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iPad Pro 10.5" vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

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Apple released the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) in June 2017 and released the iPad Pro 11” (2021) in May 2021. The smaller-sized iPad Pro lineup began at 9.7” in 2016, switched to 10.5” in 2017, and then settled at 11” beginning in 2018. The iPad Pro 11” (2021) serves as the 3rd generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 10.5"

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iPad Pro 10.5" vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 10.5" prices start at $154, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 low price of $525.

Specs Comparison

Key features of the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) include a 10.5-inch Retina display with True Tone and ProMotion, an Apple A10X Fusion chip, up to 512GB of storage, a front-facing 7MP FaceTime HD camera, and a rear-facing 12MP wide-angle camera. Additional features of the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) include a Lightning connector, four-speaker audio, two microphones, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Touch ID in the home button, and support for the 1st generation Apple Pencil. The WiFi + Cellular model supports 4G LTE. Key features of the iPad Pro 11” (2021) include an 11-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with True Tone and ProMotion, an Apple M1 chip, up to 2TB of storage, a front-facing ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth camera system with Center Stage, and a rear-facing camera array with a 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide lens. Additional features of the iPad Pro 11” (2021) include USB-C (with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4), four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and Face ID. The accessory support includes the Apple Magic Keyboard, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and the 2nd generation Apple Pencil. The WiFi + Cellular model supports 5G.

Size

Size iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Width 179 mm 7.0 inches
Height 248 mm 9.8 inches
Depth 6 mm 0.2 inches
Weight 466 g 16.4 ounces

The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) measures 9.8” (H) x 6.8” (W) x 0.24” (D) and features a 10.5-inch display size. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2021) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D) and features an 11-inch display size. The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) WiFi-only model weighs 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.05 pounds. The iPad Pro 11” (2021) WiFi-only model weighs 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.04 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) features a 7MP FaceTime HD camera on the front and a 12MP wide-angle camera on the back. To compare, the iPad Pro 11” (2021) features a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth camera with Center Stage on the front and a dual setup with 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle cameras on the back.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Resolution 1668x2388
Screen Size 279 mm 11.0 in
Pixels Per Inch ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) features a 10.5-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2224 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch, and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a native resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch. Otherwise, the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) feature wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. These displays are also fully laminated and have an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Capacity mAh 7540 mAh
Longevity hours 10 hours
USB USB-C

The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) is equipped with a 30.4-watt-hour battery and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) is equipped with a 28.65-watt-hour battery. These battery capacities allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when using WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when using cellular. The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) charges via Lightning and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) charges via USB-C.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 10.5" iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
CPU Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 10.5"

Available in 4 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 10.5" vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 10.5" and iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 share two colors: Silver and Gray. However, the iPad Pro 10.5" does away with Rose Gold and Gold, previously seen on the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021.
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The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) is available in four colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. The iPad Pro 11” (2021) is available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver. The front bezel color on the iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) can be black or white depending on the main color. The Space Gray model has a black bezel on the front, and the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold models have a white bezel on the front. And to compare, the Space Gray and Silver versions of the iPad Pro 11” (2021) both feature a black bezel on the front.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 10.5"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

Which iPad Pro 10.5" storage should I buy?

iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

Which storage iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 is the most popular?

iPad Pro 10.5" vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Storage

The iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 introduces three new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 10.5": 128GB, 1TB, and 2TB. Both the iPad Pro 10.5" and iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 share two storage options: 256GB and 512GB. However, the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 10.5".
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The iPad Pro 10.5” (2017) is available with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage, and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) is available with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage.

Reviews

iPad Pro 10.5"

25 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

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iPad Pro 10.5" vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Reviews

The iPad Pro 10.5" is rated by users at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 is not available at this time.

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