Update: Apple has also shared its roundup of Mac mini and MacBook Air reviews.
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While the common theme from many reviewers was that the new iPad Pros are incredibly powerful tablets hindered by iOS, Apple has glossed over the latter part of that in its roundup.
Apple pulled bits and pieces from nine iPad Pro reviews, focusing mainly on the power the devices offer, as well the new, ultra-thin design and Face ID. Here are some of them:
WIRED – “By every measure I can think of, these are the best, most powerful, most capable iPads I’ve ever used. They put other tablets to shame.”
Laptop – “The 12.9-inch iPad Pro…is the most powerful mobile device ever made. The A12X Bionic processor in this slate runs circles around even Core i7-powered laptops on certain tasks, and yet the device weighs just 1.4 pounds.”
The Independent (UK) – “The new iPad Pro is a huge upgrade from previous models, and is easily Apple’s most accomplished and attractive tablet yet. Its speed and versatility are remarkable, arguably more than many will need, but for creatives especially, it’s going to become the tablet of choice.”
CityNews (Canada) – “Apple’s latest iPad Pro is truly beautiful. It’s hard not to be wowed when you first pick it up. And that wow factor continues as you begin to discover what it’s capable of doing. It’s a powerhouse and without a doubt my favourite iPad to date.”
Another common trend among the reviews cited by Apple is the Apple Pencil and the creativity the new iPad Pros allow for:
Daring Fireball – “The new Apple Pencil is one of the best ‘2.0‘ products I’ve ever seen. The original Apple Pencil is a terrific product, but the new one nears perfection for the concept.”
Mashable – “It’s such an intimate creation process that it made me realize that Apple’s not merely trying to change my or your old habits. Apple’s not trying to make the iPad Pro a laptop replacement because the device isn’t one. It’s trying to do something bigger: invent a new way of creating for a new generation that is not bound to the old computing laws of clicking a mouse.”
In addition to highlighting its favorite written iPad Pro reviews, Apple has also rounded up several pieces of art created with the new iPad Pros and Apple Pencil, which can be seen below.
The new iPad Pros will be available to everyone on Wednesday.
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This past week was the most thrilling and awe inspiring 7 days I’ve experienced…ever? I haven’t had time to process completely, but I wanted to remember everything so started with just jotting down the special happenings of each day. This will be the starting point for a future visualization I hope to create to capture the magical sequence of events that unfolded which somehow led me to be with my best friend who lives across the country when she gave birth to her first child ahead of her scheduled due date. Oh and I was in NYC to check out the new #iPadPro + #applepencil which is what I used to make this journal entry. It’s crazy how much this piece of tech has changed my career trajectory (thus, life) and the latest update is 👍👍 + ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ + 🤗 + 💙💙
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╳ NEW iPad Pro. ⠀ Excited and proud to say that I’m one of the first artists in the World to create with @apple ‘s new #ipadpro & #applepencil ! ⠀ This is a crazy tool for experimental projects to merge digital drawings, traditional art and mobile photography together. ⠀ I’ve used some of my calligraphy paper sketches, @procreate app as the main tool, #shotoniphone photos and @adobe @lightroom apps for color editing. ⠀ This is the next level of my creativity. Some of these artworks will be used for my upcoming new clothing collection! Stay tuned.🤘🏻🔥 ⠀ _______________________ ⠀ Друзья, я стал одним из первых художников в мире, которые работают с новым айпадом от Apple! ⠀ Делюсь с вами актуальным сетапом — Скан моих каллиграфических работ, перевод в диджитал, мобильная съемка и коррекция в Lightroom, финальная работа в Procreate. ⠀ Получается очень удобное комбо для путешествий и работы там, где вдохновение приходит внезапно — на улице, в отеле, в метро. Везде! ⠀ И очень приятно быть в авангарде этого движения. Всем привет и ванлав из Нью-Йорка! Ждите принты из этой серии в рамках моей новой коллекции одежды. 🖤