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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

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Apple released the iPad Pro 11” (2020) in March 2020 and released the iPad Pro 11” (2021) in May 2021. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) serves as the 2nd generation model and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) serves as the 3rd generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 prices start at $422, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 low price of $454.

Specs Comparison

The key specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) include an Apple A12Z chip, up to 1TB of storage space, USB-C, and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera. To compare, the key specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2021) include an Apple M1 chip, up to 2TB of storage space, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, and an ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth front-facing camera with Center Stage. The shared specs include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and ProMotion technology, Face ID, four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.0. These iPads also feature a dual rear camera array with a 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The accessory support for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) includes the Apple Magic Keyboard, the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and the 2nd generation Apple Pencil.

Size

Size iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Width 179 mm 7.0 inches 179 mm 7.0 inches
Height 248 mm 9.8 inches 248 mm 9.8 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 6 mm 0.2 inches
Weight 471 g 16.6 ounces 466 g 16.4 ounces

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) measure 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), weigh 1.04 pounds, and feature an 11” display size. The one exception is the weight of the WiFi-only iPad Pro 11” (2021), which weighs slightly less than the other models, coming in at 1.03 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) feature a dual rear-facing camera array with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Over on the front, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) has a 7MP TrueDepth camera, and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) has an ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth camera with Center Stage.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Resolution 1668x2388 1668x2388
Screen Size 279 mm 11.0 in 279 mm 11.0 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) feature an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch. These displays support an SDR max brightness of 600 nits and feature wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. Additionally, these displays are fully laminated and feature an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
Capacity 7540 mAh 7540 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) are equipped with a 28.65-watt-hour battery that is capable of providing up to 10 hours of battery life when using WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when using cellular, and charge via USB-C.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021
CPU Apple A12Z Bionic Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

Which iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 color should you buy?

iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Colors

The iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 does away with Gray, previously seen on the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021.
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The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 11” (2021) are available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

Which iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 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 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Storage

The iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020: 2TB. Both the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 share four storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) is available with options to get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage space. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2021) is available with options to get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space.

Reviews

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

29 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021

27 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 Reviews

The iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 scores higher with users earning 5.0 of 5.0 stars compared to the iPad Pro 11" 3rd Gen 2021 with 4.9 stars.

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