Ipad pro 2017 vs ipad 2017

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): What's the difference?

Apple announced a new 9.7-inch iPad at its March 2017 event, replacing the iPad Air 2 but ditching the Air name, while at WWDC 2017, a new iPad Pro was revealed.

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) is the cheapest way to get your hands on an Apple tablet, but how does it compare to the latest iPad Pro 10.5, which takes the place of 2016's 9.7-inch iPad Pro model?

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Design

  • Similar designs, but iPad Pro is slimmer and slightly larger 
  • Smart Connector and raised rear camera lens on iPad Pro
  • iPad Pro comes in additional rose gold colour option

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) and the iPad Pro 10.5 feature similar designs with only a few slight differences on the surface. They are both distinctly iPad, offering slim, premium metal constructions with rounded edges and corners and the Touch ID home button on the front beneath the screen.

On the rear, the Apple logo is positioned in the middle, as usual, while the rear camera lens sits in the top left corner. The iPad Pro 10.5 has a raised rear camera lens and a flash module beneath it, while the new iPad has a flat rear camera lens and no flash. Both have a centralised Lightning port at the bottom in between grilles but the iPad Pro has Smart Connector ports on one of its sides, distinguishing it from the new model in terms of design.

The iPad Pro 10.5 is slightly larger measuring 250.6 x 174.1 in terms of width and height, while the iPad 9.7 measures 240 x 169.5mm. The iPad Pro 10.5 is slimmer at 6.1mm compared to 7.5mm though. The Pro and the 9.7-inch model weigh the same at 469g or 477g, depending on the whether you opt for Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and Cellular.

The Apple iPad 9.7 and the iPad Pro 10.5 both come in silver, space grey and gold colour options, but the iPad Pro is also available in rose gold and it is the only iPad in the family that comes in this colour.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Display

  • iPad Pro larger screen but both have same 264ppi pixel density
  • iPad Pro has fully laminated display with anti-reflective coating
  • iPad Pro also has wider colour gamut, True Tone technology and support for higher refresh rate 

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) has a 9.7-inch Retina display, which means an LED-backlit LCD screen with 2048 x 1536 resolutions for a pixel density of 264ppi. The iPad Pro 10.5 on the other hand, has a slightly larger 10.5-inch Retina display with a slightly higher resolution of 2224 x 1668 pixels, resulting in the same 264ppi pixel density. They both have a fingerprint resistance oleophobic coating, but this is where any similarities conclude.

The iPad Pro 10.5 has a fully laminated display with an anti-reflective coating, while the iPad 9.7 doesn't, meaning there is a small gap between the surface glass and the display panel of the smaller iPad and the reason for the increased thickness. In reality, it doesn't actually make a great deal of difference other than content isn't as close to the surface, but the colours of the iPad 9.7 are still vibrant and natural so the experience is still a great one.

The iPad Pro 10.5 also offers a P3 wide colour gamut and Apple's True Tone technology, the latter of which adjusts the white balance based on ambient lighting conditions. It also offers an antireflection coating and something called ProMotion technology. Apple claims the 10.5-inch iPad Pro offers the world's most advanced display. It is said to be brighter at 600nits, less reflective and more responsive, supporting a 120Hz refresh rate so it is likely to offer a better experience than the cheaper model.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Camera

  • iPad Pro has 12MP rear, 7MP front cameras
  • iPad 9.7 has 8MP rear, 1.2MP front cameras
  • iPad Pro has rear True Tone Flash, front Retina Flash, 4K video recording and Live Photo feature 

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a f/2.4 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities, while the front-facing camera resolution sits at 1.2-megapixels. There is no flash on either camera.

The iPad Pro 10.5 on the other hand, has a 12-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 4K video recording, along with a 7-megapixel front-facing snapper, the same as the iPhone 7. It also offers optical image stabilisation, Live Photos with stabilisation, wide colour photo capture, a Quad-LED True Tone flash on its rear camera and a Retina Flash on its front snapper.

Other camera features are the same across both devices though, with both offering Auto HDR photos, exposure control, face detection, burst mode, timer mode and photo geotagging, all of which are also offered on the company's iPhones.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Hardware

  • iPad Pro has faster chip, but both have 10-hour battery life
  • iPad Pro comes in larger storage options
  • iPad Pro compatible with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) comes with the A9 chip and embedded M9 coprocessor, which is said offer 1.6x faster CPU and 1.8x faster GPU compared to the A8 chip, used in the Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4. The iPad Pro 10.5 has a more advanced A10X Fusion chip with embedded M10 coprocessor though, said to be 30 per cent faster in performance and 40 per cent faster in graphics to the A9.

The iPad Pro 10.5 also offers Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility, which the iPad 9.7 doesn't making it less of a working-on-the-go tablet compared to the Pro device. There is also four-speaker audio on the iPad Pro, compared to two-speaker audio on the new iPad. Both the iPad 9.7 and the iPad Pro 10.5 are said to offer up to 10 hours battery life.

In terms of storage options, the iPad 9.7 comes in 32GB and 128GB capacities, while the iPad Pro 10.5 is available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities. Both come in Wi-Fi and Cellular models.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Software

  • Both run on iOS 10
  • Both should get iOS 11 update

Both the Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) and the iPad Pro 10.5 run on iOS 10, meaning you'll get an almost identical experience across both devices, aside from a few extra features on the iPad Pro.

Functions such as split-screen multi-tasking, the Home app for any HomeKit-enabled devices you might have, iMessages and of course the richness of the App Store ecosystem will be present on both.

There will also be a whole range of new and exciting features coming to the new iPads in September with iOS 11, such as Drag and Drop, Files, and a new app dock that looks similar to what you'd find on MacOS.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Price

The Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) starts at £339 for the 32GB Wi-Fi only option, stretching up to £559 for the 128GB Wi-Fi and Cellular model. 

The Apple iPad Pro 10.5 starts at £619 for the 64GB Wi-Fi only option, while the 512GB Wi-Fi and Cellular option will cost you £1019.

Apple iPad Pro 10.5 vs iPad 9.7 (2017): Which should you buy?

The decision between the Apple iPad 9.7 (2017) and the iPad Pro 10.5 will come down to what you want your new iPad for, as well as what you're willing, or what you have, to spend on it. 

The iPad Pro 10.5 offers a better screen, more advanced chipset, the option of more storage, better cameras and it is also compatible with the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, both of which mean it will be a great tablet for working-on-the-go, whether sketching or typing. The iPad Pro also offers better audio.

The iPad 9.7 (2017) is significantly cheaper though and although it doesn't match the iPad Pro in terms of specs, it's still a brilliant tablet that offers a solid, consistent performance. It will be more than enough for some, while others will want the extra functionality that comes with the iPad Pro. The question you really have to ask yourself is, are those extra functions worth £300 to you?


New iPad (2017) vs 9.7-inch iPad Pro: What's the difference?

New iPad 2017 vs iPad Pro 2016: Apple isn’t shy about launching 9.7-inch tablets, but which of its latest slates is the best? We compare the specs and tell you what you need to know.

Apple dropped a surprise announcement on us in March, revealing a brand new 9.7-inch iPad as its first major product launch of the year. The tablet is the effective successor to the iPad Air 2, but it’s arguably facing more competition from Apple’s existing 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Both tablets are slick and powerful, but which one is right for you? I’ve rounded up the key differences between the two devices, so you can work out how you want to spend your money.

In this article, I’ll answer the following questions:

  • How do the designs differ?
  • How do the new iPad and iPad Pro specs compare?
  • Which tablet is better value for money?
  • Should you buy the new iPad or the iPad Pro?

Short on time? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a summarised version of this article.

Related: iPad Pro 2

New iPad 2017

New iPad (2017) vs 9.7-inch iPad Pro Design: What’s the difference?

The good news is that both devices look largely identical, with the same approximate form factor, and Apple’s unmistakeable aluminium unibody iPad aesthetic. All the usual buttons (Touch ID, volume controls etc.) don the front and sides, and there’s a camera on the front and back of both tablets.

The key differences are minor. For instance, the new iPad is marginally heavier than the iPad Pro, weighing in at 469 grams (or 478g for cellular), compared to the iPad Pro’s 437 grams (or 444g for cellular).

iPad Pro

The new iPad is also 1.4mm thicker than the iPad Pro, which may be down to the larger battery.

The screen panel on the new iPad is also slightly different, as it doesn’t have anti-reflective coating, nor does it support a wide colour gamut. The new iPad’s display also lacks True Tone support – that’s the feature that dynamically adjusts your screen’s colour balance based on data from the ambient light sensor. We will know more about what sort of difference this makes when we review the new iPad.

It’s also worth noting that the iPad Pro has a solid line-up of accessories, including the Apple Pencil (£99) and the Smart Keyboard (£149), which connects through the Smart Connector – a feature not included in the new iPad. If you’re looking for a tablet to replace that old laptop, the iPad Pro is the better pick.

New iPad (2017) vs 9.7-inch iPad Pro Specs: Which tablet is the most powerful?

Both tablets are on fairly equal footing when it comes to the display; they use the same(-ish) 9.7-inch panel with an identical screen resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. That works out at a respectable 264ppi, and should offer a crisp, clear image at normal viewing distances.

But when it comes to raw specs, the new iPad starts to fall behind. For instance, the new iPad uses a slower Apple A9 chip than the Apple A9X chip found in the iPad Pro. The A9X is an evolution of the iPhone 6S’s A9 processor, and runs at a faster 2.16-2.26GHz clock speed (compared to the A9’s 1.85GHz).

The A9X chip also features a more powerful 12-core variant of the PowerVR Series7XT GT7600 GPU, which means you’ll get better performance while gaming from the iPad Pro.

New iPad 2017

The camera setup on the new iPad is also far less impressive than what we’ve seen from the iPad Pro. For a start, you’re getting a smaller 8-megapixel image resolution from the main, rear-mounted camera on the new iPad, while the iPad Pro gets a higher-resolution 12-megapixel camera. It’s important to note that this simply means the iPad Pro takes bigger pictures, but not necessarily better pictures.

Where the real difference lies is in the aperture; the iPad Pro uses a wide f/2.2 aperture for the main camera, which trumps the f/2.4 aperture on the new iPad’s camera. Aperture describes the size of hole that allows light into your lens; the lower the number, the bigger the hole, and thus more light reaching your lens. Having a wider aperture should make the iPad Pro more versatile than the new iPad in terms of photography. Still, both these apertures are narrow when compared to high-end phones.

It’s a similar story with the secondary camera – what Apple calls the ‘FaceTime’ selfie cam. The new iPad offers a dinky 1.2-megapixel image and an aperture of f/2.2, compared to the 5-megapixel (f/2.2) shooter on the iPad Pro. This resolution disparity means your selfies and video calling will be much more limited in terms of the maximum detail possible on the new iPad. Still, 1.2-megapixels is enough to get video calling done, so don’t let this put you off buying a new iPad – the iPad Air 2 has the same setup, for reference.

iPad Pro

There’s not much else in the way of difference between the devices. Although the new iPad has a slightly larger battery, it offers the same 10-hour battery life as the iPad Pro. And both tablets feature Touch ID fingerprint sensors, Lightning ports, and models with optional cellular connectivity.

The only other real difference is that while the new iPad only comes in 32GB and 128GB variants, there’s an additional 256GB model with the iPad Pro.

For a full spec comparison, check out the table below:

New iPad (2017) iPad Pro (2016)
Screen 9.7 inches 9.7 inches
Display Resolution 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (264ppi) 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (264ppi)
Dimensions 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm 240 x 169.5 x 6.1mm
Weight 469 / 478 grams 437 / 444 grams
Chipset Apple A9 Apple A9X
Storage 32GB / 128GB 32GB / 128GB / 256GB
Primary Camera 8 megapixels, f/2.4 12 megapixels, f/2.2
Secondary Camera 1.2 megapixels, f/2.2 5 megapixels, f/2.2
Connectivity Wi-Fi (LTE optional) Wi-Fi (LTE optional)
Charging Cable Lightning Lightning
Fingerprint Scanner Touch ID Touch ID
Battery 32.4Wh (10-hour life) 27.9WH (10-hour life)
Colours Space Grey, Silver, Gold Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

New iPad (2017) vs 9.7-inch iPad Pro Price: Which tablet is better value for money?

So, is the new iPad good value for money when compared against the similarly-sized iPad Pro?

Well, the new iPad will retail from a budget-friendly £339/$329, while the iPad Pro costs a far more hefty £549/$599. So if you have a hard budget of £400 or less then there’s only one real choice.

Related: Best tablets

New iPad 2017

However, it’s clear that the new iPad isn’t as hardware-capable as the iPad Pro when it comes to the screen, the processor performance, or the camera, which may put off those looking for the bleeding edge of specs.

Regarding value, it’s hard to justify spending £500+ on a tablet, so you’ll really only want to be picking up the Pro model if you’re going to be using it all the time. The iPad Pro range is intended for people who want to get work done, while the new iPad is almost certainly being targeted at people who just want a tablet for the occasional Netflix binge on a train.

We know that the iPad Pro is a good tablet, and the new iPad is probably going to be decent enough too, considering it’s using tried-and-tested components and software. So rather than thinking “which is better value?”, ask yourself if you’re willing to spend an extra £200 for the improvements that the iPad Pro offers.

iPad Pro

New iPad (2017) vs 9.7-inch iPad Pro Summary: What’s the difference?

Here’s a brief overview of the key differences between the new iPad (2017) and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

Design: Both iPads look largely the same, although the new iPad is marginally thicker and heavier. It also has a slightly less impressive display panel. You also get an extra colour option: Rose Gold.

Specs: The iPad Pro is undoubtedly the superior tablet, featuring a faster processor, more storage options, and better cameras.

Price: Apple’s new iPad is a relative steal at £339/$329, while the more powerful iPad Pro will set you back £549/$599.

Value: If you’re looking for productivity, the iPad Pro is the best choice, but you’ll have to consider whether it’s worth paying an additional £200 for the improved hardware and design based on your own budget.

Related: New iPad vs iPad Air 2

What do you think of Apple’s new iPad? Let us know in the comments.


iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) vs iPad 9.7in (2017) comparison review

After a couple of lean years, 2017 is rapidly turning into The Year of the New iPad. In March Apple replaced the iPad Air 2 with a cheaper 9.7-inch iPad; then in June it unveiled a brace of high-power tablets, including a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. How much difference is there between these two mid-size devices, and which is the best option for you?

If you're convinced one way or the other, you can buy the tablets here: iPad 9.7in (2017) and iPad Pro 10.5in (2017). And remember to check out our iPad buying guide for more general advice.

Design & build quality

The iPad 9.7in (2017) looks just like any other iPad from the past few years. In fact the chassis is pretty much lifted from the iPad Air 1.

Since it features a larger screen (offering by our calculations around 18.3 percent more display area), it's no surprise that the Pro 10.5in is longer and wider, but not by as much as you might expect: Apple has slimmed down the bezels on either side to fit a bigger screen into a not-much-bigger body.

The Pro is also slimmer, to the extent that this cancels out the extra length and width. The two devices weigh almost exactly the same amount.

  • iPad 9.7in (2017): 240mm x 169.5mm x 7.5mm; 469g/478g (Wi-Fi/cellular
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017): 250.6mm x 174.1mm x 6.1mm; 469g/477g (Wi-Fi/cellular models)

Where the iPad 2017 has two speakers, the iPad Pro has four, and the cheaper model also arrives without the Smart Connector which means it won't be able to use Apple's Smart Keyboard. Bluetooth alternatives are available, though, so that's not necessarily a disaster.

The Pro also has support for the Apple Pencil, something the iPad 9.7in model can't match, but both have Touch ID and Apple Pay which could be more useful on a day-to-day basis.

It might be a small point to some, but do please note that the Pro model comes with second-gen Touch ID, which is a smidgen quicker and in our experience significantly more reliable than the first-gen version you get with the iPad 9.7in. Here's a comparison of first- (on the left, as featured on the 2015 iPad Pro 12.9in) and second-gen Touch ID (on the right, on the iPad Pro 10.5in):

Both models are available in silver, gold and Space Grey; the Pro also offers a Rose Gold edition, which is pink to you or me.


One of the major differences between the two models is the display. The iPad 9.7in (2017) has a decent enough panel, with the standard 9.7-inch display, 2048 x 1536 resolution, and 264ppi arrangement that appears on both devices.

In fact it's almost identical to the version used on the iPad Air 1. The problem with this is that the 'air-gapped' design can feel a little less premium when pressed.

It's not exactly unashamedly plastic, but the tactile sensation can certainly be reminiscent of the cheaper, more flexible substance.

The Pro suffers no such budgetary choices. The panel on the Pro is fully laminated and includes an anti-reflective coating - just like the iPad mini 4. Colours are also more plentiful and vivid thanks to its DCI-P3 Wide colour gamut, and the True Tone display will make details clearer in a range of environments. Read next: iPad 9.7in (2017) vs iPad mini 4

Internal specs

While there's no doubt that the Pro is more powerful device, The iPad 9.7in is a solid performer, thanks to Apple's choice of fitting it with an A9 processor: not too shabby. But the Pro 10.5in is considerably more powerful thanks to its A10X Fusion chip. It also packs 4GB of RAM, to the iPad 9.7in's 2GB.

In our benchmark tests the iPad Pro always came out on top. But the iPad 2017 consistently prove itself to be a decent performer: it's more than capable of running current apps, even if the Pro's capabilities will become more apparent in the future.

In Geekbench 4 the Pro scored 3,891 (single core) and 9,300 (multi), while the iPad 9.7in was some way back with 2539 and 4340.

We tested the two device's graphical chops using GFXBench Metal.

On the easiest of the three tests, T-Rex onscreen, it was a close thing: 60fps (Pro 10.5in) to 56.1fps (9.7in). But on the harder tests the Pro's superiority became unmistakable, triumphing by 56.54fps to 28.6fps on Manhattan and by 42.22fps to 18.5fps on Manhattan 3.1.

These numbers don't always mean much in terms of real world use, but the bottom line is that the Pro is a fast iPad, while the 2017 is a very competent device for day-to-day browsing, gaming, and social media tasks.

Storage options are slightly different too: 32GB or 128GB for the 9.7in, but 64GB, 256GB or a whopping 512GB for the Pro. If you're a digital creative with a library of RAW photos and half-edited video projects, you might need half a terabyte, but 64GB ought to be enough for most of us.


The optical capabilities of these siblings are night and day. Apple obviously saw this as an area to cut costs on the iPad 9.7in as it comes fitted with an 8-megapixel, f/2.4 aperture main camera with 1080p HD video capabilities.

That's not bad for an iPad, but the Pro boasts a 12-megapixel f/1.8 main unit with a wider colour gamut, focus pixels, True Tone flash, Auto HDR, 4K video recording with superior stabilisation, and advanced levels of Slo-Mo.

The front-facing cameras are also different, with the Pro bearing a 7Mp unit, while the iPad 9.7in offers a less-than-stellar 1.2Mp alternative.

Battery life

Apple claims that both units will deliver up to 10 hours of browsing, watching videos, or listening to music (a figure that drops by an hour if you're using a mobile network).

In our testing these figures are in the right ballpark. The iPad 2017 recorded a score of 616 minutes in the Geekbench 3 battery test, while the Pro managed 657 minutes. Your mileage may vary, but this is a pretty demanding test, and it would not be unreasonable to expect more than this in real-world use.


You'd rightly expect the Pro to be a more powerful, feature packed, premium device, but the question to ask before spending any money is how much do you really need those extra touches?

At the moment you can pick up the iPad 9.7in for as low as £339, which in iPad terms is cheap. The Pro starts at £619, albeit with twice the storage.

The whole range looks like this:

iPad 9.7in (2017) prices

  • iPad (WiFi, 32GB): £339
  • iPad (WiFi, 128GB): £429
  • iPad (cellular, 328GB): £469
  • iPad (cellular, 128GB): £559

iPad Pro 10.5in (2017) prices

  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, WiFi, 64GB): £619
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, WiFi, 256GB): £709
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, WiFi, 512GB): £889
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, cellular, 64GB): £749
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, cellular, 256GB): £839
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017, cellular, 512GB): £1,019

You can buy both iPads from Apple's website: iPad 9.7in and iPad Pro 10.5in.


Obviously the Pro is a better device. The display is much nicer under the fingers and features a higher-quality panel. It's faster, has superior cameras, advanced features such as Apple Pencil compatibility, lasts longer on a single charge, and you can get it in pink. (You're not fooling anyone, Apple, with your "Rose Gold" nomenclature!)

It's also much, much more expensive.

So the classic mantra of technology purchasing needs to be applied: what do you want to do with the device?

If you're after a simple, internet-browsing sofa companion to watch YouTube, Netflix, do some shopping, occasional gaming, and keep up on Facebook, then the iPad 2017 is a sensible choice. That holds true if it's going to be a family device shared between you and the little ones too.

Those seeking best-in-class performance, artistic apps that can utilise the Apple Pencil, or a work device that's as future-proof as iPads get, then the Pro is the one that should be at the top of your list. That is of course unless you've seen the iPad Pro 12.9. Decisions, decisions.


Сравнение iPad Pro 2 VS iPad Pro: Как подтянулся планшет Apple?

Что нового во флагманской серии планшетов Apple?

Apple iPad Pro 2 был представлен компанией Apple на WWDC 2017, представленный в 10,5 дюймах и 12,9 дюймах.

Следуя всё тому же фундаментальному языку дизайна, что и предыдущая пара iPad Pro, новые модели предлагают больше мощности, улучшенные экраны и улучшенные камеры в тех же размерах.

Однако, сколько изменилось с первого iPad Pro? Для того, чтобы выяснить, мы решили сравнить две новые модели iPad Pro против своих предшественников – iPad Pro 12.9 и iPad Pro 9.7.

Читайте: Обзор iPad Pro 2 10.5 | Обзор iPad Pro 2 12.9;

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: Цена

Новые iPad Pro – которые мы зовем iPad Pro 2 10.5 и Pro 2 12.9 – близки ценам планшетов, которые они заменили.

Начальная модель iPad Pro 2 10.5 оценивается в 649$ (37.000 рублей) за Wi-Fi модель на 64 Гб, затем цена растет до 749$ (43.000 рублей) за модель на 256 Гб, далее вам придется заплатить 949$ (54.000 рублей) за массивный запас в 512 Гб памяти.

Между тем большой iPad Pro 2 12.9 начинается с 799$ (45.500 рублей) за Wi-Fi модель на 64 гигабайта, планшет на 256 Гб обойдется вам в 899$ (51.000 рублей), в то время как топовый планшет на 512 Гб будет стоить не меньше 1099$ (62.500 рублей).

Если вы хотите Wi-Fi + Cellular (сотовый) iPad Pro 2 10.5, цены начнутся с 779$ (44.500 рублей) за 64 Гб, 879$ (50.000 рублей) за 256 Гб и 1079$ (61.500 рублей) за 512 Гб.

iPad Pro 2 12.9 Wi-Fi + Cellular обойдется вам в 929$ (53.000 рублей) за 64 Гб, 1029$ (59.000 рублей) за 256 Гб и 1229$ (70.000 рублей).

Для сравнения, цены двух предыдущих моделей iPad Pro похожи на новинки.

Например, большой 12,9-дюймовый iPad Pro стоит 799$ (45.500 рублей) за Wi-Fi модель на 32 Гб памяти, 949$ (54.000 рублей) за модель на 128 Гб и 1099$ (62.500 рублей) за 256 Гб.

Меньший iPad Pro 9.7 начинает ценообразование с 599$ (34.000 рублей), что делает его немного более приемлемым, но это модель с 32 Гб памяти.

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: Дизайн

iPad Pro 2 будет мгновенно признан теми, кто знаком с диапазоном планшетов Pro. На самом деле, нет никакой разницы между 12,9-дюймовыми планшетами, размер, форма, конструкция, всё едино.

Это значит, что вы получаете тот же премиальный планшет, цельнометаллическое покрытие с кнопкой «Домой» (со встроенным сканером Touch ID) на лицевой панели, а также шишку камеры и вспышки на задней панели.

Заметные изменения происходят в меньшем из двух планшетов, 9,7-дюймовый экран оригинальной модели планшета вырос до 10,5 дюймов. Apple также уменьшает обрамление вокруг экрана на 40% для этой модели, а это значит, что планшет лишь немного выше и шире своего 9,7-дюймового коллеги.

Новый iPad Pro 2 10.5 измеряется 250,6 х 174,1 х 6,1 мм против оригинальной модели 240 х 170 х 6,1 мм.

В то же время оба 12,9-дюймовых планшета iPad Pro измеряются 306 х 221 х 6,9 мм.

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: Экран

Apple, как правило, умеет производить впечатление технологиями экрана, но iPad Pro 2 поднимается на новый уровень.

Мало того, что планшет обеспечивает 600 нит яркости, широкую цветовую гамму, ультра-низкую отражающую способность и видео с поддержкой HDR – первый iPad, который демонстрирует эту технологию.

iPad Pro 2 также поддерживает частоту обновления 120 Гц, то есть он обещает стать первым развлекательным планшетом для фильмов, игр или просмотра веб-страниц.

Кроме того, он улучшает поддержку Apple Pencil, предлагая ещё более плавный опыт благодаря сокращению задержки.

Короче говоря, всё, что отображается на экранах новых планшетов iPad Pro выглядит лучше оригинальной парочки iPad Pro.

С разрешением 2224 х 1668 пикселей на новом iPad Pro 2 10.5, его экран предлагает плотность в 264 пикселя на дюйм – что соответствует плотности предшественника и старшего брата.

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: ОС и производительность

И пока планшеты iPad Pro 2 были запущены на том же мероприятии с новой мобильной платформой Apple, iOS 11, на самом деле они пришли с традиционной iOS 10.

Это потому, что вы можете купить планшеты прямо сейчас, в то время как iOS 11 не выйдет в доступ до осени – когда бесплатное обновление приземлится на новые iPad Pro 2, старые планшеты тоже разделят его.

Это значит, что новые планшеты работают на той же версии программного обеспечения, что и их предшественники – iOS 10.3.

Планшеты iPad Pro 2 имеют новые и более мощные аппаратные средства, включая чипсет Apple A10X Fusion, который представляет собой колоссальный 6-ядерный процессор.

Платформа состоит из трех высокопроизводительных ядер и ещё трех маломощных, призванных оптимизировать расход энергии. Apple считает, что iPad Pro 2 увидел прирост производительности в 40%, как результат.

Пока нет никаких подробностей относительной оперативной памяти, хотя мы ожидаем, что iPad Pro 2 предлагает 4 Гб ОЗУ, как и 12,9-дюймовый iPad Pro, а не 9,7-дюймовая модель, которая пришла с 2 Гб оперативной памяти.

Предыдущие модели планшетов iPad Pro имеют 64-битные чипы А9Х от Apple со встроенным сопроцессором M9.

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: Камеры

Оба планшета, iPad Pro 2 10.5 и iPad Pro 2 12.9, оборудованы 12-мегапиксельными камерами, аналогичными тем, что вы найдете на iPhone 7, с 6-элементными линзами.

Есть и обновленный 8-мегапиксельный объектив фронтальной панели 12,9-дюймового планшета, а так же 12-мегапиксельная пятиэлементная оптика на iPad Pro 2 9.7.

Эти камеры помогают iPad Pro 2 захватить четкое изображение – хотя не слишком, что вы захотите фотографировать с помощью планшета – но это уже совсем другое дело и к сравнению iPad Pro 2 отношения не имеет.

Оптическая стабилизация изображения (OIS), вспышка TrueTone, диафрагма f / 1.8 и захват видео в формате 4К также поддерживаются новыми планшетами.

На лицевой панели iPad Pro 2 расположена другая камера, а именно, заимствованный 7-мегапиксельный объектив iPhone 7 – заметное улучшение после 1,2 Мп 12,9-дюймового iPad Pro и 5-мегапиксельной камеры iPad Pro 9.7.

iPad Pro 2 против iPad Pro: Аккумулятор и функции

Компания Apple традиционно не разглашает подробности об аккумуляторах на своих устройствах, но утверждает, что пара iPad Pro 2 будет служить не менее 10 часов на одной зарядке, тот же срок приведен и для старых планшетов iPad Pro.

Что касается дополнительных особенностей, iPad Pro 2 предлагает быструю зарядку, которая делает именно то, что следует из названия. Технология заставит ваш планшет меньше времени проводить в зависимости от розетки.

Стоит также ожидать и выхода новых чехлов для iPad, включая кожаный защитный чехольчик для Apple Pencil.

Подводя итоги

Вы не найдете ничего особенно революционного в планшетах iPad Pro 2, но он предлагает больше, чем мы ожидали.

Apple проводит ряд уточнений своего и без того успешного диапазона планшетов, что делает последние планшеты изящнее, мощнее и более искусными, нежели их предшественники.

Модернизированная фронтальная камера обещает порадовать пользователей FaceTime, а технология быстрой зарядки – область, где Apple несколько отстает в сравнении с Android-конкурентами – это хорошая новость для всех пользователей флагманских планшетов.

Тем не менее, некоторые из самых захватывающих изменений, скорее всего, придут вместе с iOS 11, когда обновление выйдет позже в этом году, привнеся с собой кучу удобных и функциональных решений для планшетов Apple.

Новые планшеты iPad Pro 2, безусловно, походят на устройства, способные разжечь аппетит пользователей, если они смогут оправдать все заявленные функции на свой ценник.


Сравнение характеристик нового iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

iPad (2017) vs iPad Pro 9.7

Сравнение характеристик нового iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7. Разница и отличие планшетов. Новый Айпад от Apple имеет новую стратегию, ориентированную на бюджетный вариант.

Тем не менее, компания по-прежнему предлагает высококачественный iPad. Давайте сравним функции и спецификации iPad начального уровня с высококлассным iPad Pro 9.7.

  1. Размеры
  2. Вес
  3. Корпус
  4. Клавиатура
  5. Стилус
  6. Цвета
  7. Размер дисплея
  8. Разрешение экрана
  9. Тип дисплея
  10. Дисплей True Tone
  11. Процессор
  12. ОЗУ
  13. Аккумулятор
  14. Опция сотовой связи
  15. Память
  16. Мегапиксели
  17. Сенсорный ID
  18. Динамики
  19. Программное обеспечение
  20. Цена


Разница в размерах iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Высота и ширина идентичны, как были с прошлыми iPad. Это хорошая новость для тех, у кого идентичная оснастка или клавиатура, так как есть хорошие шансы, что они подойдут обеим этим моделям.


Разница в весе iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Предположительно, во имя сохранения цены, новый iPad получил немного больше веса, чем у iPad Pro 9.7.


В новой модели все тот знакомый алюминиевый дизайн от Apple.


Клавиатура не входит в комплект поставки (будьте готовы на дополнительные 150 долларов США), но iPad Pro отлично справляется с оснасткой Apple Smart Keyboard, которая не имеет соединение Bluetooth.


Новая модель также не будет работать с стилусом Apple Pencil.


Очевидно, Apple решила, что клиенты смогут жить без розового золота в новом iPad.

Размер дисплея

Здесь нет никаких изменений, оба имеют по 9,7 дюймов.

Разрешение экрана

К счастью, в более дешевой новой модели нет компромиссов в пикселях, с тем же разрешением «Retina», которое было найдено во всех iPad с начала 2012 года.

Тип дисплея

Пока что Apple придерживается панелей IPS на всех своих мобильных устройствах, но на свой 10-летний юбилей может переключится на AMOLED (по слухам).

Дисплей True Tone

IPad Pro 9.7 по-прежнему остается единственным устройством Apple с дисплеем True Tone, который регулирует его цветовой баланс в ответ на вашу атмосферу.


Отличие в процессорах между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Это приятное обновление в новом iPad, в котором он получает процессор с одним и тем же поколением, как у iPhone 6s и iPad Pro.


Отличие в ОЗУ между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Мы не будем знать ситуацию с ОЗУ в новом iPad до тех пор, пока не пройдем некоторые тесты, но мы были бы удивлены, если бы не было тех же 2 ГБ, что и на iPad Air 2 и Pro 9.7.


Отличие в батареи между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Apple предлагает те же 10 часов веб-серфинга, видео или прослушивания музыки (в то время как и на Wi-Fi) для обеих моделей.

Опция сотовой связи

Вы можете заплатить дополнительные $ 130, чтобы получить LTE-совместимую модель любого планшета.


Разница в памяти между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Единственное здесь отличие – это вариант с 256 ГБ у Pro 9.7.

Мегапиксели камеры

Разница в мегапикселях между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

IPad Pro имеет лучшие камеры, хотя мы не думаем, что многие покупатели слишком беспокоятся об этом.

Сенсорный ID

Оба IPad имеют датчики отпечатков пальцев Touch ID.


Разница в динамиках между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

IPad Pro дает вам дополнительную пару стерео динамиков для более объемного воспроизведения во время просмотра видео или игр.

Программное обеспечение

Разница в ПО между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Оба iPad запускают iOS 10.


Разница в цене между новым iPad (2017) и iPad Pro 9.7

Как видно из фото, новый iPad стоит в 2 раза меньше, но и функций тоже меньше , чем у прошлогоднего Pro 9.7. Все честно, хочешь больше – плати больше.


iPad (2017) vs. iPad Pro 9.7

Apple's new iPad marks a new budget-minded strategy for Apple's tablet line. The company still, however, has a high-end iPad that falls in the same 10-inch window. Let's compare the features and specs of the entry-level iPad with the high-end iPad Pro 9.7.


Height and width are identical, as they have been since 2013's iPad Air. That's good news for anyone who owns a snap-on cover or keyboard cover, as there's a good chance they'll fit both of these models. (Cases might be another story, as the iPads have different depths.)


Presumably in the name of keeping the price down, the new iPad gained a little heft over both the iPad Pro 9.7 and its predecessor, the iPad Air 2.


The new model still has Apple's familiar aluminum unibody design.

Apple keyboard

It isn't included in the box (be ready to pony up an extra US$150), but the iPad Pro plays nice with a snap-on Apple Smart Keyboard that doesn't rely on a Bluetooth connection.

The cheaper iPad only works with third-party Bluetooth keyboards.

Apple Pencil

The new model also won't work the Apple Pencil stylus.


Apparently Apple decided customers could live without rose gold in the new iPad.

Display size

No changes here, it's 9.7 inches both ways.

Display resolution

Fortunately there's no compromise in pixels for the cheaper new model, with the same "Retina" resolution found in all 9.7-in iPads since early 2012.

Display type

Until that alleged 10th-anniversary iPhone switches to AMOLED later this year (as it's rumored to), Apple sticks with IPS panels in all its mobile devices.

True Tone display

The iPad Pro 9.7 is still the only Apple device with a True Tone display, which adjusts its color balance in response to your ambience. (It's all in the sensors.)


This is a nice upgrade in the new iPad (compared to the iPad Air 2, not the Pro), in that it gets a same-generation system-on-a-chip as the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro. Not being the A9X variant of the A9, though, it's probably not going to benchmark quite as fast as the Pro.

(Note that we're grabbing the 1.85 GHz from the iPhone 6s version of the A9 chip; it's possible it will be clocked differently in the new iPad.)


We won't know the RAM situation in the new iPad until we run some benchmarks, but we'd be surprised if the didn't use the same 2 GB as the iPad Air 2 and Pro 9.7.


Apple rates the same 10 hours of web-surfing, video or music-listening (while on Wi-Fi) for both models.

Cellular option

You can pay an extra $130 to get an LTE-enabled model of either tablet.


The only difference here is a 256 GB variant of the Pro 9.7.

Camera megapixels

The iPad Pro has better cameras, though we don't think many shoppers are too worried about that in a large-ish tablet.

Touch ID

Both have Touch ID fingerprint sensors.


The iPad Pro gives you an extra pair of stereo speakers, for a more surround-like experience while watching videos or playing games.



The 2017 iPad is up for pre-order, and starts shipping next week.

While it's now a year old, it doesn't look like the iPad Pro 9.7 is ready to be replaced by a successor just yet. (Rumors point to a 10.5-in iPad Pro with the same tablet size sometime this year.)

Starting price (full retail)

When the iPad Pro 9.7 launched a year ago, we wished it started at the same $499 as every one of its same-sized predecessors. But that pricey pill may be a little easier to swallow with its affordable new sibling. If you can live with a Bluetooth keyboard instead of an Apple-connected one (or skip the keyboard altogether), then the $329 iPad may be all you need.

We'll have a more definitive take on the new iPad, though, when we run our full review. Until then, you can revisit our review of the iPad Pro 9.7.

Correction: The original version of this article had checks and Xs backwards in the images for Apple Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

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