After a couple of months of waiting for news, Apple finally released the iPad Pro to Apple retailers and resellers last week.
The new iPad Pro comes with a 12.9-inch screen that boasts the highest screen resolution Retina display compared to other iOS devices. The device can now do 4K video editing as well as business presentations. Besides its stunning display, the new iPad Pro also has an interior powerhouse. It is powered by the third generation chip, the A9X, which promises up to 1.8 times better CPU performance and up to double the graphics performance of the iPad Air 2.
In a review by Ars Technica, the 12.9-inch tablet’s new chip, the A9X has outperformed other Apple gadgets including the 12-inch Retina MacBook, iPad Air 2, and other recent iPhones and iPads. However, it did not outclass the performance of the 2015 MacBook Air, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, and Intel’s Broadwell and Skylake U-processors. Nonetheless, it has an impressive GPU performance and gave better graphic outputs compared to the 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with the Iris 5200 graphics, as well as other MacBook Air and other iPads.
Aside from its power, the new iPad Pro comes in a slim and lightweight design, measuring only 6.9mm thick and 1.57 pounds light. It also features portability with the new Smart Keyboard that can be detached or attached similar to how the Surface line up works. It also supports the Apple Pencil that promises to feel natural and responsive.
At the moment, Apple is experiencing huge orders for both its LTE and Wi-Fi models. However, buyers expressed disappointment because they have to wait for around four to five weeks for the shipment of the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. According to Business Insider UK, buyers are expecting both the device and accessories to be delivered to the users at the same time.
With this, the market is a bit lukewarm on its initial review. At the moment, Apple has not yet indicated if it will speed up its shipment on the accessories.