Differences between the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro and 12.9 inch iPad Pro

Apple introduced a new 9.7 inch model into its iPad Pro line up during its media event on Monday. The new device is essentially the same as the larger 12.9 inch which was released November 2015, there are however differences that make the larger iPad Pro seems like the ‘last-generation’ model. Here’s the breakdown of the differences between the two devices.

  iPad Pro 9.7 inch iPad Pro 12.9 inch
Weight 0.96 pounds (Wi-Fi) 0.98 pounds (Wi-Fi+Cellular) 1.57 pounds (Wi-Fi) 1.59 pounds (Wi-Fi+Cellular)
Thickness 6.1mm 6.9mm
Screen 9.7 inch. Wide color display. True Tone display. 12.9 inch
Screen Resolution 2048×1536 at 264 ppi 2732×2048 at 264 ppi
CPU A9X @ 2.16 GHz A9X @ 2.24 GHz
RAM Memory 2GB 4GB
Battery 27.5 watt-hour 38.5 watt-hour
Rear Camera 12MP iSight. f/2.2. 63MP panorama. True Tone flash. Live Photos. Auto HDR. 8MP iSight. f/2.4. 43MP panorama.
4K Video Recording Yes No
Camera Bump on the Back Yes No
Front Camera FaceTime HD 5MP with Retina Flash FaceTime HD 1.2MP No Retina Flash
Always on Siri Yes No
Cellular LTE Advanced Yes No
Wi-Fi + Cellular Models 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB
Finish Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Rose Gold Silver, Gold, Space Gray