iPad (2017) Tablet Specs & Price

iPad (2017)
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iPad (2017) is a 2017 refresh of the world’s most popular tablet. It is an update to the iPad Air 2, which was launched back in 2014. iPad (2017) is the most affordable iPad ever and features a brighter screen and the more powerful A9 chipset.

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iPad (2017) Key Specs & Features

  • 9.7-inch Touch Display, 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 ppi)
  • 1.85GHz dual-core Apple A9 Chipset with 2GB RAM
  • iOS 10
  • 32GB or 128GB Built-in Storage
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 1.2MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE (Optional)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • up to 10 hours Battery Life

iPad (2017)

Display and Camera

iPad (2017) features a 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. Specs-wise, this is the same as the iPad Air 2, but is brighter.

iPad (2017) sports an 8 megapixels rear facing camera and a 2.1 megapixels front facing camera. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor are located in the front for a secure log-in to your tablet.

Hardware and Software

The old A8X chipset is being replaced by the more powerful 64-bit A9 chipset. iPad (2017) sports 32GB built-in storage and comes in has a Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. You can also buy models with 128GB internal storage. The new iPad is loaded with iOS 10.

Pricing and Available

iPad (2017) comes in silver, gold and space gray and starts at $329 for the 32GB with Wi-Fi model and $459 for the 32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model. It goes on sale on March 24, 2017.

iPad (2017) Specs

Here are a few specs of the iPad (2017) Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: iOS 10
  • Processor: 64-bit Apple A9 (1.85 dual-core Processor)
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2GB RAM ?
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
  • Dimension: 240 x 170 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 469 g (Wi-Fi), 478 g (LTE)
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM (LTE models)


  • Display: 9.7-inch Touch Display, 2048 x 1536 pixels (264 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Slo-Mo Video (720p/120fps)
  • Front Camera: 1.2 MP FaceTime Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB or 128GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes (LTE Models)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes (LTE Models)
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes (LTE Models)
  • EDGE: Yes (LTE Models)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (LTE Models)
  • HSPA+: Yes (LTE Models)
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Models)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: No, Lightning Connector


  • SMS/MMS:
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front), Touch ID
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 32.4Wh Battery
  • Use Time: up to 10 hours (Web Browsing)
  • Video Playback:
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article iPad (2017) Tablet Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: December 12th, 2019
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