It starts at $599 for the 32GB model. It’s difficult to even compare that price to the just-reduced iPad Air 2, since Apple has set up the storage options for these models differently — but in general you’re looking at a $150 or more price differential. And if you’re really going to use the “Pro” in the iPad Pro version, you’ll probably want to pony up for the 128GB model, which is $749. Oh, and you will also probably want the Smart Keyboard for $149, and maybe the Apple Pencil for $99.
Its screen technology is more advanced, and in some ways it’s even better than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro Apple released in the fall. But this new release isn’t quite as big and it isn’t quite as fast. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro also shares a few areas of overlap with the iPad Air 2, which is still hanging around at lower new and refurbished price points.
Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro UK Pricing:
The iPad Pro 9.7in is Apple’s latest addition to the tablet market with the same specs found in the older 12.9in tablet, with prices starting at £499. Find out everything you need to know including where to buy the new iPad Pro.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch Wi-Fi only:
- 32GB storage for £499
- 128GB storage for £619
- 256GB storage for £739
iPad Pro 9.7-inch Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities:
- 32GB storage for £599
- 128GB storage for £719
- 256GB storage for £839
iPad Pro 9.7 in release date:
Apple isn’t the only place you’ll be able to buy the new iPad. You can order the Wi-Fi and cellular version of the new iPad from EE here on a 24 month contract, and the same from O2 here. Alternatively, you can order on contract from Vodafone. Three is likely to stock the tablet soon.
The 9.7-inch Pro has the same A9X processor as its bigger brother, but with 2GB of RAM instead of 4GB. It has four speakers and a smart keyboard connector, like the big one. It also has a very good 12-megapixel camera (and the concomitant camera bump), which is better than what either the Air 2 or the larger Pro have.
iPad Pro 9.7in specs:
- Software: iOS 9.3
- Display: 9.7in, 2048×1536 resolution at 264ppi
- Processor: A9X with 64-bit architecture. M9 coprocessor
- Graphics: 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT
- RAM: 2GB LPDDR4 RAM
- Storage: 32/128/256GB
- Camera (rear, main): 12Mp iSight with Focus Pixel and True Tone flash, support for full-HD recording at 60fps and 4K at 30fps
- FaceTime HD Camera (front, selfie): 5Mp with Retina flash, support for HD video recording
- Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; dual channel support (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and HT80 with MIMO
- Bluetooth: 4.2 technology
- Cellular models: lte, HSDPA+ and CDMA UK bands
- SIM: Nano-SIM (supports Apple SIM)
- Battery: 27.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer
- Dimensions: 169.5x240x6.1mm
- Weight: 437g (Wi-Fi model) / 444g (cellular model)
- Colours: Silver, Gold, Space Grey, Rose Gold
- Other: GPS and GLONASS, Touch ID, Apple Pencil