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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

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Apple released the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) in March 2016 and released the iPad Pro 11” (2020) in March 2020. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) is the first smaller-sized iPad Pro, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) is the 2nd generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) has notable improvements over the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016), which include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with ProMotion technology, an Apple A12Z Bionic chip, USB-C, Face ID, up to 1TB of storage, and support for the Apple Magic Keyboard and the 2nd gen Apple Pencil.

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iPad Pro 9.7"

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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Pricing

iPad Pro 9.7" prices start at $97, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 low price of $412.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) feature set includes a 9.7-inch Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A9X chip, up to 256GB of storage, a 5MP FaceTime HD front camera, and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. This model also features a Lightning connector, four-speaker audio, two microphones, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and Touch ID in the home button. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) accessory support includes the Apple Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil (1st gen). To compare, the highlight specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and ProMotion technology, an Apple A12Z Fusion chip, up to 1TB of storage, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera system, and a dual rear camera array with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. This model also features a USB-C port, four-speaker audio, five microphones, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, and Face ID. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) accessory support includes the Apple Magic Keyboard, the Smart Keyboard Folio, and the Apple Pencil (2nd gen).

Size

Size iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Width 179 mm 7.0 inches
Height 248 mm 9.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 471 g 16.6 ounces

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) measurements are as follows: 9.4” (H) x 6.6” (W) x 0.24” (D) with a 9.7-inch display size. The WiFi-only iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) weighs 0.96 pounds, and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 0.98 pounds. To compare, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), has an 11-inch display size, and weighs 1.04 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) has a 5MP FaceTime HD camera on the front and a 12MP wide-angle camera on the back. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) has a 7MP TrueDepth camera on the front with a 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide angle camera on the back.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Resolution 1668x2388
Screen Size 279 mm 11.0 in
Pixels Per Inch ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) has a 9.7” Retina display and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) has an 11” Liquid Retina display, both of which are fully laminated with an anti-reflective coating, a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, wide color (P3), and True Tone. Additional specs for the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) display include an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, and the additional specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) include an SDR max brightness of 600 nits and ProMotion technology.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Capacity mAh 7540 mAh
Longevity hours 10 hours
USB USB-C

A 27.5-watt-hour battery powers the iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) is powered by a 28.65-watt-hour battery, both of which can provide up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when on cellular. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) charges via Lightning and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) charges via USB-C.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 9.7" iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
CPU Apple A12Z Bionic

Color Choices

iPad Pro 9.7"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 is the most popular?

iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Colors

The iPad Pro 9.7" introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Pro 9.7" does away with Rose Gold, Gold, and Gray, previously seen on the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020.
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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 model has a black bezel on the front, and the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold models have a white bezel on the front. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) 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" 2nd Gen 2020

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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iPad Pro 9.7" vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Storage

The iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 introduces two new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 9.7": 512GB and 1TB. Both the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 share two storage options: 128GB and 256GB. However, the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 does not have options for 32GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 9.7".
Swappasaurus

The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) are both available in 128GB and 256GB storage configurations. The iPad Pro 9.7” (2016) is also available in a 32GB storage configuration, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) is also available in 512GB and 1TB storage configurations.

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