Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

1.6 inches
12.9 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

394 x 324 pixels, 325 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
85.51 %

Peak brightness:

1000 cd/m2 (nit)
1600 cd/m2 (nit)
600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire), Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S6
Apple M1
Apple A12X Bionic APL1083

Processor:

Dual-core, 64-bit
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

PowerVR
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 7-core GPU

RAM:

1GB
8GB
4GB

Internal storage:

32GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartwatch
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

watchOS (6.x)
iPadOS (14.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x)

Compatible devices:

Apple iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
9720 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Magnetic charging

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
7 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.4 x 214.9 x 5.8 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
22.26 oz (631.0 g)

Wrist size:

Case fits 130-200 mm wrists

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Aluminum: Silver, Space gray, Gold, Blue, Red
Stainless steel: Silver, Graphite, Gold
Titanium: Titanium, Space black
Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water (up to 50 meters)

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS
Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Altimeter, Compass, Heart rate, Barometer, ECG, Blood Oxygen
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC
Tethering, Computer sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Buyers information

Price:

$ 499
$ 999

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 15, 2020
Apr 20, 2021
Oct 30, 2018
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