What are the sizes of iPads available?

What are the sizes of iPads? Landing on the best iPad for your tasks especially with the many iPad versions available today.

You can easily get confused about whether to choose an iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, or even iPad Air. Additionally, each version comes in different versions which are similar but largely different to suit different needs.

One factor that can help you choose your ideal iPad is the screen size and overall iPad body size. In this article, we have compiled all the different generations and sizes of tablets that have been produced over the years.

Before we get into the iPad versions and sizes, it is important to understand how an iPad screen is measured.

Different iPad Dimensions and sizes

As mentioned earlier, iPads are classified into 4 main categories that are further subdivided according to the year and generation they fall under.

Below are the different iPad versions from the oldest to the newest. 

  1. Apple iPad Mini – 1,2,3,4,5 and 6th generation
  2. Apple iPad Air – 1,2,3,4 and 5th generation
  3. Apple iPad – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10th generation
  4. Apple iPad Pro 11 – 1,2,3 and 4th generation, Apple iPad Pro 12.9 – 1,2,3,4,5 and 6th generation, Apple iPad Pro 10.5 inches, Apple iPad Pro 9.7 inches

Apple iPad Mini – 1,2,3,4,5 and 6th generation

The Apple iPad Mini first came out in 2012 as a small compact 7.9-inch tablet. The screen size has since remained constant at 7.9 inches in the 2013, 14,15, and 19 versions that is 1,2,3,4, and 5th versions.

In the 2021 version, iPad Mini 6th generation, the screen size has slightly been increased to 8.3 inches. Despite the changes, it remains the most compact iPad available in the market today.

iPad GenerationRelease YearScreen Size
iPad mini 6th Generation  20218.3″
iPad mini 5th Generation20197.9″
iPad mini 4th Generation20157.9″
iPad mini 3rd Generation20147.9″
iPad mini 2nd Generation20137.9″
iPad mini 1st Generation 20127.9″

Apple iPad Air – 1,2,3,4 and 5th generation

Apple iPad Air comes in 5 options: the first generation produced in 2013 to the 5th generation released in 2022.

The latest 4th and 5th generations come with a 10.9-inch screen size while the first and second generations had a slightly smaller 9.7-inch screen size.

The first and second generation were released in 2013 and 2014 respectively while the 4th and 5th generation came out in 2020 and 2022.

In 2019, Apple released the 3rd generation with a 10.5-inch screen slightly larger than the first and second generations but smaller than the 4th and 5th generations.

iPad GenerationYearScreen Size
iPad Air 5th Generation202210.9″
iPad Air 4th Generation202010.9″
iPad Air 3rd Generation201910.5″
iPad Air 2nd Generation20149.7″
iPad Air 1st Generation20139.7″

Apple iPad – 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10th generation

The Apple iPad comes with the largest variety of options to choose from. It was the first iPad released with the oldest version coming out in 2010.

Below are the different versions, sizes, and generations available.

iPad GenerationYearScreen Size
iPad 10.9 – 10th generation202210.9″
iPad 10.2 – 9th generation202110.2″
iPad 10.2 – 8th generation202010.2″
iPad 10.2 – 7th generation201910.2″
iPad 2018 – 6th generation20189.7″
iPad 2017 – 5th generation20179.7″
iPad 4 – 4th generation20129.7″
iPad 3 – 3rd generation20129.7″
iPad 2 – 2nd generation20119.7″
iPad 1 – 1st generation20109.7″

Apple iPad Pro

Apple iPad Pro is the best professional-level tablet produced by the Apple brand. Compared to other industry brands, the latest Apple iPad Pro 6th generation produced in 2022 is the most powerful tablet ever produced.

You will be able to use it for many complex and professional tasks without issues. Below are the different versions and years released.

iPad GenerationYearScreen Size
iPad Pro 11 – 4th generation202211″
iPad Pro 11 – 3rd generation202111″
iPad Pro 11 – 2nd generation202011″
iPad Pro 11 – 1st generation201811″
iPad Pro 10.5201710.5″
iPad Pro 9.720169.7″
iPad Pro 12.9  – 6th Generation202212.9″
iPad Pro 12.9 – 5th Generation202112.9″
iPad Pro 12.9 – 4th Generation202012.9″
iPad Pro 12.9 – 3rd Generation201812.9″
iPad Pro 12.9 – 2nd Generation201712.9″
iPad Pro 12.9 – 1st Generation201512.9″


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