iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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The third-generation iPad Pro was released in 2018, and it is a powerful iPad. However, the three-year gap between the release of the third-generation iPad Pro and the fifth-generation iPad Pro was enough time to include some notable feature improvements such as a new display and processor. The iPad Pro (2021) features a 12.9” Liquid Retina XDR display, and it is powered by the Apple M1 chip with next-generation Neural Engine. Maximum storage capacity also increased from 1TB to 2TB, cellular support went from 4G LTE to 5G, and while the charging port remained USB-C, it added support for Thunderbolt / USB 4. The front camera went from a 7MP True Depth to a 12MP True Depth with ultra-wide, and the rear camera went from a 12MP wide camera to a dual-camera array with a 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide. The iPad Pro (2021) accessory support includes the second-generation Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and Magic Keyboard.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 prices start at $498, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 low price of $739.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Width 215 mm 8.5 inches 215 mm 8.5 inches
Height 281 mm 11.1 inches 281 mm 11.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 631 g 22.3 ounces 682 g 24.1 ounces

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Resolution 2048x2732 2048x2732
Screen Size 328 mm 12.9 in 328 mm 12.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi 265 ppi

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Capacity 9660 mAh 10702 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB USB-C USB-C

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
CPU Apple A12X Bionic APL1083 (T8027) Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 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 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share two colors: Silver and Gray.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 64GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1 TB

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 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 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018: 128GB and 2 TB. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share three storage options: 256GB, 512GB, and 1 TB. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 does not have options for 64GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018.

Reviews

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

8 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 3rd Gen 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 12.9" 3rd Gen 2018 are not currently available.

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