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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

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Apple released the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) in May 2021 and released the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) in October 2022. These release dates place the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) as the 5th generation model and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) as the 6th generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Pricing

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 prices start at $544, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 low price of $698.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, an Apple M1 chip, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.0. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) features a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with support for Apple Pencil Hover, an Apple M2 chip, WiFi 6E (802.11ax), and Bluetooth 5.3. Specs that are shared by both of these iPads include up to 2TB of storage, USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, Face ID, four-speaker audio, five studio-quality microphones, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle TrueDepth front-facing camera with Center Stage, and a dual rear camera setup with a 10MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 12MP wide-angle camera. The accessory support for the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) includes 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 12.9" 6th 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) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) measure 11.04” (H) x 8.46” (W) x 0.25” (D) and feature a 12.9” display size. The WiFi-only models weigh 1.5 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular models weigh 1.51 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Primary 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000

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

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 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” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) have a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology. These displays are both fully laminated and feature an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. These displays also support an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, an XDR max brightness of 1000 nits, and an HDR max brightness of 1600 nits.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022
Capacity 10702 mAh mAh
Longevity 10 hours hours
USB USB-C

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are equipped with a 40.88-watt-hour battery and charge via USB-C. The battery capacities of the iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are capable of providing 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 12.9" 6th 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 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 and iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.

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 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

Which storage iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 is the most popular?

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Storage

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 and iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 share five storage options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.
Swappasaurus

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2021) and the iPad Pro 12.9” (2022) are available in the following storage configurations: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB.

Reviews

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

8 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022

No reviews at this time

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 Reviews

The iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 is rated by users at 4.9 of 5.0 stars. Review data for iPad Pro 12.9" 6th Gen 2022 is not available at this time.

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