iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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The iPad Pro 11” (2020) was released in March 2020, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) was released in May 2021. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) serves as the 2nd generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) serves as the 5th generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 prices start at $463, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 low price of $700.

Specs Comparison

The key specs for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, an Apple A12Z chip, up to 1TB of storage space, USB-C, and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera. The key specs for the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) include a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, 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. Shared specs include Face ID, four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and a dual rear camera with a 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. Accessory support for the iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) includes the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, Apple Magic Keyboard, and the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio.

Size

Size iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 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 471 g 16.6 ounces 682 g 24.1 ounces

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), has an 11-inch display size, and weighs 1.04 pounds. In comparison, 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 1.50 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.51 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) are equipped with a dual rear camera system that includes a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features a 7MP TrueDepth camera, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) features an ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth camera with Center Stage.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Resolution 1668x2388 2048x2732
Screen Size 279 mm 11.0 in 328 mm 12.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) displays both feature an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. Additionally, both displays are fully laminated and have an anti-reflective and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) also supports an XDR max brightness of 1000 nits and an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Capacity 7540 mAh 10702 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

The iPad Pro 11” (2020) is equipped with a 28.65-watt-hour battery, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) is equipped with a 40.88-watt-hour battery. Both iPads charge via USB-C, and both battery capacities can provide up to 10 hours of run time when using WiFi or up to 9 hours of run time when using cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
CPU Apple A12Z Bionic Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

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" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Colors

The iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 does away with Gray, previously seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021.
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The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) are available in 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 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" 2nd Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Storage

The iPad Pro 12.9" 5th 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 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share four storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
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The iPad Pro 11” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) are available in the following storage configurations: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) is also available in a 2TB storage configuration.

Reviews

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 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" 2nd Gen 2020 are not currently available.

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