10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro 2023

10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro 2023
Romilly Cotta Updated on by

Let’s get stuck right in with the 10th Generation iPad vs the iPad Pro.

Both iPad models are available to buy now, making this an excellent time to launch into the specs and compare the models.

This article will cover a full breakdown of the specs, including a discussion on the price differences (hint: the Pro costs more), and the features to pay extra attention to. You’ll find every thing you need to know about the difference of battery life, screen resolution and camera right here.

The iPad Pro has a pretty impressive specs, available to pre order from $799 / £899. Most notably the powerful M1 chip which makes the iPad Pro one of the most powerful machines you can buy right now.

The 10th Gen iPad on the other hand is powered by the A14 bionic chip, making it a sound entry level iPad for every day productivity. Starting at a considerable cheaper price of $449 / £399, both iPads are worthy of our attention.

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10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro

Let’s take a deep dive into the key differences between the 10th Generation iPad and iPad Pro. If you’re already leaning towards the iPad 10, why not read our guide where we compare the specs to the 9th Generation iPad here?

We’ll be discussing the speakers, display, camera and more below this table:

SpecsiPad Pro10th Gen iPad
Resolution2388 x 16681640 x 2360
Display Size11 inch10.9 inches
ChipsetM2A14 Bionic
GPUApple core (10 core graphics) Apple GPU (4 core graphics)
MemoryUp to 2TB64GB, 256GB
Main Camera12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture, HDR 4, 4K12MP , HDR, 4K
Selfie Camera12MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture12MP , HDR, 1080p
SoundFour-speaker audioNo headphone jack, speakers
Battery LifeUp to 10 hours of surfing the web or watching videoBetween 9-10 hours, depending on usage
USBUSB 4, Smart connector, Magnetic Connector, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1USB Type-C 2.0, DisplayPort, Magnetic connector

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Chipset

Undoubtedly the most important difference between the two models is the chipset, which determines how you can use the iPad. The Pro is powered by the ultra powerful new M1 chip which has a top class reputation as one of the best productivity laptop chips. The fact that it’s used in the iPad pro makes it stand out in the tablet market.

The 10th Gen iPad on the other hand is powered by the A14 which is not nearly as powerful. That being said, if you’re using your iPad for standard every day use then you’ll most likely be satisfied by its performance.

Camera

The most exciting thing regarding cameras on the 10th Gen iPad is that the selfie camera is now positioned to the side of the camera, generally improving your video calling experience. Other than that pleasant feature, the Pro does predictably better in the camera department. Its rear camera easily trumps that of the iPad 10, and though the position of the selfie camera is back to portrait mode, it means the Apple Pencil 2 wireless charging unit is easily accessible.

Ports

The iPad pro helpfully comes with a USB-C Charge cable and a USB C power adaptor. The iPad 10 has finally upgraded to the same USB-C, reflecting Apple’s transition away from the older port.

Price difference: 10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro

As you would expect the iPad Pro costs quite a bit more, starting at $800 for 128GB. The 10th Gen iPad on the other hand starts at $449 making it far more accessible for your average buyer.

10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro: Final word

It’s fair to say both iPads are quality investments and will deliver brilliantly like Apple’s products usually do. We hope you’ve come away from this article with a better understanding of the specs. Long story short, if you’re a creator you’ll benefit from the powerful M1 chip, whilst if you need a tablet for every day productivity, opt for the iPad 10th Generation, and consider the 9th Generation iPad if you are on a tighter budget.

10th Generation iPad vs iPad Pro FAQs

Is the iPad Pro 12 2023 worth it?

Probably the most powerful tablet on the market today, the iPad Pro definitely delivers and will perform almost everything you throw at it. Compared to older Pro models, it has not seen seismic changes, other than its rear camera can now record up to 4K at 30fps and the Wi-Fi has been upgraded to the rapid Wi-Fi 6E standard.

Does the iPad Pro 12 come with an Apple pencil?

Unfortunately no. If you need a stylus, you’ll need to buy it separately. Luckily though, the Apple Pencil is now on offer over at Amazon in time for the Pro’s release.