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 that offer Wi-Fi + Cellular, with data plans from carriers such as AT&T, 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 up to 2 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 Models Comparison Chart

Here's a look at the features 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 5th generation iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd generation iPad Air 5th generation iPad 9th generation iPad mini 6th generation
Reviews iPad Pro 12.9-inch Review iPad Pro 11-inch Review iPad Air Review iPad Review iPad mini 6th Gen Review
Processor M1 chip 8-core GPU, Neural Engine M1 chip 8-core GPU, Neural Engine M1 chip, 8-core CPU, 8-core graphics Neural Engine A13 Bionic chip, 64-bit architectue, Neural Engine A15 Bionic chip, 6-core CPU, 5-core graphics, 16-core Neural Engine
Capacity 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2TB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2TB 64 GB, 256 GB 32 GB, 128 GB 64 GB, 256 GB
Screen Size (in inches) 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display 11-inch Liquid Retina display 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display 10.2-inch Retina display 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display
Resolution 2732x2048 resolution at 264 PPI 2388x1668 resolution at 264 PPI 2360x1640 resolution at 264 PPI 2160x1620 resolution at 264 PPI 2266x1488 resolution at 326 PPI
True Tone Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 MIMO Wi-Fi + Cellular 5G, Bluetooth 5.0   Wi-Fi 6 MIMO Wi-Fi + Cellular 5G Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 6 MIMO Wi-Fi + Cellular Bluetooth 5.0 dual band Wi-Fi MIMO Wi-Fi + Cellular Bluetooth 4.2 dual band Wi-Fi 6 MIMO Wi-Fi + Cellular Bluetooth 5.0 dual band
Supported LTE Networks AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more
Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Face ID Yes Yes No No No
Touch ID No No Yes  Yes Yes
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 2nd generation 2nd generation 1st generation 2nd generation
Smart Keyboard Yes (Magic Keyboard also) Yes (Magic Keyboard also) Yes (Magic Keyboard also) Yes Logitech
USB-C Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera Pro camera system, 12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras. 12MP Ultra Wide front camera Pro camera system, 12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras. 12MP Ultra Wide front camera 12 MP Wide camera

12MP Ultra Wide front camera
8 MP Wide camera 

12MP Ultra Wide front camera
12 MP Wide camera

12MP Ultra Wide front camera
Records Video Up to 4K Up to 4K Up to 4K Up to 1080p Up to 4K
Slow-mo Video 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS 720p at 120 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight (in pounds) 1.5 pounds (Wi-Fi), 1.51 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular) 1.03 pounds (Wi-Fi, 1.04 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)   1.02 pounds (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular) 1.07 pounds (Wi-Fi), 1.09 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular) 0.65 pounds (Wi-Fi), 0.66 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
Size (in inches) 11.04 x 8.46 x 0.25 9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 9.74 x 7.02 x 0.24 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 7.69 x 5.3 x 0.25
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
Price From $1099 From $799 From $599 From $399 From $499

Discontinued iPad Model Comparison Chart: iPad Pro

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 4th generation iPad Pro 12.9-inch  3rd generation iPad Pro 12.9-inch  2nd generation iPad Pro 12.9-inch  1st generation
Processor A12Z Bionic A12X A10X A9X
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 64 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 64 GB 256 GB 512 GB 32 GB 128 GB 256 GB
Resolution 2732x2048 2732x2048 2732x2048 2732x2048
True Tone Screen Yes Yes Yes No
Connectivity Wi-Fi 4G LTE Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T,  T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more
Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No No Yes Yes
Face ID Yes Yes No No
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 2nd generation 1st generation 1st generation
Smart Keyboard Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes Yes No No
Camera Front: 12MP
Back: 12 MP Wide, 10 MP Ultra Wide
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 or 60 FPS 4K at 30 FPS 1080p at 30 FPS
Slo-mo Video 1080p at 120 or 240 FPS 1080p at 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS 720p at 120 FPS
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight (in pounds) 1.41 - 1.42 1.39 - 1.4 1.49 - 1.53 1.57 - 1.59
Size (in inches) 11.04 x 8.46 x 0.23 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 10 hours
  iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd generation iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation iPad Pro 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch
Processor A12Z Bionic chip A12X Bionic chip A10X Fusion chip A9X
Capacity 128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 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 11 10.5 9.7
Resolution 2388x1668 2388x1668 2224x1668 2048x1536
True Tone Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth
4G Carrier AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T,  T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more
Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touch ID No No Yes Yes
Face ID Yes Yes No No
Apple Pencil 2nd generation 2nd generation 1st generation 1st generation
Smart Keyboard Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes Yes No No
Camera Front: 12 MP Back: 12 MP Wide, 10 MP Ultra Wide Front: 7 MP Back: 12 MP Front: 7 MP Back: 12 MP Front: 5 MP Back: 12 MP
Records Video Up to 4K 4K at 30 or 60 FPS 4K at 30 FPS 4K at 30 FPS
Slo-Mo Video 1080p at 120 or 240 FPS (Wide), 240 FPS (Ultra Wide) 1080p at 240 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS 1080p at 120 FPS
HDMI Output With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight (in pounds) 1.04 1.03 1.03 - 1.05 0.96 - 0.98
Size (in inches) 9.74 x 7.02 x 0.23 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 10 hours

Discontinued iPad Model Comparison Chart: iPad

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

Connect usb devices to iPad
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  iPad 8th generation iPad 7th generation iPad 6th generation iPad 5th generation
Reviews iPad 8th generation review iPad 7th generation review N/A N/A
Processor A12 Bionic A10 Fusion A10 Fusion A9
Capacity 32GB 128GB 32GB 128GB 32GB 128GB 32GB 128GB
Screen Size (in inches) 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2160x1620 2160x1620 2048x1536 2048x1536
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more
Assisted GPS Yes Yes Yes 4G/3G model only
Touch ID Yes Yes 2nd generation Yes
Camera Back: 8MP Front: 1.2 MP Back: 8MP Front: 1.2 MP 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
Records Video up to 1080p up to 1080p up to 1080p Yes, 1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video 720p at 120 FPS 720p at 120 FPS 720p at 240 FPS Yes
HDMI Out With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight (in pounds) 1.08 - 1.09 1.07 - 1.09 1.03 - 1.05 1.03 - 1.05
Size (inches) 9.8x6.8x0.29 9.8x6.8x0.29 9.4x6.6x 0.29 9.4x6.6x0.29
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours
  4th generation iPad 3rd generation iPad iPad 2 1st generation iPad
Processor A6X 1Ghz Apple A5X 1Ghz Apple A5 1Ghz Apple A4
Capacity 6GB 32GB 64GB 128GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
Screen Size (in inches) 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536 1024x768 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 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, HSPA 3G, Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon AT&T, Verizon
Assisted GPS 4G/3G model only 4G/3G model only 3G model only 3G model only
TouchID No No No No
Camera Back: 1080p HD video, 5 MP still Front: VGA video and still 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, 1080p HD Yes, 720p HD No
Slo-mo Video No No No N/A
HDMI Out Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter No
Weight (in pounds) 1.46 1.44-1.46 1.3-1.35 1.5
Size (inches) 9.5x7.31x0.37 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 10 hours

Discontinued iPad Model Comparison Chart: iPad Air

  iPad Air 4th generation iPad Air 3rd generation iPad Air 2 iPad Air
Reviews iPad Air 4 review
Processor A14 Bionic with Neural Engine A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine A8X A7
Capacity 64 GB 256 GB 64 GB 256 GB 16 GB 64 GB 128 GB 16 GB 32 GB
Screen Size (in inches) 10.9 10.5 9.7 9.7
Resolution 2360x1640 2224x1668 2048x1536 2048x1536
Connectivity Wi-Fi, MIMO, 4G LTE, Dual-Band, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi, MIMO, 4G LTE, Dual-Band, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth Wi-Fi, Dual-Band 4G LTE, Dual-Band 3G (HSPA, CDMA), Bluetooth
Carrier AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile,  Verizon Check for more AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Check for more
Assisted GPS Yes Yes 4G/3G model only 4G/3G model only
Touch ID Yes Yes Yes Yes
Camera Back:12MP Front: 7MP Back: 8MP Front: 7MP 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 4K Up to 1080p 1080p HD 1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video 1080p at 120 FPS or 240 FPS 720p at 120 FPS Yes No
HDMI Out? With adapter With adapter With adapter With adapter
Weight (in pounds) 1.0 - 1.01 1.0 - 1.02 0.96-0.98 1.0-1.05
Size (inches) 9.74 x 7.02 x 0.24 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29
Battery Life 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours 10 hours

Discontinued iPad Model Comparison Chart: iPad mini

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

iPad mini 3
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  iPad mini 5 iPad mini 4 iPad mini 3 iPad mini 2 iPad mini
Processor A12 Bionic A8 A7 A7 A5
Capacity 64 GB 256 GB 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 7.9
Resolution 2048x1536 2048x1536 2048x1536 2048x1536 1024x768
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Dual Band 4G, Bluetooth 5.0 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
Carrier AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Assisted GPS Yes 4G/3G model 4G/3G model 4G/3G model 4G/3G model
Touch ID Yes Yes Yes No No
Camera Back: 12MP Front: 12MP 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 1080p HD
Slo-mo Video 720p at 240 FPS 720p at 120 FPS No No No
HDMI Out With adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter Yes, with adapter
Weight (in pounds) 0.66-0.68 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 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 10 hours
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