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New iPads… Which is right for you?

Apple Just released some new iPads! That means there are four different models to choose from. Which is right for you?

iPad Pro 4th Gen (The Big Boy)

First off there is the iPad Pro. Apple is trying to sell this to you as a Computer replacement, and for some, it very well could be their next computer. It has the power to get most things done. Let’s look at some of its specs.

Specs of iPad Pro

12.9″ Liquid Retina display
ProMotion technology and
True Tone

A12Z Bionic chip
with Neural Engine

Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio

Compatible with
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Up to 1TB of memory

12MP Wide and 10MP Ultra Wide cameras

USB-C connector

FaceID

Battery:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi or watching video
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network

Price: $999- $1649

The iPad Pro is the most expensive of the iPad line up, but with that price you do get an amazing Apple machine that has a touchscreen and multitasking capabilities. If cost is not an option then the iPad Pro would be a wonderful choice for you, even if you want it to work alongside your Mac Computer.

iPad Air 4th Gen (The Middle Man)

The New iPad Air is a hybrid of the iPad Pro and the Student iPad. This year Apple has given the iPad Air USB C and the new A14 processor. They also came out with some new colors, Blue and *(My favorite) a new Green Color. Let's look at the specs of this machine and see if they are pleasing to you.

iPad Air Specs

10.9″ Liquid Retina display
True Tone

A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine

Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio

Compatible with
Apple Pencil (2nd generation)

Up to 256GB of memory

12MP Wide camera

USB‑C connector

TouchID on the power button

Battery:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network

Price: $599- $879

The iPad Air is a lightweight machine that will get everything you need to be done. Not as powerful as the iPad Pro, but only a few will actually be able to tell. This is my recommended machine to buy if you want to do a little more then web browsing and simple apps. This machine can be used for photoshop or other heavy apps that need power. So if you don’t want to spend over $1,000 but still want a great iPad then look no further than the iPad Air.

iPad 8th Gen (The Budget iPad)

The iPad is Apple’s budget-friendly device. They want to get this device into as many schools as they can. The 8th Gen iPad is perfect for anyone who wants a device to search the web and work with simple apps. It’s not designed to do photoshop, but it will definitely run those apps, just not as quick as the Pro or Air. Here are some specs of the iPad.

Specs of the iPad 8th Gen

10.2″ Retina display

A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine

Compatible with
Smart Keyboard

Compatible with
Apple Pencil (1st generation)

Up to 128 GB of Memory

8MP Wide camera

Lightning connector

TouchID

Battery:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network

Price: $329-$559 (students can get the iPad for $300)

The iPad is what most people need. If you just want a media or web surfing device then this is the iPad for you.

iPad Mini 5th Gen (small but mighty)

The iPad mini is a smaller version of the iPad, if the 8th gen iPad is just a little too big, then the iPad mini has got you covered. It has the same processor as the iPhone XR, with that comes enough power to get what you need to be done. I recommend this device if portability is your highest priority. Let’s look at the specs of the iPad Mini.

Specs of the iPad mini 5th gen

7.9″ Retina display
True Tone

A12 Bionic chip
with Neural Engine

Compatible with
Bluetooth keyboards

Compatible with
Apple Pencil
(1st generation)

Up to 256GB of memory

8MP Wide camera

Lightning connector

Touch ID

Battery:

  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi‑Fi, watching videos or listening to music
  • Up to 9 hours of surfing the web using a cellular data network

Price: $399 - $679

The iPad mini has been a beloved small touchscreen device for many years and does its job well. If you are wanting a device a little bigger than your phone but not as big as a normal iPad then this little device has you covered.

Apple has a page on its website comparing all the iPads so you can choose which one is right for you.

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