Buying an iPad should be simple. You’re just buying the new one, right? If only. Apple sells four main iPad models, each with its own strengths. In addition, an increasing number of older iPads are floating around on eBays around the world. Since all of these devices look pretty much the same, it is important to know what you are buying and what you are going to pay for it. This guide covers the best iPads available right now, the important differences between models and all the old models available (including the ones you should not buy at any price).
Be sure to check out all of our buying guides, including the best iPad accessories, the best iPhones, the best iPhone 12 cases and accessories, the best tablets, and the best MacBooks.
Updated September 2021: We have added our thoughts on the 2021 iPad and iPad Mini 6.
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