These comparisons won’t last because Apple is in leapfrog mode with the iPad. Andrew Williams pits the two newest iPads in a comparison.
The iPad Pro 9.7 makes the Pro tablet series much more digestible for the potential buyer not looking for something to replace a laptop or mimic the functions of a PC graphics tablet. Better cameras, a smaller frame and lower price mean it’s a far less niche device.
Aside from the 9.7in Pro’s improved colour gamut though, a great feature for graphics professionals after a portable design tool, the bigger 12.9in Pro will probably remain a better choice for most graphics professionals. The extra display size of the older iPad Pro is perhaps more valuable than anything else once the Pencil and Smart Keyboard are added to the equation.