Apple iPad (2017) review

The critics say: this is the old Air, this is the old tablet, nothing new! Apple was already completely stunned to roll out such a balalaika in 2017! Here you can not answer anything, but you can also talk about the reasons why the iPad was born.

Firstly, if you look at the tablet market, nothing really revolutionary has happened here in recent years - the tablet has turned into a kind of microwave oven, a household appliance for watching TV shows in bed, although I manage to fully work using the iPad Pro with keyboard. If smartphones have acquired curved OLEDs, dual cameras, codecs for lossless sound transmission, then tablets have become thinner, lighter, more productive, support for smart styluses has appeared, but this is all progress. People don't need more! People are not ready to change tablets every year, and many are still happy with their iPad Air or even the second generation iPad.

It turns out that the revolution is sort of not needed.

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Secondly, the need for tablets still remains. They are bought for both educational and corporate purposes - you will probably pass by the iPad, but the director of some private school, looking at the price, might think: “Why don’t I buy about twenty of these tablets for teachers to no one got confused in the schedule? After all, everyone knows that iPads are hard-to-kill things, easy to administer, easy to learn for both the older generation (teachers) and the younger group (students). If the iPad Pro in a number of Russian companies was purchased for top management, then a simple iPad can be safely bought for middle-level employees - please work on business trips, receive notifications, do everything as expected.

Thirdly, Apple is squeezing all the juice out of the once created design - whether it's bad or good, it's hard to judge from the outside. From an economic point of view, this is very good for the company, the product life cycle is maximum, there is no need to spend human resources on design development for inexpensive devices. You take a good old one, equip it with a "new" processor, and you're done. Apple understands everything about the microwave, about the fact that modern electronic devices have long been not an image, not a status, not an indicator, but just a tool - that's why we see the iPad 2017 in the form of an old tablet.

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Finally, indirectly, it is also a means to combat the secondary market - at Avito for 25,000 rubles you can buy an excellent pig in a poke, you will not understand in any way whether a drowned person is in front of you or a normal iPad. And this is where our iPad comes into play - rather than taking something that is not clear, it is better to buy a budget, but understandable thing.

A preamble was needed, now let's talk about the 2017 iPad. The aluminum body is pretty much the same as the Air, cases fit past generations, the cutouts on the side may almost match up, but it's not that bad. On the bottom there is a Lightning connector, on the left and right there are holes for loud speakers, it is very convenient to watch movies and TV shows without headphones. Play music in the hotel too. On the right side there are volume buttons, on the back there is a camera lens, there is no flash.Above is the power button, 3.5 mm jack, the Wi-Fi + Cellular version has a plastic insert that covers the antenna. Another distinguishing feature, on the right side at the bottom, is a slot for a nanoSIM memory card. Interestingly, Apple SIM is supported in this version (the “SIM card” is built in), which is great if you travel often. The principle is simple: right at the airport, without going to the operators, you can choose this very operator, tariff, pay, and immediately connect to the network. It is curious that a similar functionality was left in a budget tablet - a calculation for older people. For example, my friend's parents fly to Berlin at least a couple of times a month and constantly experience communication problems - this is where you can advise a tablet where you don’t need special knowledge of the language and you don’t have to look for an operator’s salon.

The tablet is available in three colors: silver, gold, space gray.

Apple iPad

There are several modifications, you can choose memory, 32 or 128 GB, color, model with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular. The price range is from 24,990 to 41,990 rubles, since the iPad is not a device for taking photos and videos, for a number of tasks (or for parents) you can safely choose a model with 32 GB of memory, and then decide whether you need cellular capabilities or not.

In terms of design, the iPad does not look like a dinosaur next to other Apple technology, a tablet is a tablet, nothing more. The "gray space" version is good as always.

I almost forgot, there is a FaceTime camera lens above the screen, a Touch ID sensor below the display, you can use it to activate the screen and make purchases on the Internet or in applications.

Exact dimensions - 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm, weight - 469 grams. The Lightning connector is used for charging and data transfer.

Display

Retina display, resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels, diagonal 9.7 inches, IPS, LED-backlit, with an oleophobic coating, quite a normal screen for most tasks. If you connect a case with a Bluetooth keyboard, you can easily work with documents or mail, if you take a case with a stand, you can watch Twin Peaks while lying in bed and connecting AirPods. By the way, I highly recommend using the device with AirPods, the tablet is in your bag, headphones are in your ears, you can stop the track by touching it, rewind it using Siri.

It makes no sense to compare the screen of a budget iPad with an iPad Pro display of the same diagonal - yes, the iPad has a simpler display, but this does not mean that it is bad.

Apple iPad

Performance

Apple A9 processor with M9 coprocessor is used, I remind you that this processor is almost two years old, it is used in iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone SE. All programs from iPad Pro have been transferred and started to work, the tablet copes with email search quite quickly, where there are A LOT of letters, modern games work, I have nothing to complain about. I advise owners of iPad with 32 GB to actively use the capabilities of iCloud. The tablet has iOS 10 with all the updates.

A little more about wireless interfaces:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular model:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/ HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • Supports Apple SIM

In addition, the following are supported:

  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS for Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iBeacon pinpointing function (works in several stores in Moscow)

The tablet can be used to make audio-video calls via FaceTime, I checked, the connection quality is excellent even in the city, however, it is better to have LTE. As I said, Apple Pay is supported, you can pay in various services using your fingerprint.

Apple iPad

Opening hours

The claimed operating time is about 10 hours, the included power supply and cable allow you to charge the tablet in about three and a half to four hours. To speed up the process, you can take the power supply from the large iPad Pro. The operating time corresponds to the declared one, if you watch the video all the time on the flight to Beijing, the tablet will not sit down.

Camera

An 8 MP camera with autofocus, Live Photos support, HDR, touch focus, video recording in HD is installed. Front camera 1.2 MP. Naturally, there is no point in using the main camera for artistic photos, but it works great as a notebook, the quality is not bad. It is curious that the budget device also has a well-implemented panoramic shooting, they also left a five-lens lens, I was pleased with the speed of work. Let me remind you that in any iOS device you can use the volume buttons to create a photo, the iPad is no exception - and so, immediately after pressing a frame is created. Fast!

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Выводы

Есть такое понятие «базовой» одежды, это майки и другие вещи, необходимые для любого человека. Все время использования iPad меня не покидало это слово – это именно что базовый планшет для любого человека, кому нужен просто недорогой и понятный планшет, без всяких наворотов (см. iPad Pro), качественно сделанный в плане железа и ПО. Да, за 25 000 рублей можно купить десяток китайских планшетов, склеить их клеем вместе и получить, например, метровый планшет для дома, для семьи, но тут вылезает известная поговорка про «мы не настолько богаты, чтобы покупать дешевые вещи».

If you buy, I would recommend either the simplest version, 32 GB, without a SIM card, or 32 GB with a SIM card. If you travel often, Apple SIM will come in handy here. The 128 GB version is more expensive and less interesting (subjective opinion). Do not forget that a bunch of different Apple-certified Lightning flash drives are now on sale, so you can buy an accessory to watch TV shows - throw it off your computer, insert it into your tablet in flight, look, then put the flash drive in your pocket. Therefore, I advise the 32 GB version.

It only remains to add that the iPad is a good buy in a variety of cases. Whether you are looking for a convenient remote control for your smart home, want to buy a reader with many functions for your dad or mom, want to equip your cafe with a convenient screen for the person at the checkout - in all these cases, the iPad is indispensable.

Apple iPad (2017) review

The critics say: this is the old Air, this is the old tablet, nothing new! Apple was already completely stunned to roll out such a balalaika in 2017! Here you can not answer anything, but you can also talk about the reasons why the iPad was born.

Firstly, if you look at the tablet market, nothing really revolutionary has happened here in recent years - the tablet has turned into a kind of microwave oven, a household appliance for watching TV shows in bed, although I manage to fully work using the iPad Pro with keyboard. If smartphones have acquired curved OLEDs, dual cameras, codecs for lossless sound transmission, then tablets have become thinner, lighter, more productive, support for smart styluses has appeared, but this is all progress. People don't need more! People are not ready to change tablets every year, and many are still happy with their iPad Air or even the second generation iPad.

It turns out that the revolution is sort of not needed.

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Secondly, the need for tablets still remains. They are bought for both educational and corporate purposes - you will probably pass by the iPad, but the director of some private school, looking at the price, might think: “Why don’t I buy about twenty of these tablets for teachers to no one got confused in the schedule? After all, everyone knows that iPads are hard-to-kill things, easy to administer, easy to learn for both the older generation (teachers) and the younger group (students). If the iPad Pro in a number of Russian companies was purchased for top management, then a simple iPad can be safely bought for middle-level employees - please work on business trips, receive notifications, do everything as expected.

Thirdly, Apple is squeezing all the juice out of the once created design - whether it's bad or good, it's hard to judge from the outside. From an economic point of view, this is very good for the company, the product life cycle is maximum, there is no need to spend human resources on design development for inexpensive devices. You take a good old one, equip it with a "new" processor, and you're done. Apple understands everything about the microwave, about the fact that modern electronic devices have long been not an image, not a status, not an indicator, but just a tool - that's why we see the iPad 2017 in the form of an old tablet.

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Finally, indirectly, it is also a means to combat the secondary market - at Avito for 25,000 rubles you can buy an excellent pig in a poke, you will not understand in any way whether a drowned person is in front of you or a normal iPad. And this is where our iPad comes into play - rather than taking something that is not clear, it is better to buy a budget, but understandable thing.

A preamble was needed, now let's talk about the 2017 iPad. The aluminum body is pretty much the same as the Air, cases fit past generations, the cutouts on the side may almost match up, but it's not that bad. On the bottom there is a Lightning connector, on the left and right there are holes for loud speakers, it is very convenient to watch movies and TV shows without headphones. Play music in the hotel too. On the right side there are volume buttons, on the back there is a camera lens, there is no flash. Above is the power button, 3.5 mm jack, the Wi-Fi + Cellular version has a plastic insert that covers the antenna. Another distinguishing feature, on the right side at the bottom, is a slot for a nanoSIM memory card. Interestingly, Apple SIM is supported in this version (the “SIM card” is built in), which is great if you travel often. The principle is simple: right at the airport, without going to the operators, you can choose this very operator, tariff, pay, and immediately connect to the network. It is curious that a similar functionality was left in a budget tablet - a calculation for older people. For example, my friend's parents fly to Berlin at least a couple of times a month and constantly experience communication problems - this is where you can advise a tablet where you don’t need special knowledge of the language and you don’t have to look for an operator’s salon.

The tablet is available in three colors: silver, gold, space gray.

Apple iPad

There are several modifications, you can choose memory, 32 or 128 GB, color, model with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular. The price range is from 24,990 to 41,990 rubles, since the iPad is not a device for taking photos and videos, for a number of tasks (or for parents) you can safely choose a model with 32 GB of memory, and then decide whether you need cellular capabilities or not.

In terms of design, the iPad does not look like a dinosaur next to other Apple technology, a tablet is a tablet, nothing more. The "gray space" version is good as always.

I almost forgot, there is a FaceTime camera lens above the screen, a Touch ID sensor below the display, you can use it to activate the screen and make purchases on the Internet or in applications.

Exact dimensions - 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm, weight - 469 grams. The Lightning connector is used for charging and data transfer.

Display

Retina display, resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels, diagonal 9.7 inches, IPS, LED-backlit, with an oleophobic coating, quite a normal screen for most tasks. If you connect a case with a Bluetooth keyboard, you can easily work with documents or mail, if you take a case with a stand, you can watch Twin Peaks while lying in bed and connecting AirPods. By the way, I highly recommend using the device with AirPods, the tablet is in your bag, headphones are in your ears, you can stop the track by touching it, rewind it using Siri.

It makes no sense to compare the screen of a budget iPad with an iPad Pro display of the same diagonal - yes, the iPad has a simpler display, but this does not mean that it is bad.

Apple iPad

Performance

Apple A9 processor with M9 coprocessor is used, I remind you that this processor is almost two years old, it is used in iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone SE. All programs from iPad Pro have been transferred and started to work, the tablet copes with email search quite quickly, where there are A LOT of letters, modern games work, I have nothing to complain about. I advise owners of iPad with 32 GB to actively use the capabilities of iCloud. The tablet has iOS 10 with all the updates.

A little more about wireless interfaces:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular model:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/ HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • Supports Apple SIM

In addition, the following are supported:

  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS for Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iBeacon precise location function (works in several stores in Moscow)

The tablet can be used to make audio-video calls via FaceTime, I checked, the connection quality is excellent even in the city, however, it is better to have LTE. As I said, Apple Pay is supported, you can pay in various services using your fingerprint.

Apple iPad

Opening hours

The claimed operating time is about 10 hours, the included power supply and cable allow you to charge the tablet in about three and a half to four hours. To speed up the process, you can take the power supply from the large iPad Pro. The operating time corresponds to the declared one, if you watch the video all the time on the flight to Beijing, the tablet will not sit down.

Camera

An 8 MP camera with autofocus, Live Photos support, HDR, touch focus, video recording in HD is installed. Front camera 1.2 MP. Naturally, there is no point in using the main camera for artistic photos, but it works great as a notebook, the quality is not bad. It is curious that the budget device also has a well-implemented panoramic shooting, they also left a five-lens lens, I was pleased with the speed of work. Let me remind you that in any iOS device you can use the volume buttons to create a photo, the iPad is no exception - and so, immediately after pressing a frame is created. Fast!

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Выводы

Есть такое понятие «базовой» одежды, это майки и другие вещи, необходимые для любого человека. Все время использования iPad меня не покидало это слово – это именно что базовый планшет для любого человека, кому нужен просто недорогой и понятный планшет, без всяких наворотов (см. iPad Pro), качественно сделанный в плане железа и ПО. Да, за 25 000 рублей можно купить десяток китайских планшетов, склеить их клеем вместе и получить, например, метровый планшет для дома, для семьи, но тут вылезает известная поговорка про «мы не настолько богаты, чтобы покупать дешевые вещи».

If you buy, I would recommend either the simplest version, 32 GB, without a SIM card, or 32 GB with a SIM card. If you travel often, Apple SIM will come in handy here. The 128 GB version is more expensive and less interesting (subjective opinion). Do not forget that a bunch of different Apple-certified Lightning flash drives are now on sale, so you can buy an accessory to watch TV shows - throw it off your computer, insert it into your tablet in flight, look, then put the flash drive in your pocket. Therefore, I advise the 32 GB version.

It only remains to add that the iPad is a good buy in a variety of cases. Whether you are looking for a convenient remote control for your smart home, want to buy a reader with many functions for your dad or mom, want to equip your cafe with a convenient screen for the person at the checkout - in all these cases, the iPad is indispensable.

Apple iPad (2017) review

The critics say: this is the old Air, this is the old tablet, nothing new! Apple was already completely stunned to roll out such a balalaika in 2017! Here you can not answer anything, but you can also talk about the reasons why the iPad was born.

Firstly, if you look at the tablet market, nothing really revolutionary has happened here in recent years - the tablet has turned into a kind of microwave oven, a household appliance for watching TV shows in bed, although I manage to fully work using the iPad Pro with keyboard. If smartphones have acquired curved OLEDs, dual cameras, codecs for lossless sound transmission, then tablets have become thinner, lighter, more productive, support for smart styluses has appeared, but this is all progress. People don't need more! People are not ready to change tablets every year, and many are still happy with their iPad Air or even the second generation iPad.

It turns out that the revolution is sort of not needed.

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Secondly, the need for tablets still remains. They are bought for both educational and corporate purposes - you will probably pass by the iPad, but the director of some private school, looking at the price, might think: “Why don’t I buy about twenty of these tablets for teachers to no one got confused in the schedule? After all, everyone knows that iPads are hard-to-kill things, easy to administer, easy to learn for both the older generation (teachers) and the younger group (students). If the iPad Pro in a number of Russian companies was purchased for top management, then a simple iPad can be safely bought for middle-level employees - please work on business trips, receive notifications, do everything as expected.

Thirdly, Apple is squeezing all the juice out of the once created design - whether it's bad or good, it's hard to judge from the outside. From an economic point of view, this is very good for the company, the product life cycle is maximum, there is no need to spend human resources on design development for inexpensive devices. You take a good old one, equip it with a "new" processor, and you're done. Apple understands everything about the microwave, about the fact that modern electronic devices have long been not an image, not a status, not an indicator, but just a tool - that's why we see the iPad 2017 in the form of an old tablet.

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Finally, indirectly, it is also a means to combat the secondary market - at Avito for 25,000 rubles you can buy an excellent pig in a poke, you will not understand in any way whether a drowned person is in front of you or a normal iPad. And this is where our iPad comes into play - rather than taking something that is not clear, it is better to buy a budget, but understandable thing.

A preamble was needed, now let's talk about the 2017 iPad. The aluminum body is pretty much the same as the Air, cases fit past generations, the cutouts on the side may almost match up, but it's not that bad. On the bottom there is a Lightning connector, on the left and right there are holes for loud speakers, it is very convenient to watch movies and TV shows without headphones. Play music in the hotel too. On the right side there are volume buttons, on the back there is a camera lens, there is no flash. Above is the power button, 3.5 mm jack, the Wi-Fi + Cellular version has a plastic insert that covers the antenna. Another distinguishing feature, on the right side at the bottom, is a slot for a nanoSIM memory card. Interestingly, Apple SIM is supported in this version (the “SIM card” is built in), which is great if you travel often. The principle is simple: right at the airport, without going to the operators, you can choose this very operator, tariff, pay, and immediately connect to the network. It is curious that a similar functionality was left in a budget tablet - a calculation for older people. For example, my friend's parents fly to Berlin at least a couple of times a month and constantly experience communication problems - this is where you can advise a tablet where you don’t need special knowledge of the language and you don’t have to look for an operator’s salon.

The tablet is available in three colors: silver, gold, space gray.

Apple iPad

There are several modifications, you can choose memory, 32 or 128 GB, color, model with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular. The price range is from 24,990 to 41,990 rubles, since the iPad is not a device for taking photos and videos, for a number of tasks (or for parents) you can safely choose a model with 32 GB of memory, and then decide whether you need cellular capabilities or not.

In terms of design, the iPad does not look like a dinosaur next to other Apple technology, a tablet is a tablet, nothing more. The "gray space" version is good as always.

I almost forgot, there is a FaceTime camera lens above the screen, a Touch ID sensor below the display, you can use it to activate the screen and make purchases on the Internet or in applications.

Exact dimensions - 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm, weight - 469 grams. The Lightning connector is used for charging and data transfer.

Display

Retina display, resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels, diagonal 9.7 inches, IPS, LED-backlit, with an oleophobic coating, quite a normal screen for most tasks. If you connect a case with a Bluetooth keyboard, you can easily work with documents or mail, if you take a case with a stand, you can watch Twin Peaks while lying in bed and connecting AirPods. By the way, I highly recommend using the device with AirPods, the tablet is in your bag, headphones are in your ears, you can stop the track by touching it, rewind it using Siri.

It makes no sense to compare the screen of a budget iPad with an iPad Pro display of the same diagonal - yes, the iPad has a simpler display, but this does not mean that it is bad.

Apple iPad

Performance

Apple A9 processor with M9 coprocessor is used, I remind you that this processor is almost two years old, it is used in iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone SE. All programs from iPad Pro have been transferred and started to work, the tablet copes with email search quite quickly, where there are A LOT of letters, modern games work, I have nothing to complain about. I advise owners of iPad with 32 GB to actively use the capabilities of iCloud. The tablet has iOS 10 with all the updates.

A little more about wireless interfaces:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular model:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/ HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • Supports Apple SIM

In addition, the following are supported:

  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS for Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iBeacon precise location function (works in several stores in Moscow)

The tablet can be used to make audio-video calls via FaceTime, I checked, the connection quality is excellent even in the city, however, it is better to have LTE. As I said, Apple Pay is supported, you can pay in various services using your fingerprint.

Apple iPad

Opening hours

The claimed operating time is about 10 hours, the included power supply and cable allow you to charge the tablet in about three and a half to four hours. To speed up the process, you can take the power supply from the large iPad Pro. The operating time corresponds to the declared one, if you watch the video all the time on the flight to Beijing, the tablet will not sit down.

Camera

An 8 MP camera with autofocus, Live Photos support, HDR, touch focus, video recording in HD is installed. Front camera 1.2 MP. Naturally, there is no point in using the main camera for artistic photos, but it works great as a notebook, the quality is not bad. It is curious that the budget device also has a well-implemented panoramic shooting, they also left a five-lens lens, I was pleased with the speed of work. Let me remind you that in any iOS device you can use the volume buttons to create a photo, the iPad is no exception - and so, immediately after pressing a frame is created. Fast!

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Выводы

Есть такое понятие «базовой» одежды, это майки и другие вещи, необходимые для любого человека. Все время использования iPad меня не покидало это слово – это именно что базовый планшет для любого человека, кому нужен просто недорогой и понятный планшет, без всяких наворотов (см. iPad Pro), качественно сделанный в плане железа и ПО. Да, за 25 000 рублей можно купить десяток китайских планшетов, склеить их клеем вместе и получить, например, метровый планшет для дома, для семьи, но тут вылезает известная поговорка про «мы не настолько богаты, чтобы покупать дешевые вещи».

If you buy, I would recommend either the simplest version, 32 GB, without a SIM card, or 32 GB with a SIM card. If you travel often, Apple SIM will come in handy here. The 128 GB version is more expensive and less interesting (subjective opinion). Do not forget that a bunch of different Apple-certified Lightning flash drives are now on sale, so you can buy an accessory to watch TV shows - throw it off your computer, insert it into your tablet in flight, look, then put the flash drive in your pocket. Therefore, I recommend the 32 GB version.

It only remains to add that the iPad is a good buy in a variety of cases. Whether you are looking for a convenient remote control for your smart home, want to buy a reader with many functions for your dad or mom, want to equip your cafe with a convenient screen for the person at the checkout - in all these cases, the iPad is indispensable.

Apple iPad (2017) review

The critics say: this is the old Air, this is the old tablet, nothing new! Apple was already completely stunned to roll out such a balalaika in 2017! Here you can not answer anything, but you can also talk about the reasons why the iPad was born.

Firstly, if you look at the tablet market, nothing really revolutionary has happened here in recent years - the tablet has turned into a kind of microwave oven, a household appliance for watching TV shows in bed, although I manage to fully work using the iPad Pro with keyboard. If smartphones have acquired curved OLEDs, dual cameras, codecs for lossless sound transmission, then tablets have become thinner, lighter, more productive, support for smart styluses has appeared, but this is all progress. People don't need more! People are not ready to change tablets every year, and many are still happy with their iPad Air or even the second generation iPad.

It turns out that the revolution is sort of not needed.

Secondly, the need for tablets still remains. They are bought for both educational and corporate purposes - you will probably pass by the iPad, but the director of some private school, looking at the price, might think: “Why don’t I buy about twenty of these tablets for teachers to no one got confused in the schedule? After all, everyone knows that iPads are hard-to-kill things, easy to administer, easy to learn for both the older generation (teachers) and the younger group (students). If the iPad Pro in a number of Russian companies was purchased for top management, then a simple iPad can be safely bought for middle-level employees - please work on business trips, receive notifications, do everything as expected.

Thirdly, Apple is squeezing all the juice out of the once created design - whether it's bad or good, it's hard to judge from the outside. From an economic point of view, this is very good for the company, the product life cycle is maximum, there is no need to spend human resources on design development for inexpensive devices. You take a good old one, equip it with a "new" processor, and you're done. Apple understands everything about the microwave, about the fact that modern electronic devices have long been not an image, not a status, not an indicator, but just a tool - that's why we see the iPad 2017 in the form of an old tablet.

Finally, indirectly, it is also a means to combat the secondary market - at Avito for 25,000 rubles you can buy an excellent pig in a poke, you will not understand in any way whether a drowned person is in front of you or a normal iPad. And this is where our iPad comes into play - rather than taking something that is not clear, it is better to buy a budget, but understandable thing.

A preamble was needed, now let's talk about the 2017 iPad. The aluminum body is pretty much the same as the Air, cases fit past generations, the cutouts on the side may almost match up, but it's not that bad. On the bottom there is a Lightning connector, on the left and right there are holes for loud speakers, it is very convenient to watch movies and TV shows without headphones. Play music in the hotel too. On the right side there are volume buttons, on the back there is a camera lens, there is no flash. Above is the power button, 3.5 mm jack, the Wi-Fi + Cellular version has a plastic insert that covers the antenna. Another distinguishing feature, on the right side at the bottom, is a slot for a nanoSIM memory card.Interestingly, Apple SIM is supported in this version (the “SIM card” is built in), which is great if you travel often. The principle is simple: right at the airport, without going to the operators, you can choose this very operator, tariff, pay, and immediately connect to the network. It is curious that a similar functionality was left in a budget tablet - a calculation for older people. For example, my friend's parents fly to Berlin at least a couple of times a month and constantly experience communication problems - this is where you can advise a tablet where you don’t need special knowledge of the language and you don’t have to look for an operator’s salon.

The tablet is available in three colors: silver, gold, space gray.

There are several modifications, you can choose memory, 32 or 128 GB, color, model with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Cellular. The price range is from 24,990 to 41,990 rubles, since the iPad is not a device for taking photos and videos, for a number of tasks (or for parents) you can safely choose a model with 32 GB of memory, and then decide whether you need cellular capabilities or not.

In terms of design, the iPad does not look like a dinosaur next to other Apple technology, a tablet is a tablet, nothing more. The "gray space" version is good as always.

I almost forgot, there is a FaceTime camera lens above the screen, a Touch ID sensor below the display, you can use it to activate the screen and make purchases on the Internet or in applications.

Exact dimensions - 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm, weight - 469 grams. The Lightning connector is used for charging and data transfer.

Display

Retina display, resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels, diagonal 9.7 inches, IPS, LED-backlit, with an oleophobic coating, quite a normal screen for most tasks. If you connect a case with a Bluetooth keyboard, you can easily work with documents or mail, if you take a case with a stand, you can watch Twin Peaks while lying in bed and connecting AirPods. By the way, I highly recommend using the device with AirPods, the tablet is in your bag, headphones are in your ears, you can stop the track by touching it, rewind it using Siri.

It makes no sense to compare the screen of a budget iPad with an iPad Pro display of the same diagonal - yes, the iPad has a simpler display, but this does not mean that it is bad.

Performance

Apple A9 processor with M9 coprocessor is used, I remind you that this processor is almost two years old, it is used in iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone SE. All programs from the iPad Pro were transferred and started working, the tablet quickly copes with searching in the mail, where there are A LOT of letters, modern games work, I have nothing to complain about. I advise owners of iPad with 32 GB to actively use the capabilities of iCloud. The tablet has iOS 10 with all the updates.

Apple A9 processor with M9 coprocessor is used, let me remind you that this processor is almost two years old, it is used in iPhone 6S / 6S Plus, iPhone SE. All programs from The iPad Pro was transferred and started working, the tablet quickly copes with the search in the mail, where there are A LOT of letters, modern games work, I have nothing to complain about. I advise owners of iPad with 32 GB to actively use the capabilities of iCloud. The tablet has iOS 10 with all the updates.

A little more about wireless interfaces:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular model:

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); two bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology
  • UMTS/HSPA/ HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
  • LTE (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
  • Supports Apple SIM

In addition, the following are supported:

  • Digital compass
  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS for Wi-Fi + Cellular
  • iBeacon pinpointing function (works in several stores in Moscow)

The tablet can be used to make audio-video calls via FaceTime, I checked, the connection quality is excellent even in the city, however, it is better to have LTE. As I said, Apple Pay is supported, you can pay in various services using your fingerprint.

Opening hours

The claimed operating time is about 10 hours, the included power supply and cable allow you to charge the tablet in about three and a half to four hours. To speed up the process, you can take the power supply from the large iPad Pro. The operating time corresponds to the declared one, if you watch the video all the time on the flight to Beijing, the tablet will not sit down.

Camera

An 8 MP camera with autofocus, Live Photos support, HDR, touch focus, video recording in HD is installed. Front camera 1.2 MP. Naturally, there is no point in using the main camera for artistic photos, but it works great as a notebook, the quality is not bad. It is curious that the budget device also has a well-implemented panoramic shooting, they also left a five-lens lens, I was pleased with the speed of work. Let me remind you that in any iOS device you can use the volume buttons to create a photo, the iPad is no exception - and so, immediately after pressing a frame is created. Fast!

Conclusions

There is such a concept of "basic" clothing, these are T-shirts and other things necessary for any person. All the time I used the iPad, this word did not leave me - this is exactly what a basic tablet is for any person who just needs an inexpensive and understandable tablet, without any bells and whistles (see iPad Pro), well-made in terms of hardware and software. Yes, for 25,000 rubles you can buy a dozen Chinese tablets, stick them together with glue and get, for example, a meter-long tablet for your home, for your family, but here the well-known saying about “we are not rich enough to buy cheap things” comes out.

If you buy, I would recommend either the simplest version, 32 GB, without a SIM card, or 32 GB with a SIM card. If you travel often, Apple SIM will come in handy here. The 128 GB version is more expensive and less interesting (subjective opinion). Do not forget that a bunch of different Apple-certified Lightning flash drives are now on sale, so you can buy an accessory to watch TV shows - throw it off your computer, insert it into your tablet in flight, look, then put the flash drive in your pocket. Therefore, I recommend the 32 GB version.

It only remains to add that the iPad is a good buy in a variety of cases. Whether you are looking for a convenient remote control for your smart home, want to buy a reader with many functions for your dad or mom, want to equip your cafe with a convenient screen for the person at the checkout - in all these cases, the iPad is indispensable.