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Here’s how the latest iPad Pro compares to the new iPad Air (and previous models)

A finger touching the iPad Air’s screen.
The 2024 iPad Air still offers a nice display, though, not as nice as the OLED display on the new iPad Pro. | Screenshot: Apple

After nearly a two-year wait, Apple finally updated its iPad lineup with a thinner iPad Pro and new iPad Air. The new tablets start at $999 and $599, respectively, and both are already available to preorder ahead of their May 15th release date.

These are no iterative updates, either. For the first time, Apple added an OLED display to the iPad Pro, along with a new M4 chip. Apple also added a 13-inch Air to the lineup, so both models are now available in 11- and 13-inch sizes. Combine that with support for most of the same accessories — including the new Apple Pencil Pro — and you now have even more options to consider if you need a big tablet for work or play.

Yet, while the iPad Air and iPad Pro now look more alike, they differ enough…

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