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iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 7th Gen

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Apple released the 6th generation iPad in March 2018 and the 7th generation iPad in September 2019. The 7th generation iPad has a larger display than the 6th generation iPad, but overall, these two models share many similarities. The iPad (7th) gen features a 10.2” display and the iPad (6th gen) features a 9.7” display. Both models have an Apple A10 Fusion chip, up to 128GB of storage, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera.

Price Comparison

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 7th Gen Pricing

iPad 6th Gen prices start at $103, which is cheaper than the iPad 7th Gen low price of $128.

Specs Comparison

A key difference between the iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (7th gen) is the display size. The 6th generation iPad features a 9.7” Retina display and the 7th generation iPad features a 10.2” Retina display. The 7th generation iPad is also larger in overall size. Otherwise, both of these models feature an Apple A10 Fusion chip, up to 128GB of storage space, an 8MP wide-angle rear camera, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera, a Lightning connector, and a home button with Touch ID. Other shared features include support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil, stereo speakers, two microphones, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Size

Size iPad 6th Gen iPad 7th Gen
Width 170 mm 6.7 inches 174 mm 6.9 inches
Height 240 mm 9.5 inches 251 mm 9.9 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 469 g 16.5 ounces 493 g 17.4 ounces

Measurements for the iPad (6th gen) are as follows: 9.4” (H) x 6.6” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a 9.7” display size. The WiFi-only models weigh 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular models weigh 1.05 pounds. In comparison, the measurements for the iPad (7th gen) are as follows: 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.29” (D) with a 10.2” display size. The WiFi-only models weigh 1.07 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular models weigh 1.09 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad 6th Gen iPad 7th Gen
Primary 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Resolution 3264x2448 3264x2448

The iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (7th gen) feature an 8MP wide-angle rear camera with a 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera.

Screen

Display iPad 6th Gen iPad 7th Gen
Resolution 1536x2048 1620x2160
Screen Size 246 mm 9.7 in 259 mm 10.2 in
Pixels Per Inch 264 ppi 265 ppi

The display on the 7th generation iPad is larger than the display on the 6th generation model, but they share some similarities. The iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (7th gen) feature an LED-backlit multi-touch Retina display with IPS technology at 264 pixels per inch, an SDR max brightness of 500 nits, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad (6th) has a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, and the iPad (7th) has a 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 2160 x 1620.

Battery

Battery iPad 6th Gen iPad 7th Gen
Capacity 8680 mAh 8827 mAh
Longevity 10 hours hours
USB Lightning Lightning

The 6th and 7th generation iPads are powered by a 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery capable. This battery capacity is capable of providing up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when using a cellular connection. The iPad (6th gen) and iPad (7th gen) charge with a Lightning to USB charging cable.

Processing

Processor iPad 6th Gen iPad 7th Gen
CPU Apple A10 Fusion APL1024 / APL1W24 (T8010) Apple A10 Fusion APL1024 / APL1W24 (T8010)

Color Choices

iPad 6th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad 6th Gen color should you buy?

iPad 7th Gen

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

Which color iPad 7th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 7th Gen Colors

The iPad 6th Gen introduces two new colors not found in the iPad 7th Gen color palette: Gold and Gray. Both the iPad 6th Gen and iPad 7th Gen share one color: Silver. However, the iPad 6th Gen does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPad 7th Gen.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (6th gen) and iPad (7th gen) are available in three colors: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. The Space Gray model has a black bezel around the display, and the Silver and Gold models have a white bezel around the display.

Storage Options

iPad 6th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which iPad 6th Gen storage should I buy?

iPad 7th Gen

Choose from 2 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 128GB

Which storage iPad 7th Gen is the most popular?

iPad 6th Gen vs iPad 7th Gen Storage

Both the iPad 6th Gen and iPad 7th Gen share two storage options: 32GB and 128GB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad (6th gen) and the iPad (7th gen) are available with an option for 32GB or 128GB of storage.

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