High-end tablet for creative users
Design and display
Similar to the 12.9-inch iPad, the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch variant also sports a premium metallic design. The slate comes with four speakers, which are located on the each corner of the slate to deliver an immersive media experience. The tablet comes with a 9.7-inch Retina Display bearing a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. The slate gets Apple Pencil compatibility, can be attached to a Smart Keyboard via a connector on its side, and also sports a Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button.
Configuration and OS
The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 tablet sports a new True Tone display technology, and is powered by Apple's latest A9X processor. The slate is equipped with an Apple M9 co-processor, which is further supported by 2GB of RAM to enhance the performance. The slate runs the latest iOS 9.3 out-of-the-box which brings several new features for the iOS ecosystem.
Camera and storage
In terms of imaging, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch edition sports a 12-megapixel primary iSight camera with a TrueTone LED flash, Focus Pixels, Live Photos and 4K video recording support. For selfies and video calling purposes, the slate gets a 5-megapixel secondary shooter with Retina Flash. Coming to the storage, the iPad Pro 9.7's base model comes with 32GB of internal memory, which can't be further increased by inserting a microSD card.
Connectivity and battery
In addition to the Apple Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the new iPad Pro 9.7's other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The slate is fuelled by a 27.3 Whr battery, which as per the brand offers 10 hours of Wi-Fi web browsing or video playback.
The Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch is an excellent option if you find the 12.9-inch variant a bit large according to your needs. The slate comes with a bright display, a powerful processor, a coprocessor, high amount of RAM and a fingerprint sensor for enhanced security features. It also gets a powerful battery and decent camera features, which make the deal even better.