Apple’s super-sized ‘iPad Pro’ shines for work, play and creativity

“First time I picked up the iPad Pro it made me smile,” Andy Robertson writes for Forbes. “It triggered two emotions, awe at the scale and size of the ambition along with the slight absurdity of a familiar interface suddenly getting super-sized.”

“iOS 9 feels like it has been waiting for the iPad Pro. The tablet’s 2732 by 2048 pixel works really well with the Slide Over and Split View features,” Robertson writes. “Running apps side by side like this again highlights you pretty much have two iPad Minis here.”

“Playing games that require more processing, particularly those that scale to the device like Skylanders Superchargers on iOS highlight how console-like an experience you can have here,” Robertson writes. “In fact with so much screen space, such high end visuals and touch interface has meant that playing Skylanders on the iPad Pro has become my children’s favorite format.”

“I came to the device expecting it to be unwieldy and bloated for a tablet experience. However, I quickly warmed to the device finding many iOS features coming to life on its generous screen,” Robertson writes. “While it hasn’t yet replaced my desktop computer, there are a new set of work tasks and leisure activity [for which] I now prefer to use the iPad Pro.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Well, lookie here, another good review for iPad Pro!

Reviews for this thing are all over the map, from “the best computer Apple’s ever made” to “After one week, I’m taking it back.”

Blame early software for iPad Pro’s weak work ethic, display size for its awkwardness at play – November 19, 2015
The iPad Pro’s keyboard problems need more work – November 19, 2015
After a week with Apple’s iPad Pro, I’m letting it go – November 18, 2015
TIME Magazine reviews iPad Pro: ‘The best computer Apple has ever made’ – November 16, 2015
Apple’s new iPad Pro debuts with forced reboots, missing Apple Pencils – November 16, 2015
Apple’s perplexingly incomplete launch of the iPad Pro – November 16, 2015
I’ve ditched my MacBook for an iPad Pro; here’s why – November 16, 2015
A designer’s take on the iPad Pro – November 13, 2015
iPad Pro: Day 2 and already making my work better, easier, and faster – November 13, 2015
Why Apple’s new iPad Pro makes Mac users feel weird – November 12, 2015
Apple’s new iPad Pro is faster and more affordable than beleaguered Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 – November 12, 2015
Analyst: Apple’s iPad Pro and its powerful A9X CPU pose threat to Intel – November 12, 2015
Video: Apple Pencil for iPad Pro vs. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 stylus – November 12, 2015
Apple’s joyless iPad Pro launch: WTF are the Apple Pencils and Smart Keyboards? (4-5 weeks away) – November 12, 2015
Apple’s A9X-powered iPad Pro offers Mac-like speed – November 11, 2015
Wired reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: ‘The best tablet, and the best case for tablets, anyone’s ever made’ – November 11, 2015
Horace Dediu reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: Unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – November 11, 2015
Ben Bajarin reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: ‘The start of something new’ – November 11, 2015
Is Apple’s epic iPad Pro for you? – November 11, 2015
Gruber reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: A MacBook replacement for many
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mossberg reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: Graphics folks will love it, but I’m sticking with my iPad Air – November 11, 2015
The Verge reviews Apple’s iPad Pro: Could this replace my MacBook? – November 11, 2015


  1. The only really negative reviews I have seen are from those who somehow expect the iPad Pro to be a great replacement for a laptop, or from those who haven’t spent any time using the thing.

    I bought it, I am using it right now, and I really really like it. In no way do I expect it to replace my computer for most professional programs requiring serious power. For spread sheets, so far it has been great. For the limited work I do requiring writing it has been fine. For Internet research it is a real power tool. For media consumption it is by far my favorite device, not too big or heavy for me. I draw a lot for work, so I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of my pencil. I don’t plan to get a hardware keyboard, l am eagerly awaiting an update to the “MyScript Stylus” handwriting recognition app that iOS 9 broke.

    My advice to potential buyers is to read the reviews with an appropriate grain of salt. If you are a design, graphics, media pro, you are going to love it. If you are a consumer who doesn’t need a physical keyboard and rairly opens word processing software then the iPad Pro may work better for you than a computer.

    I do think that someday in the future with fast internet connections something like the iPad Pro could become a mobil screen to a desktop bound machine

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