iPad Pro 2018 vs. iPad Pro 2017 vs. iPad 2018: Everything that changed

Confused? Here's how the specs play out.

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Riding high on the launch of its iPhone XS and iPhone XR , Apple announced the much-anticipated iPad Pro 2018 this week. There's just one problem. With two screen sizes, two connectivity options and four storage capacities, separating specs get confusing fast. Double that when you compare the new iPad Pros to last year's models (which are no longer on sale) and to the regular iPad, which you can still buy.

Luckily, the chart below will help you break down what's new and different.

The iPad Pro for 2018 is a notable upgrade that embraces a rounded-corner design, ditches the home button for Face ID (like the iPhone) and yanks out Apple's proprietary Lightning connector port in favor of USB-C. That means you'll be able to use the iPad Pro to easily connect to other devices, like a DSLR camera. 

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You'll also be able to charge your phone using the iPad's battery reserves, a feature within the USB-C standard. Notably, the iPad Pro for 2018 loses its headphone jack.

iPad Pro 2018 vs. iPad Pro 2017 vs. iPad 2018 specs

iPad Pro 2018 (11)iPad Pro 2018 (12.9)iPad Pro 2017 (12.9)iPad Pro 2017 (10.5)iPad 2018
Display resolution 2,388 x 1,668-pixel resolution12.9-inch; 2,732 x 2,048-pixel resolution12.9-inch; 2,732 x 2,048-pixel resolution10.5-inch; 2,224 x 1,668-pixel resolution9.7-inch; 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution
Pixel density (ppi) 264ppi264ppi264ppi264ppi264ppi
Rear camera 12-megapixel with 5-element lens12-megapixel with 5-element lens12-megapixel with 6-element lens12-megapixel with 6-element lens8-megapixel with 5-element lens
Video recording 4K4K4K4K1080p
FaceTime front-facing camera 7-megapixel7-megapixel7-megapixel7-megapixel1.2-megapixel
Processor A12XA12XA10XA10XA10
Dimensions 9.7x7x0.23 inches11x8.5x0.23 inches12x8.7x0.27 inches9.8x6.8x0.24 inches9.4x6.6x0.29 inches
Weight 1.03 (both models)1.39 lbs (Wi-Fi); 1.4 lbs (LTE)1.49 lbs (Wi-Fi); 1.53 lbs (LTE)1.03 lbs (Wi-Fi); 1.05 lbs (LTE)1.03 lbs (Wi-Fi); 1.05 lbs (LTE)
Battery Up to 10 hours strenuous use over Wi-Fi; up to 9 hours over cellularUp to 10 hours strenuous use over Wi-Fi; up to 9 hours over cellularUp to 10 hours strenuous use over Wi-Fi; up to 9 hours over cellularUp to 10 hours strenuous use over Wi-Fi; up to 9 hours over cellularUp to 10 hours strenuous use over Wi-Fi; up to 9 hours over cellular
Headphone jack NoNoYesYesYes
Connector port USB-CUSB-CLightning; Apple Smart ConnectorLightning; Apple Smart ConnectorLightning
Apple Pencil-compatibility Yes; 2nd generationYes; 2nd generationYes; original Apple PencilYes; original Apple PencilYes; original Apple Pencil
Unlock with Face ID Face ID Touch IDTouch IDTouch ID
SIM card support for cellular model Nano-SIM; eSIMNano-SIM; eSIMNano-SIM; embeddedNano-SIM; embeddedNano-SIM; included
Works with Smart Keyboard Folio? YesYesYesYesNo; works with Bluetooth keyboard
Audio Four-speaker
Memoji/Animoji support YesYesNoNoNo
Capacity and price: Wi-Fi models $799 (64GB) / $949 (256GB) / $1,149 (512GB) / $1,549 (1T)$999 (64GB) / $1,149 (256GB) / $1,349 (512GB) / $1,749 (1T)$799 (64GB) / $949 (256GB) / $1,149 (512GB)$649 (64GB) / $799 (215GB) / $999 (512GB)$329 (32GB) / $429 (64GB)
Capacity and price: LTE models $949 (64GB) / $1,099 (256GB) / $1,299 (512GB) / $1,699 (1T)$1,149 (64GB) / $1,299 (256GB) / $1,499 (512GB) / $1,899 (1T) $929 (64GB) / $1,079 (256GB) / $1,279 (512GB)$779 (64GB) / $929 (215GB) / $1,129 (512GB) $459 (32GB) / $559 (128GB)

Editors' note: Updated most recently on Nov. 1 at 3:00 a.m. PT with more details.

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