Infographic helps you decide which Apple iPad model you should buy

Infographic helps you decide which Apple iPad model you should buy
Believe it or not, Apple has produced 56 different iPads. These 56 different slates are covered by 16 price points: $249, $299, $349, $379, $399, $429, $449, $479, $499, $529, $579, $599, $629, $699, $729 and $829. There are five different models, four different amounts of native memory, three colors and two different screen sizes.

The new models just introduced by Apple last week include the Apple iPad Air 2 and the Apple iPad mini 3. The former includes a design that makes the slate the thinnest tablet in the world, powered by the new Apple A8X processor. RAM is doubled to 2GB and Touch ID is now on board. The iPad Air 2 features a 9.7-inch screen that employs an anti-reflection coating. The rear camera has been upgraded and a new gold color option has been added.

When it comes time for you to buy a new iPad, which one do you choose? Forbes has created an infographic that helps you decide which tablet to buy. The first thing you need to decide is whether you want an iPad with the 9.7-inch full-size screen, or a mini with a 7.9-inch glass. Once you reach that decision, all you need to do is follow the infographic, which we've divided up into easy to read segments in the slideshow below.

source: Forbes

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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh
iPad mini 3
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6350 mAh



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd actually buy an iPad rather than an iPhone.

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Same here. I have an iPad Mini but I hate iPhones :)

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Yes. iPads have a lot of apps optimized for the aspect ratio, screen resolution and size. If only they had split-screen multitasking...

4. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

They will never have it any time soon. As real file manager, OTG function, great AMOLED display, Wacom pen, SD support, and many more

5. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

just buy a samsung tablet if you need all that

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Same. Much better value...


Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

There's really discrepancy with the amount of RAM stated on this article and on the specs from PA. 2 GB of RAM from this article and 1 GB from specs. What is really the amount of RAM? You're making confusion. Please correct whatever needs to be corrected. Thanks.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

iPad Mini 2 definitely seems like the best deal...

9. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Tab S with android L or nexus 9 any day for me. iPad is good but can't function or multitask like my tab S , not to talk of the gorgeous super AMOLED screen.

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