Following the huge success I have personally in using the Apple 10.5inch iPad Pro, it does not take a lot to convince me to buy the latest 2019 Apple 11-Inch iPad Pro. I got the Space Grey version with Wifi and Cellular. With the experience of using the original iPad Pro, I am very comfortable with getting just 256GB version. No need for any bigger space.
But I did took a while as I was waiting to buy it tax free at Changi Airport. With a business trip recently, I took the chance to grab it at the iStudio store at Terminal 3. They did not have the Apple Pencil on stock, which I bought at the destination country, Shanghai’s Apple Store.
Unboxing the 2019 Apple iPad Pro 11inch
Unboxing time !
The front of the Apple iPad Pro 11inch 2019 box
The back of the box:
Hello World. From the Apple iPad Pro 11inch 2019
Something different in the packaging this time. There is an indent on the right hand side of the box.
This is to accommodate the oversized camera for the Apple iPad Pro
Looking further, you will get the Apple USB C Charger and the Apple USB C charging cable. 100% USB-C this time. And no free Apple Earphones this time too.
The 11inch Apple iPad Pro in its full glory
The back of the Apple iPad Pro 11inch 2019
The 3 dots… the new iPad connector
The 10.5 inch Apple iPad Pro with the latest Apple iPad Pro 11inch 2019
Unboxing 2019 Apple Pencil
By now, you will know that Apple Tax laws in 2019 requires you to buy a whole new Apple Pencil for the new Apple iPad Pro. I got mine in Shanghai China Apple Store at 199RMB. Slightly more expensive than Singapore.
And you know you can now charge the Apple Pencil by magically attaching it to the side of the Apple iPad Pro and securely it at the same time. Now, I love this “charging method”. The previous method is the removing the cap of the Apple Pencil and dangerously plugging into the lightning connector of the Apple iPad (and suddenly your iPad Pro becomes like a weapon….).
Now you can charge it just by attaching it to the side. It is nice.
In 2019, Apple Tax also meant that there is now NO (none, zero, don’t have) any Apple Pencil tip replacement in the box. In the old version, they gave one free replacement. I used it. This time, don’t have. Sigh
Hello 2019 Apple Pencil
The 10.5 inch Apple iPad Pro with the original Apple Pencil and next to it, the 11inch Apple iPad Pro with the new 2019 Apple Pencil.
The new 2019 Apple Pencil attached to the new iPad Pro
Finally, there are no headphone jack on the new iPad Pro. So either you have to buy a wireless earphones or (if you are as traditional as me) buy a USB-C to headphone jack adaptor. Price ? $15 Singapore Dollars at the Apple store. Yes. Yet another tax 😉
Have you got your Apple iPad Pro ? 🙂