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iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) was released in March 2020 and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) was released in October 2022. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) is the 4th generation model and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) is the 6th generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Pricing

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 prices start at $449, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 low price of $710.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) is equipped with a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display, powered by an Apple A12Z Bionic chip, and features up to 1TB of storage, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera. In comparison, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) is equipped with a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, powered by an Apple M2 chip, and features up to 2TB of storage, WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, an ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth camera with Center Stage, and support for Apple Pencil Hover. Aside from the features outlined above, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) share some of the same features. The shared features Face ID, four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, and a dual rear camera system with 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle cameras. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) accessory support includes the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, Apple Magic Keyboard, and the 2nd generation Apple Pencil.

Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Width 215 mm 8.5 inches
Height 281 mm 11.1 inches
Depth 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 641 g 22.6 ounces

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) have a display size of 12.9 inches and they measure 11.04” (H) x 8.46” (W). The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) measures 0.23” (D) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) measures 0.25” (D). The WiFi-only iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) weighs 1.41 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.42 pounds. And to compare, the WiFi-only iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) weighs 1.5 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.51 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are both equipped with a dual rear camera array that includes a 12MP wide-angle and 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) features a 7MP TrueDepth camera and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) features an ultra-wide-angle 12MP TrueDepth camera with Center Stage.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Resolution 2048x2732
Screen Size 328 mm 12.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi ppi

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) features a Liquid Retina display and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) features a Liquid Retina XDR display with support for Apple Pencil Hover. Otherwise, these two iPad displays share many of the same specs. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) have a 12.9-inch display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch. The display specs include wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology, and they are both fully laminated and feature an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) support an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) also supports an XDR max brightness of 1000 nits and an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Capacity 9660 mAh mAh
Longevity 10 hours hours
USB USB-C

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) is equipped with a 36.71-watt-hour battery and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) is equipped with a 40.88-watt-hour battery. Aside from the difference in battery capacities, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) both charge via USB-C, and are able to get 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 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
CPU Apple A12Z Bionic

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Colors

The iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 and iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 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" 6th Gen 2022.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are available in Silver or Space Gray.

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" 6th Gen 2022

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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iPad Pro 12.9" 4th Gen 2020 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Storage

The iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 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" 6th Gen 2022 share four storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2020) is available with an option to get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage, and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) is available with an option to get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space.

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