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What is the new iPad Pro 9.7, what are the specs and how can I get it?

Apple just launched the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, but what are the specs, how does it compare to the original iPad Pro and how can I buy it in the UK?

What is the iPad Pro 9.7-inch?

The iPad Pro 9.7-inch is a smaller version of the recently release iPad Pro, a 12.9-inch beast of a tablet that’s designed to replace your desktop computer (much like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4). The 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro was launched in March 2016 and boasts most of the same features of the larger, original iPad Pro, but in a more compact, portable form.

What are the iPad Pro 9.7-inch’s best features?

Apple’s super-fast A9X processor runs the show, so you can expect impressively smooth media processing and gaming with the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. The smaller True Tone display is brighter and less reflective than the iPad Air 2’s screen and can also automatically adjust the likes of colour saturation based on the ambient light of your environment, making for a great visual experience.

You also get the same great quad-speaker audio setup of the original iPad Pro, as well as Apple’s latest 12-megapixel iSight camera and 5-megapixel FaceTime camera, found on the iPhone 6s.

Does the iPad Pro 9.7-inch support the Apple Pencil and Apple Cover Keyboard?

Yes, the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro supports both of Apple’s iPad Pro accessories, the Apple Pencil and the Apple Cover Keyboard, so you can digitally sketch on the screen and physically type out your documents and emails.

How does the iPad Pro 9.7-inch compare to the original iPad Pro?

The iPad Pro 9.7 boasts most of the same specs and features of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but there are a couple of differences, beyond that more compact display. For instance, the new iPad Pro boasts Apple’s latest 12-megapixel iSight camera and 5-megapixel FaceTime camera (featured on the iPhone 6s), while the 12.9-inch iPad Pro uses the older 8-megapixel and 1.2-megapixel snappers found on the iPhone 6.

Check out our full iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs iPad Pro 12.9-inch comparison.

When is the iPad Pro 9.7-inch available to buy in the UK?

You can pre-order the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from March 24th here in the UK, and the new iPad Pro will go on sale on March 31st.

How much will the iPad Pro 9.7-inch cost in the UK?

Here in the UK, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro will cost from £499. Check out our guide to the iPad Pro 9.7 UK prices for more info.


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