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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3754 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The usability and performance also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the GPS navigation, while many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and screen are generally positive. The performance and design also get good comments. Views are divided on the reliability.

portability, design, performance, screen, price

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)Apple iPad Pro 128GB Gold - tablets (Full-size tablet, Slate, iOS, Gold, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), 0 - 35 °C)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the portability.

design, price, performance, usability, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" DisplayApple iPad Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, Gold) - 12.9" Display

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple iPad Pro review: Wasted potential

 

A fantastic tablet that could've been much more

Four speakers ; 5 million pixel display ; Excellent split-screen multitasking ; Powerful innards for a tablet

Smart cover has a poor form factor and is uncomfortable to use ; Pencil Stylus needs to be recharged and cannot be stowed ; Heavy users will have to settle for less than ordinary battery life ; Accessories are overly expensive

Unfortunately this isn’t just another iPad. Its size encroaches on the hybrid category and, although Apple has invested time in the iPad’s development, its accessories are lacking. The iPad Pro, its Smart Cover and the Pencil stylus each work in...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com.au)

Apple's super-size iPad Pro starts at $799, available in November (hands-on)

 

Hailed by Apple CEO Tim Cook as "the biggest news in iPad since the iPad" at its launch event in San Francisco, the extra-large iPad Pro is a new 12.9-inch tablet as thin as the iPad Air and powered by the new A9x 64-bit chip. Running on Apple's latest...

UK and Australian pricing and availability have yet to be announced, but the $799 starting price converts to roughly £520 or AU$1,130 (with tax sure to make the final price higher).

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Steve Duncombe (choice.com.au)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch and Apple Pencil stylus review

 

Apple would like its new 12.9-inch iPad Pro to be seen as a viable alternative to a laptop, but is it really? We spent some hands-on time with the iPad Pro to see if bigger is better. See our hybrid laptop reviews for comparison tests of popular...

Apr, 2016

Recommended

Expert review by : David Phelan (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Apple iPad Pro

 

Apple's new flagship, with its excellent Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, is an eye-poppingly good tablet and a capable laptop.

The only people who can’t use the iPad Pro as a creation tool are those who need really high-end performance: professional graphic designers and video editors – the kind of people for whom 16GB of RAM is table stakes.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Sarah K. White (arnnet.com.au)

iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for business supremacy

 

The Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro are both high-end, sleek and powerful hybrid tablets. But when it comes time to get down to business, which device offers the functionality you need?

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (crn.com.au)

Head to head: Apple iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4

 

Which hybrid is king of the professional market?

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com.au)

iPad Pro review: why the best iPad yet won’t work for everyone

 

Well, I tried. I tried the whole ‘use the iPad Pro instead of my computer for a week' thing and barely lasted a day. It doesn't fit my workflow like my MacBook Air does, so I stopped trying to force it – and that's OK. Apple's newest largest tablet...

For me, it’s just not worth the considerable premium in price over an iPad Air 2 (which starts at $699 for 16GB) or my favourite model, the iPad mini 4 ($569). The Pencil is fabulous, but instead of shelling out $1249 for the entry-level (32GB, Wi-Fi...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (arnnet.com.au)

iPad Pro review: Why the best iPad yet won't work for everyone

 

The iPad Pro won't replace my iPhone or my Mac, but it provides a mostly great experience, thanks in large part to the Pencil.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Phelan (crn.com.au)

Review: Apple iPad Pro

 

Does Apple's Surface rival match up?

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com.au)

Five things I noticed in my first hours with the iPad Pro

 

The iPad Pro is not something you can review in a couple of days. That's not because it's a new product category or even a dramatic reimagining of one – we've all used iPads by now, and more or less understand what kinds of tasks they can do and apps...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 30.4 / 38.5 / 41
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Number of elements:6
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera:Y / Yes
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Screen flash:Y
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
Video stabilizer type:Optical

Design

Brand colour:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Slate

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:24.6 / 26.7 / 32.8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, EVDO, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSDPA,EVDO,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support:Y / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:Zip
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
iBeacon:Y
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / No / Y
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4 / AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10X / A9X

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\iCloud Drive
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating System Version:9
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.1 / 6.9
Height :24 / 240 / 250.6 / 30.6 / 305.7
Weight:437 / 469 / 477 / 677 / 692 / 713 / 723
Width:16.9 / 169.5 / 174.1 / 22.1 / 220.6