iPad 2017

The Apple iPad 5th Generation (iPad 2017) is a tablet that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2017 to 2018 as part of the iPad series. The tablet has been introduced on March 21, 2017, and its price started at $329.

The fifth generation of iPad features a Dual-Core 1.85 GHz 64-bit Apple A9 processor with Six-Core graphics, Apple M9 motion coprocessor, 9.7″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 128 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 8.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 4G / LTE data capability.

The iPad has a 9.7-inch (25cm) screen. Compared to the iPad Air 2, the processor is updated from the Apple A8X to the A9 with the embedded Apple M9 motion co-processor. The iPad has 2 GB of RAM. It is 7.5mm thick, which is the same thickness as the iPad Air, compared to the 6.1mm of the iPad Air 2. 

Unlike other iPad models available, this iPad’s display is not fully laminated and does not have an anti-reflective coating. However, this iPad has a brighter screen than the iPad Air 2 (25% brighter according to Apple). It is available in 32 and 128 GB storage options. Contrasting with the iPad Pro lineup, this iPad features only two speakers (as opposed to four), has no Smart Connector support, and has no camera flash LED light. It is offered in silver, gold, and space grey colors. 

Despite its use of the Apple A9 processor and accompanying M9 motion co-processor, introduced with the iPhone 6s in 2015, the iPad does not feature support for always-on “Hey Siri” voice input, a feature advertised as being made possible by low-power processing in the then-new chips. The use of “Hey Siri” is limited to when the iPad is connected to power.

This iPad has been discontinued on March 27, 2017, and has been replaced by the iPad 6th Generation.

Today iPad 5th Generation is 7 years old!

iPad 2017
Source: wired.com – iPad 2017

iPad 5th Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedMarch 21, 2017
ReleasedMarch 24, 2017
DiscontinuedMarch 27, 2018
Model IdentifieriPad6,11
Model NumberA1822 (Wi-Fi)
A1823 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Order NumberMP2F2LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MP2G2LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MPGT2LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MP2H2LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi)
MP2J2LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi)
MPGT2LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi)
MP242LL/A (32 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MP252LL/A (32 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MPGA2LL/A (32 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MP2D2LL/A (128 GB Space Gray Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MP2E2LL/A (128 GB Silver Wi-Fi + Cellular)
MPGC2LL/A (128 GB Gold Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Original Price$329 (32 GB Wi-Fi)
$429 (128 GB Wi-Fi)
$459 (32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
$559 (128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular)
ColorsSpace Gray
Weight1.03 – 1.05 Ibs. – 467 – 476 Grams
Dimensions9.4” H x 6.6” W x 0.29″ D
23.87 cm H x 16.76 cm W x 0.73 cm D

Tech Specs


ProcessorApple A9
Processor Speed1.85 GHz
Number of Cores2
CoprocessorApple M9 motion
Cache64 KB L1
2 MB L2


Storage32 GB
128 GB


Memory2 GB LPDDR4


Graphics CardPowerVR GT7600
Number of Cores6


Display9.7″ Retina widescreen LCD IPS Display
Resolution2048 x 1536
Pixel Density264 ppi
Brightness415 cd/m2
Refresh Rate60 Hz


ButtonsVolume + / –
Sleep / Wake up


SensorsTouch ID
Ambient light
Three-axis gyroscope


Networks*UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/​DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz)
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) HT80 with MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
SIM slot*nano-SIM
Apple SIM (eSIM)
Ports1 – Lightning port
1 – 3.5-mm headphone jack
Camera1 – 1.2 Mpix front FaceTime HD camera
1 – 8.0 Mpix rear camera
LocationAssisted GPS*
iBeacon microlocation*
Digital compass
Audio In2 – Microphones
Audio Out2 – Stereo Speakers
*Cellular version only


Audio FormatsHE-AAC (V1 and V2)
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps)
Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
Apple Lossless
Video FormatsH.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats


Original OSiOS 10.3
Maximum OSThe latest release of iPadOS
Intelligent AssistantSiri
System RequirementsOS X 10.9.5 or later
Windows 7 or later


Battery32.4 W Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity8827 mAh
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours
Power AdapterApple 10W USB Power Adapter

Apple Support – iPad (5th generation): Technical Specifications

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