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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022

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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) was released in May 2021 and it serves as the 5th generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup. The iPad Pro 11” (2022) was released in October 2022 and it serves as the 4th generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup.

Price Comparison

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 Pricing

The iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 fetches a higher starting price at $566 compared to the iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022, which starts at $556.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) key specs include a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, an Apple M1 chip, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.0. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2022) key specs include an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with support for Apple Pencil Hover, an Apple M2 chip, WiFi 6E (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.3. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) both feature up to 2TB of storage, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, Face ID, four-speaker audio, and five studio-quality microphones. In addition, both iPads have a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth front-facing camera with Center Stage and a dual rear camera array that includes a 10MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP wide-angle camera. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) bring support for the Apple Pencil (2nd gen), the Apple Magic Keyboard, and the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio.

Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022
Width 215 mm 8.5 inches
Height 281 mm 11.1 inches
Depth 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 682 g 24.1 ounces

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) measures 11.04” (H) x 8.46” (W) x 0.25” (D) and features a 12.9” display size. The WiFi-only iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) weighs 1.5 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular version weighs 1.51 pounds. To compare, the iPad Pro 11” (2022) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D) and features an 11” display size. The WiFi-only iPad Pro 11” (2022) weighs 1.03 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular version weighs 1.04 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) feature a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth front camera with support for Center Stage and a dual rear-camera array with a 12MP wide-angle and a 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022
Resolution 2048x2732
Screen Size 328 mm 12.9 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi ppi

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) has a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch, and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) has an 11-inch Liquid Retina display with a resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) displays both support an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. These displays are also fully laminated with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating and an anti-reflective coating. Additionally, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) display also supports an XDR max brightness of 1000 nits and an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits, and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) also supports Apple Pencil Hover.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022
Capacity 10702 mAh mAh
Longevity 10 hours hours
USB USB-C

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) is powered by a 40.88-watt-hour battery, and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) is powered by a 28.65-watt-hour battery, and both charge via USB-C. These battery capacities can provide up to 10 hours of battery life when using WiFi or up to 9 hours of battery life when using cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022
CPU Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 and iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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Space Gray and Silver are the two color options for the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022).

Storage Options

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

Which iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 storage should I buy?

iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

Which storage iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 is the most popular?

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 Storage

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 and iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 share five storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 11” (2022) are available with options to get 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage.

Reviews

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

44 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022

8 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 Reviews

Users rate the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 with 4.9 stars, compared to the iPad Pro 11" 4th Gen 2022 with 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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