This Is What Separates iPad Pro and iPad Air Users

Consider this a buying guide (of sorts)

Mark Ellis
Mac O’Clock

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Apple doesn’t make things easy when it comes to buying an iPad.

The lineup — while gently maturing — is still rather tricky to navigate. At the bottom of the rung there’s the tenth-generation iPad, which has rightfully taken on the role of entry-level device, thanks to the overdue culling of the 9th generation version. That’s a brilliantly priced and incredibly capable tablet, but if you decide you’d like to spend more, that’s where the confusion starts.

The iPad mini remains Apple’s best ever iPad, hands down. But it’s coming on for three years old and there’s no guarantee it’s going to see an update.

iPad mini too small for you? Well, you have no choice but to consider either the iPad Air or the iPad Pro. This used to be a simple choice — most people would go for the iPad Air due to the sheer value it delivers and the fact that there was only one screen size available.

Now, Apple has thrown a 13-inch version of the iPad Air into the mix, and to make matters worse, it’s absolutely brilliant. So brilliant that it makes spending at least £400 more on an iPad Pro highly questionable.

Good news — I’ve thought about this (way too much) and I’ve worked out the ideal…

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Mark Ellis
Mac O’Clock

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