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iPad 5th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen

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The iPad (5th gen) was released in March 2017, and the iPad (10th gen) was released in October 2022. The iPad (10th gen) features a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, versus the 9.7” Retina display on the iPad (5th gen). The iPad (10th gen) features include the Apple A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, support for the Apple Pencil (1st gen) and Magic Keyboard Folio, USB-C, up to 256GB of storage, and a 12MP ultra-wide landscape front camera with Center Stage.

Price Comparison

iPad 5th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Pricing

iPad 5th Gen prices start at $66, which is cheaper than the iPad 10th Gen low price of $299.

Specs Comparison

The iPad (5th gen) specs include a 9.7” Retina display, an Apple A9 chip, up to 128GB of storage, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera, stereo speakers, two microphones, WiFi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, a Lightning connector, and a home button with Touch ID. The iPad (10th gen) specs include a 10.9” Liquid Retina display with True Tone, an Apple A14 ionic chip with Neural Engine, up to 256GB of storage, a 12MP wide-angle rear camera, a landscape 12MP ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage, landscape stereo speakers, two microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.2, a USB-C connector, and Touch ID in the power button. The 10th generation iPad also supports the Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Apple Magic Keyboard Folio.

Size

Size iPad 5th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Width 170 mm 6.7 inches
Height 240 mm 9.5 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 478 g 16.9 ounces

The iPad (5th gen) measures 9.4” (H) x 6.6” (W) x 0.29” (D) and features a 9.7” display size. The WiFi-only version weighs 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular version weighs 1.05 pounds. In comparison, the iPad (10th gen) measures 9.79” (H) x 7.07” (W) x 0.28” (D) and features a 10.9” display size. The WiFi-only model weighs 1.05 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.06 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 5th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448

The iPad (5th gen) features an 8MP wide-angle rear camera and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera. The iPad (10th gen) features a 12MP wide-angle rear camera and a landscape 12MP ultra-wide front camera with a 122-degree field of view and Center Stage.

Screen

Display iPad 5th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Resolution 1536x2048
Screen Size 246 mm 9.7 in
Pixels Per Inch 264 ppi ppi

The 5th generation iPad has a 9.7” LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display. The iPad (5th gen) display has a native resolution of 2048 x 1536 at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR brightness of 500 nits, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The 10th generation iPad has a 10.9” LED-backlit multi-touch Liquid Retina display. The iPad (10th gen) display has a native resolution of 2360 x 1640 at 264 pixels per inch, a brightness of 500 nits, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The 10th gen display also supports True Tone and the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Battery

Battery iPad 5th Gen iPad 10th Gen
Capacity 8827 mAh mAh
Longevity 10 hours hours
USB Lightning

The 5th generation iPad is equipped with a 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, charges with a Lightning to USB charging cable, and gets up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when on cellular. To compare, the 10th generation iPad is equipped with a 28.6-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, charges with a USB-C charging cable, and gets up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when on cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad 5th Gen iPad 10th Gen
CPU Apple A9 APL0898 (S8000)

Color Choices

iPad 5th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 5th Gen color should you buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Available in 4 colors:

  • Blue
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Yellow

Which color iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 5th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Colors

The iPad 5th Gen introduces three new colors not found in the iPad 10th Gen color palette: Yellow, Blue, and Pink. Both the iPad 5th Gen and iPad 10th Gen share one color: Silver. However, the iPad 5th Gen does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPad 10th Gen.
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The 5th generation iPad is available in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver. The Space Gray model has a black bezel around the display, and the Gold and Silver models have a white bezel around the display. The 10th generation iPad arrived with several new color options. The new colors are Pink, Blue, and Yellow. The 10th-generation iPad is also available in Silver.

Storage Options

iPad 5th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 5th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad 10th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB

Which storage iPad 10th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 5th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Storage

The iPad 5th Gen and iPad 10th Gen have completely different storage options. The iPad 5th Gen offers two storage sizes: 64 GB and 256 GB. The iPad 10th Gen sports different storage sizes: 32 GB and 128 GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (5th gen) is available with 32GB or 128GB of storage space, and the iPad (10th gen) is available with 64GB or 256GB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad 5th Gen

21 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad 10th Gen

9 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad 5th Gen vs iPad 10th Gen Reviews

Users rate the iPad 5th Gen with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPad 10th Gen with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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