The iPad Pro was announced on September 9, 2015 at Apple's annual event in San Francisco. The biggest iOS device to date, it boasts a 12.9-inch retina display at 2732x2048. That's 5.6-million pixels—more than the 15-inch MacBook Pro. And it's just 6.9mm thin and weighs in at 1.57lbs.
Inside, it's powered by Apple's 3rd-generation 64-bit processor—the A9X. It also offers 4 GB of RAM with 2x the memory bandwith of the A8X. It comes in silver, space gray, and gold, with 32 GB and 128 GB of storage. The 128 GB version also has optional LTE networking.
The iPad Pro also features a Smart Connector that allows for accessory connections, like that of the Smart Keyboard. Also available is the Apple Pencil — an Apple stylus that makes the iPad Pro do all kinds of awesome. Apple Pencil uses force and multiple sensors to perform various actions that are incredibly low-latency and extremely accurate.
30 November 2015 31By Rene RitchieAs much as Apple made the MacBook as close as possible to a tablet, they've now made a tablet that's even closer to laptop, but at the same time, something more—they've made the iPad Pro. Tim Cook called it the clearest expression yet of Apple's vision for the future of computing, so the question becomes, how close does the iPad Pro get to fulfilling on that vision?
16 November 2015 27By Rene RitchieThe iPad Pro is the biggest and most powerful iPad Apple's ever made. At it's introduction, Tim Cook called the iPad Pro the clearest expression of Apple's vision for the future of computing, and it's easy to see why.
11 November 2015 95By Rene RitchieTim Cook began the iPad Pro introduction by saying the iPad was the 'clearest expression of Apple's vision for the future of personal computing'. It's something that's been obvious since the very beginning, and crystal clear since the iPad 2 keynote in 2011. For a large segment of people, using a traditional computer can be an awkward, frustrating, and intimidating experience. The iPad is for them. For others, the iPad hasn't been productive or creative enough simply by virtue of its size and input technologies. The iPad Pro is also for them. It is, simply, profoundly, a bigger, better window into apps and the internet than Apple has ever made before. And it comes a new keyboard and pencil that provide new ways to interact with both.
10 November 2015 61By Rene RitchieThere's a lot to consider before you buy or upgrade to a new tablet, even the all-new iPad Pro. First, you need to make sure you really want an iPad Pro and not an iPad Air or iPad mini. Then, you need to figure out what storage capacity and color you want, if Wi-Fi and cellular is a must, and whether or not you need AppleCare. If you're not sure about any or all of that, don't worry. That's why we're here—to help you pick the perfect iPad Pro for you!
11 November 2015 14By Jared DiPaneApple's biggest iPad yet, the iPad Pro, is finally on sale and the first wave of reviews is here for the new tablet. So, what are they saying? Let's take a look and find out.
11 November 2015 23By Brent ZaniewskiTo truly increase your workflow on the iPad Pro means having an awesome keyboard to connect to it. We've selected the best options to check out for all your typing needs.
11 November 2015 24By Rene RitchieThe iPad Pro will run all of the hundreds of thousands of tablet-optimized apps in the iOS App Store, but with that big 12.9-inch display, powerful Apple A9X processor, and optional Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, it can run some of them better and faster than any iPad before it. Here are the iPad Pro apps you want to check out right now!
04 November 2015 41By Rene RitchieThere's never been an iPad like the iPad Pro. It's bigger, with an amazing 12.9-inch laminated Retina display. It's also more powerful, with a desktop-rivaling Apple A9X chipset. There's also the Apple Pencil, which enables new worlds of creativity, the Smart Connector, which allows for all new, all better keyboards, and an experience that's just as empowering but even more accessible than a traditional laptop. It's not for those who prefer the ultra-portability of the iPad mini or the balance of the iPad Air, but if you want the biggest window possible into apps and the internet, it could just be for you!
03 February 2016 19By Serenity CaldwellEven if you've never had an art background, the iPad Pro and Pencil make it pretty easy to start sketching. I've gotten quite a few requests from people on how to get started drawing with their iPad and Pencil, so this week, I'm doing a series on the iPad Pro. First up: The best drawing, sketching, and animation apps.
28 January 2016 14By Serenity CaldwellWhen I picked up my iPad Pro last November, I went with Logitech's Create Smart Connector keyboard, but with the release of iOS 9.2, a strange thing occurred: the Create stopped being able to communicate properly with the iPad Pro. This bug has now at last been fixed — but at what cost to the users?
12 January 2016 3By John CallahamMicrosoft has updated its OneDrive iOS app, adding support for the large iPad Pro tablet to its cloud storage app. It also contains some improvements for manual uploads of photos among its other changes.
12 January 2016 31By John CallahamDan Laycock, the Senior Communications Manager for Microsoft's Surface products, believes they can give owners the benefits of both a tablet and a PC. However, Laycock believes Apple's recently launched iPad Pro "is always going to be a companion device".
06 January 2016 22By Brianna WuIt’s rare that a $9 iOS app is good enough that you might prefer it to the professional desktop-class counterpart. But Autodesk Graphic is just that great. It’s so good, it’s arguably worth buying an iPad Pro for—as long as you pick up the Apple Pencil, too.
04 January 2016 1By Dan Thorp-LancasterBrydge, a company known for its iPad keyboards, has unveiled the latest two entries in its lineup at CES 2016 with the new BrydgePro and BrydgeMini for the iPad Pro and iPad mini, respectively.
25 December 2015 6By Rene RitchieWhile iOS 9 brings multi-app multitasking to the all the latest generation iPads, with its enormous 12.9 inch display and beefy 4 GB of memory, it brings it to the iPad Pro in style. In fact, because the iPad Pro's display is at such epic scale, you can run two apps side-by-side at almost full size. That means double the productivity, double the creativity, and double the sheer power of the iPad. Here's how to use it!
23 December 2015 15By Rene RitchieWhile iMore's last month has been dominated by the iPad Pro, our good friends over at Android Central have just done a full-on Pixel C Review, Google's entry into the more professional tablet market.