An Apple product fan might find it hard to tell the difference between the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro 9.7. This is because they nearly have the same look on the outside, which could be a good thing. It has the same dimensions of 240x168x6.1mm which makes it fit naturally on two hands as it is easy to store in your backpack. It only differs on the weight for the Wi-Fi only vs the Wi-Fi + Cellular.
Basically, it still has the similarly polished aluminum frame with fast Touch ID fingerprint scanning home button with an amazing Retina display of 9.7 inches. Meanwhile, the lightning port, sleep/wake button, and the volume rocker remained on the same position as they were.
Due to its similarity with the iPad Air 2, the iPad Pro 9.7 can be distinguished with its new finish. In terms of colors, it has three namely Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and the exclusive Rose Gold. Although it may have a small camera bump at the back, it should be a fair tradeoff. This is because it makes way for the 12MP iSight camera matched with the True Tone LED flash.
Moreover, you can see more changes from the iPad Air 2 in terms of speakers that can be seen from the top and bottom, and the Smart Connector port located on the left. These are almost hidden with its aluminum frame but they act as game changers for the series design of the iPad Pro.
If you love a super stereo setup, you should note that there is a couple of speakers at the top and another pair can be found at the bottom. This gives the new iPad Pro 9.7 the proper stereo setup which is loud enough to drown out the iPad Air 2 at its full volume.