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iPad Pro 11" 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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Apple released the iPad Pro 11” (2018) in November 2018 and released the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) in May 2021. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) is the 1st generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) is the 5th generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 11" 2018

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iPad Pro 11" 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 11" 2018 prices start at $329, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 low price of $667.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 11” (2018) spec list includes an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, an Apple A12X Bionic chip, up to 1TB of storage space, five microphones, WiFi 802.11ac, USB-C, a front-facing 7MP TrueDepth camera, and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. And in comparison, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) spec list includes a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, an Apple M1 chip, up to 2TB of storage space, five studio-quality microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth front camera system with Center Stage, and a dual rear camera array with a 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) share a few of the same specs, including four-speaker audio, Bluetooth 5.0, and Face ID. And the accessory support for the 2018 iPad Pro 11” and the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9” includes the 2nd gen Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and the Apple Magic Keyboard.

Size

Size iPad Pro 11" 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Width 179 mm 7.0 inches 215 mm 8.5 inches
Height 248 mm 9.8 inches 281 mm 11.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 468 g 16.5 ounces 682 g 24.1 ounces

The iPad Pro 11” (2018) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), features an 11-inch display size and weighs 1.03 pounds. To compare, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) measures 11.04” (H) x 8.46” (W) x 0.25” (D) and has a 12.9-inch display size. The WiFi-only iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) weighs 1.5 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.51 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 11" 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 11” (2018) features a 12MP wide-angle rear camera and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera. In comparison, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) features 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle cameras on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth camera with Center Stage on the front.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 11" 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Resolution 1668x2388 2048x2732
Screen Size 280 mm 11.0 in 328 mm 12.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 11” (2018) features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a native resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch. Key specs for this display include an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with a native resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch. The key specs for the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) display include an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, an XDR max brightness of 1000 nits, an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 11" 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Capacity 7812 mAh 10702 mAh
Longevity hours 10 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

The iPad Pro 11” (2018) has a 29.37-watt-hour battery and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) has a 40.88-watt-hour battery. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) both use the USB-C connector for charging, and these battery capacities will allow for up to 10 hours of battery life when on WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when on cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 11" 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
CPU Apple A12X Bionic APL1083 (T8027) Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 11" 2018

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 11" 2018 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The color options for the iPad Pro 11” (2018) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) are Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 11" 2018

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

Which storage iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 is the most popular?

iPad Pro 11" 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Storage

The iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 introduces two new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 11" 2018: 128GB and 2TB. Both the iPad Pro 11" 2018 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share three storage options: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 11" 2018.
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The iPad Pro 11” (2018) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) are available with options for 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage space. The iPad Pro 11” (2018) is also available in a 64GB storage configuration and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) is also available in 128GB and 2TB storage configurations.

Reviews

iPad Pro 11" 2018

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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iPad Pro 11" 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Reviews

Users rate the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Reviews for iPad Pro 11" 2018 are not currently available.

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