Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015)
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021)

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Device Information

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) was released in Q3/2015 at a price of 1,079 $ and is available in the colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021), on the other hand, was released in Q2/2021 at a price of 1,299 $ and is available in the colors Space Gray, Silver.
Space Gray, Silver, Gold Colours Space Gray, Silver
1,079 $ Price from 1,299 $
Q3/2015 Release date Q2/2021

Processor

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) uses the Apple A9X processor, while the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) uses the Apple M1. The Apple A9X of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) has 2 CPU cores and maximum frequency of 2.26% GHz. The Apple M1 installed in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) has 8 CPU cores and maximum frequency goes up to 0.60 GHz.
Apple A9X Name Apple M1
2 Core count 8
2x Twister @ 2.26 GHz Core A: 4x Firestorm @ 0.60 (3.20) GHz
0x @ 0.00 GHz Core B: 4x Icestorm @ 0.60 (2.06) GHz
0x @ 0.00 GHz Core C: 0x @ 0.00 GHz
16 nm Structure 5 nm
Q3/2015 Release date Q4/2020

Graphic card

The Apple A9X is used as the graphics unit in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015). This iGPU is manufactured in a structure size of 16 nm and clocks with 0.65 GHz. The Apple A9X is integrated in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021). This graphics unit is manufactured in a structure size of 5 nm and the maximum clock is 1.30 GHz.
Apple A9X Name Apple M1
0.65 GHz Frequency 0.39 (1.30) GHz
16 nm Structure 5 nm
Q3/2015 Release date Q4/2020

Memory

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is equipped with 4 GB of LPDDR4 memory and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) comes with 8 - 16 GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
4 GB Memory Size 8 - 16 GB
LPDDR4 Memory Type LPDDR4X
11.5 - 34 GB/s Memory Bandwith 17 - 34 GB/s

Storage

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) can be purchased with a internal storage of 128 - 256 GB and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) comes with a storage size of 128 - 2,048 GB.
128 - 256 GB Size 128 - 2,048 GB
Unknown Interface Unknown
-- Max. speed --
-- Card reader --

Display

The main screen of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is 12.9 inch and the resolution of the screen is 2732x2048 pixels. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) has a 12.9 inch large screen with a resolution of 2732x2048 pixels.
12.9 inch Size 12.9 inch
IPS Technology IPS
2732x2048 Resolution 2732x2048
60 Hz Refresh rate 120 Hz
264 ppi Pixel density 264 ppi
4:3 Ratio 4:3
No Ratio No
Max. Brightness
-- Manufacturer 1000 nits
-- test --
-- Manufacturer HDR 1600 nits

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 10,307 mAh (38.80 Wh) is installed in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015), which can be charged with up to --. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) is equipped with a battery that has a capacity of 10,566 mAh (40.36 Wh) and can be charged with up to 20 W.
Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
10,307 mAh (38.80 Wh) Capacity 10,566 mAh (40.36 Wh)
13 - 33 h Battery life (Real life) 15 - 35 h
No Exchangeable No
Charging
-- Cable 20 W
-- Wireless --
-- Reverse-Wireless --

Camera

The main camera of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) has a resolution of 8.0 MP and the front camera (selfie camera) has a resolution of 1.2 MP. The main camera of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) has a resolution of 12.0 MP and the front camera (selfie camera) has a resolution of 12.0 MP.
8.0 MP, 1080p @ 30 fps Back camera 12.0 MP, 2160p @ 60 fps
1.2 MP, 720p Front camera 12.0 MP, 1080p @ 60 fps
-- Additional cameras 1x 10 MP

Ports

As the main connection for charging and transferring data, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) has a Lightning port and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) is equipped with a USB-C port.
Lightning Main connector USB-C
Smart Connector Other Smart Connector, Magnetic Connector (Apple Pencil)

Network

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) supports the 4G (LTE) cellular standard and is also equipped with 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and Bluetooth 4.2. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) is equipped with the cellular standard 5G, as well as 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and Bluetooth 5.0.
4G (LTE) Cellular 5G
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Wireless LAN 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
No NFC No
No Dual SIM No
No eSIM No

Dimensions

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is 306 mm high, 221 mm wide and 7 mm thick, whereas the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) is 281 mm high, 215 mm wide and 6 mm thick. The weight of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is 723 g and the weight of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) 684 g.
306 mm Height 281 mm
221 mm Width 215 mm
7 mm Depth 6 mm
723 g Weight 684 g

Additional data

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) will be delivered with iOS 9 and has the following security features: Touch ID. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2021) comes with iPadOS 14 and has the following security features: Face ID.
iOS 9 Operating system iPadOS 14
Touch ID Security features Face ID
-- IP Protection --
-- Military Standard --
A1652 iPad6,8 2827 Part-no A2379, A2461, A2462 iPad13,9 / iPad13,10 / iPad13,11 3686, 3687, 3688

Benchmark results

Geekbench 5 - Single Core

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Geekbench 6 - Single Core

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AnTuTu 8 - Benchmark






FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) - FP32 (GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing power of the graphics card with single precision (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many trillion FP32 floating point operations the graphics card (GPU) can perform per second. The larger this number, the faster the graphics card is.




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