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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 10.5"

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The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) was released in March 2016 and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) was released in June 2017. The 2016 iPad Pro 9.7” represents the first smaller-sized iPad Pro, and the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5” represents the second smaller-sized model in the iPad Pro lineup. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) feature different-sized displays, but they also have quite a bit in common. Two key differences include ProMotion technology and more available storage on the 10.5” iPad Pro.

Price Comparison

iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 10.5" Pricing

iPad Pro 9.7" prices start at $132, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 10.5" low price of $154.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) hardware specs include a 9.7-inch Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A9X chip, up to 256GB of storage, and a 5MP FaceTime HD front camera. And to compare, the key specs for the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) include a 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone and ProMotion technology, an Apple A10X Fusion chip, up to 512GB of storage, and a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera. These models also feature a Lightning connector, four-speaker audio, two microphones, Touch ID in the home button, and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, as well as support for the Apple Smart Keyboard, 1st generation Apple Pencil, and 4G LTE on the cellular-capable models.

Size

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) measures 9.4” (H) x 6.6 “ (W) x 0.24” (D), and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) measures 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.24” (D). The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) features a 9.7-inch display size and the WiFi-only model weighs 0.96 pounds. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) with WiFi + Cellular weighs 0.98 pounds. The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) features a 10.5-inch display size and the WiFi-only model weighs 1.03 pounds. The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) with WiFi + Cellular weighs 1.05 pounds.

Camera

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) feature a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. On the front, the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) features a 5MP FaceTime HD camera and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) features a 7MP FaceTime HD camera.

Color Choices

iPad Pro 9.7"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

Which iPad Pro 9.7" color should you buy?

iPad Pro 10.5"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

Which color iPad Pro 10.5" is the most popular?

iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 10.5" Colors

Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 10.5" share four colors: Rose Gold, Silver, Gold, and Gray.
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The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) are available in Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. The Space Gray models feature a black bezel on the front, and the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold models feature a white bezel on the front.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 9.7"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

Which iPad Pro 9.7" storage should I buy?

iPad Pro 10.5"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which storage iPad Pro 10.5" is the most popular?

iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 10.5" Storage

The iPad Pro 10.5" introduces two new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 9.7": 64GB and 512GB. Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 10.5" share one storage option: 256GB. However, the iPad Pro 10.5" does not have options for 32GB and 128GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 9.7".
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The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) is available with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB of storage space. In comparison, the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) is available with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad Pro 9.7"

No reviews at this time

iPad Pro 10.5"

25 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 10.5" Reviews

Users rate the iPad Pro 10.5" at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for iPad Pro 9.7" are not currently available.

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