Also known as Apple iPad (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular & GPS: A1823 (Global).
The simply named “9.7-inch iPad” — which Apple sometimes refers to as the “iPad (5th Generation)” and that were introduced in “Early 2017” — were the lowest priced “full size” iPad models that Apple had released to date and effectively bring together many of the internals from the iPhone 6s with a case and display similar to that provided by the original iPad Air.
All iPad (Early 2017) devices — including this Wi-Fi and Cellular-equipped model — are housed in white and gold colored, white and silver colored, or black and medium toned “Space Gray” cases and feature a 9.7″ 2048×1536 (264 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive “Retina” display that is not fully laminated and that does not have an antireflective coating but does have a “Touch ID” fingerprint sensor. Each is powered by a two core 1.8 GHz Apple A9 processor, has 2 GB of RAM, and has 32 GB or 128 GB of flash memory storage.
Other notable features include dual cameras — a rear-mounted 8 megapixel “iSight” camera capable of shooting stills and 1080p 30 fps video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel “FaceTime HD” camera capable of shooting stills and 720p video — dual channel 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO support (backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n), and Bluetooth 4.2 in addition to stereo speakers. Connectivity to computers, if desired, and power is provided by the Lightning port.
The battery life of this iPad (5th Gen) model is reportedly 10 hours “surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music” or nine hours of surfing the web using cellular data capabilities.
This Wi-Fi/Cellular-equipped iPad (Early 2017) model has support for A-GPS/GLONASS, GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, CDMA EV-DO, and most importantly LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, and 41. In the US, this single device is designed to run on the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon networks and even ships with an “Apple SIM” that is intended to allow one to switch between carriers around the world more easily.