New iPad Pro review: can it replace your laptop?

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  • Published on:  Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Apple’s new iPad Pro is a beast of a tablet, and Nilay Patel reviews it -- everything from its new design and screen to plugging in several devices to the new USB-C port. Dami Lee and William Joel, professional creatives at The Verge, also give their insight into the new iPad and Apple Pencil.


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  • νικος γιώργος

    νικος γιώργος

     3 hours ago

    If you touch it it will bend!

  • p1xelp


     4 hours ago

    The iPad Pro has a serious problem playing audio. I have two of these and they both 'click' when playing audio files.

  • D. Brown

    D. Brown

     5 hours ago

    honestly IMO i really think buying an ipad is a pretty silly purchase, if you already have an iphone and a macbook, theres no point to an ipad. The only thing apple should do is finally combine mac os and a ipad like device instead of a giant iphone os 🤔

  • Aqua Purificotta

    Aqua Purificotta

     6 hours ago

    in my honest opinion I think it depends on what you're doing. if you're just the average consumer (web browsing, emails, media consumption, etc) this sounds great...but you could still do all that for way, _way_ cheaper.
    if you're the kind of person who draws, sure! i can see how this would be great for someone who uses apps like procreate or Photoshop (support for that is coming in 2019 tho) or is just used to iOS but still needs something to get their work done. still though, i do think you could do it for cheaper, like last year's Pro, but I digress.
    if you're the person who say, uses heavier applications, or someone who isn't really familiar with the cloud or the limitations of iOS, then personally I don't think this could replace your laptop. It low-key feels like an accessory to a laptop/desktop, or a souped up iPhone X. basically what I'm trying to say is that this thing is great, I love it, it just doesn't seem to be something that could replace your main computer, mostly 'cause the OS is lacking. it's nice iPad,'s still an iPad.

  • Jousboxx


     8 hours ago

    "swipe up to go home"
    "swipe up a little bit more to open the app launcher"
    "swipe up just a little bit to open the dock"
    jee whiz this seems like a reliable system that would be very difficult to make mistakes on

  • Karl Rühl

    Karl Rühl

     10 hours ago +1

    It’s bends like a paper and it breaks like a paper
    - Jerry rig

  • chelsea


     10 hours ago

    I have the first ever iPad Mini and I’ve been looking for a replacement for a while now. Would you recommend buying the new iPad Pro? Is it worth the money or should I just buy a laptop

  • CARS 3

    CARS 3

     13 hours ago +2

    iOS 13 wishlist
    Split screen multi tasking on the iPhone
    Having Window on the iPad
    Locking individual apps
    Low power mode toggle in control center
    Clear all option in multitasking
    Camera settings in the camera app
    Make Siri smarter + faster
    Moving apps in the home screen
    Convine contacts + Imessage + facetime
    Dark mode toggle in control center
    Weather + calculator app on iPad
    Allow NFC to thirp parties
    Naming Bluetooth devices
    Turning flash on and of when recording
    support for external harddrives on ipad
    Support for flash drives on iPad
    Support for Googles VP9 video codex
    A version of finalcut Pro for iPad

  • Atul Kaushik

    Atul Kaushik

     17 hours ago

    what's the use of USB -C port, when you cannot use it for it's full potential, also, There is no file management system, etc.. etc..., for these shortcomings, this hardware is overkill...may be iOS 13 will be able to address , what Apple is intentially restricting at the moment....good hardware though....

  • sultanabran1


     17 hours ago

    short answer before you even watch the video? no, it can't. because it's still an ipad, same as the previous model. it might look different but it still works the same.

  • Mk ._. queen22

    Mk ._. queen22

     18 hours ago

    Nah it will never defeat the microsoft surface pro 🙂

  • Dan Galman

    Dan Galman

     19 hours ago

    Great content! This is definitely one of the most articulate reviews you guys have done! Thank you, The Verge!

  • Another gamer

    Another gamer

     19 hours ago

    Here I am typing my comment using the Samsung Galaxy tab s4 running full linux thanks to Dextop. Sorry apple but for me it is NO!

  • Alan Hughes

    Alan Hughes

     23 hours ago +1

    Awesome new speakers, but what good do they do when it is basically impossible to listen to music on iOS. As soon as you do something else, it automatically pauses the music. Awesome new song, want to open that mp3 in the music app? Sorry. Want to view a website? Let us compulsive redirect you to some mobile version or to the app store. Want to click on a text box? Let us arbitrarily scroll the page a little bit to confuse you and make you forget what you were going to type or so can't read the message you are replying to. Want to indent a paragraph? Sorry we removed that button. Want to do anything at all? Nope, we tell you what to do.

  • its sareX

    its sareX


    Simple answer: No.

  • xXIllGetYouXx



    Can it replace your laptop? Hell no.

  • M. Louis Photography

    M. Louis Photography


    THANK YOU FOR AN HONEST REVIEW! Someday over the rainbow Apple my wake up and let users REALLY leverage their gear. Again, thanks!




    This review made me subscribe you 😀 ❤️

  • Krill Siluroid

    Krill Siluroid


    IPads were never meant to replace your MacBook or laptop Apple wants you to buy both. That's why there are always seems to be something holding back each iteration.

  • Bryan Ferrer

    Bryan Ferrer


    Not all usb-c dongle supports daisy chain ... Also , flashdrive and external hdd should work if there is a usb-c adapter with power source