Apple has released its iPad Air 2 back in 2014, while the new iPad Pro 9.7 is expected to hit the markets this month. Today we’re going to compare these two devices to see what changes Apple has brought to the new handset.
The iPad Air 2 measures 240×169.5×6.1mm and weights 437 grams (Wi-Fi) or 444 grams (3G/LTE). According to GSMArena, the iPad Pro 9.7 has identical dimensions and weights, so it’s very hard to know which is which when putting the two tablets side by side.
Both devices come with LED-backlit IPS LCD displays of 9.7-inch that support a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi and are protected by a scratch-resistant glass.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The iPad Air 2 comes with an Apple A8X chipset, a triple-core Typhoon processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a PowerVR GXA6850 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The iPad Pro 9.7 houses an Apple A9X chipset with a dual-core Twister processor clocked at 2.16GHz, a PowerVR Series 7 graphics card and 2GB of RAM.
The iPad Air 2 has been released in three internal storage variants of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. On the other hand, the three variants offered for the iPad Pro 9.7 have capacities of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.
HINT: Keep in mind that none of devices has a card slot for storage expansion.
The iPad Air 2 sports a primary camera of 8MP that supports autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, face detection and the secondary camera from the front side has a resolution of 1.2MP. The iPad Pro 9.7 comes with a better primary camera of 12MP that features dual-LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The iPad Air 2 is powered by a 7340 mAh battery and reports say that the iPad Pro 9.7 will have the same battery life as the original iPad Pro 12.9, which is around ten hours.