Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad (2020)

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Display

Size:

9.7 inches
11.0 inches
10.2 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI
2388 x 1688 pixels, 266 PPI
2160 x 1620 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
85.43 %
73.86 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A8X
Apple M1
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor:

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Quad-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple G11P

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
8GB

Internal storage:

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

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
iPadOS (14.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

7340 mAh
7540 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 31 mm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F2.4

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:

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

Features:

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

Front:

1.2 MP
12 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)
1.2 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 inches (240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.23 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm)
9.87 x 6.85 x 0.30 inches (250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5 mm)

Weight:

15.41 oz (437.0 g)
16.44 oz (466.0 g)
17.46 oz (495.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver
Silver, Space gray, Gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot
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:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

BCGA1566

Measured SAR:

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 829
$ 459

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 16, 2014
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