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Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Technical Specifications

Apple iPad 5th Gen 9.7 (2017) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU 1.80 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A "Twister"
  • RAM 2 GB LPDDR4
  • 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

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Apple iPad 5th Generation WiFi + Cellular Review and Features

The iPad 9.7-inch (officially iPad (5th generation) is a tablet computer designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. After its announcement on March 21, 2017, conflicting naming conventions spawned several different names, including “seventh-generation iPad” or “iPad (2017)”.

Unlike the iPad Air 2, this iPad does not have a fully laminated display and lacks an anti-reflective coating.

The iPad generally received positive reviews. It was significantly praised for performance, with reviewers asserting that the model was noticeably faster than older iPad models and also received positive reviews for its price and battery life.

It was criticised, however, for lacking a laminated and anti-reflective screen, lack of support for the Apple Pencil, and lack of a Smart Connector for accessories such as attachable keyboards, the latter two of these criticisms being remedied with the introduction of the iPad (6th generation) a year later.

Its introductory price in the United States was the lowest ever for an iPad, with the media noting that the lower price might be an effort to encourage wider adoption of the tablet in the education sector, as well as for businesses needing inexpensive tablets for undemanding uses.

On March 27, 2018, Apple announced its successor, the sixth-generation iPad. This also marked the discontinuation of the 2017 iPad.

In a press release, Apple announced this iPad model on March 24, 2017. There has been confusion around its naming, referred to as just “iPad” in marketing but called the “fifth-generation iPad” in official statements and specifications sheets, a title previously taken by 2013’s iPad Air.

Other sources refer to it as the “seventh-generation iPad”, including the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 as the fifth- and sixth-generation iPads, respectively. It has also been referred to as “iPad 2017”.

The fifth generation iPad shares most design elements with the iPad Air, with a 9.7-inch (25 cm) screen, 7.5mm thickness, and differences such as the lack of the physical mute switch, smaller microphone holes and only a single row of speaker holes. Compared to the iPad Air 2, the processor is updated from the Apple A8X to the A9 with the embedded Apple M9 motion co-processor.

The fifth generation iPad has 2 gigabytes of RAM. Unlike other iPad models available, this iPad’s display is not fully laminated and does not have an anti-reflective coating. However, this iPad has a brighter screen than the iPad Air 2 (25% brighter according to Apple). It is available in 32 and 128-GB storage options.

Contrasting with the iPad Pro lineup, this iPad features only two speakers (as opposed to four), has no Smart Connector support, and has no camera flash. It is offered in silver, gold, and space grey colours.

Despite its use of the Apple A9 processor and accompanying M9 motion co-processor, introduced with the iPhone 6S in 2015, the iPad does not feature support for always-on “Hey Siri” voice input, a feature advertised as being made possible by low-power processing in the then-new chips. “Hey, Siri” is limited to when the iPad is connected to power.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad 5th Generation WiFi + Cellular tablet?

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

General

Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A1822, A1823, iPad6,11, iPad6,12
Wi-Fi + Cellular model. For Global market
Announced 21 March, 2017
Released 24 March, 2017
Status Discontinued
Predecessor iPad (4th generation)
Successor iPad (6th generation)
Generation 5th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> 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
Weight 478 g (1.05 lb)
Protection Glass front, aluminum back, aluminum frame
Colors Silver, Gold, Space Gray

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (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. Nano SIM

Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> 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, 291.4 cm2 (~71.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> 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 <strong>Display Protection => </strong> 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

Media

FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes

Rear Camera

Front/Selfie Camera

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> 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 <strong>UI</strong> 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 iPad OS

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> 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 (14 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (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)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (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 (six-core graphics)
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (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 <strong>Internal Storage</strong> 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 <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> 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 <strong>Sensors</strong> 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
Accelerometer
Barometer
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> 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. 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> 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 <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> 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. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
USB Lightning, USB 2.0
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> 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. Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (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 <strong>HDMI</strong> (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

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> 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 <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> 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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