Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)

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Display

Size:

9.7 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

72.80 %
85.43 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A9X APL1021
Apple M1

Processor:

Dual-core, 2260 MHz, Twister, 64-bit, 16 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR Series 7XT
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
8GB

Internal storage:

256GB
128GB, 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
10758 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

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), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 6.1 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)

Weight:

15.66 oz (444.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Pink

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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

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, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1029

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2016
Apr 20, 2021
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