Buying an iPad should be simple.You just get whatever’s new, right? If only.Apple sells four main iPad models, each with its own strengths.In addition, a growing number of older iPads are floating around the eBays of the world.
Since all of these devices look pretty much the same, it’s important to know what you’re buying and what you should pay for it.This guide covers the best iPads available right now, what’s coming up, the important differences between models, and the old models that exist (including the ones you shouldn’t buy at any price).
Be sure to check out all our buying guides , including the Best iPad Accessories , Best iPhones , Best iPhone 14 Cases and Accessories , Best Tablets , and Best MacBooks .
Updated October 2022: We’ve added details about the new iPad and iPad Pro models.
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[Julian Chokkattu] is the reviews editor at WIRED, covering personal technology and reviewing consumer products.Previously he was the mobile and wearables editor at Digital Trends, steering coverage and reviews of smartphones and smartwatches, and an intern at TechCrunch.He graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in English…
[Brenda Stolyar] writes about consumer technology for WIRED.She specializes in mobile devices, laptops, and desktop PCs.
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