1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Is it? But just a boat load more money?
    09-16-2015 06:56 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No. The iPad Pro is, well, an iPad on steroids......
    09-16-2015 07:11 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nope.
    09-17-2015 05:08 PM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    09-17-2015 05:23 PM
  5. W1ck3D86's Avatar
    Take the apple away and replace iOS with android and then check the price of other devices with the same specs. But then again I don't really like android, so I guess u pay whatever they ask for an iOS tablet.
    09-17-2015 05:29 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It was just another drive-by post. Just ignore it.
    09-17-2015 06:49 PM
  7. tlo07's Avatar
    Take the apple away and replace iOS with android and then check the price of other devices with the same specs. But then again I don't really like android, so I guess u pay whatever they ask for an iOS tablet.
    The Surface Pro doesn't run Android. It runs full-blown Windows like a PC.


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    09-17-2015 07:26 PM
  8. zerog46's Avatar



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    09-17-2015 08:10 PM
  9. W1ck3D86's Avatar
    The Surface Pro doesn't run Android. It runs full-blown Windows like a PC.


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    IOS isn't a full os either that's why I said to replace it with android as that will even bring the price more down.
    09-18-2015 05:56 AM
  10. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It's both better and worse, I'd say.

    Easier to use, just as handy with Office suites, and just as nice with the specialized stylus.

    Fewer apps, though. Less backward compatibility.

    Nicer hardware. But less storage.

    Etc.
    09-18-2015 10:53 AM
  11. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    No, it's different on almost every meaningful level.
    09-23-2015 02:14 AM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    It's on par with a Surface 3 tablet, for a lot more money. Regardless of OS, the OP was asking not how it compares to other devices, but was it like a Surface Pro 3 which is a full blown windows computer/tablet in one. Android Tablet, iPad Pro and Surface Tablet share common benefits it depends on your OS preference.
    10-25-2015 03:33 PM
  13. Blacklizted's Avatar
    It is... trying.

    Surface Pen > Apple Pencil
    Surface Keyboard > Magic Keyboard
    Full OS > Mobile OS

    One thing the iPad Pro is greater than the SP3 would be the price, and that's not nice.
    10-26-2015 01:01 PM
  14. TheRadBear's Avatar
    It is... trying.

    Surface Pen > Apple Pencil
    Surface Keyboard > Magic Keyboard
    Full OS > Mobile OS

    One thing the iPad Pro is greater than the SP3 would be the price, and that's not nice.
    Having reviewed a variety of hands-on sessions with the Apple Pencil, I am beginning to think that's the Pencil is superior to Surface's stylus, at least when it comes to control and precision. The Adobe sessions with the comments from their engineers are particularly impressive.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by TheRadBear; 10-27-2015 at 11:19 AM. Reason: Stylistic error
    10-27-2015 10:53 AM
  15. Blacklizted's Avatar
    Having reviewed a variety of hands-on sessions with the Apple Pencil, I am beginning to think that's the Pencil is superior to Surface's stylus, at least when it comes to control and precision. The Adobe sessions with the comments from their engineers are particularly impressive.

    Thanks.
    I wouldn't use the word superior. I think it is better in those aspect. But these can be fixed via firmware update. The Surface Pen advantages over the Apple Pencil however, cannot be solved by an update. It has a magnetic strip. The eraser which I love since I just have to flip it around rather than occupy a shortcut on my keyboard. The configurable side button, and three other uses of the eraser button. It has interchangeable tips. Not to forget that it lasts for more than a year.

    The Pencil's charging setup is very awkward. Apple could've given it a female port rather than plugging it to the tablet. That way, I can still use the Pencil while I'm charging. It charges within minutes, but still, there are better ways to do this. I expect so much from Apple. I can't believe they haven't thought of that. I'm not even an engineer. If Apple Pencil 2 sports a female port next year, you've read it here first.

    I love that Apple finally made a stylus, and it seems fluid, but I wish it had better power management and better engineered.
    10-27-2015 12:09 PM
  16. Blacklizted's Avatar
    I agree. I've seen those videos as well.

    The Surface Pen might improve on those with a firmware update. I just love the extra features that Microsoft put into their pen. It has a very useful eraser (they claim that it feels like a real eraser), plus three additional functions when you press it. It comes with an extra configurable button, interchangeable tips, and one year of power. Apple Pencil won't have these with an update.

    I love Apple and I give credit where credit is due, but the Apple Pencil is still a prototype for me. I'm not an engineer but they could've placed a female port so you can still use the stylus while being charged and not how it is now where it's in a very awkward position and not to mention more prone to breaking. If Apple Pencil 2 comes with a female port, remember that you read it here first. The Apple Pencil cover should have a male port with extra functionalities.
    Last edited by Blacklizted; 10-27-2015 at 12:45 PM.
    10-27-2015 12:34 PM
  17. Hirazuki's Avatar
    Looks as if Apple will be shipping a lightning adapter in the box, when you purchase an Apple pencil. So you can attach the pencil to any lightning cables you may have lying around.

    Can't post the link, as I don't have over 10 posts; but you can find iMore covering it on October 30th, sourced from 9to5mac.com.
    11-06-2015 06:13 AM

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