9/10
Informr score
The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 currently has an Informr score of 9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 47 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Great build quality
  • Stunning screen
  • Blazing performance
  • Great battery life

What's bad

  • No microSD support
  • Price

Apple’s latest iPad release tries to further blur the line between laptop and tablet. With its larger screen, impressive spec list and established pedigree, it certainly looks great on paper.

Whether you’re looking for a portable workstation or a powerful media machine, the iPad Pro 10.5 seems to have something to offer everyone. Reviews are rolling in! Let’s see if they agree.

Apple is known for their build quality. The iPad Pro 10.5 is no exception. Reviewers loved the finish on the metallic back, the feel of the buttons and the lightweight yet sturdy feel of the device in hand.

The tablet features a TouchID fingerprint sensor, headphone jack and stereo speakers. In typical Apple fashion, there’s no microSD support. However, with up to 512GB of internal storage depending on the model, there’s certainly no lack of storage space.

The iPad 10.5’s display received rave reviews. Running at a resolution of 1668-by-2224, the display is clear and colorful. Reviewers loved the TrueTone and ProMotion features. These help to adjust the display based on your surrounding lighting and provide smoother scrolling. Wired noted, “… everything looks smoother than butter. Swiping homescreens, playing games, or just scrolling through WIRED feels like you’re actually touching the things you see, not just whacking pixels on a screen.”

Pushing those pixels, you’ll find Apple’s latest A10X hexa-core processor. While Apple doesn’t disclose the amount of RAM in the tablet, benchmarks from a few reviews showed it has 4GB of RAM. Performance reviews were stellar. Reviews touted zero lag, fluid movement, fast multitasking and solid media and gaming performance. TechRadar summed up opinions well, saying, “Apple really isn't lying about putting the best of the best in its A10X chipset—this is, by far, the most impressive mobile CPU we've seen.”

Software was one sticky point for most reviews. While the tablet ships with iOS 10, the fall update to iOS 11 promises a massive set of feature upgrades. This lead many to question whether purchasing before the update was worth it or if they were getting a true idea of the power of the tablet.

If you don’t mind holding a giant tablet up to snap a shot, you’ll find a camera similar to the iPhone 7 in the new iPad. With a 12MP rear lens and 7MP front-facing shooter, reviews showed some stunning photos.

News is equally good on the battery front. While specifications from Apple are scant, reviewers had no trouble getting multiple days on a charge with casual use. If you’re planning to use it as a productivity machine, TechRadar noted, “We managed to watch some video, browse the internet and do a lot of writing using the Smart Keyboard, and the battery was nearly dead after six and half hours of constant use.”

The Smart Keyboard is one accessory designed for the new tablet with the new Apple Pencil being the other. Reviewers noted that they add to the experience and functionality of the tablet but question the overall pricing.

This was the biggest issue cited by reviewers. By the time you add accessories and opt for a mid-tier storage capacity, you can nearly by a high-end laptop. Yet, until the released of iOS 11, reviewers couldn’t say if the iPad Pro 10.5 is a real laptop replacement. However, all agreed that if you don’t mind the price, the tablet offers one of the most compelling experiences on the market.


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.38 GHz
Screen Size
10.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Recombu

With strong accessories support, impressive A/V chops and premium performance and battery life, this really is the ultimate tablet for professionals and creative users.

- Chris Barraclough, Recombu
Coolsmartphone

This is a great tablet and it is definitely one of the best iPad's ever made. Definitely is one for Apple enthusiasts if you are more of a Google user then it will work but also check out what Android can offer you as well.

- Garry Clark, Coolsmartphone
Fone Arena

The iPad Pro 10.5 is by far the best tablet I have used in a while. In fact I’d recommend this over the 12.9 version just for portability. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is a great device but Android as a Tablet operating system lacks the finesse which iOS packs.

- Varun Krish, Fone Arena
NDTV

As we all know, iOS 11 is coming soon with a lot of iPad-specific improvements. Once it is out, the iPad Pro (10.5-inch) will be good enough to replace the MacBook for a lot of people. If you use your laptop just to browse the Web, watch videos, write, listen to music, and perform other basic tasks,...

- Pranay Parab, NDTV
Pickr

Ultimately, the 2017 iPad Pro is an excellent machine, and paired with the latest operating system, it feels about as close to being the most portable computer you’ve ever used, short of that one you keep in your pocket and handbag. Highly recommended.

- Leigh :) Stark, Pickr


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Screen Size
10.5"

The Apple iPad Pro 10.5's screen size is 10.5 inches with 1668 x 2224 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.38 GHz

There is a Apple A10X Hexa core 2.38 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS 10 (Update Available: 12) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/256/512 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
30WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 30 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 10.5 Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
variations
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 10 (Update Available: 12)

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Processor Apple A10X Hexa core 2.38 GHz
Internal Storage 64/256/512 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 30 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Space Gray, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.9 x 17.3 x 0.6 cm (9.8 x 6.8 x 0.2 in)
Weight 469 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1668 x 2224 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 10.5 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Retina display
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Lightning
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Exposure control, Slow moion recording (1080p@120fps), Time lapse mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Exposure control
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AIFF, eAAC+, eAAC, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, RTF, PPT, PPTX, JPG, TIFF, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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