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Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Wi-Fi

Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Wi-Fi
Brand: Apple
Category: iPad
  • CPU 1.80 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A "Twister"
  • Camera 8MP 1080p
  • Storage 32/128 GB
  • Display 9.7" 1536x2048 pixels
  • OS iOS 10.3, up to iPadOS 15.6
  • Battery 8827 mAh Li-Po
Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Wi-Fi
Apple iPad 5th Generation WiFi Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Large 9.7 inch Retina display with high resolution and vivid colors.
  • Supports Apple Pencil, making it great for drawing and taking notes.
  • Runs on the latest iOS operating system and can be updated to newer versions.
  • Good battery life, with up to 10 hours of use on a single charge.
  • Decent rear-facing camera for taking photos and videos.
  • Lightweight and easy to carry around.
  • Affordable compared to other iPads.


  • No water resistance or dustproofing.
  • Front-facing camera is only 1.2 megapixels, so not ideal for selfies or video calls.
  • No stereo speakers, only a single speaker at the bottom.
  • Design is similar to previous iPads, so it may not feel new or exciting to some users.
  • Limited storage options, with only 32 or 128 GB available.
  • No cellular connectivity option, only Wi-Fi.

Apple iPad 5th Generation Wi-Fi Specs and Features

The 5th generation iPad, also known as the iPad 5, was released by Apple in 2017. It is an affordable and versatile tablet that offers a great user experience. This tablet has a lot to offer in terms of specs and features. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from this device:

Design and Display:

The iPad 5 has a 9.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It is equipped with an oleophobic coating that helps reduce fingerprints and smudges on the screen. The tablet measures 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and weighs 469g, making it thin and lightweight. It is available in three colors: silver, gold, and space gray.

Performance and Storage:

The iPad 5 is powered by the Apple A9 chip with 64-bit architecture and an embedded M9 coprocessor. This processor provides speedy performance and is able to handle multiple apps and tasks with ease. The tablet comes with 2GB of RAM and is available in two storage options: 32GB and 128GB. Unfortunately, there is no expandable storage option, so users will have to rely on cloud storage or external hard drives to store their files.

Camera and Battery Life:

The iPad 5 features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that can capture 1080p HD video. It also has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for FaceTime and selfies. The tablet has a non-removable Li-Po battery that provides up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge.


The iPad 5 runs on iOS 10 out of the box, which can be upgraded to the latest version of iOS. This operating system provides a user-friendly interface and offers a wide range of features such as split-screen multitasking and Apple Pencil support.

Connectivity and Other Features:

The iPad 5 is available in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + cellular models. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and a Lightning port for charging and data transfer. It also has a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, which can be used for secure authentication and Apple Pay.

Comparison with Other Models:

Compared to the previous generation iPad, the iPad Air 2, the iPad 5 offers a slightly faster processor, better battery life, and a more affordable price tag. It is also compatible with the Apple Pencil, which was not the case with the iPad Air 2.


In conclusion, the Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Wi-Fi is a great choice for anyone who wants an affordable and versatile tablet with decent specs and features. It offers a beautiful display, speedy performance, and a long-lasting battery. However, its lack of expandable storage may be a deal breaker for some users.

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad 5th Generation WiFi tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: 1.80 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A “Twister” Apple A9
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB, 128 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 9.7″ 1536×2048 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: PowerVR GT7600
  • Camera: 8MP 1080p
  • Battery: 8827 mAh Li-Po
  • Colours: Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A1822, A1823, iPad6,11, iPad6,12
Announced 21 March, 2017
Released 24 March, 2017
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPad (4th generation)
Successor iPad (6th generation)
Generation 5th


Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 240 mm (millimeters)
24 cm (centimeters)
0.787 ft (feet)
9.449 in (inches)
Height 169.5 mm (millimeters)
16.95 cm (centimeters)
0.556 ft (feet)
6.673 in (inches)
Thickness 7.5 mm (millimeters)
0.75 cm (centimeters)
0.025 ft (feet)
0.295 in (inches)
Volume 305.1 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
18.53 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 469 g (grams)
1.03 lbs (pounds)
16.54 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Silver
Space Gray


SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No SIM


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD
Size 9.7 inch
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16777216 colors
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 264 PPI density
Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Scratch resistant
Retina HD display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Apple Lossless
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility

Rear/Main Camera

Number of cameras 1
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Main cameras 8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Aperture f/2.4
Number of lenses 5
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Hybrid IR filter
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Aperture f/2.2
Video Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Face unlock
1.2 MP
Exposure compensation


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iOS 10.3, up to iPadOS 15.6, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iOS


Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A9 APL0898, M9 motion coprocessor
SoC Process Technology 14 nm (nanometers)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Dual-core 1.84 GHz (Twister)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 1840 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 64 KB + 64 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 3072 KB (kilobytes)
3 MB (megabytes)
Level 3 cache memory (L3) 8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. PowerVR GT7600
GPU cores 6
RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 2 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32/128 GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID
Three-axis gyro
Ambient light sensor


Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. No
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery or Power

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8827 mAh, (32.9 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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