Compare Every iPad Model Ever Made

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Deciding which iPad to buy can be tough. There are four current models, but when you factor in the easy availability of some discontinued models, you've got double digit models to choose from.

To make the right buying decision, you need to understand that makes one model different from the next, and what they cost. The charts below offer a quick reference of iPad models and prices for you to compare.

The first chart covers the currently available models, while the rest of the article provides the same overview of every iPad every made. 

How to Choose the Right iPad For you

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

  1. Size: The first choice you'll need to make is how big a screen you need. The 12.9-inch screen won't be for everyone, but the 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch screens are a difficult choice because they're so similar. The 10.5-inch screen offers more features and newer technology, but that iPad is more expensive, too.
  2. Networking: All iPad models offer Wi-Fi for networking, but there are also versions of both the iPad and iPad mini which offer 4G LTE wireless data from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Unlike with the iPhone, there are no contracts for iPad data plans. While it would be crazy to get an iPhone without 4G LTE service, many people use the iPad in their homes and offices where Wi-Fi is available, so cellular data is less important
  1. Accessories: The iPad Pro models support the Apple Pencil and Apple's Smart Keyboard accessories. The Smart Keyboard helps make the iPad a viable laptop replacement for many. The Apple Pencil is terrific for artists and note taking. If you want the most flexibility for how you use your iPad, these are your best choices. 
  1. Storage: The top-end iPad Pro models 64GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage, while earlier models are limited to 32GB and 128GB. It's always a good rule of thumb to buy as much storage as you can afford; you'll end up using it.

Current iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart

 iPad Pro
12.9-inch
iPad Pro
10.5-inch
iPadiPad mini 4
ReviewsiPad Pro ReviewComing SoonComing SooniPad mini 4 Review
ProcessorA10XA10XA9A8
Capacity

64GB
256GB
512GB

64GB
256GB
512GB
32GB
128GB
128GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
12.910.59.77.9
Resolution2732x20482224x16682048x15362048x1536
True Tone
Screen
YesYesNoNo
ConnectivityWi-Fi,
25-Band​
4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
25-Band​
4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
21-Band​
4G LTE,
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi,
20-Band​
4G LTE,
Bluetooth
4G CarrierAT&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?YesYesYesYes
Touch ID2nd Gen.2nd Gen.1st Gen.1st Gen.
Apple PencilYesYesNoNo
Smart KeyboardYesYesNoNo
CameraBack: 12 megapixel still;
Front: 1080p HD video,
7 megapixel still
Back: 12 megapixel still;
Front: 1080p HD video,
7 megapixel still
Back: 8 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Back: 8 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Records VideoYes,
up to 4K
Yes,
up to 4K
Yes, 
up to 1080p
Yes, 
up to 1080p
Slow-mo Video180p at 120 fps
720p at 240 fps
180p at 120 fps
720p at 240 fps
720p at 120 fps720p at 120 fps
HDMI Out?With adapterWith adapterWith adapterWith adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
1.531.051.050.67
Size
(in inches)
12 x
8.68 x
0.27
9.8 x
6.8 x
0.24
9.4 x
6.6 x
0.29
8 x
5.3 x
0.24
Battery Life10 hours10 hours10 hours10 hours
PriceUS$799-$1229$649-$1079$329-$559$399-$529

 

Discontinued iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart

 iPad Air 2iPad Air4th gen. iPad
ReviewsiPad Air 2 reviewiPad Air review4th gen. iPad review
ProcessorA8XA7A6X
Capacity16GB
64GB
128GB
16GB
32GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
128GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
9.79.79.7
Resolution2048x15362048x15362048x1536
ConnectivityWi-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 CarrierAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T, 
Sprint, 
T-Mobile,
Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
Verizon
Monthly 3G/4G Cost$15-$80$15-$80$15-$80
Assisted GPS?4G/3G model only4G/3G model only4G/3G model only
TouchIDYesNoNo
CameraBack: 1080p HD video,
8 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Back: 1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Back: 1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: VGA video and
stills
Records VideoYes, 1080p HDYes, 1080p HDYes, 1080p HD
Slo-Mo VideoYesNoNo
HDMI Out?Yes, with adapterYes, with adapterYes, with adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
0.96-0.981-1.051.46
Size
(inches)
9.4 x
6.6 x
0.24
9.4 x
6.6 x
0.29
9.5 x
7.31 x
0.37
Battery Life10 hours10 hours10 hours
Price$499-$829$399-$579Discontinued

 

 3rd gen. iPadiPad 21st Gen. iPad
Reviews3rd gen. iPad reviewiPad 2 review1st gen. iPad review
Processor1Ghz Apple A5X1Ghz Apple A51Ghz Apple A4
Capacity16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
16GB
32GB
64GB
Screen Size
(in inches)
9.79.79.7
Resolution2048x15361024x7681024x768
ConnectivityWi-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 CarrierAT&T,
Verizon
AT&T,
Verizon
AT&T,
Verizon
Monthly 3G/4G Cost$15-$80$15-$80$15-$80
Assisted GPS?4G/3G model only3G model only3G model only
TouchIDNoNoNo
CameraBack: 1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: VGA video and stills
Back: 720p HD video;
Front: VGA video
and stills
N/A
Records VideoYes, 1080p HDYes, 720p HDNo
Slo-mo VideoNoNoN/A
HDMI Out?Yes, with adapterYes, with adapterNo
Weight
(in pounds)
1.44-1.461.3-1.351.5
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 Life10 hours10 hours10 hours
PriceDiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinued

 

Discontinued iPad Model and Price Comparison Chart: iPad Minis

 iPad mini 3iPad mini 2iPad mini
ReviewsiPad mini 3 reviewiPad mini 2 reviewiPad mini review
ProcessorA7A7A5
Capacity16GB
64GB
128GB
16GB
32GB
16GB
Screen Size**7.97.97.9
Resolution2048x15362048x15361024x768
ConnectivityWi-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 CarrierAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
AT&T, 
Sprint, 
T-Mobile, Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
Monthly 3G/4G Cost$15-$80$15-$80$15-$80
Assisted GPS?4G/3G model only4G/3G model only4G/3G model only
TouchIDYesNoNo
CameraBack: 1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Back:
1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Back: 1080p HD video,
5 megapixel still;
Front: 720p HD video,
1.2 megapixel still
Records VideoYes, 1080p HDYes, 1080p HDYes, 1080p HD
Slo-mo VideoNoNoNo
HDMI Out?Yes, with adapterYes, with adapterYes, with adapter
Weight
(in pounds)
0.73-0.750.73-0.750.68-0.69
Size
(inches)
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 Life10 hours10 hours10 hours
PriceDiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinued