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iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2 Review: Which Is The Better Apple Device? Specs & Features Comparison

16 October 2016, 7:00 am EDT By Anish Asokan Mobile & Apps
TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 31: Apple Inc. iPad Pro 9.7 inch, center, is displayed at the company's Omotesando store on March 31, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple Inc. launched its iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7 inch on March 31, 2016 in Japan. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)  ( Tomohiro Ohsumi / Stringer )

Here is a comparison of the specs and features of the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2 to determine which is the rightful Apple frontrunner.

The iPad Pro comes in two size variants,12.7-inch and 9.7-inch, whereas the iPad Air 2 comes in only one size, 9.7 inches. The 9.7 inch iPad Pro is similar to the iPad Air 2 when it comes to physical dimensions, but the bigger iPad Pro is taller, wider, and denser than the Air 2.

When it comes to the screen, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is similar to the iPad Air 2. However, the 12.7-inch iPad Pro has larger screen size, higher screen resolution, higher pixels per inch than the iPad Air 2.

Looking under the hood, both size variants of iPad Pro is powered by A9X third-generation chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture whereas the iPad Air 2 is powered by  the older A8X second-generation chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture as per GSM Arena.

Both the iPad Pro variants come with smart connector feature (auto-pairing with compatible accessory with help of a magnetic port) unlike the iPad Air 2.

Both the iPad variants have four speakers, two at the bottom and two at the top. In the case of iPad Air 2, the two speakers are located at the bottom close to the lightning port. The Speakers of iPad pro can adjust and reposition themselves as we move around and provides a better sound quality than the iPad Air 2.

When it comes to storage options, the iPad Pro comes  with three options: 32 GB,128GB  and 256 GB whereas iPad Air 2 comes with only  two options- 16 GB and 64 GB.

The Camera combo is same for both iPad Air 2 as well as 12.7-inch iPad Pro. However, the camera combo in the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is huge step up in comparison to other two devices.

The Apple Pencil support is much better for the Pro than for the Air 2, according to Cnet.

The iPad Air 2 without a doubt is a great tablet. However, with better specs, features, the iPad Pro is a fantastic device. The Apple tablet to choose depends on what you need from the tablet and how much cash you can spend.

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