Compare Every iPad Model Ever Made

From today's models to the earliest iPad incarnations

The Apple iPad is a popular device that makes it possible to stream movies, surf the internet, conduct business, and more. If you're in the market for an iPad, you have several options. Newer models are available from the Apple Store, but an older model might be less expensive and fit your needs.

To make the right iPad-buying decision, compare iPads. Consider each model's features as well as prices. Here's a quick-reference guide to all iPad models so you can find the iPad that best suits your family.

The iPad made its debut in April 2010. It cost $499, had a 1,024x768 resolution, and offered up to 64 GB of internal storage.

iPad Pro and iPad models, with Apple Pencil
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The Main Features of the iPad

When you're trying to understand the iPad's different models and prices, there are four main things to consider: size, networking, accessories, and storage.

Size

Various iPad models have come in an assortment of screen sizes through the years: 7.9, 9.7, 10.2, 10.5, 11, and 12.9 inches. Not all screen sizes are created equally, however. Some use better, and often more expensive, technology.

Networking

All iPad models offer Wi-Fi for networking. There are also versions of both the iPad and iPad mini that offer Wi-Fi + Cellular, with data plans from carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Accessories

The iPad Pro models support the latest versions of the Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard accessories. The Smart Keyboard makes the iPad a viable laptop replacement for many. The Apple Pencil is terrific for artists and note-taking. Other iPad models support older versions of these accessories.

Storage

Top-end iPad Pro models offer 64 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB of storage. Earlier models are limited to 32 GB and 128 GB. It's always a good rule of thumb to buy as much storage as you can afford.

Current iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart

Here's a look at the features and prices of the current iPad models.

Using the new Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro after an Apple special event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium September 9, 2015
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  iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th generation iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd generation iPad Air 3rd generation iPad 7th generation iPad mini 5
Reviews iPad Pro 12.9-inch Review iPad Pro 11-inch Review iPad Air Review iPad Review iPad mini 5th Gen Review
Processor A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine A12Z Bionic chip with Neural Engine A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine A10 Fusion A12 Bionic chip
Capacity 128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1 TB
128 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1 TB
64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
128 GB
64 GB
256 GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
12.9-inch Liquid Retina display 11-inch Liquid Retina display 10.5-inch Retina display 10.2-inch Retina display 7.9-inch Retina display
Resolution 2732x2048 resolution at 264 PPI 2388x1668 resolution at 264 PPI 2224x1668 resolution at 264 PPI 2160x1620 resolution at 264 PPI 2048x1536 resolution at 326 PPI
True Tone
Screen
Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi
MIMO
Wi-Fi + Cellular
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM/EDGE
 
Wi-Fi
MIMO
Wi-Fi + Cellular
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM/EDGE
Wi-Fi
MIMO
Wi-Fi + Cellular
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM/EDGE
Wi-Fi
MIMO
Wi-Fi + Cellular
Bluetooth 4.2
GSM/EDGE
Wi-Fi
MIMO
Wi-Fi + Cellular
Bluetooth 5.0
GSM/EDGE
Supported LTE Networks AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Face ID Yes Yes No No No
Touch ID No No Yes (2nd generation)  Yes Yes
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 2nd generation 1st generation 1st generation 1st generation
Smart Keyboard Yes (Magic Keyboard also) Yes (Magic Keyboard also) Yes Yes No
USB-C Yes Yes No No No
Camera TrueDepth camera, 12 MP Wide camera, 10 MP Ultra Wide camera TrueDepth camera, 12 MP Wide camera, 10 MP Ultra Wide camera 8 MP Wide camera 8 MP Wide camera  8 MP Wide camera
Records Video Up to 4K Up to 4K Up to 1080p Up to 1080p Up to 1080p
Slow-mo Video 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS (Wide); 240 FPS (Ultra Wide) 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS (Wide); 240 FPS (Ultra Wide) 720p at 120 FPS 720p at 120 FPS 720p at 240 FPS
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
1.41 pounds (Wi-Fi)
1.42 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
1.04 pounds (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular)
 
1.0 pound (Wi-Fi)
1.02 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
1.07 pounds (Wi-Fi)
1.09 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
.66 pound (Wi-Fi)
.68 pound (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Size
(in inches)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 9.74 x 7.02 x .23 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 8 x 5.3 x 0.24
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
Price U.S. $999-$1649 $799-$1449 $499-$779 $329-$559 $399-$679

Discontinued iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart: iPad Pros

Find older iPad Pro models for sale on eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, and more sites. Apple also sells refurbished iPads.

iPad models
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  iPad Pro 12.9-inch 
3rd generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 
2nd generation
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 
1st generation
Processor A12X A10X A9X
Capacity 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1 TB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Resolution 2732x2048 2732x2048 2732x2048
True Tone
Screen
Yes Yes No
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE
Bluetooth
4G Carrier AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No Yes Yes
Face ID Yes No No
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 1st generation 1st generation
Smart Keyboard Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes No No
Camera Front: 7 MP
Back: 12 MP
Front: 7 MP
Back: 12 MP
Front: 1.2 MP
Back: 8 MP
Records Video 4K at 30 or 60 FPS 4K at 30 FPS 1080p at 30 FPS
Slo-mo Video 1080p at 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS 720p at 120 FPS
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
1.39 - 1.4 1.49 - 1.53 1.57 - 1.59
Size
(in inches)
11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 12 x 8.68 x 0.27 12 x 8.68 x 0.27
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
  iPad Pro 11-inch
1st generation
iPad Pro 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Processor A12X Bionic chip A10X Fusion chip A9X
Capacity 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
1 TB
64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
32 GB
128 GB
256 GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
11 10.5 9.7
Resolution 2388x1668 2224x1668 2048x1536
True Tone
Screen
Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, 4G LTE,
Bluetooth
4G Carrier AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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T-Mobile,
Verizon
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T-Mobile,
Verizon
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Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No Yes Yes
Face ID Yes No No
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 1st generation 1st generation
Smart Keyboard Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes No No
Camera Front: 7 MP
Back: 12 MP
Front: 7 MP
Back: 12 MP
Front: 5 MP
Back: 12 MP
Records Video 4K at 30 or 60 FPS 4K at 30 FPS 4K at 30 FPS
Slo-Mo Video 1080p at 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS
HDMI Output With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
1.03 1.03 - 1.05 0.96 - 0.98
Size
(in inches)
9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours

Discontinued iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart: iPad Air Models and iPads

These older models may be harder to find but may be available secondhand.

Connect usb devices to iPad
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  iPad 6th generation iPad 5th generation iPad 4th generation
Reviews N/A N/A 4th generation iPad review
Processor A10 Fusion A9 A6X
Capacity 32 GB
128 GB
32 GB
128 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
9.7 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536 2048x1536
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Dual-Band
4G LTE,
Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Dual-Band
4G LTE, Dual-Band
3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Bluetooth
3G/4G Carrier AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
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T-Mobile,
Verizon
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Assisted GPS Yes 4G/3G model only 4G/3G model only
Touch ID 2nd generation Yes No
Camera Back: 8 MP still
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 MP still
Back: 10800 video, 8 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Back: 1080p video,
5 MP still
Front: VGA video and still
Records Video up to 1080p Yes, 1080p HD Yes, 1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video 720p at 240 FPS Yes No
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
1.03 - 1.05 1.03 - 1.05 1.46
Size
(inches)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
  3rd generation iPad iPad 2 1st generation iPad
Reviews 3rd generation iPad review iPad 2 review 1st generation iPad review
Processor 1Ghz Apple A5X 1Ghz Apple A5 1Ghz Apple A4
Capacity 16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
9.7 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2048x1536 1024x768 1024x768
Connectivity Wi-Fi,
Dual-Band 4G LTE,
Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, HSPA 3G, Bluetooth
3G/4G Carrier AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon
Monthly 3G/4G Cost $15-$80 $15-$80 $15-$80
Assisted GPS 4G/3G model only 3G model only 3G model only
TouchID No No No
Camera Back: 1080p HD video, 5 MP still
Front: VGA video and still
Back: 720p HD video
Front: VGA video
and still
N/A
Records Video Yes, 1080p HD Yes, 720p HD No
Slo-mo Video No No N/A
HDMI Out Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter No
Weight
(in pounds)
1.44-1.46 1.3-1.35 1.5
Size
(inches)
7.31 x 9.5 x 0.37 7.31 x 9.5 x 0.34 7.47 x 9.56 x 0.5
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
Price Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued
  iPad Air 2 iPad Air
Reviews iPad Air 2 review iPad Air review
Processor A8X A7
Capacity 16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
32 GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
9.7 9.7
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA),
Bluetooth
3G/4G Carrier AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
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Assisted GPS 4G/3G model only 4G/3G model only
Touch ID Yes Yes
Camera Back: 1080p video, 8 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Back: 1080p video, 5 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Records Video 1080p HD 1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video Yes No
HDMI Out? With adapter With adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
0.96-0.98 1.0-1.05
Size
(inches)
9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours

Discontinued iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart: iPad minis

These iPad mini models have been discontinued, but you may find these models for sale secondhand.

iPad mini 3
Apple Inc.
  iPad mini 4 iPad mini 3 iPad mini 2 iPad mini
Reviews N/A iPad mini 3
review
iPad mini 2
review
iPad mini
review
Processor A8 A7 A7 A5
Capacity 16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
16 GB
32 GB
16 GB
Screen Size 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536 2048x1536 1024x768
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE,
Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth
Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G
(HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth
3G/4G Carrier AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T, Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Assisted GPS 4G/3G model 4G/3G model 4G/3G model 4G/3G model
TouchID Yes Yes No No
Camera Back: 1080p video, 8 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Back: 1080p video, 5 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Back: 1080p video, 5 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Back: 1080p video, 5 MP still
Front: 720p video, 1.2 MP still
Records Video 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Slo-mo Video 720p at 120 FPS No No No
HDMI Out Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
0.65-0.67 0.73-0.75 0.73-0.75 0.68-0.69
Size
(inches)
8.0 x 5.3 x 0.24 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
Price Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued