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.
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.
|Dimensions||240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)|
|Weight||437g (Wi-Fi) | 444g (LTE)|
|Colors||Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold|
|Display||Screen size (Diagonal)||9.7-inches|
|Resolution||1536 x 2048 pixels|
|Pixel density||~264 ppi|
|Technology||LED-backlit IPS LCD|
|Protection||Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic and antireflective coating|
|Hardware||System chip||Apple A9X – 64bit|
|Graphics Processor||M9 motion coprocessor|
|Storage (Built-in)||32/128/256 GB|
|Front-Facing Camera||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|NFC||Yes, Apple Pay|
|Location||Assisted GPS and GLONASS|
|Sensors||Touch ID – fingerprint sensor|
|Ambient light sensor|
|Software||OS||iOS 9.3 or later|
|Battery||Capacity||Non-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.
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.