Apple iPad Pro (3rd Generation) (2018) has been replaced by Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen).
Large, responsive screen
Screen not durable
No expandable storage option
Durable and reliable
Primary use for this device is some mobile games (not the graphics intensive kind) and watching videos with a little bit of productivity from time to time. The operating system that Apple specifically designed for all of its tablets have a ton of functionality and add to the user experience. The power is in the software instead of the hardware. Something to remember when you are dealing with companies like Apple where the hardware doesn't have much to offer from the get go or from the first sight.
Works extremely well with the Apple pencil and other third party styluses designed for iPads of this size.
Purchased in January 2019 at Vodafone for $1,900.00.
Good but not Perfect
Being a professional Photographer,and following the publicised release of Adobe Photoshop for I bought the ipad pro,only to find Photoshop is not fully functional or developed.Useless for a Professional,and doesn't deserve Pro label.
Purchased in October 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $1,800.00.
It’s my baby
I’m always on it, it’s always near me, I listen to music on it, play games, everything! I’m never without it, best time to live honestly where devices such as these exist.
My only issues with it are it’s price for the specs you get, the camera could be better, the ram could be higher, the display could have better ppi density and the sound could be stronger/better as well, some songs I can’t hear if the road is loud, could hear the songs on the previous gen no problem.
The size is amazing, it’s light for it’s size, good for watching videos,...heaps better than the tiny 9.7 ones. Battery lasts all day, except on some games like Ulala where I keep it plugged in while playing. One other issue is it’s not as durable as the old ones were, mine has numerous cracks and scratches on the screen, you can’t see them unless looking for them which is good. It’s also not that great in the sunlight, unless you crank the brightness to full, battery hog though. Also lower right hand side creaks as if it’s not connected properly to the shell and the auto correct is often a nuisance. However overall this device is my life and I will continue buying them for as long as they make them.
Purchased in November 2018 at Apple Physical store for $2,400.00.
iPad Pro is very high quality, works great. I did not regret a bit that I got it!
A wonderful huge screen, very high-quality color reproduction, large viewing angles, a picture of the level of a glossy magazine or photo, excellent performance - everything flies, there is no touchid button - without it, it is more convenient to use the tablet with gestures, after binding to the appleid, all the advantages of the Apple ecosystem are immediately available (messages, photos, calls, etc.), it is very convenient to use Face-ID (you can set it up for 2 persons and not enter any passwords), the tablet is very light, holds a charge for a long time.
An Outstanding Piece of Gear
I don't consider myself a fan of Apple necessarily, but I AM a fan of their equipment. This is the second iPad I have owned (the first is perhaps 7 years old now and I still use it for reading at night) and it really is an amazing device.
What I like most:
Great screen - super clear and bright, which makes it good for even outdoor viewing
Great responsiveness - when you tap or pinch-zoom, or scroll, the device responds instantaneously
Great battery - we're all used to phone batteries dying in a day but this just keeps going
I have ...the cellular model which makes it great not having to rely on wifi all the time, and I have to say it's fast. The keyboard that came with this model is that waterproof one with clacky keys, and while it may not be the most satisfying typing experience, the keyboard hasn't had one single failure yet - unlike a similar keyboard on an old Surface Pro that lost function in the '3' and 'B' buttons after 2 years. The white print on 'A' and 'S' buttons are beginning to fade, as is the '>' on the full stop button. Evidently I must use these the most.
Purchased in January 2019 at JB Hifi Home.
Product is great would highly recommend everything about it is so much better than the competition nothing compares to
The camera is great even though I hardly use it the ease and funtionality are great the battery is amazing and the fast charging makes it even better, face recognition is great with the product way bettet than Samsung's or any other company's
Purchased for $1,200.00.
I use the iPad pro for my law studies and it really is just the best. I love handwriting my notes so I can say the compatibility and functionality of the iPad pro the the iPencil 2nd gen is great! It makes me want to write more. I also use procreate for my business such as creating logos and designs for my website. The ipad itself is fast even when I have many tabs open.
Purchased in January 2019 at Apple Store Australia.
I use this everyday! Loving it!
I use my iPad Pro everyday - for work, study, and entertainment. It is just perfect! The size of the screen is just awesome. In term of user experience, I think that it is smoother than the old pad that I previously own. I couldn't be happier using this iPad Pro.
Purchased in August 2019 at Harvey Norman.
Loving this iPad Pro!
I use my iPad for entertainment. As far as I could tell, everything is running smoothly. I have not experienced any laggings. The screen is just perfect for me to watch Youtube. The battery is just enough for me to use for a day. The performance of the iPad is awesome. There is nothing bad that I can tell with my iPad.
As a digital artist - one of the best purchases I've made
Purchased March 2019 with the sole purpose of using the art app Procreate, after multiple hours of research at the time. Used with the lastest apple pen - it has simply been one of the best artistic purchases I've made. Although limited compared to a traditional drawing tablet when it comes to using 3D software or the Adobe suite (though I believe there are ways to make it function as a PC/MAC tablet), its portability and pen fidelity are great, and personally prefer it over a wacom tablet. No messing around with drivers. Quick and slick (when using procreate atleast). When combined with matted/textured screen protectors - I can't recommend it enough.
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,390.00.
Waste of time and Money
I got a new iPad Pro to use while traveling for work. It does not connect to external hardrives, DVD players and does not even have a spot to connect my headphones. I will not be buying anything so useless again.
Purchased in May 2020.
This is the best iPad ever!
I use this iPad for design and documenting. It is faster and more efficient than the traditional iPads. All the apps work smoothly on this tablet. Graphic quality is very good.
Purchased in March 2018.
A bad Apple
Apple has become TRASH
I used to be an Apple FANATIC. As a late Apple adopter my first device with the pin wheel MP3 player. I believed you get what you pay for that the premium price tag meant I would experience exceptional service. That used to be the case.
I was less than enthusiastic about the continuing iOS updates and how that gradually made rather good handsets obsolete. Still as I started using more and more of the iPhone capabilities it became a part of every part of life from shopping to cooking and even exercise in some way Apple...got incorporated into everything. Then came my iPad Air which I was given as a sign-up gift for a household utility. I was now fully an Apple user until 3 weeks ago when my iPad Pro was last updated and everything went sideways. My device was wrecked as I could not do anything on it reliably. It would crash looking like it was a hands free hard reset but not responding like a hard reset and starting up in 5-15 seconds opening in the standard ways. I was given the run around about doing factory reset, delete and reload the affected apps then having to reinstall the update but for that the PRO needed help from a computer (yes, I know it’s supposed to be a stand alone portable device). What followed was a comedy of errors, device would not backup, couldn’t get the update to fully reinstall, had a host of random errors but most of it was hampered by the fact that the device kept on restarting itself in after a few moments. The device became more erratic after “fixing” it was escalated and engineers advised that yes the hardware could very well have been affected by the software update but it would still be an out of warranty service in other words “we messed up but you get to pay for the fix”. What angered me the most of my experience was the way they kept looking for a way to blame me, flat out lying to me, the being passed around like a hot potato and the refusal to accept that their software damaged a perfectly good iPad which I have every right to expect them to repair. Yet all I got is “we sorry but you know it’s not covered by warranty” to which I responded that I didn’t break it your software update broke it. I then said I wanted to refer it to my local consumer disputes tribunal and would need to know whom to name as a representative. So NO they won’t give me the a name or title. They won’t tell me what the process says just this is their decision event though the software caused me loss and damage they maintain the position that they have no responsibility to provide remedy. In the end they violated my consumer rights and left me with the full understanding of the low standing they view people. Anyone who buys Apple can look forward to paying premium for the privilege of being treated in a manner that would leave you feeling like a class A idiot for believing their Hype. I now have an inconvenient paper weight. I was due to upgrade my phone now that they finally at long last have a product that would have suited my needs. I will not be buying Apple if there is anyway to avoid it and there certainly are many ways to avoid Apple products. When the 10 Apple devices ranging from iPads to MP3 players need upgrades I will be sourcing something where I get what I expect or where I can replace the device without substantial financial loss. They also delete posts requesting how to get info for a disputes tribunal complaint - because it’s not helpful?
Purchased in January 2018.
Worth the price
This tablet is great. I have had this for about 5 months and have no issues. Definitely worth buying if this is on sale. Minor differences between 2020 ipad pro and this one so don't waste your money.
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $1,310.00.
Great buy for University!
Honestly the best purchase for Uni, can do everything on it and yes you can dload Microsoft word, powerpoint etc on it. ITunes university is on it and free and found lots of free courses that complimented my studies for my Masters in ERP. Light weight, large clear screen and amazing sound quality. I also bought the pen and use the tablet for art with procreate. Great value for money.
Purchased in August 2018 at Apple Online store for $1,818.00.
Questions & Answers
Is it worth spending extra for cellular and 265gb? Or would 64gb wifi only be sufficient for a student or someone who already has a laptop
Best advice is to get only 64gb WiFi. You don’t need cellular especially if you have a phone and cheaper to rent iCloud if you ever reach capacity.
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The third generation of iPad Pro is a line of tablets by Apple. It features two models with a 12.9 inch or 11-inch screen which were announced in October of 2018.
This generation of iPad Pro was the first iPad compatible with the second-generation Apple Pencil stylus. Like the second generation, a larger size and stylus compatibility was a point of difference from the rest of Apple's available iPads, but the third-generation iPad Pro was also the first iPad to use facial recognition (Face ID) to unlock the device.
Upgrades from the second-generation iPad Pro include the more powerful A12X Bionic processor, storage capacity of up to 1 terabyte and the larger display of the 11-inch model (upgraded from a 10.5-inch model). The third-generation iPad Pro also premiered a new design, with a screen that covers the entire front face and has rounded corners.
What reviewers thought
A large screen with high-quality colour reproduction, dynamic viewing angles and excellent performance, reviewers rate the Apple iPad Pro 3rd gen as having great video quality and ease of use. Users also liked the screen’s responsiveness, the long-lasting battery life and the Face ID feature.
The points of frustration include the camera quality and the RAM which doesn’t allow you to run intensive apps as smoothly. It is not very durable as the screen is prone to scratches and cracks. There is also no option for expandable storage as there is no USB ports or headphone jack.
|Features||Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Optional Extra)||Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Optional Extra)||Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Optional Extra)||Stereo Speakers and Stylus (Optional Extra)|
|Network Connectivity||4G + Wi-Fi||4G + Wi-Fi||4G + Wi-Fi||4G + Wi-Fi|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Pixel Density||264 ppi||264 ppi||264 ppi||264 ppi|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD||IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||1668 x 2388 pixels||1668 x 2388 pixels||1668 x 2388 pixels||1668 x 2388 pixels|
|Battery Size||7,812 mAh||7,812 mAh||7,812 mAh||7,812 mAh|
|Internal Storage||1,024 GB||64 GB||256 GB||512 GB|
|Memory (RAM)||6 GB||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Weight||468 g||468 g||468 g||468 g|
|Colour / Finish||Silver or Space Grey||Silver or Space Grey||Silver or Space Grey||Silver or Space Grey|
|Dimensions||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm||247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm|
|Release date||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Nov 2018|
|Replaced by||Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen)||Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen)||Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen)||Apple iPad Pro (4th Gen)|
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