Apple iPad Air 2 vs Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

9.7 inches
11.0 inches
6.7 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI
2388 x 1688 pixels, 266 PPI
2778 x 1284 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 458 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

71.65 %
85.43 %
87.45 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, 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 A8X
Apple M1
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

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

GPU:

PowerVR GXA6850
Apple 8-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
8GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

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

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

7340 mAh
7540 mAh
3687 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

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

Front:

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

Video capture:

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

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)
6.33 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (160.84 x 78.09 x 7.39 mm)

Weight:

15.41 oz (437.0 g)
16.44 oz (466.0 g)
8.03 oz (228.0 g)

Materials:

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

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray
Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Silver

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), 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), 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 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, 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

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible)
Lightning

Features:

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

Location:

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

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
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

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
$ 1100

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 16, 2014
Apr 20, 2021
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