iPad Pro 12.9 vs iPad Air 2019

Which one is best for you?

Name iPad Pro 12.9 iPad Air 2019
Image iPad Pro 12.9
Buy the iPad Pro 12.9
iPad Air (2019)
Buy the iPad Air 2019
Display 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display 10.5-inch Retina display
Size and weight Height: 280.6mm
Width: 214.9mm
Depth: 5.9mm
Weight: 633g
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, 256GB 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 12.9 Buy the iPad Air 2019

iPad Air (2019) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) both feature Apple’s powerful A12 series processor, but iPad Pro 12.9 has the A12X Bionic chip for even faster graphics loading and smarter, more powerful processing. iPad Pro also has a larger display, giving you more of your favourite entertainment and making it just that bit easier to view videos and images and work on documents.


iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) comes with a stunning 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display that creates a paper-like reading effect across its larger screen. iPad Air (2019) has a 10.5-inch Retina display with the same pixel density as iPad Pro for brilliant image clarity.

iPad Pro has a higher resolution at 2732x2048, helping to bring out even the smallest detail in your games, video and photos.


iPad Air (2019) has an 8-megapixel rear camera with a medium f/2.4 aperture that takes clear photos with beautiful definition in low light. iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) has a 12-megapixel camera that captures even more stunning detail, and a wider f/1.8 aperture that’s designed to take even better photos in low light. It also has a 5x zoom, and takes even more detailed panoramas.

When it comes to video, iPad Air records in HD video, whereas iPad Pro records in 4K. And iPad Air has a FaceTime HD camera, but iPad Pro comes with Apple’s TrueDepth camera – so you can use Face ID security, or have fun turning yourself into an Animoji.


iPad Air (2019) is compatible with Apple Pencil (1st generation) and iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) is compatible with the newer Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

iPad Air supports Smart Keyboard, and iPad Pro 12.9 supports Smart Keyboard Folio, transforming your iPad into a laptop for working on the go and at home.