Product Comparison: Apple iPad Pro 9.7" vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9"


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Apple
Model
iPad Pro 9.7 (MLQ52LLA)
iPad Pro 12.9 (MQDA2LL/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.
No matter the task, the new iPad Pro is up to it — and then some. It offers far more power than most PC laptops, yet is delightfully simple to use. The redesigned Retina display is as stunning to look at as it is to touch. And it all comes together with iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iPad Pro. Everything you want modern computing to be. Now even, well, better.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Screen Size
9.7 in.
12.9 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 Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • I am not sure how I functioned with the smaller size, love the bigger size. Not much different from the smaller size. Would get it again.
  • I love the size. It is very handy, not to big, not to small. Just perfect.
  • I love the size of this iPad , it’s like having a laptop that’s more convenient to carry
  • Amazing, awesome. Unless you are using as a computer. No need for the extra memory.
  • Purchased an ipad pro after my older ipad bit the dust. I definitely recommend this one. A great processor for those memory heavy apps, beautiful display, and a great size for notes and art related tasks.
Size & Weight
Height
9.4 in.
12 in.
Width
6.6 in.
8.68 in.
Depth
0.29 in.
0.27 in.
Weight
16.8 oz.
23.84 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD Retina
IPS LCD Retina
Pixel Density
264 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
2732 x 2048
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 Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • The first thing I noticed was how vibrant and clear the retina display was, absolutely brilliant colors.
  • Awesome display! Huge screen. Very fast. I'm happy with the purchase!
  • Awesome image display for expanding blueprints, fast speed
  • The screen is great! Large display makes reading lecture notes much easier.
  • The Apple Pro 12.9” has unbelievable quality and portability. The resolution and size of the retina screen is amazing.
Camera
Front-Facing Camera
1.2 MP
7 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
12 MP
Processor
Processor Model
Apple A9X
Apple A10X
Number of Cores
2
6
Processor Speed
2.26 GHz
2.36 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 Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • The tablet has an amazing speed and multi use of different apps being used at the same time.
  • So slick and light. The processor is super quick. The apple pen just glides over it and it of course is seamless with my phone, my mac, and my watch.
  • The UI is simple and the processor is amazing. Just needed a little more storage that's why I bought another one.
  • The processor is incredibly fast and the screen provides an abundance of work area. This is great for AR games. Definitely worth it if you like using iPads.
  • The processor has plenty of power to run anything I need.
Features
Operating System
iOS 9
iOS 11
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, Dual microphones for calls, video recording, and audio recording, Four speaker audio, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, Digital compass, Assisted GPS and GLONASS, iBeacon microlocation, Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Barometer, Antireflective coating
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 Pro 12.9" (MQDA2LL/A) 64GB Space Gray WiFi Only, Mid 2017
  • Good graphics the camera is better than before and the screen is clearer
  • Powerful chip, easy to use, great video and camera , just about takes the place of laptop and much lighter
  • The speaker and battery life are great. The pen point thickness was either too thin or too thick in the notes app but in Evernote it was much better and made writing on the tablet easy.
  • This thing is amazing. Wow. So much improvement. And great battery life to enjoy it all
  • Had good battery charge when unboxed Christmas morning. Easy to setup. Usual Apple Quality. Otter Boxes I purchased with tablet great also.
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
649.00 $
799.00 $


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