Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch  vs

Released March, 2016

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 10
View of Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch
8 Out of 10
VS
Released March, 2012

Apple iPad 3

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 3
7.2 Out of 10
You couldn't bounce between applications with multitasking.
by c|net (Mar, 2011)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs 3

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs 3

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

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Much more processing power 5,359 vs 958 More than 5.5x better passmark score
Much higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 0.3 MP 40x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 2.2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 444 g vs 662 g Around 35% lighter
Newer Mar, 2016 vs Mar, 2012 Release date over 4 years later
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly thinner 6.1 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 35% thinner
Smaller 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm More than 40% smaller
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Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports multitasking Yes (iOS 6) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

iPad Pro 9.7-inch  vs
Size 9.7" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 263 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Dual core Dual core
Clock speed 2.26 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 444 g 662 g
Size 167.6 x 238.8 x 6.1 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 6.1 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 10 hour 10 hour

storage

iPad Pro 9.7-inch  vs
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 12 MP 0.3 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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