A review of the Apple iPad Pro
The standout feature of features of the iPad Pro is the display. The new Apple IPad Pro 10.5 inch has a very good display and it’s extremely hard to describe the quality unless the same is seen in person. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is just like the iPad which also gets the True Tone feature and adapts the white balance based on the lighting conditions.
This is to ensure that the colors appear consistent to the eyes. This feature is extremely useful to edit photos or videos on an iPad. Another reason the iPad Pro is great as the product is designed for professionals. The iPad Pro’s display has a wide P3 color gamut, which means that reds and greens are more vibrant, something you’ll notice while watching videos and scrolling through photos.
The refresh rate of 120Hz, is extremely smooth to create animations across iOS. You’ll notice this most when swiping between home screens, opening apps, and switching between them.
The iPad Pro’s stunning display automatically makes it the best device to view videos.The 4:3 display of Ipad’s video content and on the Internet is 16:9. This means that it cannot be enhanced for the iPad’s screen. It will show black bars while viewing the video above and below the resolution.
The iPad Pro (10.5-inch) is similar to the iPad Pro 9.7 inch in terms of the build and quality. The iPad Pro features a larger display but the iPad’s body is not bigger and the bezels are much thinner. The display bears the front camera on the top whereas the home button along with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor placed underneath. The iPad Pro has volume buttons on the right but the mute switch is not on the right. A 12-megapixel camera is at the back with a bump.
A Lightning connector for charging or plugging in headphones is provided on the base of the iPad with a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top with the power button. The iPad Pro weighs less than 500 grams. It is the right size for a reading tablet or to surf videos. The iPad Pro is powered by Apple’s own A10X Fusion SOC chip which is a variant of the A10 chip that powers the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It is a powerful SoC. Upon testing there were no performance issues with the use of the iPad. This IPad could pass as a replacement to a MacBook Air.
The battery life of the iPad Pro is remarkable. Upon testing the battery the performance lasted for 10 hours with the screen brightness on. The use of the phone could last around 30-40 hours in standby mode depending upon the usage of the device.
The Smart Keyboard apart from being a dependable typing tool is also sturdy. Compared to a Logitech K480 Bluetooth keyboard it could be safely concluded that the e Smart Keyboard is an improved accessory for the iPad Pro but expensive to buy
The Smart Keyboard did not require any charging or pairing as it is powered through a Smart Connector at the side of the iPad. However, the Smart Keyboard misses the essential Esc key button. The Smart Keyboard case is also quite expensive.
The Apple Pencil is a stylus that’s targeted at artists. The biggest worry is to not misplace the Apple Pencil as the iPad does not have a dock or silo for it to be attached. It is a known fact that iOS 11 is soon being launched with several iPad-specific improvements. Once it is out, the iPad Pro will be good enough to replace the MacBook.