Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018)Review – Apple A12X Bionic Chipset 1TB of Onboard Storage
The newly announced Apple iPads are the best tablets we have ever seen, without a shadow of a doubt. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 in Australia is one of them – highly advertised as a fully-fledged computer which lets you think that you can do everything with ease. Coming up with a brand new design, bigger and brighter screen and interestingly it has got smaller bezels. Besides, Quad speakers also got better and backed by a new generation of Apple Pencil.
Moreover, Apple boasts that it’s 92% faster as compared to any other Laptop and PC around – thanks to its massive 1TB of onboard memory and turbocharged A12X Bionic Chip which renders and relishes apps, images and videos on vibrant and retina LCD screen. Isn’t that enough? So, let’s explore a little bit more in our Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 Review below.
Release Date and Price
If we go a little bit back, Apple iPad Pro was announced on Monday, 5th June and started landing on shelves officially on the same week – Friday, June 9th. Luckily, Apple followed in the same vein and announced iPad Pro 2018 in November. The official Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 release date is November 2, though, but got announced back on October 30th event and a week after Apple iPhone XR.
It simply means, Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 is now available on shores across Australia and audience from all major cities such as Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney can get their hands on one. As far as Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 Price in Australia is concerned, have a look below.
- Price of 64GB Variant (4G) – AU$1588
- Price of 256GB Variant (4G) – AU$1795
- Price of 512GB Variant (4G) – AU$2071
- Price of 1TB Variant (4G) – AU$2624
- Price of 64GB Variant (Wi-Fi) – AU$1380
- Price of 256GB Variant (Wi-Fi) – AU$1588
- Price of 512GB Variant (Wi-Fi) – AU$1864
- Price of 1TB Variant (Wi-Fi) – AU$2417
Be noted: This isn’t a final price of Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 as it is most likely that you’ll face a little hike or descend in price. (Not really!)
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 specifications include 9720mAh non-removable impressive battery, 3 color options to choose from, 12MP rear and 7MP FaceTime sensor and a whopping 1TB of onboard memory. Other details are as follow:
- Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm
- Weight: 631 grams
- Display Size: 12.9-inches LED-Backlit IPS LCD
- Display Resolution: 2048 x 2732 Pixels (265 PPI)
- Display Protection: Scratch-resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating
- Platform: iOS 12 (Upgradable to iOS 12.1)
- Chipset: Apple A12X Bionic 7nm
- GPU: Apple GPU (7-core Graphics)
- CPU: Octa-core
- RAM and ROM: 6GB of RAM with 1TB of ROM, 4GB of RAM with 64GB/256GB/512GB
- Cameras: 12MP f/1.8 29mm Rear and 7MP Front Camera
- Camera Features: Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and more
- Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
- Sensors: Face ID, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Barometer
- Battery: 9720mAh non-removable (36.71 Wh.)
- Colors: Silver, Space Gray
The first and foremost thing you’ll notice while picking up iPad Pro 2018 is that it’s quite big thanks to its 12-inches screen size. Yes! You read that correctly. Having dimensions of 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm and weighs 631 grams. The outer rim is much slimmer and cleaner than before and you can make out the sensors locked away on the left side – glinting and trying to pick up your fingers.
As compared to Apple iPad Pro 2015 (12.9-inches), you’ll feel like holding a kind of gadget which is truly next-generation. The home button has gone and there is no way that you can easily plop your thumb on that section of a bezel anyway without getting worried that you’re just leaving your much-expensive iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro 2018 comprises a 12.9-inches screen based on IPS LCD Technology with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 2732 Pixels at 265 PPI Density. There is a protection on the screen with Scratch-resistant Glass, Oleophobic Coating and Multitouch on it. Apple itself calls that display as “Liquid Retina” which is already on par with Apple iPhone XR but the Pixel Density is the same as on iPad Pro 10.5-inches from 2017. And definitely much lower as compared to iPad Mini 4 which is specially designed to he hold closer to the face. You shouldn’t expect it to be any bright and sharper.
Coming up with a 12MP rear sensor which we have already seen on iPad Pro 11 – therefore, if you’re looking to use it for your work or in an educational scenario, you’re having a nice thing in your hand. However, don’t use it as your main photography device. The out front, on the other hand, is covered up with a 7MP FaceTime sensor for video calls and selfies.
Backed by a whopping 9720mAh non-removable battery which is indeed higher as compared to Apple iPad Pro 10.5 tablet. The battery lasts an entire day on a single charge if you’re using it only for your normal routine tasks without playing games for a long period of time. Despite, Apple really skirted over this element in keynote which means that battery life isn’t going to be a headline spec in iPad Pro 2018 at all.
The beast is backed by a new Apple Pencil and Smart keyboard Folio for using it professionally. The new Pencil is your wand here and a bunch of simple tweaks has certainly magnified its impact. There is a matte Plastic design and flat on one side so that it can attractively snap onto an edge of either size iPad Pro.
The latest keyboard folio is less awkward as compared to previous versions – with depth to make the adjustment and exceptional click from old keyboards less abrupt – and using it as a substitute laptop more natural than a gimmick.
- Excellent and Quality-Oriented Camera
- Superb Quartet of Speakers
- Long-lasting Battery
- Gorgeous and Eye-Catching Design
- Amazing Handling Experience
- Super-Powerful Chipset Used
- A Little Expensive Gadget with Expensive Accessories
- Lacks a Portrait Mode
- Lacks a Standard 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- There is no IOS (Optical Image Stabilization)
The Bottom Line
As always, Apple made an amazing iPad that comes with a lot of fully-baked features one would want - not just because of an eye-catching design and larger screen. There is so much to consider when it comes to working on-the-go that it’ll annoyance an interest of those who are currently using a laptop. Doesn’t it less than a surprise to see a new design and a USB-C Connector? Of course, Yes!
Well, there’re some downsides as well, such as there’s no support for an external Mouse or Trackpad which makes it a bit expensive quickly. Moreover, a USB-C Connector doesn’t generally support all kind of files on an external drive. Oh come on, don’t be disappointed as Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2018 is one of the best tablets Apple has ever manufactured.