Compared to its predecessor, the iPad Pro 12.9-Inch (Wi-Fi/Cellular - 2nd Gen) -- and its Wi-Fi only sibling, the iPad Pro 12.9-Inch - are essentially the same physical size, but pack a higher-quality display as well as better cameras and faster performance.
Both 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) devices feature a fully-laminated, antireflective 12.9-inch LED-backlit 2732x2048 (264 ppi, DCI-P3 color gamut) touch-sensitive "Retina" display. These models support a then new "ProMotion technology" that provides a 120 Hz refresh rate for smoother animations and lower latency when using the Apple Pencil accessory.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) models are powered by an Apple A10X processor, have 4 GB of RAM, and either 64 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of flash memory storage packed in a Black and Space Gray, White and Silver, or White and Gold case.
Other noteworthy features include dual cameras -- a rear-mounted 12 megapixel "iSight" camera capable of shooting stills and 4K video and a front-mounted 7 megapixel "FaceTime HD" camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p HD video, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with HT80 with MIMO capability and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as dual microphones and two sets of stereo speakers.
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|Introduction Date:||June 5, 2017*||Discontinued Date:||October 30, 2018|
|Processors:||1 (6 Cores)||Geekbench 2 (32):||N/A|
|Geekbench 3 (32):||N/A||Geekbench 3 (32):||N/A|
|Geekbench 3 (64):||4118||Geekbench 3 (64):||9639|
|Geekbench 4 (SC):||3884||Geekbench 4 (MC):||9202|
|Geekbench 5 (SC):||832||Geekbench 5 (MC):||2270|
|Processor Speed:||2.3 GHz*||Processor Type:||Apple A10X Fusion|
|Onboard RAM:||4 GB*||Storage Capacity:||64, 256, 512 GB|
|Details:||*Apple provides no official details regarding RAM used by the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) models. However, third party software evaluation has determined that they have 4 GB of RAM.
Also see: Is it possible to add external storage to the iPad? How?
|USB Support:||Sync & Charge (Lightning)||Firewire Support:||None|
|Connectivity:||USB 3||Ports:||Lightning, Smart Connector, Headphone|
|Case Type:||Tablet/Slate||Form Factor:||iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen|
|Housing Color:||Black or White*||Controller:||Multi-touch|
|Built-in Display:||12.9" Color*||Display Resolution:||2732x2048 (264 ppi)|
|Details:||*The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) models have a 12.9" LED-backlit 2732 by 2048 "fully laminated" display (264 ppi) with an "oleophobic" (oil repellent) and antireflective coating. Apple also note that it is a "wide color" display (DCI-P3 color gamut and supports the company's "True Tone" feature that evaluates the color temperature and ambient brightness of your surroundings and dynamically adjusts the display's white balance to match. More impressively, it also supports new "ProMotion technology" that provides an incredibly responsive 120 Hz refresh rate to reduce the latency of Apple pencil and make animation appear more smooth.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) line also supports AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV 2nd Gen and later models as well as provides video mirroring and video out support up to 1080p using the "Lightning Digital AV Adapter" and the "Lightning to VGA Adapter."
Also see: Can the iPad models be used as an external display for a Mac or PC? How?
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|Standard Wireless:||802.11a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)*||Standard Bluetooth:||4.2|
|Details:||*All 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) configurations support 802.11a/b/g/n/ac on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (dual band) as well as HT80 with MIMO.|
|Cell Network:||GSM/CDMA/LTE*||Camera:||12 Megapixels**|
|Battery Type:||Lithium Polymer (41 Whr)||Battery Life (Music):||9-10 Hours*|
|Details:||*Apple estimates that this 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) provides "up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music" and "up to 9 hours of surfing the web using [a] cellular data network."
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells replacement batteries -- as well as glass covers, displays, and other parts and repair tools -- for this iPad.
|Battery Life (Voice):||N/A||Standby Time:||N/A|
|Apple Order No:||MQEE2LL/A*||Apple Subfamily:||iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd Gen - Wi-Fi+Cell)|
|Details:||*MQEE2LL/A refers to the configuration with 64 GB of storage in Silver. Also in Silver, with 256 GB and 512 GB of storage, respectively, the order numbers are MPA52LL/A and MPLK2LL/A. The same capacities in Space Gray are MQED2LL/A, MPA42LL/A, and MPLJ2LL/A, respectively. Finally, in Gold, they are MQEF2LL/A, MPA62LL/A, and MPLL2LL/A, respectively.|
|Apple Model No:||A1671 (EMC 3150*)||Model ID:||iPad7,2|
|Details:||*Please note that these identifiers are unique to this specific iPad model. The EMC number is not externally listed on this device.
Also see: All iPhones with the A1671 Model Number, the 3150* EMC Number, and the iPad7,2 Model Identifier.
|Pre-Installed OS:||iOS 10.3.2 (14F8089)||Maximum OS:||Current|
|Details:||This model is fully supported by the final version of iOS 10 with the exception of the minor Raise to Wake and Ride-Booking features. It is fully supported by iOS 11. It is supported by the final version of iOS 12 with the exception of the minor Memoji feature. It is supported by the final version of iPadOS 13 with the exception of the Adjust Portrait Lighting and "High-Key Mono" photography features as well as modest AR features (Motion Capture, People Occlusion).
The iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd Gen) is supported by the current version of iPadOS 14, but does not support the ARKit Depth API and Spatial Audio via AirPods Pro. On iPadOS 13 or iOS 14, it does support the Sidecar feature when paired with a Mac.
Also see: Which iPad models support iPadOS 14? Do some models "partially" support iPadOS 14? Which ones?
|Dimensions:||12.0 x 8.68 x 0.27||Avg. Weight:||1.53 lbs. (692 g)|
|Mac Support:||OS X 10.9.5*||Windows Support:||Windows 7*|
|Audio Support:||Apple reports that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) models support "AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV."|
|Video Support:||Apple reports that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd Gen) models support "H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG 4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format."|
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