iPad Air (2022) vs. 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) – Specs and features comparison

Apple introduced the new fifth-generation iPad Air at the March 8 event, along with the new iPhone SE (2022), Mac Studio, Studio Display, and green iPhone 13 model. Although the new 10.9-inch iPad Air model has the same design language as the 2020 iPad Air, it is powered by M1 Apple Silicon and supports 5G connectivity which sets it apart from the predecessor model. But the M1 chip brings the new iPad Air closer to 11-inch iPad Pro introduced in 2021 in terms of performance and features.

If you are looking to buy a new iPad and can not decide which model to choose. We have listed down all you need to know about both iPad Air (2022) and 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) models.

iPad Air (2022)

iPad Air 5 vs. 11-inch iPad Pro – Which iPad is right for you?

Both iPad models are now powered by the M1 chip and support 5G network support but still offer a range of different features like display, camera, storage, and others. Here is a comprehensive comparison of the 2022 iPad Air 5 and 11-inch iPad Pro.

iPad Air
SpecsiPad Air (2022)iPad Pro (2021)
Display10.9-inch Liquid Retina display
True Tone
11-inch Liquid Retina display
with ProMotion tech and True Ton
ProcessorM1 chip M1 chip
StorageUp to 256GBUp to 2TB
CameraFront
12MP Ultra Wide
12MP photos
ƒ/2.4 aperture
2x zoom out
Center Stage
Smart HDR 3 for photos
Cinematic video stabilization

Back
12MP Wide camera
Front
TrueDepth camera with Ultra Wide lens
12MP photos
ƒ/2.4 aperture
2x zoom out
Center Stage
Smart HDR 3 for photos
Cinematic video stabilization
Portrait mode
Animoji and Memoji

Back

12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras
Connectivity5G5G
BatteryUp to 10 hours of video streaming
or web browsing on Wi‑Fi

Up to 9 hours of web browsing
using cellular data
Up to 10 hours of video streaming
or web browsing on Wi‑Fi

Up to 9 hours of web browsing
using cellular data
SpeakersTwo speakers Four speakers
AuthenticationTouch IDFace ID
ConnectorsUSB-C connectorUSB-C connector with Thunderbolt/ USB 4 support
AccessoriesApple Pencil (2nd generation)
Magic Keyboard
Smart keyboard folio
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Magic Keyboard
Smart keyboard folio
PriceWiFi – starts from $599
WiFi + Cellular starts from $749
WiFi – starts from $799
WiFi + Cellular starts from $999

The new iPad Air and 11-inch iPad Pro are available on Apple.com for order. The 2022 iPad Air will arrive to customers starting from March 18.

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