9.1/10
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 17 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
iOS
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
12.9"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadgets Now

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 reliable laptop as well.

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now
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
IT Pro

Is it worth so much more than an iPad, or a competitor running Android? Absolutely yes, but only if you’re prepared to explore the professional aspects. Using the iPad Pro to mostly read on the train, or simply to browse Facebook, is a criminal waste of its capabilities. For once, Apple is justified...

- Jon Honeyball, IT Pro
NextPit

The iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) is a top-notch tablet whose processing muscle, picture, and sound quality are second to none. For those who are of the Android persuasion, creatives and professionals will not be able to find anything that can be compared to this in terms of its app ecosystem and accessory s...

- Berti Kolbow-Lehradt, NextPit
The Indian Express

The raw processing power, especially with video and photo editing tools along with the power to sketch also makes this a natural choice for creative professionals. If you are looking for a tablet to watch movies and write emails on, then there are cheaper iPads out there. This iPad Pro is clearly re...

- Nandagopal Rajan, The Indian Express


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Screen Size
12.9"

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

Processor
2.5 GHz

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

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS iPadOS 14 operating system (OS).

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

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

Battery
36.71WHr

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

Overview
Release date March 25, 2020
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
variations
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, 1xRTT, EV-DO, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS iPadOS 14

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Processor Apple A12Z Bionic Octa-core 2.5 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256/512/1000 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
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
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
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 touchscreen, True Tone, Wide color
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
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 No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
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
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Multi-shot, Self-timer, Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AAX, AIFF, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
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 Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
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