Apple 2022 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Grey (6th generation)
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There have been iPad rises across the board in many territories, so it perhaps isn't a surprise, but in these countries, it certainly pushes the notion that the iPad with the biggest and best screen is only for Pros who'll write it off as a tax expense, and not home users who might like a more generous display for enjoying video or drawing.
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Grey Apple 2020 iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Space Grey
In China mainland, you can use Apple Pay on the web in Safari only on compatible iPhone and iPad models using iOS 11.2 or later. Outside of that, iPadOS 16 adds some great smaller features. The ability to send scheduled messages in the Mail app is massively welcome, as is the Weather app (and accompanying weather widgets selection). Rain prediction is very important in some areas, you know… The Apple Pencil itself remains accurate, and with useful tilt sensing and a good (though not outstanding compared to a dedicated drawing tablet) degree of pressure sensing. It also still feels a little hard compared to some options, drawing the solid plastic nib on the glass screen – I don't mind it, but some might.
An almighty beast of a tablet, that becomes more niche as it gets more powerful and expensive
In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra maxes out under 600nits. Its OLED screen is beautifully rich, but the iPad Pro manages to deliver the same kind of depth at the darker end, but the extra brightness really elevates the overall clarity.
iPad Pro, 12.9-inch (5th generation) - Technical Specifications iPad Pro, 12.9-inch (5th generation) - Technical Specifications
The displays have rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the iPad Pro 12.9‑inch screen is 12.9 inches, the iPad Pro 11‑inch screen is 11 inches, the iPad Air and iPad (10th generation) screens are 10.86 inches, and the iPad mini screen is 8.3 inches. Actual viewable area is less. Testing conducted by Apple in September 2022 using pre‑production iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (6th generation) and iPad Pro 12.9‑inch (5th generation) units with pre‑release software. LumaFusion v22.214.171.1240 tested using a 55-second clip with 4K Apple ProRes RAW media, at 4096x2160 resolution and 59.94 frames per second, transcoded to Apple ProRes 422. Performance tests are conducted using specific systems and reflect the approximate performance of iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 12.9 inches diagonally (actual viewable area is less). Chip
Actually, that’s not true – if someone bought the smaller capacity models, that would probably the issue. 128GB as a starting size is very small for a ‘pro’ machine, especially for the price of an iPad Pro 12.9. It works great when the iPad is in a holder, such as the Magic Keyboard case, on a desk, but the position is fundamentally flawed for other tablet use, and always has been. Inexplicably, Apple moved the camera on the new cheap iPad 10.2 (2022) to work better in landscape, but left it in the same place here. This rear camera is absolutely fine – it’s good quality, delivering solid brightness to the images, pleasing contrast, nice colors, and reasonable detail. However, we are struggling to imagine that anyone thinking about ProRes video wouldn’t rather record it on the larger sensor of the iPhone 14 Pro to get as much image info as possible to work with.