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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2018

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The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) was released in March 2016 and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) was released in November 2018. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) represents the first smaller-sized iPad Pro, and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) represents the 1st generation model in the 11” iPad Pro family. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) has several notable improvements as compared to the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016). Some of the improvements include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion, an Apple A12X Bionic chip, USB-C, Face ID, and up to 1TB of storage.

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iPad Pro 9.7"

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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2018 Pricing

iPad Pro 9.7" prices start at $103, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 11" 2018 low price of $319.

Specs Comparison

The specs for the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) include a 9.7-inch Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A9X chip, up to 256GB of storage, a Lightning connector, two microphones, Bluetooth 4.2, Touch ID in the home button, and a 5MP FaceTime HD front camera. Accessory support for the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) includes the Apple Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil (1st gen). In comparison, the specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2018) include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and ProMotion technology, an Apple A12X Fusion chip, up to 1TB of storage, USB-C, five microphones, Bluetooth 5.0, Face ID, and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera system. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) accessory support includes the Apple Magic Keyboard, the Smart Keyboard Folio, and the Apple Pencil (2nd gen). The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) also feature WiFi 802.11ac and four-speaker audio with a 12MP wide-angle camera on the back.

Size

Size iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2018
Width 179 mm 7.0 inches
Height 248 mm 9.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 468 g 16.5 ounces

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) measures 9.4” (H) x 6.6” (W) x 0.24” (D), has a 9.7-inch display size, and the WiFi-only model weighs 0.96 pounds. The WiFi + Cellular model is slightly heavier than the WiFi-only model, at 0.98 pounds. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2018) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), has an 11-inch display size and weighs 1.03 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2018
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) feature a rear-facing 12MP wide-angle camera. On the front, the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) has a 5MP FaceTime HD camera and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) has a 7MP FaceTime HD camera.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2018
Resolution 1668x2388
Screen Size 280 mm 11.0 in
Pixels Per Inch ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) features a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 264 pixels per inch and an SDR max brightness of 500 nits. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, True Tone, and ProMotion technology. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 11” (2018) displays are fully laminated and have an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2018
Capacity mAh 7812 mAh
USB USB-C

A 27.5-watt-hour battery powers the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the tablet charges via the Lightning connector. A 29.37-watt-hour battery powers the iPad Pro 11” (2018) and the tablet charges via USB-C. The battery capacities of both models allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when on cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2018
CPU Apple A12X Bionic APL1083 (T8027)

Color Choices

iPad Pro 9.7"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 2018

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2018 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 11" 2018 share two colors: Silver and Gray. However, the iPad Pro 9.7" does away with Rose Gold and Gold, previously seen on the iPad Pro 11" 2018.
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The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) is available in four colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. The Space Gray color option has a black bezel on the front, and the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold color options have a white bezel on the front. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) is available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 9.7"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

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iPad Pro 11" 2018

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2018 Storage

The iPad Pro 11" 2018 introduces three new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 9.7": 64GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 11" 2018 share one storage option: 256GB. However, the iPad Pro 11" 2018 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. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2018) is available with 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage.

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