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

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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
4:3

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

72.80 %
72.80 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
 

Software Features

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

H.264, MOV
 

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

 
1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 6.1 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

15.66 oz (444 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
16.86 oz (478 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, Pink
Gold, Gray, Silver

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

 
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

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

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, eAAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless)
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9X APL1021
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Dual-core, 2260 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

PowerVR Series 7XT
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
2 GB

Internal storage

256 GB
128 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
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)
 

Wi-Fi

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

USB

Lightning
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector

Lightning
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
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, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

2G Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

7306 mAh
8827 mAh

Type

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

Internet use

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

Internet browsing

Browser

Safari
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload)
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Phonebook

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

Organizer

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

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

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

Instant Messaging

Yes
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

MSRP price

$ 1029
$ 559

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 21, 2016
Mar 27, 2018
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