The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is supposed to get enhancements with iOS 9.3.2, the latest update. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Mac Rumors has the news.
“iOS 9.3.2 is causing problems for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners, with multiple MacRumors readers and Twitter users reporting issues shortly after installing the update over the air. Affected users are seeing an ‘Error 56’ message that instructs them to plug their devices into iTunes.”
The article adds that while not all 9.7-inch iPad Pro users have reported problems, there have been a number of reports on the MacRumors forums and on social networks, hinting the problem is widespread. Some of the commenters after the article are angry.
“Every damn iOS update! Quality control has absolutely gone down the toilet over there! The part I don’t get is how this managed to slip through 4 betas unnoticed,” says MacDevil7334.
“Apple is so sloppy lately. Its just shocking that they could let these major issues through that constantly appear just trying to INSTALL the update, let alone use it. This is not the same Apple of a decade ago, they just aren’t putting enough emphasis on quality control,” claims Newdeal.
The problem hasn’t gone unnoticed on Twitter.
Using an iPad Pro? You might want to hold off on the latest iOS update… https://t.co/ZfxEHwSuSH
— Intratek Computer (@IntratekInc) May 17, 2016
@AppleSupport 9.3.2 bricked my ipad pro 9.7. Error 56. It's been dead since yesterday. How do I get this fixed
— vgill (@vgill) May 17, 2016
So far, Apple has yet to respond to the problem, but one can bet they are working on a fix right now. This is a shame; the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro had received nothing but glowing press before this problem. Even though Engadget says it’s not a laptop killer, they still gave Apple’s latest tablet a glowing review.
“Calling it a full-blown laptop replacement is a stretch, but Apple’s new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best conventional tablet the company has made. It combines the power of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the thin frame of the iPad Air 2.”
The review also praises the vibrant screen and the camera. CNET, who gives the latest iPad Pro four-and-a-half stars, is also very impressed.
“The new iPad Pro delivers a fast processor; a bright, anti-reflective display; support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories; better, louder speakers and top-notch cameras, in the same exact body as the iPad Air 2,” claims reviewer Scott Stein, who only criticizes the lack of RAM and the fact it runs slower than the 12.9-inch version.
Many people have complained about the price and the fact that it costs almost as much (or even more for advanced versions) than the lower-end Surface Pro 4 model, which actually runs a desktop operating system. However, according to Tech Times, there is good news for people wanting a discount on the new iPad Pro.
“U.S. retailer Best Buy has reduced the price of some 9.7-inch iPad Pro models by $100. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is available with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage options. Customers can opt for Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi plus cellular models.”
Apple’s tablet business has been declining over the past three years and are hoping the new iPad Pro 9.7 changes that. Do you own the new iPad Pro? Let us know what you think of it in the comments section.
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