Tuesday , May 18 2021

Put the '& # 39; pro & # 39; claim from Apple to the test

Is the iPad Pro really a professional device? Apple seems to think like that, but that is the question that we set out to answer while looking for the new iPad Pro of 12.9 inches making Apple's biggest and most expensive tablet still in the middle of our professional workflow.

2018 12.9 inches Pro iPad and smart keyboard with Apple pencil

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro with smart keyboard Apple pen and pencil

The latest and greatest Pros iPad have been launched into the world less than two weeks ago. Numerous reviews are followed with more to come, many points of adherence to the lack of iOS. These are just criticisms, since iOS has some terrain to compose (which will be discussed later), but it is not the whole story.

Apple became clear between the accumulation of the iPad Pro during the summer. The latest ads and marketing messages for the iPad Pro have reinforced that it is time for people to consider the iPad Pro as a computer and not just a dummy of metal and glass content consumption.

This does not necessarily mean that the iPad Pro is a complete replacement of computers on board, for every soul alive, but rather is a pro device.

We talked about the specifications and gross yield when we talk about the iPad Pro of 11 inches. We will not rehash much ground here.

We take Apple in its word and started this review with the assumption that the iPad really is one "pro" device and played the great 12.9-inch model in our own daily workflows here AppleInsider to see how it came out. And we wanted to see if there were any functional differences between its predecessor and the new 11-inch (review).

Of course, there are different definitions of a "professional" device that implies, and what you do or need a "professional" for that matter. "Pro" is primarily a marketing term, which does not mean anything by itself, plus a higher-performing version of another hardware. And there are countless different verticals of "professionals", only some of which can find the appropriate iPad Pro.

In this circumstance, I frame the use of the iPad Pro within my own professional life. My workflow consists of about 10 kilowords per day of writing, photo shoots for reviewing equipment, video sessions for the same and frequent trips. As who deals with massive amounts of media, it should be a primary goal for professional use.

To date, I have been using the second generation of 12.9 inches of iPad Pro during the past year and I was excited to see how the new Pro could build on it. I really like using my iPad and find its way in more areas of my professional and professional work.

That does not mean that I do not like my 15-inch MacBook Pro by the end of 2016, it often only feels like a bigger iron than I need for most of what I do. The MacOS interface continues to be great after years of refinement and I love the improvements of Dark Mode and the Finder that Mac Mac Mojave has given. But when I examine both devices about what I really do enjoy Using, I always go back to the iPad.

Powerful tool

In the specifications alone, we were quite enthusiastic about the new iPad Pros from the beginning. It was my personal opinion that the new design that is apparently a mixture of the original flat sides of the iPad and the apartment of the latest models feels slightly dated, holding and using it is completely different.

IPad 2018 of 12.9 inches Pro

12.8-inch iPad 2018 with LG-4K USB monitor

The thin bevelling places the screen in front and in the center and do not cause any false tactile action while holding or handling the iPad as we worry about the preliminary. This is also the first time that Apple's authentication method has been completely hidden in the device, allowing it to work in the background without the user saying a second thought in addition to watching the iPad. And there's no mute to talk about.

Apple called the new screen a screen of Retina liquid, the same moniker that was granted to the glass of the iPhone XR. This is undoubtedly the most advanced of Apple that has never put it, packing some tricks that have not yet been seen on any iPhone.

This designation of the liquid retina comes through the rounded corners, which allows the bevels to be smaller and that the screen mimics the curves of the body. This is a subtle effect, but it goes a long way so that the screen feels more immersive.

The disadvantage, however, is that due to the new aspect ratio, the developers need once again to update their applications to release them from the beautiful black bars that have manifested themselves a couple of times throughout the lifespan of iOS. Many key players here have already sent updates accordingly, but it could be a while before their entire catalog of applications is adopted.

In the 12.9-inch model, this is not nearly as remarkable, but our 11-inch brothers have stronger opinions on the subject with less real estate to give up.

Tap to Wake also makes an appearance on the iPad with the new Liquid Retina screen, which is even more essential with the lack of a physical Home button. Of all the changes to the new iPad Pros, it counts this as one of our favorites. It is easy to wake up the screen to check the time or notifications while we are in the middle of a struggling session to find the power button around the edge and we look forward to migrating further down the iPad line. Should open some interesting cases of use throughout the house.

The face ID and the TrueDepth camera system make us never want to go back to Touch ID. We like Face ID on the iPhone, but in some way it's still a game changer on the iPad.

While we work on many native applications and web applications alike, credentials are introduced frequently. It was a compelling experience in our workflow in the past when we would have to move the hands of the keyboard to authenticate with Touch ID. Facial identification, on the other hand, is only authenticated in the background, allowing you to quickly move your credentials, either in iCloud or in applications such as 1Password.

2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro Face ID

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro using Face ID

In our office, we often have two people who have to work on the iPad during a session, verifying the images while another person is behind the camera, analyzing the list of shots or other similar tasks. The touch ID allows the entry of five fingerprints for verification, but Face ID is limited to two.

For us, this worked. You can not in a larger shared environment. We install the alternative look and follow the path, but in larger shared environments, we can see that it is relegated to a six-digit access code.

Internally, the iPad Pro is all about performance. It has serious profits in each category, surpassing many traditional PCs. Driven by the A12X processor, we've seen that this iPad does some remarkable things.

In our iPad Pro 11-inch review, which has the same internal specifications that 12.9 inches, we saw videos exported significantly faster than the latest generation models and obviously we saw the same things with the older brother.

Our professional workflow

No one really questions the raw power of the iPad Pro, it's obvious. Workflows vary, however, and may be excessive for some. In my workflow, there were definite cases that power was useful, but many more where it did not matter.

I deal with a lot of photo editing, usually going between the excellent Affinity Photo and Pixelmator. When we cleared a massive RAW photo, we took several effects and layers and combined several photos, our latest generation of iPad Pro began to fight. To be fair, we also saw our end of the end of 2016 MacBook Pro fight so it is not an easy task.

Even so, the new iPad Pro of 12.9 inches stood out. Charging times were still around painting a large area, but much less than the last.

This precious 12.9-inch screen is perfect for viewing and editing photos. There are elements that we want we can use on the iPad, such as an external adjustment button or even additional gestures on the Apple pen, but this is still an excellent experience. It's a joy to go back in a chair with the iPad and put around these massive photos to edit.

2018 Edition of photos by iPad of 12.9 inches

2018 12.9-inch edition Photos for iPad Pro on Affinity Photo

At the same time, treating the files is another matter. For a lot of tasks, use cloud storage cabinets like Amazon Drive to back up and store files, as well as locally. It's easy enough to take pictures of my camera, without USB-C adapters that I notice-when I'm anxious to start editing, but managing large amounts of files is still a missed task for my Mac.

The workflow usually involves duplicate photos in several places, a disturbing aspect that no one especially wants to handle. This has also been the case with the previous model, so the problem lies in iOS instead of the physical hardware of the iPad Pro. The hardware of the iPad Pro makes it easier, in theory, to handle files in a better way thanks to the USB-C port.

IPad 2018 of 12.9 inches Pro

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro that connects Nikon Z7 via USB-C

USB-C has been a surprising feature for the iPad Pro, which allows us to connect our previously mentioned camera directly to the tablet, with the same cable that is used to load the iPad or the camera, to transfer photos and videos.

This has a big impact already, but we want it to go further. We simply have too many means to manipulate and with Photoshop CC soon, Apple needs to find a better way to deal with this in the iPad. Requiring all photos and videos to be executed by the Photos application are no longer acceptable in a professional workflow. Some personal photos are fine, and it's still great to import them directly on iCloud. But, for shots of a client, I want to keep them separate and import them directly into the file application.

And, we want to do it without depending on the FAT format or a DCIM folder.

2018 12.9 inches Multi-tasking processor for iPad

2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro multitasking with Safari on Split View and Twitteriffic on Slide Over

Multitasking is designed for this large screen, so AppleInsider.com and Bear are easy to open in separate views, with slides on a quick way to access my Twitter feed and email. Doing all those in the iPad Pro of 11 inches is feasible, but problematic with a smaller screen.

That bigger screen also came into play when using it as a second monitor for our MacBook. Using Luna Display, the 11-inch is too tight to be completely useful, but the 12.9 fits perfectly. The smaller bezel also allowed us to keep the screens together and occupy less space at our table.

2018 12.9 inches Provide iPad Pro on smart keyboard Folio

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro writing on Smart Keyboard Folio

Of all the situations we use for the iPad Pro, writing and editing were by far the most common ones for man's time. When writing, we take advantage of the Smart Keyboard Folio updated. We have fights with the new design in general: check our full review for those, but this is still the best option. Keep the same hard tissue keys that allow us to write as quickly and as accurately as we can on our Mac.

IPad 2018 of 12.9 inches Pro

2018 12.9-inch application for iPad Pro in files

This entire review was created using this sans iPad for the previous video that was managed by Final Cut Pro X, which is a problem for total migration given our workflow.

I will create a sketch of points to cover and a draft of the video script. I have placed a list of shots and points to the movie and photography. So I imported the photos for my iPad for editing and processing, which means going to the Photos application first, importing Affinity Photo, then exporting the correct size and name to the Files app, then write the final draft of the review and work on it AppleInsider publishing platform for publication. The entire process was easy and streamlined, as well as obstacles related to photos and, of course, video editing.

By professionals? Or not?

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro using Affinity Photo

2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro Affinity Photo

It's been a week and a half so far and surely we have opinions about the device, but returning to our fundamental issue Is the iPad Pro a really pro device? – We must say yes for the hardware, with warnings for the limitations of iOS.

When Apple launches the iPhone in the fall, it arrives at the same time as the launch of the latest operating system this year. This year the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max were launched almost simultaneously with iOS 12 and Apple cooked in abundance of goodies only for these new phones.

With the iPad it is not necessarily the case. Instead, the iOS 12 released two months ago, and when the new iPad Pros emerged, there were no specific software features for new tablets that may not be Animoji or Smart HDR.

Inevitably we will have to wait almost an entire year for the iOS 13 to be released before beginning to see all the potential of this hardware. Apple probably could include solutions for many of our pain points in that release with better uses for USB-C or external displays. This makes it difficult to fully judge the iPad Pro now because they have the same software as the previous generation, making the devices to feel older than they are.

Apple has designed the new iPad Pro for the future, that's very clear. But, nowadays, it makes significant advances to simplify our professional workflow. No, it does not replace our computer, but at least now it's not intended. Professionals do not always have a machine. If we switch to the iPad Pro today and abandoned our MacBook Pro, we would still end up with a Mac mini running in the background acting as a multimedia server.

2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro Apple Pencil 2

2018 12.9 inches with iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2

If you are destined to replace a PC or it is not a different question, but that does not mean that iOS and iPad Pro can not fulfill the potential you already have. The iPad Pro has room to grow, and without a doubt. This iPad Pro feels like the iPad is more polished and has been worth our update but we will still be patiently waiting for third-party applications to take advantage of this unbridled power and so that Apple finally focuses on new features with iOS 13 instead of polishing and performance centered on iOS 12

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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