9.7-inch iPad Pro Specs, Price, and Release Date

During its ‘Let us loop you in’ media event, Apple not only unveiled iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro variant was also the star of the show. As the name suggests, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a smaller sibling of the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which was launched in the month of September last year.

Initially, it was thought that Apple would be launching iPad Air 3 as the successor of the iPad Air 2, but it looks like Apple is preferring the ‘Pro’ branding for the larger iPad devices. Living up to its ‘Pro’ name tag, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro comes loaded with some impressive hardware specs packed inside an aluminum shell. Hit the jump for a detailed run down of 9.7-inch iPad Pro specs, price, and the release date.

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9.7-inch iPad Pro Specs

The smaller iPad Pro variant comes with some great hardware specifications including a 9.7-inch display with 2048×1536 resolution with a density of 264 pixels per inch (ppi). The device is powered by an Apple A9X processor, 12MP of rear camera with 4K video capabilities, and more. Hit the jump for a detailed 9.7-inch iPad Pro specs sheet.

Form FactorSlab
Dimensions240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight437g (Wi-Fi) | 444g (LTE)
ColorsSilver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
DisplayScreen size (Diagonal)9.7-inches
Resolution1536 x 2048 pixels
Pixel density~264 ppi
TechnologyLED-backlit IPS LCD
Display Colors16M
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch
ProtectionScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic and antireflective coating
HardwareSystem chipApple A9X – 64bit
Graphics ProcessorM9 motion coprocessor
Storage (Built-in)32/128/256 GB
Card slotNo
CameraPrimary12 MP
Front-Facing Camera5 MP, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps
WirelessWi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth
NFCYes, Apple Pay
LocationAssisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
iBeacon micro-location
SensorsTouch ID – fingerprint sensor
Three-axis gyro
Ambient light sensor
SoftwareOSiOS 9.3 or later
AppsApp Store
BatteryCapacityNon-removable Li-Ion battery (27.5 Wh)

The specifications sheet of the iPad Pro 9.7-inch will be updated as we learn more about the internal hardware of the device after as soon as it hits the market.

Disclaimer: While the iPad Pro specs are sourced from Apple’s official specs for the device, but still we can not guarantee these are 100% correct.

iPad Pro 9.7 Price

The 9.7-inch iPad is available as a WiFi only model and a WiFi + Cellular model. Both of these variants are available in three different storage options; 32/128/256GB. Here are Apple’s pricing for all the 9.7-inch iPad Pro variants:

  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi – 32GB – $599
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi – 128GB – $749
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi – 256GB – $899
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi + Cellular – 32GB – $729
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi + Cellular – 128GB -$879
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro – WiFi + Cellular – 256GB – $1,029

iPad Pro 9.7 Release Date

Apple will start accepting pre-orders for its 9.7-inch iPad Pro starting March 24, and the device will be available in the retail store on March 31st.

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