Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

1.6 inches
12.9 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

394 x 324 pixels, 325 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

85.43 %
87.45 %

Peak brightness:

1000 cd/m2 (nit)
1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Scratch-resistant glass (Sapphire), Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple S6
Apple M1
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Dual-core, 64-bit
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR
Apple 8-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

1GB
8GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

32GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Device type:

Smartwatch
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

watchOS (6.x)
iPadOS (14.x)
iOS (14.x)

Compatible devices:

Apple iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13 or later

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Magnetic charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.7 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 2.5x; Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 65 mm

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Time-lapse video
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front:

12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

24.06 oz (682.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Wrist size:

Case fits 130-200 mm wrists

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Materials & Colors:

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

Resistance:

Water (up to 50 meters)
Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Buyers information

Price:

$ 499
$ 1100

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 15, 2020
Apr 20, 2021
Oct 13, 2020
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