Whether you're shopping for your first iPad or upgrading from a previous generation, you might be confused if you decide which Apple tablet is best for you. That there are a lot of models out there makes it difficult. That most of them resemble it makes it even more difficult to shop with confidence.
Let's break it down.
Currently, Apple is selling five different models. To be most affordable to the most expensive, there is the 9.7-inch iPad, the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, the new 10.5-inch iPad Air, the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro . Thankfully, your chances of choosing a good tablet are greater than 1
in 5. Each of them is a really good tablet on its own, but it is important to find the right tablet for you.
What does "right" tablet mean? Many things. The right size, the right price (and not paying more or less than you should), the right amount of power and compatibility with the right accessories.
The more you know about each iPad model before you buy, the better. So, we've put it all out, drilling down and explaining each tablet's biggest sales outlets and drawbacks, starting with the most affordable option.
] Price : Starting at $ 329, but usually up to $ 80 of
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad is the best option, but don't suspect it's a bad tablet for it to be the point. Starting at $ 329 for the 32GB model (often up to $ 80 from those days), this is the cheapest way to get an iPad.
The sixth generation is the latest of Apple's longest running iPad models, and it doesn't offer any standout features you won't find in the other models. Conversely, there is not a large amount that this model cannot compare to the more expensive iPads, but the differences may be important to you, depending on your needs.
Both this model and the new iPad mini are the only iPads that lack the Smart Connector, a hardware connector that makes it easy to connect a keyboard. Connection via Bluetooth is not much of pain, but if you write a lot, it may be worth choosing instead of the iPad 499, iPad 4, the affordable iPad with that feature.
The device is built with outdated components – for example, it is equipped with the same A10 Fusion processor available in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, if you keep your expectations in check, it should deliver relatively good performance over the next few years.
This iPad was the first (outside Apple's iPad Pro series) to receive first generation Apple Pencil support (though all of them now support one of two versions of the pen). You can use either the first generation Apple Pencil or the Logitech crayon to draw or write on the tablet.
According to Dieter Bohn, who reviewed the 6th Gen iPad when released in March 2018, the speed difference was already clear between this model and the advanced options (which then included the current 10.5-inch iPad Pro) but "not so good that I think someone who buys this will bother – or maybe even notice. (We talk an extra half second to start an app.) "