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Apple iPad 10.2-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad 9.7-inch (2018)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

10.2 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

74.94 %
72.80 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85 (7 nm)
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16 nm)

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2650 MHz, Lightning and Thunder, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit

GPU:

Yes
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM:

2GB

Internal storage:

64GB, not expandable
128GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iPadOS (15.x)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x)

Battery

Capacity:

8526 mAh
8827 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, EIS
Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

12 MP (HDR)
1.2 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

9.84 x 6.85 x 0.30 inches (250 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches (238.8 x 167.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

17.18 oz (487.0 g)
16.86 oz (478.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Silver, Space gray
Gold, Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 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)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

Lightning
Lightning

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 559

In The Box:

iPad Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 14, 2021
Mar 27, 2018
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