Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018)
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015)

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Device Information

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) was released in Q4/2018 at a price of 999 $ and is available in the colors Space Gray, Silver. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015), on the other hand, was released in Q3/2015 at a price of 1,079 $ and is available in the colors Space Gray, Silver, Gold.
Space Gray, Silver Colours Space Gray, Silver, Gold
999 $ Price from 1,079 $
Q4/2018 Release date Q3/2015

Processor

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) uses the Apple A12X Bionic processor, while the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) uses the Apple A9X. The Apple A12X Bionic of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) has 8 CPU cores and maximum frequency of 2.49% GHz. The Apple A9X installed in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) has 2 CPU cores and maximum frequency goes up to 2.26 GHz.
Apple A12X Bionic Name Apple A9X
8 Core count 2
4x Vortex @ 2.49 GHz Core A: 2x Twister @ 2.26 GHz
4x Tempest @ 1.59 GHz Core B: 0x @ 0.00 GHz
0x @ 0.00 GHz Core C: 0x @ 0.00 GHz
7 nm Structure 16 nm
Q3/2018 Release date Q3/2015

Graphic card

The Apple A12X is used as the graphics unit in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018). This iGPU is manufactured in a structure size of 7 nm and clocks with 1.13 GHz. The Apple A12X is integrated in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015). This graphics unit is manufactured in a structure size of 16 nm and the maximum clock is 0.65 GHz.
Apple A12X Name Apple A9X
1.13 GHz Frequency 0.65 GHz
7 nm Structure 16 nm
Q3/2018 Release date Q3/2015

Memory

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) is equipped with 4 - 6 GB of LPDDR4X memory and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
4 - 6 GB Memory Size 4 GB
LPDDR4X Memory Type LPDDR4
17 - 34 GB/s Memory Bandwith 11.5 - 34 GB/s

Storage

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) can be purchased with a internal storage of 64 - 1,024 GB and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) comes with a storage size of 128 - 256 GB.
64 - 1,024 GB Size 128 - 256 GB
Unknown Interface Unknown
-- Max. speed --
-- Card reader --

Display

The main screen of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) is 12.9 inch and the resolution of the screen is 2732x2048 pixels. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) 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
120 Hz Refresh rate 60 Hz
264 ppi Pixel density 264 ppi
4:3 Ratio 4:3
No Ratio No
Max. Brightness
600 nits Manufacturer --
-- test --
-- Manufacturer HDR --

Battery

A battery with a capacity of 9,720 mAh (36.55 Wh) is installed in the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018), which can be charged with up to 18 W. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is equipped with a battery that has a capacity of 10,307 mAh (38.80 Wh) and can be charged with up to --.
Lithium-Polymer Type Lithium-Polymer
9,720 mAh (36.55 Wh) Capacity 10,307 mAh (38.80 Wh)
13 - 32 h Battery life (Real life) 13 - 33 h
No Exchangeable No
Charging
18 W Cable --
-- Wireless --
-- Reverse-Wireless --

Camera

The main camera of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) has a resolution of 12.0 MP and the front camera (selfie camera) has a resolution of 7.0 MP. 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.
12.0 MP, 2160p @ 60 fps Back camera 8.0 MP, 1080p @ 30 fps
7.0 MP, 1080p @ 60 fps Front camera 1.2 MP, 720p
-- Additional cameras --

Ports

As the main connection for charging and transferring data, the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) has a USB-C port and the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is equipped with a Lightning port.
USB-C Main connector Lightning
Smart Connector, Magnetic Connector (Apple Pencil) Other Smart Connector

Network

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) supports the -- cellular standard and is also equipped with 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and Bluetooth 5.0. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is equipped with the cellular standard 4G (LTE), as well as 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and Bluetooth 4.2.
-- Cellular 4G (LTE)
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) Wireless LAN 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
No NFC No
No Dual SIM No
No eSIM No

Dimensions

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) is 281 mm high, 215 mm wide and 6 mm thick, whereas the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) is 306 mm high, 221 mm wide and 7 mm thick. The weight of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) is 631 g and the weight of the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) 723 g.
281 mm Height 306 mm
215 mm Width 221 mm
6 mm Depth 7 mm
631 g Weight 723 g

Additional data

The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen Wi-Fi (2018) will be delivered with iOS 12 and has the following security features: Face ID. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 1st Gen Wi-Fi / Cellular (2015) comes with iOS 9 and has the following security features: Touch ID.
iOS 12 Operating system iOS 9
Face ID Security features Touch ID
-- IP Protection --
-- Military Standard --
A1876 iPad8,5 3223 Part-no A1652 iPad6,8 2827

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