Apple iPad Pro in Detail - 12.9 Inch & 9.7 Inch iPad Pro Models
They say that good things come in small packages. In the case of the Apple iPad Pro, it may be more accurate to say that brilliant things can also come in small, beautiful packages. The iPad Pro is far more than a tablet to check emails or consume media content. It is Apple’s vision of the future of personal computing. To this end, the iPad Pro comes packed with features and accessories to extend its capabilities. To sum it up, the Apple iPad pro is thin, light and extremely powerful.
The iPad Pro is available in 2 models - 12.9 inch and 9.7 inch. The sizes aren’t just cosmetic - they are intended for very different users and functions. The smaller (9.7 inch) iPad Pro is lighter, more mobile and still packs many of the same features of the larger iPad Pro 12.9 inch model, such as an equally good display and great camera. The larger 12.9 inch iPad Pro variant with its enhanced 4 GB RAM (2GB in the smaller 9.7 inch model) is great for people who need the larger screen or want to use it for advanced tasks and heavy-graphics work such as video editing.
The iPad Pro 9.7 inch is available in four colours - Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold while the iPad Pro 12.9 inch version comes in three colours - Silver, Gold and Space Grey
Here is a quick look at the iPad Pro’s top features
The 64-bit A9X chip gives the Apple iPad Pro incredible processing power, and allows you to do many things you could once only do on a PC or laptop
Vivid Retina display, professional-quality colour standards and True Tone display means that your images look amazing- more lifelike and vibrant- in any lighting condition.
Super-light and super-thin considering the performance, making both models easy to carry around. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro is 6.1 mm thick and weighs less than 500 grams, while the 12.9 inch model is 6.9 mm thick and weighs just over 700 grams, both much lighter than a laptop with comparable power.
Accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil are designed to work with the iPad Pro to extend its capabilities. Now you can type, sketch and do many, many more things easily and intuitively.
The iPad Pro boasts four-speaker audio i.e. a speaker in each corner for a truly immersive sound experience.
The large screen and capabilities of the Apple Pencil make the iPad Pro an amazing tool for professional artists.
Power-packed Performance and Versatile Capabilities
The Apple iPad Pro is built around the 64-bit A9X chip that delivers great performance comparable to or better than many laptops. The 9.7 inch model comes with 2 GB RAM, while the 12.9 inch version has 4 GB RAM for even more complex tasks. The chip’s effective architecture helps extend battery life to upto 10 hours. The iPad Pro has 1.8 times the CPU performance and double the graphics performance of the iPad Air, making even the heaviest tasks (such as 4K video editing) incredibly smooth. The graphics capabilities can render detailed visuals and animations. Apps and games are more immersive, while generating graphics and other creative content becomes much easier, faster and more intuitive.
Impressive Screen creates an Immersive Experience
The 2732×2048 resolution on the 12.9 inch iPad Pro makes this one of the most high-resolution iPads made. The smaller 9.7 inch ipad Pro has a 2048×1536 display. Both versions have the same pixels per inch (PPI) and therefore look equally sharp.
In addition, the 9.7 inch version has a colour range equal to that used in the digital cinema industry. Colour accuracy is fantastic, which is great if you are an artist creating content. Photos and videos are richer and truer to life. The True Tone display on this model adapts to the light in the environment to create a better viewing experience in all lighting conditions.
Four-speaker Audio for a Great Sound Experience
The Apple iPad Pro comes with 4 hi-fidelity speakers- one in each corner. The speakers adjust bass and high-frequencies based on the orientation of the iPad (how you are holding it). The balanced audio and stereo separation picks up even small sounds to create a rich, immersive sound experience. Listen to your favourite music without any loss of quality. Or watch movies on with the gorgeous display and impressive sound to create a home-cinema experience on your iPad Pro
Capture Every Detail of Every Moment
Both models of the Apple iPad Pro come with great cameras to help you capture memories on the go. Both the models have slightly different camera specifications. The 12.9 inch iPad Pro has an 8 MP rear iSight camera and a 1.2 MP front FaceTime camera. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro is equipped with a 12-MP rear iSight Camera which can also capture 4K video and slow-motion video. The True Tone flash captures great pictures with natural looking skin tones. The 5 MP front FaceTime camera on the 9.7” iPad Pro has Retina Flash with True Tone for amazing selfies.
Secure with Touch ID
Touch ID technology uses your fingerprint to secure the iPad and unlocks the device with a touch. The technology alse enables secure purchases on iTunes and the App Store.
Do More with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil
Great accessories such as the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil are specifically designed for the iPad Pro, allowing you to be more creative and do more. Extend the limit of what is possible.
Ipad Pro 9.7 Inch
Ipad Pro 12.9 Inch
A9X chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 coprocessor
9.7 INCH MODEL
12.9 INCH MODEL
Internal Storage (WiFi model)
32 GB, 128, 256 GB
32 GB, 128, 256 GB
Internal Storage (WiFi + cellular model)
32 GB, 128, 256 GB
128, 256 GB
Available Color Options
Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
Silver, Gold, Space Grey
Display Screen Size
Display Screen Type
2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
2732-by-2048 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
iOS 9 (upgradeable to iOS 10)
Built‐in 27.5‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery
Built‐in 38.5‐watt‐hour rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery
Size (w x h x d)
169.5 x 240 x 6.1 mm
220.6 x 305.7 x 6.9 mm
437 grams (0.96 pounds)
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
444 grams (0.98 pounds)
713 grams (1.57 pounds)
Wi-Fi + Cellular models
723 grams (1.59 pounds)
12-megapixel iSight camera
8-megapixel iSight camera
4K video recording (3840x2160) at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
Internet & Connectivity