iPad Pro 11 vs iPad Air 2019

Which one is best for you?

Name iPad Pro 11 iPad Air 2019
Image iPad Pro 11
Buy the iPad Pro 11
iPad Air (2019)
Buy the iPad Air 2019
Display 11-inch Liquid Retina display 10.5-inch Retina display
Size and weight Height: 247.6mm
Width: 178.5mm
Depth: 5.9mm
Weight: 468g
Height: 250.6mm
Width: 174.1mm
Depth: 6.1mm
Weight: 464g
Rear camera 12MP 8MP
Front camera 7MP 7MP
Video recording 4K at 30 fps or 60 fps 1080p HD video
Processor A12X Bionic chip
A12 Bionic chip
Battery Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi Up to 10 hours of browsing, video watching or listening to music using Wi-Fi
Security technology Face ID Touch ID
Storage 64GB 64GB, 256GB
Connectors USB-C Lightning
Compatible with Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
Smart Keyboard Folio
Apple Pencil (1st generation)
Smart Keyboard
Buy now Buy the iPad Pro 11 Buy the iPad Air 2019

There’s not much to choose between iPad Air (2019) and iPad Pro 11 in terms of display size, picture quality and weight. They do have different processors though, with iPad Pro 11 boasting just that bit more power for editing, gaming, video viewing and more. They also feature different connectors, which might sway your decision based on any accessories you already own.


iPad Air (2019) comes with a 10.5-inch Retina display, and iPad Pro 11 features Apple’s Liquid Retina display – this would normally mean that iPad Pro has a higher pixel density, but both iPad Air and iPad Pro 11 have the same number of pixels per inch, so images and text should look just as sharp on either screen.

Both have a wide colour palette so images and video look true-to-life. iPad Pro does feature ProMotion technology, making display quality, battery efficiency, responsiveness, scrolling, drawing and motion content even better.


iPad Air (2019) comes with Apple’s powerful A12 Bionic processor, and iPad Pro 11 comes with the A12X Bionic processor – both make video editing, 3D model design and exciting streaming possible. But iPad Pro has faster graphics, making gaming even more exciting and video and image editing even easier.

Both iPad Air and iPad Pro 11 are designed to power up to 9 hours’ battery life when you use your data to browse the web.


iPad Air (2019) is easy to plug in and play on the go with its 3.5mm headphone jack, giving you instant sound playback for video and music editing – and peace of mind that you’ll never need to recharge your headphones.

iPad Pro 11 is designed for wireless headphones with its USB-C port, although you can buy a USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter. You’ll also need a USB to Lightning cable to charge your iPad Air when you’re out.

iPad Air is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation), while iPad Pro supports the newer Apple Pencil (2nd generation). iPad Air also comes with Fingerprint ID, whereas iPad Pro features Face ID technology.