iPad Pro hands-on: Check out Apple’s huge 12.9-inch tablet

by Todd Haselton | September 9, 2015

Apple introduced its largest iPad ever on Wednesday, the iPad Pro, and we had a chance to check it out at the company’s press conference in San Francisco. It will exist as the most high-end iPad in the family, complete with the most powerful 64-bit A9X processor and a large 12.2-inch Retina display.

We’re pretty impressed with what we saw. It’s big, though, so its biggest competitor is probably going to be devices like the Surface 3 or even the more expensive Surface Pro 3. The devices have more in common than it may seem on the surface (pun intended.) You’ll find support for multitasking, a stylus (in this case, it’s the Apple Pencil) and a portable keyboard accessory, which we also had a chance to check out.

Of course, all of that hardware, the A9 chip, the huge beautiful display, iOS 9 and up to 10 hours of battery life will come at a price. The iPad Pro starts at $799 with Wi-Fi and 32GB of storage. You’ll probably want more space to keep all of your files, so the more expensive models are probably going to be more attractive. Take a look at our hands-on video above to get a better idea of what the iPad Pro brings to the table.



Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...