Compare iPad 9.7-inch Versions


Back in March, Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2. The Apple iPad (2017) is the cheapest Apple tablet on offer, so how does it compare to the iPad Pro version? You’ll see from our infographic below that we’ve done a quick comparison for you, but here’s a little more detail too.

IPAD 9.7

iPad 9.7


They are both very similar in design, with only a few slight differences. Unmistakably Apple, both iPads are slim, premium metal constructions with rounded edges and corners and the Touch ID home button on the front underneath the screen.


The iPad Pro’s screen has an anti-reflective coating with a fully laminated display but the new iPad doesn’t. This doesn’t really make a great deal of difference and the colours on the new iPad are still vibrant. The iPad Pro also offers a P3 wide colour gamut and Apple’s True Tone technology – which adjusts the white balance based on ambient lighting conditions and is the most obvious difference between the screens of these two devices. The new iPad does have iOS Night Shift just like iPhones do, which reduces the blue light emitted from the screen to help your eyes to relax when you’re reading in bed.


The iPad has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording capabilities, while the front-facing camera resolution is 1.2-megapixels. There is no flash on either camera. The iPad Pro has a 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It also offers Live Photos, wide colour photo capture, a True Tone on its rear camera and a Retina Flash on the front camera.


IPAD pro 9.7

iPad Pro 9.7

The new iPad has the A9 chip and an embedded M9 coprocessor, while the iPad Pro has a slightly more advanced A9X chip with embedded M9 coprocessor. The iPad Pro also has Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility, which the new iPad doesn’t. The iPad Pro has four-speaker audio in comparison with two-speaker audio on the iPad, other than this the two are comparable in terms of hardware.

Battery life on both is said to be up to 10 hours and both come in 32GB and 128GB storage options. The iPad Pro is also available in a 256GB option.


Both the iPad and the iPad Pro run on iOS 10, meaning you’ll get an almost identical experience across both devices, aside from a few extra features on the iPad Pro.

If you’re looking for a new iPad, leasing through us here at HardSoft with the support and flexibility we offer makes business sense. To find out more give us a call on 0207 111 1643 or email for your personalised quote.

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