Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020)

Display

Size

9.7 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
264 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels,
265 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.80 %
85.51 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Apple A12Z Bionic

Processor

Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Apple 7-core GPU

RAM

2GB
6GB

Internal storage

128GB
128GB, not expandable

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

8827 mAh
 

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera

 
10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

1.2 MP (HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm)

Weight

16.86 oz (478 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (448 g)
22.61 oz (641 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (448 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

In The Box

iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter

MSRP

$ 559
$ 999
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