How Big Is the iPad? How Much Does It Weigh?

iPads Get Lighter with Each Generation

The entire iPad family: Pro, Air and Mini.

 Apple, Inc.

The iPad has enjoyed several form factors since its introduction. While the iPad has grown considerably in power, it has not grown in size. In 2019, the seventh-generation iPad is thinner and weighs considerably less than the original iPad despite being more than 10 times as powerful. The iPad mini is even smaller, and the iPad Pro is considerably larger than its siblings, but it weighs about the same as the original iPad. 

The entire iPad family: Pro, Air and Mini.
 Apple, Inc.

This article covers the size and weight of iPads from the original iPad released in 2010 through the late-2019 crop of new iPads.

iPad mini

The iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 5 both have a 7.9-inch screen measured diagonally. They are 8 inches high, 5.3 inches wide, and 0.24 inches thick. 2019's fifth-generation iPad mini weighs 0.66 pounds with the cellular version weighing in at a barely noticeable 0.02 of a pound heavier, which is slightly lighter than the original iPad mini.

iPad Pro

Apple introduced its iPad Pro line with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro debuting in 2015. The following March, Apple announced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This iPad costs $100 more than an iPad Air 2 when it debuted and contained a processor as powerful as the one found in the larger iPad Pro. It is the same basic size and weight as the iPad Air 2.

2019's third-generation iPad Pros weighs almost 12% less than the first generation. Subsequent releases of 10.5-inch and 11-inch iPad Pros expanded the line.

With a 12.9-inch screen, the iPad Pro is the biggest iPad in 2019. It is 11.04 inches high, 8.46 inches wide, and just 0.23 inches thick, which makes it the thinnest iPad ever made.

iPad Air

The 2019's third-generation iPad Air is just slightly larger and lighter than the iPad Air 2 and the original iPad Air. It's 9.8 inches high, 6.8 inches wide, and the same 0.24 inches thick as the iPad mini. The iPad Air 3 weighs 1 pound, with the cellular version bringing that up to 1.02 pounds. Apple discontinued the iPad Air 2 in March 2017, but there are still plenty of them around.

iPad

A good way to appreciate how far the iPad has come is to take a look at the original 9.7-inch iPad. The first-generation iPad is 9.56 inches high, 7.47 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick, which makes it twice as thick and considerably heavier than 2019's flagship 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Now in its seventh generation, the iPad is 9.8 inches high, 6.8 inches wide and 0.29 inches in depth. It is the the most affordable of the new models and serves as an excellent introduction to iPad ownership. It looks like the iPad is here to stay.

iPad Dimensions

Model Height
(inches)
Width
(inches)
Depth
(inches)
Weight
Wi-Fi / +Cellular
(pounds)
iPad (7th gen) 9.8 6.8 0.29 1.07 / 1.09
iPad mini (5th gen) 8.0 5.3 0.24 0.66 / 0.68
iPad Air (3rd gen) 9.8 6.8 0.24 1.0 / 1.02
iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd gen) 11.04 8.46 0.23 1.39 / 1.4
iPad Pro 11" 9.74 7.02 0.23 1.03 / 1.03
iPad (6th gen) 9.4 6.6 0.29 1.03 / 1.05
iPad Pro 10.5" 9.8 6.8 0.24 1.03 / 1.05
iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd gen) 12 8.68 0.27 1.49 / 1.53
iPad (5th gen) 9.4 6.6 0.29 1.03 / 1.05
iPad Pro 9.7" (1st gen) 9.4 6.67 0.24 0.963 / 0.979
iPad Pro 12.9" (1st gen) 12 8.68 0.27 1.57 / 1.59
iPad mini 4 8 5.3 0.24 0.65 / 0.67
iPad Air 2 9.4 6.6 0.24 0.96 / 0.98
iPad mini 3 7.87 5.3 0.29 0.73 / 0.75
iPad mini 2 7.87 5.3 0.29 0.73 / 0.75
iPad Air 9.4 6.6 0.29 1.0 / 1.05
iPad (4th gen) 9.5  7.31 0.37 1.44 / 1.46
iPad mini 7.87 5.3 0.28 0.68 / 0.69
iPad (3rd gen) 9.5 7.31 0.37 1.44 / 1.46
iPad 2 9.5 7.31 0.34 1.33 / 1.35
Original iPad 9.56 7.47 0.5 1.5 / 1.6