iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is a line of iPad tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. and first available in November 2015. They run the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The current generation is available in two screen sizes, 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm),[12] each with five options for internal NVMe storage capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.[a][13][14][dubious ]

iPad Pro
Apple iPad Pro wordmark 2017.svg
IPad Pro 11 mockup.png
Second-generation 11" iPad Pro in Silver
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn (on contract)
Product familyiPad
TypeTablet computer
Release date12.9-inch 1G: November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)
Other models
  • 9.7-inch: March 31, 2016 (2016-03-31)
  • 12.9-inch 2G, 10.5-inch: June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13)
  • 12.9-inch 3G, 11-inch 1G: November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)
  • 12.9-inch 4G, 11-inch 2G: March 25, 2020 (2020-03-25)
Discontinued
List
  • June 5, 2017 (12.9-inch 2015 and 9.7-inch 2015)
  • October 30, 2018 (12.9 inch 2017)
  • March 18, 2019 (10.5-inch 2017)
  • March 18, 2020 (12.9-inch 2018 and 11-inch 2018
  • April 20, 2021 (12.9 inch and 11-inch 2020)
Operating systemiOS (2015–2019)
iPadOS (2019–present)
System on a chip
Chips used
CPU
CPU
  • 12.9-inch 1G, 9.7-inch: 2.26 GHz dual-core 64-bit ARMv8-A[1]
  • 12.9-inch 2G, 10.5-inch: 2.34 GHz hexa-core 64-bit
  • 12.9-inch 3G, 11-inch 1G: 2.49 GHz octa-core 64-bit[2]
  • 12.9-inch 4G, 11-inch 2G: 2.49 GHz octa-core 64-bit
  • 12.9-inch 5G, 11-inch 3G: 3.2 GHz octa-core 64-bit [3]
Memory
Memory
  • 12.9-inch 1G: 4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM[1]
  • 9.7-inch: 2 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • 12.9-inch 2G, 10.5-inch: 4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
  • 12.9-inch 3G, 11-inch 1G: 4 or 6 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM[2]
  • 12.9-inch 4G, 11-inch 2G: 6 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM[4]
  • 12.9-inch 5G, 11-inch 3G: 8 GB or 16 GB[3]
Storage32, 64, 128, 256 or 512 GB, 1 or 2 TB[3] flash memory
Display12.9-inch:
2732×2048 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (5.5 megapixels), 12.9 in (327.8 mm) diagonal, 4:3[3]

9.7-inch:
2048×1536 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (3.1 megapixels), 9.7 in (246.3 mm) diagonal, 4:3[3]
10.5-inch:
2224×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 10.5 in diagonal, 4:3[3]

11-inch:
2388×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 11 in diagonal, ~4:3[3]
Graphics12-core PowerVR Series 7XT[5]
SoundFour speakers, adjusting sound to device orientation
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, five microphones, Bosch Sensortec BMP280 barometer
Camera
List
  • 12.9-inch 1G: 1.2 megapixels 720p front-facing and 8 megapixels rear-facing[3]
    9.7-inch: 5 megapixels 720p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing[3]
    12.9-inch 2G and 10.5-inch: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Optical & Digital Image Stabilization[3]
    12.9-inch 3G and 11-inch 1G: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization[3]
    12.9-inch 4G and 11-inch 2G: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and separate 10- and 12-megapixel 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization, LIDAR sensor 12.9-inch 5G and 11-inch 3G: 12 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and separate 10- and 12-megapixel 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization, LIDAR sensor
Connectivity
List
Power
Built-in rechargeable
lithium-ion battery
  • 12.9-inch 1G: 3.77 V 38.8 W·h (10,307 mA·h)[6]
  • 9.7-inch: 3.82 V 27.91 W·h (7,306 mA·h)[7]
  • 12.9-inch 2G: 3.76 V 41 W·h (10,891 mA·h)[8]
  • 10.5-inch: 3.77 V 30.8 W·h (8,134 mA·h)[9]
  • 12.9-inch 3G: 3.78 V 36.71 W·h (9,720 mA·h)[10]
  • 11-inch 1G: 3.77 V 29.45 W·h (7,812 mA·h)[11]
Online servicesApp Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Related articlesApple Pencil, Apple A9X, Apple A10X, Apple A12X Bionic, Apple A12Z Bionic, Apple M1
Websitewww.apple.com/ipad-pro/

HistoryEdit

First generationEdit

The first iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch version, was announced on September 9, 2015.[15] and released on November 11, 2015.[16] It is larger than all previous iPad models and the first iPad tablet to feature LPDDR4 RAM.[1] It originally shipped with iOS 9, having the 12.9-inch tablet being followed by the smaller 9.7-inch version, which was announced on March 21, 2016, and released on March 31 that same year.[17]

Second generationEdit

On June 5, 2017, the second-generation iPad Pro was announced, which features A10X Fusion processors, with storage options of 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. Upgraded displays include a 10.5-inch version to replace the 9.7-inch model, while the 12.9-inch version was refreshed.[18] Following this announcement, both models of the first-generation iPad Pro were discontinued.

Third generationEdit

The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018, and was made available in two screen sizes: 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm). They feature full-screen displays, with the 11-inch model replacing the 10.5-inch model of the previous generation. They also feature up to 1 TB [19] of storage and Face ID using a sensor array on the top bezel which, unlike iPhone models featuring Face ID, can unlock the iPad in any orientation. Due to having an all-screen design, these devices are the first iPads to lack a physical button on the front. These are also the first iPad Pro models to come with USB-C connector replacing Apple's Lightning connector. It launched with a Smart Keyboard Folio (sold separately), but also supports the Magic Keyboard with a trackpad launched in mid 2020.[20]

Fourth generationEdit

The fourth generation of iPad Pro was announced on March 18, 2020, with the same screen sizes of the previous generation. It offers a redesigned camera module, an A12Z processor, 128 GB minimum storage, LiDAR Scanner (<5m distance), and support for the Magic Keyboard with a trackpad that is sold separately.[20]

Fifth generationEdit

The fifth generation of iPad Pro was announced on April 20, 2021, with the same design and screen sizes as the previous generation. It offers the Apple M1 chip, 5G connectivity, Thunderbolt 3/USB4 connectivity (up to 40 Gbps), external display output upto 6K resolution, 8 or 16 GB of RAM (16GB is only available for 1TB and 2TB models), and, on the 12.9" variant, an XDR display with mini-LEDs marketed as "Liquid Retina XDR".[21][22]

AccessoriesEdit

There are three primary accessories made specifically for iPad Pro, all of which are sold separately:[23] an active bluetooth tracking stylus, Apple Pencil; an attachable keyboard, Smart Keyboard; and a form-fitted silicone case that is compatible with the Smart Keyboard.[24] Additionally, with the inclusion of a USB-C connector in the third-generation and newer iPad Pro, it is now possible to connect to other displays and devices, and to charge other devices with the iPad Pro.[25]

Smart Keyboard and Smart CoverEdit

Smart Keyboard docks with iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection with three pins that provides data transfer and power. Smart Keyboard, which doubles as a kickstand, is comparable to that of the competing Microsoft Surface Pro.[26] The design of the Smart Keyboard is similar to the design of the Smart Cover accessory.[27]

Apple PencilEdit

First generationEdit

 
iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (in boxes)

The first-generation Apple Pencil is a precision stylus exclusive to the iPad Pro, iPad (2018), iPad (2019), iPad Air (2019) and iPad Mini (5th generation). The accessory is rechargeable via the Lightning port on iPad itself on the pre USB-C models.[28][29] iPad Pro introduces a new display with increased responsiveness and precision over previous iPad displays with Apple Pencil support added.[30][31] During the keynote, Apple demonstrated drawing, managing publication layout, and document annotation.[32][33][34]

Second generationEdit

 
iPad Pro and second-generation Apple Pencil (left)

The second-generation Apple Pencil functions exclusively with the 2018 and later iPad Pro models, and the iPad Air 4.[35] The new features include:

  • Attaches magnetically (which allows for charging and automatic pairing of the pencil)
  • Double-tap the side of pencil to change tools
  • Free engraving
  • Matte finish, less slippery
  • Much closer to the size of a regular pencil but maintains battery life
  • No cap or anything to plug in

The second generation Apple Pencil is only compatible with:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 4

All other iPad Pro models require the first generation Apple Pencil.

USB-C accessoriesEdit

Apple created various adapters to pair with the 2018 iPad Pro models, which are the first iPad models to come with USB-C connector replacing the proprietary Lightning connector. These adapters utilize the new USB-C connector, which allows the iPad to connect with HDMI cables, USB ports,[36] and read SD cards.[37] Using an HDMI cable, users can connect their iPad to another display, such as a computer, laptop, or television. The USB and SD card support allows user to transfer and save files to and from external memory storage devices.

Third party developers have taken advantage of the inclusion of USB-C connection in the third-generation iPad Pros to create other adapters, which can include several adapters in one connection.[38] The USB-C port allows the iPad Pro to integrate with various USB-C accessories, ranging from USB-C docking stations, USB-C to USB-A generic adapter with a flash drive, ethernet, and so on. It can also charge other devices; for instance, you can plug in a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge your phone or AirPods; you can even charge one iPad with another one with the included USB-C to USB-C cable. There are also USB-C to USB-A adapters, and a USB-C to HDMI adapter to view the iPad display on your television or monitor; wired keyboards and mice also work. This is not restricted to supported/approved devices.

Magic KeyboardEdit

The Magic Keyboard features the first trackpad designed for an iPad, a hinge to adjust the viewing angle and includes a USB-C port for pass-through charging.[20] The Magic Keyboard is supported by all iPad Pro devices introduced since 2018. Though initially expected to launch in May of 2020, orders shipped starting in late April 2020.[39] The Magic Keyboard was met with mixed reviews. While providing many features which users wanted, there were some downsides to it. The Magic Keyboard provided a proper typing experience and supplied a good trackpad bundled with excellent build quality. On the downside, the added weight to the iPad Pro for this functionality, a missing function key row and a steep price, made the Magic Keyboard an accessory only for a niche market. [40] With the launch of 5th generation of iPad Pro on 20 April 2021, a white color has also been added to the Apple Store.[41]

ReceptionEdit

General reviewsEdit

The iPad Pro's 9.7-inch version set a record among all currently released tablets tested in color accuracy, screen reflectance, peak brightness, contrast rating in high ambient light, and smallest color variation. However, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch version tested to having better contrast ratio in the dark.[42]

Despite Apple advertising the tablets as PC replacements,[43] most reviewers noted that it could not replace a laptop running the Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop operating systems with its current operating system.[44][45][46]

2015 model reviewsEdit

Scott Stein from CNET praised the faster processor and new accessories available. However, he criticized the cost of both the unit and its accessories, while noting its slightly slower processor with less RAM compared to the larger 12.9-inch model.[47] Matt Swider from TechRadar complimented the easy handling, large 256 GB configuration and True Tone display, but was upset about the high starting price.[48] Gareth Beavis gave a positive review, commending the expansive screen and audio quality but stated that the battery life could be made longer.[49]

2017 model reviewsEdit

Max Parker from TrustedReviews and Gareth Beavis from TechRadar both praised the 10.5-inch model's high-quality audio and performance, though both critics noted that it was expensive.[50][51]

Reviewing the 12.9 inch second-generation iPad Pro, Lauren Goode of The Verge complimented the quality camera, A10X processor and large screen size, but argued that the device could have been cheaper.[52]

2018 model reviewsEdit

The third generation iPad Pro models were praised for their better displays, slimmed bezels, the addition of Face ID and general speed as well as CPU improvements. Ben Sin from Forbes noted that despite the LCD screen, the 120 Hz refresh rate makes it feel more smooth.[53] The switch to USB-C connectors received mixed reviews; external monitor support and device charging were added at the cost of extra dongles to use older cables and headphones.[54] Some reviewers noted that although the hardware updates are great steps forward, iOS's limitations, including the lack of external storage capabilities, prevents the third generation from competing against computers. Its high prices were also criticized.[55][56]

iPadOS addresses the lack of external storage on supported iPads by adding support for external storage.[57]

The body has been criticized for bending and breaking easily. Users on forum boards have reported the iPad bending after a few days of use, or after carrying it around in a backpack. YouTuber Zack Nelson then published a video on his channel JerryRigEverything showing the device cracking and snapping in half after applying just a small amount of pressure with his hands in the center of the device.[58][59] Nelson concluded that the "two weakest points [were] right dead center on either side of the iPad Pro, [and] the crack happened at the very poorly placed microphone hole and the new Apple Pencil 2 charging duct".[60] Users reported devices already bent right out of the box, mostly cellular models. Apple responded to these reports quickly, asserting that this is normal and a non-issue,[61] a response that has been criticized.[62][63] According to Apple, the bending is a byproduct of its new manufacturing process. Apple has added a support page relating to these issues.[64]

2020 model reviewsEdit

The 2020 model of the iPad Pro was seen as a minor enhancement amongst technical reviewers. The LIDAR sensor which Apple added for increased AR capability was touted as a feature only a handful of customers will use. The new camera setup in the 2020 model was noted for providing good image quality. The addition in RAM and change in storage options were welcomed, but the 2020 model was generally seen as "overkill" for most consumers.[65]


Model comparisonEdit

Legend:   Discontinued   Current
iPad Pro 2015/2016 2017 2018 2020 2021
Model 12.9-inch (1st generation) 9.7-inch 12.9-inch (2nd generation) 10.5-inch 12.9-inch (3rd generation) 11-inch (1st generation) 12.9-inch (4th generation) 11-inch (2nd generation) 12.9-inch (5th generation) 11-inch (3rd generation)
Image                    
Initial operating system iOS 9.1 iOS 9.3 iOS 10.3.2[66] iOS 12.1 iPadOS 13.4 iPadOS 14.5
Highest supported operating system iPadOS 14.5.1
Model Number[67][68] A1584 (Wi-Fi)

A1652 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1673 (Wi-Fi)

A1674 or A1675 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1670 (Wi-Fi)

A1671 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1821 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)

A1701 (Wi-Fi)

A1709 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1852 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)

A1876 (Wi-Fi)

A1895, A2014 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1983 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[69]

A1980 (Wi-Fi)

A1934, A2013 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1979 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[69]

A2229 (Wi-Fi)

A2069, A2232 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A2233 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[70]

A2228 (Wi-Fi)

A2068, A2230 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A2231 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[70]

Announcement date September 9, 2015 March 21, 2016 June 5, 2017 October 30, 2018 March 18, 2020 April 20, 2021
Release date November 11, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 13, 2017[71] November 7, 2018 March 25, 2020 N/A
Launch price Wi-Fi models:
32 GBUS$799
128 GBUS$949
256 GBUS$1,099

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GBUS$1,079
256 GBUS$1,229
Wi-Fi models:
32 GB – US$599
128 GB – US$749
256 GB – US$899

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

32 GB – US$729
128 GB – US$879
256 GB – US$1,029
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$899
512 GB – US$1,099

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$929
256 GB – US$1,029
512 GB – US$1,229
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$649
256 GB – US$749
512 GB – US$949

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$779
256 GB – US$879
512 GB – US$1,079
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$999
256 GB – US$1,149
512 GB – US$1,349
1024 GB – US$1,749

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$1,149
256 GB – US$1,299
512 GB – US$1,499
1024 GB – US$1,899
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$949
512 GB – US$1,149
1024 GB – US$1,549

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$949
256 GB – US$1,099
512 GB – US$1,299
1024 GB – US$1,699
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$999
256 GB – US$1,099
512 GB – US$1,299
1024 GB – US$1,449

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$1,149
256 GB – US$1,249
512 GB – US$1,449
1024 GB – US$1,649
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$899
512 GB – US$1,099
1024 GB – US$1,299

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$949
256 GB – US$1,049
512 GB – US$1,249
1024 GB – US$1,449
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$1,099
256 GB – US$1,199
512 GB – US$1,399
1024 GB – US$1,799
2048 GB – US$$2,199

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$1,299
256 GB – US$1,399
512 GB – US$1,599
1024 GB – US$1,999
2048 GB – US$2,399
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$899
512 GB – US$1,099
1024 GB – US$1,499
2048 GB – US$1,899

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$999
256 GB – US$1,099
512 GB – US$1,299
1024 GB – US$1,699
2048 GB – US$2,099
SoC Apple A9X Apple A10X Fusion Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic Apple M1
Motion coprocessor Apple M9 Apple M10 Apple M12
CPU 2.26 GHz dual-core Apple Twister[1] 2.26 GHz dual-core Apple Twister (underclocked to 2.16 GHz) ~2.36 GHz hexa-core Apple Fusion (3× Hurricane + 3× Zephyr)[72] 7 nm, Octa-core SoC; 4x Vortex performance cores + 4x Tempest efficiency cores 5 nm, Octa-core SoC; 4x Firestorm performance cores + 4x Icestorm efficiency cores
GPU 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT[5] 7-core GPU 8-core GPU
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM[1] 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM[73] 64/256/512 GB - 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM
1 TB - 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM[74][75]
6 GB LPDDR4X RAM[4] 128/256/512 GB - 8 GB
1/2 TB - 16 GB
Display 12.9 inches (330 mm) diagonal multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic, fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating, Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating
9.7 inches (250 mm) diagonal multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating

12.9 inches (330 mm) diagonal multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

10.5 inches (270 mm) diagonal multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an Oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

12.9 inches (330 mm) or 11 inches (280 mm) diagonal Liquid Retina Display
Oleophobic coating
P3 Wide color display
True Tone
Fully laminated display
Antireflective coating
ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)
2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2224-by-1668 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Liquid Retina)
Maximum 600 nits (12.9')

2388-by-1668 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Liquid Retina)
Maximum 600 nits (11')

In addition to previous generation:
2D backlighting system with 2596 full‑array local dimming zones
Maximum Overall 1000 nits, peak 1600 nits when displaying HDR content
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Same as previous generation
Camera iSight 8 MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, HDR for photos, Autofocus, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter,

Backside illumination, Face Detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, 1080p video recording (30 fps), Slo-mo video support for 720p at 120 fps, Time-lapse video, Video image stabilization, 3× digital zoom, Video geotagging

12 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR for photos, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 63 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, Cinematic video stabilization, 4K video recording (30 fps), 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse video, 3× digital zoom, Live Photos, True Tone LED flash, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Improved local tone mapping, Improved noise reduction, Video geotagging 12 MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Auto HDR for photos, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, six-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination,Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 63 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus,

Photo and video geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, Cinematic video stabilization, 4K video recording (30 fps), 1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse video, 3× digital zoom, True Tone LED flash, Sapphire crystal lens cover, improved local tone mapping, improved noise reduction

12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, up to 5x digital zoom, five‑element lens, quad-LED True Tone flash, panorama (up to 63 MP), backside illumination sensor, hybrid IR filter, autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilization, wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, improved local tone mapping, exposure control, improved noise reduction, smart HDR for photos, photo geotagging, 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, time‑lapse video with stabilization, cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), continuous autofocus video, playback zoom Wide: 12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture

Ultra Wide: 10-megapixel camera, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 125˚ field of view


All: up to 5x digital zoom, five‑element lens, quad-LED True Tone flash, panorama (up to 63 MP), backside illumination sensor, hybrid IR filter, autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilization, wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, improved local tone mapping, exposure control, improved noise reduction, smart HDR for photos, photo geotagging, 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, time‑lapse video with stabilization, cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), continuous autofocus video, playback zoom

FaceTime 1.2 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Retina Flash, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 7 MP ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video recording, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 7 MP, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji and Memoji, 1080p HD video recording at 30 or 60 fps, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Smart HDR, Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode (Face ID supported) 12 MP, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji and Memoji, 1080p HD video recording at 30 or 60 fps, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.4 aperture, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Center Stage Smart HDR, Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode (Face ID supported), Center Stage
Wireless Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular Above plus:

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, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41), Data only, Includes Apple SIM (U.S., UK, and Germany only)

Above plus:

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 Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41), Data only, Embedded Apple SIM

Above plus:
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2013 and A2014: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM[76]
Above plus:
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2013 and A2014: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM[76]
Above plus:
  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)4
  • 5G NR mmWave (Bands n260, n261)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM
Geolocation Wi-Fi

models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation[76]
Wi-Fi + Cellular

models

Above plus:

  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Cellular[76]
Environmental sensors
Battery 3.77 V 38.8 W·h (10307mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[6] 3.82 V 27.91 W·h (7306mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[77] 3.77 V 41 W·h (10875mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[78] 3.77 V 30.8 W·h (8134mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[73] 3.76 V 36.55 W⋅h (9720 mA·h) rechargeable li-ion battery[79] 3.77 V 29.45 W⋅h (7812mA⋅h) rechargeable li-ion battery[80] 3.76 V 36.55 W⋅h (9720 mA·h) rechargeable li-ion battery[79] 3.77 V 29.45 W⋅h (7812mA⋅h) rechargeable li-ion battery[80] 3.76 V 40.88 W⋅h (TBD mA·h) rechargeable li-ion battery[79] 3.77 V 28.65 W⋅h (TBD mA⋅h) rechargeable li-ion battery[80]
Dimensions 305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)

220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)

6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

240 mm (9.4 in) (h)

169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)

6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)

220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)

6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

250.6 mm (9.87 in) (h)

174.1 mm (6.85 in) (w)

6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)

214.9 mm (8.46 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)

178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)

214.9 mm (8.46 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)

178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)

214.9 mm (8.46 in) (w)

6.4 mm (0.25 in) (d)

247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)

178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

Weight Wi-Fi model: 710 g (1.57 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 720 g (1.59 lb)

Wi-Fi: 437 g (0.963 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular: 444 g (0.979 lb)

Wi-Fi model: 677 g (1.493 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 692 g (1.526 lb)

Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 477 g (1.052 lb)

Wi-Fi: 631 g (1.391 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 633 g (1.396 lb)

468 g (1.032 lb) Wi-Fi: 641 g (1.413 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 643 g (1.418 lb)

Wi-Fi: 471 g (1.038 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 473 g (1.043 lb)

Wi-Fi: 682 g (1.504 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 685 g (1.510 lb)

Wi-Fi: 466 g (1.027 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 470 g (1.04 lb)

Mechanical keys
  • Home button
  • Sleep/Wake
  • Volume control
  • Sleep/Wake
  • Volume control
Connectors
Speakers Quad stereo
Greenhouse gas emissions 240 kg CO2e[81] 210 kg CO2e[82] 122 kg CO2e[83] 100 kg CO2e[84] 136 kg CO2e[85] 113 kg CO2e[86] 140 kg CO2e[87] 119 kg CO2e[88] TBD kg CO2e[89] TBD kg CO2e[90]

TimelineEdit

iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (5th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (4th generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (3rd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (2nd generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Pro (1st generation)iPad Mini (5th generation)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (4th generation)iPad Air (3rd generation)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad (2020)iPad (2019)iPad (2018)iPad (2017)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad 2iPad (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.[91]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In this article, 1 GB is defined as 10003 bytes and 1 TB is defined as 10004 bytes.

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