Which IPad Should You Buy?

Are you looking to buy an IPad but don’t know which one to choose? Or maybe you don’t even know where to start from? Then this article is for you. With the number of IPad models out there, choosing the right pad might prove difficult but if you know exactly all the available options, you’ll be able to filter out the best option for yourself. In this article, I have compiled a list of the best IPads with amazon links so you can see the whole product description.

IPad Pro 11

The IPad pro 11 is probably the best IPad you can get at the moment. It is apples most powerful IPad and will surely be able to fulfill all your requests. It has a laptop-like experience in design and performance, and the new Apple Pencil magnetically clips onto the frame of the new IPad  Pro. With superb speakers and a great new screen-to-body ratio, it’s hard not to fall in love with the finely crafted hardware design. 

There are however, downsides to this otherwise perfect tablet; the IPad pro 11’s price is quite high. It sells on amazon for almost a thousand dollars and it doesn’t have an earphone jack. If you can cut the price tag and forgo the absence of an audio port, the IPad pro 11 is the right device for you.

IPad Pro 10.5

The IPad Pro 10.5 is an IPad Pro with a more attractive price tag. Its bright ProMotion Retina HD screen is its best selling point. It adds an impressive layer of fluidity to daily use – if not strictly necessary – and the smaller bezels means you’re getting far more display in a footprint not much bigger than 2016’s 9.7. It’s an iPad for the professionals – but also one that media munchers will adore using.

 IPad Pro 12.9

The IPad Pro 12.9 is the biggest pad you can get your hands on. With its powerful hardware, it tackles all your problems; goodbye mobile phone, laptop, coloring pad, music mixing table, games console. It’s the ultimate creativity and workflow tool, with its huge screen, useful peripherals and snappy iOS.

Its price is almost the same as the IPad Pro 11. One of the downsides of this device is its battery, you might not be able to use it for long periods of time watching films on a journey or mixing your music, and it charges rather slowly too.

IPad Air 10.5

The IPad Air 10.5 is the perfect IPad for students and for those who are willing to compromise between the smaller IPads and the more expensive IPads Pro 11. It sits at the original IPad price in most countries, so it’s cheaper than the IPad Pro 10.5 that it replaces, and although it isn’t a ‘Pro’ tablet in name, it has several high-end features that make it a convincing laptop supplement. 

It’s incredibly fast. Students will be able to take notes and respond to email on this tablet, but artists won’t be fond of the first-generation Apple Pencil.

IPad Mini (2019)

This is the only small IPad that you should consider. What makes the IPad Mini great is the fact you can use the Apple Pencil alongside it, turning the IPad Mini into a tiny notebook in your pocket. The IPad Mini is one of the best small tablets you can get at its price point, so if you’re looking for a pocket powerhouse, you can’t get much better than this little monster.

IPad 9.7

This is a good Apple IPad for the average consumer and for education, even if it isn’t the most powerful one available. It’s still great value. That said, the newer IPad 10.2 has it beat for most users, and has the advantage of still being sold direct from Apple, which this model isn’t. The IPad (2018) replaces the very similar 2017 model, slotting in below the Pro and Air ranges with a dependable tablet that hasn’t changed much in years – but Apple clearly feels it doesn’t need to mess with success.

IPad Pro 12.9 (2017)

It’s one of the best productivity and entertainment tablets around thanks to its 12.9-inch screen, four speakers and the dock and multitasking interface. Apple has redesigned its Control Center interface to make app switching even easier, and this tablet is compatible with the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. It’s biggest weakness? The IPad Pro 12.9-inch price, and the size isn’t a good fit for everyone. But If you can afford it and want the largest-sized IPad available, you’re going to love this – it’s a laptop-replacement for a lot of people out there.

IPad 10.2

The IPad 10.2 brings Apple’s basic tablet range a step closer to the IPad Pro line – or at least the latest IPad Air – with the addition of Smart Keyboard support and a slightly larger screen, growing from 9.7 inches to 10.2 inches. The IPad 10.2 also got a power boost, with an extra gigabyte of RAM compared to the IPad 9.7 (2018), though it’s stuck with the same A10 chipset.

It also has broadly the same design, meaning big bezels and a home button. So if you want one of Apple’s sleekest slates, this isn’t it. But with strong battery life, decent performance, and a fairly low price – at least by Apple standards – there’s a lot to like here, especially if you want some of Apple’s best IPad features on a more limited budget.


When it comes down to it, your preferences are the deciding factors. The IPads in this article vary in a number of ways. From their hardware to the software, the Different Pads will satisfy the needs of different people. Look through each of the IPads on this list and choose the one that suits you best.

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