High-end tab with Retina display
Design and OS
Apple has fitted the high-end features of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the latest 9.7-inch iPad Pro variant. Design-wise, the slate looks quite similar to the iPad Pro 12.9-inch edition as it gets the same metal chassis and quad speakers for immersive media experience, which are located on all the four corners. The slate measures quite slim with a 6.1mm waistline, and tips the scale at 437 grams. Users can also use it as a full-fledged iOS laptop by attaching an optional keyboard accessory. Software-wise, it runs iOS 9.3 that comes with several software enhancements. Apple has also added the Pencil and Smart Keyboard support on the iPad 9.7-inch variant.
Display and configuration
As for the display, the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 variant as its name suggests sports a 9.7-inch screen with Retina Display and a new True Tone screen technology. The tablet is powered by the company's own Apple A9X processor, found on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro variant. The performance is further supported by 2GB of RAM and an Apple M9 co-processor.
Camera and internal memory
For imaging, the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch variant gets a 12MP iSight camera with support for a TrueTone LED flash, Focus Pixels, Live Photos and 4K video recording functionality. For selfies and video calling purposes, the slate offers a 5MP secondary snapper on the front. As its name suggests, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch edition comes with 128GB of internal memory, which unfortunately can't be further increased by inserting a microSD card.
Connectivity and battery
The Apple iPad 9.7-inch variant comes with a fingerprint sensor for enhanced data security, which is integrated into the home button. Its other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. As for the battery, it is fuelled by a 27.3 Whr unit, which as per the company is capable of delivering 10 hours of web browsing, or you can watch videos for the same amount of time.
The Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch 128GB is one of the best tablets you can find on the market with an excellent display. It offers a powerful processor, impressive amount of internal memory, a long-lasting battery, and decent connectivity features. The slate also gets a fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button for extra security of user data.