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Apple iPad Pro 9.7 FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers

At the Apple’s official in Cupertino yesterday, the company announced an all new iPhone SE with smaller screen size and the younger sibling of the iPad Pro with the most powerful hardware the company has introduced till date. The smaller iPad Pro is a lot like its elder sibling but just has a compact size and some other small improvements. The smaller iPad Pro weighs below 500 grams and features all new Retina display technology with better brightness and more pleasant colour tone. It will be rolled out with the latest version of iOS out of the box, which supports Apple’s new Night Shift mode for reading addicts.

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Without wasting any more time, lets take a look at the specifications and find out all the answers to the most common questions about the new iPad Pro 9.7 inch.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch Specifications

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Question- What are the different variants and their prices for Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inch?

Answer- Till now only the US pricing has been revealed and the price for different variants are-

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Wi-Fi only

  • 32GB: $599
  • 128GB: $749
  • 256GB: $899

Wi-Fi and Cellular

  • 32GB: $729
  • 128GB: $879
  • 256GB: $1,029

Question- What are the availability details of the iPad Pro 9.7 inch?

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Answer- The 9.7 inch iPad Pro will be available for booking from March 24 onwards, only on in Australia, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the U.K., U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States. The shipping will take place one week after the bookings are started, which falls around March 31.

Question- When will it be available in India?

Answer- It will land in India in the second wave, you can expect it to be available around second week of March.

Question- Does Apple offers a 64 GB variant for the new iPad Pro 9.7 inch?

Answer- Apple still does not offer a 64GB version.

Question- What colour variants are available?

Answer- The iPad Pro 9.7 inch comes in Gold, Silver, Space gray, and Rose gold. Rose gold is the new addition to the existing variants.


Quetion- Does iPad Pro 9.7 inch support SD card or USB 2.0?

Answer- It does not have a built-in port for SD card or USB but you can buy the adapters from Apple store.

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Question- Does it have a fingerprint sensor?

Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor baked in the home button.

Question- What kind of processor is in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro?

Answer- The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has the same processor as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro: A 64-bit A9X processor with an M9 motion coprocessor.

Question- How is the display of the 9.7 inch iPad Pro?

Answer- The 9.7-inch iPad Pro actually has a screen that looks better than the bigger iPad Pro’s screen. It has a wider color gamut with the same DCI (P3) color gamut support, which is found in the Retina 5K iMac.

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The 9.7-inch display also supports True Tone, which means dynamically adjusts the screen’s white balance based on the lighting in the room. This provides accurate colors on a paper-white screen. True Tone isn’t available in the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Question- What is True Tone display technology? 

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Answer- Apple has decided to start introducing features which actually help us reducing the ill effects of technology on us. The True Tone Retina display on iPad Pro 9.7 inch uses four-channel sensors to adapt the white balance of the display to match the light around you for a natural and accurate, paper-white viewing experience. It will reduce the effect of the rays on your eyes and will help in making it more easily readable. The advanced Retina display is 25 percent brighter and 40 percent less reflective than its predecessor iPad Air 2, making the media content even easier to see indoors and out.

Question- Does the iPad Pro have support for Apple Pencil?

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Answer- Yes, you can use the Apple Pencil on this display and you can charge the Apple Pencil by plugging it into the 9.7-inch iPad Pro’s lightning port just like the iPad Pro 12.9 inch.

Question- Can I connect a keyboard to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro?

Answer- The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a Smart Connector. Apple does sell a Smart Keyboard, which is available for $149.

Question- What are the improvement in terms of camera in iPad Pro 9.7 inch?

Answer- Apple has incorporated some improvements in the iSight camera for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It has a 12 MP sensor. It also has improved local tone mapping and noise reduction. Moreover, the camera has support for features not found in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, such as Live Photos, autofocus with Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, auto HDR, and a sapphire crystal lens cover.


As for video, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro can capture 4K video at 30 fps; the 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s highest video resolution is 1080p at 30 fps. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro can shoot at 1080p as well, but it has the option to shoot at 60 or 30 fps. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has slow-motion video support at 1080p at 120 fps and at 720p at 240 fps. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s slow-motion support is at 720p at 120 fps only.

The front camera on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro also gets upgrade. It’s has a 5 MP camera with Retina flash.

Question- What are the dimensions and weight of the iPad Pro 9.7 inch?

Answer- The Wi-Fi only model of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro measures 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 inches and weighs 435 grams.

Question- How is the battery on 9.7 inch iPad Pro?

Answer- The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a built-in 27.5-watt-hour rechargeable battery. But when it comes to stating the battery life, Apple claims 10 hours of Web access, video watching, or music listening; and 9 hours for the cellular models.

Question- What features do the 9.7 inch iPad Pro shares with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro?

Answer- The Wi-Fi channels, sensors, speakers, and Touch ID remain the same in both the models.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.