The two tablets hover around the 9in mark, have the same resolution screen, both run 64-bit architecture and have 8MP cameras. Largely separating the two are their operating systems, with the Apple running iOS 8 and the Nexus sporting Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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Here's a no fuss side-by-side comparison of the specs found in each tablet.