You have decided to buy a tablet and are looking for a new or refurbished iPad. However, you still have some doubts about the different iPad dimensions.

Apple’s tablet has evolved and changed several times since its first introduction. Of course, it has become considerably more powerful over the years, but it has not grown in size.

Being the regular iPad, the iPad Pro, the iPad Air, or the iPad mini, it’s worthwhile to know everything about the iPad dimensions and screen size to make the best possible purchase.

What are the different sizes and dimensions of iPads?

There are quite a few differences between several iPad models’ height, weight, and screen size. We have grouped the devices by product line: the basic iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.

This way, you can check out the differences between the iPad dimensions and screen sizes by comparing the product family and not solely the generation.

Stacked iPads of different colors.

iPad dimensions

We have seen ten generations of the regular iPad until now, with screen sizes ranging between 9.7 and 10.9 inches. The most recent standard iPad, the iPad 10 of 2022, has seen the biggest screen size in this lineup.

ModelYearScreen sizeInches (H/W/D)Millimeters (H/W/D)
iPad 10202210.9″9.79 x 7.07 x 0.28248.6 x 179.5 x 7.5
iPad 9202110.2″9.8 × 6.8 × 0.29250.6 × 174.1 × 7.5
iPad 8202010.2″9.8 × 6.8 × 0.29250.6 × 174.1 × 7.5
iPad 7201910.2″9.8 × 6.8 × 0.29250.6 × 174.1 × 7.5
iPad 620189.7″9.4 × 6.67 × 0.29240 × 169.5 × 7.5
iPad 520179.7″9.4 × 6.67 × 0.29240 × 169.5 × 7.5
iPad 420129.7″9.5 × 7.31 × 0.37241 × 186 × 9.4
iPad 320129.7″9.5 × 7.31 × 0.37241 × 186 × 9.4
iPad 220119.7″9.5 × 7.31 × 0.35241 × 186 × 8.8
iPad 120109.7″9.56 × 7.47 × 0.50243 × 190 × 13

iPad Pro dimensions

The latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch models of the iPad Pro come with a powerful M2 chip and 5G support. The dimensions are the same as its predecessor, which evolved from the 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch sizes of the previous models.

ModelYearScreen sizeInches (H/W/D)Millimeters (H/W/D)
iPad Pro 12.9 (6th gen)202212.9″11.04 × 8.46 × 0.25280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4
iPad Pro 11 (6th gen)202211″9.75 × 7.03 × 0.23247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9
iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen)202112.9″11.04 × 8.46 × 0.25280.6 × 214.9 × 6.4
iPad Pro 11 (3rd gen)202111″9.75 × 7.03 × 0.23247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9
iPad Pro 12.9 (4th gen)202012.9″ 11.04 × 8.46 × 0.23280.6 × 214.9 × 5.9
iPad Pro 11 (2nd gen)202011″9.75 × 7.03 × 0.23247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9
iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd gen)201812.9″11.04 × 8.46 × 0.23280.6 × 214.9 × 5.9
iPad Pro 11 (1st gen)201811″9.75 × 7.03 × 0.23247.6 × 178.5 × 5.9
iPad Pro 12.9″ (2nd gen)201712.9″12.04 × 8.69 × 0.27305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9
iPad Pro 10.5201710.5″9.87 × 6.85 × 0.24250.6 × 174.1 × 6.1
iPad Pro 12.9″ (1st gen)201512.9″12.04 × 8.69 × 0.27305.7 × 220.6 × 6.9
iPad Pro 9.720159.7″9.4 × 6.67 × 0.24240 × 169.5 × 6.1

iPad Air dimensions

The iPad Air dimensions range from the 9.7″ of the first model in 2013 to the 10.9″ screen size of the latest iPad Air 5 released in 2022.

ModelYearScreen sizeInches (H/W/D)Millimeters (H/W/D)
iPad Air 5202210.9″9.74 × 7.03 × 0.24247.6 × 178.5 × 6.1
iPad Air 4202010.9″9.74 × 7.03 × 0.24247.6 × 178.5 × 6.1
iPad Air 3201910.5″9.87 × 6.85 × 0.24250.6 × 174.1 × 6.1
iPad Air 220149.7″
9.4 × 6.67 × 0.24
240 × 169.5 × 6.1
iPad Air 120139.7″9.4 × 6.67 × 0.30240 × 169.5 × 7.5

iPad mini dimensions

Last but not least (at least in power) comes the iPad mini. The first iPad mini launched in 2012 had a screen size of 7.9″, which Apple kept unchanged until the iPad mini 6, which has a screen of 8.3″.

ModelYearScreen sizeInches (H/W/D)Millimeters (H/W/D)
iPad mini 620218.3″7.69 × 5.3 × 0.25195.4 × 134.8 × 6.3
iPad mini 520197.9″ 8.0 × 5.3 × 0.24
203.2 × 134.8 × 6.1
iPad mini 420157.9″ 8.0 × 5.3 × 0.24203.2 × 134.8 × 6.1
iPad mini 320147.9″ 7.9 × 5.3 × 0.30200 × 134.7 × 7.5
iPad mini 220137.9″ 7.9 × 5.3 × 0.30200 × 134.7 × 7.5
iPad mini 220127.9″7.9 × 5.3 × 0.28200 × 134.7 × 7.2
iPad showing an e-book

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Frequently asked questions

Choosing the right iPad size depends on your particular usage and your preferences. We have put together some frequently asked questions about the iPad dimensions to help you make a better-informed decision.

What is the size of the original iPad?

The first iPad featured a 9.7-inch display, and it remained to be the standard size of the standard iPads until the 7th generation of 2019. The most recent iPad 10 features a screen size of 10.9″, which is bigger than its 8th and 9th generation predecessors with a screen size of 10.2″.

What is the most popular iPad screen size?

It depends on the age group and the usage. Some Apple users prefer the iPad mini for the portable 7.9″. In contrast, others enjoy the bigger 12.9″ screen size for writing or graphic editing at the expense of portability.

You need to assess how a bigger device could affect your comfort and portability. In addition, it is important to highlight that elderly users may also benefit from bigger screens and a better display of the elements that appear on the tablet’s screen.

👉 Related article: iPad Pro 11″ vs. 12.9″: Which Screen Size Should You Choose?

What is the best iPad size for reading a book?

A small iPad could be the best choice for reading a book in EPUB formats, for instance, an iPad mini. Similar to a physical book, consider the comfort of carrying a smaller device when commuting or traveling. If you are not worried about portability, you can also consider an 11-inch iPad Pro.

What is the best iPad size for reading PDFs?

A PDF document is a printing format, meaning that small devices may be limited to reading these files correctly. If you have a small device, you might need to scroll to both sides to see all the text. The files can also have a tiny font size. We recommend you get an iPad Pro for excellent quality and fitting screen size when reading your PDFs.

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