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Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch vs iPad Pro 10.5-inch vs iPad 9.7-inch: A specs comparison


Major hardware announcements are definitely not the norm for Apple's WWDC dev summits, but this year's keynote marked the arrival of two new big updates for the iPad line. 

Apple announced the all-new iPad Pro 12.9-inch is an upgrade to the original iPad Pro from way back in 2015, while the smaller, 10.5-inch model succeeds last year’s 9.7-inch slate. 

The highlights of the two new iPads are their ultra-responsive, HDR-compliant, super-smooth 120Hz displays... which still don't support 3D Touch. Oh well. Aside from that, the new slates are powered by the Apple A10X Fusion chip that's guaranteed to bring great performance to the mix. There are a lot of other new hardware changes, but the best way to visualize these will be to compare how the new slates stack up against some of Apple's previous ones.

Here goes:

Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches
12.9 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

71.65 %
78.27 %
76.33 %

Peak brightness

 
600 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Apple A10X Fusion APL1071
Apple A10X Fusion APL1071

Processor

Dual-core, 1850 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm
Hexa-core, 2380 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2380 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Apple 12-core GPU
Apple 12-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

 
512GB
512GB

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

Battery

Capacity

8827 mAh
8134 mAh
10891 mAh

Internet use

LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 MP
7 MP
7 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm)
9.87 x 6.85 x 0.24 inches (250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm)
12.04 x 8.69 x 0.27 inches (305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
16.83 oz (477.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)
24.41 oz (692.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (482 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Buyers information

Price

$ 559
$ 1079
$ 1229



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