Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size

9.7 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
264 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.80 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A9X APL1021
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Dual-core, 2260 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

PowerVR Series 7XT
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR4
 

Internal storage

256GB
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

7306 mAh
 

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 MP (HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 6.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

15.66 oz (444.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Gray, Pink
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 1029
$ 729

In The Box

 
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 21, 2016
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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