iPad has a strong hold on its users and with latest rumour that iPad Pro 2 is all set to be conceived by Apple hoping to bring out a 12.9 inch tablet it is just awesome. Still time to deliver in 2017 let us look at the six iPad tablets which leave upon you to think which is the best for you. Wait…if not knowing then there are parameters to judge the best so you can look for the screen dimensions like 7.9 inch or 9.7 inch or a big 12.9 inch, also the specifications of these and obviously the budget. So here are the six wonderful tablets to review
1. iPad Pro 9.7
The iPad Pro 9.7 is priced at AU$899 and if you want more than 32GB of storage or cellular connectivity the price rises steeply. It comes with 9.7-inch screen and strikes a great balance between being big enough to get far more out of than a phone screen and small enough to still be fairly portable as thin and light as the iPad Air 2
Comes with A9X processor and 2GB of RAM, four speakers for serious media potential, a beautiful True Tone screen, which adapts the color and intensity to your environment, and of course the ability to use the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil with it, if you want to use the slate to actually get things done.
The iPad Pro 9.7 also has up to 256GB of storage and it’s likely to remain a powerful and versatile tablet for years to come, so while it’s expensive you might not feel the need to upgrade for a long time.
2. iPad Mini 4
iPad mini 4 comes with 7.9-inch screen size means it’s far more portable than Apple’s larger tablets, especially as it’s light at 299g. It’s also big enough to browse the net or watch videos on but it’s obviously not quite as strong an experience for most visual media as Apple’s larger 9.7 and 12.9-inch slates.
You will find that the storage is 2GB of RAM and with Apple A8 processor, while the screen is sharp, rich and easy to see even in bright sunlight. The iPad mini 4 is also a fraction of the price of Apple’s Pro range, starting as it does at AU$569.
3. iPad Air 2
The iPad Air 2 is the predecessor to the iPad Pro 9.7 and the difference in name gives a hint of what it’s lacking namely compatibility with the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, along with the four powerful speakers found on the Pro range.
It’s not as strong for productivity then, but in many other ways the iPad Air 2 can almost match up to the iPad Pro 9.7 and all for a much lower price. It has the same premium metal body, along with the same weight and dimensions, thin and light 6.1mm thick and 437g.
It also has the same size and resolution 9.7-inch 1536 x 2048 screen, though behind the scenes more vivid colors and the True Tone tech in the iPad Pro 9.7 make the display altogether more impressive.
The slate sports plenty of power too, matching the iPad Pro 9.7 for 2GB of RAM and finding a middle ground between that and the iPad mini 4 with its A8X processor. In short, if you don’t need the productivity potential of the iPad Pro and can live with slightly dated but still solid specs the iPad Air 2 is a strong choice, though these days it’s only available with up to 64GB of storage.
4. iPad Mini 3
The iPad mini 3 comes with Touch ID scanner and it’s basically exactly the same as the iPad mini 2. Priced at high rate this slim light weight and premium build has a decent screen and the same polished iOS experience you get on other Apple slates. But you can get essentially get the same tablet for less with the iPad mini 2 or a far better compact slate with the iPad mini 4.
5. iPad Air
The iPad Air still offers slick performance and a premium design. It might make it a little difficult to buy now though considering it’s not officially on sale through Apple in most countries.
The Apple A7 processor and 1GB of RAM keep iOS 9 running smoothly, with the 9.7-inch Retina display and not quite as slim at 7.5mm thick it still has premium quality and comes in at an almost as light 469g.
There’s no Touch ID here and most shops aren’t selling it with more than 32GB of storage any more, but if all you want from your slate is something to browse the web on, use apps and watch video, rather than store loads of content, play high-powered games and replace your laptop, the iPad Air is almost a match for the iPad Air 2 or even the iPad Pro 9.7 and of course it’s a lot cheaper.
6. iPad Mini 2
Apple is still selling the iPad mini 2, despite it dating back to 2013 and having been superseded by both the iPad mini 3, which Apple no longer sells, and the iPad mini 4. The iPad mini 2 is impressive. It is as powerful as the iPad Air and has a compact 7.9-inch display, with the same resolution as the iPad mini 4. The overall quality isn’t quite as high but it’s still a strong tablet screen.
At 7.5mm thick and 331g it’s not quite as slim and light as Apple’s latest mini, but it’s still compact enough to comfortably to handle and it sports a similarly premium design. Though it comes with an older processor and half as much RAM, you might feel the need to upgrade sooner rather than later if you do invest in the iPad mini 2.
It still offers a quality experience and is a great option if you want a highly portable and low cost tablet, without the convenience of Touch ID and with a maximum of 32GB of storage lately being sold by Apple with these specifications.