The iPad Pro still needs a more robust operating system

Herbert Rhodes
June 15, 2017

Previous speculation surrounding Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Pro had suggested that the tablet device would arrive on the market without a home button or any bezels on the side of the device. Bohn briefly touches numerous display's new features, such as a slight bump up in resolution and an increase in max brightness, but spends a considerable amount of time discussing the benefits of Apple making the jump to a 120Hz display.

The truly unusual thing about this year's release of the new iPad Pro is it nearly feel like they released them too early.

Apple's new 10.5 inch iPad Pro begins shipping this week, but I had a chance to spend some quality time with it over the weekend and was really impressed.

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So you've decided you're definitely getting a 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but what's the best way to get one ASAP?

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I found that you can tuck the 10.5-inch iPad Pro - with the Smart Keyboard attached and folded - into the Leather Sleeve.

"I absolutely loved last year's iPad Pro, and considered it the best tablet ever".

Yes, you will be able to use iOS 11 on other iPads. I'm not sure I would have sensed that without being told to look for it. Using either fingers or Apple Pencil feels very, very smooth, with images looking crisp in motion, and text maintaining readability as it whizzes across the screen. I can partially do both, but what's the point if I just have to transfer the work to another, more capable device to finish the job? Still, it was impressive to see the new MacBooks running multiple 4K HDR tracks in Final Cut Pro, without breaking a sweat.

The top of the list of missing features is iOS 11 which will not come out until later this year, probably in September.

Importantly, the Leather Sleeve also keeps your Apple Pencil in place - tell me you haven't misplaced the Apple Pencil somewhere? In early March this year, the firm introduced a novel 9.7 - inch iPad, the 5 generation targeting specifically the casual users. The iPad Pro can make a perfectly good laptop replacement for people who use their computers for web browsing, checking e-mails, social media, media consumption, and light gaming. It's more portable than a MacBook, less expensive and works out cheaper than many 12in or 13in ultraportable Windows 10 laptops as well. Apple still rates the iPad Pro at "up to 10 hours", a spec it achieves clearly not just by dynamically changing the refresh rate based on what's on screen, but also with a little extra juice. Will it redefine the professional iPad, finally winning over naysayers and convincing users to opt for workplace touchscreens?

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