Apple: Compared: Apple's 2020 iPad Pro versus 2019 iPad Air

Appleiphonestop provides the latest Apple professional tablets in the middle of iPad Air 2019 to see how different they really are.

IPad Pro 2020 (left) and iPad Air (right).


Visually, iPad Pro and iPad Air are similar and very different. The iPad Air has a well-known design for the first iPads with rounded edges and a large “forehead” and a “chin” or thick upper and lower frames. In addition, the iPad Air has a physical home button with Touch ID for authentication.

The iPad Air has two microphones for audio recordings and two speakers on the bottom of the device.

Looking at the iPad Pro 11 inch 2020.

The iPad Pro has a new design that was first introduced with the iPad Pro 2018. The sides are flat and the glasses around the screen are very thin. The screen has rounded corners, hence the name “Liquid Retina”. It uses the face ID for authentication.

Two of the four speakers and two of the five microphones of the iPad Pro
Two of the four speakers and two of the five microphones of the iPad Pro.

The iPad Pro has five studio-quality microphones and four speakers – two at the top and two at the bottom.


Every iPad has front and rear cameras, but it’s one of the main differences between the two lines.

The 8MP camera on the iPad Air
The 8MP camera on the iPad Air.

The iPad Air has an 8 megapixel rear camera with a f / 2.4 that can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. In addition, it can film in slow motion at 720p and 120 frames per second.

The updated camera on the iPad Pro 2020
The updated camera on the iPad Pro 2020.

The iPad Pro goes much further. It has a 12 MP 1: 1.8 rear-view camera with higher resolution and an ultra-wide 10 MP camera. It can record 4K video at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second. For slow motion, 1080p can be recorded at 120 or 240 frames per second.

Both models take live photos, but live photos on the iPad Pro are stabilized. The iPad Pro also has a True Tone flash.

The iPad Pro is not a camera in the traditional sense, but has a LiDAR sensor on the camera. It is used to take 3D images of a part to improve AR, feed the Measure application, etc.

The iPad Pro's front camera is part of the TrueDepth camera system, which is also used for facial recognition
The iPad Pro front camera is part of the TrueDepth camera system, which is also used for face recognition.

The front cameras are both 7 MP, But The iPad Pro uses the TrueDepth camera system, which is also available for Face ID and unlocks portrait photos as well as Animoji and Memoji characters. Pictures in portrait mode are fantastic and easily compensate for the lack of resolution.

Whether in education, personal or professional use, cameras on the iPad are becoming increasingly useful (and powerful) and may be the most important defining feature.


In terms of connectivity to the iPad, the iPad Air and iPad Pro 2020 have adopted Bluetooth 5. For Wi-Fi, the Pro is ahead with Wi-Fi 6 802.11 Support Ax and only 802.11ac support for Air.

As with the previous generation of professionals, the 2020 line maintains USB-C while the Air continues to include Apple’s Lightning connector. Of course, this is not only used for charging. On the iPad Pro, the USB-C connector can manage a variety of accessories, hubs, storage, and more than the proprietary Lightning connector.


For accessories, Apple offers a variety of cases, covers and other products to help you get the most out of your tablet. These include the Smart Keyboard Folio for input or the original Apple pen for noting or drawing. Not to mention the multitude of third-party devices that you can also buy.

The same applies to the pro. Aside from the usual cases, Apple offers the Smart Keyboard Folio for the Pro and supports the more complete second generation Apple Pencil. Both the iPad Pro 2018 and the new iPad Pro 2020 support Apple’s magic keyboard.

The next magic keyboard
The next magic keyboard.

The Magic Keyboard will be launched in May and features a fully illuminated mechanical keyboard with an integrated trackpad, a fully swiveling screen and an additional USB-C port. For those who want to get the most out of their iPads, this is a must despite the high price.

iPad AiriPad Pro (2020) Dimensions 10.5 “11” and 12.9 “memory 64 GB / 256 GB 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB processor A12A12Z BionicRear cameras 8 MP 8 MP wide-angle lens 12 MP wide-angle lens, 10 MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, LiDARLive Photos Yes, Stabilized Video Recording Up to 1080p 30 FPS Up to 4Kp 30 FPS Up to 4Kp, 30 or 60 FPS Slow Motion Video 720p to 120 FPS 1080p to 120 or 240 FPS Flash Flash No True Tone Flash Cameras Front 7 MP7 MP with support for portrait mode authentication Touch ID face recognition microphones microphones two-way microphones microphones .11ax Wi-Fi 6 keyboards Smart Keyboard Folio Smart Keyboard Folio, Magic Keyboard Apple Pencil support First generation startup costs USD 499 USD 799

Price and availability

Current selection of iPads: iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, 11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (from left to right)
The current range of iPads: iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, 11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro (from left to right).

The iPad Air starts at $ 499 for the 64GB version, and users can upgrade their storage to 256GB if they need more.

The iPad Pro 2020 costs from $ 799 and offers you the 11-inch model with 128 GB. The storage on the Pro is also available in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. All configurations are also available for the 9-inch model 12.

Offer for Apple iPad Pro 2020 and iPad Air 2019

There are also discounts on the new iPad Pro 2020 from Apple. For the latest offer, see the 11-inch iPad Pro pricing guide for Apple Pro Insider 2020 and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2020 pricing guide.

Apple iPad Air 2019 deals are also available in the iPad Air Price Guide with discounts of up to $ 130.

IPad Pro 11 inch 2020

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