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.
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.
This release version is the first ipad I have been able to use in production. I design user interfaces for simulation software and this tablet has provided my with much more mobility.
Definitely worth it over previous models. The display is also very vibrant and sharp
Purchased in November 2019 at Telstra for A$1,700.00.
Love it, perfect for study
I got my Ipad a little over a year ago and it was the best decision to get one. I use it to study and paired with a keyboard it is just like a computer but smaller. The apps run well even when multiple tabs are open and the camera seems to have okay quality.
Purchased in September 2018.
It’s just a really big iPad
The sound is great on this iPad the screen is really clear and smooth the big screen is great and with the keyboard it make it a good option just wish I could use a mouse.
Purchased in July 2019 at Telstra for A$2,000.00.
- iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi, 1TB (3rd Generation) (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
Great to use a bit hard to set up
Transfering everything from my old ipad to my new has been a tad difficult. however, now that everything has been moved across I have been enjoying my product immensely. It is fast and I can store all of my photos of it.
Purchased in December 2019 at apple for A$2,049.00.
Classically Apple, but hard to hold
The 11" Apple iPad Pro (3rd Gen) is everything that I hoped it would be, but go have a proper test of it before you buy one.
- Apple build quality and 'ecosystem' (if you are already an apple user)
- Clean lines
- Beautiful display
- Face recognition works nicely
- Noticeably faster than other tablets (not just iPads)
- Accessories work flawlessly
- USB-C connection...
Purchased in August 2019 at Gumtree for A$900.00.
- iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi, 256GB (3rd Generation) (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
Amazing to use. Battery life is great. I love the size of the screen, and it's not too big to carry around. I use it for school for illustrations and it's just amazing drawing on it.
iPad done almost properly
So, this is my 4th iPad and 2nd iPad Pro 12.9 inch model, so I have been using the iPad for quite a few years now.
First and foremost, the capacity. With a wide range of capacities, the 3rd Gen iPad Pro 12.9in comes from 64GB to the towering 1TB. I chose the latter, as I use my iPad for a variety of activities. These will now be extended with some of the other features. But the 1TB provides more than enough room for photos, both by the iPad and also from connecting to my professional camera gear.
No HOME button. This is a great set-up, which ...ensures a very clean look. Also the only thing that dictates whether the iPad is the right way up, is now the sleep/volume buttons. Coupled with the Face-ID, which works very nicely, accessing your iPad Pro is easy. Yes, it takes a little to get use to, after years of using iPad, but it works. The only issue is the camera can ( and will be covered) at least a few hundred times until you get use to it. Build. With a modern, clean set of lines, the new iPad Pro is as they say, like holding light. Just about 1/2kg, it is light, easy to hold. The back is quality aluminium, giving it a up-market feel. It also makes a big link like me tha more confident I wont snap it by accident. No matter the viewing angle, it is clear, the colour is vibrant and the perfect rounded corners, make viewing a pleasure. But what about the CPU? WOW! This is the new A12X CPU/GPU. It leaves even the original iPad Pro 12.9in still a good device, but slower for sure. Games and Apps load quickly. Graphics are exceptional, whether editing a photo to the most demanding games, the new A12X chip -handles it with ease.
Purchased in October 2019 at Telstra.
Such a great device for day to day use
My iPad pro has effectively replaced by laptop and desktop for day to day activities. Not quite a full replacement if you're into the power-intensive stuff, but great for emails, browsing, social media, gaming and file editing. Package it with the pencil and keyboard...it's expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
Purchased in July 2019.
- iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi, 64GB (3rd Generation) (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
I bought this for my kids. Great size and battery life. Really smooth and is great for any games or microsoft office etc. Quick startup and has face recognition. I really wish I had bought it for myself.
Purchased in January 2019.
I miss my 2nd Gen one
So, my old iPad kept shutting down and restarting so I thought I would upgrade to a new one and see how I go. First off, I will say this one to me feels hard to hold on to. I hate how it won't sit on my lap and not move around. Having said that, A good cover will fix this and I have one coming.
I hate that it no longer has the fingerprint scanner as faceID only works some times for me. For example, If I don't have my glasses on, it won't work, if I lay down, it won't work. If I have a hat on, it won't work etc. The fingerprint never failed me.... I miss my old one. To make it worse, the new keyboard layout is a stupid idiot and I hate it. Iw as able to touch type a whole letter on my 2nd gen iPad and had no mistakes. This layout is all wrong and I can't get used to it and from what I have been able to find out is there is no way to revert it back to the way it should be. Just to add to my frustration, turns out there was actually nothing wrong with my old iPad as this one also did the shut down reset thing my old one started to do. Turns out it was an app! So I got rid of my old iPad pro 12.9 for this new one which was meant to be an upgrade but in all honesty, was the opposite! I wonder if I can get my old iPad back! Also, when typing on the screen, its like you can feel your finger going through the device and hitting the back of the casing. Doesn't feel very solid at all.
Purchased in August 2019 at telstra for A$1,800.00.
Robust, trustworthy and so convenient
For musicians, the iPad Pro 64GB is ideal as an alternative to carrying around wads of sheet music. For anyone wondering if the device is reliable enougj, it most certainly is which is so important for professional performers who need 100% reliability on the run. I'm a mature aged, slightly OCD pianist, and I was reluctant to let go of my trusty sheet music after all these years but I have full confidence in the iPad Pro. Bluetooth connectivity with the keyboard and foot pedal is instantaneous and reliable, printing is dead easy (you don't even...have to pair your printer, it just works straight off the bat), and yes, you can see a full piece of sheet music as though you're reading straight from the sheet itself. The backlighting is superb and the darkroom capability is far superior than any third party scanning app. Any reservations a musician might have can now safely be put at ease at last.
Purchased in August 2019 at Carindale.
- iPad Pro 11-inch Wi-Fi, 64GB (3rd Generation) (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
Best ever tablet
The 2018 iPad Pro changed everything with full screen, Face ID and USB C port. It has a premium look and feel, and a top of the range A12X bionic chip with more than enough power to handle every task smoothly and effortlessly. My old laptop is gathering dust in the corner, this device satisfies all my needs. The IOS 13 software update (still in beta mode at this point in time) adds a plethora of improvements and refinements, lifting an already great device to a whole other level.
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch Wi-Fi, 256GB (3rd Generation) (2018-2020)
- Verified purchase
Versatile, easy to use, compact and easy to travel with
With the latest ios update it is such a neat little tablet that can organise files, you can download heaps of apps that allow you to write, draw, edit photos, watch movies, good for emails, google functions. We already have a macbook and was looking for something a little more compact with different functionality so it was a perfect buy.
A Great IPAD
Bought this IPaD for my wife for her birthday and next day ended up in Hospital. Borrowed it to use as my laptop is too big and heavy. What a machine, once you get used to the Apple way of life.
The face recognition feature works perfectly every time. As soon as you pick it up, the screen comes on. It has a fantastic 12 megapixel main camera with amazing clarity and the selfie camera is also great and there is a toggle icon to switch between the two.
Installing Apps from the Store is simple and all the ones I wanted were available and work flaw...
iPad Pro + iPadOS
I have been sitting on the fence with the iPad Pro, it's a nice looking device, it's internals are excellent, but is it worth double the price of the standard iPad? Having installed the beta version of iPadOS on my standard iPad 6Th gen I quickly realised that the new OS could indeed be the next big step in replacing my Laptop with an iPad, enter the iPad Pro. With the addition of the keyboard folio and the Apple Pen, it's become, my daily driver. Everything is smooth, there is almost nothing I can't achieve via the Pro that would require the laptop being pulled out. I believe the 11" version over the 12.9" offers real portability + computing power where required.
I have to say this is probably the best IPAD ive ever owned.
The size of the screen is the best but it seems much faster than the previous model.
Apps seem to load much quicker and the connectivity to networks is very smooth and seems
to just connect effortlesy. thank you opts great deal.
Purchased in May 2019 at optus for A$1,499.00.
No home button is a nuisance. Facial recognition rarely works
Love the 12.9 inch. Older person mainly using for emails, Facebook and Hay Day.
No home button means it is a pain to switch between screens.
Facial recognition only works about 1/20 times
For the price very disappointing.
The fact it has a different charger, without a USB end forces you to purchase an additional charging cable to charge in car.
Questions & Answers
Is the 11 inch one big enough for editing photos
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
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