Product Comparison: Apple iPad Pro 9.7" vs Apple iPad Air 2


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Apple
Model
iPad Pro 9.7 (MLQ52LLA)
iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
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.
Work and play faster, thinner, and lighter with the gold 64GB iPad Air 2 from Apple. Featuring Apple's 64-bit A8X chip and M8 coprocessor, the Air 2 delivers 40% faster CPU performance and 2.5 times the graphics performance when compared to its predecessor. It's also 18% thinner at 0.24" and weighs 0.96 lb. The LED-backlit 9.7" 2048 x 1536 Retina IPS LCD display's anti-reflective coating reduces glare by 56% and uses a single-layer design to eliminate internal reflectance for richer colors, greater contrast, and sharper images.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Screen Size
9.7 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
128 GB
64 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Apple iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A) 64 GB, Gold
  • Meets my expectations. Enjoying I pad air speed and size. How it performs over time yet to be determined.
  • I like this size because then I can use it with the app forScore to hold my trumpet music. No more paper music and it functions as a lighted music stand also!
  • It is a great size and as good as new. I am very happy with my purchase.
  • I traded in my previous generation for this to get bigger memory, faster processor and, as a bonus, Touch ID. I love it! So glad I did.
  • This was an upgrade to an existing 32 GB iPad 2. Was I surprised. More speed, memory, faster WiFi, Siri, higher resolution, fingerprint logon...
Size & Weight
Height
9.4 in.
9.45 in.
Width
6.6 in.
6.67 in.
Depth
0.29 in.
0.24 in.
Weight
16.8 oz.
15.4 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 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.
Apple iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A) 64 GB, Gold
  • The product was just as described and arrived quickly. This is our third iPad and we are pleased with the performance and the quality of the display.
  • The display is slightly better & the system seems to operate more quickly. I'm very pleased with this purchase and the savings, and the only downfall was that the charger did not work at all.
  • There is no scratches on the display or anywhere else on the device. I inspected it very closely.
  • Love my IPad! Fast enough for the Wi-Fi at work, clear display, perfect for reading and checking email.
  • Screen had a defect on a white screen, a spot was present in center of screen. Many people would not be concerned with this display issue but my wife is a very focused consumer.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
1.2 MP
1.2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A9X
Apple A8X
Number of Cores
2
3
Processor Speed
2.26 GHz
1.5 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
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.
Apple iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A) 64 GB, Gold
  • iPad delivers faster performance and a brighter screen than the model it replaced. Smooth, continuous unibody design.
  • I Have an iPad Air 1 (1 GB ram), it's fast, but this iPad Air 2 is faster.
  • The iPad has been super fast and the battery seems to last forever.
  • Very smooth, very fast, very user-friendly, I love it!
  • It is very fast at downloading apps and watching shows online. Have not had any lagging or much buffering when you stream.
Features
Operating System
iOS 9
iOS 8.1
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
Touch ID, Apple Pay, Ambient light sensor, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Digital compass, Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating, Assisted GPS and GLONASS
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Apple iPad Air 2 (MH182LL/A) 64 GB, Gold
  • This IPad functions the way its supposed to. I have used it everyday since I purchased it. The IPAD is in excellent shape with no scratches on the screen or IPAD.
  • Works perfectly fine and haven't had any troubles yet. Software works just as good as non-open box iPad.
  • Immediately updated to latest IOS with no issues. Battery lasts a long time. I don't think I'll ever see it as my wife and daughter always have it. I might have to buy another one.
  • he touch ID isn't nearly as fast as the one on my iPhone 6s Plus, but that is okay. It gets the job done.
  • One thing that I noticed is this iPad was on IOS 8 so I upgraded it to 9. No biggie.
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)
0.25 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
649.00 $
319.00 $


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