Apple iPad Pro unboxing

Apple iPad Pro unboxing
Diversity is always a good thing, right? Consumers, in particular, benefit from diversity when it relates to good and products. For Apple, you can say that they don’t necessarily have a vast collection of devices in each of its product segments, but their iPad line has gone from a single model, to a total of two in recent years. Both the iPad Air and iPad mini lines have proven to be the biggest sellers in the tablet market. However, they’re adding yet another new model to diversify its iPad lineup just a smidgen more.

Enter the iPad Pro, the largest iPad they’ve produced to date – one that intends to fill that gap that has often been left unfulfilled by pure tablets and laptops. We’ve just received our review unit, and we’re eager to see how the iPad Pro can become that bridge device that brings the best of that laptop productivity with that sleek and compact size of tablets.

The packaging is typical Apple, as it’s very minimalist in what it shows on the box. Front and center, we have a profile view of the iPad Pro, indicating how sleek and svelte this 12.9-inch tablet really is. Around the sides, we have nothing more than printed iPad Pro names – while the rear indicates what capacity and color scheme we’re dealing with. In our case, we have a 32GB space grey iPad Pro.

Taking off the cellophane from the packaging, then lifting up the front compartment of the box, we’re instantly given a glimpse to the iPad Pro. Seriously, it’s a monster of a tablet when it comes to its size. There’s just no way of hiding its ginormous real estate, but for a tablet of its size, it sports one skinny chassis that’s uniform. Underneath that, we have the usual Apple goodies that consist of the documentation, Apple decals, an extra-long Lightning cable, and wall charger. You can say that it’s typical Apple with this packaging.

We’ll be test driving the iPad Pro to really get a feel and gauge its level of worth. There have been so many hybrid laptops that vouch superior productivity over the iPad, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very recently, but we’ll save our judgment until we get cozy with Apple’s new toy and see whether or not it’s something worth investing in.

Expect our in-depth review soon!



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iPad Pro
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 10307 mAh

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34 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

John V's reviewing it? Well, we certainly know the score won't be artificially high. /s

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Expect a 9.3/10.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What's more likely? This tablet getting a score of < 9? or Convincing the Pope to become an atheist?

25. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Higher than the Verge? Impossibru...

32. Acer_Predator unregistered

nothing special jus ordinary tablet

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Let Ray S review it...I'm curious. Or do a joint review.

21. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Everyone who follows the tech knows, that iPad Pro is not a Surface or other PC-hybrids rival. They are other category - not phone/OS devices. iPad Pro is just Note Pro rival(and lame one) But no one media dare to mention that. They only mention Surface and the other PC hybrids , to hypnotise and brainwash the ppl to believe , that iPad Pro is PC replacement. That's the task.

3. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

"one that intends to fill that gap that has often been left unfulfilled by pure tablets and laptops" Uh Surface Pro has been around for a while now. But you guys rock on with your iFan selves.

19. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

And Note Pro has been more than year.(Apple just copied it here) But back then all those media were busy mocking at the size of Note Pro and didn't have time to mention about "filling" some "gap". Right?

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Used one at the Apple Store yesterday, it seemed comically large. Incidentally, so did the Surface Book literally across the hallway at the Windows Store, but with a keyboard-base that actually makes sense (i.e. not a glorified-kickstand), MS takes the cake. You don't even have to tell me that it runs a full-blown PC OS. It doesn't bode well for Apple's big-screen tablet hopes that they were out-designed by freaking Microsoft...

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

I can really only see this tablet as a blown up iPhone 6S. Its a tablet to compete with the surface pro but its almost there. Sure it has the A9X, but not much apps out there can REALLY push this device at its top form. I wish Apple made a powerful app like Final Cut Pro X or something to accommodate this. Heck, it would have been SICK If Apple had followed the rumors and included full fledged Mac OS here. But...a man can dream on the second iteration, right?

8. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Hardware and the power come first; software follows. What I hope is that developers can dream big and try to really deliver desktop class apps. IIRC Affinity plan to ship Affinity Designer that’s feature-parity with its Mac version. Can’t wait for more.

11. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

You do not need to wait longer, Surface Pro does everything you dream ;)

18. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Uh the reason you don't see real software like Final Cut Pro on here is because the A series processors can't handle it or else it would have been the show case when they announced this thing. It took Microsoft to produce a specific watered down version of office to get some semblance of real software on the iPad pro.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yeah so a "watered down" mobile version of it would be great. Hey at least exporting 4k content on it is excellent for what it has to offer.

34. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Uh iMovies handles two 4K steams without a hiccup on the iPad.

7. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"There have been so many hybrid laptops that vouch superior productivity over the iPad, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 very recently, but we’ll save.....blah blah.." There has been Note Pro my friends. That Apple made lame copy of. Leave the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and other hybrid laptops in peace. They are different ligue , so don't mess up with them , just to make your lovely iPad Pro look real thing. It's a big phone and nothing else.

9. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Right. Because Android tablets are known for optimized and powerful tablet apps. Wait...

16. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

What should I "Wait.." for? Have you tried Note Pro, more than year ago device? Try it. And then try iPad Pro(the copy) , and then come again! :)

14. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Android has much more PC-like features than iOS , but you have never call them PC rivals . Right? You just mocked at the Note Pro size, but now when Tim Cook said that iPad Pro is the perfect size/even bigger than Note Pro/ you see 'the point'. ROTFL

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

At Least Ray Isn't Reviewing This One Cause He Seems Completely Biased Toward Apple And Super Harsh To Everything Else.

12. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Dear Apple and Biased Reviewers, stop spreading false news that iPad Pro running glorified iOS (which is f**king same as my iPad Mini 2) can replace a full functional laptop. If iPad Air could replace a laptop, why are they still selling Macs? Macbooks? Surface Pro 4 and Yoga 900 are the kings of hybrids!

17. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Exactly! But when Tim Cook and Wall Street say that iPad Pro is PC replacement , they couldn't argue. They must survive. iPad Pro is nothing but lame copy of Note Pro , but they don't dare to mention it, because they, all the media, must shut down after that. Only to compare with Surface and other hybrid-PCs is allowed. That's the task. You must understand them.

13. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Is this the biggest phone or the most expensive toy on the market?

15. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

jesus christ..

20. GeekMovement unregistered

That's a lot of space between the icons.

28. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

The biggest thing I hate on my Air 2 also

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

app drawer looks so empty

29. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Bad video ! either takes ages to load or not able to load the video.

30. shinywindow unregistered

Android still miles ahead in worldwide tablet sales. Always will be because of freedom of use. Krapples blows John v.

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