Compare iPad models
Compare iPad features and specs to find the right one for you. No matter if you’re using it for gaming, browsing, WFH, or remote learning. Here are a few key things to keep in mind while choosing a new tablet:
Size: Touchscreens bring images to life and make it easier to work, read, and play games. Most tablets are between 7"-10", with a few even going up to 18”, so the size you’ll need will mostly depend on what you plan to use it for.
Processor: Just like a computer, your device’s processor powers everything it does. How fast you can launch videos, stream music, load web pages, and open apps depends on how many “cores” are in your processor. Simply put: the more cores you have, the smoother things will go.
Memory: How many apps, music, photos, and eBooks you want stored on your tablet will give you an idea of how much memory you’ll need. And if you want more speed, you’ll want RAM (Random Access Memory) too. The RAM starts programs quicker and keeps them running faster.
Battery: Reading, working, and playing games takes a toll on your battery. If you’re worried about your tablet running out of juice in the middle of something important, look for one with a long battery life (at least 9 hours) or plan ahead with some accessories to keep you charged on-the-go.
Wireless Technology: Do you mostly use your tablet on the go? If so, consider getting a tablet that can connect to cellular networks (4G, 5G). Don’t forget to upgrade to an unlimited data plan for 5G access and add a line for your new tablet. Wi-Fi connectivity is standard on tablets.
Accessories: Don’t forget iPad accessories like Magic Keyboard, Apple Pencil (2nd gen), or AirPods Pro. AT&T has a great selection of tablet cases, wired or wireless chargers too.
- The displays have rounded corners. When measured diagonally as a rectangle, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch screen is 12.9 inches, the iPad Pro 11-inch screen is 11 inches, and the iPad Air (4th generation) screen is 10.86 inches. Actual viewable area is less.
- Data plan required. 5G Gigabit-class LTE and Wi-Fi calling are available in select markets and through select carriers. Speeds are based on theoretical throughput and vary based on site conditions and carrier. For details on 5G and LTE support, contact your carrier and see apple.com/ipad/cellular.
- Available space is less and varies due to many factors. A standard configuration uses approximately 10GB to 13GB of space (including iPadOS and preinstalled apps) depending on the model and settings. Preinstalled apps use about 4GB, and you can delete these apps and restore them. Storage capacity subject to change based on software version and may vary by device.
- Size and weight vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
- Battery life varies by use and configurations. See apple.com/batteries for more information.
- Cellular data plan is sold separately. The model yo purchase is configured to work with a particular cellular network. Check with your carrier for compatibility and cellular data plan availability.
- Not all carriers support Apple SIM and eSIM. See your carrier for more details. Not available in China mainland. The eSim technology works with the iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation or later), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation or later), iPad (7th and 8th generation), and iPad Mini (5th generation). Apple SIM works with iPad Pro 9.7-inch, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad (5th and 6th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad mini 4.