Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2020) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size

12.9 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

2732 x 2048 pixels,
265 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

85.51 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Apple A12Z Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Octa-core, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Apple 7-core GPU
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
 

Internal storage

128GB, not expandable
64GB, not expandable

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

iPadOS (13.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

9720 mAh
 

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4
 

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

7 MP (EIS, HDR)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

11.05 x 8.46 x 0.23 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

22.61 oz (641.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 17.3 oz (494 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Silver, Space gray
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
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+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Additional microphone(s)

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

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

Features

Charging, Headphones port, OTG
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Buyers information

Price

$ 999
$ 729

In The Box

USB-C Charge Cable (1 meter), 18W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 18, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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