Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)

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Display

Size:

9.7 inches
11.0 inches
12.9 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI
2388 x 1688 pixels, 266 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
85.43 %
85.43 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

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

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A8X
Apple M1
Apple M1

Processor:

Triple-core, 1500 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 8-core GPU
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
8GB
8GB

Internal storage:

128GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, 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
10758 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

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

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full 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)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)

Weight:

15.41 oz (437.0 g)
16.44 oz (466.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray
Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

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+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 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
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.0

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
Tethering, Computer sync
Tethering, Computer sync

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

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 16, 2014
Apr 20, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
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