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The Apple iPad Pro (2016) compared to the iPad Pro (2017)

The Apple iPad Pro (2017) has been announced and is the successor to the Apple iPad Pro (2016). The Apple iPad Pro (2017) comes in 3 or 4 different colors, with 64GB, 256GB or 512GB storage capacity, and is also available with 4G. How does the Apple iPad Pro (2017) relate to its predecessor? We put the differences of the 4-inch models of the iPad Pro together for you.

In short

Apple iPad Pro (2016) Apple iPad Pro (2017)
Screen 9.7 or 12.9 inch Retina Display 10.5 or 12.9 inch Retina Display
Refresh rate 60Hz 120Hz
Processor Apple A9X Apple A10X
Storage space 32GB / 128GB / 256GB 64GB / 256GB / 512GB
Weight 437 or 713 grams 469 or 692 grams

Size

Size iPad Pro 2016

iPad Pro (2016)

The Apple iPad Pro (2016) was launched in 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch formats. 12.9 inches is still the largest inch size, while the iPad Pro 9.7 inch is also large enough to use the Split-Screen function.

Size iPad Pro 2017

iPad Pro (2017)

The Apple iPad Pro (2017) was launched in the familiar 12.9-inch format and in the new 10.5-inch format. In terms of size, with its 10.5 inches, the iPad Pro is the same size as the iPad Pro 9.7, only with thinner bezels. This makes the screen larger than before, without increasing the size of the casing.

Cameras

Camera iPad Pro 2016

iPad Pro (2016)

The iPad Pro 2016 12.9 inches has an 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 1.2 megapixel on the front. The 9.7-inch model has a 12-megapixel and a 5-megapixel camera respectively. Take photos or videos to edit them or FaceTime your friends.

Camera iPad Pro 2017

iPad Pro (2017)

The iPad Pro 2017 is equipped with the same cameras as the iPhone 7. Especially the iPad Pro 12.9 inches has been upgraded in terms of cameras. With a 12-megapixel and a 7-megapixel camera, you can take photos and selfies that are the same quality as those taken with the iPhone 7.

Refresh rate

iPad Pro (2016)

The iPad Pro (2016) screen is 60Hz. Because of this, images are displayed smoothly on the Retina display.

iPad Pro (2017)

The iPad Pro (2017) is equipped with a 120Hz display. This means that images are refreshed up to twice as fast compared to its older brother from 2016. Hitches when gaming or watching a movie are now a thing of the past.

Processor

iPad Pro (2016)

The A9X processor of the iPad Pro 2016 allows you to multitask with split-screen, render videos, or design in 3D. Demanding software runs without problems thanks to the A9X, so I can make a 3D design or render a video without a hitch.

iPad Pro (2017)

The A10X processor takes the processing power of the iPad Pro (2017) to a higher level. Compared to the A9X, the A10X is up to 30% faster. Rendering a 4K video is no problem on iPad Pro (2017).


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