New iPad Pro review: can it replace your laptop?

  • Published on:  11/5/2018
  • 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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  • Stringbean
    Stringbean 8 hours ago

    wow, great review and thanks for saving me a lot of money!

  • kemicalromanc15
    kemicalromanc15 15 hours ago

    I basically bought it as a glorified sketch pad bc Procreate is so amazing. I know I'll need a computer for Photoshop and text for comics but the "On-the-go" and mobility is just what I need. Luckily....I don't have a pervious iPad Pro.

  • black magic753
    black magic753 yesterday

    its detachable why would you ever use tablet with keyboard behind it???

  • Aiman khan
    Aiman khan 3 days ago

    U saved me bro..✌ peace

  • Fazli Halim
    Fazli Halim 3 days ago

    You can only transfer photo from sd card. Not video. Come on apple

  • Namu Cuddles
    Namu Cuddles 3 days ago


  • Sugar™ Blackcurrant

    Why all the iPad cant using magic mouse 😔

  • VirtuaMe
    VirtuaMe 6 days ago

    Next one hopefully to be OLED, waterproof and the newer iOS opening up more essential functions

  • Gregory Pierce
    Gregory Pierce 7 days ago

    I echo this sentiment. The iPad Pro is excellent hardware that is severely limited by iOS. Yes the hardware is going to keep getting faster and faster, but unless the OS gains and the software stack gains a lot of capability to exploit it - it's almost pointless.

  • Nicole Ibáñez
    Nicole Ibáñez 7 days ago

    This is the best review! Got so excited about this new iPad got it and found myself cut off by the limited apps and the way iOS limits how you can transfer files. Wish I had seen this before

  • Jedi 511
    Jedi 511 8 days ago

    Great review as always. $2200 is a lot for iOS powered device with the limitations iOS has. I wonder if Apple fragments iOS in to two groups: PadOS and PhoneOS. With the performance and price point the iPad Pros have (really since 2017), they need to be flexible enough to replace a laptop fully. Off topic, but one thing I don’t understand is the iPhone XR screen is bashed, yet has higher PPI than the iPad Pro screen which is praised. I have both the 10.5 iPad Pro and the iPhone XR and I can see vitrually no difference.

  • Eng Leong Kong
    Eng Leong Kong 9 days ago

    thats the thing bout apple...they dont get it...and well said, i would like it to adapt to me and not me adapt to it

  • Michael Paul
    Michael Paul 10 days ago

    Great music playing in the background

  • darron pattel
    darron pattel 10 days ago

    good thing you guys didnt have to put much together for this video

  • damberson4698
    damberson4698 10 days ago

    The reason I haven’t purchased an iPad is because of iOS
    I have an iPhone
    And the limitations of apps on iOS are purposeful. The whole reason I need a MacBook is iOS. The mobile OS gets in the way of some things
    I can do a lot of things on my phone, but sometimes you just need full desktop browsing etc. Apple will never allow the iPad Pro to have those functions.
    If they did, with the specs and performance that the iPad Pro has right now, it would destroy the MacBook Pro line, and honestly, some of the iMac sales would drop as well.

  • Kalvin Kiema
    Kalvin Kiema 10 days ago

    Maybe I’d be interested if there was a boot camp app for this iPad.

  • Max Maximovich
    Max Maximovich 10 days ago

    i love this review

  • Panache Automotive
    Panache Automotive 11 days ago

    No, but the Tab S4 can...

  • Arup Deb
    Arup Deb 11 days ago

    Is this an answer or something else??
    If you're tired then leave it, stop winning
    It just frustrates 🤐😥

  • Malcolm H
    Malcolm H 11 days ago

    Really great review thanks! I was considering possible the iPad pro but, man, too frustrating.. too many exclusivities Apple won't budge on. Your comment, "the iPad pro is just an accessory to my laptop, not a replacement for it" How true, and that's what Apple seems to want...for people who have a lot of money to buy BOTH vs one that can do both. I can't make my Gmail my default email?! nope. I can't watch higher HD/4k on YouTube?! nope. Too much exclusivity. dam. So frustrating.