History of iPad Pro


iPad Pro is a high-end tablet line of the iPad series that was introduced in 2015 and continues to this day. iPad Pro is dedicated to power users, which expect more from the iPad. 

From its first release until now, iPad Pro has been developed from every angle. The most noticeable changes are; the Face ID authentication sensor, Neural Engine, Pro Motion, Micro-LED display Apple Pencil support, Apple Silicon, Magic Keyboard, up to 2 TB of storage, LiDAR and Pro camera system, USB-C, 5G connectivity, and much more.

iPad Pro from the beginning is available in two sizes: 12.9-inch and 11-inch which earlier was available in 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch. Until now iPad Pro has been released 5 generations, split into two size versions.

All models of the iPad Pro Series

Original iPad Pro 12.9-inch

iPad Pro 12.9-inch
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The first iPad Pro has been introduced on September 9, 2015, and was discontinued one year and nine months later on June 5, 2017. Today this device is 6 years old.

The original iPad Pro features a Dual-Core 2.26 GHz 64-bit Apple A9X processor with Twelve-Core graphics, Apple M9 motion coprocessor, 4 GB of RAM, 12.9″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 32 GB / 128 GB and 256 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual camera system; front 1.2 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 8.0 Mpix camera with 1080p video recording capability, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 3G, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch started at $799

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iPad Pro 9.7-inch 2016

iPad Pro 9.7-inch
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The iPad Pro 9.7-inch 2016 has been introduced on March 21, 2016, and was discontinued one year and three months later on June 5, 2017. Today this device is 6 years old.

The iPad Pro 9.7-inch features a Dual-Core 2.16 GHz 64-bit Apple A9X processor with Twelve-Core graphics, Apple M9 motion coprocessor, 2 GB of RAM, 9.7″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 32 GB / 128 GB and 256 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual camera system; front 5 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 12 Mpix camera with flash LED light and 4K video, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 3G, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch started at $599

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iPad Pro 10.5-inch 2017

iPad Pro 10.5-inch
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The iPad Pro 10.5-inch 2017 has been introduced on June 5, 2017, and was discontinued one year and nine months later on March 18, 2019. Today this device is 5 years old.

The iPad Pro 10.5-inch features a Six-Core 2.3 GHz 64-bit Apple A10X Fusion processor with Twelve-Core graphics, Apple M10 coprocessor, 4 GB of RAM, 10.5″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 64 GB / 256 GB and 512 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual camera system; front 7 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 12 Mpix camera with flash LED light and 4K video, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 3G, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 10.5-inch started at $649

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd Generation

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2017
Source: apple.com – iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2017

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2017 has been introduced on June 5, 2017, and was discontinued two years and four months later on October 30, 2019. Today this device is 5 years old.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch features a Six-Core 2.3 GHz 64-bit Apple A10X Fusion processor with Twelve-Core graphics, Apple M10 coprocessor, 4 GB of RAM, 12.9″ high-resolution Retina multi-touch widescreen LCD IPS Display, fingerprint identity Touch ID sensor built into the Home button, Wi-Fi, 64 GB / 256 GB and 512 GB of flash memory, Bluetooth 4.2, Dual camera system; front 7 Mpix FaceTime HD camera, and rear 12 Mpix camera with flash LED light and 4K video, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, Lightning port, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and an optional version with GPS, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd Gen started at $799

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iPad Pro 11-inch 2018

iPad Pro 11-inch 2018
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The iPad Pro 11-inch 2018 has been introduced on October 30, 2018, and was discontinued one year and five months later on March 18, 2020. Today this device is 3 years old.

The iPad Pro 11-inch features an Eight-Core 2.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A12X Bionic processor with Seven-Core graphics, Apple M12 coprocessor, 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM, 11″ Liquid Retina HD LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB, or 1 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, 12 Mpix rear camera / 7 Mpix front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, USB-C port, and an optional version with GPS, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 11-inch started at $799

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Generation

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018
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The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2018 has been introduced on October 30, 2018, and was discontinued one year and five months later on March 18, 2020. Today this device is 3 years old.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch features an Eight-Core 2.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A12X Bionic processor with Seven-Core graphics, Apple M12 coprocessor, 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM, 12.9″ Liquid Retina HD LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi, 64 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB or 1 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, 12 Mpix rear camera / 7 Mpix front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, USB-C port, and an optional version with GPS, 3G, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 3rd Gen started at $999

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iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Generation

iPad Pro 11-inch 2020
Source: apple.com – iPad Pro 11-inch 2020

The iPad Pro 11-inch 2020 has been introduced on March 18, 2020, and was discontinued one year later on April 20, 2021. Today this device is 2 years old.

The iPad Pro 11-inch features an Eight-Core 2.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A12Z Bionic processor with Eight-Core graphics, Apple M12 coprocessor, 6 GB of RAM, 11″ Liquid Retina HD LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB or 1 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual rear camera system with 12 Mpix Wide and 10 Mpix Ultra-Wide lens system with LiDAR Scanner / 7 Mpix front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, USB-C port, and an optional version with GPS, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 11-inch 2nd Gen started at $799

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Generation

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2020
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The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2020 has been introduced on March 18, 2020, and was discontinued one year later on April 20, 2020. Today this device is 2 years old.

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch features an Eight-Core 2.5 GHz 64-bit Apple A12Z Bionic processor with Eight-Core graphics, Apple M12 coprocessor, 6 GB of RAM, 12.9″ Liquid Retina HD LCD IPS Display, Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB or 1 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual rear camera system with 12 Mpix Wide and 10 Mpix Ultra-Wide lens system with LiDAR Scanner / 7 Mpix front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, digital compass, USB-C port, and an optional version with GPS, 4G / LTE data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 4th Gen started at $999

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iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Generation

iPad Pro 11-inch 2021
Source: apple.com – iPad Pro 11-inch 2021

The iPad Pro 11-inch 2021 has been introduced on April 20, 2021, and is still available in Apple Store. Today this device is 1 years old.

This iPad Pro 11-inch is powered by Apple Silicon and features a 3.2 GHz 8-Core Apple M1 processor, a 16-Core Neural Engine, 8-Core integrated Apple GPU, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 11″ Liquid Retina XDR LCD IPS Display with ProMotion and True Tone, Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB or 2 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, Pro camera system with 12 Mpix Wide and 10 Mpix Ultra-Wide lens system with LiDAR Scanner / 12 Mpix Ultra wide front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, and an optional version with GPS, 5G data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 11-inch 3rd Gen started at $799

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iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th Generation

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021
Source: apple.com – iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021

The iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 has been introduced on April 20, 2021, and is still available in Apple Store. Today this device is 1 years old.

This iPad Pro 12.9-inch is powered by Apple Silicon and features a 3.2 GHz 8-Core Apple M1 processor, a 16-Core Neural Engine, 8-Core integrated Apple GPU, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM, 11″ Liquid Retina XDR LCD IPS Display with ProMotion and True Tone, Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB or 2 TB of flash memory, Bluetooth 5.0, Pro camera system with 12 Mpix Wide and 10 Mpix Ultra-Wide lens system with LiDAR Scanner / 12 Mpix Ultra wide front camera with TrueDepth camera system for facial recognition called Face ID, Smart Connector, accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, USB-C port with Thunderbolt 3, and an optional version with GPS, 5G data capability.

The original price of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch 5th Gen started at $1,099

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Article last updated: June 20, 2022
Article next update: September 2022