Apple 9.7" iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold)

Apple 9.7" iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold)

Apple 9.7" iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold)

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Product Highlights

  • 9.7" Multi-Touch Retina Display
  • 2048 x 1536 Screen Resolution (264 ppi)
  • Apple A9X 64-bit SoC with M9 Coprocessor
  • 4G LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Front 5MP FaceTime HD Camera
  • Rear 12MP iSight Camera
  • Four-Speaker Audio Design
  • Night Shift, True Tone Display
  • Lightning Connector, Smart Connector
  • iOS 9.3
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Apple iPad Pro overview

  • 1Description

Apple returns to the classic iPad form factor with the rose gold 9.7" iPad Pro. The display features a 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi). Using a DCI-P3 color space, the iPad Pro display provides a wider color gamut than standard sRGB displays. And with more available colors, the images will appear more vivid and reveal greater detail. The Retina Display delivers greater contrast, more uniform brightness, and improved energy efficiency through photo alignment technology, an oxide TFT panel, display lamination, an anti-reflective coating, and a variable refresh rate. The iPad Pro also features True Tone display, which uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to dynamically adjust white balance and brightness.

Powering the 9.7" Retina display is the Apple A9X chip with a M9 motion coprocessor. The 3rd generation 64-bit chip can pump out desktop-class CPU performance and console-class graphics. The faster performance allows you to multitask with ease, using iOS 9 features, such as Picture in Picture, Slide Over, and Split View. Also, the iPad Pro is capable of playing three simultaneous 4K video streams in iMovie. The iPad Pro also features 128GB of storage.

The rear 12MP iSight camera has an f/2.2 aperture and a True Tone flash. It can shoot Live Photos and 4K video as well as Full HD 1080p slow-motion video and panoramas up to 63MP in size. The 5MP front-facing camera allows you to FaceTime in HD with friends and family.

The iPad Pro comes with iOS 9 installed, which features proactive assistance as well as powerful search and improved Siri features, all while protecting your privacy. There are the aforementioned multitasking features for iPad, which allow you to use multiple apps simultaneously, as well as improvements to built-in apps. The Notes app has been redesigned, the Maps app gives detailed transit information, and the News app adds another way to keep up with the times. The foundation of iOS is even stronger, with software updates that require less space to install and advanced security features to further protect your device.

While the Retina Display of the iPad Pro features multi-touch capabilities, Apple does offer an alternative ways of interacting with the iPad Pro. The Apple Pencil is an optional accessory that can capture twice as many data points as your finger for greater precision. Force and tilt sensors transmit precise information to the iPad Pro, so you can intuitively lay down lines of varying thickness and opacity. The Smart Keyboard is another optional accessory that connects to the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro, which means you don't have to use Bluetooth. The Smart Keyboard has Apple's dome switches for precision typing.

An Apple SIM card is included, allowing you to select data plans from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and GigSky. Please note that Verizon requires you to purchase their own nano SIM in order to use their network.

Design

9.7" Retina Display
Within the 9.7" LED-backlit touchscreen, the 2048 x 1536 native resolution renders text and images at 264 pixels per inch and a total of over 3.1 million pixels. The display uses a bonded design, which eliminates gaps between layers, along with the internal reflections caused by those gaps. This results in richer colors, greater contrast, and sharper, more vivid images. The display also features a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating to keep your screen clean. With its DCI-P3 color space, the iPad Pro display provides a wider color gamut than standard sRGB displays.
True Tone Display Technology
The iPad Pro features True Tone technology, which uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to dynamically adjust white balance as well as brightness. This allows the display to match the light around you for a more natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience.
Photo Alignment
To improve on-'axis contrast, Apple used an advanced process called photo alignment. This involves shining UV light to create a uniform terrain across the film coating on the thin film transistor and color filter, so the display's liquid crystal molecules lie precisely where they should. Better-aligned molecules mean you see better contrast when looking directly at the display.
Oxide TFT
The oxide thin film transistor in the iMac Retina 5K display has been adapted to the Retina display on iPad Pro. The resulting TFT provides faster pixel charging and better brightness uniformity across the canvas.
Variable Refresh Rate
The iPad Pro knows when the content on your screen is static and cuts the refresh rate in half, to 30 times per second instead of 60. This means that the screen isn't just big and bright; it's energy efficient too.
Timing Controller
The timing controller, or TCON, is the brains of the display. It tells each pixel what to do and when to do it. Apple custom-designed the TCON to handle the Retina resolution, giving it more bandwidth to allow lightning pixel control at fast speeds.
12MP iSight Camera
The 12MP iSight camera can shoot Live Photos and even record in 4K video. It also has 1080p slow-motion video support.
5MP FaceTime HD Camera
The front-facing camera features 5 megapixels and allows you to FaceTime in HD. It also has a True Tone software flash for a more natural-looking selfie.
Portable & Lightweight
The aluminum unibody of the iPad Pro measures 6.1 mm thin and weighs just under 1 pound.
Four-Speaker Audio
The iPad Pro has four innovative speakers that produce a stereo soundstage as enveloping as its display. The speaker housings have been machined directly into the unibody enclosure, and their innovative architecture gives the speakers 61 percent more back volume compared to previous iPad audio designs. You'll hear a wider frequency range and up to three times more output than on any other iPad. The speakers in iPad Pro aren't just high fidelity; they're highly intelligent. While all four produce bass frequencies, the topmost speakers are dedicated to higher frequencies. They also automatically recognize whether the device is in portrait or landscape view, so you'll always get vivid, well-balanced sound; no matter how you're holding the iPad Pro.
Smart Connector
The Smart Connector is an interface that takes advantage of the two-way conductive fabric in the Smart Keyboard (sold separately). It allows iPad Pro to provide power to the Smart Keyboard and lets the Smart Keyboard relay each of your keystrokes back to iPad Pro. Simply align the Smart Keyboard to iPad Pro – just as you would with a Smart Cover – and start typing.

Technology

A9X Chip with M9 Motion Coprocessor
The A9X, Apple's 3rd-generation 64-bit chip, gives iPad Pro the power to easily take on tasks that were once reserved for workstations and PCs. Despite the high performance, the A9X chip's underlying architecture is efficient. With 1.8 times the CPU performance of the iPad Air 2's A8X, the A9X chip delivers in both speed and responsiveness. Even complex tasks like creating, rendering, and manipulating a 3D design or editing multiple streams of 4K video happen quickly and smoothly. The iPad Pro features a revamped storage controller that has increased read and write speeds, so you can quickly open even the large files, like the big 4K movie you just edited or all the RAW images you imported from your HD camera.
Metal
Metal gets high graphics performance out of the A9X chip and iOS 9, so developers can design highly immersive console-style games and blazing-fast apps. Metal optimizes the CPU and graphics performance to deliver detailed graphics and complex visual effects, so every virtual world feels more realistic.
Battery Life
You might expect that such high performance would compromise battery life. But even with its high-resolution Retina display and robust A9X chip, the iPad Pro maintains energy efficiency, providing up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge while on Wi-Fi and up to 9 hours on a cellular signal (battery life may vary depending on usage).
Wireless Connectivity
The iPad Pro features 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and MIMO, so you can easily connect to fast networks and enjoy download speeds of up to 866 Mb/s.

iOS 9

Night Shift
Night Shift uses iPad Pro's clock and geolocation to automatically adjust the colors in the display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark, possibly helping you get a better night's sleep.
Slide Over
Now you can open a second app without leaving the one you're in. You can quickly browse the web, respond to a text message, or jot something down in a note, then slide that app away and get back to the one you were using before.
Split View
With Split View on the iPad Pro, you can go a step further and have two apps open and active at the same time. Work on a sketch with the reference photo beside it or write a paper while copying citations from a book in iBooks.
Picture-in-Picture
While using FaceTime or watching a video, press the Home button and your video screen scales down to a corner of your display. Tap to open a second app, and your video continues to play – even while you use the other app. So keep watching your favorite TV show while you reply to the email that just came in.
Shortcuts at Your Fingertips
Shape up your text in no time with the Shortcut Bar, convenient editing tools, and a handy way to select text with Multi-Touch gestures. And now when you use the Smart Keyboard (sold separately) with your iPad Pro, you can enjoy even more keyboard shortcuts.
Built-in Apps
  • News
  • Notes
  • Mail
  • Camera
  • FaceTime
  • Safari
  • iTunes Store
  • App Store
  • iBooks
  • Music
  • Maps
In the Box
Apple 9.7" iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold)
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Apple iPad Pro specs

    Performance
    Operating System iOS 9.3
    Chipset Apple A9X
    CPU Apple 64-bit CPU with M9 motion coprocessor 
    Storage Flash 256 GB
    Display
    Touchscreen Technology Capacitive
    Size 9.7"
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Native Resolution 2048 x 1536
    Pixel Density 264 ppi
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x Lightning
    Audio 4x Integrated Speaker
    2x Integrated Microphone
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    Flash Media Slot None
    SIM Card Size Nano
    Communications
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2  
    GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    CDMA 3G CDMA2000, EV-DO: 800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
    4G LTE LTE, LTE Advanced: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 30, 40, 41, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 29, 38, 39 Bands
    GPS Built-In
    General
    Battery Built-In Lithium-Polymer Providing up to 9 Hours per Charge
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
    Humidity: 5 - 95%
    Storage
    -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
    Humidity: 5 - 95%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.2" / 240.0 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
    Weight 0.98 lb / .44 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 7.1 x 1.7"

    Apple iPad Pro reviews

    9.7" iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, Rose Gold) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes! I bought it combined with the excellent Logitech Keyboard Case just released! The combination of size, direct keyboard powering from the iPad Pro 9.7 with lighted keyboard is fast, beautiful and adaptable to the ambient light in the room. I find it so powerful and useful that it has just about retired my Microsoft Windows 10 Surface 3 laptop! Because I use it for so many things I bought the iPad Pro 9.7 with 256GBTs.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite iPad yet As a photo and video editor, I LOVE this ipad. I can leave video projects alone to render on my desktop and simply log in from my iPad and finish them, works great now that I can use the pencil to get right on the timeline where I want. It is also great for editing pictures. The pencil offers the precision I need to fine tune my pics. I love this product, worth every penny.
    Date published: 2016-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a noticeable improvement to the ipad air 2 The ipad pro 9.7 inch looks like an incremental improvement, but with the keyboard and the pencil, it offers new capabilities for the ipad. The small ipad pro is the same size as an ipad air 2, but it feels a bit more solid to me. I use both the pencil (for notes and annotating documents) and the keyboard. I didn't think I would use the keyboard much, but I find myself using it most of the time.The pencil is amazingly precise. My only real complaint is that when the pencil is connected by bluetooth, even if it is not in use, it and the ipad draw on their batteries. To avoid this, just turn off the bluetooth, and re-pair the pencil when it is needed. The new capabilities that it offers for input and the better speed and connectivity make a real difference. I am very pleased with the purchase.
    Date published: 2016-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Tablet We Ever Owned. This is the second iPad that we have owned, the first one being an Air 2 model. I can say with great confidence that they both ares great devices. They by far outperform an Android tablet that we own manufactured by a company well known in the personal computer industry. Very responsive, and quality of images captured are superb. Would definitely recommend. One note worth mentioning is the price and service. I saved $83.00 buying this iPad from B&H, and got double the storage. The only compromise was on the color since I would have preferred space gray. I was fine with however since it is going to be in a case, regardless. Five Stars all the way for product itself, and for B&H.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just perfect After much research, I decided the 9.7 IPad Pro was the perfect IPad for me. I am a new grandma and mainly want it for pics and FaceTime. B&H had the IPad for a good price and the shipping was very quick. They were very helpful with all of my questions.
    Date published: 2017-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and everyone should buy one! It's so AWESOME!!! I love being able to use it when I'm on the road...no, NOT while I'm driving silly! The screen is so much easier for me to see than my phone. I also love that I won't run out of storage space anytime soon.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, lightweight traveling machine! I've only owned the tablet for a couple of weeks, so this is a preliminary review. I weighed my requirements first, then literally weighed the equipment. I was also considering a MacBook Pro, but I don't need all the features a full blown laptop offers. My wife and I are bicycle tourists. Last year we rode across America. I use a camera that alllows me to transfer photos to the computer. Then I write a blog, so the light weight of the iPad and keyboard was a huge consideration. The keyboard also frees up a lot of screen, so I can see more of what I'm doing. Back home, I'm able to easily share files with my other Apple stuff, and do almost everything on the Pad. The big computer wins in the screen space and does everything department.
    Date published: 2016-12-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not great upgrade from the original iPad Air. Upgrading from a 128GB iPad Air to this has been worth it. The battery in my Air was on its final legs so an upgrade was required. The pro is faster and I like the Touch ID. However, the rest of the user experience is very similar to my 3 year old Air using the latest IOS. While the screen is better, in real world use I don't see material differences. The battery life is also similar to the Air when it was new. i am not using the pencil or keyboard so cannot comment on those. So overall satisfied but not ecstatic.
    Date published: 2016-12-11
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