Apple iPad Pro 9.7" price, release date and official gallery

Apple added a new member to its iPad line today, a Pro version with a 9.7", instead of a 12.9" display, with the same great specs as its larger sibling. The new iPad Pro sports a Retina Display (duh) with 2048-by-1536 resolution, but it adds a True Tone screen functionality with record low reflectance and adjustable calibration for a complete watch-it-on-the-beach experience.

You'd still get the boosted A9X chip with 64‑bit "desktop-class" architecture, a quad-speaker audio, and support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but the new iPad Pro 9.7" gets upgraded with Apple's best 12MP iSight camera with 4K video and True Tone flash, as well as with a new 5 MP FaceTime HD camera with Retina Flash, all borrowed from Apple's latest and greatest iPhones. Does that mean you can take the iPad Pro 9.7" with you on a concert, in addition to its stellar color presentation and graphics abilities? You bet, and it also starts you off from a cheaper place than the 12.9" version, as you can see in the table below. 

Just like with the iPhone SE, preorders start March 24 with a March 31st release date in Australia, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.

From early April, you can also get it in Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Macau (Wi-Fi models only), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand (Wi-Fi models only), Turkey and UAE. Any takers?

Apple iPad Pro 9.7" Wi-FiApple iPad Pro 9.7" LTE
32 GB$599

128 GB$749$879
256 GB$899$1029
Color optionsSilver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold

Related phones

iPad Pro
  • Display 12.9" 2048 x 2732 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9X, Dual-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 10307 mAh



1. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

A camera bump on an iPad was such a horrible decision.

15. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

It's really not.. There are people who are using iPads as cameras for films shockingly.. Now they can record 4K.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

A tablet?? for film?? I would understand if they would use an iPhone, but an iPad? What the actual #$%@?

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Now when you try write/draw on it with the Apple Pencil it will rock about Should have just made it thicker with more battery

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

168 Gb? Come on PA

3. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Best tablet hands down. Of course it is still worse than the Surface Pro 4 due to that it only has a mobile OS.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

why would anyone go from fully open systems where you can use any software (except apple's) to a location where you can only use what apple store provides? Yeah this seems like a bad 'replacement' and isn't going to provide a lot of flexibility entirely relying on people developing apps for ios to do the things people want, rather then using other well established and good programs?

5. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Believe it or not, most people only need a web browser. That's why.

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Pro is meant for developers and professionals? so yeah.... They need a bit more then a browser, iPad Pro isn't intended for users but creators at least how Apple markets it?

7. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Are you serious? The pro isn't exclusively marketed towards developers and professionals. You do notice that weak ass 13 inch Macbook has the "pro" in it too right?

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Oh definitely know that marketing does not equal reality, look at the Mac Pro, hilariously underpowered and overpriced. And yes am aware that it isn't exclusively for devs/professionals, but that's how Apple markets it, which is all I said :) Marketing != Reality.

10. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Well you are right, but in reality it's a good thing. Your average consumers are getting really powerful "toys" lol

13. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

$599 for a 9.7 inch Web browser with a screen that is inferior to most 2015 flagships is ridiculous!

8. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Does iOS run autocad and solidworks? Also, can i install something similar to visual studio? MS office? I really like this ipad. Perfect size with plenty power, and very portable

11. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I use Turboviewer on the iPhone for viewing CAD models - sadly not aware of anything for doing the actual design work... I use 3DS Max and I wouldn't want that even on a high end laptop, kills my 4.6Ghz, 32meg ram PC as it is. :D

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I want to know the screen res. NVM it's the same as always and I like it.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its 2048x1536

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah I know, that's why I said NVM it's the same as always, because it has been 2048x1536 since the iPad 3.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Oops sorry! I thought you said: NVMe it's the same as always and I like it

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Lol it's all good bro.

14. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

That's okay I'll wait till you upgrade the big boy. Love that 12.9in screen

22. robertdenaro116

Posts: 65; Member since: Mar 07, 2016

True Tone uses *two* ambient light sensors.

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