The Apple “iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB – Space Gray” has arrived and here are my impressions. For a little background this is my first iPad and first new Apple product. Normally I stick with Nexus and Android devices due to the apps and flexibility.
The first impressions of the packaging seemed pretty standard, nothing to speak of. I have been expecting a monster of screen but the screen was a good size and smaller than expected. Setup was pretty straight forward but you will likely forget everything you opted into by the time it is done.
Once powered on the screen looks big, especially with the icons so far apart. The power button is the top with the volume buttons on the side which is nice so you don’t accidentally hit the power button like i do all the time on my Nexus phones.
Logging into the device was quick and easy. The fingerprint sensor worked fast after it was setup. It took a while to get every permutation of the finger to be read, and I should have read the instructions closer, but it took.
The onscreen keyboard is quick and responsive. The split keyboard option seems to be missing right now as the option does not show up in settings or on the onscreen keyboard. The Apple Keyboard and Pencil is still on back order but will get here sometime this year. Current I have the back cover case and folding front cover. Both fit quite well and work better than any of the comparative ones for the Android tablets I have used. They were pricey, just like the tablet, but both fit quite well. Long term I don’t know if I will use this set of case/covers or the keyboard case on back-order, or if I will keep the iPad pro before the Holiday return period ends (January 8th).