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Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)
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8.6/10
Informr score
The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) currently has an Informr score of 8.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

You’ve heard what we had to say about the iPad Pro 12.9-inch. If you haven’t, check our iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review summary.

You won't find many differences between the two tablets. They both include the same powerhouse chipset, chart-topping performance, and excellent features.

What’s The Same?

  • Octa-core M1 chipset
  • iOS iPad OS 14
  • Quad-speaker array
  • Center Stage
  • 5G capability

What’s Different?

  • Liquid Retina LCD display (vs Liquid Retina XDR)
  • The iPad Pro 11 is just a touch thinner
  • Smaller 11-inch screen

The best option for you is likely a matter of your motivations and budget.

The iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) has a larger, HDR display. As such, video and photo editing look even better on the tablet. Because of the mini LED light array developed for the XDR display on the 12.9, it’s also brighter. So you frequently use your tablet outdoors, it might make a difference there as well.

Everything else -- apart from storage caps and price -- will be the same.

Mac World says, “The 11-inch iPad Pro is a fantastic machine and one of the best tablets ever made, but if you decide to get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you’re making an investment.”


Operating system
iOS
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
11"
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.8


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech Advisor

The lack of true external monitor support may just be the one feature that stops the 11-inch iPad Pro being the laptop replacement it could so easily be – but if that doesn’t matter to you or you value the iPad Pro’s just-get-up-and-go portability. Just don’t feel you need to upgrade from last year’...

- Neil Bennett, Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

That a tablet with an 11-inch screen could be considered both a perfect digital art tool and a 'throw in any bag and go' laptop replacement seems incredible, but this year's smaller iPad Pro is just that – as long as you buy the Pencil and/or Magic Keyboard. However, few apps can as-yet take advanta...

- Neil Bennett, Tech Advisor
TechRadar

The iPad Pro has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to hardware performance, and the new M1-based 11-inch iPad Pro pushes that even further, offering PC-like performance on a tablet. That said, it feels like the iPad is at a stage where Apple really needs to up its software game to match t...

- Abbas Jaffar Ali, TechRadar
NDTV

Apple really hit a home run with the M1 SoC and it's only natural to see this chip transition to multiple devices. I wouldn't be surprised to see future iPhone Pro models get a version of this SoC too. However, if you were expecting to see a massive jump in app performance or battery life between an...

- Roydon Cerejo, NDTV
India Today

If you're a power user and love to be on top of your game, then the M1-based iPad Pro makes total sense. Otherwise, the 2020 iPad Pro (2nd gen) isn't a bad option, packing the A12Z Bionic chipset.

- Ketan Pratap, India Today


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Screen Size
11"

The Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)'s screen size is 11 inches with 1668 x 2388 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a Apple M1 Octa-core processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS iPadOS 14 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.8 camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 12+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
128/256/512/1000/2000 GB

Internal memory is 128/256/512/1000/2000 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
28.65WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 28.65 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 11 (2021) Specs

Overview
Release Date May 15, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System iOS iPadOS 14

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Processor Apple M1 Octa-core
Internal Storage 128/256/512/1000/2000 GB
RAM 8/16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Memory Expansion Slot No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.8
Zoom
2x optical, 5x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Red-eye reduction, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (10 MP, F2.4, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (TOF 3D LiDAR, Depth), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.4,
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1668 x 2388 pixels
Pixel density 264 pixels
Size 11 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 28.65 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Up to 9 hours
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Space Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.76 x 17.85 x 0.59 cm (9.8 x 7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 466 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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