Apple’s newest iPad is a slight update to the older iPad Air 2 with a cheaper body finish and an affordable price.
When the new iPad was released, Apple discontinued its older generation iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 leaving only four models in the iPad lineup.
But which iPad is right for you?
The good news is, If you have an iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, or the iPad Mini 4 you don’t really need to upgrade.
The reason is that the new iPad just replaces them iPad air 2 and the other 3 iPads are still in the lineup.
But if you have an older iPad which one should you decide to purchase?
It depends on whats the most important thing for you.
On a Budget??
The iPad Mini 2, a popular low-end iPad for families and kids, has disappeared. In its place at the budget $269 price point is… nothing. The iPad Mini 4 remains — it’s more expensive but has more storage (128GB).
The most affordable Apple tablet is now the new 9.7-inch iPad. It’s basically the innards of the now-discontinued iPad Air 2 in the body of original iPad Air. It’s just a few grams heavier and a bit thicker than the Air 2 (it won’t fit with older Air 2 accessories), with a high-res Retina screen that lacks the anti-reflective coating found on that earlier model. But it does have a nice speed bump in the form of an A9 processor: In our At $329, £339 or AU$469 for the 32GB model, the new iPad is simply a great deal for the average user who doesn’t need the step-up features of the iPad Pro, which costs nearly twice as much. If you use your iPad as a camera or plan on downloading a huge number of videos, apps or music, step up to the 128GB model, which is $429, £429 or AU$599.
My favorite Apple product of last year, and is a fantastic tablet. It’s fast, it supports the pressure-sensitive Pencil, and works with an array of good keyboard cases. Its display, with its impressive color gamut, anti-glare and TrueTone ambient-adjusting color temperature, is flat-out amazing. But, the Pro is now a full year old, and there’s no hint of when Apple will update it again.
Here’s a comparison chart for the current flagship iPads