What’s the best iPad for you for Apple? iPad Mini versus iPad versus iPad Air versus iPad Pro

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techno.rentetan.com – There may be less choice than smartphones in terms of tablets, but a number of decisions still have to be taken. If you read this, you probably decided on Apple before, and you try to figure out which iPad of the size is right for you and how much you want to spend.

Apart from 7.9 inch displays to 12.9 inch in sizes, Apple offers a number of options for iPad. There are also some older models available elsewhere, usually at good prices, even if discontinued by Apple.

We compare all the five iPads that Apple offers here, but if you weigh the decision between new and old, you can go to our Apple hub to read our separate features more in greater depth.

Summary Quick
The iPad (8th generation) is very similar to its former design. It is much cheaper than the iPad Pro models and is much cheaper to support Apple’s Pencil, AppLe’s smart Keyboard.

iPad Air (2020) chooses Touch ID over Face ID, like iPad 8th generation, but it moves the fingerprint sensor upwards, reduced bezels and offers a more expensive Pro-models-oriented design. It’s like the iPad Pro models also compatible with the Apple Pencil second generation.

iPad mini 5 is the same as the iPad mini 4, but offers a range of hardware upgrades such as processor and front camera. It is also compatible with the first Apple Pencil generation, such as the iPad (8th gen).

iPad Pro 11 (2021) is one of the strongest iPads. It features super slim bezels, Face ID and superb specs including the Apple M1 and 5G processors. It supports the second-genre Apple Pencil and provides the most advanced features in a compact format compared to the 12.9 model.

The iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) is the most expensive and the most powerful iPad available in addition to the 11-inch model. Launched in April 2021, these are more like a computer for people who want to treat their tablet. It offers the same hardware as the 11-inch model, but is bigger and more affordable.

Apple iPad mini 5

  • Dimensions: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1mm, 300g
  • Display: 7.9-inches, 2048 x 1536 (326ppi), True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Cellular)
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey, Gold

The Apple iPad mini 5 is similar to the old iPad mini 4 that uses Touch IDs such as iPad air, instead of Face IDs such as iPad pro models.

There are many hardware upgrades to your iPad’s mini 4 though, thanks to the A12 Bionic chip, iPad’s mini 5 is said to be 3 times faster. This is the same device as the bigger iPad (8th gene), but one step down the iPad Air.

As with the iPad Air, the iPad mini 5 offers a wide range of screen upgrades, including adding True Tone technology, as well as adding compatibility with Apple Pencil – although first and second gene are Air compared. It features the sharpest display of all 326ppi pixel density iPads available.

The iPad Mini 5 has an upgraded front photo compared to the older iPad Mini 4 and offers up to 1080p compared mite pixels from 1,2 megapixels to 7 megapixels. It has a storage capacity of up to 256GB and is charged by Lightning, like the 8th iPad.

Apple iPad (8th generation)

  • Dimensions: 250.6 x 174.1 x 7.5mm, 490g
  • Display: 10.2 inches, 2160 x 1620 (264ppi)
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Cellular)
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey, Gold

With a 10.2 inch bigger display than the 9.7 iPad, the 2020 standard iPad is much in the same design as the iPad before it. As on the 2019 model, a touch-screen is on board and there are no fully laminated or anti-reflective coatings available, as on the iPad Air – go on to this list further down.

The A12 Bionic Chip is bumped against the A10 in the model for 2019 and the Apple Smart Keyboard, like the IPad Air, is supported. This is like the iPad mini 5 also compatible with the first Apple Pencil generation.

The rear camera is 8-megapixel and the front snapper is 1.2-megapixel on this iPad, with the options silver, gold, and gray space. There are few features lacking on iPad Pro, such as the ProMotion and True Tone display technologies, and you will be able to achieve a speed increase on the Pro and iPad Air models, but iPad 2020 is much cheaper than Pro and Air models.

Apple iPad Air

  • Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1mm, 458g
  • Display: 10.9-inches, 2360 x 1640 (264ppi), True Tone
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Cellular)
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey, Rose Gold, Green, Sky Blue

Between iPad Pro 11 and the cheaper iPad, the Apple iPad Air (8th generation). However, the design is more in line with the iPad Pro range than its predecessor, since the touch-identifier moves upwards, allowing the display to be thinner.

There’s a Bionic A14 chip under the cap that boosts energy over the iPad (8th generation) and Apple Smart Keyboard supports the iPad Air with both the Apple Pencil (second generation). In addition, the display on the iPad (8th generation) offers enhancements with antireflective cover, True Tone technology and a wider range of colours, and a wider display with a slimmer and lighter construction, although ProMotive technology features in the Pro models and other features such as 5G connectivity are missing.

There is a 12 megapixel back camera such as the Pro iPad, which is an iPad bump (8th gen). However, it does not have the ultra-wide secondary lens that is available on the Pro. There’s a 7-megapixel front pixel camera, but some of the newer features of the Pro models like Center Stage are not supported.

The iPad (8th gene) rather than four speakers like the iPad Pro models are two, and the IPad Air (2020) does not have Thunderbolt/USB 4 such that the iPad Pro 11 is USB Type C for charges.

Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021)

  • Dimensions: 247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9mm, 466g
  • Display: 11-inches, 2388 x 1668 (264ppi), True Tone, ProMotion
  • Storage: 64GB (2018), 128GB (2020), 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Cellular)
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey

In 2018, the iPad Pro 11 succeeded the iPad Pro 10.5 and was refreshed in 2020 and recently in 2021. It squares the aluminum corner for a more refined layout, such as iPad Air. Touch ID for Face ID is used.

The M1 processor has been included in Apple’s IPad Pro 11 which is the same as in the new Macs. It is also available in 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 2TB storage options, while 5G connectivity is available for Wi-Fi and cellular models. In comparison with its predecessor and the other iPads there is also a beefed front camera, with a function called Centre Stage, that can see and follow you around the room.

This tablet is also compatible with the Apple Pencil second generation, which fastens and loads magnetically. Thunderbolt/USB 4 for the new iPad Pro has replaced the USB-C connector to provide faster data transfer.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021)

  • Dimensions: 280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4mm, 682g
  • Display: 12.9-inches, 2732 x 2048 (264ppi), True Tone
  • Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB (Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi & Cellular)
  • Battery: Up to 10 hours
  • Colours: Silver, Space Grey

The iPad Pro 12.9 provided a complete overhaul of design in 2018 with slimmer bezels, no Home Touch ID and flatter borders. The 12.9 model, although it featured the same size display, was reduced by 12.9 compared to the older 12.9 model while the 2021 continues to offer this design, although it adds an XDR display.

The latest model offers an upgraded front camera with a number of extra features, like the 11″ model and the latest Macs. Up to 2 TB of storage, 8GB and 16GB of RAM are also available, Thunderbolt/USB 4 can be recharged in and out, and 5G is available on WiFi and mobile phone models. The rear camera remains identical to the 2020 model and Face ID is also on board.

The iPad Pro 12.9 is compatible with the Apple Pencil, which magnetically attaches to the iPad Pro 12.9 and wirelessly charges when connected to the iPad. It’s still sold separately, like the Magic Keyboard and this makes it a very expensive one.