What chip / processor does the 2017 iPad model have?

The 9.7-inch iPad model released in 2017 is powered by the same A9 chip found in Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Using already existing hardware has allowed Apple to keep the iPad model price low at $329. The third-generation A9 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture is faster than the A8, which powers the iPad mini 4.

Compared to A8:

  • CPU: 1.6x faster
  • Graphics: 1.8x faster
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