Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
4:3

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

71.65 %
72.80 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

 
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
H.264, MOV

Features

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

1.2 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.41 oz (437 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
15.66 oz (444 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Gold, Gray, Pink

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.264, Motion JPG, MOV
 

Additional microphone(s)

Yes
for Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A8X
Apple A9X APL1021

Processor

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Dual-core, 2260 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR GXA6850
PowerVR Series 7XT

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device

Charging connector

Lightning
Lightning

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

7340 mAh
7306 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
3G: 9 hours; LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Twitter
YouTube (upload)

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID, Video ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Wallet, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Yes
Yes

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: BCGA1566 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
 

MSRP price

$ 829
$ 1029

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 16, 2014
Mar 21, 2016
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