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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) review

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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)

Informr score
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) currently has an Informr score of 9.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Great display
  • Chart-topping performance
  • Great sound
  • Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support

What's bad

  • Not very portable
  • Price

The iPad Pro 12.9 doesn’t exactly stray from its partner the iPad Pro 11. In fact, the only real difference between the two is screen size.

Apple even adjusted the resolution on the iPad Pro 12.9 so no clarity is lost with the larger screen.

Otherwise, they both have the same powerful specs under the hood.

Some reviewers stated the only argument for buying the larger iPad Pro 12.9 is the screen real estate. This makes it easier to open more screens at once next to each other. There were also reviewers that felt like the keyboard accessory was more suited to use with the larger screen.

However, there were also arguments about the portability of the iPad Pro 12.9. It is a fairly big piece of tech.

If you’d like more information about the specs relating to both tablets, check our review summary for the iPad Pro 11.

Operating system
Operating system
2.5 GHz
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.8
12+ MP, f/1.8
36.71 WHr

What the Critics Are Saying...


The iPad Pro 2020 is a powerful tablet with the capability to effortlessly run even demanding apps, and it’s also an excellent device on which to play media, thanks to its impressive display and speakers. Unless you find it at a discount the professional tablet may be too far outpaced by its success...

- David Lumb, TechRadar
Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

The iPad Pro 2020 (12.9 inch) is the best tablet you can buy, with blazing speed, long battery life, improved cameras and trackpad support. But it’s not a great laptop replacement (yet).

- Mark Spoonauer, Tom's Guide
Gadgets Now
Gadgets Now

The iPad Pro is like one of those Swiss knives -- terribly expensive one -- that can perform a multitude of tasks with consummate ease. It's an impressive tablet, a competent gaming device, a great machine to binge watch multimedia content, it packs excellent hardware and the accessories make it a r...

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now
LB Tech Reviews
LB Tech Reviews

We are disappointed that the news is so moderate, compared to the massive upgrade the previous model change offered us. But the iPad Pro is still the world’s best tablet. No one else has the same performance, amazing display, excellent sound and intuitive software. And with the Magic Keyboard and it...

- Jonas Ekelund, LB Tech Reviews
Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

While the iPad Pro remains the best serious alternative to a Windows Laptop or a MacBook Pro – especially with the Magic Keyboard in tow – the new features introduced this year aren’t enough, in my opinion, to justify an upgrade.

- Jonathan Bray, Expert Reviews

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Screen Size

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020)'s screen size is 12.9 inches with 2732 x 2048 pixels resolution.

2.5 GHz

There is a Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the iOS iPadOS 14 (Update Available: iPadOS 14.3) operating system (OS).

12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
128/256/512/1000 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/ 512/1000 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 36.71 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) Specs

Release Date March 25, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS iPadOS 14 (Update Available: iPadOS 14.3)

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Processor Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512/1000 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (10 MP, F2.4, Ultra wide), 3rd camera feature (TOF 3D LiDAR scanner), Slow motion recording, Time lapse mode, HDR
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
7+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2732 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density 265 pixels
Size 12.9 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, True Tone, Wide color
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 36.71 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 28 x 21.5 x 0.6 cm (11 x 8.5 x 0.2 in)
Weight 641
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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