Which iPad to buy? & Which one to avoid?
With so many iPads on the market, choosing the right ones are always difficult. So, we are here to help you out.
should be simple. You just buy whatever’s new, right?
Apple sells four main iPad models, each with its own strengths. Since all these devices look fairly identical, it’s important to know what you’re buying and what you should pay for it.
A Good iPad- Apple iPad (10.2 inch, 2020)
Apple's standard iPad (the 8th generation of them) is still the best buy for most circumstances. The 2020 version of it has the A12 Bionic chip (which debuted on the 2018 iPhone XS) instead of the years-older A10. That means it will run your favourite apps and games slightly faster and can handle more multitasking. Like last year, it has a 10.2-inch screen, a home button with Touch ID, as well as support for the Apple Pencil (first-gen) and the smart keyboard. With the keyboard, you can even get some light work done.
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A Better iPad - Apple iPad Air (10.9 inch, 2020)
Apple's 4th-generation iPad Air will make you wonder if there's any need to sell out for the iPad Pro. Its speed and performance are on par with the Pro, and it uses the new A14 Bionic, just like the iPhone 12 range. It also looks exactly like the Pro, with uniform and slim edges around its 10.9-inch screen. You get many of the same features, including support for the 2nd generation apple pencil which can magnetically attach to the edge for automatic charging and pairing—and a USB-C port. You can also use your MacBook charger to juice up this tablet.
It has no home button, but Apple has integrated Touch ID into the power button, so you can still use your fingerprint to unlock. There's also no Face ID, making it the option for anyone who hates the idea of using face recognition for security.
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should really get the iPad Air, as it offers almost all the goods for a much lower price. Still, there are some reasons to go for Pro mainly because of it's large size. The Pencil is like the one on the new iPad Air—it magnetically sticks to the edge of the iPad Pro and wirelessly charges. It is also the only iPad with Face ID if you really want the convenience of hands-free authentication, plus it has ProMotion, which offers a 120-Hz screen refresh rate for smoother scrolling and a more fluid software experience.
The 2020 Pro is still one of the most powerful iPads you can get. It has more speakers for better sound quality, more microphones to pick up your voice clearer, more base storage, and the main camera is joined by an ultrawide lens for snapping sweeping scenes, like on the iPhone 12. There's also a lidar sensor—the kind used to measure depth for self-driving cars.
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Best for Travel - Apple iPad Mini (7.9 inch,2019)
Apple updated the iPad Mini (5th generation) in 2019 with a speedy new A12 Bionic processor, which is the same one inside the new standard iPad. Outside of the speed bump, it's nearly identical to the old iPad Mini 4—though it starts with 64 gigabytes of base storage. The big draw is the 8-inch screen, which is perfect for smaller hands and for travelling. Its thin, laminated display also makes it an ideal (albeit petite) tablet for writing and drawing, thanks to its new first-gen apple pencil support.
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Older Pros - Apple iPad Pro (10.5 inch,2017)
Apple has always packed a little extra into its iPad Pro tablets. The 2018 iPad Pro is still worth buying. It's very powerful and matches 2020 model in many ways. It also supports magic keyboards with the trackpad.
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The Mini 1-4 and iPad 1-4 have low-res screens or are just too old. If you’re buying something for a child to use, try Amazon fire tablets, which are cheaper than any new iPad and still have tons of kid-friendly features and parental controls.
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