Product Comparison: Apple iPad 9.7" vs Apple iPad Pro 9.7"


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Apple
Model
iPad 9.7 (MP2H2LL/A)
iPad Pro 9.7 (MLQ52LLA)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The new 9.7-inch iPad delivers the revolutionary iPad experience at an even more affordable price. The vivid Retina display offers an immersive viewing experience. The A9 chip provides amazing performance, yet it still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life. And the durable aluminum unibody enclosure is just 7.5 mm thin and weighs just a pound. With advanced cameras, ultrafast wireless connectivity, Touch ID, Apple Pay, iOS 10, and more than 1.3 million apps on the App Store, you can work, play, surf, and shop everywhere. Apples most popular-sized iPad is a great choice for first time iPad owners and upgraders who want to enjoy the benefits of a powerful, new iPad.
The iPad Pro comes with iOS 9 installed, which features proactive assistance as well as powerful search and improved Siri features, all while protecting your privacy. There are the aforementioned multitasking features for iPad, which allow you to use multiple apps simultaneously, as well as improvements to built-in apps. The Notes app has been redesigned, the Maps app gives detailed transit information, and the News app adds another way to keep up with the times. The foundation of iOS is even stronger, with software updates that require less space to install and advanced security features to further protect your device. While the Retina Display of the iPad Pro features multi-touch capabilities, Apple does offer an alternative ways of interacting with the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil is an optional accessory that can capture twice as many data points as your finger for greater precision. Force and tilt sensors transmit precise information to the iPad Pro, so you can intuitively lay down lines of varying thickness and opacity. The Smart Keyboard is another optional accessory that connects to the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro, which means you don't have to use Bluetooth. The Smart Keyboard has Apple's dome switches for precision typing.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Screen Size
9.7 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
128 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple iPad 9.7" (MP2H2LL/A) 128GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey 2017
  • I just love my new iPad 9.7, it’s a convenient size for any purse and now that you are able to use the pencil, there are apps to color or pencil/ink drawing, I found my new love!!!
  • Fast, bright screen and comfortable size. She loves it. Now I'm stuck with the old one!
  • I replaced an IPad mini with the new Ipad. I have been very pleased with the new one. I enjoyed the mini, but I really am enjoying the size along with the new features of the larger Ipad.
  • I like the slightly smaller size than my old iPad 3, fits well into a purse.
  • My old pad was not keeping up and was running out of memory. Really love the increased speed and memory that I got with the newest IPad version.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (MLQ52LLA) Multi-Touch Retina Display, 128GB, WiFi + 4G LTE Cellular
  • Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the speed of the iPad Pro and the 9.7" screen is the perfect size for me.
  • I love the size and weight, very light compared to the 1st generation IPad that I had.
  • Replaced our iPad 1 with this iPad Pro 9.7. It's fast and powerful with features like full size Pro with an awesome camera.
  • This one has plenty of storage and the price was right. Compared to all others and this was the best buy anywhere.
  • I got the one with 128 gb of memory and it perfect. Just a few minutes on this iPad has erased all of the frustration I was having with the much slower version of the iPad2.
Size & Weight
Height
9.4 in.
9.4 in.
Width
6.6 in.
6.6 in.
Depth
0.29 in.
0.29 in.
Weight
16.48 oz.
16.8 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD Retina
IPS LCD Retina
Pixel Density
264 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
What customers say about "Display"
Apple iPad 9.7" (MP2H2LL/A) 128GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey 2017
  • Really clear sharp images. Had an old iPad and needed replacing.
  • If you have an iPad, this is a good upgrade and exceptional value to newer processor and Retina display.
  • So much faster then what I am use too! Clean and crisp looking display. Very Happy
  • Bigger than the ipad mini i owned previously and colors and resolution are a lot better
  • The screen is not as sharp as the iPad Air because there is a space between the glass and LCD screen.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (MLQ52LLA) Multi-Touch Retina Display, 128GB, WiFi + 4G LTE Cellular
  • The features are amazing, the video and graphics exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this iPad.
  • This IPad is wonderful. It can accommodate multiple screens at once as well as take the best pictures! I'm very happy with my purchase.
  • I bought this to replace my I=pad 2. The resolution is so much better and the response is faster. Just what I was looking for at a great price.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A10
Apple A9X
Number of Cores
4
2
Processor Speed
2.34 GHz
2.26 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Apple iPad 9.7" (MP2H2LL/A) 128GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey 2017
  • Exactly as described, high speed with the new processor! Recommended
  • Adding the pencil feature was great, plus they upgraded the processor without needing to go to the pro version. Awesome!!
  • Great way to take notes for class and a decent enough graphics processor to play games.
  • This iPad is almost the same as its previous version, with a faster processor. As I used to use an iPad mini, this one is heavier than mini.
  • This has a faster processor speed and enough memory to keep me going for a long time.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (MLQ52LLA) Multi-Touch Retina Display, 128GB, WiFi + 4G LTE Cellular
  • It's so much faster than my old iPad, the picture quality is amazing as well as the sound.
  • The features are amazing, the video and graphics exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this iPad.
  • Better tban a laptop, great multitasking tool, great games. I love it!!!! Great for work and play
  • Small and powerful. This machine travels well and performs as advertised.
  • The Pro was worth the extra $ over the new model, the plain iPad. More powerful, faster, etc.
Features
Operating System
iOS 11
iOS 9
Maximum Usage Time
10 hours
10 hours
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer
What customers say about "Features"
Apple iPad 9.7" (MP2H2LL/A) 128GB Wi-Fi - Space Grey 2017
  • The new IOS is very user friendly. I am enjoying the new features on the new IPad and am looking forward to learning them all.
  • If you’re an iPhone user (or another iOS device using iOS 11) it is super easy to set things up.
  • I'm very happy with it use it daily, battery life is great, screen is beautiful, stereo speakers is a plus!
  • It has really good battery life and the Apple pencil feature is awesome.
  • I'm very happy with it use it daily, battery life is great, screen is beautiful, stereo speakers is a plus!
Apple iPad Pro 9.7" (MLQ52LLA) Multi-Touch Retina Display, 128GB, WiFi + 4G LTE Cellular
  • The finger print feature is especially nice for unlocking it and works great. The sound that comes out the new one is at twice volume and quality of the one.
  • Easy to set up and share with my Mac and iPhone. New iOS takes some getting used to but all in all a nice combo.
  • The sound that comes out the new one is at twice volume and quality of the one.
  • This iPad has totally changed my mind. I love how easy it was to learn to use and the battery last way longer then any Samsung tablet or phone I have ever had. I will be switching to iPhone now for sure.
  • We've been Apple people for ten years. These 9.7 Pros are loaded with amazing features. Camera is outstanding. Graphics are vivid.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
Lightning
Lightning
Accessories
Included With Unit
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
429.00 $
649.00 $


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