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

Appleiphonestop puts the latest professional Apple tablets in the middle of the 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 quite different. IPad Air has a well-known design for the first iPads with rounded edges and a large “forehead” and “chin”, or thick upper and lower frames. In addition, the iPad Air has a physical physical button with Touch ID for authentication.

The iPad Air has two microphones for recording audio and two speakers at the bottom of the device.

Looking at the 11-inch iPad Pro 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 Face ID for authentication.

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

On the iPad Pro, there are 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 is 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 f / 2.4 rear camera that can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. In addition, you can shoot in slow motion at 720p and 120 frames per second.

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

The iPad Pro goes much further. It features a 12 MP f / 1.8 rear camera of higher resolution, accompanied by an ultra wide 10 MP camera. You can record 4K videos at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second. For slow motion, you can record 1080p at 120 or 240 frames per second.

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

Although not a camera in the traditional sense, the iPad Pro has a LiDAR sensor on the lap of the camera. It is used to capture 3D images of a part to enhance the RA, feed the Measure application, etc.

The iPad Pro's front camera is part of the TrueDepth camera system, which is also used for Face ID
The iPad Pro’s front camera is part of the TrueDepth camera system, which is also used for Face ID.

The front cameras are 7 MP, But IPad Pro uses the TrueDepth camera system, which is also available for Face ID, which unlocks portrait photos and Animoji and Memoji characters. The images in the 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 capable) and are perhaps the most important defining resource.


In terms of connectivity with the iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro 2020 adopted Bluetooth 5. For Wi-Fi, the Pro has an advantage with the Wi-Fi 6 support axis 802.11 and only 802.11ac support for Air.

As in the previous generation of Pros, the 2020 line retains USB-C while Air still includes Apple’s Lightning port. Obviously, this is not just used to charge, on the iPad Pro, the USB-C port can manage a multitude of accessories, hubs, storage and more than the proprietary Lightning connector.


For accessories, Apple offers a wide variety of cases, cases and other products to help you get the most out of your tablet. This includes the Smart Keyboard Folio for input or the original Apple Pencil for taking notes or drawing. Not to mention the plethora of third party equipment that you can purchase as well.

The same goes for the professional. In addition to the usual cases, Apple offers the Smart Keyboard Folio for the Pro and supports the most complete second generation Apple Pencil. The iPad Pro 2018 and the new iPad Pro 2020 support Apple’s magic keyboard.

The next magic keyboard
The next magic keyboard.

Launched in May, the Magic Keyboard features a fully backlit mechanical keyboard with a built-in trackpad, a fully articulated screen and an additional USB-C port. For those who want to get the most out of their iPads, this will be an indispensable accessory, even at its high price.

iPad AiriPad Pro (2020) Dimensions 10.5 “11” and 12.9 “Storage Processor 64 GB / 256 GB 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB A12A12Z BionicRear Cameras 8 MP 8 MP wide cameras 12 MP 12 MP wide, 10 MP ultra- Live photos Yes, video recording stabilized Up to 1080p 30 FPS Up to 4Kp 30 FPS Up to 4Kp, 30 or 60 FPS 720p slow motion video up to 120 FPS 1080p up to 120 or 240 FPS Flash Flash No Flash cameras with true front tone 7 MP7 MP with support for portrait mode Touch ID Face ID authentication Microphones Bidirectional microphones .11ax Wi-Fi microphones 6 keyboards Smart keyboard folio Smart keyboard folio, magic keyboard Apple Pencil support First generation boot support $ 499 $ 799

Pricing and availability

Current iPad range: 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 64 GB version and users can upgrade their storage to 256 GB if they need more.

The iPad Pro 2020 starts at $ 799, offering the 11-inch and 128 GB model. Pro storage is also available in 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. All configurations are also available on the 12.9 inch model.

Offer for Apple iPad Pro 2020 and iPad Air 2019

There are also cash discounts on Apple’s new iPad Pro 2020, with the latest offer at your fingertips in the 11-inch Apple Pro Insider 2020 price guide for iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch price guide for iPad Pro 2020.

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

IPad Pro 11 inch 2020

12.9-inch iPad Pro 2020 economy

Best iPad Air offer