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Background and Identification ¶ 

The iPad 5th Gen 2017 is the successor to the iPad Air lineup, but shares more design features with the Air 1 than the Air 2, most notably, the inclusion of a non-fused display, an identical size and weight, and a 32.4 Wh battery. This unit is slightly deeper than the Air 2, measuring in at 7.5mm, up from 6.1mm on the iPad Air 2, and 32 g heavier. The 2017 model does inherit the Air 2's 8MP iSight camera and three finish options: Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

Technical Specifications ¶ 

Platform

  • A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Embedded M9 coprocessor

Capacity

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Size and Weight

  • Height: 9.4 inches (240 mm)
  • Width: 6.6 inches (169.5 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)
  • Weight: 1.03 pounds (469 g)

Buttons and Connectors

  • Home/​Touch ID sensor
  • Built‑in stereo speakers
  • Lightning connector
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • On/Off - Sleep/Wake
  • Volume up/down
  • Nano-SIM tray (cellular models)
  • Lightning Connector

Display

  • Retina display
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating

Camera

  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination

Video Recording

  • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps)
  • Slo‑mo (120 fps)
  • FaceTime HD Camera
  • 1.2-megapixel photos
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Backside illumination

Connectivity

  • Wi‑Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz); HT80 with MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Location

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation

Sensors

  • Touch ID
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Touch ID
  • Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button

Power and Battery

  • Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • Charging via power adapter or USB to computer system

Additional Information ¶ 

Apple: iPad (5th generation) - Technical Specifications

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