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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3785 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2015 1st gen, A1584, A1652) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and screen are overall positive. The performance and design also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about 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)

Jan, 2019

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 7 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 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the screen and usability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but opinions 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

Jan, 2019

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 (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

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

Review: Apple iPad Pro

 

Does Apple's Surface rival match up?

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

A killer creative canvas with laptop-replacement dreams

 

The new iPad Pro is the biggest and fastest Apple tablet to date. The pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus offers superior sketching and drawing, and the Pro's gorgeous giant screen and quad speakers are ideal for split-screen apps, multitasking and...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

At last, a man-sized iPad!

 

This is my first iPad – I've been waiting for a big-screened iPad for years, as the regular-sized iPads seem too small for middle-aged eyes and blokey banana fingers like mine! And this machine does indeed have a beautiful screen and like most Apple...

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 4

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 29.37 / 30.4 / 36.71 / 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
Continuous audio playback time:50
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (3G):240
Talk time (3G):14

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 / 2.4
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps,3840x2160@60fps / 1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Screen flash:Y
Swivel Camera:N / No
Video capturing speed:120 / 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 name:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Colour of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar / Slate
Product colour:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver

Display

Anti-Reflective Coating:Y
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:500 / 600
Display diagonal:24.6 / 26.7 / 27.9 / 32.8
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2388 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
Display Technology:IPS
Fingerprint resistant:Y
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Rounded display corners:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter cores:7
Graphics adapter family:Apple

Media formats

Archive formats supported:Zip
Audio formats supported:AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,MP3 VBR,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AIFF,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX / DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, Key, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLX, XPS / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,KEY,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX / DOC,DOCX,HTM,HTML,ICS,PDF,PPT,PPTX,RTF,TXT,VCF,XLS,XLSX
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,JPG,TIFF
Video compression formats:H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Video messaging:Y

Networking

2G:Y / Yes
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 / DC-HSDPA,HSPA+,TD-SCDMA,UMTS / DC-HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2 / 5.0
Dual SIM support:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM / NanoSim + eSIM
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 / IEEE 802.11a,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
Contrast ratio (typical):1400:1
Display Type:IPS
SIM card support:Y / Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Speakers:Mono
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Wi-Fi:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:Lightning / USB / USB Type-C
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
Proximity sensor: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
Wi-Fi positioning:Y
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone features

Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Magnetic Connector,Apple Smart Connector / Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y / Yes
Lightning connector:Y
Microphone in:N
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor model:M10 / M12 / M9
Processor Cores:6 / 8
Processor family:Apple
Processor Model:A10X / A12X / A9 / A9X

Security

Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y

Software

Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, Siri, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, iCloud Drive / 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
Mac operating systems supported:Y
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10 / iOS 12
Operating System Version:10 / 9
Platform:iOS
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage Media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.9 / 6.1 / 6.9
Height :24 / 240 / 247.6 / 250.6 / 280.6 / 30.6 / 305.7
Weight:437 / 444 / 468 / 469 / 477 / 631 / 633 / 677 / 692 / 713 / 723
Width:16.9 / 169.5 / 174.1 / 178.5 / 214.9 / 22.1 / 220.6