Head over to Apple Support forums and Apple has acknowledged there is an issue where the iPad Pro stops working. This includes no screen response to tapping and in some cases a total blackout. Apple Support Article Link.
Is this the only issue? Nope. I have had a lengthy support conversation over connection issues only resolved by following the solution in the above Apple Support article linked above.
The Verge and Re/Code published similar articles discussing whether the iPad Pro had an app problem. Link HERE.
And here I am exactly one week later with only 2 apps updated to support the iPad Pro – WordPress and Transistor. I am left with many apps still to be updated, all of which are using the old on screen keyboard which has keyboard keys too far apart. The new on screen keyboard is very good.
Accessories – where are they? Clearly something was off schedule and the official Apple accessories are non existent. Even if you were fortunate enough to pick up the official Apple Keyboard, Apple is selling it only in US English and there is no option for UK English. The Apple Pencil is even rarer which has probably left even more people wanting one. Both the Apple Keyboard and Pencil show a delay of 4-5 weeks online.
So with blackouts, screen stops respondingt to taps, concern over apps and the lack of accessories I do wonder if Apple rushed the iPad Pro out ahead of time to catch the Christmas sales period.
Last night I wanted to highlight a few words from a web page in safari. It was impossible to highlight the text correctly. For a device touted as a PC replacement, basic commands like copy and paste should work perfectly.
For an experience that costs over £1,000, I am wondering if the iPad Pro is ready for prime time?