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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-Inch (Wi-Fi Only) 32, 128, 256 GB Specs

Identifers: iPad Pro 9.7" (Wi-Fi) - MLMP2LL/A* - A1673 - 2976 - iPad6,3

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Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inchEffectively, a "mini" iPad Pro, albeit with some significant improvements and drawbacks compared to its larger, older 12.9-inch brothers, the iPad Pro 9.7-inch models are marketed both as the "ultimate upgrade for existing iPad users" interested in advanced content creation and as a "replacement for PC users."

Both 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices, this Wi-Fi only model and its cellular-equipped twin, feature a fully-laminated 9.7-inch LED-backlit 2048x1536 (264 ppi, DCI-P3 color gamut) touch-sensitive "Retina" display with dynamic white balance adjusting "True Tone" technology as well as a fingerprint-resistant, antireflective coating.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro models are powered by an Apple A9X processor, have 2 GB of RAM, and either 32 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB of flash memory storage packed in a Black and Space Gray, White and Silver, White and Gold, or White and Rose Gold case.

Other significant features include dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 12 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 4K video and a front-mounted 5 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 "Smart Connector" provides connectivity for a device-specific small Apple Smart Keyboard. Additional input also is available courtesy of an 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."

Note that this Wi-Fi Only model does not support 4G LTE connectivity or A-GPS.

Also see:

  • What are all the differences between the 9.7" iPad Pro and 12.9" iPad Pro? Which is best for me? (In-Depth)
  • What are the "pros and cons" of the iPad Pro line? Is one the best iPad for me? (Quick Read)

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March 21, 2016* N/A
Details: 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 March 21, 2016, was available for order on March 24, 2016, and first was available for purchase on March 31, 2016.

Also see: All iPad models introduced in 2016.
1 (2 Cores) 3443
Details: 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 iPad6,3 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.
N/A N/A
Details: 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 iPad6,3 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.
3058 5247
Details: 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 iPad6,3 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.
2.1 GHz* Apple A9X
Details: *Apple officially reports that the 9.7-inch 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 at around 2.16 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?
2 GB* 32, 128, 256 GB
Details: *Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. However, as first discovered by TechCrunch reporter Matthew Panzarino, it has 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

Also see: Is it possible to add external storage to the iPad? How?
N/A* N/A*
Details: *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*) None
Details: The 9.7-inch iPad Pro does not offer a "disk mode" for file transfer.

*As first spotted by Jeff Carlson, the Lightning port on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro supports USB 2.0 rather than USB 3.0 like the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
USB 2 Lightning, Smart Connector, Headphone
Details: N/A
Tablet/Slate iPad Pro 9.7"
Details: N/A
Black or White* Multi-touch
Details: *The 9.7-inch 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, a white glass front and a gold colored aluminum back, or a white glass front and a pink-tinted "Rose" gold colored aluminum back.
9.7" Color* 2048x1536 (264 ppi)
Details: *The 9.7-inch iPad Pro models have a 9.7" LED-backlit 2048 by 1536 "fully laminated" display (264 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) and antireflective coating (reported to be 40% less reflective than the iPad Air 2, even). Apple also notes that it is a "wide color display" (DCI-P3 color gamut) as well as introduces a new "True Tone" feature that evaluates the color temperature and ambient brightness of your surroundings and dynamically adjusts the display's white balance to match.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro line also supports AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV 2nd Gen and later models as well as provides video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."

Also see: Can the iPad models be used as an external display for a Mac or PC? How?
802.11a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)* 4.2
Details: *All 9.7-inch 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.
Wi-Fi Only* 12 Megapixels**
Details: *This 9.7-inch iPad Pro model does not support cellular networking, only Wi-Fi.

**The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has dual cameras. The rear "iSight" camera has a 12 megapixel sensor and supports still photographs as well as 4K video recording (3840x2160 at 30 FPS with audio as well as 1080p at 30 FPS or 60 FPS, 720p at 30 FPS and slo-mo support for 1080p at 120 FPS and 720p at 240 FPS). It has a f/2.2 aperture. It has Cinematic Video Stabilization support as well as 3x video zoom, too.

The front mounted "FaceTime HD" camera, designed primarily to be used for video conferencing in conjunction with Apple's provided FaceTime software over a Wi-Fi network (as well as Selfies for those who enjoy such activities), has a 5 megapixel sensor and takes videos up to 720p.
Lithium Polymer (27.5 Whr) 10 Hours*
Details: *Apple estimates that this 9.7-inch iPad Pro provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music".

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells replacement batteries for this iPad.

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N/A N/A
Details: Apple does not report the standby time for the iPad Pro.
MLMP2LL/A* iPad Pro 9.7" (Wi-Fi)
Details: *MLMP2LL/A refers to the white/silver color option with 32 GB of storage. In White/Silver with 128 GB and 256 GB of storage, respectively, the order numbers are MLMW2LL/A and MLN02LL/A. In Black/Space Gray with 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB of storage, the order numbers are MLMN2LL/A, MLMV2LL/A, and MLMY2LL/A, respectively. In White/Gold, the order numbers are MLMQ2LL/A, MLMX2LL/A, and MLN12LL/A. Finally, in White/Rose Gold, the order numbers are MM172LL/A, MM192LL/A, and MM1A2LL/A.
A1673 (EMC 2976) iPad6,3
Details: *Please note that the EMC number is not externally listed.

Also see: All iPhones with the A1673 Model Number, the 2976 EMC Number, and the iPad6,3 Model Identifier.
iOS 9.3 (13E234) Current
Details: 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?
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 0.96 lbs. (437 g)
Details: The 9.7-inch iPad Pro (held vertically) is 9.4 inches tall, 6.6 inches wide, and 0.24 of an inch deep (240 mm x 169.5 mm x 6.1 mm).

This 9.7-inch iPad Pro equipped only with Wi-Fi weighs 0.96 pounds (437 g).
OS X 10.8.5* Windows 7*
Details: *Apple reports that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, if syncing with iTunes is desired, is compatible with a Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later or a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later and iTunes 12.3.3 or later.
Apple reports that the 9.7-inch 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."
N/A
Apple reports that the 9.7-inch 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.

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US$599, US$749, US$899* US$599, US$699, US$799**
Details: *Regardless of color, in the US, this 9.7-inch iPad Pro model originally cost US$599, US$749, and US$899 with 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB of storage, respectively.

**On September 7, 2016, Apple cut the price of the 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB configurations to US$599, US$699, and US$799, respectively.

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Global original prices for the iPad Pro 9.7-Inch (Wi-Fi Only) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region. Please note that prices with an asterisk (*) are bound by carrier contractual obligations.

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Original Prices - North & South America

C$799, C$999, C$1199 Pending
Pending US$599, US$749, US$899*

Original Prices - Europe

€679, €859, €1039 €689, €869, €1049
DKK 5,299, 6,699, 8,099 €699, €879, €1059
€695, €875, €1055 €689, €869, €1049
€699, €879, €1059 €689, €869, €1049
€666,22, €840,27, €1014,32 €689, €869, €1049
NOK 6.990, 8.490, 9.990 €679, €859, €1039
€679, €859, €1039 SEK 6.695, 8.395, 10.095
CHF 689, 869, 1'049 £499, £619, £739

Original Prices - Asia

RMB 4,388, 5,388, 6,388 HK$4,688, HK$5,888, HK$7,088
Pending Pending
¥66,800, ¥84,800, ¥102,800 Pending
Pending Pending
S$898, S$1,158, S$1,1418 Pending
THB 22,900, 28,900, 34,900 Pending

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$899, A$1149, A$1399 NZ$1049, NZ$1329, NZ$1599


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