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Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2611 reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability are different. Many are less positive about the price.

performance, usability, portability, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Apple iPad Pro 2016 (2nd Gen 9.7 inch) from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablets on Reviewers really like the screen. The usability is also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the size and portability, and many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, usability, screen


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad Pro (9.7 inch Multi-Touch) Tablet PC 128GB WiFi Bluetooth Camera Retina Display iOS9 (Gold) - UK PlugApple iPad Pro (9.7 inch Multi-Touch) Tablet PC 128GB WiFi Bluetooth Camera Retina Display iOS9 (Gold) - UK Plug

May, 2018

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 Tablet Review


Smaller, yet powerful! With the smaller 12.9-inch sibling of the big iPad Pro, Apple also offers a strong competitor to the iPad Air 2. We have already reviewed the elegant power tablet with the iPhone camera. Even though it is once again an exemplary...

very good display ; stable Wi-Fi ; Apple SIM (eSIM) ; great GPS module ; good speakers ; good battery runtimes ; fast SoC

NFC only for Apple Pay ; power adapter is too weak and gets hot under load ; storage of the 32 GB version is slower ; no quick-charge ; long loading times ; high price

Apple once again offers an excellent product with the iPad Pro 9.7, which convinces with familiar virtues and suffers from old quirks. We get a great display, good battery runtimes, best cameras in a tablet, eSIM support, optional support for the Apple...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Sprint to offer new iPad Pro tablet series


Preorder your new iPad Pro tablet at Sprint : Sprint announced it will offer the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world's most advanced display with Pro Motion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip....

Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are available for purchase separately. Advanced sensors in Apple Pencil measure both pressure and tilt for a natural drawing, annotating and note taking.

Jun, 2017

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (

iPad Pro review


The iPad Pro is so full of potential, it'll make you question everything you know about tablets.

Videos and games look gorgeous on the big screen ; Excellent canvas for drawing ; Magazine size screen is a joy for reading ; It weighs just 1.6lbs ; Great splitscreen multitasking in iOS 9 ; Solid 10-hour battery life

As expensive as a pricey laptop ; Too heavy and large to hold one-handed

Apple now has an iPad for everyone: The is the one for most people; the iPad Mini 4 is for the readers out there who don’t want a Kindle; and the Pro is for anyone who likes the Air but just needs more space to roam. It’s for the person who wants to...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Brandon Chester (

The 9.7" iPad Pro Review


In late 2015 Apple launched a tablet that they called the iPad Pro. It had been rumored for quite some time, and it had a number of features that differentiated it from other iPads. The most notable was its 12.9" display, which has a width equal to the...

Late last year Apple’s traditional September event took place, and the company decided to combine their iPhone and iPad launches into one keynote. At that time the iPad Air 2 was almost a year old, but there was no successor announced. I was quite...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

iPad Pro 9.7 Review – On the road with the laptop killer


I've tired of tablets, and I'm not alone. The glorious days of finger-computing arrived, certainly, but it was big-screen smartphones that benefited most from them, and persuading new or existing tablet owners to take the plunge or upgrade has proved...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro review: Smaller tablet packs a powerful but pricey punch


The 9.7-inch iPad Pro's enhanced display, new camera and sheer horsepower make it ideal for creative users. But it's an expensive device when kitted out with the upgrades and accessories a professional user would require.

A9X processor delivers impressive performance ; Brighter, more colourful display ; 12MP front camera, with 4K video recording ; 10 hour+ battery life

Expensive ; Lacks USB port and SD card slot ; Requires expensive accessories to function as a laptop ; Only 2GB of RAM

Apr, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch review


Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best tablet you can buy.

This new iPad Pro (or should we just call it the iPad 7?) is a fantastic upgrade on the inside, and has a few outward charms, as well. It looks nearly identical to the iPad Air 2, but its four speakers are a step above its predecessor, and can actually...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by (

iPad Pro 9.7 review: Apple's best tablet, but it won't replace a laptop


Calling it a full-blown laptop replacement is a stretch, but Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best conventional tablet the company has made. It combines the power of the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro with the thin frame of the iPad Air 2....

Fantastic screen ; Slim design with excellent build quality ; Strong performance ; Best iPad camera yet

iOS still isn't great at multitasking ; Only has half the RAM of the larger model ; Optional keyboard is cramped

As I've been working through this review process, I've been struggling with one question: What, beyond just marketing, makes this iPad a Pro? Don't get me wrong, the 9.7-inch Pro is easily the best conventionally sized tablet Apple has ever made, but...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Apple iPad Pro (9.7 inch)


The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the most powerful Apple tablet you can comfortably carry, but it can't replace a traditional laptop or 2-in-1 for the most common business tasks.

Fast. Top-notch Pencil stylus and keyboard accessories. Loud speakers. Great-looking screen.

Expensive. iOS apps fall short of Mac and Windows apps in traditional business functionality.

Comparisons and Conclusions The 9.7-inch iPad Pro is more powerful than the iPad Air 2, but I'm having trouble justifying the increased price for most buyers. For $499, you can get a 64GB iPad Air 2 with similar size, shape, and performance. The Pro's...

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

iPad Pro 9.7-inch review


Editors' note, June 8, 2017: At its Worldwide Developer's Conference , Apple unveiled a new iPad Pro that replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro introduced in 2016 (reviewed below). Starting at $649, the new model packs a a bigger screen -- a 10.5-inch Retina...

The new iPad Pro delivers a fast processor; a bright, antireflective display; support for Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories; better, louder speakers and top-notch cameras, in the same exact body as the iPad Air 2.

A higher price, plus expensive accessories. Less RAM and a slightly slower processor than the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. iOS still limits overall flexibility of this iPad.

It's still not a full-fledged laptop killer, but the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the best iPad ever made -- a near-perfect balance of tablet power and portability.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4


Battery Capacity:27.5 / 38.5
Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.5 / 30.4 / 38.5 / 41
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10


Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:3 / 5
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2 / 5 / 7
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Number of elements:6
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@240fps,1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@30fps
Swivel Camera:N
Video capturing speed:240 / 30
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes


Brand color:Gold / Rose Gold / Silver / Space Gray / Space Grey
Color of product:Gold / Grey / Pink / Pink gold / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Slate


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display brightness:600
Display Diagonal:10.5 / 12.9 / 9.7
Display Resolution:2048 x 1536 / 2224 x 1668 / 2732 x 2048
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel density:264
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch


E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
Video messaging:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
AirPlay:Y / Yes
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
SIM card support: Yes
SIM card type:NanoSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Lightning / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Archive formats supported:ZIP
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC,AAX,AAX+,AC3,AIFF,EAC3,HE-AAC,M4A,MP3,WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, HTM, HTML, ICS, KEY, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TXT, VCF, XLS, XLSX
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF
Mac operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y
Password protection:Y
Position location:N / Y
Video compression format:AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG4 / H.264,M-JPEG,MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Phone Features

Video call:Y / Yes
Voice call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Apple Smart Connector
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Lightning connector:Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N


Coprocessor model:M10 / M9
Processor cores:6
Processor family:Apple
Processor model:A10X / A9X


Bundled software:FaceTime, Safari, iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks, Photo Booth, iCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\nSafari\nSiri\niTunes Store\nApp Store\niBooks\nGame Center\nPhoto Booth\niCloud Drive / FaceTime\Safari\Siri\iTunes Store\App Store\iBooks\Game Center\Photo Booth\iCloud Drive
Operating system installed:iOS / iOS 10
Operating system version:9


Card reader integrated:N / No
Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 512 / 64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.24 / 0.272
Height:12 / 9.45 / 9.87
Weight:15.4 / 15.7 / 16.5 / 16.8 / 23.9 / 24.4 / 25.2 / 25.5
Width:6.65 / 6.85 / 8.69 / 8.7