iPad Pro

Analysis iPad Pro, the tool of inspiration

If we look at the history of Apple, we understand that is a journey to get inspiration. When creating a new product, they do not develop thinking of nothing but your clients, but also in the future. If we were at a comfortable company, it would be indistinguishable from any other: those that give consumers what they expect, and that gap is where the big opportunities are lost.

We have never been prepared to Apple. It’s what we love about her, that he may sift us in a way. I get focus off of our comfort zone – often turned into everyday – and push us away. Or let us look set where you usually do not see anything. It happened with the Macintosh, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad … and thanks to these steps we are reaching a stage of a deeper evolution.

iPad Pro
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It is where we are now. We fail our children but neither has control devices in a way we could not imagine ten years ago. That is not achieved with a dense technology, artificially sweetened thousand things we do not need, but is the result of a radical shift to a more natural, more interactive technology. A technology that disappears to make room for something else, with which people are able to create wonderful things. Although it is never the way we expect.

Pro iPad design

It is important to remember why he created the first Apple iPad. Tablets were already on the market, but they all had a big problem for the company’s eyes: it was portable with a touchscreen – and usually poor quality. The approach other companies saw these devices was microcomputers. Machines with the same desktop software with reduced hardware to a minimum, in every way.

THE DESIGN OF THE IPAD CAME FROM THE OPPOSITE END TO THE DESKTOP: THE DEVICES OF OUR POCKETS

The design of the iPad came from the other end: not looking at the desk, but our pockets. What better place than where mobility was accentuating and specialized, that in smartphones? Had spent years adapting to be comfortable in our day, we were where we were, and had nothing to do with the machines we have on the tables. Then the iPad was born as a big screen experience that took advantage of the iPhone and its natural way of doing things. The tablets are more than just phones with big screen, because they could contain applications with many more possibilities.

IPad Pro is the ultimate achievement of that goal. Apple has created a more powerful than some of the more popular nowadays computers (MacBook Air 2014), and the machine has become a simplified device, light and many more possibilities than any other generation in the range. Still a tablet, but has other goals – and is capable of many other things.

PRO IPAD REMAINS COMFORTABLE TO HOLD AND CARRY, DESPITE ITS SIZE

The weight of 713 grams (723 in the model with SIM) and 0.69 cm in thickness seem very familiar to us when we think of as a natural evolution of Air iPad 2. This is an important change and designed for the screen – the main character – have the right size for applications to take advantage without changing its aspect ratio, especially with the shared view. The unibody aluminum plating design in three colors, is virtually identical to that already know. Not as light as an iPad Air 2 (for its size), but you can hold comfortably and is incredibly convenient in a backpack or shoulder bag. Space occupying about a normal magazine.

Four speakers controlled by gyroscope

The speakers have never been an important part of any design of mobile. Perhaps the fact that we all have headphones to listen to what we really want, and rarely need to use that integrates the device itself. In the latest models of iPad Air 2, or 6s iPhone, Apple has improved the sound power gradually.

THE IMPROVEMENT IN THE FOUR NEW INTEGRATED SPEAKERS IN THE UNIBODY CASING IS REMARKABLE: WE HAVE NEVER HEARD THIS QUALITY ON AN IPAD (OR MACBOOK)

The jump – from among the many who talk with this iPad Pro – also occurs with the speakers. The focus of the company is so strong for this model “Pro”, this iPad now has four speakers integrated into the unibody enclosure, having a 61% more air volume and getting a tremendously when we see a dramatic sound film, edit video or listen to music.

To this we must add that now sound management also controls iOS, setting sound equalization depending on how we’re using, vertically or horizontally. It uses the gyroscope and positions loud sounds from the speakers that are up, while low in all four. The improved dynamic range getting this change is something that is noticeable, and much, without having to touch a single parameter configuration.

THIS IPAD PRO IS THE COMBINATION OF GREAT LITTLE DETAILS THAT OUTLINE THE NAME “PRO”

As we will see throughout this analysis, this iPad Pro is the combination and the sum of great little details empowered to achieve an attractive tablet and we feel like using. It’s amazing the improvement that Apple has given this device: sound radically away from such has my MacBook Air, with a more defined sound and full of nuances. In the two weeks I’ve been living with this iPad Pro, I have not only left the MacBook Air at home: also Bluetooth speakers that I use when traveling to listen at the hotel. Right now – as I write this – sounds Creep, Radiohead, and are a joy to hear it from an iPad as well.

The Retina display also turns Pro

It is the most important part of any device, iPad Pro is taken to extremes, incorporating some of the technology that only used – for example – in the iMac 5K desktop with new TFT charging the pixels more efficiently and uniformly throughout the screen. This, combined with the photo elimination (of which we already have, for example, on the iPhone 6s) makes the screen look superb when we face.

The deployment of technology does not end here: Apple has improved the display controller to increase the bandwidth of the huge resolution of the new device: 2732×2048 264 p / p. It is the iOS device with higher resolution than the company has manufactured and required some improvement in the management of each pixel.

THE VARIABLE REFRESH RATE, THE NEW GRAPHICS CONTROLLER AND PIXEL PHOTO ELIMINATION RESULT IN BETTER SCREEN RETINA KNOW

Also highlight another big change in this iPad Pro: Variable refresh rate. For the battery is kept within the usual values ​​for the iPad, Apple has had to work thoroughly, squeezing every feature or detail to the fullest. With the variable refresh rate, the company ensures that the device is as efficient as possible, consuming just what you need at all times.

Should not underestimate the effort: the new screen of 12.9″ – 78% larger than the iPad Air 2 – has 5.6 million pixels, so that the work of the company has not only been” doing more Big “also” do better.”- as he usually an important change will go unnoticed – fortunately – for all users, is the new subsystem Multi-Touch.

WE MAY USE THE APPLE PENCIL WHILE SUPPORTING HAND ON THE SCREEN WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS

Especially designed for the Apple Pencil, accuracy is now a key feature of the new screen thanks to more sensitive, but able to differentiate between a touch with our fingers or Pencil sensors. One of the big questions was whether we could support on screen while drawing hand, without “tainting” drawing, and the answer is yes. In a completely natural way, putting his hand we can use both the Pencil smoothly. But not because there are different points of simultaneous pressure on the screen, but because the operating system can differentiate the hand resting. Yes we can keep the stylus on the screen while pressing a button on the interface, which is essential in many drawing programs, for example.

Power and energy efficiency

As usual in the new generation of iPads, Apple power processor introduced in the iPhone range to get something even more powerful for its tablet: in this case, the new A9X chip reaches levels that are beyond the scope of “mobile computing” to reach – and exceed -. even desktop computers almost doubles the performance of iPad Air 2, also in terms of graphics power, essential to monitor and support the performance of complex modeling and 3D drawing applications such as those that can be enjoyed in this model .

APPLE’S EFFORT IS NOTED FOR SQUEEZE-LEVEL GRAPHICS HARDWARE OR MEMORY MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT

Apple has designed a hardware designed to detail to create the best possible performance from improved bandwidth management pixels, the new processor, coprocessor M9 motion to release the main charge and an internal memory high speed. Perfect for working with videos or images in RAW 4K, after trying it, I can assure that impress to contextualize it within a iPad. This is where the name Pro This new device is reinforced, and is most clearly the way that Apple wants to get with him.

The new iPad Pro is able to work in parallel with up to three 4K video streams, supports images of 50 megapixels and demanding applications such as video editors, or 3D images, so performance is important. Battery consumption with which we already have in other iPads is maintained 10 hours of battery life, far beyond most laptops and with additional energy efficiency measures to squeeze the hours on a single charge.

Apple Pencil, precision instrument

Jobs rejected frontally Stylus for use in the first iPhone, and rightly so. It was a smaller screen, uncomfortable and impractical for a phone and it was used as an element to handle the interface, not to provide more accuracy. The latter was the first idea with which Apple designed the Pencil: a precision instrument, not as a substitute finger.

It is important to clarify because, what you get with Apple Pencil never could have gotten to work with the hand, or even with other market stylus. The great advantage of hardware + software patent Apple is again designing a pencil very fast hardware combined with the new Multi-Touch operating system and subsystem, just have latency.

PENCIL APPLE IS COMFORTABLE, THE BATTERY LASTS ABOUT 12 HOURS AND IS ACCEPTABLE FAST CHARGE

Pencil Apple is physically very comfortable. Maybe I should have less weight on top because of its length, but it all depends on where subjection pencil, which is extremely comfortable to handle and use. The minimalist design of Apple is very much on him, Lightning connection incorporating a hood on top for loading, which can be direct iPhone / iPad or with a small adapter (included in the package), using the charging cable of any of these two devices. Perhaps the addition of at least one button on the pen body itself would have been a good idea.

To use it, I sought out one of the best artists I know, Sergio Sempere, with great experience in the world of illustration and computer design. He liked the ease of use of Apple Pencil and low latency that gets a very realistic sensation of drawing. The layout was continuous and seamless – but also depends on the application – and working with him is nice in your opinion.

One point that was Sergio told me the roughness of contact between the stylus and screen. A screen like a tablet is not the best drawing surface, something that Apple has improved by incorporating a tip in Pencil with some roughness, which is also interchangeable with another that also is included in the product. This is interesting because third companies could take accessories into a point with different roughness to meet these professionals.

IN THE FUTURE, THEY AUXILIARIES TO HELP THE IPAD PRO IN CERTAIN TASKS, SUCH AS KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS MAY APPEAR PROFESSIONALS

Something important for the most demanding applications is the use of auxiliary keyboard shortcuts for quick action set while you are in a creative process, as I commented Sergio. In my opinion, the iPad Pro can have great prospects also with this, and we could even use the iPhone for it, or accessories keyboards connected by Bluetooth to use them without problems. Even the screen of 12.9″ would have sufficient time to create a palette of shortcuts without requiring any extra device space, although it is important to know that the iPad Pro has every chance.

Keyboard: Apple Smart Keyboard and Logitech Pro Create

One of the new accessories for the iPad Pro is the new Smart Keyboard Apple keyboard, the first to be designed specifically for tablets, which is contained in a very similar to the Smart Cover we already know. The new keyboard is very light; it built using a high strength material which has its keys completely covered to protect them from liquids, dust or food. However, the keys have a good run individually and have sufficient slack for use as conventional keyboards where the keys are separated from the base.

It is also a Smart Cover in essence has three positions, writing, content protection and vision(with the keyboard hidden behind the screen). Combined with a Smart Case, which for the iPad Pro only has the back, we can have a little device size keyboard quality. Use Smart Connector, interface bidirectional data connection and power of Apple, which uses battery autoalimentar iPad itself for what we connect, being much more efficient than traditional Bluetooth devices and enabling this technology that may be released batteries or cables.

CREATE NEW IPAD PRO IS ONE OF THE BEST KEYBOARDS THAT LOGITECH HAS MADE, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING PROTECTION AND BACKLIGHT IPAD PRO

To test an accessory that is already using the Smart Connector, Logitech lent me his new Pro Create a keyboard embedded in a rigid casing protection, especially designed for iPad Pro, which even has its backlit keys. The application cannot be easier: we open the housing in book form and put the iPad Pro on one side. When we want to use the keyboard just we have to let it rest on the keyboard line, which will ensure and magnetically aligned, effortlessly and in seconds.

No need to configure anything, not match anything or worry about more cables or battery chargers. Using the Smart Connector by accessory makers can give much play in the future, and in the case of the Create Pro does a great keyboard for those want extra protection for the iPad Pro, with a very good design and strength.

IPad looking much further

No doubt this iPad Pro is a product that has generated an interesting conversation: “Are you able to replace the laptop that normally use?” In my opinion, the same concept is wrong is not about replacing anything, it’s done. Better things. To do this, there must be an important combination of not only powerful hardware to call it pro, but also software that will match.

IT IS NOT ABOUT FINDING HOW TO REPLACE THE LAPTOP, BUT TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH IPAD

Right now I’m writing this review on the iPad Pro. In the two weeks since I got it, I do not travel with my MacBook Air each week. It seems much more comfortable to use the Pro and in many ways much more powerful and useful than the laptop. Does that mean that the Pro has replaced the laptop? No. It means you have the power and design to get it, for here are the applications that need to evolve towards a more professional content to convince anyone who needs some – specific – for every day.

Developers must squeeze the iPad hardware Pro, getting versions for this device have at least the same opportunities as their desktop counterparts. Talk about Photoshop, Autocad, Office … We have good versions for iOS but we must go a step further than the professional user of these tools need, get them closer in characteristics to their counterparts desktop, now that we have the necessary power in our hands.

iOS itself is prepared for the step. Today, one can find applications and create workflows that allow us to move away from traditional computer. Clearly it is not perfect for everyone, but remembers that four years ago was unthinkable even think something like what we are talking about now. This means that the alternative exists and that this proportion will increase faster and faster.

I do not agree with some voices criticizing the commitment regarding the Apple operating system released for a professional tablet. To all those who want an iPad with OS X … well, you have it. To oversimplify, iOS is actually an OS X with a presentation layer adapted for a multi touch interface, and Steve Jobs himself introduced iPhone OS in 2007. It would make no sense – and would be a step backward in all aspects – present a tablet with a desktop operating system like Apple, which is not ready and would lose all the accumulated experience of iOS.

THE FUTURE LIES NOT IN DESKTOP OPERATING SYSTEMS TABLETS, BUT IN SPECIALIZED SYSTEMS THAT EVOLVE WITH THE DEVICES. IOS ALSO HAS THE BEST DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY TO ACHIEVE THIS AND NOW HAS A VERY POWERFUL IPAD PRO

Companies like Microsoft have opted for this model modifying certain pillars Windows and getting a hybrid system because – I repeat, in my opinion – they have a community of mobile applications as powerful as the App Store to support it. If I had to choose one of two paths, also continue with iOS: it is not as easy, but certainly what specifies and defines the digital culture in which we are engaged today.

Apple’s goal to create a powerful and attractive iPad, founded on active community of developers for years, has been largely achieved. I think we are at a unique moment thanks specialization because the hardware devices provide features that we could not imagine in traditional desktop computers. Betting on the future, and to do so right now, is the way that the iPad Pro has opened before us.

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