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Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen 12.9 (2015) WiFi Technical Specifications

Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen 12.9 (2015) WiFi Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU 2.26 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A
  • Camera 8MP 1080p
  • Storage 32/128/256 GB
  • Display 12.9" 2048x2732 pixels
  • OS iOS 9, up to iPadOS 15.5
  • Battery 10307mAh Li-Ion

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Apple iPad Pro 1st Gen 12.9 (2015) WiFi Review and Features

The first generation of iPad Pro is a line of iPad tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc, first sold in 2015 at a screen size of 12.9 inch. A smaller model, based on the form factor of the iPad Air 2, with a 9.7-inch screen, was announced on March 21, 2016, and released on March 31, 2016, alongside the first-generation iPhone SE.

The 12.9-inch model was announced alongside the Apple Pencil, and both models were the first iPads to use the Pencil as an input device. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is larger than all previous iPad models and was the first iPad to feature LPDDR4 RAM.

The 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced during an Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015. It was released on November 11, 2015, with silver, gold, and space gray colour options. Based on storage size and cellular connectivity, prices ranged from US$799 to $1,229. On March 21, 2016, the 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced at an Apple keynote with an additional rose gold colour option.

The 9.7-inch version also introduced the ability to choose the base 32 GB model with a Cellular + WiFi option. (Previously, the Cellular + WiFi option was only available on 128 GB iPad Pro models. The 9.7-inch model is priced from $599 to $1,129 depending on the configuration. It was released on March 31, 2016.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a faster CPU and a better camera than the iPad Air 2. It is the first iPad to feature True Tone Flash and Retina Flash, and its 256 GB storage option is the highest for an iPad at the time. Its True Tone display allows the LCD to adapt its colour and intensity to ambient lighting.

Both iPad Pro models include the A9X chip and the Apple M9 motion co-processor. The 9.7-inch model, however, has a slightly underclocked CPU (2.16 GHz compared to 2.26 GHz on the 12.9-inch model) and only 2 GB of RAM. Several features are carried over from the standard iPad, such as Touch ID and the Retina Display.

New features include a smart connector for a keyboard and four stereo speakers located in pairs on the top and bottom of the device. The 12.9-inch model has a 2732-by-2048 display and the 9.7-inch model has a 2048-by-1536 display. Both displays have a resolution of 264 pixels per inch and feature a variable refresh rate, a first for Apple. The 12.9-inch version is also the first iOS device to include more than 2 GB of RAM.

A customized 12.9-inch iPad Pro was also designed by Jony Ive and submitted to the Time for Design auction. The special edition iPad Pro has an “Edition 1 of 1” label engraved on its back and comes with a custom yellow-gold anodized finish, a blue leather Smart Cover, and an orange leather Apple Pencil case cover, all of which are not sold by Apple elsewhere.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad Pro 1st Generation WiFi tablet?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad Pro 1st Generation WiFi tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: 2.26 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A Apple A9X
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 12.9″ 2048×2732 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: PowerVR Series 7
  • Camera: 8MP 1080p
  • Battery: 10307mAh Li-Ion
  • Colours: Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A1584, A1652, iPad6,7, iPad6,8
Announced 09 September, 2015
Released 11 September, 2015
Status Discontinued
Successor iPad Pro (2nd generation)
Generation 1st


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
Width 305.7 mm (millimeters)
30.57 cm (centimeters)
1.003 ft (feet)
12.035 in (inches)
Height 220.6 mm (millimeters)
22.06 cm (centimeters)
0.724 ft (feet)
8.685 in (inches)
Thickness 6.9 mm (millimeters)
0.69 cm (centimeters)
0.023 ft (feet)
0.272 in (inches)
Volume 465.32 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
28.26 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 713 g (grams)
1.57 lbs (pounds)
25.15 oz (ounces)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Colors Silver
Space gray


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. No SIM


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 12.9 inch
Resolution 2048 x 2732 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> 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 (~77.0% screen-to-body 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
Features Capacitive
Retina display
Full Lamination Technology
Antireflective coating
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating


Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AAC+ / aacPlus / HE-AAC v1
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi)
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v)
WMV (Windows Media Video, .wmv)
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Cirrus Logic 338S1213
4 speakers

Rear 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
Digital image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Hybrid IR filter

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP
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 1.2 MP
Exposure compensation


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 9, upgradable to iPadOS 15.5
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


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 A9X APL1021
SoC Process Technology 14 nm (nanometers)
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 2.26 GHz (Twister)
CPU bits 64 bit
CPU cores 2
CPU frequency 2260 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 64 KB + 64 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 3072 KB (kilobytes)
3 MB (megabytes)
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 Series 7 (12-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. 4 GB
RAM frequency 1600 MHz (megahertz)
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. 32/128/256 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. Light


Bluetooth Version 4.0
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. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
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. 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 3.0; magnetic connector
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. A-GPS
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 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-Ion (Lithium Ion)
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. 10,307 mAh, (38.8 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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