iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) – Full tablet information

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) is incredibly portable, with an unprecedented combination of versatility and performance. According to Apple, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) screen is based on the company’s most advanced technologies, and is the brightest and least reflective display in the world. This model offers up to double the graphics performance of iPad Air 2, so real users (and we quote the Apple’s official website here) “will loose themselves in their favorite apps and games”. The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) packs heavyweight performance into less than 500 grams.

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016)

The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) model has some differences compared to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Apple marketed this 9.7-inch model as the “ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users” who where interested in advanced content creation and as a “replacement for PC users.” There are two versions of 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices, the Wi-Fi only model and the cellular-equipped version, both featuring a fully-laminated 9.7-inch LED-backlit 2048 x 1536 touch-sensitive “Retina” display with dynamic white balance adjusting “True Tone” technology as well as a fingerprint-resistant, antireflective coating.

Release Dates

  • Announced in March 21, 2016.
  • Available in March 31, 2016.

Specifications

  • CPU: Dual-core 2.26 GHz (Twister).
  • GPU: PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics).
  • Chipset: Chipset Apple A9X.
  • Memory: Internal memory 32/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM.
  • Display: True Tone display.
  • Display type: LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Size 9.7-inches (~77.0% screen-to-body ratio).
  • Screen resolution: 2048 × 1536 pixels.
  • Multitouch Display: Yes.
  • Protection: Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating.
  • SIM: Nano-SIM/ Electronic SIM card (e-SIM).
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi and LTE. Supports 23 LTE bands. Up to 300 Mbps. Via LTE Advanced.
  • Network technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE.
  • Software: iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 10.2.
  • Cameras: iSight and FaceTime HD Cameras on both the front and the back. 12‑megapixel iSight camera, which can capture 4K video, 240‑fps slo-mo videos and Live Photos. 5MP FaceTime HD camera. Primary camera :8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm, autofocus, check quality. Features 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama). Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., check quality. Secondary camera: 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular.
  • Other Features: Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer.
  • Loudspeaker: Four speakers with stereo speakers. 3.5 mm jack. Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
  • USB: v3.0, reversible connector; magnetic connector.
  • Messaging: iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM.
  • Browser: Safari.
  • Siri: Siri natural language commands and dictation.
  • iCloud: Cloud service.
  • Formats: MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player. MP4/H.264 player. Audio/video/photo editor.
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 10,307 mAh battery (38.8 Wh), with talk time up to 10 h (multimedia).
  • Colors: Space пray, silver, gold.
  • Size: 6.1 mm thin.
  • Average weight: 437 grams.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Prices

Apple Identifier: A1673 (EMC 2976).

Apple Model Numbers:

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (Wi-Fi):

  • MLMP2LL/A – white/silver color option with 32 GB of storage
  • MLMW2LL/A -white/silver option with 128 GB of storage
  • MLN02LL/A – white/silver option with 256 GB of storage
  • MLMN2LL/A – black/space gray with 32 GB of storage
  • MLMV2LL/A – black/space gray with 128 GB of storage
  • MKMY2LL/A – black/space gray with 256 GB of storage
  • MLMQ2LL/A – white/gold with 32 GB of storage
  • MLMX2LL/A – white/gold with 128 GB of storage
  • MLN12LL/A – white/gold with 256 GB of storage
  • MM172LL/A – white/rose gold with 32 GB of storage
  • MM192LL/A – white/rose gold with 128 GB of storage
  • MM1A2LL/A – white/rose with 256 GB of storage

Initial prices:

  • 32 GB configuration – $599
  • 128 GB configuration – $749
  • 256 GB configuration – $849

Features

  • The 64-bit A9X chip gives iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) the power to easily take on tasks once reserved for workstations and PCs. Not to mention tasks you’d never consider doing on a PC.
  • The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) features both an embedded Apple SIM3 and a tray for a standard carrier SIM. And, because of LTE Advanced, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro enables up to 50 percent faster cellular connections.
  • The A9X chip’s efficient architecture enables up to 10 hours of battery life. With up to 1.8 times the CPU performance of iPad Air 2, the A9X chip makes even complex actions like editing 4K video happen immediately and with unparalleled smoothness. The A9X chip gives the user the power to create 3D models in a way that’s remarkably responsive and fluid.
  • With a high-fidelity speaker in each corner, iPad Pro 9.7-inch creates a detailed soundstage. It automatically adjusts the orientation of the high frequencies to the topmost speakers, no matter how the user is holding it. So whether the user is playing a game or watching a movie, he or she will be completely immersed.
  • The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) can handle tasks usually reserved for PCs, it’s lighter than any PC could hope to be. Note than he 9.7-inch iPad Pro packs heavyweight performance into less than 500 grams.
  • iSight and FaceTime HD Cameras. The 9.7‑inch iPad Pro comes with a 12‑megapixel iSight camera, which can capture 4K video, 240‑fps slo-mo videos and Live Photos. It’s also the first iPad with True Tone flash. The front-facing FaceTime HD camera’s latest sensor makes video calls more lifelike The 5-megapixel FaceTime HD camera features Retina Flash with True Tone for gorgeous selfies.

Models

iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016)

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016)
Model NumberA1673 (Wi-Fi)
A1674, A1675 (Wi-Fi + LTE)
(on the back cover)
ReleasedMarch 2016
Display Size9.7 inches (Retina Display)
Dimensions240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight437 g (Wi-Fi)
444 g (1.46 lb) (Wi-Fi + LTE)
Capacity32/128/256GB, 4GB RAM
ColorsSilver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold
Front PanelFlat and made of glass
Back PanelAluminum housing
SIM trayThe micro-SIM tray is on the right side on iPad (Cellular model only)
Serial NumberYou will find it in the Settings menu
IMEI/MEIDYou will find it in the Settings menu
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Miscellanea

  • The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) display uses the same vivid, true to life and engaging colour space as the digital cinema industry, and this wider color gamut gives iPad Pro up to 25 percent greater colour saturation than previous iPad models. True Tone display uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the colour and intensity to match the light in the environment and helps the user to work in more natural and comfortable environment, almost like looking at a sheet of paper.
  • You can scan in a snap and turn documents into PDFs just by taking a picture. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro uses its True Tone flash to ensure crisp images.
  • Touch ID technology turns your fingerprint into an unforgettable password. So you can unlock your device with just a touch. You can also make secure purchases in iTunes, iBooks and the App Store easily and securely.
  • Smart Keyboard is a totally new type of keyboard. By combining new technologies and materials, Apple created a portable thin keyboard. Thanks to the Smart Connector, there are no cords, pairing or plugs. The Smart Keyboard is available for both the 9.7‑inch and 12.9‑inch iPad Pro, and it features innovative technologies that free you from switches, plugs and even pairing. It’s a perfect blend of utility and portability.
  • A game changer: Optimized CPU allows developers can design more highly immersive console-style games and blazing-fast apps.
  • Apple SIM:All Wi-Fi + Cellular models are unlocked, so you can pop in any carrier SIM card to stay connected when you’re out of Wi-Fi range. The iPad Pro 9.7-inch (2016) comes with an embedded Apple SIM, and it is available all over the world.
  • Apple Pencil: The revolutionary Apple Pencil (stylus) feels responsive from the moment the user picks it up. It’s sensitive to both tilt and pressure, allowing the user to create a range of artistic effects. With its pixel-perfect precision, Apple Pencil opens up new creative possibilities.

Links

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch Unboxing and Review [Video]

Published by DetroitBORG, on April 2, 2016

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