The unboxing and review videos of the M1 iPad Pro are finally available, and it isn’t surprising to see the performance praise it has received from the critics. Reviewers also praised the mini-LED, which Apple refers to as Liquid Retina XDR, saying it’s a massive upgrade over the previous screen technology.
Indeed, the Apple M1 iPad Pro has been praised for offering unmatched performance and display in a compact package. However, along with praise, reviewers criticized the M1’s iPadOS, which is a hindrance in harnessing the performance of the chip. Here is what some of the renowned reviewers said:
The Guardian states that there are some limitations when replacing it for a laptop; however, it is the best tablet Apple has ever made.
“The 12.9-inch iPad Pro for 2021 is quite a device. It has one of the very best displays, making it killer for video. It has a lot of power with the M1 chip and a reliable nine-plus hours of battery life. It even has Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and optional 5G.
However, at the end of the day it’s still just an iPad, which means dealing with some limitations as a computer replacement compared to a similarly priced laptop. But it is the sort of multipurpose device that becomes invaluable, whether it’s for the best-in-class video calling experience, the broad media app support or even the novel uses such as tennis coaching, art production or even video editing.”
“The iPad’s hardware is a non-issue at this point. Apple’s tablet gets better with every iteration, and the M1 iPad with miniLED display is truly impressive. There are no other tablets that can compare.
But the iPad Pro isn’t competing against other tablets. It’s competing against the Mac. And though the iPad is very, very capable, its software often feels hamstrung compared to the Mac’s. I give this example all the time, but my most-used app is Airtable, a project management tool I use for my job all day every day. The iPad app looks and works perfectly, just like the Mac app, until I have to do a random task and it boots me to Airtable on the web, which would never happen on the Mac.”
CNET also had a similar review, that the device deserves praise but criticized the software.
“The 2021 version of the hardware is beautiful, perhaps perfected (except for that camera placement) and expensive. And I can’t say what Apple’s software plans will really do with it. How unleashed the new Pro becomes factors into how much you might want it. Or need it. But at the moment it’s a very, very pleasant sports car of a tablet indeed.”