detection auto focus, wide color gamut capture
Video recording: 2160p@60/30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps video recording, 720p@240fps
Selfie: 7MP F/2.2 front-facing camera with BSI sensor and HDR mode, 1080p@30/60fps video, digital video stabilization, depth detection for Portrait mode and animoji
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE (1 Gbps); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 5.0; Lightning port; GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS; NFC (Apple, NFC tag reading)
Battery: 9,720 mAh battery, USB-C-PD charging
Misc: Face ID through dedicated TrueDepth camera, 4 speakers
Let us start by stating that many people won’t likely mind the change from Lightning to USB-C. In fact, it is likely the trend continues in subsequent Apple devices. However, the ‘other side’ of this discussion is that the new port will make all previous iPad accessories obsolete.
Those that have the old EarPods with the 3.5mm connector should note that the audio port has been dumped with this new set of iPads.
As if this ain’t enough, the old Apple Pencil won’t work with this device, which means you have to spend another money to get the new one (you should budget up to $130 for this).
So, basically, after you’ve splashed $1000 on getting the iPad itself, be ready to spend some more cash on some other things you will need (including the Smart Keyboard Folio).
Unboxing the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2019)
You should get this device in a typical white retail box, that also houses an 18W charger with USB-C port. Apart from those, you should also see a 1-meter-long USB-C to C cable in the box, alongside two Apple stickers.
To say it again, there won’t be a Lightning to USB-C port adapter this time around (none of the accessories they already have would work with this one).