Buy an iPad should be simple. You just bought what’s new, haven’t you? If only. Apple sells four main iPad models, each with their own strengths. In addition, an increasing number of older iPads are floating around the world’s eBays. Since all of these devices look pretty identical, it’s important to know what you’re buying and what you have to pay for it. This guide covers the best iPads available today, the important differences between each model, and all of the older models out there (including the ones you shouldn’t buy at any price).
Update June 2021: We added the iPad Pro 2021 and noted the generation of each iPad.
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