Which is the best iPad? iPad buying guide, spring/summer 2016


Wondering which of Apple’s iPad tablets to buy? In this video Macworld explains the strengths and weakness of each model – iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, 9.7-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro – and helps you find the right iPad for your needs.

Read more in our iPad buying guide article:

Plus individual reviews:

iPad mini 2: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/ipad-mini-2-review-3472430/

iPad mini 4: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/ipad-mini-4-review-2016-3626551/

iPad Air 2: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/apple-ipad-air-2-review-updated-3544035/

iPad Pro 9.7in: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/ipad-pro-9-7-inch-review-3637908/

iPad Pro 12.9in: http://www.macworld.co.uk/review/ipad/ipad-pro-12-9-review-3580947/



21 replies
  1. kmsharley75
    kmsharley75 says:

    Great video,this helped me choose the iPad pro 9.7 as a personal tablet. Long time Android user here who was completely oblivious to the various iPad models. Android phones for this guy,but Apple tablets for the foreseeable future!

  2. AG 2
    AG 2 says:

    1 year for the Ipad Air 2???? Really? I've spoken to people with Ipad Air 1's and they said it lasted a good 2 or 3 years before slowing down even a little bit

  3. 1010AD
    1010AD says:

    Really clear and helpful video so thank you for this. Can I ask a question I've looked at the prices over in the UK and see the mini 4 is priced with or without Wi-Fi so does this mean without Wi-Fi you need a wire to contact to the Internet or you can't browse the Internet

  4. Tim R
    Tim R says:

    You forgot to mention that the Pro 12.9 supports rapid charge with the Lightening to USB C cord and the power adapter from the new MacBook

  5. FAME ©
    FAME © says:

    Really, A7 to A8 processor only gives 10-15% improvement. Over emphasising on the generational difference. The only worthy performance gain from Mini 2 to 4 is the GPU at about 40% otherwise Mini 2 remains the best option and best value overall. If you can stretch go for the Pro, the Air 2 is great but 9.7 Pro is a solid investment.


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