iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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Upgrading from the fourth-generation iPad Pro to the fifth-generation iPad Pro is a year-over-year upgrade. Following a year-over-year upgrade path typically means getting smaller improvements, but Apple updated some key features of the fifth-generation iPad Pro (released in 2021). The iPad Pro (2021) features a newer processor and an upgraded display. The iPad Pro (2021) is powered by the Apple M1 chip with next-generation Neural Engine, and the display is a 12.9” Liquid Retina XDR with ProMotion technology and True Tone. Maximum internal storage capacity was doubled from 1TB to 2TB and while both models have a USB-C port for charging, the iPad Pro (2021) USB-C port supports Thunderbolt / USB 4. Other notable features include 5G cellular connectivity, a 12MP TrueDepth ultra-wide camera on the front, a 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide camera setup on the back, and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and Magic Keyboard.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 prices start at $479, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 low price of $592.

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Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 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 641 g 22.6 ounces 682 g 24.1 ounces

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 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" 4th Gen 2020 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" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
CPU Apple A12Z Bionic Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th 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 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Colors

The iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 does away with Gray, previously seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 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 12.9" 4th 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 12.9" 4th Gen 2020: 2TB. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share four storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

8 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th 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 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 are not currently available.

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