The new Apple iPad 9.7 is placed as the renewal of the iPad Air 2 with an updated technical sheet in basic points like the processor, the internal memory, and the wireless connectivity. In this respect, it is worth mentioning that the new Apple iPad 9.7 comes with two versions differentiated by the WiFi connection alone or WiFi + 4G. In any case, they have a slot for nanoSIM and Apple SIM cards.
The design of the Apple iPad 9.7 does not differ with respect to the lines that we have already had occasion to see in the family of tablets of the company. The body of the housing is designed on the basis of a single piece of reinforced aluminum. However, the dimensions of the Apple iPad 9.7 are slightly retouched compared to the iPad Air 2 since it measures 240 millimeters high by 169.5 millimeters wide. The thickness of the tablet goes up to 7.5 mm and the total weight is set at 478 grams for the version with 4G connectivity. In the case of the WiFi only model, the scale stops at 469 grams.
The screen of the Apple iPad 9.7 has no news regarding other generations of the Apple tablet. The manufacturer continues to include an IPS panel called Retina HD that sports a diagonal of 9.7 inches in 4: 3 format. The resolution of this Retina HD panel is 2,048 x 1,5436 pixels, which in turn throws a density of 264 dots per inch. As for the protective layer of the screen, the signature includes an anti-fingerprint treatment.
At a more specific level, the Apple iPad 9.7 datasheet includes features such as an Apple A9 dual-core processor and 1,840 MHz which in turn includes an M9 coprocessor for additional tasks such as reading sensors. Similarly, the SoC has PowerVR GT7600 six-core GPU and 4G modem compatible globally with practically all available frequencies. The slot for the nanoSIM card also includes support for the virtual SIM Apple SIM.
As far as RAM memory is concerned, Apple the iPad 9.7 has 2 GB of RAM inside, as well as a storage system with 32 GB and 128 GB versions. In neither case is it possible to include a microSD card.
The main camera of the Apple iPad 9.7 features a BSI sensor with a maximum resolution of eight megapixels capable of recording video with 1080p resolution and slow motion at 720p @ 120fps. The lens, with f / 2.4 aperture, has five elements, sapphire crystal protection, and hybrid IR filter.
As for the front camera, the Apple iPad 9.7 is built with a 1.2-megapixel sensor specially designed for video calls through FaceTime.
At the connectivity level, there are versions of Apple iPad 9.7 with WiFi and WiFi + 4G. However, both have Bluetooth 4.2, GPS assisted with support for GLONASS networks. The WiFi connection is the dual band with MIMO technology. As for the physical connection, the tablet has a Lightning connector.
The autonomy of the Apple iPad 9.7 is up to 10 hours of operation under normal conditions thanks to a battery with capacity for about 8,610 mAh (32Wh).