iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

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The second-generation iPad Pro was released in 2017, and the fifth-generation iPad Pro was released in 2021. This four-year span in release dates allows for numerous changes and improvements. The most notable changes for the iPad Pro (2021) include a new display and a new processor. Apple included a 12.9” Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology and True Tone with the 5th gen iPad Pro, and it’s powered by the M1 chip with next-generation Neural Engine. Other notable improvements include going from a maximum storage capacity of 512GB to 2TB, a Lightning connector to USB-C with support for Thunderbolt / USB 4, and going from 4G LTE to 5G on the cellular model. The iPad Pro (2021) also features a 12MP TrueDepth ultra-wide camera on the front with a 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide camera array on the back. The iPad Pro (2021) also supports the Apple Pencil, Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, and Apple Magic Keyboard.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Pricing

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 prices start at $338, which is cheaper than the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 low price of $566.

Specs Comparison

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Size

Size iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Width 221 mm 8.7 inches 215 mm 8.5 inches
Height 306 mm 12.0 inches 281 mm 11.1 inches
Depth 7 mm 0.3 inches 6 mm 0.3 inches
Weight 692 g 24.4 ounces 682 g 24.1 ounces

Camera

Camera iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Primary 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Resolution 4000x3000 4000x3000

Screen

Display iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 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" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
Capacity 10870 mAh 10702 mAh
Longevity 10 hours 10 hours
USB Lightning USB-C

Processing

Processor iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021
CPU Apple A10X Fusion APL1071 / APL1W71 (T8011) Apple M1 APL1102

Color Choices

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017

Available in 3 colors:

  • Gold
  • 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" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Colors

Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share two colors: Silver and Gray. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 does away with Gold, previously seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021.

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 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" 2nd Gen 2017 vs iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 Storage

The iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 introduces two new storage options not found on the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017: 1TB and 2TB. Both the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 and iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 share three storage options: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. However, the iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021 does not have options for 32GB and 64GB, as seen on the iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017.

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iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017

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iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen 2021

8 reviews 4.9 stars

iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen 2017 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" 2nd Gen 2017 are not currently available.

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