Apple iPad Pro 12.9-Inch (Wi-Fi/Cellular) 128, 256 GB Specs
Identifers: iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular) - ML3N2LL/A* - A1652 - 2827 - iPad6,8
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With a larger display (and more powerful internals), the iPad Pro line is designed more with advanced content creation in mind than previous iPad models.
Both 12.9-Inch iPad Pro devices, this Cellular-equipped model and its Wi-Fi only brother, pack an "epic" fully-laminated 12.9-inch oxide TFT touch-sensitive Retina display with 5.6 million pixels (2732x2048 at 264 ppi) with a variable refresh rate and a fingerprint-resistant, antireflective coating. It is powered by an Apple A9X processor, has 4 GB of RAM, and this model has 128 GB or 256 GB of flash memory storage (256 GB option added March 21, 2016). Housing color options consist of silver with a white front, gold with a white front and a medium-toned "space" gray with a black front.
Other notable features include dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 8 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel "FaceTime HD" camera capable of shooting stills and 720p video, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with HT80 with MIMO capability and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as dual microphones and two sets of stereo speakers designed to automatically switch to the set that is least likely to be muffled by the user.
Connectivity to computers, if desired, and power is provided by a Lightning port. A new "Smart Connector" provides connectivity for a new optional Apple Smart Keyboard (A1636, MJYR2LL/A, US$169) -- reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface Keyboard Cover -- as well as third-party keyboards. Additional input is available courtesy of a new optional "Apple Pencil" (A1603, US$99), which provides a variety of pressure sensitive sketching and drawing options.
The battery life of this iPad Pro model is reportedly 10 hours "surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and nine hours surfing the web using cellular data capabilities.
This Wi-Fi/Cellular iPad Pro has support for A-GPS, GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, CDMA EV-DO, and perhaps most importantly LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, and 41. In the US and UK, this model is provided with an Apple SIM. In other countries, a traditional carrier nano SIM can be used.
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||September 9, 2015*
||The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
*This model was introduced on September 9, 2015. It was first available for purchase on November 11, 2015. A 256 GB option was added March 21, 2016.
Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2015.
||1 (2 Cores)
||Geekbench 2 (32):
||Geekbench 2 provides 32-bit benchmarks for iOS models. This number is an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all Geekbench 2 user submissions for devices with the iPad6,8 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, please see EveryiPod.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (32):
||Geekbench 3 (32):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad6,8 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
|Geekbench 3 (64):
||Geekbench 3 (64):
||These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for devices with the iPad6,8 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 3 results from different iPod touch, iPhone and iPad models side-by-side, see Everyi.com's Ultimate iComparison.
||*Apple officially reports that the iPad Pro models use an "Apple A9X" processor with "64-bit architecture and [an] M9 motion coprocessor" with an unspecified clockspeed, but third-party software analysis has determined that it runs around 2.24 GHz and has dual cores.
Also see: How fast is the iPad Pro compared to the iPad Air and iPad mini? How fast is the iPad Pro compared to the MacBook?
||128, 256 GB
||*A press release from Adobe was first to report that the iPad Pro has 4 GB of RAM. Although this press release was removed later, it was correct as confirmed by third-party software analysis after the iPad Pro shipped.
||*Apple does not provide an official estimate for the number of songs, photos, and videos that any iPad can hold, instead opting for just gigabytes.
||Sync & Charge (Lightning*)
||The iPad Pro does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.
*As first confirmed by ArsTechnica, the Lightning port on the iPad Pro supports USB 3.0 with a theoretical future cable. It ships with a Lightning cable that supports USB 2.0.
||Lightning, Smart Connector, Headphone
||Black or White*
||*The iPad Pro models are available with either a black glass front and a "Space" gray aluminum back, a white glass front and a silver colored aluminum back, or a white glass front and a gold colored aluminum back.
||2732x2048 (264 ppi)
||*The iPad Pro models have a 12.9" LED-backlit 2732 by 2048 "fully laminated" display (264 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) and antireflective coating. They also provide video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."
||*All iPad Pro configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (dual band) as well as HT80 with MIMO.
||*This iPad Pro model supports cellular data connectivity via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US and a large number of other carriers around the world. Specifically, it supports UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DCHSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz), and LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
**The iPad Pro has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has an 8 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as HD video recording (1080p up to 30 FPS with audio as well as "slo-mo" 120 fps video). It has a f/2.4 aperture. The front mounted "FaceTime HD" camera, designed to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network, has a 1.2 megapixel sensor and takes videos up to 720p.
||Lithium Polymer (38.5 Whr)
||Battery Life (Music):
||*Apple estimates that this iPad Pro (Wi-Fi/Cellular) model provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and 9 hours "surfing the web using [a] cellular data network."
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPad.
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|Battery Life (Voice):
||Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad Pro.
|Apple Order No:
||iPad Pro (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
||*ML3N2LL/A refers to the white/silver color option with 128 GB of storage. In white/gold and black/gray, with 128 GB of storage, the order numbers are ML3Q2LL/A and ML3K2LL/A, respectively. The 256 GB options added March 21, 2016, in white/silver, white/gold, and black/gray are ML3W2LL/A, ML3Z2LL/A, and ML3T2LL/A, respectively.
|Apple Model No:
||A1652 (EMC 2827)
||*Please note that the EMC number is not externally listed.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1652 Model Number, the 2827 EMC Number, and the iPad6,8 Model Identifier.
||iOS 9.1 (13B143)
||This model is fully supported by the last version of iOS 9 as well as the current version of iOS 10 with the exception of the minor Raise to Wake and Ride-Booking features.
Also see: Which iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models support iOS 10? Do some models "partially" support iOS 10? Which ones?
||12.0 x 8.68 x 0.27
||1.59 lbs. (723 g)
||The iPad Pro (held vertically) is 12.0 inches tall, 8.68 inches wide, and 0.27 of an inch deep (305.7 mm x 220.6 mm x 6.9 mm).
This iPad Pro version equipped with Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity weighs 1.59 pounds (723 g).
||OS X 10.7.5*
||*Apple reports that the iPad Pro, if syncing with iTunes is desired, is compatible with a Mac running OS X 10.7.5 or later or a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.3 or later.
||Apple reports that the iPad Pro models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."
||Apple reports that the iPad Pro models support "H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 5.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."
||The iPad Pro models also include a Lightning to USB cable and USB power adapter.
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells accessories like cases, stands, keyboards, speakers and more for this iPad.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells cases, stands, chargers, docks and even parts for this iPad.
||Est. Current Retail:
||*Regardless of color, in the US, this iPad Pro model originally cost US$1079 with 128 GB of storage. The 256 GB option added March 21, 2016 originally cost US$1229.
**On September 7, 2016, Apple lowered the price of the 32 GB and 128 GB configurations to US$1029 and US$1129, respectively.
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