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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) was released in June 2017 and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) was released in March 2020. The 12.9” iPad Pro (2017) serves as the 2nd generation model in the 12.9” iPad Pro lineup and the 11” iPad Pro (2020) serves as the 2nd generation model in the 11” iPad Pro lineup.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Pricing

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 prices start at $298, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 low price of $408.

Specs Comparison

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) features a 12.9-inch Retina display and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features an 11-inch Liquid Retina display, and both of these displays support True Tone and ProMotion technology. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) features include an Apple A10X Fusion chip, up to 512GB of storage, a Lightning connector, Touch ID in the home button, two microphones, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, a 7MP FaceTime HD front camera, and a 12MP wide-angle rear camera. Accessory support for the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9” includes the 1st generation Apple Pencil and the Apple Smart Keyboard. In comparison, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features include an Apple A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine, up to 1TB of storage, USB-C, Face ID, five studio-quality microphones, WiFi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, a 7MP TrueDepth front camera system, and a dual rear camera system with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP ultra-wide-angle lens. The accessory support for the 2020 iPad Pro 11” includes the 2nd generation Apple Pencil, Apple Magic Keyboard, and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio. Both of these iPads feature four-speaker audio, and the cellular-equipped models support 4G LTE connectivity.

Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Width 221 mm 8.7 inches 179 mm 7.0 inches
Height 306 mm 12.0 inches 248 mm 9.8 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 8 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 692 g 24.4 ounces 471 g 16.6 ounces

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) measures 12” (H) x 8.68” (W) x 0.27” (D) and features a 12.9-inch display size. The 2017 iPad Pro 12.9” with WiFi weighs 1.49 pounds and the WiFi + Cellular model weighs 1.53 pounds. To compare, the iPad Pro 11” (2020) measures 9.74” (H) x 7.02” (W) x 0.23” (D), features an 11-inch display size and weighs 1.04 pounds.

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) features a 7MP FaceTime HD camera on the front, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features a 7MP TrueDepth camera on the front. The 11” iPad Pro front camera supports new features such as Portrait Mode and Portrait Lighting. On the back, the iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) features a single 12MP wide-angle camera and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features a dual camera setup with a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP ultra-wide angle lens.

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Resolution 2048x2732 1668x2388
Screen Size 328 mm 12.9 in 279 mm 11.0 in
Pixels Per Inch 265 ppi 265 ppi

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) features a 12.9” Retina display with a native resolution of 2732 x 2048 at 264 pixels per inch, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) features an 11” Liquid Retina display with a native resolution of 2388 x 1668 at 264 pixels per inch. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) displays are fully laminated with an anti-reflective coating and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. These displays also feature an SDR max brightness of 600 nits, wide color (P3), True Tone, and ProMotion technology.

Battery

Battery iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
Capacity 10870 mAh 7540 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB Lightning USB-C

The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) is powered by a 41-watt-hour battery and charges via the Lightning connector. The iPad Pro 11” (2020) is powered by a 28.65-watt-hour battery and charges via USB-C. Despite the difference in battery capacities, both models are able to run for up to 10 hours when using WiFi or up to 9 hours when using cellular.

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020
CPU Apple A10X Fusion APL1071 / APL1W71 (T8011) Apple A12Z Bionic

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Colors

The iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 introduces one new color not found in the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 color palette: Gray. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 and iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 share one color: Silver. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 does away with Gold and Gray, previously seen on the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) is available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) is available in Space Gray and Silver. The 2017 Space Gray model features a black bezel on the front and the 2017 Silver and Gold models feature a white bezel on the front. The 2020 Space Gray and Silver models feature a black bezel on the front.

Storage Options

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB

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iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Storage

The iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 introduces one new storage option not found on the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017: 1TB. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 and iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. However, the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 does not have options for 32GB and 64GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017.
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The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) are available with 256GB or 512GB of storage space. The iPad Pro 12.9” (2017) is also available in a 64GB storage configuration, and the iPad Pro 11” (2020) is also available in 128GB and 1TB storage configurations.

Reviews

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017

18 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020

29 reviews 5.0 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 Reviews

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 and iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen 2020 earn 5.0 of 5.0 stars from Swappa user reviews.

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