30 October, Apple introduced the new range of iPad Pro. Tablet computers received a completely new design, facial recognition Face ID, as well as the usual lost the “Home” button. A few days before the official start of sales, new items came into the hands of journalists from leading Western publications. What conclusions were made after a preliminary acquaintance with the device?


The journalists called the updated iPad Pro “great tablet,” adding that the new product does not fit the role of the universal device, which will replace the computer or laptop.


  • Frameless design
  • The advanced scanner Face ID
  • Phenomenal speed and performance
  • A convenient way to charge Apple Pencil of the second generation,


  • The high cost of official accessories
  • The lack of compatibility with a huge amount of accessories (including Apple Pencil first generation) — because of the new USB type-C
  • The lack of the usual headphone connector

Conclusion: the iPad Pro is good in everything — he demonstrates amazing performance thanks to the processor Apple A12X, and its frameless design will not leave anyone indifferent. But the high cost and software limitations do not allow you to use the tablet as the only device for the job.

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Famous Explorer online John Gruber described the new product: “still not a MacBook, but not just a tablet”.

Moore’s law whereby computing power of processors doubles every year, has long ceased to be relevant. But, it seems that this rule does not apply to the iPad Pro. His performance is striking, and this despite the fact that the tablet runs on passive cooling.

As expected, the new tablet was quite expensive. Be prepared to shell out $ 179 for Smart Keyboard Folio and $ 129 for the Apple Pencil. In the end, even the basic model with the right accessories will go for well beyond $ 1,000. But iPad Pro is worth that price and more. In terms of performance, it is comparable, and in some cases bypasses the top model MacBook Pro. This iPad is for those who know what they need.


The potential of the iPad Pro is not disclosed, if it is not to buy a keyboard and stylus Apple Pencil. But even laying out a large sum of money and buying everything you need you get a device that is still not able to perform tasks on the computer.

It is unlikely that we will be able to use the entire resource of the processor iPad Pro. All because of software. Of course, in iOS there is a split screen and Drag and Drop, however, is only a small part of what is really necessary. And the company definitely needs to do something with it — for then the iPad Pro will never become a full-fledged working tool for variety of tasks.