Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (2016) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (2016) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)


Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (2016)

Apple iPad Air (2020)

Price
EUR: €690EUR: €640
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Body
Form Factor
Candybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PCCandybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PC
Dimensions
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm (9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm (9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 in)
Weight
437 g (Wi-Fi) / 444 g (LTE) (15.41 oz)458 g (Wi-Fi) / 460 g (3G/LTE) (1.01 lb)
Build
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame

Stylus
Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame

Stylus support
Colors
Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose GoldSpace Gray, Silver, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue
SIM
Nano-SIM, eSIMNano-SIM, eSIM
Models
A1673, A1674, A1675A2324, A2072, A2325, A2316
Display
Type
IPS LCD

True-tone
Liquid Retina IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)

True-tone

Wide color gamut
Size
9.7 inches, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)10.9 inches, 359.2 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution
1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio (~264 ppi density)1640 x 2360 pixels (~264 ppi density)
Multitouch
Yes
Protection
Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coatingScratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating
Brightness
True-tone

Wide color gamut

500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
Network
Technology
GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTEGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Bands
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 411, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 A2324
Memory
Internal
32GB ROM, 2GB RAM

128GB ROM, 2GB RAM

256GB ROM, 2GB RAM
64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

256GB ROM, 4GB RAM
Card Slot
NoNo
Connectivity
GPRS
Yes
EDGE
Yes
Speed
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA)
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth
4.2, A2DP, EDR5.0, A2DP, EDR
USB
Lightning, USB 2.0, magnetic connectorUSB Type-C, magnetic connector
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (Wi‑,Fi + Cellular model only)Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
NFC
YesNo
Camera
Main Camera
12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm (standard), 1/3", 1.22µm, PDAF12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF
Camera Features
Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDRHDR
Video
4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@120fps, 720p@240fps4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
5 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)

Features: Face detection, HDR, panorama

Video: 1080p@30fps
7 MP, f/2.0, 31mm (standard)

Features: HDR

Video: 1080p@30/60fps
Multimedia
Audio Format Support
MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless
Video Format Support
MP4/H.264
Radio
NoNo
Software
Operating System (OS)
iOS 9.3.2iPadOS 14.1
Upgradable
Upgradable to iPadOS 14.4Upgradable to iPadOS 14.4
Browser
HTML5 (Safari)
Messaging
iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Hardware
Chipset
Apple A9X (16 nm)Apple A14 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU
Dual-core 2.16 GHz (Twister)Hexa-core (2x3.0 GHz Firestorm + 4x1.8 GHz Icestorm)
GPU
PowerVR Series 7 (12-core graphics)Apple GPU (4-core graphics)
Sensors
Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometerFingerprint (top-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass, barometer
Speakers
Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)Yes, with stereo speakers
Audio Jack
3.5 mmNo
TV Out
Yes
Battery
Battery Type
Li-Ion 7306 mAh, non-removable (27.9 Wh)Li-Ion 7606 mAh (28.93 Wh), non-removable
Talk Time
Up to 10 h (multimedia)Up to 10 h (multimedia)
Additional Features
Features
Siri natural language commands and dictationSiri natural language commands and dictation
Misc
SAR EU
0.99 W/kg (body)

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